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Refugee Education: Classroom, Campus, and Community

Submitted on September 18, 2019
After working in Japan, New York, and Egypt, Julie Kasper came home to Tucson with a passion for teaching English language. Her work in schools and the community focuses on refugee students and families, and includes a new project to aid young adult refugees working toward their GED certificate. This project is also an opportunity for graduate students to get involved in refugee education, regardless of their field.

Writing: the Epicenter of Graduate Student Success

Submitted on April 29, 2019
Most graduate students probably recognize Shelley Hawthorne Smith’s name from her invaluable emails on funding opportunities and resources from the Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement. What you may not know is that Hawthorne Smith recently joined the team working in the Graduate Center, and that she has a number of exciting projects in the works!

Have a better answer next time someone asks, “So what’s your plan after the degree?”

Submitted on April 22, 2019
Graduate students are expected to do it all: coursework, research, writing, teaching, professional development, and more. At times, it can feel overwhelming, particularly if all this work feels like it’s pulling the graduate student in competing directions. Enter the Individual Development Plan!

Balancing Planet and People: A Fellow’s Holistic Approach to Conservation

Submitted on April 22, 2019
Sonia Delphin-Pérez may be a first-year doctoral student and University Fellow, but she joins the Natural Resources and the Environmental graduate program with a wealth of experience in field work, education, and advocacy. After years of conservation efforts with the World Wildlife Fund, she is expanding her expertise to include social and economic factors in preserving the natural world.