Julie Velásquez Runk publishes unique work, Crafting Wounaan Landscapes

Julie Velásquez Runk

The University of Arizona Press spring 2017 catalog includes a unique work by Associate Professor Julie Velásquez Runk, Crafting Wounaan Landscapes, Identity, Art and Environmental Governance in Panama's Darién.

A reviewer calls the book “A significant—indeed unique—contribution to the literature on lowland South America. Velásquez Runk's conclusions will define the future of development, conservation, and cultural ecology studies.” 

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Dr. Jennifer Birch Recognized as CTL Teacher of the Week


Assistant Professor Jennifer Birch never misses an opportunity to treat her students as if they are her professional colleagues. Where some teachers may reinforce perceptions that they inhabit a lofty, inaccessible world, Dr. Birch recognizes the value of inviting her students into this world early and often. After all, many of them are on track for careers in academia. When asked to identify the leading factors in her own success, Birch points to the teachers and mentors who built up her confidence by treating her with the same collegial respect and high expectations.