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Welcome to SBS — The People College

A Publication for Alumni and Friends of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

It’s been quite a year! A year filled with budget

one filled with many accomplishments on the

Lori Harwood, editor-in-chief and writer

cuts and belt tightening, to be sure, but also part of our faculty and students.

John Paul Jones III. Photo by Ari Palos.

Christine Scheer, design and layout

This issue of SBS Developments contains many examples of the ways that our Ginny Healy, senior director of development Jennifer Bailey, associate director of development Jennifer Rascon, manager of development operations Johnathon Hanson, office assistant

faculty and students reach out to people in our communities. From our work on school gardens, to our program on applied ethics, to our presence in downtown Tucson, SBS is making our region and state stronger. SBS also does public outreach through its newly established “SBS Week” — an in-depth analysis of key issues facing our communities, including immigration this past spring and 9/11 this fall.

Inquiries may be addressed to: SBS DEVELOPMENTS The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences P.O. Box 210028 Tucson, Arizona 85721 520-626-3846

The University of Arizona is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation and is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment and retaliation.

SBS is also the home of the new National Institute for Civil Discourse, which aims to improve the quality of civic engagement and discussion in the United States. Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton are the honorary chairs of this Institute, which promises to be a significant part of the political landscape. I’m also pleased that we are reporting on the gifts and accomplishments of some powerful and pioneering women — Clara Lee Tanner, Malakeh Taleghani, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Esther Capin and Melody Robidoux. In SBS, we are working to solve the problems that keep you up at night — issues related to healthy families and secure communities, global conflict and poverty, and ethics, immigration and environmental change. In doing so, we aim to equip

Cover art: “Crowd Painting (Patrons)” by Emily Grenader. Grenader has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. This painting of a peaceful gathering of diverse people reflects not only the aims of the National Institute for Civil Discourse (page 16) but also that SBS is “The People College” — we conduct research about people, for people. To see more artwork from Grenader, go to

students with the critical thinking and problem-solving tools needed to address realworld issues when they leave the University of Arizona. Thank you for your continued support, which helps us to do our work and to do it better. Our accomplishments would not be possible without your generosity.


John Paul Jones III, Dean College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indian art roots are the deepest in the country, and they’re very important. I hoped to present in a truthful, non-exaggerated fashion the greatness of Indian art, and hoped to leave this legacy for Indian art to the American people.

~ Clara Lee Tanner

Photos of Clara Lee Tanner courtesy of the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona.

Clara Lee Tanner (1905-1997), one of the UA’s first archaeology graduates, shared her love of Indian arts with UA students and the community for more than 50 years. To honor the legacy of Clara Lee, her husband, John Tanner, and daughter, Sandy Tanner Elers, created an estate gift worth more than $500,000 to help fund the Clara Lee Tanner Endowed



Professorship, which will go to an anthropology faculty member who studies the Native American peoples, their material culture and their societies through time. When John passed away in 2010, the School of Anthropology received the gift and hopes to grow the fund to $1 million within five years so the professorship can be endowed. “Clara Lee was one of the pioneer women

in the field of anthropology, and certainly in the Southwest,” said Ray Thompson, head of the UA anthropology school from 1964-1980. “That alone, I think, inspired a great number of the young women who studied with her.” How It All Began Clara Lee Fraps Tanner was born in 1905 in Biscoe, N.C., and moved to Tucson when she was three-years-old


because of her mother’s health. Clara Lee grew up with five brothers, an experience that she said prepared her well to work in a profession dominated by men. Clara Lee came to the UA intending to study English, but her plans changed when she crossed paths with Professor Bryon Cummings, who started the archaeology department. In 1927, Clara Lee graduated with a degree in archaeology, and, in 1928, she received one of the first three master’s degrees in archaeology granted from the UA.

Clara Lee’s passion for Southwest Indian arts and crafts was one she shared with her husband. John opened Yucca House in downtown Tucson in 1938 and later opened Desert House Crafts in 1946. John and Clara Lee helped many Native American artists, renting them space and holding special exhibits of their work. Elers paints a picture of a family life brimming with vitality and intellectual stimulation. “You never knew who they [her parents] might bring home to dinner,” she said. “They were interested

Clara wrote 10 books, including “Southwest Indian Crafts Arts,” “Southwest Indian Painting: A Changing Art” and “Prehistoric Southwestern Craft Arts.” She also wrote many academic and newspaper articles and was a regular contributor to Arizona Highways magazine. Her major works have been distributed in 85 countries.

After spending the summer in Europe, Clara Lee began teaching for the UA anthropology school (with a salary of $1,500), teaching five courses per semester for many years. “Tanner taught many different courses in all fields of archaeology and ethnology; she was living proof that women did have to work harder than their male colleagues,” wrote Thompson. In 1932, Clara Lee met John Tanner when he came to Tucson to visit his sister Helen, who was the wife of UA anthropologist John Provinse. “One day not long after John’s arrival, Clara Lee

In 1983, the University of Arizona awarded Clara Lee Tanner with an honorary doctor of letters degree. She received many other awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Craft Arts from the National Museum of Women in the Arts; the Sharlot Hall Award in 1985, given to a living Arizona woman who has made a valuable contribution to the understanding and awareness of Arizona’s history; numerous Arizona Press Women First Awards; and three awards from the National Federation of Press Women.

who had a large Indian art collection.

“Clara Lee Tanner presented Indian objects as works of art in their own right, rather than as exotic anthropological curiosities.” ~ Ray Thompson, former head of the UA School of Anthropology

casually mentioned to Helen that she desperately needed someone to run a projector for a lecture that very evening,” wrote Thompson. “Helen volunteered her brother, which was fortunate because projectors in those days were real monsters that weighted a ton. John courted Clara Lee on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and they were married on 22 January 1936.”


in talking to people. One day it might be a Navajo artist, and the next day it might be an archaeologist from the East Coast.” Both Clara Lee and John were highly respected in the field and judged at the Gallup Indian Ceremonials in New Mexico. Over the years, Clara Lee’s expertise put her in touch with some famous people, such as Robert Redford (a fellow judge) and actor Vincent Price,

“She had a long conversation with Vincent Price on a couple of occasions,” said Elers. “That was when long distance calls were expensive and if you called someone, you talked for three minutes and then you hung up. He called and talked for 45 minutes, and she was so impressed.”

Clara Lee’s knowledge of Indian arts also meant that she was in demand as a speaker. She gave hundreds of talks to groups ranging from first graders to senior citizens. “She always felt that teaching the public was very important,” said Elers. “It was never a waste to educate people (continued on page 31)

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thical behavior is easy to believe in, harder to practice. By funding an applied ethics program in the School of Government and Public Policy, Raymond Spencer is helping prepare a new generation of leaders for the ethical challenges facing them in the workplace.

So what’s an Australian businessman doing funding an applied ethics program at the UA? To find that answer, we must travel back 42 years. In 1969, a young man named Raymond Spencer, who had grown up on a farm in South Australia, came to America and began working for a nonprofit in Chicago. There he met Neil Vance, and the two worked together at the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) — an organization focused on rural and community development — for the next 15 years in Chicago and India.

Vance invited Spencer to speak to his class about ethical leadership in the “real world.” Spencer invited Vance to conduct ethics seminars with his leadership team in India. Spencer feels so strongly about the importance of this topic that four years ago, he and his wife, Tina, began funding the Raymond Spencer Program in Applied Ethics at the UA. His donation funds research, supports students and allows the program to bring in nationally recognized speakers on applied ethics. Vance also created a new undergraduate honors course called “Ethical Leadership.” “I think leadership, ethics and classes that focus on applying knowledge instead of simply learning facts are what will benefit students in the real world,” said Nikhita Godiwala, a student in the ”Ethical Leadership” course. “Everyone is a leader, and everyone will be faced with leadership roles and challenges in whatever field or career they choose; learning about ethics and how it applies to good leadership is what will truly help one succeed.”

said Spencer. “That does not exist today. And yet it’s impossible to have an organization that’s effective without some kind of common values and an understanding of what’s important and what it means to be a responsible member of the organization.” Spencer doesn’t just believe in the concept of ethical leadership — a mission statement framed and hung on the wall where it proceeds to gather a layer of dust. For him, ethical leadership is intrinsically tied to creating a corporate culture, which is necessary for employee satisfaction. At Kanbay, a technology consulting company, Spencer had an opportunity to put his ideals into practice. The company had about 7,500 people in 14 locations in eight countries, and creating a common experience for the clients and the associates became the defining

Then their paths diverged. Spencer, out of poverty and “pure desperation,” went into the private sector and started a company called Kanbay. Vance went into Spencer believes that ethical leadership academia and is currently the Spencer training is more important today than Lecturer in Applied Ethics in the UA ever before. “I think that 100 years ago School of Government and Public Policy. there was a degree of consensus about However, they stayed in touch and found what was important in the society,” that their different “The School of Government and Public perspectives on a shared Policy is very grateful to Raymond Spencer passion for his continuing support for the Applied — applied Ethics program. Through this gift, we are ethics — was able to continue providing ethics education beneficial to for students who wish to pursue careers both of them.

in the public and nonprofit sectors. Given SGPP’s focus on civic discourse, civic engagement and civic leadership, applied ethics is essential to our ability to carry out this mission.” ~ Brint Milward, director of the School of Government and Public Policy

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element of the company. The result: higher employee satisfaction and one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. For example, at Kanbay, one corporate value was respect for the individual. In practice, this meant that employees received 10 days of development a year, and the corporation had a low tolerance for gossip and delays in feedback. What about the relationship between ethics and profit? Did making the “right decision” (such as when Spencer had to fire a critical member of his team for questionable behavior) ever result in loss of revenue?

