The University of Arizona

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.

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.