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The Global Sport Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University hosted an event on October 23rd, 2018 tracing a timeline of athlete activism in the U.S. with an emphasis on the iconic moment atop the Olympic podium in 1968.
Collegiate and professional athlete transitions are not like other transitions out of other fields due to the intense level of identity and connectedness that goes with being a serious athlete and those who focus entirely on being an athlete (identity foreclosure).
“Every athlete dies twice” is one of those long–existing, unattributed quotes with powerful meaning. Whenever the College Football Playoff has been won or NCAA March Madness is over, most of these college athletes are finished with an activity that has captured much of their lives.
On March 28th-29th the Global Sport Institute @ ASU brought together individuals and organizations from a diverse set of disciplines. Conversation, ideas, and actions were discussed around the Institute’s annual theme: Race and Sport Around The Globe
Michael Sam, the first openly LGBTQIA+ athlete drafted by the NFL, opens up about his story, masculinity, and defining oneself in the 21st century.
In February of 2019 on the ASU Downtown campus, the Global Sport Institute held an event with the oldest living American gold medalist, Harrison Dillard, and the oldest living African-American Olympic medalist, Herb Douglas, to commemorate Black History Month.
As controversies regarding kneeling as a form of protest have receded from global headlines, little has been written about what those same athletes and organizations are doing now regarding the issues at the heart of the demonstrations. Following up on the efforts at initiating social change, the NFL has increased community outreach. We were curious about the actual impact the NFL was having in this “2.0” phase of athlete activism.
Wearable devices such as fitness and performance tracking gadgets are quickly penetrating into everyday life and transforming how people live. There are growing privacy concerns that fine-grained big data from wearables can be misused. This project is to investigate privacy-preserving data mining techniques for wearable devices.