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
Fostering Crossborder Friendships Fundraiser

Date: Saturday November 21, 2015

Time: 3 - 4:30 pm

Where: 3331 W. Pepperwood

Street parking or in lot by tennis courts

Contact Info: Prill Kuhn 520-219-7106 RSVP'S welcome

Please see the flyer below for more information.


US Congressman Raul Grijalva

Rode Medina G
President HEPAC

Bob Kee
President Friends of HEPAC

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Mon, 11/16/2015 - 16:44
Holiday Gift Donations for SIROW Clients
Holiday Gifts:

If you are interested in donating a small holiday gift for SIROW clients, please do so!

In-kind gifts such as school supplies, socks, toys, diapers, shampoo/soap, etc are particulaly welcomed!

Cash gifts are welcome too, but unnecessary.

Drop off or mail items (or checks) to SIROW campus office at 925 N. Tyndall (just north of the Marriott Hotel on the far west side of campus). Checks should be made out to “UA Foundation – SIROW”.

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 16:23
SIROW at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference

SIROW researchers Libby Valdez and Monica Davis were joined by project partners to conduct presentations at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference held in Marina Del Rey, CA, October 14-16, 2015.  Presentations included: Gender and Ethnic Differences among Youth Enrolled in Juvenile Drug Court, "Key Findings of the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures," and The Concurrent Evolution and Intertwined Nature of Juvenile Drug Courts and...

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Thu, 10/29/2015 - 11:04
SIROW Central New Hires

The SIROW-Central site is pleased to welcome a very talented group of students and interns. The group will help SIROW on various projects this semester. Congratulations to Dominique Cruz; Stephanie Murphy; Maya Firmbach Kraft; Mairene Pita; and Jessica Allen for joining the SIROW team.

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:17