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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.

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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."

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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.

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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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Who Needs Holiday Nostalgia? You Do

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And what's more, savvy marketers know that you do, two Norton School professors say about the "most wonderful time of the year."

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According to Anita Bhappu, Associate Professor of Retail and Consumer Sciences, Retailers are competing for holiday workers

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Unemployment is at a seven-year low and the number of people working part-time shrank by 1 million since last September, according to the Labor Department. As the holidays approach, retailers hope people who need seasonal work are still out there.

 Anita Bhappu, associate professor of retail and consumer sciences at the University of Arizona, said that w Read more »

Sabrina Helm Helps Create 10 Tips for an Orange, Black and Green Halloween

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Sabrina Helm, associate professor of retailing and consumer sciences at the University of Arizona, and members of the community, courtesy of the UA Office of Sustainability, offer some suggestions for playing your own trick on the landfill and treating the planet to a more sustainable holiday.

Halloween spending will exceed $6.9 billion this year, with the average American reveler planning to spend $74 on decorations, treats, costumes and cards, according to the National Retail Federatio Read more »

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