Faculty Achievements


Dozens of books and websites offer advice about how to achieve a satisfying work-life balance. People seek this advice because they have too much to do and too little time to do it.

Arizona State University on June 1 was selected to join the prestigious Association of American Universities, which comprises the nation’s elite research universi

For anthropologist John Traphagan, Arizona State University’s newest Interplanetary Initiative Fellow, space is more than the final frontier.

Mark Greenblatt, an award-winning investigative journalist for Scripps News, will take over as executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walte

As a demonstration of Arizona State University’s continued investment in high-impact research that tackles our global needs and challenges, the internationally respected

Imagine creating and folding tiny, intricate shapes and structures, made from DNA, that can deliver drugs to specific targets in the body, potentially reprogramming the body to fight off diseases,

The Arizona Board of Regents has asked Arizona State University to expand medical education in Arizona by launching a new medical school, one charged with addressing the significant and growing hea

The young woman walked into James Blasingame’s office and looked around.

There were books everywhere. On every wall. In every corner. Stacks and stacks of books.


Zócalo Public Square, a media enterprise of Arizona State University, has been named a finalist in nine categories for the prestigious 65th annual

A professional esports player faces down international opponents in a video game championship. A radiologist examines hundreds of images from a patient’s CT scan.

Editor's note: New Faces on Campus is a new monthly feature by ASU News showcasing faculty members who have been hired in the 2022–23 academic year.

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization has recently reported that

When high school students consider majoring and working in a field as broad as engineering, it can be difficult to narrow down what the right fit may be without firsthand knowledge. 

Each year since 1990, the Arizona Humanities administers its

For one of the largest universities in the nation, technology plays a critical role in the advancement of student and learner success. 

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication staff member Karen Bordeleau has been inducted into the Rhode Island Journalis

More than 800 musicians will visit Arizona State University next week for the International Tuba – Euphonium Conference to write music, hone their cra

When Lela Rankin first became a mother, she engaged in a parenting practice not many Westerners are aware of, even though its roots date back to

A $4.5 million groundbreaking grant will fund research to explore a promising link between aerobic exercise and slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease in a study led by an Arizona Sta

Behind a 4-inch-thick metal door with a small glass window in the far northeast corner of Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus lives ANDI, the world’s first indoor-outdoor breathing, sweat

An Arizona State University researcher recently co-authored a perspective article as part of the sp

Arizona State University archaeologist Saburo Sugiyama was recently honored with one of Japan’s most prestigious awards.

Word choice matters a lot when it comes to research.

Students enrolled in an advanced English course at Arizona State University used generative artificial intelligence tools to assist their writing process — from brainstorming ideas to editing

Arizona State University alum Esther Almazán, who earned her MFA in dramatic writing in 2020 from the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, has spent the past year researching and writing in Galway,

Educators are no strangers to trauma.

Artist, educator and performer Nicole Bradley Browning is joining the faculty of the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University.

An ASU partnership may have come up with a new formula for producing speculative fiction.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affected an estimated 3.6% of Americans in 2022, with women (8%) and veterans (10% of males and 19% of

As an Arizona State University student-athlete, Brynn Holohan knew athletes contend with the physical obstac

Using fiber-reinforced concrete instead of rebar-supported slabs for constructing Metro Phoenix light rail extensions is giving new meaning to rapid transit.

Patrick Kenney, dean of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, has been named executive vice provost of the Academi

According to Gabriel Shaibi, it was luck that brought him and Jocelyn Diaz Sanchez together in their work to prevent diabetes among high

Keith Harrison spent nearly three decades in a small cell in the Arizona state prison system, serving a life sentence for a crime that should have put him away for 11 years. 

“Space has become essential to our security and prosperity.”

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Oceania to the United States and the wider world.

A nationally respected social policy analyst whose textbooks have guided thousands of social workers, Professor Elizabeth Segal of the

Arizona State University is hosting government and industry leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico at a high-level conference in Washington, D.C., this week to ensure North America’s future in th

During what many scientists and scholars have described as the most decisive decade of our time for climate change and social justice outcomes, the decisions we make today are especially crit

As climate change becomes an increasingly pressing problem worldwide, the race to develop sustainable power-generation technology is ever more crucial.

Cells are more than just bags of molecules. They are complex and dynamic environments with frequent molecular interactions orchestrating life’s most basic events.

Imagine being a scientist working on climate change.

