October 06, 2015

Public service


Returning Peace Corps volunteers eligible for ASU graduate fellowships

Returning Peace Corps volunteers can apply for a new master's fellowship that will pay tuition and other financial assistance, while they contribute time and expertise to underserved local communities.


ASU students hone political engagement expertise at national conference

Arizona State University students Andrew Sypher and Zachary McCutcheon traveled to Harvard University last week as part of a national effort fostering youth political engagement.


ASU students focus on Latinos in fight against diabetes

After growing up with families and communities suffering from the effects of diabetes, two ASU nursing students are educating Latino communities about health and wellness as it relates to diabetes prevention.


ASU offers new Peace Corps Prep program

Starting this fall, ASU students will be able to add the Peace Corps Prep program to the paths by which they can be prepared to make a difference in the world.


Arizona refugees get a hand in trying to establish homegrown businesses

A team from Arizona State University's Office of Global Social Work has been helping groups of Arizona refugees prepare to pitch investors looking to seed some small businesses.


ASU Lodestar Center receives $1M in support of Public Allies Arizona

The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation recently received a $488,007 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service through the Public Allies National Office.


Public service | News coverage:  Crow speaks on 'Today,' 'Morning Joe' about $1.2M gift

ASU President Michael Crow appeared on several national morning news shows Wednesday to talk about the newly announced gift from him and his wife, Sybil Francis: a $1.2 million commitment to fund the directorship of the ASU Public Service Academy.


ASU president, spouse give $1.2M to boost new Public Service Academy

ASU President Michael Crow and his wife, Sybil Francis, are funding the directorship of the ASU Public Service Academy, a new center created to educate purpose-driven leaders who intend to serve in nonprofits, the civil service and the military.


Community art exhibit celebrates the world of food

Arizona State University has launched its Action, Advocacy, Arts Fall 2015 exhibit, transforming halls and spaces on the Downtown Phoenix campus into hubs of conversation and social and cultural engagement.


In Africa, a deadly salmonella strain takes hold

Salmonella is an infectious agent with many faces. A distinct form of the bacterial invader has emerged in sub-Saharan Africa and is responsible for severe epidemic outbreaks. A new study sheds light on this pathogen with unusual characteristics.

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