“At times it cost us and at times it didn’t,” Spencer said. “You might make money by violating your ethical framework. But in the long term, I’m absolutely convinced that ethical behavior was a massive contributor to our success. And even if it wasn’t, it’s still the right thing to do.” Kanbay was so successful that the company was acquired by Capgemini, one of the world’s leading providers of IT and consulting services, in 2007 for $1.3 billion. Spencer is currently chairman for Capgemini’s Financial Global Business Unit, a director of Rubicon Technology Inc., and a partner and member of the investment committee in three U.S.-based venture funds. He’s also currently the chair of the Economic Development Board of South Australia and the chair of the South Australian Health and Medical Institute. “Raymond lives his life trying to make a difference,” said Vance. ”With his gift, he gets to make a powerful difference in the lives of these students, these future leaders. I can see it in their eyes when they get it: Ethical behavior matters. Ethical leadership has a powerful ripple effect in the world.”


tree The example of the

Imagine culture as a tree. The branches and leaves are the visible part of the tree, just as the actions and behaviors of a group of people are easily seen. And the roots of the tree are the hidden part of the group: their philosophy, values and thinking. Why is it important to operationalize organizational culture? • Culture is the glue that binds the organization together — limiting people working at cross purposes. • Corporate culture gives a field and boundary within which associates can act freely and responsibly. • A defined culture establishes what is considered by the leadership to be important. • A conscious organizational culture facilitates a consistent client and employee experience. • An organizational culture creates commitment, synergy and motivation. • A group culture provides a values platform for complex decisions and actions. • An organization’s culture provides an environment for effective communication. Source: Kanbay Operational Culture presentation by Raymond Spencer. Below: Spencer (right, pictured with Neil Vance) recently was a guest lecturer for Vance’s “Ethical Leadership” course. “Mr. Spencer’s emphasis on corporate culture and how leadership was the key to his company’s success made me rethink everything I used to attribute to success in big companies,” said student Nikhita Godiwala. Photo by Lori Harwood.

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rom helping local teachers create and maintain school gardens to preserving food security and biodiversity, faculty and students in SBS are on the forefront of tackling the critical issues connected with food. In this article, we spotlight two foodrelated research projects.

The sight of four-year-olds voluntarily eating lettuce is a bit startling.

Yet, there they were — a group of preschoolers, in their colorful gardening boots and sun hats, pulling lettuce out of the dirt and plopping it in their mouths. The location: Ochoa Elementary School, one of four schools where UA students are helping teachers with their school gardens. The aim of the School Garden Program — run by Professors Sallie Marston and Sarah Moore in the School of Geography and Development — is to enable Tucson teachers to develop and sustain school gardens and use them as an experiential learning tool,

one that connects students to their local environments, as well as to the culture, science and politics of food. The UA partners with the Tucson Community Food Bank. “A school garden is an innovative and powerful educational tool,” said Marston. “The children are physically involved in the garden in ways that teach them all kinds of things about soil, water, the hydrological cycle, pest control, intermixing plant varieties, you name it.” The UA interns not only assist

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teachers and students with maintaining school gardens, they also develop lesson plans — on nutrition, the ecological context of food production, and food histories, geographies and politics — that are made available to Tucson educators on a website. “The students are working to enable an environmental consciousness, a respect for food and a respect for sustainable food production among young people,” said Marston. Paula McPheeters is the teacher of the PACE (Parent and Child Education) preschool at Ochoa, which is located in South Tucson. She speaks passionately about the garden and what it teaches the children and families. To her, the garden fits in perfectly with

Chew on This! Many researchers in SBS are conducting research related to food. Here are some examples: • The School of Anthropology has so many faculty doing food-related research (more than 15!) that it is exploring adding a concentration on the “Anthropology of Food and Nutrition.” Topics include globalization, food security, nutritional anthropology, hunger, obesity, body image, and diet and food sharing in the archaeological record. • Timothy Finan, a research anthropologist, studies school feeding programs in poor and vulnerable countries, as well as the impacts of international commodity price increases on hunger and on the demand for food aid. • Mamadou Baro, an associate research anthropologist, studies food scarcity in Africa. • UA anthropology doctoral student Mary Good is teaching an online course that focuses on ways in which beliefs about and practices around food are largely shaped by social and cultural constructs. • Communication Professors Dale Kunkel and Dana Mastro examine televised food marketing to children. Kunkel was also invited to the White House to address the Taskforce on Childhood Obesity. • Communication Professor Jake Harwood and graduate student Analisa Arroyo examine how talking about food and weight makes people depressed. • Jennifer L. Croissant, an associate professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, researches vanilla production and its relation to natural/ synthetic flavorings. • In the Department of History, Jeremy Vetter examines 19th century debates about butter versus oleo margarine; Bert Barickman is studying food and the social history of beach-going in Rio de Janiero; J.C. Mutchler works on ranching and the beef industry; and Martha Few has written on chocolate in colonial Central America. • Roberto Rodriguez, an assistant professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies, created a class on cultural nutrition among indigenous and Hispanic communities. Rodriguez also conducts research on the 7,000-year-old bond that people in Mesoamerica have with their use and worship of maize, or corn.

Photo: UA interns Annie Silverman and Amy Mellor with students Esmeralda Ramirez, Michael Roman and Sewailo Vai Sevoi at Ochoa Elementary School. Photo by Lori Harwood.


• Sociologist Kathleen Schwartzman examines to what extent trade agreements promoting the free flow of agricultural commodities from developed nations to developing nations also lead to the reverse flow of migrants.

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her commitment to providing authentic, purposeful learning.

and five-year-olds can prepare a healthy, nearly gourmet lunch.”

“It’s so much more than a garden project. It’s planting seeds, but it’s also planting ideas. It’s caring for plants, but it’s also caring for families,” said McPheeters. “You’re building relationships out in the garden, and I really have found that it is something transformational for children, families, teachers and interns.”

Located closer to the University, in the Barrio Hollywood neighborhood, is Manzo Elementary. Many of the teachers at Manzo incorporate the garden into their curriculum, using it as a vehicle to teach physical fitness, art, math, reading and science. School counselor Moses Thompson says that his counseling revolves around the therapeutic benefits of the garden.

Amy Mellor, a UA student in Latin American studies and plant sciences, works at Ochoa more than the internship requires. “I love it. I come here every day. You can’t keep me away from here,” said Mellor. “I have come away with much more than I have provided.” Mellor is motivated by the love the children have for the garden. “Most everyone wants to water or put on rubber boots and chop up compost from breakfast,” said Mellor. “My friend Jesus constantly asks me if we can plant more seeds. When we cook… four-

“If someone comes to me with a crisis, we grab a watering can, grab a shovel, and we go out into the garden and resolve the conflict,” said Thompson. “And for kids who are struggling to fit in, kids who are victims of bullying or who are bullying, I try to create cohesive groups, which forces them to go out and cooperate.” The School Garden Program recently received a UA Sustainability Fund grant, which will allow Marston and Moore to hire a part-time field coordinator who will help place the growing number of UA interns in Tucson schools who want to start or expand gardens. Marston is quick to give the bulk of the credit for the growing success of the program to interns, the school teachers, and the Community Food Bank. “The teachers and the interns are the heroes of this story…As instructors, we’re not really that big a deal. All we are really doing is giving UA students the fundamentals to be useful and ensuring that they have an experience that is



educational for them as well. It’s a two-way experience: Our students learn a lot and the Tucson teachers get the support they need to have a garden for their students. Everyone gets something out of it.”

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase fresh foods at farmers markets, rebuilding meat processing infrastructure, and having several restaurants share the costs of transporting local produce.

Food Security and Biodiversity Gary Paul Nabhan, an agricultural ecologist and pioneer in the local food movement, is part of a team of scientists working to address food security and climate vulnerability issues. His focus: aim toward preparedness and resilience rather than relief and mitigation.

One of Nabhan’s goals is to help reduce the carbon “foodprints” of farming, ranching and food distribution so that nutritious food may remain affordable in the future. He is helping farmers and ranchers adapt to climate change by shifting crops varieties, livestock breeds and production practices to reduce greenhouse emissions.

For Nabhan, who works as a research scientist in the Southwest Center, the issue of food insecurity in the Southwest is critical. The borderland states currently have some of the highest levels of poverty, food insecurity and nutrition-related diseases, including obesity and diabetes, of any region in the United States. They are also projected to be among the most severe hotspots for global warming and water scarcity anywhere on earth, creating greater vulnerability for local food producers. A regional network assembled by the Southwest Center called “Sabores Sin Fronteras Foodway Alliance” recently published “State of Southwestern Foodsheds,” which was edited by Nabhan and recent UA graduate Regina Fitzsimmons. The report includes many recommendations, such as encouraging more low-income people to use the

Reaching out to ranchers and grass farmers is vital, says Nabhan: “How can people in ‘cattle country’ like the Arizona-Sonoran borderlands come to understand how grassfed beef and lamb production may be affected by adverse climate changes?” said Nabhan. “And what possible alternatives can they contemplate without diminishing their own sense of cultural uniqueness or their bottom lines?”


