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  • Anne Boustead (Government & Public Policy), Victor Braitberg (Honors College/Anthropology), and David Sidi (Information) were awarded the 2020 CUES Spanning Boundaries Challenge. Their project prepares students to apply socially-aware quantitative intuition (QI) in the context of information privacy, incorporating applied, interdisciplinary exercises into three existing courses, and developing a yearly University-wide student competition that asks participants to apply QI and related skills to a specific “Grand Challenge” problem facing society.

  • Dr. Diana Daly (School of Information) was awarded a 2020 CUES Distinguished Fellowship. With this fellowship, Dr. Daly will direct a new program called iVoices, a media lab centered in student work from the General Education course Social Media and Ourselves. This offering will enrich UA scholarship and teaching about technologies with student perspectives and will shed light on how experiences with technologies shape student learning. (Photo Credit: Luis Carrión).

  • William Paul Simmons (Human Rights Practice Program) was announced as a 2020 CUES Distinguished Fellow for his development of an innovative pedagogy branded Problem-Based Learning Beyond Borders (PBL-BB). It involves engaging students, faculty, and community members in real-world problems raised by community members, especially marginalized communities.  His CUES project will further develop this pedagogy and expand its use at UArizona and globally.

  • Congratulations to David Pietz (History) who was recently awarded a prestigious Carnegie Fellowship to study conservation and environmental change in China. This year, Pietz also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright Award to support his interdisciplinary research and he has been previously supported by SBSRI for his research on The Yangtze River Baiji Dolphin. (Photo Credit: Pietz (Left) & Chinese Academy of Sciences (Right)).

  • Rain Wuyu Liu (Communication) received a SBSRI Faculty Small Grant for her research that aims to develop a persuasive communication intervention to effectively promote pro-environmental behaviors. To do so, she will run an interactive experiment to test the effectiveness of normative messages on reducing the usage of plastic bags, including both social and personal norms. (Photo Credits: Liu and Clean Ocean Action).

  • Lindsay Montgomery (Anthropology) was awarded a SBSRI Faculty Small Grant. During the eighteenth century a new and distinctive artistic tradition, referred to as the "Biographic Tradition", emerged across the northern and southern Plains. Images in this style offer detailed narrative accounts of warfare, raiding, and hunting among highly mobile equestrian nomads. Mongomery's project advances an alternative model for the origins and dispersion of the Biographic tradition through a detailed study of rock art sites in Canyon Pintado and Escalante Canyon in west-central Colorado. (Photo Credit: Montgomery).

  • Reid Gómez (Gender and Women's Studies) received a SBSRI Faculty Small Grant for her research. Critic and science fiction writer, Samuel R. Delany argues that the completed text itself provides the only residue of the writer’s story process. Gómez argues that the [traditional] archive gives us another place to find residue of the story process. Gómez will look for residue in Silko’s papers housed in the archives at Yale University. (Photo Credit: Gómez).

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The UA Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Employee Related Expense (ERE) rate proposal has been approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  Effective immediately, please prepare all proposals using the new ERE rates for budget periods in FY 2021 and beyond. 

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