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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Professor Jenny Lee wrote a piece in Inside Higher Ed in response to the now rescinded Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE)'s policy that would have prohibited non-immigrant students from returning to or remaining in the U.S. this fall if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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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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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Policy Studies and Practice Jenny Lee and Vice Provost of Global Affairs Brent White, student mobility was an outdated approach to international education even before the current pandemic.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...

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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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Marsha Spencer offered a free webinar series to help school psychologists, administrators, and related professionals

May 1, 2020

School Psychology Assistant Professor of Practice Marsha Spencer offered a free webinar series to help school psychologists, administrators, and related professionals identify helpful resources. The series kicked off on April 21, with a general overview of telepractice resources and Arizona parameters. Throughout the weeks, topics ranged from supporting teachers and parents to resources for coping with anxiety and grief. The last webinar,...

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Jenny Lee featured in article on the finger-pointing between officials in the U.S. and China about the pandemic

May 1, 2020

Professor Jenny Lee was featured in this article on the finger-pointing between officials in the U.S. and China about the pandemic, which belies cooperation among scientists in the two countries who are racing to understand the deadly virus.

Additionally, Lee and Vice Provost of Global Affairs Brent White wrote this piece for University World News about the future of international higher education in a post-mobility world.

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Free Webinars for School Psychologists

April 23, 2020

To support the education community during this challenging time, the college is offering a series of short, focused (and FREE!) webinars for school psychologists. Join Assistant Professor of Practice Marsha Spencer and her guests to learn about helpful resources available to school psychologists, administrators and related professionals. Topics range from telepractice to supporting teachers and parents to resources for coping with anxiety and...