The University of Arizona

Searching for the Self: Morality Makes You Who You Are

UANews | April 4, 2014
The quest for what defines individual identity – the self – drives many human philosophical, scientific and religious inquiries. UA professor Shaun Nichols has co-authored a study that provides an answer: Personal moral traits are considered the most important self-defining characteristics, he finds.

4-H Programs Bring Enrichment and Learning to Thousands in Arizona

UANews | March 28, 2014
Each year, children across the state learn new skills through Arizona's 4-H, organized by the UA's Cooperative Extension. It's providing life-changing experiences and setting many on the path to successful careers.

UA Researcher Finds Negative Impact of MTV Show '16 and Pregnant'

UANews | March 25, 2014
The MTV reality show "16 and Pregnant" is intended to steer teens away from unplanned pregnancy. But UA researcher Jennifer Stevens Aubrey and her collaborators have found that teenagers who regularly watch the show are actually developing beliefs and attitudes about pregnancy that are in opposition to the show's goals.

Camp Cooper Celebrates 50 Years of Environmental Learning in Southern Arizona

UANews | March 24, 2014
Since 1964, Camp Cooper has taught more than 130,000 children about the wonders of the Sonoran Desert. The center is managed through a groundbreaking partnership between the UA College of Education and Tucson Unified School District.

New Study Explores Pension Reform in Higher Education

UANews | March 19, 2014
A new study, led by James Hyatt, the UA's interim senior vice president and chief financial officer, will address growing concerns about the long-term fiscal prospects of higher education retirement and benefit programs. The project will look at major changes recently made to retirement and post-retirement benefit programs at U.S. colleges and universities.

Debunking Hollywood Myths About Forensic Science

UANews | March 13, 2014
Think your crime-solving skills are sharp after binge-watching all those episodes of "CSI"? Think again, says forensic anthropologist Alexis Gray. Gray, who has done consulting for the Fox series "Bones," will give a talk on campus about how forensic science in real life differs from what we see on TV.