NEWS

The Association of Specialists in Group Work, a division of the American Counseling Association, names Professor Sheri Bauman recipient of the 2018 Eminent Career Award in recognition of her major contributions to the field of group work.

In her recent op-ed in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Professor Jenny J. Lee offers advice on ways for students to produce their best doctoral dissertation.

Three-time alumna Debbie Bergman '76 '80 '07 was inducted into the Sunnyside School District Hall of Fame. The induction included this video of her history of work. Bergman's mother, Alice Paul, was on our Teaching and Teacher Education faculty and served as head. Professor Paul was the first Native American academic department head at the UA.

Alumna Saeideh Heshmati '11 '15, a postdoctoral research scholar at Penn State's College of Health and Human Development, and her team interviewed nearly 500 Americans on whether or not they believed most people would feel loved in about 60 different hypothetical scenarios. The scenarios all started with the phrase "Most people feel loved when..." followed by representations of either support, physical expressions of love, signs of trust, sharing time with others, or possessive scenarios. Control scenarios also were added to the questionnaire.

Alumna Kari Ann Burris Chew '16, a project coordinator in the college, is the recipient of the Wenner-Gren Foundation Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship. A member of the Chickasaw Nation, she says the award will aid research and writing on her dissertation study, We Will Always Speak Chickasaw: Considering the Vitality and Efficacy of Chickasaw Language Reclamation.

Arizona Teaching Fellows are UA students who work closely with partner school districts throughout their teacher preparation program. "This is an amazing partnership in which districts, community members, donors, and College of Education faculty and staff join together to recruit and retain talented teachers throughout the Tucson area," says Associate Dean Renee Clift.

The College of Education was one of the sponsors of the two-day conference this fall that addressed several complex issues and launched the University's Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. Read more.

The university received a five-year grant of up to $15 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a new center focusing on the mass production of biofuels and bioproducts in the Southwestern U.S. "Researchers at the University of Arizona are ideally positioned to solve complex environmental and economic problems," said UA President Robert C. Robbins when the announcement was made.

Disability & Psychoeducational Studies Associate Professor of Research Catherine Marshall created a far-reaching program, Un Abrazo Para La Familia (A Hug for the Family), which provides cancer information and support to low-income, ethnically diverse, and medically underserved family members who are struggling with a cancer diagnosis within the family. Marshall adds, "The program has been found to significantly increase cancer knowledge among low-income co-survivors of cancer.

Our Erasmus Circle Patrons and their Erasmus Circle Scholars gathered at our recent fall reception. Pictured here are (left to right) Laura Dent, Michelle Aguilera, and Patrice Brown. The event brings the two groups together so they can get to know one another. Erasmus Circle Scholars are outstanding students who show promise in their areas of study and have made contributions to their communities, the college, and the UA.  We are profoundly grateful to our Erasmus Patrons, committed community members who continue to invest in scholarship and research.