The ASU Foundation was among 71 Arizona nonprofit organizations to receive surprise grants from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.
A recent report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development revealed that more than half a million Americans nationwide experienced homelessness. And with over 10,000 people experiencing homelessness in Arizona, finding solutions to support these individuals is critical.
From the global response to terrorism and the subversive weaponization of narratives, to the evolution of crisis management and guardians of civil liberties — 9/11 forced us to think differently; to rise to new challenges; and to confront the vulnerabilities of our democracy.
Twenty years after the attacks and in observance of the anniversary, ASU News reached out to faculty experts across Arizona State University to share their observations, research and reflections on 9/11’s cultural and global impact on our world — and on their work.
Twenty years ago, the country saw images of police officers heroically running into buildings that would soon come crashing down.
But over the past few years, people have seen uglier images of police officers abusing their power.
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 changed policing in America, according to William Terrill, professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.
And now, he said, policing seems to be pivoting again.
The Phoenix Indian Center recently honored Christopher Sharp (Colorado River Indian tribes), a clinical assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Social Work, with its 2021 Man of the Year Award.
It was once a place where people cleared out after work, where most restaurants closed by 3 p.m., where only the occasional sports game or First Fridays art walk drew a younger crowd.
Now Arizona State University students live and learn on the Downtown Phoenix campus, bringing an energy and presence that have helped inject new life into the area.
A new research report by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University found that Latino and Native American people in particular are suffering from extreme heat in Phoenix, and the COVID-19 pandemic worsened their discomfort.
Social workers help people better navigate life’s difficulties, usually dispatched from government agencies and social service providers. But they are also found in hospitals and clinics, assisting those being treated for physical or mental maladies but who also need help coping with daily living.
Researchers and staff at Arizona State University’s Family Violence Center confront domestic violence through aid to families and a wide variety of public information, but as they do they frequently address a particularly unnerving victim experience.
Dillon’s appointment to the directorship, as well as a joint appointment in Arizona State University's School of Social Work and in counseling and counseling psychology at the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, became effective July 1.