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Native American sign language will be showcased in Super Bowl performance

Feb. 8, 2023

"I just want to be able to inspire and empower those who are on their own to look around and see that there are other people out there who are just like them, and to not feel so isolated or lonely," said Colin Denny, the College of Education research assistant who will perform "America the Beautiful" during Sunday’s Super Bowl pregame show, using a mix of American Sign Language and North American Indian Sign Language.


Ofelia Zepeda, "one of the most compelling artists" in the nation.

Feb. 2, 2023

Recently, Ofelia Zepeda regents professor of linguistics at The University of Arizona, an affiliate faculty in American Indian Studies and Director...

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Dr. Taucia Gonzalez - 2023 Division for Culturally Diverse Exceptional Learners Early Career Award Recipient

Feb. 1, 2023

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Taucia Gonzalez has been named the recipient of the 2023 Division for Culturally Diverse Exceptional Learners Early Career Award.

DDEL is a division of the Council for Exceptional Children....

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Join us in Tucson! Apply for $2,200 stipend for NEH Summer Institute 

Jan. 31, 2023

Join us for our upcoming residential summer institute with educators in your network. This institute, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a two-week residential professional opportunity for K-12 educators from all over the country. It will be held in person in Tucson, AZ, July 9 - July 21, 2023, and is hosted by the University of Arizona and...

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New program will boost support for K-12 students who are visually impaired

Jan. 17, 2023

A new program in the University of Arizona College of Education will focus on increasing the number of teachers serving K-12 students who are visually impaired and ensuring those students get the most comprehensive support possible.

"Teachers who work with visually impaired students address a critical need in K-12 education and ensuring Arizona's districts can meet that need is part of the university's role as a land-grant institution...

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AILDI Podcast, Episode 1

Jan. 12, 2023

In the first ever episode with the director of Native American Languages and Linguistics master's degree program, known as NAMA and assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics, Dr. Wilson de Lima Silva discusses why linguistics is so valuable for Indigenous communities. He also shares some information about the University of Arizona's M.A. program, NAMA.

The American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) podcast is...