“We want to train students in collaborative design and conservation strategies that will involve farmers, ranchers, brokers, distributors, public health workers, farmers markets, food banks, chefs and home cooks,” said Nabhan. “With a third of the counties in Arizona and New Mexico currently labeled as food deserts because the poor have little access to nourishing, affordable food, the need to design our foodsheds to be equitable, just, resilient and sustainable has never been greater.”

a) Dominic Walsh putting boots on before gardening. b) Joey Orozco showing off a turnip. c) Teacher Paula McPheeters digging in. d) Gianna Peña watering. e) Cauliflower yield. f) Sewailo Vai Sevoi checking on progress. (Photos a-f at Ochoa Elementary, taken by Lori Harwood.) g) Gary Paul Nabhan. h) “Chasing Chiles” book by Nabhan. j) Foods grown in Arizona, courtesy of Nabhan. k) Handful of habanero peppers, courtesy of Nabhan.

Nabhan and Maribel Alvarez, an associate research social scientist in the Southwest Center, facilitate the “Flavors Without Borders/Sabores Sin Fronteras” project, which looks at the shared culinary traditions of the Southwest and preserves

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near-forgotten, “place-based” plants and animals, like heirloom wheat or Navajo-Churro sheep. They are also developing a new sustainable food systems program for the borderlands, to be hosted by the University of Arizona.






Graduate Endowment in Iranian Studies

After marrying at age 17, Malakeh Taleghani dropped out of high school, which was not unusual in Iran in the 1940s. Four years and two children later, she tried to return to school (at the insistence of her husband). There was one problem: Married women were not allowed to go to high school. Taleghani’s family convinced the principal to turn a blind eye, and so she continued her education, camouflaging the pregnancy of her third child in her senior year. Finishing high school was an accomplishment for a girl. Even more of an accomplishment: earning a Ph.D. in Persian literature from Tehran University. (Taleghani was only the third woman in Iran to do so.) Through the years, Taleghani raised four children; was a high school teacher, a principal, a professor and a representative in the Iranian National Assembly; and ultimately served as deputy secretary of the Ministry of Education.

She passed away in 2010 in Tucson. Taleghani’s daughter Simin Karimi, a professor in the UA Department of Linguistics, and her siblings decided that the most fitting way to honor their mother would be to establish a fellowship, which is granted to students who study Iranian culture, including literature, linguistics, history, political science and architecture. Since the endowment was created with a gift of $15,000 last spring, it has already doubled thanks to generous contributions from the community. “Education and Iranian studies was where my mother’s heart was,” said Karimi, adding that her mother believed that anyone could achieve academic success at the highest level, even within cultures where the role of women was restricted. The inaugural recipients of the fellowship illustrate the diversity of Iranian studies. Farrah Jafari, a student in Near Eastern studies, examines the issue of identity in the Iranian transgender community. Julie Marie Ellison, a student in Near Eastern studies, is researching the Iranian writer and activist Sepideh Dowlatshahi. And linguistics student Deniz Tat is studying Azari, a Turkish language spoken in northeastern Iran. Karimi is also funding an annual Taleghani lecture to honor her mother’s love of community events. Every year, Taleghani would write and produce a play in Persian based on a masterpiece of Iranian literature. She chose actors from members of the community, including professors and students.

Photos (Top): Dr. Malakeh Taleghani. (Middle): In 1999, Taleghani put on the play “Kaveh Ahangar” from Shahnameh Ferdowsi. Karimi hopes to eventually publish the nine plays her mother wrote. (Bottom): Karimi (in white) with the first three recipients of the Dr. Malakeh Taleghani Endowment Graduate Fellowship — Julie Ellison, Deniz Tat and Farrah Jafari.

“She was in love with it,” said Karimi. “She served dinner. She wrote and directed the play. She chose the outfits, the music. This was the high point every year of her life. The day after the play she would tell me about her idea for next year.” The first Taleghani lecture this past spring was titled “Obama and Iran: The Battle of Hope vs. Fear.” To donate to the fellowship online, go to: http://www.uafoundation. org/give/fund/taleghani. For more information, please contact Jennifer Columbus at 520-621-2113 or


the Liz Kennedy Endowment Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, a longtime faculty member and former head of the UA Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, is a major founding figure in women’s studies. As Kennedy prepares for retirement, her colleagues and friends have banded together to fund an endowment in her name. Kennedy founded one of the first women’s studies departments at the State University of New York (SUNY)/Buffalo in 1971. Perhaps more importantly, in “Kindling in the Groves of Academe,” she and her colleagues wrote about their experience, sparking the proliferation of women’s studies departments across the country. Kennedy’s next book “Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold” (coauthored by Madeline Davis) was a groundbreaking oral history project of working-class lesbians. “She and a handful of other scholars pioneered the field of lesbian and gay history,” said Professor Laura Briggs, a donor to the endowment. “It seemed like Liz mentored everybody who was working on a dissertation on a topic in LGBT history, no matter how far they were from SUNY/Buffalo. When I came to the University of Arizona, Liz’s leadership was a huge part of my decision to pursue a career in gender and women’s studies here.” “Liz Lapovsky Kennedy has contributed immeasurably as a scholar to LGBTQ history and women’s studies; it would not be an exaggeration to say that she is a founder of both fields,” said Caryl Flinn, head of the UA Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. Among the things that have mattered most to Kennedy during

her career is mentoring students, and in 2009, Kennedy was honored with a UA Graduate and Professional Teaching and Mentoring Award. “What is most impressive is how Liz combines her intellectual insight and her warm personality,” said Meredith Trauner, a former student. “She is deeply committed to collaboration and mentoring. Liz has been extremely generous in inviting students to co-author books and essays.” Kennedy’s dedication to her students is one of the reasons her colleagues decided to honor her by creating the Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy (ELK) Endowment, which will support graduate students who are working on the kinds of issues to which Liz devoted her career: indigenous peoples, LGBTQ history, oral history, race and class inequality, and social movements. It is a testimony to Kennedy’s popularity that all of the staff and faculty in her department have donated to the fellowship endowment.

Liz Kennedy, Women’s Plaza of Honor dedication, 2005. Photos by Christine Scheer. One of Liz Kennedy’s most important legacies at the University of Arizona was bringing together a planning committee and hundreds of donors to build the Women’s Plaza of Honor. Her vision created a permanent monument to honor women, and proceeds from the Plaza will now support the Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy Endowment. You can visit the website at:

“Liz brought great wisdom and experience to the UA. Her integrity, work ethic and sheer stubbornness to get the right outcome in any situation are unparalleled,” said Miranda Joseph, an associate professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. To donate to the endowment online, go to: http://www.uafoundation. org/give/fund/kennedy. For more information, please contact Caryl Flinn at 520-626-5908 or cflinn@email.arizona.


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Profile: Esther Capin SBS Advisory Board and Magellan Circle Member

In the 1950s, Esther Capin was a student at UCLA when she met the man who would be her husband. She married Richard Capin and moved to his hometown of Nogales, Ariz., leaving her education behind. But the idea that she would finish her degree was never in question. “It was definitely a promise I made to myself,” said Capin. When the youngest of her five children started school, Capin returned to college, finishing her bachelor’s degree in psychology and then obtaining her master’s in counseling from the UA. But even when Capin was raising a family, she was involved extensively in local and statewide organizations. It was her role as a community leader that paved the way for her appointment to the Arizona Board of Regents. She was the first woman to serve two consecutive terms, and she also served as president twice during those 16 years. These experiences have made her a powerful advocate for SBS, the UA and higher education. Capin has been a longtime supporter of SBS and is amazed at the variety and quality of all of the College’s units. She believes strongly in the College’s ability to attract friends because of the breadth of its academic research. “I think of SBS as a garden of academic delights,” she said. “Many friends have been involved in ensuring the future growth of the College. They serve as models for others to discover that supporting a program in which one believes can benefit the donor as much as the recipient.”

Education. In fact, Capin encouraged SBS to start the Magellan Circle after joining the giving circle in Fine Arts. “Discretionary funds provided by donors are invaluable to deans,” said Capin. “One of the best Esther Ca parts of being in pin these circles is having contact with students,” Capin added. “Hearing about student experiences is a winner every time.” Capin is also an advocate for helping students handle the transition into college. This is due in part to her own struggles starting a new school when, as a child, she moved to Los Angeles from Chicago, and later when returning to college in her 40s. “We can lose a lot of students if we don’t make the University understandable to them and give help where it is needed,” Capin said. To Capin, being involved in the University is integral to her commitment to work for the strength of the community. “The University plays an important role in our community, but many people don’t realize what’s here,” said Capin. “Tucson would be a very different place without this strong Land Grant University in its midst. It has been my pleasure and a privilege to help shine a light on the academic riches at the UA.”

