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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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Exciting news for Native SOAR and Sunnyside Unified School District!

Feb. 14, 2024

“Sunnyside’s Native American Education Program has been working with Native SOAR for several years, but last month, the district’s governing board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the UA to formalize the partnership.”


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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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New Publication in American Journal of Evaluation by Researchers Cimetta and Friesen

Jan. 30, 2024

In a recent publication in the American Journal of Evaluation, Associate Research Professor Adriana Cimetta and Research Scientist Rebecca Friesen have made a significant contribution to the field of evaluation with their article, “Discerning Obstacles and Opportunities: A Framework for...

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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...