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Strengthening Indigenous Language Education in the Americas

In the Americas, an estimated 243 indigenous languages are still spoken, with 68 being spoken in Mexico alone. 

Women's History Month: The Advocates for Social Justice and Education

Women's History Month: The Accomplished Athletes

Women's History Month: Esteemed UA Researchers, Scholars

In honor of Women’s History Month, we're highlighting University of Arizona women whose achievements have had a lasting impact on the campus and beyond.

In this five-part series, we're sharing stories about several important and influential women – students and employees – whose contributions have helped shape the UA.

Women's History Month: A Tribute to Key Administrators

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Women's History Month: Honoring Women From the UA's Past

This is the first in a five-part series honoring women who have contributed to the University of Arizona – and beyond – in recognition of Women’s History Month.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we're highlighting University of Arizona women whose achievements have had a lasting impact on the campus and beyond. In a five-part series, we'll share the stories of several important and influential women – students and employees – whose contributions have helped shape the UA.

Childhood Stories That Never Lose Their Magic

Something magical happens when you ask people to recall which books they most enjoyed as a child.

We asked several University of Arizona community members that very question in celebration of the upcoming Tucson Festival of Books, happening on campus this weekend.

In response, people were often transported to their younger, smaller selves, remembering the great wonder of discovery they felt while reading through books about child warriors, dreamlike lands and triumphant leaders.

February 2014: Month in Review

February was a strong month of innovation and discovery at the UA.

Researchers have helped developed tiny power generators able to convert the motion of a beating heart into electrical energy, the College of Optical Sciences received its largest gift for scholarships, a  faculty member earned a Noble Peace Prize nomination and the University announced a major milestone: the freshman-to-sophomore retention rate for ethnic minorities enrolled full time at the UA has surpassed 80 percent for the first time.

Here are some of the top new stories for the month:

February's 28 Days Explained

Why does February have only 28 days? Blame the Romans. Well, we can blame them for at least part of the reason.

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Arizona’s Minority Student Progress Report

I recently headed a research team of University of Arizona scholars who wrote the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center’s 2013 report on the status of minority education in Arizona.

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