Capin is involved with several colleges at the UA, including Fine Arts (she considers herself a “fine arts junkee”) and




Profile: The Heiko Oberman Chair The Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies

Seven years ago in this magazine, we reported that the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies — a small but prestigious unit — was trying to raise $2 million to endow the Heiko Oberman Chair. The impetus for the ambitious goal was that before his passing in 2001, Heiko Oberman, founding director of the Division, promised to donate his extensive library to the UA if it could raise the money to endow a faculty chair. Regents’ Professor and current Division director Susan Karant-Nunn explains: “If there were not a chair — that is, someone actively teaching doctoral students in this field on campus — the books would go unused.” Thanks to an army of devoted supporters, the endowment is complete! Because of the generosity of more than 520 donors, the Division will always have a top scholar in Reformation studies, and UA Special Collections now holds one of the most impressive collections of medieval and Reformation documents in the county. In 1998, the Oberman research library was appraised at $1.2 million and said to be the largest collection of its kind remaining in private hands in North America. Oberman accumulated a library of more than 10,000 volumes, some of which are quite rare, including more than 100 original Martin Luther texts and more than 60 John Calvin texts. The library also contains writings from the Second Vatican Council and is thought to be the only complete holding of this kind outside of


official Catholic Church archives. To symbolize the transfer of the Oberman library to Special Collections, four of Oberman’s grandchildren each passed a volume of Heiko’s most valuable title, “Opera d. Huldrychi Zuinglii” (1545), into the hands of Carla Stoffle, the dean of UA Libraries, during a celebratory banquet in October. “I used to fantasize about the day when we could announce, ‘the Oberman Chair Endowment is complete!’” said Karant-Nunn, who worked tirelessly over the years alongside senior program coordinator Luise Betterton and staff member Sandra Kimball, as well as dedicated community members, especially the fundraising committee (which along with Karant-Nunn and Betterton, included Richard Duffield, chair, Sandy Hatfield, Ginny Healy, Hester Oberman, Toetie Oberman and John Schaefer). Their efforts to keep the fundraising momentum going were strengthened by an anonymous benefactor who established matching gift challenges. “I would like to thank all the donors for their indispensable part in our collective triumph,” said Duffield. “Many donors contributed because they wanted to retain Heiko Oberman’s incomparable legacy for the University of Arizona.”

Photos (Top, l-r): Regents’ Professor Susan Karant-Nunn, Toetie Oberman and Professor Ute Lotz-Heumann, who holds the Oberman Chair. The Oberman Chair was filled in 2008 after an international search. Lutz-Heumann was selected from the Humboldt University in Berlin. (Middle): A display of rare books at the banquet in October. (Bottom): Karant-Nunn viewing a manuscript in the Oberman research library. Photos by Mia Schnaible.

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Than Just a Classroom The Robidoux Gift Creates Space for Community

Black boards with a white chalky film. Beige floors, beige walls and beige ceilings. A metal A/V cart with a wobbly wheel. While such classrooms may bring with them a tiny wave of nostalgia, they are hardly conducive to 21st century learning standards. Enter Melody Robidoux and her Foundation. Robidoux’s generous gift will allow for an entire refit of Social Sciences room 311 — a mid-sized classroom with big dreams. In its second life, it will have videoconferencing, SMART boards and multimedia equipment. More importantly, it will be a welcoming space flexible enough to hold lectures, as well as receptions. But the transformation that Robidoux is interested in is not technology based. It’s turning a nondescript space into a place where community can grow — a place where clubs can form, lectures on civic responsibility can be held, and high school students can get their first taste of higher learning. “What we want to do is engage students in more than just going to class,” said Robidoux. “We want to create a gathering place where there could be discussions on civics and politics and good government.” Robidoux’s interest in politics is long-standing. The first person in her family to go to college, Robidoux graduated from the UA with a degree in political science and a minor in history. (She wrote her honor’s thesis on Reagan’s run for a second term.) She went on to get her law degree from the UA. Her career took a left turn, and she ended up working in technology, eventually selling her shares of Artisoft to venture capitalists. With this money, she stared a Foundation, so she could immediately begin to work on public policy. Her

passions: women’s issues, children’s issues, social justice, politics and education. Melody and the Robidoux Foundation have a history of giving to the UA and the community. Robidoux cofounded the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona. She made a gift to the capital building campaign of the James E. Rogers College of Law and chose to have a high-tech seminar room named in the Foundation’s honor. The Foundation funded Junior State of America’s expansion into Arizona, a program that fosters civic engagement for high school students. In addition, Robidoux created a history scholarship because of the impact retired Professor Richard Cosgrove had on her when she was a student. One of Robidoux’s regrets from her UA days is that she never really felt connected to a group. The size of the institution was a hindrance to finding like-minded friends. She’s hoping the Melody S. Robidoux Civic Engagement Room will be a step in the right direction. “You can build small spaces in big schools where people can make these connections — that is something we are absolutely committed to,” said Brint Milward, director of the School of Government and Public Policy. “We are so thankful that Melody’s generous gift has given us the means to do it.”

Melody Robidoux with Brint Milward. Robidoux’s gift will transform an old classroom in the School of Government and Public Policy into a space equipped to build minds and community. Photo by Lori Harwood. Background photo by Michael Hillman.

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Christina-Taylor Green and Daniel Hernandez, Jr. The tragedy in Tucson on Jan. 8 ripped a hole in the psyche of Tucson and, indeed, the country. People were compelled to do something — anything — to help and to heal. People held vigils and prayer meetings. Flowers and teddy bears adorned the Safeway store where the tragedy occurred and the hospital where the survivors were recovering. People from all over the world sent the Green family cards to let them know that they also mourned the loss of Christina-Taylor. One effort to build something positive out of the tragedy started with Phil and Carol Lyons. The Lyonses contacted SBS and asked the College to establish a scholarship in the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) in the names of Christina-Taylor Green, who died in the shooting, and Daniel Hernandez, Jr., an SGPP student whose bravery helped save U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life. The Lyonses have agreed to donate to the scholarship through a separate fund they established at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona in the names of ChristinaTaylor and Daniel. “Here’s a young man who had been interning with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords only five days and he put his life at risk to save her,” Phil Lyons said of Hernandez. “And the idea of a young girl losing her life just added to the sadness and tragedy of the entire situation.” Providing this scholarship support is important to the philanthropic couple. “I’m a huge believer in equality of

opportunity,” Phil Lyons said. “I like the idea of doing something tangible that will affect, hopefully, a lot of lives.” Born on Sept. 11, 2001, ChristinaTaylor had shown an interest in civics and government from an early age. She had recently been elected to the student council at her elementary school and attended Giffords’ “Congress on Your Corner” event to learn more about the political process.

You can donate to the scholarship fund online at: http://www.uafoundation. org/give/fund/hernandez. For more information, please contact Ginny Healy at 520-621-3938 or

Hernandez, 20, ran toward the gunfire to stay with Giffords and administer first aid. Hernandez has publicly stated since the tragedy that he thinks the “real heroes” are public servants like Giffords — people who dedicate their lives to helping others. Due to both young people’s interest in government and the fact that Hernandez is a UA political science major, Phil Lyons thought donating to an SGPP scholarship would be a fitting way to honor them. “I can’t think of a more appropriate way to recognize two young people who have both moved us and inspired us,” agreed Brint Milward, SGPP director. “This scholarship will help many people who wish to go into public service.”


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“...At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized — at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do — it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” ~ President Barack Obama The above words were spoken by President Obama at the memorial for the victims of the Jan. 8, 2011, tragedy in Tucson. In response, the University of Arizona — led by Provost Meredith Hay and Regent Fred DuVal — created the National Institute for Civil Discourse, which is a national, nonpartisan center for debate, research, education and policy generation regarding civic engagement and civility in public discourse consistent with First Amendment principles. The Institute is housed in SBS’s School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP), in collaboration with the UA Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government in the James E. Rogers College of Law. SGPP director Brint Milward is the director of the Institute, and Rehnquist director Sally Rider is co-director.

business and media model of our age which attracts an audience by catering to existing fears and beliefs, rather than challenging them,” Milward said. “While this is a very good way to stir people up around issues they are passionate about and against people perceived as thinking differently, it is a terrible way to govern a great nation which requires respect for opposing views, debate and compromise.” While the idea of encouraging civil discourse sounds good, how can the Institute compel public leaders and media commentators to eschew name calling and hyperbole to focus on the issues? In short, how can the Institute help us share ideas respectfully? What Will the Institute Do? The Institute has mapped out a multi-prong approach to accomplishing its mission. Plans include: • Conduct and publicize research on civic engagement, civility and public discourse • Organize annual conferences and workshops in Tucson, Washington D.C. and across the nation • Engage in outreach to other centers, institutes and foundations working on related issues • Develop an internship program for students to engage in research on civility with public officials • Develop interdisciplinary, campus-based programs that promote civil discourse and civic engagement In addition, the Institute recently issued a call for proposals open to all UA faculty. Grant recipients may be invited to present working papers at the Institute’s inaugural conference in January 2012.

