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Cooper Center featured on AZPM’s Arizona Spotlight

Jan. 20, 2021

Colin Waite, director of the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, was featured on Arizona Public Media's Arizona Spotlight.

He spoke about the Cooper Center's historical impact on Southern Arizona, how they've adapted to the challenges of the pandemic, and renovation plans for their facilities....

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How the pandemic could mark a “turning point” for Chinese science

Jan. 20, 2021

EPSP Professor Jenny Lee and Higher Education doctoral candidate John Haupt recently spoke with Science Magazine about how collaboration between scientists in China and the United States increased for COVID-19–related research despite previous years of political...

College of Education grad makes history

Jan. 11, 2021

November was Native American Heritage Month, so it was especially appropriate that Gabriella Cázares-Kelly (Tohono O'odham), a 2005 College of Education alumna, won the November election for Pima County Recorder. She is the first Indigenous person to...

Thank a Teacher

Jan. 11, 2021

Expressing gratitude carries benefits for both the giver and the receiver. Showing appreciation not only strengthens relationships, but it can help both parties to savor the positive and be reminded of community impact.

This is just one of the reasons the college's Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative and ...

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Jill Koyama receives Lydia Kennedy UAHS LGBTQ+ Distinguished Leadership Award

Dec. 14, 2020

Congratulations to Institute for LGBT Studies Director Jill Koyama on receiving the Lydia Kennedy UAHS LGBTQ+ Distinguished Leadership Award!

This award is given to a leader who has demonstrated a strong commitment to building a safe, inclusive, and equitable campus for LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, residents, fellows, students and patients. As a result of her efforts, Koyama cultivates high-quality, inclusive health...

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Minke whale skeleton comes to Bisbee Science Lab

Dec. 4, 2020

Arizona Public Media spoke with TLS Professor Etta Kralovec about the recent Bisbee Science Lab acquisition of the bones of a Minke whale - a gift from the College of the Atlantic in Maine.

"Kralovec said high school students and...

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Alumna Juliana Urtebey named Nevada’s 2021 Teacher of the Year

Dec. 4, 2020

Congratulations to College of Education alumna Juliana Urtebey, Nevada's 2021 Teacher of the Year!

Urtubey graduated from the college in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and in 2011 with a master’s degree in special education. The Booker Elementary School learning strategist will be the spokesperson for Nevada’s roughly 27,000...

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Assistant Professor Karina Salazar joined us in fall 2019

Dec. 3, 2020

Assistant Professor Salazar is a local Tucsonan and proud graduate of Sunnyside High School! Her dissertation, entitled “The wealth and color of off-campus recruiting by public research universities,” uses sophisticated data science techniques to examine how university recruiting efforts spatially discriminate against high schools and communities with predominantly low-income students...

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Assistant Professor Jameson Lopez joined us in fall 2018

Dec. 3, 2020

Lopez graduated with a bachelors in elementary education from American Indian College, a masters in curriculum and instruction from Arizona State University. His doctorate is in Educational Policy and Evaluation at Arizona State University. He focuses on Native American education using quantitative methods with the hope that his experience and research incorporating Indigenous knowledge and western scientific methods will continue to support...