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Mexicayotl Academy Students Visit the UA

April 19, 2016

College of Education graduate student Jesus Jaime-Diaz taught Chicana/o History 101 to Mexicayotl Academy seventh-grade students from Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora. The class came to the UA to present their final-semester projects, which included models of murals, traditional dancing, and poster presentations. This was a great opportunity for these young students, some of whom had never been to the university campus...

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Celebrating Shirley Fisher

April 19, 2016

Friends, family, and former students both near and far came to honor Director of Field Experiences Shirley J. Fisher for all she has done for the college, the community, and the more than 3,300 UA student teachers she placed in nearly 250 schools — via some 165,000 emails and 4,000+ school visits/meetings! (It would be hard to even begin to estimate the number of lives she touched as both a principal and teacher in Flowing...

Prestigious Fellowship for our Faculty Three Years in a Row

April 8, 2016

Assistant Professor Sara Tolbert was selected as a 2015 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. This is the third consecutive year a UA College of Education faculty member has been chosen for this honor, which is among the most prestigious for early career educational researchers. The fellowship comes with a $70,000 grant to encourage fellows to pursue critical education research projects. The primary focus...

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Fastest in the World!

April 8, 2016

Associate Professor of Practice Barry Roth came in first place (age group 60-64) in the 800 freestyle, swimming the race in just a few seconds over 10 minutes. And, yes, that was the best time in the world in his age group! He also made the top 10 in 50, 100, and 400 freestyles. Where do the rankings come from? The Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) compiles and ranks times from meets held all over the world. Roth...

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Animal Watch for Students with Visual Impairments

April 7, 2016

College of Education and UA School of Information researchers are collaborating on a three-year U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences grant, called...

People News 2016

April 7, 2016

February 2016

Professor June Maker received an honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from Western Kentucky University. She notes, "This is a special honor for me because it is the local university where most of my high school classmates who decided to go to college earned their degrees. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1970. Perhaps more importantly, my mother, sister, and oldest nephew earned...

People News 2015

April 7, 2016

December 2015

Tech & Learning Magazine, the leading publication in the education technology market, named Mindplay's Teacher Companion, co-authored by Professor Nancy Mather, as a recipient of the Tech & Learning Award of Excellence in New Products. The companion is an eight-module online professional development course for K-12 educators. Read more...

Four Promising Projects in Diabetes Research

April 7, 2016

Amaranth Diabetes Foundation presented a $500,000 donation to the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation to sponsor four promising projects in diabetes research, including a clinical study into the effects of sleep on managing type 1 diabetes in youth, led by Associate Professor Michelle Perfect. Results of this study are expected to inform clinical recommendations for considering the amount and quality of sleep in...

People News 2016

April 7, 2016

March 2016

Ida Rose Florez, who received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and was awarded a Marshall Foundation Graduate Dissertation Fellowship during her time here, is the new executive director for the Elementary Institute of Science in San Diego, which provides hands-on STEM (short for science, technology, engineering, and math) education for underserved children and youth. Here's...

People News 2015

April 7, 2016

April 2015

Professor Tom Good and Alyson Leah Lavigne, an assistant professor of curriculum studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago, published a new book: ...