The problems in front of you are enormous. Solutions seem inadequate and, perhaps, too late.

According to a study, half of all undergraduate engineering students in the United States s

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Biological sex differences, such as differences in hormones, reproductive organs and chromosomes, can influence how our genes are read and how they interact with other factors in our bodies.

Radiation belts are donut-shaped magnetic structures enveloping a planet that are filled with extremely high-energy electrons and charged particles.

More than 120 guests flocked to the historic National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 28 to celebrate the inaugural Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’

Regulating euphoria, mood enhancement technology and the legal future of ChatGPT. 

Electronic devices are among the necessities of modern life.

Graduate-level voice performance and voice performance pedagogy students in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre recently participated in a field trip for a hands-on experience to dissect and exp

“To read is to fly; it is to soar to a point of vantage, which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.” — A.C.

Since 1960, Congress has raised the ceiling 78 times to extend or revise our nation’s debt.

Mother’s Day will be celebrated around the country on May 14, when moms will be honored and showered with gifts – perhaps flowers, cards, personal services, meals or jewelry.

A victim advocate and policy advisor to Gov. Katie Hobbs has received the Dr.

In response to Arizona’s unprecedented water challenges, the Narrative Storytelling Initiative at Arizona State Univer

Nearly a thousand new graduates celebrated their first full day as Arizona State University alumni on May 9 as the Watts College of Public Service and Commu

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More than just outstanding professional skills, expertise and career success are considered when assessing candidates for induction into the Hall of Fame and Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the

When Bruce Ward went to Walmart to buy art supplies in August 2020, he was nearly blinded by the array of paint colors.

Days earlier, he had ended 11 years and 40 days of incarceration.

There's something electric about more than 50,000 football fans descending upon Sun Devil Stadium on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus during a fall weekend to watch their home team play.

On Friday, April 18, Arizona State University’s chief information officer (CIO) Lev Gonick was named the 2023 Arizona CIO of the Year as part of the

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the summer 2023 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the summer 2023 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

John Zicarelli is the recipient of the 2023 Charles Wexler Teaching Award, presented each year to an outstanding teacher of undergraduate mathema

Associate Professor Sarah Amira de la Garza is retiring after more than three decades at Arizona State University and the 

ChatGPT can spit out a sizable amount of information on practically any subject.

Reliable and safe electric power is the heartbeat of modern society.

Increasingly, college courses are transitioning from traditional lecture to active learning because research shows that students learn more and struggle less when they engage in activities an

The Arizona State University Faculty Women of Color Caucus, or FWOCC, recently presented two of its four annual awards to members of the Watts College of Pu

Adrienne Dixon, a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky and the executive director of the Education and Civil Rights Initiative, is passionate

The beauty and wonder of nature has inspired scientists, artists and storytellers alike. 

In front of nearly 300 alumni, sponsors, faculty and community partners, the fastest-growing Sun Devil 100 businesses were unveiled during an annual awards ceremony on Thursday, April 27, at

In response to an increasing focus on open access publishing by research funders, a new ASU partnership is pleased

It's not often children ages 2–6 get the opportunity to become creative partners for aspiring theater professionals.

After 60 years at Arizona State University, world-renowned Regents Professor Peter Buseck has announced his retirement.

Three of four Indigenous Arizona State University students surveyed have had a “personal experience” with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples, or MMIP, that occurred either to them, a friend or

Set in 1944 at Fort Neal, Louisiana, a segregated all African American Army base during World War II, “A Soldier’s Play” is a murder mystery that follows the investigation into the murder of

With its rich blend of cultures and economies, the U.S.-Mexico border is a shared region with shared stories. 

Loyalty is a virtue that every employer embraces in its workers.

But in many cases, it is not a two-way street.

Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University Art Museum will co-present “Lo que es, es lo que ha sido/What It Is, Is What Has Been: Selections from ASU Art Museum's Cuban Art Collection” t

USA Today Editor-in-Chief Nicole Carroll is joining the ASU Media Enterprise on M

For more than twenty years, Arizona State University primatologist Kevin Langergraber has studied the

Search and rescue efforts following disasters like the massive earthquakes in Turkey and Syria are a race against time.

On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II passed away. On that same day, her son Charles became King Charles III. 

Cells are the building blocks of our body and many other organisms. But did you know that sometimes cells need to die?

On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II passed away. On that same day, her son Charles became King Charles III. 


