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SIROW Hosts Annual Regional Partner Summit

SIROW hosted its annual Regional Partner Summit Meeting on January 26th and 27th at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Nineteen program and department heads from our partnering universities in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas attended the meeting. This active, strong collective of university leaders discussed strategies for transformative teaching, recruiting and retaining students, navigating administrative climates, supporting feminist scholars, and connecting to...

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Wed, 03/07/2018 - 09:14
First SIROW Brown Bag Presentation!

Join us for the first SIROW brown bag on March 20th 1130-1pm in the GWS/SIROW conference room 100.

Bring your lunch, socialize with SIROW and GWS colleagues, and hear a great presentation. Corrie Brinley and Courtney Waters will present on The ANCHOR Project: Lessons learned from a program supporting LGBTQ+ young adults experiencing homelessness.

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 08:45
SIROW Sponsoring the 2018 LUNAFEST

13th Annual Tucson LUNAFEST!

March 13th
The Loft Cinema
3233 E. Speedway

Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door*
Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 3 for$10* *Prices are NOT tax deductible   ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!   Contact Leigh at or (520) 621-5656 for more information.   WOSAC is proud to announce that we have once again been selected by LUNA® to host Tucson's 2018... Read more
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:33
WISE Director Presents UA Workshop: Engineering in an Intersectional World

On February 2, 2018, WISE Director, Dr. Jill Williams, had the opportunity to give the opening address at a workshop for University of Arizona faculty, staff, and students entitled, Engineering in an Intersectional World. This workshop was hosted by the UA Collaborative for Engineering Education Research and Outreach and the UA Chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education and aimed to initiate a broad conversation on how to foster more inclusive environments in the...

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Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:52
SIROW Regional Partners Excited to Meet for Annual Summit Retreat

On January 26th and 27th, UA SIROW and the Women and Gender Studies Department at Texas Tech University will host its annual regional summit meeting in Lubbock, Texas. This annual meeting allows heads and directors from throughout the Southwest region to come together to discuss pressing issues in teaching and research in the field of gender and women's studies. This year, we will have representation from universities in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah. Participants...

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Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:38
Southern Arizona Task Force Presents Documentary Film and Panel to Sold Out Audiences in Bisbee and Tucson

SIROW’s Dr. Sally Stevens and Dr. Candace Black helped the Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN) to put on two film screenings of I Am Jane Doe at the Bisbee Royale in Bisbee, AZ on January 16th and the Loft Cinema in Tucson, AZ on January 18th. Both events were planned to bring awareness to our communities in Southern Arizona about the sex trafficking of children in the United States as part of January’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In Tucson, we also...

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Wed, 01/24/2018 - 13:02
Hermanas Building Confidence, Readiness, Empowerment, Action, Transformation, and Engagement for Women (CREATE).

Hermanas Building Confidence, Readiness, Empowerment, Action, Transformation, and Engagement for Women (CREATE). Rosi Andrade (UA Southwest Institute for Research on Women) with Jean Fedigan and Penny Buckley (Sister José Women’s Center) receive a 2018 grant award from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environmental and Social Justice. The project will support women’s pathways out of homelessness through the innovation of the CREATE curriculum. Funding period:...

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Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:52
Josephine Korchmaros Presents at APHA Conference

Dr. Josephine Korchmaros recently presented findings from the Medication Adherence, Health Literacy, and Cultural Beliefs (RxHL) Study lead by Dr. Susan Shaw formally of the UA’s Department of Anthropology at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference held in Atlanta, Georgia. She presented on Measuring Medication Adherence among Diverse Populations: A Comparison of Self-report and Pill Count Measures. To view the RxHL website, click HERE. 

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:11
#WEARBLUEDAY Bringing Awareness to our Community

January 11 was designated as #WEARBLUEDAY by the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign.  In support of these efforts, and in collaboration with SIROW’s work with the Southern Arizona Anti-Trafficking Unified Response Network (SAATURN), several SIROW staff joined the campaign to bring awareness to our community.  These images feature Dr. Sally Stevens and Dr. Candace Black, Evaluators for SAATURN; Candace Black and Allison Dumka; and SIROW’s Spectrum team.  Be sure to check out all...

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Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:16
SIROW Research Affiliate presents at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Libby Valdez, a research affiliate with SIROW, presented two posters at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA on Nov. 4-8th. Both posters presented process findings from the Mujer Saludable project, a bintational Community Based Participatory Research project to address reproductive health needs, including teen pregnancy, in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The poster titled "A Community Based Participatory Research-based binational collaboration to address...

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Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:30