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Four Promising Projects in Diabetes Research

April 7, 2016

Amaranth Diabetes Foundation presented a $500,000 donation to the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation to sponsor four promising projects in diabetes research, including a clinical study into the effects of sleep on managing type 1 diabetes in youth, led by Associate Professor Michelle Perfect . Results of this study are expected to inform clinical recommendations for considering the amount and quality of sleep in diabetes...

People News 2016

April 7, 2016

March 2016

Ida Rose Florez , who received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and was awarded a Marshall Foundation Graduate Dissertation Fellowship during her time here, is the new executive director for the Elementary Institute of Science in San Diego, which provides hands-on STEM (short for science, technology, engineering, and math) education for underserved children and youth. Here's more .

As the Pac-12 continues its 100...

students on UA Mall

Mexican American Studies Research Article Receives Award

April 6, 2016

In 2014, College of Education faculty members Jeffrey Milem (now the education dean at the University of California, Santa Barbara), Nolan Cabrera, Ozan Jaquette, and Ron Marx published the article, Missing the (Student Achievement) Forest for All the (Political) Trees: Empiricism and the Mexican American Studies Controversy in Tucson in the American Educational Research Journal. The research article was based on the results of HB 2281, which...

The Importance of Community Involvement in Teaching

March 29, 2016

The quality of our future depends largely on the quality of today's education. Those who will solve the world's toughest challenges are likely studying, right now, in classrooms across the United States.

Teaching has never been more vital to our future. Yet, our state and country face serious challenges that prevent teachers from thriving. Young teachers often land in distressed schools that test their resolve. Many leave the...

Poe & the Hollow Crown by Kristie Atwood

We're Abuzz with Literacy and the Tucson Festival of Books!

March 29, 2016

The college is proud of its involvement with the Tucson Festival of Books, a community-wide celebration of literature. All proceeds from the festival are used to sustain the event and support local literacy programs, such as Reading Seed, Literacy Connects, and UA Literacy Outreach Programs. Since 2009, the festival has contributed more than $1,050,000 to agencies that improve literacy in the community.

This year's festival is March...

Professor June Maker Receives Honorary Doctorate

March 29, 2016

Professor June Maker will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from Western Kentucky University. She notes, "This is a special honor for me because it is the local university where most of my high school classmates who decided to go to college earned their degrees. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1970. Perhaps more importantly, my mother, sister, and oldest nephew earned their bachelor degrees from WKU and my oldest nephew...