Schooled in Baking
UA alumnus Don Guerra, who earned his degree from the College of Education, is the founder of Tucson-based Barrio Bread Co., which is the manifestation of his love for education and cooking. "I made the right choice going back to get my education degree," Guerra says.
UA German Studies Department Receives High Distinction
In recognition of its research, outreach and engagement, the UA Department of German Studies has been named a national German Center of Excellence. The distinction, conferred by the American Association of Teachers of German, was given to only two institutions this year.
COE Alum of Year: From Farmworker Family to Pentagon Position
UA alumna Mary Sally Matiella was born to a family of migrant farmworkers and didn't give much thought to college. She says her UA education is what gave her the background for a career that culminated with a presidential appointment to assistant secretary of the U.S. Army.
The Social Science of Cyberattacks
A team of UA researchers is looking at cybersecurity through a social sciences lens. "What we're saying from the social science perspective is don't focus on the attack. Focus on the attackers," says lead investigator Brint Milward. "Tracing where these attacks come from when they're bounced off computers all over the world is extraordinarily difficult and the best you can do is trace them back to a country. The ideal would be to move beyond that to identify the groups and their motives."
UA Sociologist Studies Resiliency in Communities Devastated by Hurricane Sandy
An expert in how communities rebound from large-scale disasters, UA sociology professor Brian Mayer is studying community resiliency in Maryland coastal areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. His work, with Lynn Grattan from the University of Maryland, is part of part of an $8 million Health and Human Services project focused on long-term recovery.