The University of Arizona’s (UA) Community and School Garden Program’s (CSGP’s) mission is to enhance teaching and learning through incorporation of school gardens into the academic curriculum. To understand the value and impact of the CSGP, CSGP staff partnered with Josephine Korchmaros and Katie Haverly at SIROW to evaluate the impact of CSGP on K-12 students, K-12 teachers, and UA student interns involved in CSGP.

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Post date: Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:12

Monica Davis, a SIROW staff member, participated in the 1st Binational Conference on Experiences of Intervention with Migrants in National and International Levels that took place at the Universidad de Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico on November 14 and 15, 2016.  This conference, sponsored by the National Autonomous University of Mexico brought together academics, clinicians, community leaders and students from the US and Mexico.  The forum focused on policies affecting... Read more

Post date: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:19

SIROW is proud to announce that members of the SIROW Central staff were honored to win the local Lunafest film contest with their film about women’s experiences with facial hair titled, “Scruff.” Scruff will be shown at Lunafest this Tuesday, Feb 28th at 7:00pm at the Loft Cinema. 

Post date: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:16


SIROW is pleased to announce a new monthly Newsletter featuring news, highlights, and updates on our many exciting projects and events. Please follow the link below to view the newsletter available on our website.

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Post date: Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:25

Dr. Eithne Luibheid in collaboration with Dr(s) Sally Stevens and Rosi Andrade published an article titled “Intimate Attachments and Migrant Deportability: Lessons from Undocumented Mothers Seeking Benefits for Citizen Children” in the Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies. A link to the article can be found here:



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Post date: Mon, 02/27/2017 - 07:50

SIROW’s Dr. Josephine Korchmaros and Ms. Katie Haverly are working with the Community School Garden Program led by Dr. Sallie Marston from the University of Arizona’s School of Geography & Development to examine the impact of their program on K-12th grade students, their teachers, and the UA student interns working with the K-12 students. To this end, SIROW and the Community School Garden Program are utilizing a mixed method (qualitative and quantitative) evaluation design to... Read more

Post date: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:10

This 2 year project starting in March is led by SIROW’s Dr. Josephine Korchmaros in partnership with the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine’s Beacon Addiction Treatment Center. The purpose of this project is to examine the effectiveness of The Seven Challenges adapted for adults in order to build evidence for the model. To this end, SIROW and UAB will conduct an experimental study to address two questions. The first is whether adult clients of The Seven Challenges... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:14

SIROW's Libby Valdez was invited to lecture for the UA College of Public Health course CPH 405/505 Biology for Public Health. Libby presented to 60 undergraduate public health students on adolescent substance use from a Social-Ecological perspective. Students engaged in a three hour interactive session about the Social-Ecological framework, how to operationalize the framework in the context of adolescent substance use, and how they can use the framework to examine their own research topic of... Read more

Post date: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:40

SIROW Executive Director, Dr. Sally Stevens, and Senior Research Specialist, Dr. Candace Black, were featured in a UA News article posted January 17th on SIROW’s collaboration with the Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN).  SAATURN is a multi-agency coalition, including the City of Tucson Police Department and CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, which aims to provide comprehensive services to victims of trafficking, as well as to identify, arrest... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:18

A recent article in the Arizona Daily Star highlights SIROW's research on women's employment in the transportation industry.  The January 22nd article discusses a $200,000 grant awarded to SIROW by the Arizona Department of Transportation. This grant will be used to understand the factors that both promote and impede women's employment in the transportation industry. To read the article, click... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:29