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Key Undecided, Independent Voters Seek Different Tone for Campaign

UANews | September 14, 2012
A survey commissioned by the National Institute for Civil Discourse, headquartered at the UA, indicates that a majority of American voters have lost confidence in the ability of elected leaders to solve the problems facing our country. In fact, fewer than one in 10 American voters has “a great deal” of confidence in elected officials to solve the problems of our country – while twice as many say they have no confidence at all.

New Report Reveals Food, Water Disparities Along U.S.-Mexico Border

UANews | September 4, 2012
A report by the UA’s Southwest Center outlines the poverty, water scarcity, food insecurity and interdependence found along the U.S. and Mexico border. The report has been released in advance of the Border Food Summit to be held in Rio Rico, Ariz. from Sept. 16-18.

UA Journalism Grad is Paralympics Chief Storyteller

UANews | August 28, 2012
Jamie Blanchard, a graduate of the UA School of Journalism, is the communications manager for the Paralympics in London, which starts Aug. 29. She'll be telling the participants' stories of athleticism, inspiration and courage throughout the Games, which run through Sept. 9.

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.