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Associate Professor Nolan Cabrera wins 2019 ASHE Outstanding Book Award for White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Identity, and the Myth of “Post-Racial” Higher Education

Oct. 2, 2019 One member from the Outstanding Book Award Committee deemed his book, “A fresh take on understanding white perceptions of racism.” Other committee members found Cabrera’s work, “a significant, important shift in research on diversity in higher education” and that it “transformed conceptualizations of past and ongoing cultural conflicts and constructs on campuses.” Read the article

Assistant Professor Z Nicolazzo wins 2019 ASHE Early Career Award

Oct. 2, 2019 "The scholarly accomplishments of Dr. Nicolazzo, which are linked to her accomplishments in outreach as a public intellectual and in her advising as a mentor are truly exceptional, exemplifying the best of what a professor can be. I can say with full confidence that Dr. Z Nicolazzo’s record of accomplishment is on a level achieved by only a couple of other scholars in that time. It is hard for me to imagine how anyone could have done more in...

Professor Kris Bosworth and Associate Professor Jessica Summers appointed by Arizona State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman to serve on the Arizona Department of Education School Safety Task Force

Oct. 2, 2019 The task force was created in partnership with March for Our Lives AZ after attempts to create such a task force failed at the legislature during the last legislative session. Read the article
Professor Regina Deil-Amen

Diversifying STEM pathways in Arizona

Aug. 28, 2019

The National Science Foundation has funded a $4.8 million grant awarding an effort to create a culture of belonging in higher education STEM fields for low-income, high-achieving students from our community. Regina Deil-Amen, professor of educational policy studies and practice and principal investigator on the grant, says a key benefit of the grant is that it can help diversify STEM talent pathways in Arizona, where there is a "...

Ben Anderson, a high school calculus teacher participates in Teachers in Industry during the summer.

Bringing employee experience in tech companies into the high school classroom

Aug. 8, 2019

As Arizona students head back to class in August, so too will a group of about 50 middle and high school teachers who spent the summer working in industry as part of the University of Arizona College of Education Teachers in Industry program. The business-education partnership is in its 11th year of placing experienced teachers in Arizona industries each summer.

Ben Anderson, a high school calculus teacher, has participated in the...

Rebecca Ballenger works with her students to prepare books for their silent books exhibit

Enriching our professional environment

July 10, 2019

Forbes Magazine recognizes UA as one of the best employers in Arizona. Employees like Rebecca Ballenger have something to do with it. Ballenger, Associate Director for Worlds of Words, inspires creativity and deep thought in her approach with students and interns. She goes beyond that by building relevant experiences for local school groups visiting the world-renowned international literature collection, as well as hosting workshops for...

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...

Disrupting bullying behaviors

June 19, 2019

In an effort to provide teachers with curricular resources for incorporating anti-bullying lessons into social studies content, William Smith , Jina Yoon , and Charlotte Iurino are working to disrupt bullying behaviors in middle and high school. The initial phase of research includes outreach to social studies teachers, which was funded by the Smith Endowment.

Improving bilingual school psychologists’ delivery of psychological services to English Language Learners

June 19, 2019

School psychologists work with a broad range of youth and young adults. Students and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds could benefit from enhanced bilingual school psychology training. What does a bilingual school psychologist’s training experience look like? How does that training tie into cultural competency? Desiree Vega and her research team, including doctoral students: Dylan Barton, Lily Hammer, Charlotte...