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Digital Borderlands in the Classroom Cohort

June 10, 2024

Congratulations to the 8 The University of Arizona faculty chosen for the first Digital Borderlands in the Classroom cohort which starts in July. Fellows Alex Braithwaite, Jacqueline Jean Barrios, Lillian Gorman, Maura Catherine Varley Gutierrez, Jason Jurjevich, Melani Martinez, Moira Ozias & Kristy Slominski will receive funding, training & support to develop curricular materials for student research on the borderlands...

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James McKenzie Receives Prestigious Doctoral Award

May 24, 2024

James McKenzie has been honored with the prestigious doctoral award as one of the inaugural 2024 Elouise Cobell Dissertation Writing-Year Fellows. Congratulations James and also to his advisor Dr. Sheilah Nicholas. This recognition celebrates McKenzie's exceptional academic achievements and contributions. To learn more about this honor and the other fellows.

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Judy Salcido Receives Prestigious Doctoral Award

May 24, 2024

Judy Salcido has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Haury Program Native Pathways Graduate Research Award. This award provides a year of funding to support her writing. Congratulations to Judy and her advisor, Dr. Sheilah Nicholas. To learn more about this award, visit the Haury Program website.

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Support our Indigenous Educators - ITEP Crowdfunding

April 4, 2024

Join the effort to empower Indigenous Educators by contributing to our fundraising goal of $5,000 by April 15, 2024. Your donations will support Indigenous students at the University of Arizona pursuing degrees in Early Childhood or Elementary Education. The Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) focuses on cultivating educators with a culturally sustaining approach. Help make a difference by sharing or donating to our campaign. For more...

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The Colourful World Beyond the Seven Hills' Exhibit

March 22, 2024

Step into the enchanting world of Grimm Brothers' folktales with The Colourful World Beyond the Seven Hills' exhibit at Worlds of Words!

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In Memoriam, Dr. Luis Carlos Moll

March 11, 2024

On Tuesday, March 5, the COE community learned that Dr. Luis Carlos Moll, Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, had passed away. Dr. Moll served the university for over three decades, touching the lives of innumerable local and international students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Moll’s academic endeavors always centered on social and educational justice for minoritized families, children, and youth, and his theoretical framework of...

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University of Arizona Celebrates Kathy G. Short with Prestigious Faculty Award

Feb. 22, 2024

In a notable recognition of academic excellence and contribution to the field of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies, the University of Arizona is set to honor Professor Kathy G. Short, Ph.D., at the annual Outstanding Faculty Awards Ceremony. Scheduled for February 28th, this event, held at Crowder Hall in the School of Music, celebrates the remarkable achievements of the university's most esteemed faculty members. Professor Short...

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ITEP's Initiative Boosts Native American Teacher Numbers in Arizona Schools

Feb. 19, 2024

The Arizona Board of Regents reports that merely 2% of the state's teachers identify as Indigenous, prompting the University of Arizona to seek ways to elevate this figure.

The Indigenous Teacher Education Program at the University of Arizona, a two-year initiative, aims to address this deficit and simultaneously bolster its Indigenous student body on campus.

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TLS Professor Dr. Sheilah Nicholas selected as a 2024 AERA Fellow

Feb. 15, 2024

Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievement of Dr. Sheilah Nicholas, who has been selected as a 2024 AERA Fellow! Dr. Nicholas is a professor in the Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies department at the College of Education.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has recognized her exceptional contributions to education research, honoring her alongside 23 other exemplary scholars. Nominated by peers and...

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How Family Literacy Programs Can Build Empathy and Connection

Feb. 15, 2024

In March 2020, as the pandemic led to widespread isolation, the University of Arizona's Worlds of Words: Center of Global Literacies and Literatures (WOW) team was preparing to introduce a new literacy initiative in the Tucson, Arizona area named Salas de Libros. This initiative, inspired by the popular Mexican literacy program Salas de Lectura, aims to create "living rooms of books" - spaces where people of all ages can come together to...