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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...

The Colorful World Beyond the Seven Hills exhibit

Exhibit: The Colorful World Beyond the Seven Hills.

Jan. 23, 2024

The Worlds of Words Center is the first location in the U.S. to receive “The Colorful World Beyond the Seven Hills.” To enhance the visitor experience, the center supplements the exhibit with versions of Grimm’s folktales from various global cultures and hands-on activities. It will be displayed in Worlds of Words through May 10, 2024.


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Dr. Renae Mayes recognized as an Emerging Scholar

Jan. 19, 2024

Dr. Renae Mayes, a distinguished faculty member in the Department of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies, has been recognized as an Emerging Scholar for the year 2024 by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a prominent publication in the field. Dr. Mayes joins a select group of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional promise and excellence in their respective fields.