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FSHD Doctoral Student receives Centennial Award

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Congratulations to Henry Gonzalez, who has been awarded the Centennial Award for Doctoral Students. This award is given annually by the University of Arizona Division of Student Affairs to two doctoral students.

Congratulations to Henry Gonzalez, who has been awarded the Centennial Award for Doctoral Students. Read more »

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

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

Donner, Dasher, Blitzen … they're the animal stars of the holidays, but what do we know about the antlered creatures beyond their seasonal mythology? Read more »

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Sustainably Made and Consumed Clothing

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 “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.

11.28.16. 11.28.16, Wired Read more »

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

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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.

The board of directors of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® announced that it has elected Michael E. Read more »

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How Children Inherit Discrimination's Effects

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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.

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, acc Read more »

Few Studies Look at Well-Being of LGB Youth of Color says Dr. Russ Toomey

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While research on lesbian, gay and bisexual youth has increased in recent years, these studies often fail to look at the experiences of young people of color, leading to wide gaps in understanding the experience of sexual minority youth who also are part of a racial or ethnic minority, says Dr. Russell Toomey.

Studies that do look at gay, lesbian and bisexual youth of color tend to focus on negative outcomes, a UA-led report finds.


By Alexis Blue, University Communications | Sept. Read more »

RCSC Faculty on Tucson Clothing Store Going National

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“I love the idea that they have a story behind their products. “What a wonderful thing to have if you buy something, to know the story,” says Retailing and Consumer Science Professor Charlette Padilla.

Tucson’s Fed by Threads wants to become the Target of organic clothing, its owners say, servicing a gro Read more »

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Is a 'Short-Sale' Mentality Hurting Couponing?

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Manufacturers having a "short-sale" mentality to drive product while consumers — loyal customers included — yearn for sizable savings could mean problems for the future of couponing, said Jennifer Andrews, who earned her doctorate from the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences in May.

La Monica Everett-Haynes, University Relations – Communications Sept.

RCSC seniors help impoverished high school students

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Retailing and Consumer Sciences Alumni Melissa Renteria shares her story of the project she initiated to help impoverished students.

Retailing and Consumer Sciences Alumni Melissa Renteria shares her story of the project she initiated to help impoverished students: Read more »

Patriotic Penny-Pinching

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Dr. Anita Bhappu, Norton School Honors Professor of Retailing & Consumer Sciences, and Co-Director of the Consumers, Environment & Sustainability Initiative, comments as part of WalletHub panel of experts on Fourth of July retailing.

What types of products are most likely to be discounted as Read more »

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