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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...

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Choi Won-hyung visited the Worlds of Words Center

Dec. 8, 2022

In late October/early November a reporter, Choi Won-hyung, from The Hankyoreh (a daily newspaper in Seoul, South Korea) visited the Worlds of Words Center. Along with an international graduate student, they observed WOW and interviewed people here over a period of a few days. The WOW Center is one of four locations in the U.S. identified by The Hankyoreh to feature.


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Arthur Applebee Award for Excellence in Research on Literacy

Dec. 1, 2022

Arthur Applebee Award for Excellence in Research on Literacy Committee
2022 Award Announcement

Submitted by Kathleen A. Hinchman, Committee Chair

The Arthur Applebee Award for Excellence in Research on Literacy is...

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Sunnyside class of 2023 to set the school record for most students accepted into the University of Arizona

Nov. 29, 2022

This year's class of graduating seniors will walk the stage at Sunnyside in May 2023 with a new record: With 167 students so far accepted, this marks an even larger portion of the graduating class that could be UArizona-bound in the fall, according to the school. The Sunnyside CATS initiative is supported by College of Education faculty and staff in partnership with the Sunnyside school district and UArizona recruitment/...