Education

 LPM Staff

PROFESSORS GET REGENTS HONORS

Three University of Arizona professors were named Regents’ Professors by the Arizona Board of Regents. Ofelia Zepeda (linguistics), Michael Marcellin (electrical and computer engineering), and Malcolm Huges (dendrochronology) will have $5,000 each added to their salaries as a result of the appointments. The distinction is for faculty scholars of exceptional ability who have achieved national […]

 LPM Staff

CRONKITE SCHOOL TAKES HEARST AWARD

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication recently took first in the nation in the annual Hearst Journalism Awards, often called the Pulitzer Prizes of college journalism. The school also claimed top awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Broadcast Education Association and the Society of Professional Journalists for work […]

 LPM Staff

UA ADDS WOMEN’S STUDIES DOCTORAL

The Arizona Board of Regents has approved a new doctoral program for the women’s studies department at the University of Arizona. Incoming doctoral students will be admitted for the 2008-‘09 academic year. The program will offer a rigorous interdisciplinary education, encouraging students to pursue a wide range of projects and community-based research. The university joins […]

 Georgann Yara

Advisor with a capital

Advisor with a capital

Years ago, her mother’s message was clear and unwavering. Today, Phoenix College Counseling Department Chair Queta Chavez recalls those words as if they were spoken moments ago. “She told me, ‘You are going to leave this place. You are going to go to college and you are going to help others,’ ” says Chavez, who […]

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Plugged in

Plugged in

By Natasha Ryan Latino students eager to prove their skills in high technology are defying the idea of a digital divide through events such as computer science competition. Since the days of the dot-com bubble, the field has continued to thrive as a force in the economy with new careers created every day. Yet studies show […]

 Georgann Yara

University programs key to minority students’ success

At-risk students who have dropped out of college are becoming less common, thanks to university programs designed specifically to help them stay in school. Students who are underserved, low-income, have disabilities or are the first in their families to attend college are traditionally the ones who leave a university prior to earning a degree. However, Arizona […]

 Georgann Yara

Teacher’s reading session lures students, parents with snacks

Teacher’s reading session lures students, parents with snacks

Students at Arrowhead Elementary School aren’t the only ones who benefit from the school’s Milk & Cookie Nights. The quarterly event has become popular with parents as well, with all ages flocking for the story and traditional bedtime treat. Kindergarten teacher Jena Akard started holding the events last year. The first one drew 30 people; […]

 Georgann Yara

Carl Hayden students go head-to-head, win quiz show

Carl Hayden High School emerged victorious from their first battle on Brainstorm, the new TV quiz show aimed at Arizona high school students airing on Cox Communications. Carl Hayden beat out Phoenix Christian and Saguaro high schools. The three-member team is comprised of senior Sergio Ramirez, sophomore Saul Osuna and senior Adam Birch. Sergio and […]

 Georgann Yara

National Professor of Year award goes to GCC instructor

National Professor of Year award goes to GCC instructor

His nana’s words remain clear today as they did when Glendale Community College psychology professor René Díaz-Lefebvre first heard them as a small child in southern Arizona. “ ‘La educación abre puertas’ (education opens doors) and ‘saber es poder’ (knowledge is power). She taught me a lot, especially by using dichos, those wonderful, timeless sayings […]

 Ruben Hernandez

Proposition 300

Proposition 300

Silvia Rodriguez had a dream to graduate from Arizona State University, but after Proposition 300’s passage in November, her only chance may be another DREAM. The 20-year-old is a double-major sophomore. Two days after state voters passed the Public Program Eligibility referendum, Rodriguez and about 75 other ASU students demonstrated in front of Sen. John […]