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May 5, 2011
Udall Center Selects Faculty Fellows for 2011-12

With financial support from the University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Udall Center has selected four UA faculty members as Udall Center Fellows for 2011-12.


CARL BAUER, associate professor, School of Geography and Development, and JULIA COLE, professor, Department of Geosciences, will be Udall Center Environmental Policy Fellows supported by the Institute of the Environment.


CELESTE GONZALES de BUSTAMANTE, assistant professor, School of Journalism, and DON GRANT, professor, Department of Sociology, will be Udall Center Fellows supported by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.


The fellows will affiliate with the Udall Center for one semester during the coming academic year and will engage in research on topics related to public policy or will develop new academic curricula that connect environmental sciences and policy-making.


Carl Bauer will undertake a comparative look at market-oriented water and electricity law, policy, and governance as they intersect in the production of hydropower in Chile and California.

> Bauer website 



Julia Cole will develop a hands-on program, structured in discrete modules, to train graduate students how to communicate broadly and effectively about global change science.

> Cole website 


Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante will examine the impacts of drug-related crime on news production, including daily reporting practices, in Sonora, Mexico, since 2006, and the role national media organizations in Mexico City have had in supporting reporters and editors in the region.

> Gonzalez de Bustamante website  

Don Grant will investigate the environmental performance of coal-fired power plants and oil refineries by looking at the relationship of greenhouse gas emissions from and the number of jobs at individual facilities as well as at the organizational factors that distinguish extreme polluters.

> Grant website 


Since the inception of the Udall Center Fellows Program in 1990, the center has named 124 fellows from 37 departments and units across the UA.


More than 60 percent of the fellows have come from 15 departments and centers in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, with most of those fellows receiving support from the college.

The Institute of the Environment has supported 28 Udall Center Environmental Policy Fellows representing 17 academic units.

For more information about the Udall Center Fellows Program, contact  

Kim Harlow, assistant to the directors, at or (520) 626-4393.


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Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy 

Established in 1987, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region; (2) immigration policy of the United States; and (3) Indigenous nations policy.


Native Nations Institute  

The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and The University of Arizona and housed at the Udall Center, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

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