Faculty Achievements

January

Six online master’s degrees in education offered by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are among the top five in the nation in their specialty areas, according to the U.S.

Traditional robots are adept at specialized tasks in structured environments. For example, industrial robotic arms skillfully install windshields during vehicle assembly at an automobile factory.

The ASU at Lake Havasu admissions team can breathe a huge sigh of relief, because they’re offering a nursing degree later this year.

Rising college costs, skyrocketing student debt and increasingly out-of-touch curricula are leading more Americans to question the fairness and value of higher education.

Human females rely on aids like charting, test strips or wearable tech to identify periods of fertility, while some animals, like baboons, undergo obvious physical changes during ovulation.

Arizona State University has renamed its film school after Hollywood icon Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win the Academy Award for best actor.

The New American Film School at Arizona State University welcomes Reina Higashitani, an assistant professor who hopes to support students

ASU Music Theatre and Opera is adapting to the rapidly changing performance world by incorporating technology to enable live performances, while at the same time addressing issues of systemic racis

Students, staff and faculty of the W. P. Carey School of Business met Jan.

A number of factors contributed to the Jan.

What was the first robot you ever encountered?

Robotics may be the strangest of the hard sciences. 

Twenty-five faculty members at Arizona State University are researching the cutting edge of robotics.

Dennis Lohr, an emeritus professor with Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences, died at his home in Honolulu last month. 

Everything the rest of us have tried to avoid for the past nine months – public spaces, oft-touched surfaces, contact with crowds – they have had to embrace.

Once regarded as merely cast-off waste products of cellular life, bacterial membrane vesicles (MVs) have since become an exciting new avenue of research, due to the wealth of biological information

One of the newer professors in The New American Film School, Peter Murrieta brings many years of experience to teaching film.

As the turbulent summer of 2020 wound to a close, with the nation still reeling after the killing of George Floyd ignited a spate of Black Lives Matter protests calling for an end to systemic racis

When Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, the college’s

Jose E. Náñez Sr.

The 2020–21 performance season has been anything but normal for ASU’s orchestras and

From a pair of simple principles of evolution — chance mutation and natural selection — nature has constructed an almost unfathomable richness of life around us.

Borche Arsov, a Macedonian language instructor with the Arizona State University Melikian Center’s Critical Languages Institute, has been awarded the 

What do education and smart-region design have in common?
On Jan. 7, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University hosted a virtual screening and discussion of "Picture of a Scientist" — a documentary film that chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for female scientists.

More than 3,000 animal species in the world today are considered endangered, with hundreds more categorized as vulnerable.

Joshua Gardner, clinical associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, and Stefanie Gardner recently rel

A decade ago, Arizona State University launched Campaign ASU 2020, a universitywide fundraising campaign designed to unite ASU's growing body of supporters around the idea that, together, we can im

“Earth is ancient now, but all knowledge is stored up in her,” the English author Jeanette Winterson wrote. “She keeps a record of everything that has happened since time began.

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the story of ASU's geologists.

Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the story of ASU's geologists. Read

The most recent election in the United States was marked by an increase not only in female candidates but also in the

Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration was recently awarded four Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) seed grants from

Bert Hölldobler (Hoelldobler), University Professor of Life Sciences, Regents and Foundation Professor with Arizona State University's Sch

It is at the confluence of different experiences that new theories come into being.

Arizona State University was well represented at this year's Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), the largest annual mathematics gathering i

Maricopa County residents realized a $4.85 return on investment for every dollar the county Parks and Recreation Department spent on operating costs at its eight parks in 2019, according to a

Desert ecologists have a hard job. Their efforts to understand the workings of the natural world have never been more urgent.

Haunani Kane was raised at the base of Olomana in the coastal community of Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, where she practiced traditi

Frank Wilczek, theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize laureate and professor of physics at Arizona State University, has spent m

Conflict between divorced or separated parents increases the risk of children developing physical and mental health problems.

When Kathryn Sorenson was director of water services for the city of Phoenix, she was in charge of a massive infrastructure that included 7,000 miles of pipeline.

In the wake of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan.

Around A.D. 1085, along the southern rim of Northern Arizona’s elevated Colorado Plateau, a volcano erupted, forever changing ancient Puebloan fortunes and all nearby life.

To kick off the new year, Boston Dynamics posted a video of four robots doing a choreographe

Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions has announced the selection of Dr. Frank LoVecchio as the new medical director of clinical and community translational research. 

Arizona State University’s Project Humanities will be recognized for excellence in education by the city of Tempe at

“It’s a start.”

Jacob “Jack” Fuchs, who began his teaching career when Arizona State University was still Arizona State Teachers College in 1952, died Jan. 3 at the age of 97.

Cities were changing before the pandemic.

Stacy L.

Stefanie Lindquist, senior vice president of Global Academic Initiatives at Arizona State University and a Sandra

Over winter break, a small group of Arizona State University students and two professors traveled to Prescott, Arizona, for a week of reading, discussing and performing Shakespeare. 

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2021 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. 

Beneficial molecules are everywhere in nature.

Amy Ostrom, chair of the Department of Marketing and PetSmart Chair in Services Leadership, has been appointed interim dean of the W. P.

York, England, was founded by the Romans in A.D. 71. At about A.D. 200, the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan was the biggest city in the world. And Phoenix was settled in 1867.

Arizona State University is pleased to announce that Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America, has joined ASU as a Distinguished Professor of Practice. 

Well before the pandemic, Arizona State University’s Center for Education Through eXploration (ETX) was transforming learning by developing and deploying digital

In October 1968, Dick Fosbury used a high school trick to win a gold medal in the Olympic high jump.