Education

 LPM Staff

Recruiting talent

Recruiting talent

The Ira Fulton School of Engineering will be seeing more diverse faces among its students this month, as 13 Carl Hayden graduates were admitted to Arizona State University. The lucky 13 are part of a group of 58 Carl Hayden senior graduates who have been admitted to the university. The majority of youths at the […]

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PHOENIX LAW GETS ACCREDITATION

PHOENIX LAW GETS ACCREDITATION

Phoenix School of Law recently received provisional accreditation by the American Bar Association. Graduates from schools with provisional approval are able to sit for the bar exam in all 50 states. Phoenix Law is still accepting applications for its spring 2008 semester with scholarships available. Phoenix Law is the only law school in Arizona to […]

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ASU RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

The Phoenix Women’s Commission presented $236,000 in scholarship funds to representatives from 11 local colleges and universities for the 2007 International Women’s Day Scholarship Program. The Arizona State University School of Public Affairs received two $2,500 fellowships in memory of Mary Ann Huerta Jenkins, a former city employee and ASU graduate. This year, the ASU […]

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UA PROFESSOR TO STUDY LATINO LITERACY

Patricia Montiel Overall, an assistant professor in the School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) at The University of Arizona, has won a federal grant to study how teachers and librarians work together to improve the science literacy of young Latino students. The Institute for Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian […]

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TECH PROGRAM FOR GIRLS

Arizona State University’s Office of Educational Partnerships, along with Phoenix Union and Roosevelt High school districts, has created COMPUGIRLS, a free, four-week technology program designed for minority girls. The goal is to increase the number of women entering computer science fields by offering adolescent girls in Arizona’s high-needs districts a series of culturally relevant computer […]

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UA NAMED TOPS IN RESEARCH

UA NAMED TOPS IN RESEARCH

The National Science Foundation has ranked the University of Arizona as America’s No. 1 university for research expenditures in the physical sciences. The recently released annual NSF rankings of research and development expenditures among American universities showed the UA moving past Johns Hopkins University and the California Institute of Technology to become the nation’s best […]

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Buckeye teacher honored with Hispanic teacher award

Buckeye Union High School teacher Will Seward was awarded with a Hispanic Heritage Foundation Hispanic Heritage Teacher Award. The award acknowledges influential teachers within Latino communities across the country. Each teacher received a plaque and $1,000 Staples gift card to help purchase much-needed supplies for their classrooms. The Staples Foundation for Learning funded the program. […]

 Georgann Yara

Friend in court

Friend in court

Arizona State University social work professor José Ashford’s contribution to the area of mental health for adult and juvenile offenders earned him a top Faculty Service Award and $2,000 grant this spring. A native of New Orleans, his work uses a combination of forensics and mental health in efforts to ensure fair and appropriate treatment of […]

 Georgann Yara

Alums teach at alma maters

Alums teach at alma maters

When Armando Valenzuela III graduated from Tucson’s Sunnyside High School in 1995, he planned to never step foot on the campus again. “When I graduated, Sunnyside was kind of rough. I didn’t want to come back,” says Valenzuela, who was a multi-sport student athlete. Four years later, with a degree from the University of Arizona […]

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MED SCHOOL GETS $5 MILLION

MED SCHOOL GETS $5 MILLION

The University of Arizona Foundation was recently awarded a $5 million gift from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to benefit the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, in partnership with Arizona State University. The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is a private foundation that seeks to enhance and strengthen the quality of life for […]