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Who’s Involved? If the stature of the people affiliated with the Institute is any indication, it will have the influence to make a real difference in the country. Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton serve as honorary chairs. “I am honored to join President Clinton in supporting this important effort at such a critical time in our nation’s history,” said President Bush. “Our country needs a setting for political debate that is both frank and civil, and the National Institute for Civil Discourse can make a significant contribution toward reaching this goal.” “I believe that the National Institute for Civil Discourse can elevate the tone of dialogue in our country, and in so doing, help us to keep moving toward ‘a more perfect union,’” said President Clinton. “I’m pleased to join President George H.W. Bush to help advance this important effort.”



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National Board of Advisors Honorary Chairs  George H. W. Bush 41st President of the United States  Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States Honorary Co-Chairs  Tom Daschle Former Majority Leader, U.S. Senate  Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Retired) Board Members  Madeleine Albright Former U.S. Secretary of State  Donna Brazile Vice Chair of the DNC and Managing Director of Brazile & Associates, LLC  Katie Couric Journalist  Kenneth M. Duberstein Former White House Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan  Trey Grayson Director, Harvard University’s Institute of Politics  Jim Kolbe Former Member of Congress, Arizona  General Colin L. Powell U.S. Army (Retired) Former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  Robert Reich Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley and Former U.S. Secretary of Labor  Bill Richardson 30th Governor of New Mexico  Scott Simon Host, “Weekend Edition,” National Public Radio, and Novelist  Alan K. Simpson Former U.S. Senator, Wyoming  Greta Van Susteren Host, “On the Record,” FOX News Channel



Working Board • Fred DuVal, Chair Vice Chair, Arizona Board of Regents • Kurt Davis Founding Partner, FirstStrategic • Kirk Emerson Former Director, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the Morris K. Udall Foundation • David Falck Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Pinnacle West • Richard Gilman Publisher Emeritus, Boston Globe • Jack Jewett President and CEO, The Flinn Foundation • Joe Kalt Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School • Toni Massaro Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law and Dean Emerita, UA James E. Rogers College of Law • Fletcher McCusker Chairman and CEO, Providence Service Corporation • Bruce Meyerson Director, Arizona Humanities Council Ex-Officio Members • Meredith Hay Provost, The University of Arizona • Brint Milward Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse, and Director, UA School of Government and Public Policy • Sally Rider Co-Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse, and Director, William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government, UA James E. Rogers College of Law

The list of the board members (see left) illustrates both the diversity of participants and the national commitment to this Institute. Closer to home, Milward said more than 50 UA faculty who conduct research related to civil discourse have been identified, including many SBS faculty — from areas such as philosophy, communication, sociology and public policy. For example, Kate Kenski, assistant professor of communication, has published more than 30 articles and book chapters on political communication. Her recent book “The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election” is the 2011 winner of the International Communication Association Outstanding Book Award. Robin Stryker, professor of sociology, has examined legislative, media and legal debates over hot button policy issues, showing how the framing of these debates can heighten divisiveness. And Kevin Coe, assistant professor of communication, is coauthor of the award-winning book “The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America,” which documents the increasingly partisan tenor of the religious rhetoric used in American politics. How Will the Institute be Funded? The Institute is funded by private dollars, and several donors have already stepped up to make substantial, multi-year commitments. SBS board member Fletcher McCusker, chairman and CEO of Providence Service Corporation, made a generous contribution to the Institute and also donated the physical space for the new headquarters in downtown Tucson. “There are few opportunities in one’s life where you get a chance to change the world,” said McCusker. “We thought the National Institute for Civil Discourse could,


“All the incentives and political rewards in our current political system are towards conflict, and vitriol. The question for us is: How might we make the preservation of our democracy’s capacity for effective decisionmaking a value of equal weight and consideration?” ~ Fred DuVal, vice chair of the Arizona Board of Regents

in fact, influence the acceptability of vitriolic debate, and, in turn, make the world a better place. We are proud of our involvement with the University of Arizona, the Arizona Board of Regents, Regent Fred DuVal, President Clinton and President Bush and very pleased to be able to house the Institute in downtown Tucson.” Joseph Anderson, former chairman and chief executive officer of Schaller Anderson, also has pledged a major gift. “Our society has become polarized, which has only driven wedges between people rather than persuade them with different points of view,” said Anderson. “John Kennedy and Barry Goldwater could discuss issues and walk away, perhaps not friends but respectful of each other’s opinion. They lived in a time when people could talk without name-calling, debate without hatefulness, and express their feelings without being rude. That’s where I hope the Institute leads us.” The Finley Family Foundation’s gift was made in honor of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who has been a friend of the family since she was in high school. “The second reason we gave was we have a lot of differences in our family,” said John Finley. “I’m fairly conservative, and my wife, son and daughter are liberal. But we can talk. We thought there was an opportunity now where we could have an actual national discussion about how we should be interacting with each other.” What’s Next? Right now, the Institute staff, which includes managing director Jane Prescott-Smith and development director Kristin Almquist, are working with board member Joe


On May 10, the National Institute for Civil Discourse held a celebration for the opening of its headquarters in downtown Tucson. (Top, l-r): John Almquist, John Finley and Audrey Finley. The Finley Family Foundation are donors to the Institute. (Bottom, l-r): Fletcher McCusker, Gwen Weiner, John Paul Jones III and Brint Milward. McCusker donated the physical space for the headquarters. Photos by Christine Scheer.

Kalt to plan an executive session with media, academic, government and corporate leaders regarding the current state of civil discourse in the country and how to proceed with constructive solutions. The stakes are high. “In a world of instant communication, it is more important now than at any other time in our history that we find avenues to speak across political divides and party lines, and communicate in ways that will foster dialogue, conversation and legitimate debate,” said Milward.

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The Magellan Circle is a society of donors who contribute to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The money raised in the Magellan Circle supports the Dean’s Fund for Excellence, which funds student/faculty research, and teaching and research awards. Thank you to all our Magellan Circle members for their ongoing support of SBS!

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This year, Magellan Circle funds supported public outreach and facultysupervised student research, including: • “Beyond the Border,” which is a semester-long international and cross-cultural student reporting project developed by Journalism Assistant Professor Celeste González de Bustamante. The project gave students hands-on journalism experience in areas of historical and contemporary conflict. The students’ work was featured in the Tucson Weekly. • Roberto Rodriguez, assistant professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies, received funds that allowed students to participate in a

Photo from 2010 Magellan Circle Celebration Dinner, l-r: Sandy and Karl Elers; Steve Lynn presenting the “Outstanding Service Award” to Betsy Bolding; Jan Lesher, Margy McGonagill, Michael Keith, Kristin Almquist and Sarah Smallhouse; SBS Dean J.P. Jones (right) presenting the “Faculty Fundraising Award” to Philosophy Professor David Schmidtz; Rod Pace, president and CEO of Rosemont Copper, the title sponsor for the dinner, with Paul Robbins, director of the School of Geography and Development. Photos by Christine Scheer.



conference about issues facing the state of Arizona. • “SBS Immigration Week: Examining Causes, Expanding Solutions.” (See page 24 for more details.)

Photo at left by Miguel Folch. Photo opposite page by Celeste González de Bustamante. Below: Anthropology Regents’ Professor and Je Tsongkhapa Chair John Olsen and his mom, Eleanor Olsen, who are both Magellan Circle members. Photo by Christine Scheer.

Earl H. Carroll Fellows David Gibbs, professor in the Department of History, plans to use his Magellan Circle stipend to support his travels to archival sources in the United States and Great Britain related to his study of U.S. foreign policy during the 1970s.

Heidi Harley, professor in the Department of Linguistics, plans to use her stipend to continue her study of the grammar of the endangered Hiaki language (Yaqui).

Robin Stryker, professor in the Department of Sociology, will use her stipend on travel to conduct in-depth interviews for her project on government regulation of equal employment opportunities.

Teaching Awards Student Emily Bo wen (rig reportin ht) g for th e “Beyon the Bord d er” proj ect

Samira Farwaneh, associate professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, studies Arabic and dialect phonology, as well as gender and linguistic behavior in the Middle East.

Amy Fountain, lecturer in linguistics, studies Navajo language, phonology and morphology, and language endangerment and revitalization.

Scott Lucas, associate professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, studies Hadith literature, Qur’an, Islamic law and early Islamic history.