This semester, a team of Arizona State University students saved the U.S. Department of Defense five years in man-hours as part of their Hacking for Defense class.

Living in the desert can sometimes mean overusing water for landscaping and lawns, especially for those who are unfamiliar with local vegetation and native species.

Born in Germany, Bert Hölldobler received degrees in biology and chemistry at the University of Würzburg in 1962.

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Adam Symson, president and CEO of The E.W.

Many of the machines that we rely on, such as automobiles, computers and smartphones, as well as renewable energy systems, aerospace and defense systems, and industrial equipment, just to name a fe

On April 1, 1993, the Labriola National American Indian Data Center was created within the

The Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, five ASU Choirs, two voice faculty and two graduate student soloists will collaborate on one of the masterpieces of Western art music, Beethoven’s S

Editor's note: New Faces on Campus is a new monthly feature by ASU News showcasing faculty members who have been hired in the 2022–23 academic year.

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Arizona State University remains in the top 10 among universities worldwide for U.S. utility patents issued in 2022, increasing its patents over the previous year.  

According to the Big Bang Theory, a tiny speck of unimaginable energy exploded 13.8 billion years ago, creating all matter in the universe and eventually forming the galaxies, planets and sta

Since Professor Richard Knopf announced he is retiring in May from Arizona State University, he has often been asked what he’s

For the last 25 years, the Asian Pacific American Studies program at Arizona Sta

The School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University is mourning the loss of Professor Jack Farmer, who died on Feb. 22. 

Nancy Grimm, Virginia M.

The annual Gary Krahenbuhl Difference Maker Award was established through the generous contributions of faculty, staff and friends of Arizona State University, to honor a faculty member who personi

Helping more Hispanic students attend and graduate from college has long been a commitment of Arizona State University.

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Senior research professional Su Lin has spent 32 years in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences as director of the Ultrafast Laser Facility, now

In celebration of Earth Day, students, faculty and staff from across the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and

Nicola Osgood began her ASU career while still on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring

Arizona State University has 14 graduate degree programs in the top 10 nationwide — including one that is No.

Graduate programs in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are among the best in the nation,

In the newest U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings, the W. P.

Six graduate specializations at Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs are among the top 10 in the United States, according to national rankings rele

Arizona State University has announced that the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles will be part of the expansion of fashion educat

The Online Undergraduate Research Scholars (OURS) Symposium on April 14 gave online undergraduate stud

All that stood between Rachel Thompson and completing a crucial piece of a project nearly three years in the making was a little more than 10,000 miles and a few flight connections.

Devastated by years of civil war in Syria, a group of people who are establishing their own country are getting help from Arizona State University in creating an education system from scratch.

Spring has sprung, and the residents of Mirabella at ASU are warming up with gardening thanks to faculty and students from the Arizona State University School of Arts, Media and Engineering.

Sustainability at Arizona State University takes many forms.

A set of

Step into a world where learning is an adventure, classrooms are portals to new universes and students become front-line researchers in far-off lands: Welcome to Dreamscape Learn at Arizona State U

“Behind the Wallpaper,” a recently released studio album by the Grammy-nominated ensemble Spektral Quartet and avant-pop vocalist

Vast, complex and partially unexplored, the oceans form the world’s largest biome — and hold the power to shape our global future.

Arizona State University’s Institute for Humanities Research, or IHR, has announced five seed grant recipients for 2023–24.

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s world premiere presentation of “Proximity,” a trio of new American

Exploring brain-inspired computing, investigating the impact of teaching techniques on mental well-being, making data centers more efficient, and studying the effects of microplastics and pes

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Retired Col. Wanda A.

Semiconductor manufacturing’s return to the U.S.

Charlotte McCurdy wants to take sustainability to the next level.

Sally Ball understood the question. She just didn’t understand why it was being asked.

Hans Van der Mars, professor emeritus at Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, received the 2023 Luther Halsey Gulick Awar

Chris Hoshnic was having dinner with a few friends in February when he told them about an event he was working on.

Complex challenges like public health threats, social justice breakdowns and ecological degradation often intersect and exacerbate each other.

Coral reefs are on the front lines of climate change. 

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Irma Carmona’s parents were very proud when they learned she had received a college scholarship, she said — an important step as she was about to become the first in her family to enroll in a unive

At an event that drew such a large crowd it prompted a last-minute venue change, notable author and historian Ibram X.

