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Nevada's 2021 Teacher of the Year

March 18, 2021

Not too long ago, we told you that alumna Juliana Urtubey was named Nevada's 2021 Teacher of the Year. Not only that, she is the first-ever Latino/a Nevada State Teacher of the Year. Urtubey earned a bachelor’s degree in...

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Marketing Specialist Danielle Hargett

March 18, 2021

The university became part of the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, in December 2018, joining 21 leading North American Research One universities. Together, the institutions are working to expand their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and working with community partners to encourage climate-related...

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Assistant Professor of Practice Rebecca Hartzell

March 18, 2021

Assistant Professor of Practice Rebecca Hartzell and her eight children were featured in this story on KOLD, Tucson’s CBS affiliate, about the adjustment and challenges to working and learning...

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Doctoral student and alumna Kirsten Lansey

March 18, 2021

Doctoral student and alumna Kirsten Lansey is one of the most industrious students we know, and she’s now accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship at the University of Utah for the fall.

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Professor Linda Shaw was featured on a panel for the university’s Center for University Education Scholarship

March 18, 2021

Professor Linda Shaw was featured on a panel for the university’s Center for University Education Scholarship, offering perspectives on the process of writing and publishing on CUES-funded education innovation. She presented with 2018 CUES Distinguished Fellow and...

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Assistant Professor Adai Tefera was honored

March 18, 2021

Assistant Professor Adai Tefera was honored with the 2021 Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association, Division G (Social Context of Education).

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Cooper hits the circuit for its extreme makeover!

Feb. 17, 2021

The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning sits on a large piece of land just west of Tucson that is – there’s no other way to put it – absolutely stunning. But the facilities haven't changed since the 1970s. Now Cooper is in the middle of an extreme makeover to completely transform the center and expand its ecological and cultural mission, thanks to...

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The significance of Tucson's A Mountain

Feb. 17, 2021

We previously told you about student Amy Spotted Wolf, an elementary education student through the Indigenous Teacher Education Project, who was crowned the 59th Miss Indian Arizona. Her platform is to embrace change to strengthen and learn from the connections of the Indigenous People of Arizona. She recently spoke with Tucson’s ABC affiliate, KGUN 9, on ...

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A Tale of Two Tucsons

Feb. 17, 2021

Tucson Sentinel featured a five-part series about opportunity in Tucson written by College of Education alumnus Jim Kiser '66 '70.

The series analyzes income in Tucson and how the gaps in income affect the opportunities available to children. Kiser writes, "These differences...

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Free monthly teacher collaboratives

Feb. 17, 2021

Our Borderlands Education Center is offering monthly teacher collaboratives for regional teachers as part of the Sin Fronteras Professional Learning Community. The free collaborative supports new teacher induction and professional development for K-12 educators and includes CEU credits.

Two of the workshops will be led by Sin Fronteras Director ...