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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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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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Norton School Built Mobile App Makes Used-Car Buying a Game

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"It's so relevant for young people, and they really enjoy playing it," said, Robert Lanza, principal information technology support analyst in the Norton School. "Outside of buying a house, a car is the major thing you're going to be putting a lot of money into."

Alexis Blue, University Relations - Communications, June 8, 2016


The educational Car Smart app targets 16- to 21-year-olds who are in the market for a used car. Read more »

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Dr. Mike Staten
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How to stop 13 million tons of clothing from getting trashed every year

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“Consumers think, if it has a stain on it, I’ll just throw it in the trash. The truth is that stained shirt is going to be shredded up and made into non-apparel products,” says Dr. Jana Hawley, Norton School Director.

Actress Emma Watson caught the internet’s attention last month when she showed up to the Met Gala wearing a dress made from recycled plastic bottles. Read more »

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Dr. Jana Hawley
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The next generation of millenials

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Terry J. Lundgren didn’t gloss over the reality facing most retailers, choosing to focus on innovation in his keynote address this morning at the Global Retailing Conference. “If you’re in the fashion/retail business, more than likely it’s been a challenging period for us and for you and that’s OK."

Terry J. Read more »

Norton School Faculty Research featured in study of 2016's Best and Worst Cities for Single Moms

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Not long ago, the two-parent system standardized our family-centric society. Single moms and single parents in general were a bit of a social rarity, even frowned upon by mainstream groups.

Professor Melissa Barnett & Professor Melissa Curran's Res Read more »



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