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How could we expand the use of biofuels in the future?

June 26, 2018

Graduate student fellow Meshack Audu from New Mexico State University observes young students Easton, Ethan, and Rene as they experiment with the relationship between temperature and calories. By burning a walnut, students learned how to measure stored energy in plant sources. This was one of the labs in the recent 4-H summer camp, Biofuels Powering your World. Taught by educator Craig Bal, the summer camp was an education outreach piece of...

United Way highlights Naomi Karp, rich in accomplishments in early childhood professional development

June 14, 2018

By Lisa Burris for United Way: The woman behind the Legacy Projects has been leaving quite a legacy of her own, not just with United Way or Southern Arizona, but with early education as a whole here in the United States. Naomi Karp is a pillar here at United Way. Known for her lifetime of experience, extensive knowledge, huge heart and quick wit, Naomi is our Senior Director of Early Childhood Professional Development. She was born and raised...

Read Professor Antia's Convocation Speech

May 14, 2018

DPS Professor Shirin Antia was the keynote speaker at the college's convocation ceremony. The speech was so well received that many have requested a copy, which you can download here.

Photo by John de Dios.

Trumpeting our Fondness for Alumni

April 2, 2018

Local alumni had a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the African elephants of Reid Park Zoo in February. Gudrun Godare and Randall Smith, pictured here, were two of many who attended the event. Alumni and college faculty and staff enjoyed socializing and learning about the elephants from Sue Tygielski (UA Class of ‘94 and ’05). Did you know, for instance, that many elephant calls are too low for human hearing ability? We loved getting the...

Teens Shaping the Future

March 13, 2018

Educators Rising Arizona held their 2018 state leadership conference in Tucson in March. Four hundred and twenty-seven Arizona high school students interested in education careers took part in the conference. We had the pleasure of hosting them for a UA campus visit. Their visit started with an Admissions tour which terminated at Campus Rec. Before setting off on a relaxing evening to check out all that the Rec Center has to offer, the...

Solving Complex Environmental and Economic Problems

Dec. 14, 2017

The university received a five-year grant of up to $15 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a new center focusing on the mass production of biofuels and bioproducts in the Southwestern U.S. "Researchers at the University of Arizona are ideally positioned to solve complex environmental and economic problems," said UA President Robert C. Robbins when the announcement was made. "...

Gender-Based Violence Conference

Dec. 14, 2017

The College of Education was one of the sponsors of the two-day conference this fall that addressed several complex issues and launched the University's Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. Read more.

Building Excellence in the College

Dec. 4, 2017

Our Erasmus Circle Patrons and their Erasmus Circle Scholars gathered at our recent fall reception. Pictured here are (left to right) Laura Dent, Michelle Aguilera, and Patrice Brown. The event brings the two groups together so they can get to know one another. Erasmus Circle Scholars are outstanding students who show promise in their areas of study and have made contributions to their communities, the college, and the UA.  We are profoundly...

Una Reunión de Antiguos Alumnos

Dec. 4, 2017

At our fall Wine Harvest Reception, we honored our Alumnus of the Year, Richard Carranza '91, the superintendent of one of the nation's largest school districts (Houston). When Carranza was a teacher at Pueblo High School, he was instrumental in creating Mariachi Azatlán. We surprised Carranza and his twin brother, Reuben, with a performance by Mariachi Azatlán. They played two songs, then the twins borrowed some violins and...

Fall 2017 visit from Nanjing Xiaozhuang and Nantong Universities

Oct. 5, 2017

Experience comes before explanation, students learned as part of the Experience, Patterns, Explanations presentation by Professor Kristin Gunckel.
The value of inquiry was emphasized in this lesson on science teacher preparation. Gunckel is taking part in Teacher Education for Excellence Study-Tour program, a collaboration with Nanjing Xiaozhuang and Nantong Universities. This program offers cultural experience and formal...