Nov. 30, 2016

The UA has launched a project to encourage ROTC students and student veterans to pursue careers as scientists and engineers with the U.S. Navy. Led by our Assistant Dean for Research Development and Outreach Sara Chavarria, an interdisciplinary team launched "NAVy Intelligence through Geospatial Applications and TEchnology," or NAVIGATE, a three-year project with more than $748,000 in funding from the Office of Naval Research...

Geraldo Rivera visits

Nov. 30, 2016

Geraldo Rivera, an American attorney, reporter, author, and talk show, host visited the college recently. In 1972, at the age of 28, Rivera garnered national attention and won a Peabody Award for his report on the neglect and abuse of patients with intellectual disabilities at...


Nov. 30, 2016

Underrepresented students are about to get a lift on the road to a doctoral degree. A new $1 million grant will fund one-year fellowships for underrepresented students, with the goal of helping these students prepare for doctoral studies. The grant from the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education will fund one-year fellowships for up to 48 students over the next five years. "The end goal is to increase the number...


Nov. 30, 2016

Associate Professor Todd Fletcher began Resplandor in Guanajuato, Mexico, in 2009 to promote education and health in nearby rural communities, and thereby, improve social and economic development. The nonprofit center offers health and sex education, nutrition, and early childhood education.
During the summer, the Helena Todd Library was dedicated at Resplandor. Linda Shaw, head of the college's Department of Disability and...

Water Droplets on Leaf

Cooper Receives Green Fund Award

June 28, 2016

The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning got a boost when it was awarded $26,000 from the UA Green Fund. The award will be used to provide UA students with opportunities to participate in educational experiences in environmental learning both on the main campus and through community outreach at the center, which is located 20 minutes west of campus in the Tucson Mountains. Each year, the Green Fund awards up to $400,000 to support...

Norwood Hall at Radford

Kudos to Amanda Bozack

June 28, 2016

Alumna Amanda Bozack, who graduated with a doctorate in 2008, is the new director of the School of Teacher Education and Leadership in the College of Education and Human Development at Radford University in Virginia.

The Transformation Continues

June 28, 2016

The Arizona Minority Student Progress Report 2016: The Transformation Continues, written by Educational Policy Studies & Practice Professor Jeff Milem (now the College of Education dean at the University of California Santa Barbara) and graduate students W. Patrick Bryan and Karina G. Salazar, details trends in demographics and education in Arizona. Selected data from the P-12 and higher education sectors are highlighted to...

Child with Autism

Raising Special Needs Children

June 28, 2016

Carrie Brennan, a member of our National Advisory Board and an educator in Tucson, co-authored a wonderful piece in the Huffington Post on raising special needs children:


Nolan Cabrera and Group at the White House

My Brother's Keeper and Project SOAR

June 28, 2016

As the call intensifies for stronger polices and practices to improve diversity and inclusion within the nation's higher-education sector, our Project SOAR program is responding.

Project SOAR (Student Outreach for Access & Resiliency), established 10 years ago, regularly involves more than 100 undergraduate students in the examination of college access and equity issues, training them to serve as mentors to middle school...

We Just Received a $1.35 Million Visual Impairments Grant

June 15, 2016

We recently were awarded a $1.35 million grant from the IES National Center for Special Education Research to develop a technology-based intervention to train students with visual impairments to locate key information on math word problems that involve graphics. The intervention will be developed and refined with students with visual impairments and teachers of students with visual impairments.

Associate Professor Sunggye Hong...