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Honor Roll Circumnavigators (Lifetime members) Anonymous (3) Rowene Aguirre-Medina & Roy Medina The Anderson Family Foundation Paul & Alice Baker* Thomas & Olga Bever* Betsy Bolding Larry & Jana Bradley Arch & Laura Brown Earl H. & Louise Carroll* Raúl H. & Patricia Castro Joseph & Ruth Cramer* Donald & Joan Diamond Ruth & Steve Dickstein A. Richard Diebold* Sally Drachman Richard & Mary Rose Duffield Karl & Stevie Eller Betty Feinberg The Finley Family Foundation Jan Harelson & John Guilbert Matthew & Julie Harelson Mark Harlan & Deni Seymour Agnese Haury* Peter Hayes Helios Education Foundation Frederick W. Henninger, Jr. William & Flora Hewlett Foundation James L. & Joanne Hunter Nicholas & Athena Karabots Thomas & Reenie Keating

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Ken & Randy Kendrick Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Lessner Family Trust William Longacre* Steve & Nancy Lynn* Marshall Foundation Fletcher & Elizabeth McCusker James S. McDonnell Foundation Bill Nugent Geertruida Oberman Eleanor L. Olsen* Melody Robidoux, the Melody S. Robidoux Foundation James & Beverly Rogers Roshan Institute of Cultural Heritage Ronald & Beverly Rose Adib & Entisar “Vivi” Sabbagh* John & Helen Schaefer* Sherwin Scott Irving Silverman Luda Soldwedel* Southwestern Foundation Raymond & Tina Spencer Estate of John F. Tanner, Sandy & Karl Elers Vital Projects Fund Estate of Barbara K. Wheat Duane and Linda Whitaker*

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Laurel Wilkening Melvin & Enid Zuckerman Patrons — $1,500 (Student scholar donors) Rowene AguirreMedina & Roy Medina Michael Bonine* Earl H. & “I support the Mage llan Louise Carroll* investment, in stude Circle because I believe my nts and in faculty res a difference and ch earch, can make Jerry & Sandra ange the world in real and measurable ways.” ~ Rowene DeGrazia Aguirre-Medina wit h Carolina Alonzo Bert Falbaum & Margaret Houghton* Bruce & Edythe Gissing Pam Grissom* Susan Karant-Nunn* Michael & Nancy Honkamp Henry & Margaret Kenski Hervey Hotchkiss & Jan Konstanty & Susan Parker-Hotchkiss Patricia Wallace James L. & Joanne Hunter Dale Kunkel & Jack Jewett Leslie Kent Kunkel* John Paul Jones III* Diana Liverman Thomas & Reenie Keating J. Christopher Maloney & G. Alfred & Anna Kennedy Judith Nantell* Lisa Lovallo Selma Paul Marks* Steve & Nancy Lynn* Sallie Marston Susan E. Newman Benjamin Menges Charles & Patricia Pettis* Barbara Mills & T.J. Ferguson Conrad & Ann Plimpton Beth Mitchneck & Paul Carter Revell Rayne Alberto & Gesine Moore Bonham Richardson Eleanor L. Olsen* Melody Robidoux John W. Olsen & Ken & Linda Robin Ovadan Amanova-Olsen* Leo A. Roop* Evie Pozez Adib & Entisar “Vivi” Ruthann Pozez Sabbagh* Bruce Seligmann & Karen David & Andrea Stein Junghans Chuck Strub & Doris Chapel Anne & Robert Segal Gwen Weiner James Studwell & Explorers — $1,000 Dennis & Sherrill Bambauer* Albert & Susan Bergesen Theodore & Karen Borek Garry Bryant & Margy McGonagill Esther Capin George & Marjorie Cunningham Steve & Ruth Dickstein Edward Donnerstein & Deborah Levine Donnerstein* Greg & Lisa Fahey* Lillian Fisher Adel Gamal Gerald & LaDona Geise

Ginny Healy* Steve Tuttle Anthony & Joan Vuturo Bill A. Wing & Jacqueline Sharkey* J. Edward Wright* Carla Zingarelli-Rosenlicht

Corporate Patrons Cox Communications Rosemont Copper Tucson Electric Power, a Unisource Energy Company

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Magellan Circle Scholars, 2010. Photo by Christine Scheer.

2010 Magellan Circle Scholars We are pleased to announce our 2010 Magellan Circle scholars! Due to the generosity of their Magellan Circle patrons, scholars received $500 and the chance to meet their patrons at a breakfast in December 2010.

Anthony Adams Philosophy Patrons: Jack & Joyce Jewett Danielle Allen Philosophy Patrons: Earl & Louise Carroll Ray Almanza Philosophy Patron: Leo Roop Carolina Alonzo Mexican American Studies & Pre-Nursing Patrons: Rowene AguirreMedina & Roy Medina Eileen Baca Anthropology Patron: Gwen Weiner Amanda Bahe Journalism Patrons: Bruce & Edythe Gissing Danielle Broden Near Eastern Studies Patrons: Adib & Vivi Sabbagh Audrey Copeland Anthropology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Patron: Pam Grissom Amanda Cox Anthropology Patron: John Paul Jones III Joseph D’Aquisto Linguistics & Russian Studies Patron: Reenie Keating Skye Fernandez Economics, Sociology & French Patrons: Bruce & Edythe Gissing

Maria Garcia Political Science & English Patron: Rosemont Copper

Magda Mankel Anthropology Patron: Tom Keating

Kaitlin Simpson Communication Patrons: Steve & Nancy Lynn

Adam Gold Political Science, Psychology & Creative Writing Patron: Pam Grissom

Katherine Mount Regional Development Patron: Rosemont Copper

Leanne Trujillo Latin American Studies & Political Science Patrons: Bruce & Edythe Gissing

Jaymes Hall Political Science & Near Eastern Studies Patron: Michael Bonine Latika Kapoor Economics Patron: Melody Robidoux Hallie Keating Anthropology Patrons: Bruce & Edythe Gissing Laila Khalil Political Science Patrons: Margaret Houghton & Bertam Falbaum Meardey Kong Philosophy, Political Science, Economics & Law Patrons: Adib & Vivi Sabbagh Dolphin Law Anthropology, 2D Studio & Japanese Patron: Rosemont Copper Tara Malone Judaic Studies Patrons: David & Andrea Stein


Monique Nettleford-Bruce Political Science Patrons: Earl & Louise Carroll Ariel Paret Judaic Studies Patrons: David & Andrea Stein Adrienne Perez Public Administration & Policy Patrons: James & Joanne Hunter Monique Perez History Patrons: Hervey Hotchkiss & Susan Parker-Hotchkiss David Rader Political Science Patrons: G. Alfred & Anna Kennedy

Sadie Weiss Geography Patrons: Jerry & Sandra DeGrazia

Magellan Circle Book Scholarship Vanessa Torrecillas Journalism & Physiology Patrons: Sidney Buckman & Carol Curtis Donnerstein Magellan Circle Grad Fellowship Patricia Domschke Communication

Holly Schempf Geography Patron: Rosemont Copper William Schlanger Near Eastern Studies Patron: Bonham Richardson

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Special SBS Events ts iences presen ehavioral Sc B & al ci So of The College

In March, SBS presented “Immigration Week: Examining Causes, Expanding Solutions.” SBS faculty joined with other UA and community experts to lead the dialogue about a topic that is so important to our state and the country. The week included community panels on immigration and social justice, law and security, public health, and the economy, as well as films, poetry, music, a youth engagement day and a daylong SBS research showcase.

Photos (Top): U.S. Marshal David Gonzales and Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon spoke on immigration, security and the law. (Middle): Raquel RubioGoldsmith, a lecturer in Mexican American studies, spoke on immigration and human rights. (Bottom): Composer and performer Guillermo Sáenz.

This past homecoming, in honor of the University of Arizona’s 125th anniversary, SBS partied like it was 1885! Homecoming was bigger and better than ever, and we had two days of learning and merriment. On Friday, Oct. 22, SBS participated in the 2010 Collegiate and Campus Showcase presented by the University of Arizona Alumni Association. Presentations included “The Future of Libraries and Library Education” by the School of Information Resources and Library Science, “The Sonoran Desert and Beyond” by David Yetman, research social scientist for the Southwest Center, and “The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election” by Kate Kenski, associate professor in the Department of Communication. On Saturday, SBS had its annual homecoming bash at our local watering hole, The Shanty. Our homecoming chair was Lisa Lovallo, SBS board member and Cox Communications’ vice president and system manager for Southern Arizona. The Shanty also displayed a “history of homecoming” exhibit and video, prepared by the UA student chapter of the Society of American Archivists.


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A special thanks goes to Bill Nugent, SBS board member, alumnus and owner of The Shanty, for sponsoring the event.

a) Homecoming chair Lisa Lovallo (center) with her parents, Joe and Nancy Lovallo. b) Near Eastern studies major Danielle Broden was our student speaker. c) Bill Nugent, Meredith Hay, UA executive vice president and provost, and John Paul Jones III, dean of SBS. d) Jan Konstanty, SBS board member, Nancy Lynn and Steve Lynn, SBS board chair. e) John Paul Jones III, Peggy Johnson, executive director of the Loft Cinema, and Joe Tarver. f) LuisCarlos Romero-Davis, a Latin American studies alumnus, was named “40 under 40 Man of the Year” by the Arizona Daily Star in 2010. Photos by Christine Scheer.


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he recent creation of a UA downtown campus — in the former Walgreens building, now called Roy Place building — is another critical step in revitalizing downtown Tucson.

“A vibrant downtown has to include a mix of corporate, art, music, dining, nightlife, residential and educational,” said Fletcher McCusker, CEO and chairman of the board for Providence Service Corporation, and an SBS advisory board member. “For the University of Arizona to commit to the Roy Place building and add hundreds of students to the downtown scene is another game changer for downtown Tucson. A year from now no one will recognize downtown.”

Paul Robbins, director of the School of Geography and Development, said that holding classes downtown will allow the school to more closely serve the needs of the downtown businesses and government agencies.

SBS, along with the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, has been on the forefront of establishing a UA presence downtown.

