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15th Annual Erasmus Circle Donor Recognition Reception

Presenting the Erasmus Circle Outstanding Achievement in Education Award

May 28, 2019

The 15th Annual Erasmus Circle Donor Recognition Reception, held at the beautiful home of Paul Lindsey and Kathy Alexander, honored our donors who support the College of Education.

The evening included a presentation on urban public education in the Age of Reform by alumnus Richard Carranza. Carranza is chancellor of the New York City...

Maria Mata

Enhancing our Latin@/x Community

May 8, 2019

Maria Mata, project coordinator in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice, earned an award from the American College Personnel Association's Latin@/x Network during the association's annual conference in Boston in March. Mata was named the association's 2019 Outstanding New Professional.

The American College Personnel Association aims to foster student learning by providing outreach, advocacy, research, and...

Lindsey Interns for the 2018-19 academic year

Celebrating successful education internships

April 30, 2019

Students named as Lindsey Interns for the 2018-19 academic year were recently celebrated at a special reception with Mr. Paul Lindsey. Paul’s dedication to serving the Tucson community through our college internship program has not wavered through the more-than-ten year program. His support has allowed more than 70 community agencies, some for multiple years, to work with our interns. The needs that are met by our interns in the community...

Assistant Professor Leah Durán

Recognizing an Innovator in Bilingual Education

April 24, 2019

Assistant Professor Leah Durán is the recipient of the 2019 Urquides Laureate Award for her outstanding contributions in bilingual education on behalf of children. Experience teaching elementary school in bilingual and ESL classrooms in Texas drove Durán’s research to explore the relationship between language, literacy, and young children’s learning, with a focus on bilingual Latina/o children.

Durán served as the Richard Ruiz Scholar...

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.

Worlds of Words Window Art

Opening worlds through pages in a book

April 10, 2019

As an expert in youth literature, professor Kathy Short has held a passion for books since she was a child. Worlds of Words, the country's largest collection of global children's books, has grown from that passion and Short’s desire to connect children and books.

This literature collection aims to build bridges across global cultures and acts as a training ground for preservice and classroom teachers to...

Pictured, left to right: Paola Cruz, Anna Gerwig, Alex Hulslander, Lacey Nehls

Engaging our community with literacy outreach

March 21, 2019

Worlds of Words is a feature of the children/teen section at the Tucson Festival of Books. The WOW booth at the festival promotes global understandings through children’s literature and invites community members to visit the collection to expand their knowledge on global perspectives. In order to connect with the community at the festival, Worlds of Words intern, Lacy Nehls and her team engaged patrons in a space theme, Take One Giant Leap by...

Studying Abroad: Student teaching in another culture

March 20, 2019

The International Student Teaching Program, a new program at the UA operated by our college and Study Abroad, was established last year for students studying elementary education and mild to moderate special education at the university. The program, which is coordinated by the college's Maggie Shafer and Sylvia Munsen, provides UA students with an...

Wings in the Desert

March 20, 2019

Cooper Center for Environmental Learning was selected by the Angel Charity for Children for their $10,000 scholarship award. The impact of this award is tremendous and will fund overnight field trips at Cooper for 940 elementary students during the 2019-20 school year. These students from low-income schools and neighborhoods will have the opportunity...