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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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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 »

How Parents, Romantic Partners Influence Student Spending

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A study co-authored by researchers at the University of Arizona, University of Minnesota, University of Alabama and University of Wisconsin, Madison, suggests that romantic partners have a significant influence on the financial behavior of college students, even beyond that of students' parents.

 

Researchers looked at college students in committed relationships and found that the students' financial behaviors were positively and directly influenced by the responsible financial behaviors Read more »

Global in the News

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The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona has announced the 2016 presenters at its 20th annual Global Retailing Conference, which will be held April 14 and 15 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.

Given the rapid evolution in retailing, this year's conference will focus on what's "in" — trends that are reshaping an industry that is increasingly challenged to be intimate, innovational and instant.

The Terry J. Read more »

This Year's Grammy Awards Have a Norton School Connection

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Gina McCann of the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences sings in a classical music group, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, which received two nominations.

Like many little girls, Gina McCann dreamed when she was young of becoming a famous pop singer. Her goal, which may have seemed far-fetched at the time, was to one day win a Grammy. Read more »

Into the Minds of Millennials

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In a presentation to members of the UA's University Relations team, Anita Bhappu, Norton School Associate Professor discusses how to best engage millennials, based on the generation's consumer behaviors and attitudes.

A panel of 19 freshmen honors students participated in a Q&A session on how they think as part of the millennial generation. Read more »

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