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Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our offices are closed to the public, but you can reach the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:

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First International Meeting on Best Practices on Inclusion and Nondiscrimination in Hermosillo Sonora Mexico

SIROW’s Monica Davis, along with Dr. Elise Lopez, Director of the UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence, and Dr. Luis Coronado Guel, Director of SBS Mexico Initiatives, attended the First International Meeting on Best Practices on Inclusion and Nondiscrimination in Hermosillo Sonora Mexico.  The Meeting, which took place March 2-5, 2020, focused on promoting, protecting and guaranteeing inclusion and nondiscrimination at the university and community level for people with disabilities....

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Mon, 03/09/2020 - 16:14
SIROW in the News! The U-Matter Project

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Please contact Jo Korchmaros (jkorch@email....

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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:13
Upcoming Event: The Commission on the Status of Women Presents:Organizational Core Values and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:25
SIROW Annual Community News

Thank you for being a part of the SIROW family. We are happy to share our recent accomplishments and other news in our Annual Community Newsletter.



Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:10
SIROW at the the Coalition for Juvenile Justice 2019 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference

On November 20, 2019, SIROW's Dominique Cruz, Tamara Sargus, and Sally Stevens along with January Contreras from Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS) presented at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice 2019 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference. Often times juvenile justice involvement can result in barriers for youth that follow them into adulthood. This workshop focused on burdens placed on youth and families specific to fines/fees and record expungement and well as promising...

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Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:31
WISE and WiSSC Staff Present at Women's Leadership Symposium

Staff from WISE and WiSSC (the Women in STEM Student Council) presented at the 2019 Advancing Women in Leadership Symposium hosted by the UA Commission on the Status on Women on November 4.  Research shows that mentorship can be crucial for supporting the persistence and success of women in STEM, but it's much more difficult to find practical information on the human and fiscal resources and strategies needed to get these types of programs off the ground and make them successful. WISE and...

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Mon, 11/04/2019 - 15:42
2019 Frances McClelland Partnership Award and Vision Award

Congratulations to SIROW's Associate Director and Research Professor on being awarded the 2019 Frances McClelland Partnership Award!


Congratulations to Priscilla S. "Prill" Kuhn, the recippient of the Frances McClelland Vision Award! Thank you for all that you do, Prill!

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Mon, 11/04/2019 - 15:04
SIROW's Sally Stevens Receives Presidential Award for Excellence

Dr. Sally Stevens, Research Professor at SIROW and a Distinguished Outreach Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies recently received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Dr. Stevens attended the award events in Washington D.C. October 16-18, 2019. PAESMEM recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to mentoring and supporting the future productivity in the STEM workforce. As...

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Mon, 10/21/2019 - 14:59
SIROW's Lighthouse Project - Press Release

Please follow this link to the Lighthouse Project's Press Release:

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:27
SIROW Foundation: SIROW Past Directors

SIROW’s 40th Anniversary celebration was a success; joined by over 100 supporters from the community and university we celebrated their and SIROW’s work to improve community wellbeing. Attendees also recognized SIROW leadership; SIROW’s past directors, Myra Dinnerstein, Jan Monk, and Sally Stevens, who are shown in the picture.

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:08