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Measuring Loneliness

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "See Me Serene" can add free positivity to your phone; The Cooper Center expands both online and in the desert; plus a song from Stories That Soar!

see me serene hero 2 The guided imagery app "See Me Serene" can be used in concert with meditation to provide a soothing experience that is hoped to relieve stress and promote better emotional & mental health.
courtesy UA College of Nursing

Arizona Spotlight

January 14, 2021

NPR

Featured on the January 14th, 2021 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Find out how the University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry is collecting survey data about emotions and decision making from across the nation. It’s an attempt to better understand the changes that come from living through a global pandemic, focusing on topics like stress, loneliness, and how to measure people’s willingness to take a coronavirus vaccine. Mark talks with William "Scott" Killgore, PhD, director of the UA SCAN Lab about what they are discovering.

  • What is “See Me Serene”? Meet Judith S. Gordon, PhD, the lead researcher behind a free guided imagery phone app developed by a UA College of Nursing team. It is designed to help reduce anxiety and the negative health effects that arise from social isolation.

see me serene hero 3 "See Me Serene" was made available free of charge by the University of Arizona College of Nursing in September of 2020.
courtesy UA College of Nursing

see me serene spotlight 1 One of the "See Me Serene" app's menu screens.
courtesy UA College of Nursing

  • The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, located near Tucson Mountain Park, is undergoing some major renovations that will expand the Center’s ecological and cultural mission. Tony Paniagua talks with Cooper Center director Colin Waite about what's in store.

Camp cooper field trip Students on a Camp Cooper field trip.
Courtesy Jes Ruvalcaba

Camp cooper magnifying glass VIEW LARGER Camp Cooper aims to foster positive emotional connections with the environment among young students by using hands-on educational activities.
Courtesy Jes Ruvalcaba
  • Literacy Connects presents a radio edition of “Stories That Soar!”. It's a Tucson non-profit that empowers students of all ages by bringing the stories they write to life, using the talents of professional actors and musicians. Listen to a story set to music, "The Silly Man", written by Minerva, a 5th grader at Sam Hughes Elementary.

stories that soar the silly man spotlight Paper cutouts used to illustrate the story song "The Silly Man", written by Minerva, a 5th grader.
courtesy of "Stories That Soar!"

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