A 15th-century doctrine that allowed European countries to claim lands belonging to Indigenous peoples was recently renounced by the Vatican.

Complexity science, which describes how complex systems actually function in reality, can be leveraged to help cities worldwide navigate disruptions, whether due to energy policies, natural disaste

Several guest artists selected Arizona State University dance students to learn original choreography for new creative works that will premiere in this year’s

Arizona State University has renamed its residence hall on the Downtown Phoenix campus from Taylor Place to Gordon Commons, in honor of former Mayor Phil Gordon, who was a driving force behind the

As Cynthia Sagers suggested student-led projects in her Vegetation Dynamics class last semester, she mentioned the arboretum at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus.

Denise Riggs never met her late uncle, Carl Lay. But she feels closer to him than a lot of her other relatives.

When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, millions of Ukrainians fled their country. They were not the only ones on the run. 

The alarming increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide is a primary focus in discussions about the current climate crisis.

As artificial intelligence research evolves, new advances and technologies regularly make national headlines.

Anthropologists have long thought that our ape ancestors evolved an upright torso to pick fruit in forests, but new research published this week in the journal Science suggests a life in open woodl

Zach Featherstone was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2016.

The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University has announced six faculty members as new fellows fo

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre recently hosted the seventh annual Latin Sol festival, a weekend-long celebration of Latin dance styles.

The Simien Mountains National Park in Ethiopia has unique high-altitude ecosystems and is home to some of the rarest species in the world, according to India Schneider-Crease. 

Solutions that touch many facets of life in Arizona and beyond were on display from Arizona State University at the state Capitol on Tuesday.

Arizona State University celebrates another successful Sun Devil Giving Day than

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is once again the top overall school in the Broadcast Education Associ

When did molecular oxygen, the gas that all large and complex forms of life on Earth

Samuel Oatts, a doctoral student in trumpet performance, is having a busy spring semester at Arizona State University.

What is your earliest memory of a person in your life taking charge? What’s the angriest you’ve ever been, and why? If you could transform the world, what would it look like?

Micha Espinosa, professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance a

The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University is reorganizing to better serve students and meet the needs of the East Valley community around ASU’s Polytechnic camp

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, six in 10 adults in the U.S. have at least one chronic health condition.

For the first time in U.S. history, a former president is facing criminal charges.

This Earth Month, let’s talk about bees.

We can learn a lot from the almost two million bees at Arizona State University. But we could know more if we could see inside the hive.

A simulated community is safe from wildfires due to the decision-making skills of an Arizona State University graduate student and his teammates.

About 2,000 miles below the surface of our planet, Earth's rocky mantle meets the molten, metallic outer core.

Many may assume that, given the opportunity to make decisions in their schools, students would call for things like less homework and more pizza in the cafeteria.

Arizona State University faculty members are learning how to create and maintain places of diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching, research and service as members of the ASU Faculty Acad

When it came time to pick a speaker for the annual Bruce E. Meyerson Lecture on Dispute Resolution, former New Mexico Gov.

On a bright and early Saturday morning, a group of Arizona State University students gathered in a remote desert area, just west of Quartzite, Arizona. 

Bond. James Bond.

Jazz great Wynton Marsalis had a two-word message for the audience gathered at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix on Saturday for the 10th annual Delivering Democracy event put on by Arizona St

What on Earth are you planning for April 22?

For the second year, the Rosenbluth Family Charitable Foundation Genocide Awareness Week will be held at Arizona State University. 

The title of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “Great Expectations” provides a fitting description of the breadth and depth of contributions Timothy Bec

Quietly housed on the fifth floor of Lattie F.


Brooklyn Rider, 2022–23 resident artists in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s prestigious Visiting Quartet Residency Program, will join the ASU Symphony Orchestra for

Arizona State University’s Dmitry Matyushov, professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Department

Arizona State University today announced the appointment of Alan Arkatov, distinguished education, public policy and communications leader, to serve in a variety of new roles.

Regents Professor Ana Moore is the longest continuously serving female faculty member of Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences, s

Arizona State University gathered top diplomats, business leaders and higher education innovators to its campus to brainstorm how the U.S.

