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Evidenced-based Rehabilitation Approach in Providing Cancer Education

Dec. 4, 2017

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies Associate Professor of Research Catherine Marshall created a far-reaching program, Un Abrazo Para La Familia (A Hug for the Family), which provides cancer information and support to low-income, ethnically diverse, and medically underserved family members who are struggling with a cancer diagnosis within the family. Marshall adds, "The program has been found to significantly increase cancer...

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...

Excelling in Global Education

Nov. 13, 2017

Professor Jenny J. Lee is the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Global Education Award, naming her a positive force in the international exchange of culture, knowledge, and ideas. The Office of Global Initiatives and the Center for English as a Second Language will be celebrating her dedication to international education...

Commitment to the community

Nov. 8, 2017

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona announced the addition of six new trustees to its board, including Professor Ron Marx. “On behalf of CFSA, I am delighted to welcome the new members of the Board of Trustees into a great group of dedicated leaders,” said President and CEO Clint Mabie. “CFSA’s Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation’s growing community endowment and ensures that donors’ intentions...

Mentoring builds relationships

Nov. 7, 2017

Assistant Professor of Practice Mary Irwin, the director of Project SOAR, a mentoring program that builds relationships between middle school and college students, was interviewed for this story on the importance of mentoring.

Current state of affairs faced by unauthorized U.S. students

Nov. 7, 2017

Associate Professor Michael Sulkowski published an article about unauthorized immigrant students in the United States and the role of public education. Read the article here.

It takes time to learn to teach

Nov. 7, 2017

Associate Dean and Professor Renée Clift was quoted in this story about a new law to fill classroom teaching positions by hiring people without any formal teacher training.

Inside Higher Ed Survey

Nov. 7, 2017

Chief business officers increasingly agree that higher education is in the midst of a financial crisis, according to the 2017 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Business Officers. Professor and Department Head Gary Rhoades was quoted in this article about the subject.

David Yetman at the Cooper Center's Fiesta

Nov. 6, 2017

Earlier this month, more than 200 people swarmed the college's Cooper Center for Environmental Learning in the Tucson Mountains to learn about desert foods and see Sonoran Desert naturalist David Yetman, host of the long-running public television show, The Desert Speaks. Yetman, considered the voice of the Sonoran Desert, gave a compelling natural history of our signature species, the saguaro cactus, and stressed the importance of...

Broadening our horizons

Oct. 19, 2017

For the first time in the history of our college, students in the elementary teacher preparation program have the opportunity to do a portion of their student teaching abroad. We currently offer programs in Norway and China and are making plans to add a Spanish-speaking country to our offerings as soon as spring 2019. Travel broadens our outlook on the world, its people, and education. See the details for studying in Norway...