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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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Norton School Director Has Passion for Sustainable Fashion

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"What I would say to consumers is to figure out how much you spend a year on clothing and instead of buying 150 pieces for that money, invest the same amount in a few good pieces that last over time," says Norton School Director Dr. Jana Hawley.

February is a big month for fashion, with Fashion Week runway shows taking place in New York, Paris, London and, beginning this week, Milan. Read more »

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Dear Valentine: Your Guide to Healthy Sacrifice

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A series of studies conducted by Norton School Associate Professor Dr. Melissa Curran focuses on the nature of sacrifice in couples' relationships, offering practical ways to approach sacrificing for each other.

Sacrifice is a recurring theme of history's most enduring love stories. Read more »

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The research behind therapy dogs is limited but real

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The idea that dogs may have a psychological benefit is not new. “There’s been thinking about this since the seventies," said Netzin Steklis, Norton School Lecturer. "It has been observed that, somehow, they make a difference.” 

There are many documented benefits of therapy dogs. Their presence has been shown to lower heart rate, increase the production of oxytocin and reduce stress. Read more »

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Can Learning How to Coupon Save Me Money?

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 “Today, shoppers — particularly millennials — are much less willing to put in the kind of work that traditional coupon-clipping entails,” said Anita Bhappu, Norton School Associate Professor of Retailing and Consumer Sciences.

Paper coupons in circulars and newspapers can still be fruitful, but you need to go through the trouble of looking for them, cutting them up, and being that person in the Read more »

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Study Looks at LGBT Allies in College Sports

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Norton School Assistant Professor Russ Toomey has developed a scale to measure college athletes' engagement in LGBT ally behaviors. "It also will allow us to understand from more than just the LGBT players' perspective what's going on in the sports environment," said Toomey.

The sports world has not always been considered the most inviting place for those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. 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 »



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