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Iliana Reyes named new College of Education associate dean

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The college is excited to announce that Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Professor Iliana Reyes has been named the college's new associate dean! Professor Reyes has been with the college for 18 years, having started as an assistant professor in 2002. She was promoted to full professor last year.

Professor Reyes received her master’s and doctoral degrees in developmental psychology from UC Berkeley. Her...

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Scholarships available for Pima Community College STEM students

July 27, 2020

The Pima-UAZ STEM Bridge Program is providing scholarships to Pima Community College STEM students who are planning on transferring to The University of Arizona in fall 2021. Scholarships are up to $8,000 per semester at PCC for the final year before transferring and $10,000 per semester for up to three years at UArizona. Learn more .

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Atlas Obscura: Museums once coated Native cultural objects in toxic pesticides

July 16, 2020

Alyce Sadongei, project coordinator for the American Indian Language Development Institute, recently spoke with Atlas Obscura about how museums across the country and world have historically covered sacred cultural items in dangerous chemicals for the purpose of preservation.

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Professor Jenny Lee’s response to ICE’s new policy barring international students taking online courses

July 16, 2020

Professor Jenny Lee wrote a piece in Inside Higher Ed in response to the now rescinded Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE)'s policy that would have prohibited non-immigrant students from returning to or remaining in the U.S. this fall if the universities they attend are fully online.

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Jameson Lopez on the importance of Native voices in higher education

July 16, 2020

In a recent interview with the Lumina Foundation, Assistant Professor Jameson Lopez discussed the importance of Native American voices in policy dialogues about affordability and student borrowing.

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COVID-19 NSF Rapid Proposal Awarded

June 11, 2020

In response to COVID-19, Assistant Professor Monica Erbacher, Associate Professor of Practice Elizabeth Pope, and Assistant Vice Provost of HSI Initiatives Marla Franco were recently granted a National Science Foundation award to lead research that will benefit Hispanic Serving Institutions throughout the state of Arizona as campuses plan for re-entry.

The award is titled "RAPID: Student and Instructor Perceptions, Attitudes, and...

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Looking for ways to keep your children engaged throughout the summer?

May 26, 2020

To get some tips for surviving summer at home, This Is Tucson spoke with educational psychology doctoral student Rebecca Friesen, who also homeschools her three boys. "It can be very helpful to have a one-on-one with your child and ask 'What do you want to learn this summer? What skills do you want to gain?' And then start to develop a schedule from that."

This is Tucson also compiled a list of organizations...

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College of Education fellowship will support STEM education along the U.S.-Mexico border

May 4, 2020

Thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the college is launching the Noyce Border Fellowship Program for middle and high school teachers along the U.S.-Mexico border. The program will create field-trip sites in rural Southern Arizona to provide students with informal STEM-learning opportunities. Congratulations to Professor Etta Kralovec, the principal investigator for the grant....

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TREC to host Social Emotional Learning Summit as webinar series

May 4, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the college's Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative is redesigning the in-person Social Emotional Learning Summit (originally scheduled for June 6) into a FREE month-long webinar series convening each Tuesday in May, from 3 - 4:30pm.

The topics of the original summit are more important than ever as teachers adapt to the changing needs of teaching during a pandemic. The...

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The future of international higher education in a post-mobility world

May 4, 2020

According to Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Practice Jenny Lee and Vice Provost of Global Affairs Brent White, student mobility was an outdated approach to international education even before the current pandemic. In this University World News article , the University of Arizona faculty members outline how going forward, universities must ensure that internationalisation is no longer dominated by mobility, without which it...