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ASU volunteers build DIY air filters to help Valley schools fight COVID-19

As part of Arizona State University's pandemic response teams, infectious disease epidemiologist Megan Jehn has been part of measuring the effectiveness of countermeasures such as face coverings.

Searching for ways to counter COVID-19 in school settings led her to another way to attack the problem: filtering indoor air in classrooms.

ASU's criminal justice online graduate degree program ranks in US News' top 10

The online master’s degree program in criminology and criminal justice at Arizona State University continues for an eighth consecutive year as one of the nation’s top 10 such courses of study, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings announced. The online Master of Arts degree program earned a No. 7 ranking for 2022.

ASU’s No. 7 ranking is higher than those of the University of Cincinnati, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the University of Central Florida and the University of Oklahoma.

Prominent writers contemplate role of sports in Black masculinity

Can participating in sports keep a young man out of trouble?

That was a question asked by Ken Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, who moderated a wide-ranging conversation with two prominent Black writers on Thursday.

“You can’t ask that of two people who have been prison,” replied Reginald Dwayne Betts, one of the writers.

5 who work for social justice honored with MLK awards at ASU

The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us to cultivate integrity in our lives along with happiness, according to Neal Lester, the founding director of Project Humanities at Arizona State University.

“I’m continually trying to respond to his call for maintaining integrity and truth that he framed as justice, peace and the social transformation and reclamation of our individual and shared humanity,” said Lester, a Foundation Professor of English at ASU.

New School of Public Affairs professor of practice served as Afghan ambassador to China

Javid Qaem’s career path has taken him near and far, not merely geographically, but in the many ways that he has served.

A medical doctor from Afghanistan, he came to the United States to study at Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs. A few years later, he was his country’s ambassador to China. Now he is back at ASU, where he is a School of Public Affairs professor of practice.

New library collections feature one of ASU's first Black professors

While sorting through photos in the J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. Papers, one of many collections in the backlogs at ASU Library, Associate Archivist Elizabeth Dunham often joked that Grigsby was “a total dad.”

A teacher and an artist, he traveled often to national conferences and took pictures of everything that caught his eye along the way, from random buildings “right down to the pictures out the plane window,” Dunham said with a laugh.

Digital dance: 2 ASU dance alumni publish articles on virtual dance education

Two Arizona State University dance alumni were recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Dance Education in Practice. This special edition of the journal by the National Dance Education Organization focused on virtual dance education.

“It is a pleasure to witness our ASU dance alumni contributing such impactful value to the national dance education community,” said Keith Thompson, associate professor and assistant director of dance.

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