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Cover art: “Crowd Painting (Patrons)” by Emily Grenader. Grenader has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. This painting of a peaceful gathering of diverse people reflects not only the aims of the National Institute for Civil Discourse (page 16) but also that SBS is “The People College” — we conduct research about people, for people. To see more artwork from Grenader, go to here.

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Contents/ Issue 2011

A Letter from Dean JP Jones III
A message from the Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences JP Jones III.

Clara Lee Tanner Endowed Professorship
As Ray Thompson, former head of the UA School of Anthropology describes, Clara Lee Tanner is a scholar who presented Indian objects as works of art in their own right, rather than as exotic anthropological curiosities.

Raymond Spencer Program in Applied Ethics
Raymond Spencer is helping prepare a new generation of leaders for the ethical challenges facing them in the workplace.

Food for Thought:
The School Garden Program and Research on Food Insecurity

From helping local teachers create and maintain school gardens to preserving food security and biodiversity, faculty and students in SBS are on the forefront of tackling the critical issues connected with food.

The Dr. Malakeh Taleghani Graduate Endowment in Iranian Studies

New fellowship enables students in Iranian studies and honors community events.

The Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy Endowment
One of Liz Kennedy’s most important legacies at the University of Arizona was building the Women’s Plaza of Honor.

Spotlight: Esther Capin
A look at SBS Advisory Board and Magellan Circle Member, Esther Capin.

Heiko A. Oberman Chair in Late Medieval and Reformation History
Thanks to an army of devoted supporters, the Oberman endowment is complete.

The Melody S. Robidoux Civic Engagement Room
The Robidoux gift creates space for community.

The Christina-Taylor Green and Daniel Hernandez, Jr. Scholarship
Honoring two individuals remembered from the events of January 8, 2011.

National Institute for Civil Discourse
The National Institute for Civil Discourse is established to be a national, nonpartisan center for debate, research, education and policy generation.

Magellan Circle Updates
Magellan funds allow a range of possibilities including outreadh and faculty-supervised student research.

Immigration Week: 2011
The SBS Event entitled Immigration: Examining Causes, Expanding Solutions to provided opportunities for students, community and everyone to learn about immigration.

Homecoming 2010: Party Like It's 1885!
SBS shares in the 125 Year Anniversary of the University of Arizona.

UA Downtown
The recent creation of a UA downtown campus is a critical step in revitalizing downtown Tucson.

SBS Departmental Updates
Each SBS unit has chosen an update to share with alumni and friends of the College.

Giving Ways
Individuals and departments find special ways to contribute to SBS.

911 Week
SBS gears up for a special event in September.

For more information, contact Lori Harwood at 520-626-3846 • Editor