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Education Faculty Member Earns Fulbright

UANews | October 15, 2012
Larger numbers of youth who either were born or received schooling in the U.S. are arriving at the doorsteps of schools in Mexico. Norma González, a UA College of Education professor, has been named a Fulbright García-Robles Border Scholar, receiving a grant that will enable her to study how the students engage around language and literacy in Mexico.

New Online Database Showcases Tribal Governance Resources

UANews | October 12, 2012
The UA’s Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy has launched the Indigenous Governance Database, an online resource center with information on Native Nation governance and leadership. The database is designed to provide information, tools and strategies for indigenous leaders working to rebuild their nations and communities.

Census Bureau Report: Downtown Populations on the Rise

UANews | October 5, 2012
A U.S. Census Bureau special report, co-authored by UA geography professor David Plane, shows significant downtown population growth in many of the country's largest cities between 2000 and 2010. The report, available now online, is accompanied by interactive tools that allow users to compare population statistics among different areas of the country.

'Voices and Choices of the 2012 Election' to Create Positive Dialogue

UANews | October 5, 2012
The UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presenting three free special events as part of “Voices and Choices in the 2012 Election” – a star-studded panel discussion, a film and a cartoon debate. The events run through October and are designed to create positive discussion about political campaigns.

UA Study: Cartels Squeezing Information Flow by Pressuring Journalists

UANews | October 2, 2012
Two professors in the UA School of Journalism have conducted a study along the U.S.-Mexico border to determine the impact drug cartels have on news reporting there. Professors Celeste González de Bustamante and Jeannine Relly will discuss their findings on Oct. 11 at a public forum titled “Journalists Under Fire: Bullets, Censorship, and Coercion Along the Mexican Border.”

UA Lands $1M Grant to Train Special Education Professors

UANews | October 1, 2012
UA faculty member John Umbreit has received a $1 million grant from a U.S. Department of Education office to train doctoral students toward becoming new professors of special education. The initiative is designed to help move more professionals into the field as more special education faculty are retiring.