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School of Public Affairs director elected as a AAAS Fellow

Donald Siegel, Foundation Professor of Public Policy and Management and director of the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs, was inducted today into the newest class of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows.

Siegel is part of a 2021 class of AAAS Fellows that includes 564 scientists, engineers and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines.

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.

Friendship sees duo through challenging ASU health program into professional life

Not everyone makes a best friend in college who will become a trusted ally and colleague for years to come.

Megan Hiestand and Josie Lamp, two 2018 College of Health Solutions graduates, found that kind of friendship the day before their very first class at Arizona State University, forming a bond that helped them throughout a challenging first-of-its kind degree program, and one that has continued as they’ve moved to the next phase of their careers.

ASU report finds homeless young adults at risk for labor, sex trafficking

A new report from Arizona State University has found that among homeless young adults who were surveyed, about 40% had experienced exploitation – sex trafficking or labor trafficking. And the young people who were trafficked were more likely to be addicted to drugs or alcohol and have anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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.

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