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UA's Native Nations Institute Launches New Online Course Series

UANews | September 9, 2013
The UA's Native Nations Institute has made publicly available a series of individual, self-paced courses designed to educate members of tribal nations and others about native nation building. The series covers specific topics like economic development, constitutional reform, justice systems, intergovernmental relations and leadership.

Study: Divorce Elevates Risk for Depression, But Only for Some People

UANews | August 27, 2013
Divorce is associated with an increased risk of future depressive episodes but only for those who already have a history of depression, according to a new UA-led study published in Clinical Psychological Science. The findings suggest that separation and divorce may exacerbate underlying risk but don't, in and of themselves, increase rates of depression.

You Are What You Tweet: Using Twitter to Track Dietary Habits

UANews | August 22, 2013
A UA-led study suggests the popular social networking site Twitter can be used to track what people eat and why. This could help individuals better understand what motivates their eating behavior and help health professionals develop tailored health and weight-loss interventions for individuals.

UA Faculty Member's Film Earns National Attention

UANews | August 15, 2013
UA film faculty member Lisanne Skyler directed a documentary in the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots that gained national attention. This week, “No Loans Today,” will be accessible around the globe for the first time. It is one of 15 films chosen by the Sundance Institute for digital commercial release.

UA Wins Grant to Nurture Digital Activism in Youth

UANews | August 13, 2013
The UA has been awarded a “Project:Connect” grant for the project “LoveMaps for Middle School: Nurturing Digital Activism for Social Justice.” The UA project, in partnership with The Feminist Wire, trains youth how to connect digital technology with social justice practices. It is one of just 16 projects funded out of 266 applicants.

UA Faculty Member Elected to National Council on Rehabilitation Education Board

UANews | August 7, 2013
The UA's Aisha Shamburger Rousseau has been elected to represent the western region on the national board of directors of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education. Rousseau, an assistant professor in the department of disability and psychoeducational studies, will travel to India in the fall to work with people with disabilities and women living with HIV and AIDS.