SIROW's ANCHOR Staff member Ian Ellasante received the Calamus Point Scholar Award
Congratulations to 2016 Point Scholar Award Winner Ian Ellasante

Ian Ellasante
Calamus Point Scholar
University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
American Indian Studies

Seeking more than just a change in landscape, Ian Ellasante left Tennessee in 2007 and journeyed southwest toward the mountains and stately saguaros of Tucson. He settled in quickly and has contributed considerably to the city’s LGBTQ community. In roles ranging from volunteer to...

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Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:07
New SIROW Publication featuring the Special Issue of the Drug Court Review

SIROW is pleased to announce the publication of the Special Issue of the Drug Court Review, Findings from the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures, which reports recent findings from the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures (JDC/RF National Evaluation). This special issue is devoted to reporting the results of this comprehensive evaluation.

To read the Special Issue of the Drug Court Review,...

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Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:08
New SIROW Publication featuring the iSTEM Project
Motivating Young Native American Students to Pursue STEM Learning Through a Culturally Relevant Science Program

Authors: Sally Stevens, Rosi Andrade, and Melissa Page

Abstract: Data indicate that females and ethnic/race minority groups are underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce calling for innovative strategies to engage and retain them in science education and careers. This study reports on the development, delivery, and outcomes of a culturally...

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Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:04
This year, Project CHANGE reaches 11,000 Arizona students and educators

SIROW staff are hard at working making change – Project CHANGE, that is.

Project CHANGE (Career, Harassment, And Nontraditional Gender Education) aims to increase gender nontraditional recruitment and retention in Arizona secondary CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs, and promote healthy and safe learning environments in Arizona schools. Career and Technical Education programs prepare students for the workforce at no cost to them, and these programs include Bioscience...

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Wed, 06/15/2016 - 14:07
Presentations authored by a SIROW Researcher and Colleagues

Dr. Josephine Korchmaros and colleagues working on the Medication Adherence, Health Literacy, and Cultural Beliefs (RxHL) Study lead by Dr. Susan Shaw from the UA’s Department of Anthropology recently presented project findings.

They presented on (1) Public Insurance Cost Control and Medication Adherence at a Massachusetts Clinic at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada (April, 2016); and (2) Medication Adherence, Health Literacy, and...

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Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:10
New SIROW Publication

Drs. Josephine Korchmaros and Kristen Hedges (current and former researchers at the University of Arizona’ Southwest Institute for Research on Women, respectively) published their new article on Pubertal Timing and Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes: An Analysis of Early Menarche on Substance Use Patterns in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse.

To view the article, click HERE. 



Josephine (Jo) D. Korchmaros is the...

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Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:04
Arizona Daily Star Article features SIROW's Pima County Homeless Street Count Project

The number of homeless people in Pima County continues to decline, according to the 2016 Homeless Street Count. The count, released by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH), included those living in unsheltered situations (381) and those in temporary housing or other emergency shelters (1,384). This year’s total of 1,765 homeless is down about 600 people from 2012. The count helps determine how...

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Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:45
SIROW staff Alison Greene, Katie Haverly, and Sally Stevens participated in the annual 2016 Society for Research on Adolescence Conference

SIROW staff Alison Greene, Katie Haverly, and Sally Stevens traveled to Baltimore, MD for the annual Society for Research on Adolescence Conference (SRA) on March 30, 2016. Established in the winter of 1984, the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) is a rapidly growing, dynamic society focused on the theoretical, empirical, and policy research issues of adolescence. Through its biennial meetings and publishing efforts, SRA promotes the dissemination of...

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Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:20
The Women in Science and Engineering Program was recently awarded $1500 from the UA Commission on the Status of Women
The Women in Science and Engineering Program was recently awarded $1500 from the UA Commission on the Status of Women to expand the STEM Pipeline Mentorship Program during the 2016-17 academic year. 

Launched in 2015, the Pipeline Mentorship Program supports the entry and success of young women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math by providing structured networking and professional development opportunities.  Program participants attend monthly skills-building...

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Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:49
Exciting New Schoolyard Biodiversity Inventories Program Video

You can watch the amazing short video about this great program at:

Background Information:
The Schoolyard Biodiversity Inventories Program is a collaboration between WISE, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the National Park Service, the UA Community and School Garden Program and schools throughout the Tucson Unified School District. This program aims to increase student knowledge and interest in issues of environmental...

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Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:57