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Worlds of Words Center Receives Large Donation of Art from Mary J. Wong

March 1, 2023

Mary J. Wong, renowned collector of art and signed, first-edition children’s picturebooks, donated sixteen original picturebook illustrations to the Worlds of Words (WOW) Center of Global Literacies and Literatures in the UArizona College of Education. The donation includes works from some of the most notable children’s picturebooks published in recent years – including art by illustrators attending the ...

Congratulations Sheilah E. Nicholas, Ph.D.!

Feb. 10, 2023

Please join the University of Arizona College of Education in congratulating Professor in Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Department, Sheilah E. Nicholas, Ph.D., who will be honored at the event as a recipient of the 2022 Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award for Graduate Education.

These awards recognize luminary faculty for their spark of lasting contributions to the common good in our community, nation, and world....

Ofelia Zepeda, "one of the most compelling artists" in the nation.

Feb. 2, 2023

Recently, Ofelia Zepeda regents professor of linguistics at The University of Arizona, an affiliate faculty in American Indian Studies and Director...

Rebecca Ballenger works with her students to prepare books for their silent books exhibit

Join us in Tucson! Apply for $2,200 stipend for NEH Summer Institute 

Jan. 31, 2023

Join us for our upcoming residential summer institute with educators in your network. This institute, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a two-week residential professional opportunity for K-12 educators from all over the country. It will be held in person in Tucson, AZ, July 9 - July 21, 2023, and is hosted by the University of Arizona and...

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AILDI Podcast, Episode 1

Jan. 12, 2023

In the first ever episode with the director of Native American Languages and Linguistics master's degree program, known as NAMA and assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics, Dr. Wilson de Lima Silva discusses why linguistics is so valuable for Indigenous communities. He also shares some information about the University of Arizona's M.A. program, NAMA.

The American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) podcast is...

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Big Read Tucson

Jan. 10, 2023

Big Read Tucson will showcase Arizona author Natalie Diaz's "Postcolonial Love Poem". 

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Desirée Cueto Interviewed On KJZZ

Dec. 14, 2022

Desirée Cueto was interviewed on KJZZ about Black mermaids. 

A Dozen Books on African Mythology: The Significance of Black Mermaids and Sirens, co-written by...

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Reyna Mendoza, 2022 Centennial Award Winner

Dec. 12, 2022

Reyna Mendoza is pursuing a Master's in Teaching and Teacher Education from the University of Arizona. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Literacy, Learning, and Leadership with an emphasis on Leadership for Equitable Access & Success, as well as an Associate’s in Science from Pima Community College.

Reyna was born and raised in South Tucson, Arizona. Her single mother and grandparents raised her. They were a hardworking Hispanic...