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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...

Norton's Dr. Melissa Barnett honored with Shirley O’Brien Diversity Award

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Melissa Barnett, the recipient of the Shirley O’Brien Diversity Award from CALS!

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Retailers to Explore Serving the Customer “Everywhere at Once” at TJL Center Conference

The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona today announced the 2015 presenters at its 19th Annual Global Retailing Conference, April 23-24 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson.

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Professor Emily A. Butler's study recently highlighted on Good Morning America!

Congratulations to Emily Butler, an associate professor of family studies and human development, who is leading a study that looks at how certain relationship dynamics in romantic couples might lead to unhealthy habits and ultimately unwanted weight gain.

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Norton's Dr. Michael Staten contributes to recent panel, "Plummeting Oil Prices: Good News or Bad?"

Historical perspective, consumer impact and even predictions (prices won't stay low) are covered by a panel of three experts at the Eller College of Management.

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