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NSF award will expand scope, impact of ASU water research

Water managers and decision makers of cities of the Colorado River Basin will be able to take greater advantage of Arizona State University’s Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) thanks to a new $4.5 million National Science Foundation award.

Book chapter: Mountaineering on Mt. Everest: evolution, economy, ecology and ethics

Gyan Nyaupane in the School of Community Resources and Development is the author of a chapter in the new book, Mountaineering Tourism. His chapter is entitled Mountaineering on Mt. Everest: evolution, economy, ecology and ethics. 

How big is tourism's impact on Arizona?

Christine Vogt, director of the Center for Sustainable Tourism joins KJZZ's Mark Brodie to discuss tourism's impact on the state and its economy. 

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ASU Lodestar Center graduates ninth Public Allies Arizona class

The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation graduated its ninth Public Allies Arizona class on June 26 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Workshop shines light on youth sports leadership and ethics

Phoenix Mercury vice president Ann Meyers Drysdale played basketball at UCLA when legendary coach John Wooden was coaching the men’s team.

“He only had three rules,” she says. “Don’t criticize your teammates. Don’t be late. And no cursing.”

Passion for wilderness helps student earn scholarship

Renee Sanders lives for the outdoors. A junior in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University, she loves exploring the natural wonders of Arizona and elsewhere.

ASU Lodestar Center honors spring grads and inducts 2nd Nu Lambda Mu Honor Society class

The ASU Lodestar Center and the ASU School of Community Resources & Development celebrated the newest graduates from the Master of Nonprofit Studies program, graduate certificate programs in Nonprofit Leadership & Management and Social Entrepreneurship & Community Development, and Nonprofit Management Institute (NMI) Professional Certificate recipients in Nonprofit Management and Nonprofit Executive Leadership (Tucson cohort) on April 29, 2015 at the Salvation Army Southwest Division in downtown Phoenix.

ASU takes three ASTRA awards

ASU's School of Community Resources and Development had several winners at the Arizona State Therapeutic Recreation Association (ASTRA) conference held May 1.

Kelly Ramella, associate instructional professional received the Outstanding Professional Award. Breanna Bean, a recreation therapy student, won the Student Recognition Award. Alicia Gonzales, an ASU alumna, won the Recreation Therapist of the Year Award.

Article among top 50 downloads on Science Direct

Elsevier has published a list of the top 50 most frequently downloaded articles on ScienceDirect since January 2005 that were written by US-based authors in social sciences. 

Among them is "Residents' perceptions of community tourism impacts" by Kathleen Andereck, Richard Knopf and master's student Karin Valentine in the School of Community Resources and Development and Christine Vogt of Michigan State University.

The article, published in the Annals of Tourism Research has been downloaded over 25,000 times.