October 25, 2012Vol. 43, Issue 2

Playing for Peace in the Middle East: Research Shows Positive Changes

Can soccer programs that bring together Israeli and Palestinian youth make significant differences in the players’ attitudes toward each other? Michael Leitner, Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, spent a year in Israel acting as the evaluator for three programs that are designed to do just that.

This was Leitner’s third extended visit to Israel researching the changing attitudes of Israeli Arabs and Jews toward each other. His first effort, in 1994, was in the area of aging and recreation.

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Building Empire in 18th-Century North America

Speculators in Empire: Iroquoia and the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix

A new book by William Campbell, History

The buildup to the Revolutionary War and the U.S. national narrative overshadows the story of 18th-century North America—especially as it is told, and taught, in the United States, says William Campbell, History.

“Most history that talks about early America will typically switch thematic perspective after the Seven Years' War in 1763,” he says. “And everything talked about post-1763 is talked about in the context of leading to the revolution.”

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Outstanding Advisor

photo of Paul Zingg

Teaching and Advising: Inseparable

I come from a family of musicians; in our family, learning has always been a one-on-one enterprise. I remember my oldest brother’s violin teacher, Dorothy Delay, whom I came to know during our trips to the Juilliard School each Saturday. Miss Delay was larger than life, and I mean that literally.

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Faculty Profile

Since When Is Fran Drescher Jewish? book cover

From The Nanny to The Sopranos: Stereotypes, Ethnicity, and American Television

Communication design professor and Italy native Chiara Ferrari was sitting in a television criticism class at the University of Arizona in her first semester of graduate school when the class began a discussion of Fran Drescher’s portrayal of a Jewish American princess on The Nanny.

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Rawlins Scholarship

Outstanding Students Receive Rawlins Merit Award

This year marks the 31st annual Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award Scholarship. Eighteen students were chosen to receive the prestigious $3,000 scholarship based on their academic achievements and their involvement in the community.

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Election 2012

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AS and Other Campus Organizations Join National Effort to Register New Voters

 For the past month and continuing up until Election Day on Nov. 6, Associated Students has been actively working to register new voters on campus and encouraging them to get out to the polls.

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