Collaboration is critical but complicated to address refugee education

Educating refugees is a sprawling, complex mission that requires a difficult level of collaboration, according to several experts who spoke on a panel sponsored by Arizona State University.

“This is urgent,” said Julie Kasper, director of teacher learning and leadership for the Refugee Education Academy at Childhood Education International, who moderated the panel discussion.

“There are lives in the balance, and this has to happen now.”

ASU Orchestras announces 2022–23 season of imagination, inclusion, collaboration

The 2022–23 ASU Orchestras season shows what a contemporary symphony orchestra can include within its programming aesthetic, said Jeffery Meyer, director of orchestras and associate professor in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre.

“Our season is full of breadth, imagination, inclusion and collaboration with our guest artists,” Meyer said.

The ASU Orchestras include the Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Chamber Orchestra and Studio Orchestra.

Social Cohesion Dialogue highlights diverse voices, topics

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University presents the fall 2022 Social Cohesion Dialogue.

Since the spring of 2019, the Social Cohesion Dialogue has created memorable conversations and calls to action with accomplished writers and readers from diverse communities. Participants receive copies of that year's chosen books, free of charge, and then read the books and discuss them both in small groups and with the authors themselves at a special public event.

6 spring ASU English classes for interpreting, creating meaning

We’ve been told that so much gets lost in translation. And this is true; intention, humor and layered meanings often go by the wayside when trying to convey an idea from one language, setting, discipline, media or culture to another.

But there’s a lot to be gained in translation as well. At its essence, translation is about carrying ideas, holding space until meaning is made or understood.

TGen, ASU, Phoenix Children's collaborate to better treat fatty liver disease in Latino youth

The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is rising in American children, with kids of Latino ancestry being hit disproportionately hard by the disease.

This chronic condition can progress to more severe forms of liver disease, but experts are not yet able to determine which children are at greatest risk of progression. There are currently no approved treatments for NAFLD in children, apart from modifications in diet and physical activity.

Documentary podcast gives a voice to Afghan storytellers

One man wants to know how his cousin died while escaping the political tyranny that overwhelmed his homeland. 

A woman yearns to find out the root of the collapse of her nation’s seemingly bulletproof Air Force. 

These searches for answers come to life in “No Way Home,” a four-part documentary podcast told through the lens of native Afghan storytellers who were either already outside of the country or forced to leave in the wake of the Taliban takeover in August 2021. 

Professor offers solutions to navigating diversity, equity and inclusion at work

As society progresses, hopefully, so too does the workplace.

But the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at work can be tricky for employees to navigate. Some may be looking for guidance on how to be part of the solution to these issues while others believe they don't exist. And a professor at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business who recently co-wrote a book on the subject says leaders and professionals are often left to figure it out themselves.

ASU professor: Selling the Suns the 'only option' for Sarver

Phoenix Suns franchise owner Robert Sarver announced Wednesday that he’s starting the process of selling the team (as well as the Phoenix Mercury) after the results of a NBA-led investigation into allegations of misogyny and racism were released earlier this week.

As a result of the report, Sarver was fined $10 million and suspended from the franchise for a year. A day later, he said he would begin the process of selling both basketball teams.