Pamela J. Turbeville graduated with distinction from the University of Arizona in 1972 as a double major in Family and Consumer Sciences and Education. Upon graduating, Ms. Turbeville pursued graduate degrees (MBA in Finance from the University of Denver, MS in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at Dallas) and executive education (Stanford Executive Program). She was selected to receive the 2000 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Alumni Achievement Award at the Homecoming event. Ms. Turbeville has strong family ties to the University of Arizona. Her father, John H. Turbeville, two aunts, and many other family members received UA degrees. In 2000, to support faculty research and teaching, Ms. Turbeville established The Pamela J. Turbeville Endowment in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Read More
Title: The Push and Pull of Objectification: Investigating the Roles of Traditional Media and New Communication Technologies in Adolescent Self-Objectification
Friday, September 13, 2019, 1:15PM-2:30PM, McClelland Park RM 402
Workshop available on demand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cd7wlWtBB8&t=194s
Joan Timeche, M.B.A., Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona
Title: Taking Lead from Tribal Communities: Visioning the Future for Our Families
Friday, October 11, 2019, 1:15PM-2:30PM, McClelland Park 402
Abstract: The Native Nations Institute works with Native American tribes all across the nation to increase their capacities for self-determined, sustainable community and economic development. Part of those efforts to rebuild Native nations is to envision the future beyond the present challenges. Joan Timeche will share information collected since 2011 on what tribes are actively working towards for their future families and generations.
Workshop available on demand: https://youtu.be/_tJpHgeJalE
Alyssa Croft, Ph.D., University of Arizona Department of Psychology
Title: Causes and Consequences of Asymmetrically Changing Gender Role Stereotypes
Michelle Perfect, Ph.D., University of Arizona College of Education
Friday, January 31, 2020, 1:15PM-2:30PM, McClelland Park RM 402
Rajni Nair, Ph.D., Arizona State University College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Friday, February 14, 2020, 1:15PM-2:30PM, McClelland Park RM 402
Matthew Lapierre, Ph.D., University of Arizona Department of Communication
Title: Negotiating the Child’s Consumer Environment: Current Challenges for Parents and Children
Friday, March 27, 2020, 1:15PM-2:30PM, McClelland Park RM 402
Abstract: The average child growing up in the United States is typically exposed to hundreds of thousands of marketing/advertising messages by the time they reach adulthood. Companies are eager to reach these young consumers because they spend their own money on products, represent a lifetime of future purchases, and are vital contributors to family spending. However, researchers and child advocates have long worried that commercial exposure is potentially harmful to children and families and that targeting children with these messages is fundamentally unfair because of children’s cognitive/affective immaturity. This talk will explore these particular issues by reviewing the author’s research on children’s consumer environments, the issues parents face regarding children’s consumer behavior, and how children’s development is specifically implicated as they enter the consumer environment.
Ada Wilkinson-Lee, Ph.D., University of Arizona Department of Mexican American Studies
Title: Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Address Health Disparities in Latinx Communities
Friday, April 17, 2020, 1:15PM-2:30PM, McClelland Park RM 402
Abstract: In this session, Dr. Wilkinson-Lee will explore the benefits and strategies of using community-based participatory research approaches in order to conduct culturally responsive research within Latinx communities. Latinxs in Arizona are disproportionately affected by chronic disease and social conditions that contribute to health disparities. Dr. Wilkinson-Lee’s centered research efforts have focused on community health workers (CHWs),or promotoras,as agents of health and social change. Trusted members of the communities they serve, CHWs are frontline public health workers who understand and represent community needs within and outside traditional health systems.She will provide examples from her current research projects to illustrate how collaborating with community health workers and community action boards, guide the research agenda and provide additional assets to how data is collected, interpreted and utilized to create evidence-based prevention approaches meant to advance systemic policy changes at various institutional levels.