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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...

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Renovations to begin at Camp Cooper!

Feb. 5, 2024

Exciting changes are in store for our friends over at Cooper Center for Environmental Learning (Camp Cooper)! We can’t wait...

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The Camp Cooper makeover has begun!

Jan. 30, 2024

We are extremely excited to announce that we are finally getting started on our restroom facility reconstruction in 2024!

This is phase one of Camp Cooper’s Master Plan and will include 2,030 square feet of bathroom facility space along with the addition of five toilets, one urinal and seven showers. Along with this, the construction will include sustainable features such as new solar panels, composting toilets, greywater systems for...

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Exhibit: The Colorful World Beyond the Seven Hills.

Jan. 23, 2024

The Worlds of Words Center is the first location in the U.S. to receive “The Colorful World Beyond the Seven Hills.” To enhance the visitor experience, the center supplements the exhibit with versions of Grimm’s folktales from various global cultures and hands-on activities. It will be displayed in Worlds of Words through May 10, 2024.


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College of Education Borderlands Education Center Updates

Nov. 22, 2023

We are excited to share the impactful work of our Mexican American Student Services at TUSD and UArizona Early Academic Outreach through the College Academy for Parents (CAP) . CAP is a FREE, 12-week college...

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Worlds of Words launches first-ever crowdfunding campaign

Sept. 20, 2023

On October 1, the Worlds of Words of Global Literacies and Literatures housed on the fourth floor of the University of Arizona College of Education...