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Advice for parents adjusting to a new normal

March 26, 2020

Arizona Public Media spoke with Associate Professor of School Psychology Michael Sulkowski about how parents can cope with a new normal of both working from home and trying to continue some measure of education for their children.

"His first suggestion: Pause and ask your kids what they’ve heard about coronavirus."

Read the article.

Funding received to prepare educational interpreters to serve deaf and hard-of-hearing students

Nov. 1, 2019

Associate Professor of Practice Cindy Volk recently received a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support and prepare educational interpreters for deaf and hard-of-hearing K-12 students. The project director for the grant, Volk says, "The money will be used to prepare educational interpreters for deaf and hard-of-hearing K-12 students.” Learn more about how this funding will support students in the undergraduate...

Stephanie MacFarland honored with breakthrough award

Nov. 1, 2019

Assistant Professor of Practice Stephanie MacFarland is the TASH 2019 Recipient of the June Downing Breakthroughs in Inclusive Education Award. TASH, an international leader in disability advocacy, fights for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs — those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect, and institutionalization.

Recognized internationally for her passion and action in...

Informing major steps against cyberbullying

July 10, 2019

Professor Sheri Bauman was quoted in July’s Time magazine article, Inside Instagram’s War on Bullying. An expert on bullying, Bauman calls Instagram a “one-stop shop for the bully” because everything they need is there: an audience, anonymity, an emphasis on appearances, and channels that range from public feeds to behind-the-back group chats. Instagram executives are introducing comment warning, using AI to detect even borderline comments,...

Dr. Kortencamp and POEM students on UA mall during solar system modeling

Sending a clear message that science is accessible for visually impaired students

June 20, 2019

Through a combination of project-based learning and strong mentoring, from both professionals and university students, Project POEM prepares visually impaired students for STEM fields, where they are sorely underrepresented.

Dr. Kortenkamp, astronomer, is pictured here leading an exercise that creates a solar system model. Each participant represents a planet and walks away from the stationary sun to demonstrate the order of the...

Gabriel Martinez, photo credit Mari Cleven

Creating Community in our Deaf Studies Major

April 19, 2019

Transfer student Gabriel Martinez found his second family at the UA as a deaf studies major. He plans to pursue a master's degree in higher education and eventually work in disability resources at a university. Read the full story by Alexis Blue, University Communications.

Desiree Vega in standing in front of Old Main

Enhancing the University’s Leadership Capacity

April 15, 2019

Assistant Professor Desiree Vega is selected as a 2019-20 HSI Fellow. The program serves as one of many strategies to strengthen the University of Arizona’s institutional capacity and exceeds the federal criteria required to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Lia Falco & Kevin Henry

Inspiring colleagues and students

March 20, 2019

Lia Falco, assistant professor of disability and psychoeducational studies and Kevin Henry, assistant professor of educational policy studies and practice were selected as the 2019 Erasmus Circle Fellows. Given for demonstrated integrity in research, instruction, and service, the title of Erasmus Circle Fellow is one of the highest honors bestowed upon our faculty by the college.

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UA College of Education’s rehabilitation counseling program ranked No. 4 in US News Best Grad Schools Rankings

March 13, 2019

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Arizona College of Education's rehabilitation counseling program tied for No. 4 among public universities in its latest list of graduate programs. Each year, U.S. News ranks schools and programs in business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine. The rankings in these six areas are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the...

Sam Steen

Advancing the field of group work in counseling

March 4, 2019

This month, Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Associate Professor Sam Steen will receive the Professional Advancement Award from the Association for Specialists in Group Work , a division of the American Counseling Association .

The Professional Advancement Award recognizes Steen as outstanding in his work to advance the field of group work through the development of the Achieving Success Everyday (ASE) group counseling model....