SIROW Recently Welcomed Visitors from Myanmar
SIROW Recently Welcomed Visitors from Myanmar

SIROW was happy to welcome visitors Dr. Ming Su and Dr. Kay Lwin Tun to the UA and to Tucson, AZ. Dr. Ming Su is head of the Zoology Department at Yangon University in Myanmar and Dr. Kay Lwin Tun is a professor in the Zoology Department & Director of the Lab of Aquatic Bioscience at Yangon University. Both have distinguished records in fisheries and marine biology and are working with SIROW researchers and scholars from other UA departments...

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Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:30
Not Your Usual Bedtime Story is the winner of this year’s Short Film Contest
Not Your Usual Bedtime Story is the winner of this year’s Short Film Contest as part of the Tucson Community Film Contest

The University of Arizona LUNAFEST is a national film festival that showcases short films by women, for women, or about women. On March 8th 2016, LUNAFEST presented a collection of short films selected from a nationwide competition at the LOFT Cinema (3233 E. Speedway).

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Wed, 03/09/2016 - 14:17
SIROW releases its Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures National Cross-Site Evaluation Report!
Final Report: 7/1/11- 6/30/15 December 2015

This report describes findings of this comprehensive evaluation as well as implications and recommendations for policy and practice concerning juvenile justice and substance use treatment.


As jurisdictions throughout the country continue to seek solutions to juvenile justice issues, several jurisdictions have merged two existing models to create an innovative approach: Juvenile Drug Courts:

Strategies in Practice (...

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Fri, 03/04/2016 - 15:22
SIROW at City High School's Health and Wellness Day

SIROW was happy to participate again this year in City High School’s Health and Wellness Day on January 8, 2016.  SIROW researchers Courtney Waters, Monica Davis, and Alison Greene presented six sessions on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Safer Sex Protection Methods to approximately 150 high school students.  SIROW commends City High for their commitment to providing comprehensive sexuality education and empowering their students to make informed choices about their health and...

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Sat, 02/27/2016 - 11:38
2016 SIROW Regional Meeting

SIROW's 2016 Regional Heads and Directors Meeting took place January 29th and 30th, generously hosted by the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. With over 30 attendees, it is by far one of the largest regional meetings to date. Gender and Women's Studies department heads came from Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico to share challenges, successes, and advice for building rigorous academic programs in the Southwest which attend to the growing needs of an activist/academic...

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Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:11
Southwest Regional Gender and Women’s Studies Summit Meeting in Las Vegas

SIROW will host the Southwest Regional Gender and Women’s Studies Summit Meeting in Las Vegas at the Tuscany Hotel January 29-30, 2016. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 15:01
Happy Holidays from SIROW!

We, at SIROW, wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and thank you for your kind support! 

SIROW will be closed December 24 – January 3rd , to allow our staff time to celebrate with family and friends. 

If you need to reach someone during our closure please call 520-626-9558 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Happy holidays!


Sat, 12/19/2015 - 13:31
Saguaro National Park iSTEM Field Trip

Saguaro National Park iSTEM Field Trip

By Kristen Gautier-Downes                            December 10, 2015

Tucson, AZ — iSTEM program participants and their families joined iSTEM guides for a morning of hiking in Sahuaro National Park. The group was greeted by Eesha Starr Hernandez, Community Engagement and Science Communication Intern working at Saguaro National Park. The large group was comprised of 23 iSTEM youth from Lawrence Intermediate School and 6 family members, led...

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Sat, 12/12/2015 - 15:02
Job posting for the Director of Southwest Institute for Research on Women

The Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, in collaboration with the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, invites applications for the position of Director of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW). We seek a nationally recognized scholar whose outstanding administrative and leadership skills can enhance SIROW’s reputation as a leader of and model for centers of research on women. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses broadly on...

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Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:19
SIROW Researchers Highlighted by Association of Schools and Programs for Public Health
SIROW's Elizabeth "Libby" Valdez and co-authors were highlighted by the Association of Schools and Programs for Public Health

From the Article
"Arizona Researchers Explore the Public Health Impact of 'Humanitarian Parole'"

"Since October 2013, the United States Customs and Border Patrol has apprehended more than 15,500 families in the southwest border region of the United States. Every day, migrating women and children from Mexico and Central America who qualify for humanitarian...

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Tue, 11/17/2015 - 10:21