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College of Public Programs prepares students for lives of community engagement and service while faculty pursue use-inspired research aimed at making our communities more prosperous, healthy and resilient. Here is a sample of our recent activities.

Recent News Stories

Healthy immigrant paradox focus of SIRC conference

Healthy immigrant paradox focus of SIRC conference

The secret to long life could be found among immigrants from other countries. Studies indicate that new immigrants from around the world, many from poverty-stricken nations, experience better health and live longer than native-born Americans. This phenomenon is the focus of the 12th Annual Research Conference next month, sponsored by the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center in the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University.

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Student group offers undergrad experience in parks and recreation

Student group offers undergrad experience in parks and recreation

Arizona State University’s Park & Recreation Student Association aims to provide exciting resources for students in the School of Community Resources and Development to earn some of the required career field exploration hours in their field.

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Team of students aiming to enhance minority human rights

Team of students aiming to enhance minority human rights

Looking to provide solutions for complicated social issues, an interdisciplinary team of students at Arizona State University decided to create an exchange program that will drive social change within their community.

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Students, lead change: apply to be a Spirit of Service Scholar

Students, lead change: apply to be a Spirit of Service Scholar

Scholars receive a $5,000 scholarship, mentorship from high-profile practitioners and leaders and education on core topics for public service through seven Saturday seminars hosted by the College of Public Programs.

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CoPP students help open the 2014 Arizona legislative session

CoPP students help open the 2014 Arizona legislative session

After a rigorous application process that began in September, five students in the College of Public Programs have been selected for work-learning positions with the Arizona House of Representatives and the Arizona State Senate.

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College of Public Programs Fall 2013 convocation highlights commitment to service

College of Public Programs Fall 2013 convocation highlights commitment to service

The College of Public Programs offered degrees to nearly 300 students on December 17, at Comerica Theatre in Downtown Phoenix.

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Scholarship honors young social worker’s gerontology efforts, serves as tribute to elders

Scholarship honors young social worker’s gerontology efforts, serves as tribute to elders

Teri Kennedy says her passion for gerontology and inspiring students to pursue careers in the field led her to establish the Gerontological Social Work Endowed Scholarship at Arizona State University. Just recently at the Arizona Geriatrics Society Fall Symposium, Neda Spiric, a senior pursuing a degree in social work, was named the first recipient of the scholarship.

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ASU to host Washington Fellows

ASU to host Washington Fellows

Led by the College of Public Programs, ASU will host 25 young African leaders for a six-week professional civic leadership training institute at the Downtown Phoenix Campus.

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Alum finds niche in industry with “all the cool jobs”

Alum finds niche in industry with “all the cool jobs”

Rachel Hill earned her bachelor’s degree in tourism development and management through the School of Community Resources and Development, part of the College of Public Programs at ASU in May 2012. She also earned a special event minor, business minor and a certificate in convention sales and meeting planning.

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New book by Ethan Kapstein: AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations

New book by Ethan Kapstein: AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations

Ethan B. Kapstein, a specialist in international economic relations, has authored a new book, AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations. Kapstein is senior director for The McCain Institute and Arizona Centennial Professor of International Affairs for the School of Public Affairs.

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Lecture series to address advances and challenges of aging

Aging: If It’s Not Your Issue, It Will Be. By Mindy Fain, MD; University of Arizona. Certificates of Attendance will be distributed to attendees who RSVP

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New study helps estimate online sex advertisement usage

New study helps estimate online sex advertisement usage

“Invisible Offenders: A Study of Online Sex Customers,” a study concluded this month by a team of researchers from ASU’s School of Social Work, Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research with assistance from the Phoenix Police Department, developed a model to estimate the number of customers contacting online sex advertisements.

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ASU President discusses value of college with Money Magazine

In an interview with Money Magazine, Arizona State University President Michael Crow answered a question on the minds of many students and their parents: does college pay off? His answer, "unequivocally yes."

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Air Force veteran named to Tillman Military Scholar cohort

Air Force veteran named to Tillman Military Scholar cohort

Jason Turner, a United States Air Force veteran, has been selected as a Tillman Military Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year. A native of North Hampton, N.H., Turner is working to complete a master’s degree through the School of Social Work at Arizona State University.

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Community partnership turns research into action to combat sex trafficking

Community partnership turns research into action to combat sex trafficking

When Arizona State University Associate Professor Dominique Roe-Sepowitz speaks about the focus of her research – to unite and support anti-sex trafficking programs in a coordinated effort to combat human trafficking, rescue its victims and provide them with treatment and shelter – her passion is unmistakable.

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Improving juvenile corrections focus of criminology graduate

Improving juvenile corrections focus of criminology graduate

The route Melanie Taylor took to earning a doctorate from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University included a couple stops that would help define her career. She worked as a juvenile correctional officer at the Orange County Probation Department prior to enrolling at ASU, a stark contrast from a previous job at a private school for well-to-do kids in Las Vegas.

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Hard work in the classroom and the field

Hard work in the classroom and the field

Deven Marrero is a member of the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice class of 2013, but he didn’t attend graduation - he couldn’t. Marrero was 2,000 miles away in Salem, Va. at his full-time job, playing shortstop for the Boston Red Sox High Class A farm team, the Salem Red Sox.

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