University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Retailing & Consumer Sciences

Retailing and Consumer Sciences (RCSC) is an Academic Program of the John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Our mission is to provide world-class education on the business of retailing by integrating excellent instruction with cutting-edge research on consumer behavior and retail management. We aspire to be the program of choice globally among the few institutions that offer a degree focused exclusively on the study of consumers and the business of retailing.

Family Studies & Human Development

The mission of the Academic Program of Family Studies and Human Development is to provide excellence in research, teaching, and outreach that strengthens families and human development across the lifespan. Our vision is to become the premier program in Family Studies and Human Development through timely and diverse scholarship.

Strengthening families, communitites, and the marketplace...

Where did the story of Santa's reindeer-drawn sleigh begin?

Rudolph and Those Reindeer Games - Norton School faculty members Dieter and Netzin Steklis talk about reindeer noses, antlers and flight distance.

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Sustainably Made and Consumed Clothing

 “It’s a difficult process,” says sustainable textiles expert Dr. Jana Hawley, Norton School Director. It’s also a slow process. Machines do some of the work, but the recycled textile industry is still largely human-powered.

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Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy Names Dr. Mike Staten Chairman

The board of directors of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® announced that it has elected Michael E. Staten, the Bart Cardon Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as chairman of the Jump$tart board.

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How Children Inherit Discrimination's Effects

When a child's family members experience stress related to ethnic discrimination and the process of adapting to a new culture, the child's behavior and academics may suffer as a result, according to a UA-led study by Dr. Katie Zeiders, Family Studies and Human Development Assistant Professor.

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