In Brief: CUES announces new cohort, Conversation articles cover dinosaurs and workers' rights

In Brief: CUES announces new cohort, Conversation articles cover dinosaurs and workers' rights

By Andy OberUniversity Communications
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This year's CUES fellows are (from left) Kathleen Kennedy, associate professor of practice in the Department of Retailing and Consumer Sciences, Shelley Rodrigo, senior director in the Writing Program, and Caleb Simmons, associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Classics.
This year's CUES fellows are (from left) Kathleen Kennedy, associate professor of practice in the Department of Retailing and Consumer Sciences, Shelley Rodrigo, senior director in the Writing Program, and Caleb Simmons, associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Classics.
This year's Spanning Boundaries team includes (clockwise from top left): Caitlyn Hall, assistant professor of practice, W.A. Franke Honors College; Nicole Antebi, assistant professor, School of Art; Aaron Bugaj, senior research specialist, Biosphere 2; Kenneth Kokroko, assistant professor, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning; Laura Horley, associate director of communications, W.A. Franke Honors College; Lysette Davi, assistant director, Honors Global Experience, W.A. Franke Honors College.
This year's Spanning Boundaries team includes (clockwise from top left): Caitlyn Hall, assistant professor of practice, W.A. Franke Honors College; Nicole Antebi, assistant professor, School of Art; Aaron Bugaj, senior research specialist, Biosphere 2; Kenneth Kokroko, assistant professor, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning; Laura Horley, associate director of communications, W.A. Franke Honors College; Lysette Davi, assistant director, Honors Global Experience, W.A. Franke Honors College.
One of the articles recently posted on The Conversation explores the possibility that dinosaurs were annihilated by two asteroids.
One of the articles recently posted on The Conversation explores the possibility that dinosaurs were annihilated by two asteroids.

CUES announces fifth fellowship cohort, second Spanning Boundaries team

The Center for University Education Scholarship has announced this year's distinguished fellows. The three members of the fellowship program's fifth cohort will take on topics including personalized adaptive learning, the impact of personalized reading formats and how video production might improve student engagement.

"Interestingly, these projects all center around exploring student attention and engagement, a theme very attuned with the times," said Guadalupe Lozano, CUES director. "It bypasses direct focus on achievement to first understand students' relationship with the learning experience, an important factor for retention and success."

CUES Distinguished Fellowships support faculty scholarship and innovation in university education. Fellows are chosen by a multidisciplinary review committee and receive as much as $20,000 per year for up to three years for their projects. All of this year's projects are being funded for three years.

The fellows and their projects are listed below.

Kathleen Kennedy, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Retailing and Consumer Sciences
Educational Equity and Inclusion through a Personalized Adaptive Learning System (PALS)

Shelley Rodrigo, Senior Director, Writing Program
Improving Student Agency and Digital Reading for Better Learning and Academic Success

Caleb Simmons, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies and Classics
Measuring Video Production Impact on Student Achievement, Satisfaction and Attention

The center also announced its second Spanning Boundaries Challenge team. The theme for this year's challenge is civic engagement and service learning. The grant funds multidisciplinary collaborations addressing educational grand challenges for up to $100,000 over two years. This year's project will be funded for two years.

The selected team's project is called Community Stories of Sustainability and Resilience: Promise for the Learning Experience. The team's members are:

Nicole Antebi, Assistant Professor, School of Art
Aaron Bugaj, Senior Research Specialist, Biosphere 2
Lysette Davi, Assistant Director, Honors Global Experience, W.A. Franke Honors College
Caitlyn Hall, Assistant Professor of Practice, W.A. Franke Honors College
Laura Horley, Associate Director of Communications, W.A. Franke Honors College
Kenneth Kokroko, Assistant Professor, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning

CUES was founded in 2016 with a $3 million gift from a donor who asked to remain anonymous. The center's mission is to strengthen the practice of scholarship and innovation in university teaching and learning.


Dinosaurs and workers' rights are explored in new articles on The Conversation

Each month, faculty members and researchers from across the University share their expertise on The Conversation, an independent, not-for-profit news source committed to communicating the work of scholars. The Conversation makes all of its articles available at no charge to any news organization that wants to republish them. In addition, The Associated Press distributes The Conversation articles to newsrooms across the United States.

To recognize University of Arizona scholars who are contributing to The Conversation's goal of informing public debate "with knowledge-based journalism that is responsible, ethical and supported by evidence," the Office of University Communications regularly posts links to the articles that have been published on The Conversation.

A list of the articles published in August is below.

Aug. 17, 2022
Mystery crater potentially caused by relative of dinosaur-killing asteroid
The dinosaurs were possibly annihilated by two asteroids.

Veronica Bray
Research Scientist, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Aug. 30, 2022
Amazon, Starbucks worker wins recall earlier period of union success – when Central American migrants also expanded US labor movement
Often overlooked in the immigration debate are the contributions of migrants, such as how they helped organize workers in the 1990s. (This is an updated version of an article originally published on Jan. 18, 2019.)

Elizabeth Oglesby
Associate Professor, Center for Latin American Studies

Read previous articles published on The Conversation:


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