• SBSRI Faculty Small Grant recipient Stacey Tecot (Anthropology) is studying the mechanisms that facilitate bonding between red-bellied lemur fathers with their infants. The current study will test the relationship between the hormone estradiol and paternal behaviors. (Image: Red-bellied lemur father and infant in Ranomafana National Park, by Jean Baptiste Velontsara).

  • Nina Bogdan (History) received a SBSRI Dissertation Grant to help cover the costs of archival research at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution Archives, which holds collections of Russian émigré institutions and individuals. These documents, printed matter, and visual media are invaluable to the study of the Russian community in Interwar and Post-War San Francisco. (Image credit: Bogdan).

  • Nupur Joshi (Geography and Development) was named a Carson Scholar for her work analyzing the challenges women face due to inadequate access to water and sanitation in the wake of climate variability in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo Credit: Nupur Joshi)

  • Planning on international research? Meet with Fulbright representatives during Fulbright Week events, March 20-30, 2018. For a full schedule, click here.

  • CUES Distinguished Fellow Dr. Mayer (Sociology) created the Tucson Poverty Project. In his current course, the Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop, UA undergrad students are trained both in the classroom and conduct field research on the living conditions of Tucson's poor and communicate these findings back to the city, county, and nonprofit community. With the Fellowship, Dr. Mayer is creating a new course called Building Stronger Communities that will build on the data collected in the Field Workshop and will work with teams of students to employ the process of human-centered design to develop solutions to the persistent problem of poverty in Tucson. (Image credit: Anna Augustowska)

  • CUES Distinguished Fellow Dr. Azaz (MENAS) is working on a project that develops a pedagogy model that integrates standards-based instruction and assessment to consolidate foreign language proficiency at the UA. The proposed project translates the foreign language proficiency standards into clear procedures in the language classroom. In addition, it uses evidence-based assessment tools to evaluate the standards and continuously update them. (Images: Azaz).

  • RDI Accelerate for Success Grant recipients Greg Barron-Gafford (Geography and Biosphere 2), Kirk Dimond (CAPLA), and Andrea Gerlak (Geography) investigate novel approaches for maximizing food and renewable energy production while reducing water use. The team integrates research through experiential learning, partnerships with area schools, and local non-profits.

  • Congratulations to RDI Faculty Seed Grant recipient team Shelley Staples (English), Christine Tardy (English) and Vignesh Subbian (College of Engineering). Through textual (corpus) analysis and individual interviews with students, their project examines the interrelated issues of writing development and disciplinary identity for second language students majoring in Engineering. (Image credit: Mwnuk, Wikimedia Commons)

  • Sonia Shiri (MENAS) received an RDI Start for Success grant to build a campus-wide Center for Language and Innovation. The center will be dedicated to systematically promoting and supporting innovation and research in language learning and teaching. The center will help UA faculty, students, and units engage in cutting-edge collaborative projects and pursue internal and external funding.

  • RDI Faculty Seed Grant recipient Christina Diaz (Sociology) investigates whether the arrival of new immigrant populations in the US influence—and fundamentally change—social and cultural boundaries of the majority group. (Image credit: "Immigrant Family" Wikimedia commons)

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