The University of Arizona

Grant Supports State Museum Efforts to Return American Indian Items

UANews | August 22, 2012
Arizona State Museum has been awarded nearly $90,000 from the National Park Service to support the museum's efforts to return human remains and funerary objects to the American Indian tribes with whom they are culturally affiliated. With the help of the grant, the museum will focus on artifacts excavated from state trust lands, primarily in the Tucson Basin.

Learning About the Presidency in the 'Reel' World

UANews | August 13, 2012
A UA class on the pursuit of the presidency just got an infusion of movie fun. As part of the fall course, "Struggle for the Presidency," students will watch election-related movies at The Loft Cinema - and community members are invited to join for the screenings and discussion.

UA Sociologist Explores Business Closures During the Recession

UANews | August 10, 2012
UA sociology professor Joe Galaskiewicz is studying business and non-profit closures in the Phoenix metropolitan area to try to determine why some neighborhoods seem to have been hit harder by the recession than others. His research will consider a number of factors, including neighborhoods' cultural makeup and housing values, as well as the geographic distribution of businesses.

SIROW Leading Major National Evaluation of Juvenile Court Programs

UANews | August 8, 2012
The UA's Southwest Institute for Research on Women has received a $1.29 million grant to head up a multi-year evaluation of juvenile drug courts in the U.S. that have implemented an innovative program, Reclaiming Futures. The UA research is meant to inform future policy and practice around the support provided to teenagers receiving drug and alcohol treatment.

Small Grants Make a Big Impact

UANews | August 7, 2012
Spanning academic disciplines and geographies as diverse as Mexico, Chile, Columbia and Brazil, the UA looks to foster student and faculty exchanges and research collaborations through small grants issued to faculty members looking to enhance or jump start connections in Latin America.

Needed: A Global Bioinformatics System

UANews | August 6, 2012
P. Bryan Heidorn, the UA School of Information Resources and Library Science director, is working with a global team of researchers to devise a list of priorities that would help countries better organize and disseminate information about organic life and environmental changes. The 14-member team will release its suggestions to United Nations organizations in October.