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Professor and Dean Emeritus Ron Marx was featured in WalletHub

Aug. 1, 2020

Professor and Dean Emeritus Ron Marx was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the most and least educated cities.

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Interim Department Head Paul Schutz recently published a Routledge book

Aug. 1, 2020

Interim Department Head Paul Schutz recently published a Routledge book about the multifaceted processes of teacher development, Teachers’ Goals, Beliefs, Emotions, and Identity Development: Investigating Complexities in the Profession. The book was co-written with Professor Ji Hong of the University of Oklahoma and Associate Professor...

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Associate Professor Jill Castek was named the Jewell M. Lewis Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Literacy

Aug. 1, 2020

Associate Professor Jill Castek was named the Jewell M. Lewis Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Literacy. Lewis, for whom the professorship is named, devoted many years to supporting education in Arizona. She was especially passionate about reading, spending five years as the reading director of Coolidge Public Schools. She also was...

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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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