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Professor Jenny Lee featured in numerous publications

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor Jenny Lee had a busy July and was featured in numerous publications about international students and researchers:

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Professor Gary Rhoades has returned to the faculty as a professor of higher education

Aug. 1, 2020

After 19 years as the director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education and eight years as department head of Educational Policy Studies & Practice, Professor Gary Rhoades has returned to the faculty as a professor of higher education. According to Dean Bruce Johnson, “Gary is a master mentor of graduate students and faculty...

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Professor Regina Deil-Amen is the new director of the center and also the department head

Aug. 1, 2020

EPSP remains in good hands because Professor Regina Deil-Amen is the new director of the center and also the department head. She received her doctorate in sociology from Northwestern University and has expertise in qualitative research methods with experience in partnering on mixed-methods projects. 

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Scholarships available for Pima Community College STEM students

July 27, 2020

The Pima-UAZ STEM Bridge Program is providing scholarships to Pima Community College STEM students who are planning on transferring to The University of Arizona in fall 2021. Scholarships are up to $8,000 per year at PCC for the final year before transferring and $10,000 per year for up to three years at UArizona. Learn more...

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Jameson Lopez on the importance of Native voices in higher education

July 16, 2020

In a recent interview with the Lumina Foundation, Assistant Professor Jameson Lopez discussed the importance of Native American voices in policy dialogues about affordability and student borrowing.

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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...

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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-...

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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."

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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...