According to John Paul Jones III, dean of SBS, there are also plans to move the College’s internship programs downtown. “We hope students and employers will both begin to use the downtown space as a place to meet and match up with one another,” said Jones. “Certainly we want our interns to be a part of the professional life of downtown Tucson.”

The School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) will be offering its Master of Public Administration (MPA) program downtown, holding 12 evening classes per semester. Currently, there are 95 students in the school’s two-year MPA program. “It will allow much easier access to our program for working professionals who wish to take programs in the evening, especially if they are working for the City of Tucson, Pima County or for one of the nonprofit agencies located in the downtown area,” said Brint Milward, director of SGPP. SBS is also planning to hold workshops for its new Master of Science program in Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) at the downtown campus.



“It will also give our students hands-on access to the people involved in making site selections, infrastructural improvements and transportation plans for future improvement of downtown Tucson,” said Robbins.

SBS plans to begin offering courses at Roy Place in 2012; however, the building still needs furniture, computers and other improvements. If you would like to help, please contact Ginny Healy at 520-621-3938 or Below: The Roy Place building is named after one of Tucson’s most influential architects of the early 20th century. The facade of the building was recently restored to its original 1928 design. Inset: John Paul Jones III, Jan Cervelli, dean of the UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Robert Shelton, president of the University of Arizona, Fletcher McCusker, Michael Keith, CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership, and Larry Hecker, a member of the Downtown Tucson Partnership board, at the dedication of the Roy Place building.


departmental updates

developments in sbs

Each SBS unit has chosen an update to share with alumni and friends of the College.

Communication majors on a field trip to Shanghai as part of their study abroad experience in Nanjing, China.

Anthropology The School of Anthropology is partnering with the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s Heritage Program to offer undergraduates valuable research experience. The three-year program is funded by a $254,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Each summer, eight students spend six weeks learning ethnographic research and geographic information systems theory and methods. Students are contributing to the creation of a Western Apache cultural and historical atlas, and their projects will also be adapted for cultural education classes in reservation schools. Last summer, students completed projects ranging from documenting

clan origin sites to mapping the extent of invasive plant species on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

Communication The Department of Communication has been developing study abroad opportunities for its students and now has programs running in Nanjing, China, and Orvieto, Italy. More than a hundred communication majors have taken classes at these locations. In addition, this fall the department will be offering a revised “Intercultural Communication” class in Tucson, taught by new faculty member Maggie Pitts, who

Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, professors in the School of Anthropology, are excavating the Maya site of Ceibal, located in Guatemala. They have chronicled their experience in an online journal in The New York Times.


has expertise in helping students prepare for international experiences. Soon, the department hopes to offer an “International and Intercultural Communication” track within its major and minor. “The environment in which our students will work when they leave the University of Arizona is incredibly international and intercultural,” said Professor Jake Harwood. “International experiences are no longer a luxury for students getting ready to enter the workplace; they are a necessity.”

Gender and Women’s Studies Associate Professor Jennifer Croissant recently received a three-year research grant titled “Collaboration and Climate” from the National Science Foundation. To understand important issues in science policy, one must understand collaboration. Two of the more pressing issues in science policy are women’s participation in science and ethical issues in science. Croissant will be investigating collaboration in the chemical sciences in order to develop deeper knowledge about both women in science and how scientists think broadly about ethical issues and responsibilities in their field. Croissant will observe how different approaches to collaboration among men and women chemists are employed on a daily basis, and what kinds of laboratory organization are conducive to innovative collaboration.

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Geography graduate student Andrea Prichard went to France for six weeks as part of a research exchange facilitated by the joint international unit on water, environment and public policy.

Geography and Development Geographer Connie Woodhouse completed a research study using dendrochronology that suggests that a 60-year-old drought in the Southwest — like that which occurred as recently as the 12th century — would irreparably affect water supplies in our region and in Mexico. By figuring out when and for how long drought and warm temperatures coincided in the past, Woodhouse and colleagues identified plausible worst-case scenarios for the future. Such scenarios can

The Arizona Model United Nations (AzMUN) group — advised by Bill Dixon, professor in the School of Government and Public Policy — won the “Clinton Global Initiative” award for their work with Mexican high school students. The project was featured at the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in April, which was aired on MTV. The AzMUN is a student-run academic simulation of the United Nations that educates young people about the value of international diplomacy. The students’ project “Bridging the U.S.-Mexico Border: Regional Dialogue through Global Education” will make their annual conference more accessible to underprivileged youth in Sonora, Mexico, and Arizona.

History The Department of History will welcome a new colleague in the fall, Professor Minayo Nasiali. Nasiali’s research focuses on immigrant communities in postwar Marseille, France, especially the history of public housing and social welfare as well as national and international debates about race and citizenship. She’ll join Professors Julia Clancy-Smith and Miranda Spieler to support an outstanding program in French history and to teach classes on modern Europe, imperial cities and decolonization. Nasiali is a graduate of Stanford University and received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Information Resources and Library Science The Arizona Library Information Center for the Environment (ALICE) and the Arizona Museum Information Center for the Environment (AMICE) — groups started by Bryan Heidorn, director of the School of Information Resources and Library Science — are working on the project “Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of the Arizona Environment.” The groups plan to gather and disseminate information about peoples, plants and animals associated with specific pieces of public land in Arizona,

UA students James Vancel, Ariel Sim, Angela Barraza and Francisco Lara Garcia at the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in April.

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developments in sbs including the Tucson Sabino Canyon. Libraries, museums, state and federal agencies, and universities are valuable repositories of information about the environmental past of Arizona. The group will use social media tools, smart phones and other tools to map the current distribution of species across the landscape. They will also use environmental modeling tools to predict the life of those lands.

Journalism An anonymous donor has created a permanent endowment in the School of Journalism to fund international travel for deserving journalism students. Preference for the $1,000 award is given to graduate students who are taking part in one of the school’s study abroad programs, an international journalism internship, or other UA programs in other countries, such as language-study programs. The school is offering study abroad programs in Italy and Costa Rica in 2011. Plans are underway to offer a study abroad program in Jordan in 2012. The school’s International Journalism Program features faculty with decades of experience reporting from Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Linguistics Professor Andrew Carnie heads a research project analyzing and documenting Scottish Gaelic, the most at-risk of Celtic languages. Photo is of the UA linguistics research team in Scotland (l-r): Micaya Clymer, Lio Mathieu, Muriel Fisher, Jessamyn Schertz and Colin Gorrie.

Judaic Studies The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies received a 2011 American-Israeli Cooperative Exchange Conference grant. They are now planning for this town/gown conference, which is titled “On the Verge of a Paradigmatic Shift? Symposium on the U.S.-Israel Relationship.” It will explore key strategic issues and look at changing dynamics in the past and present relationship between Israel and the United States. With all the changes occurring in the Middle East and North Africa, this conference is timelier than ever.

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oral Sciences Rankings SBS graduate programs ranked by the National Research Council (NRC) continue to be among the leaders in their fields nationally! Looking at the best end of the range in either of the study’s two ranking methods, eight SBS graduate programs assessed by the NRC study were ranked in the top 25 in their respective disciplines. In many of these fields, there are several hundred competing programs in the United States.


The Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies hosted a launch lunch on April 4, 2011, to formally begin its new fundraising campaign to augment its Ora DeConcini Martin and Morris Martin General Endowment. The Division will focus on increasing this endowment to a minimum of $500,000, so that it results in an annual stipend for either a graduate student engaged in archival research abroad or for one nearing the completion of his/her dissertation. At present, the endowment stands at approximately $111,000. To donate online, go to: http://www.

Latin American Studies The Center for Latin American Studies was recently awarded $680,000 in Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) from the U.S. Department of Education. The Center selected

12 students for the summer FLAS fellowships for travel to Latin America to learn Portuguese, Garifuna, Hatian Kreole, Maya Kaqchikel, Mixtec and Tsotsil. Additionally, eight students were selected to receive FLAS fellowships for the 2011-2012 year to study Portuguese on campus and to create new courses on Maya Kaqchikel. FLAS fellows came from across SBS departments, including anthropology, geography, history, gender and women’s studies, and Latin American studies.

Linguistics The Department of Linguistics continues to make huge strides in revitalizing endangered languages. Mutsun was spoken near San Juan Bautista, Calif., until approximately 1930 when the last fluent speaker died. Natasha Warner and graduate students have compiled a dictionary from published Mutsun sources and field notes, assisting in the development of language teaching materials. Heidi Harley researches the grammar of the endangered Hiaki language (Yaqui) by preserving recorded histories of Arizona’s Yaqui people. Teaching Navajo language and linguistics to school teachers in various reservations is Mary Willie’s main focus. Ofelia Zepeda’s commitment to improving literacy in the Tohono O’odham language encouraged community support for the Tohono O’odham Dictionary Project. Adam Ussishkin is digitizing an under-documented European language, Maltese. You can support UA students carrying out language revitalization work by giving to the Kenneth Hale Scholarship online at: hale.

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David Yetman, research social scientist in the Southwest Center, in Chile. Yetman is working with videographer Dan Duncan on “In the Americas with David Yetman” for PBS.

