The Latest: Another tennis player tests positive for virus June 23, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Another tennis player has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition series organized by Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Viktor Troicki says he and his pregnant wife have both been diagnosed with the virus. The former top-20 player from Serbia played against Djokovic in Belgrade during the first part of the two-leg tour.Djokovic was the face behind the Adria Tour. The series started in the Serbian capital and then moved to Zadar, Croatia, last weekend.There were no social distancing measures observed at the matches in either country.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria said Sunday he has tested positive for the virus. Borna Coric played Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and said Monday he has also tested positive.Djokovic left Croatia after the final was canceled and was tested in Belgrade. The results are expected soon. Associated Press
Facebook79Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that the work of Associate Dean of Transition Studies Dawn J. Murphy has received a two-year, $200,000 federal research grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Murphy, a PhD student at Fielding Graduate University, along with community and university researchers, will develop and implement a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project in the Pac5, a five-county region in the Pacific Mountains of Washington State, centered on the Arbutus Folk School of Olympia, Wash.Dawn J. Murphy has received a two-year, $200,000 federal research grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Photo courtesy: SPSCCThroughout Murphy’s two-year “Leading from the Roots” project, researchers will examine economic resiliency and vitality options through the lens of sustainable, bottom-up, heritage arts-based economic development. The project aims to investigate two questions: how do traditional artists and craftspeople reduce their region’s dependency on unsustainable economic drivers? And what impact does engaging in a Community Based Participatory Research process have on folk schools?Murphy says, “Folk schools have a long history of inspiring social change by awakening, enlivening, and sustaining the communities in which they are located. Communities across the country are turning to folk schools for this reason, with ninety-two new folk schools founded since 2001. Through the ‘Leading from the Roots’ research project, Arbutus Folk School will serve as a model in broadening and measuring their impact. This could mean a ripple effect with communities in more than half the U.S. states reaping benefits.”The Corporation for National and Community Service received a total of 202 applications for the grant from universities in 46 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Collectively, these applicants requested more than $21.4 million, making this research grant highly competitive. The “Leading from the Roots” project received one of the sixteen grants awarded.