College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Paying it Forward

Seven years after graduating from the University of Arizona, Kristina Boynova has established the Natalia and Nadezhda Gaganova Award, an annual financial award given to a communication major who has demonstrated perseverance in their academic journey. This award is designated for international students – with a priority to students from Russia – mirroring Boynova’s own story. 

It's Not Just a Game: Advancing the Philosophy of Sport

Peg Brand Weiser is a laureate professor and research professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, teaching a course on “Philosophy of Sport,” among others. Weiser and her husband, Ed – a retired physician who teaches medical ethics in the philosophy department – decided to fund the Peg Brand Weiser Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Philosophy of Sport to help advance the field and the career of a new Ph.D.

Amplifying the Broadcast

To provide upcoming journalists with the tools they need to train, Adelaida and Barry Severson donated funds to create the Severson Family Broadcasting/Podcasting Studio and Lab at the University of Arizona. The space will include state-of-the-art technology, green screens, in-room acoustics, and sound and light proofing on the third floor of the Marshall Building on campus. 

A 40-Year Library Career: Looking Back, Giving Forward

As the Library and Information Science Program celebrates its 50th anniversary, Nan Schubel, an alumna from its first graduating class, makes an estate gift to the Library and Information Science Program and creates the endowed Nan Kling Schubel Scholarship in Library Science.

New Scholarship for Students Learning Greek Language, Civilization, Culture

The James P. Sfarnas Hellenic Studies Scholarship supports students studying Greek language, civilization, and culture in the School of Anthropology in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences or in the Department of Religious Studies and Classics in the College of Humanities.

Couple's Planned Gift Benefits Creative Writing, Engineering

Amanda Kaufmann and her husband, Matthew Kaufmann, increased their estate gift to the university, planning a sizable legacy to both the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English and the College of Engineering. Amanda talks about using life transitions to align with her true self.