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International Project on Religion, Secularism and Politics Launching at the UA

UANews | October 21, 2013
UA researchers are involved in a three-year collaborative effort that will bring together scholars from around the world in a joint study of how political life is changing globally in response to the forces of religion and secularism. The Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging project is led by Leerom Medovoi, head of the UA Department of English

How We Recover When Trust is Broken

UANews | September 25, 2013
How people repair relationships after a breach of trust depends on whether the relationship is new or firmly established, new research suggests. In a paper analyzing particular brain responses in regards to breaches of trust, a UA assistant professor and other researchers found that people recover better in established relationships and are more likely to forgive and move on.

UA Professor Delves into Arizona Irishwoman's Diaries

UANews | September 23, 2013
The UA's Judy Nolte Temple has spent years investigating the life of the late Arizona Irishwoman Mary Eileen Murphy Walsh, or "Mim." Temple, who plans to write a book about Walsh, said her story provides important insight into the reluctant immigrant’s perspective on American life.

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.