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National Science Foundation Grants $10M to Empower Native Food, Energy, and Water Expertise

Sept. 17, 2021

The National Science Foundation awarded a $10 million grant to the Native FEWS Alliance, a higher education program focusing on expanding the career filed in food, energy, and water systems (FEWS) within Native American communities. The alliance includes College of Education's Valerie Shirley, UC Berkeley's Alice Agogino, and numerous other researchers from across the University of Arizona: D. Dalbotten, G. Barron-Gafford, K. Simmons-Potter, ...

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Indigenizing Digital Literacies through the Native American Code Writers Program

Sept. 17, 2021

Drs. Jeremy Garcia, Blaine Smith, and Valerie Shirley received an award of $76,723 from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program. This partnership with the College of Education’s Indigenous Teacher Education Project (ITEP) and the Digital Innovation and Learning Lab (DIALL) will enable the establishment of relationships with local Native nations and tribal schools, with the goal of co-constructing a digital literacies and Native American Code Writers...

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Travel Around the World in 70 Maps: New Exhibit in World of Words

Sept. 17, 2021

The exhibit, Around the World in 70 Maps: Three Centuries of Cartographic Treasures from Children’s Literature, has itself traveled around the world. However, Worlds of Words Center of Global Literacies and Literatures (WOW) in the University of Arizona College of Education is the first venue in the U.S. to show this imaginative collection from the International Youth Library (IYL) in Munich, Germany.

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UArizona launches new program to support Southern Arizona teachers

Aug. 4, 2021

The Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative has officially launched! KGUN 9 spoke with Tucson-area teachers and TREC Director Jen Kinser-Traut about how the new initiative is helping educators.

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Tucson teacher support program launches as in-person learning resumes

Aug. 4, 2021

KOLD joined the College for the Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative Launch Event. Learn more.

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Alumna Juliana Urtubey delivers Address to the Nation

July 14, 2021

Each year, the National Teacher of the Year has an opportunity to bring awareness to priorities that will make a direct impact on the students and communities they serve.

This year's National Teacher of the Year, Juliana Urtubey, a two-time alum of the College, is centering her priorities around how educators and communities can work together in...

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Professor Jenny Lee to co-lead new joint research project by the Committee of 100 and The University of Arizona

July 12, 2021

Last month, the Committee of 100 and The University of Arizona announced a new joint research project that will explore how research and academics have been affected by the limitations that the U.S. government has placed on international exchange with China.

The study, co-led by Professor Jenny Lee, will have a special focus on the impact on professors and researchers who are of Chinese descent....

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How Pathways to Teaching is bringing more teachers into Arizona school districts

June 28, 2021

KGUN 9 recently spoke with recent graduates of the Pathways to Teaching inaugural cohort about how the program — and the $1,000 monthly stipend — helped them accomplish their goals of becoming teachers. KGUN also spoke with Pathways to Teaching Director Marcy Wood about future plans...

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Nolan Cabrera on Juneteenth and Critical Race Theory

June 21, 2021

Professor Nolan Cabrera spoke with Arizona Public Media about how dismantling the structural issues of systemic racism, rather than an oversimplification of Juneteenth, is critical in order to truly move the conversation forward.

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How the pandemic is changing global science collaborations

June 16, 2021

Professor Jenny Lee recently spoke with Nature about her work with John Haupt, a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education program, that analyzes the increased collaboration between the United States and China on both COVID-19 papers and non-COVID-19 science.