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to acknowledge Grafton Berger for his wonderful and continuing generosity to the department through his annual gifts over the past 15 years. Upon retiring from a very successful career in business and a leadership position with the Burr-Brown Corporation, Berger turned to philosophy and completed the equivalent of the major in philosophy by enrolling and excelling in a demanding array of courses in the philosophy department. Students using the philosophy department’s library today will almost certainly discover that they’re reading books purchased for the department by this generous benefactor.

SBS Research Institute Mexican American Studies On April 3, the Department of Mexican American Studies held the first Consuelo I. Aguilar Scholarship Walk/Run. More than 100 people participated in the event, which helped the department raise more than $10,000 and establish a scholarship with the UA Foundation. The event was covered by FOX News. Also, faculty Anna Ochoa O’Leary, Raquel RubioGoldsmith and Antonio Estrada participated in “SBS Immigration Week,” both on the planning committee and on panels related to human rights and public health.

Middle Eastern Studies The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), which is part of the new School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, has been working with UA Study Abroad to develop a program in Irbid, Jordan, at Yarmouk University. Recently, Christian Sinclair, assistant director of CMES, traveled to Jordan and met with the president and staff of Yarmouk University to discuss the plans for the program, which will include Arabic, Middle Eastern studies, journalism and environmental studies. Beginning in summer 2012, UA students will be able to spend seven weeks in Jordan earning UA credit.

language coordinator and assistant professor of Arabic. In addition, NES’s newest subunit, the Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC), has gained international attention with its Weekly Bulletin, video interviews and publications in Al Jazeera English. SISMEC is also organizing a series of live video collaborations with the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore. With a new dual degree M.A. program between Near Eastern studies and the School of Government and Public Policy just approved, and the recent transformation of the department into the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the unit is poised for new prominence nationally and internationally.

SBSRI welcomes its new faculty fellow, Cecile McKee, professor of linguistics and cognitive science. McKee will provide a leadership role in enhancing research for the College of SBS by working with individuals and teams of faculty and student researchers to increase the amount of externally funded research in the College. An early goal is to identify groups of faculty across departments to collaborate on interdisciplinary grant-writing projects. McKee brings valuable experience as a former program officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and as the recipient of an NSF collaborative grant for research on child language development.

The main library at Yarmouk University in Jordan. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Near Eastern Studies The Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES) hired Sonia Shiri to be its new Middle Eastern




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Sociology Sociologist Louise Roth received a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project “Legal and Insurance Environments Impact and Health Practices.” Cesarean delivery accounts for approximately one-third of American births, more than double the World Health Organization’s recommendations. To what extent are obstetricians’ perceptions and fears about liability connected to actual malpractice risk? Using Vital Statistics birth certificate data, the National Inpatient Samples data on hospitals, and state-level measures of legal and insurance regulations, Roth is conducting a novel analysis of the effects of litigation and managed care on obstetric practices. Her research also includes interviews with medical negligence attorneys, obstetricians, certified nurse midwives and hospital administrators.

The Southwest Center For 10 years, research social scientist David Yetman was host of the PBS documentary series “The Desert Speaks.” Videographer Dan Duncan, who recently received his M.A. in Latin American studies at the University of Arizona, has now joined Yetman as resident documentary filmmaker at the Southwest Center. Duncan was producer and videographer for “The Desert

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anywhere, any time. And that was not popular during the years she was teaching. You were supposed to be an academic and publish for your peers.” Thompson concurs. “She had a sense of responsibility to the public and the community that gave her an almost missionary zeal to introduce the entire world to the beauty, skill and creativity of Indian artists and artisans,” he wrote. Sandy Elers, who married mining engineer Karl Emerson Elers and received her UA degree in elementary education, said that it was a bit unusual to have a “career mom” while growing up. “I grew up with the idea that I could do anything I wanted to,” said Elers. “I


Speaks” for nearly 20 years and is the winner of multiple Emmy Awards. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Yetman and Duncan are recording whistled speech among indigenous peoples of Oaxaca, Mexico. In addition, they are completing the first season of a new PBS television series titled “In the Americas with Dave Yetman,” as well as a new series on Mexican fiestas.

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Diana Liverman, Ph.D. Thomas G. Bever, Ph.D. Photos by Patrick McArdle/UANews.

SIROW researchers, through their iTEAM project, are working hard to improve the lives of homeless and near-homeless youth in Tucson. iTEAM provides several services to youth (ages 15-23) who identify as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer) or as a straight ally and are homeless or near homeless. All of the iTEAM participants receive intensive case management to assist with housing, independent living skills and employment, and also have access to free substance abuse treatment, sexual health education and a community of people to provide support. Since March of 2010, 71 Tucson youth have been enrolled in the project.

Congratulations to our Regents’ Professors SBS is proud to report that two new Regents’ professors were selected by the UA, and both are professors in SBS. Linguistics Professor Thomas Bever is known as one of the founding fathers of cognitive science. Diana Liverman, professor in the School of Geography and Development and co-director of the Institute of the Environment, is a leader in studying the human dimensions of global environmental change.

found out that my mom also influenced some of my friends to pursue careers not traditionally held by women.” Clara Lee’s influence on a generation of women was undeniable. “She absolutely loved teaching. She was always talking about how she loved ‘her kids,’”said Elers. “She would encourage everyone, but particularly women. “She would be very pleased to know there was an endowed professorship in her name,” Elers adds. “She felt education was terribly important. It is gratifying to know her work will go on.” To donate online, go to: tanner.

“The School of Anthropology is honored to have received the lead gift for the Clara Lee Tanner Endowed Professorship from the Tanner family. In addition to her vast knowledge of Southwest material culture, Clara Lee was a gifted and devoted teacher in Southwest anthropology. We look forward to being able to hire an individual who would follow in that tradition once the professorship is fully endowed.” ~ Barbara Mills, director of the UA School of Anthropology

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givingWAYS Savannah Guthrie, White House correspondent for NBC News and a 1993 graduate of the UA School of Journalism, spoke to nearly 100 journalism alumni and friends May 12 while in Tucson to serve as the UA’s commencement speaker. UA journalism alumni Jon and Peggy Rowley generously underwrote the cost of the event. Karl and Stevie Eller donated to the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom. Gail Paulin gave a planned gift to the Southwest Institute for Research on Women’s WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program. Paulin is the chair of the WISE advisory board.

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Rosemont Copper donated $5,000 and was the title sponsor of the Magellan Circle dinner. David Stein, an alumnus in political science, and his wife, Andrea Stein, are funding the 2011-12 Visiting Professorship in Modern Israel Studies in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies.

SBS Presents “9/11 Before and After” The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to announce a weeklong program on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Topics include the media, terrorism, security, politics and historical analysis, as well as a film and a book reading. This summer, we encourage you to read “Once in a Promised Land” by Laila Halaby, who will lead a book discussion of her novel during the 9-11 week events. All events are free and open to the community. Details are posted at:




College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Departments, Schools and Units School of Anthropology Barbara Mills 520-621-2585

Arizona Center for Judaic Studies Ed Wright 520-626-5759

Department of Communication Chris Segrin 520-621-1366

Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies Susan Karant-Nunn 520-626-5448

Department of Gender and Women’s Studies Caryl Flinn 520-621-7338 School of Geography and Development Paul Robbins 520-621-1652 School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) Brint Milward 520-621-7600 Department of History Kevin Gosner 520-621-1586 School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) Bryan Heidorn 520-621-3565 School of Journalism Jacqueline Sharkey 520-621-7556

Center for Latin American Studies Linda Green 520-626-7242 Department of Linguistics Simin Karimi 520-621-6897 Department of Mexican American Studies (MAS) Antonio Estrada 520-621-7551 School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) which includes: - Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) Anne Betteridge 520-621-5450 - Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES) Michael Bonine 520-621-8013 Department of Philosophy Christopher Maloney 520-621-5045

SBS Research Institute (SBSRI) sbsri/ Department of Sociology Albert Bergesen 520-621-3531 The Southwest Center Joseph Wilder 520-621-2484 Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) Sally Stevens 520-621-7338

Advisory Board 2011 Steve Lynn, Chair John Paul Jones III, Dean Rowene Aguirre-Medina Esther N. Capin Earl H. Carroll Michael Chihak (Honorary) Elise Collins Shields Richard Duffield (Honorary) Gerald Geise Pam Grissom Jan Harelson G. Alfred Kennedy Jan Konstanty Lisa Lovallo Fletcher McCusker Alberto Moore Bill Nugent John W. Olsen Selma Paul Marks (Honorary) Entisar “Vivi” Sabbagh Anthony Vuturo Gwen Weiner Patty Weiss (Honorary) Edward Wright

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2011 Issue Clara Lee Tanner Endowed Professorship Raymond Spencer Program in Applied Ethics Food for Thought: The School Garden Program and Research on Food Insecurity The Dr. Malakeh Taleghani Graduate Endowment in Iranian Studies The Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy Endowment Spotlight: Esther Capin Heiko A. Oberman Chair in Late Medieval and Reformation History The Melody S. Robidoux Civic Engagement Room The Christina-Taylor Green and Daniel Hernandez, Jr. Scholarship National Institute for Civil Discourse Magellan Circle Updates Immigration Week 2011/Homecoming 2010 UA Downtown Departmental Updates Giving Ways/9-11 Week 2011

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