March 04, 2015

Public service


ASU to host economic development experts

The upcoming ASU Annual Public Finance Conference, March 12-13 in downtown Phoenix, will bring together experts from around the country to explore innovations in public finance.


Work of professors reflects ASU college's new name

The College of Public Service and Community Solutions is more than a new name. It's a reflection of those who study, conduct research and teach at the Arizona State University college.


Study casts new light on gang membership in the US

A recent study of U.S. teenagers found that while economically disadvantaged minority youth are more likely to join gangs than other demographic groups, gang members come from all backgrounds.


ASU professor gives aging community new life

ASU community resources professor Wendy Hultsman devised and oversaw an 18-month project to revitalize an active retirement RV resort community in Mesa.


Professors, students go behind bars to improve inmate outcomes

Research suggests that visitation is important for prisoners, but little work has been done to find out why and how it can be improved.


ASU public art exhibit celebrates nature, community

Celebrating the natural world and the human desire to understand it, Arizona State University is launching its Action, Advocacy, Arts spring 2015 exhibit on the downtown campus.


New program helps foster youth achieve college education

A grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will launch a new program called Bridging Success.


ASU students help guide future of public transportation in Phoenix

The future of public transportation in the greater Phoenix area could undergo some changes in the near future, and a group of ASU graduate students appreciate the opportunity to assist.


Study examines impact of domestic violence intervention

ASU social work professor Jill Messing recently completed a study examining the effectiveness of an intervention that brings together police and social service providers in an effort to implement a more holistic solution to domestic violence.


ASU professor responds to controversial ad about child death

Joanne Cacciatore, a professor in ASU's School of Social Work and a woman who lost a child at birth, is someone who is uniquely qualified to comment on the subject of child death.

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