The University of Arizona

Humans Have Love-Hate Relationship With the Environment

UANews | June 25, 2012
James Watson, a UA anthropologist, researches how long-term environmental trends encourage stable adaptations within local environments. He studies the southern Arizona and northern Mexico regions to better understand how humans and the environment in the Sonoran Desert interacted in the past.

UA Honored for Restoring Campus-Area Historic Home

UANews | June 18, 2012
The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office praised the UA for saving a 106-year-old house that once was home to scientists and students. The structure now houses offices in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

National Institute for Civil Discourse Announces Carolyn Lukensmeyer as its First Executive Director

UANews | June 14, 2012
Lukensmeyer previously served as founder and president of AmericaSpeaks, a nonprofit organization that promotes nonpartisan initiatives to engage citizens and leaders.

Evolution of Religious Patriarchy as a Mate-Guarding Strategy?

UANews | June 12, 2012
One of the largest and longest studies in a traditional African society sheds light on religious and marital practices. Researchers found that indigenous religion allows males to see a lower probability of their spouses having children fathered by other men. 

The Self-Published Book: A Major Force in the Publishing World

UANews | June 7, 2012
A UA-led research team has investigated the emergent nature of non-traditional book publishing, or self-publishing. The team found that the world of publishing is so in flux that it is more difficult than ever for readers to find books they love.

William L. Rathje: 1945-2012

UANews | June 5, 2012
William L. Rathje's three decades worth of landmark studies punctured many earlier assumptions of what happens when people throw things away. He died at his home in Tucson on May 24.