Since we’re in the thick of NCAA basketball’s March Madness, let’s pretend you’re a member of the selection committee for a tournament of another kind, tasked with identifying invitees for a bracke

Arizona State University’s five Science and Technology Centers, or STCs, are a major aspect of the

Since he began dancing at age 7, Victor Quijada has explored many different forms, starting out on the hip-hop and breakdance scene and eventually incorporating ball

Arizona State University celebrated its West campus on Wednesday by kicking off a large-scale project that will add three new academic schools and two new buildings.

Throughout her career, Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Associate Professor

Not many people look forward to April 15. But 2023 could be different.

Editor's note: New Faces on Campus is a monthly feature by ASU News showcasing faculty members who have been hired in the 2022–23 academic year.

Arizona Gov.

With advancements in natural language processing, artificial intelligence has the potential to generate written content that is indistinguishable from human writing, blurring the lines betwee

Middle and high schoolers interested in becoming future engineers are inv

In the late 19th and early 20th century, the U.S. government created and implemented more than 400 Indian boarding schools.

Space: the final frontier, and one that humans are rapidly becoming able to explore in more depth and at greater distances.

America’s pastime has grown significantly since its inception in the 1830s and now can be found worldwide, with players from more than 20 countries playing in U.S.

If you’ve ever walked, jogged or biked along the local canals or Tempe Town Lake, you have experienced the benefits of the city’s water management infrastructure.

Plastic water bottles are synonymous with causing harm to the environment.

Before the League of Nations and the United Nations, it’s a little-known fact that advanced scientific cooperation on a global scale had already commenced. 

In September 2019, Shannon Walker got a phone call from two faculty members in the Arizona State University Art Building.

Universities and colleges can do a wonderful job of solving society's problems, educating the populace and making life better for everyone.

New research shows two Indigenous communities who live in the tropical forests of lowland Bolivia have a lower loss of brain volume as they age compared with people living in the United State

For over a decade, Matthew Peeples has researched and studied how network science can be used for archaeo

James “Hud” Hudson, director of Arizona State University’s athletic bands and professor of practice in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, re

An Arizona State University study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry pro

From deep underground, up to the skies and everywhere in between, water can be found in a variety of forms across our planet.

Arizona State University engineering faculty members are at the forefront of efforts to develop interdisciplinary solutions to mounting and wide-ranging U.S. transportation challenges.

Thanks to a partnership with Arizona State University, Cochise College students now have access to hundreds of transfer pathways through the MyPath2ASU collab

Semiconductors power the systems through which society functions: communications, transportation, manufacturing, defense and more. But the U.S.

The everyday act of drinking a glass of water from your faucet may be a greater hazard to your health than you imagined.

Why do some regions of the world have so many species of plants while others have so few?

Editor's note: This is the final insallment of a five-part series profiling the researchers who work on ASU's compact X-ray free electron laser.

Twenty-one young leaders came from 10 Southeast Asian nations to learn ways to overcome community-development challenges in their homelands, but once they arrived at Arizona State University, they

Under the intensity of the Arizona summer sun, a young pair of siblings press together in an attempt to share shade under an umbrella as they walk home from school.

Neal Lester has never cared much about awards.

If you’ve been driving around Phoenix recently, you might have done a double take when glancing at the car next to you — some of them are without a driver, and on occasion, without any occupa

Semiconductors power the products we use every day, from cars to smartphones to household appliances.

Across the globe, the differences in how trauma and mental health are addressed are as varied as the cultures and people dealing with them.

It was not your typical spring break. There were no trips to a beautiful beach or movie-watching marathons.

Arizona State University Regents Professor in the School of Life Sciences and

YiYuan Tang’s Health Neuroscience course often begins with a few minutes of quiet and a calming mindfulness practice to help students settle down and focus.

The announcement that Dr.

Shortly after the onset of the Great Recession, a Lake Havasu middle school sat vacant, and the city needed revitalization.

For as long as she can remember, Ashley Schmiedeknecht has wanted to be a nurse.

Arizona State University at Lake Havasu is known for its picturesque beauty, access to outdoor activities and small campus feel.

The Southwest Clean Hydrogen Innovation Network (SHINe) is submitting a full proposal for the development of a desert Southwest clean hydrogen hub.

The Skysong Innovations Startup Challenge is an annual pitch event consisting of Arizona State University startups that compete for a chance to gain a total seed investment of $50,000 in convertibl

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has recently founded the Center for Biomaterials Innovation and Translation.

Priscilla “Aumaqpaq” Frankson understands the importance of including Indigenous voices and acknowledging the erasure that has been done to Indi

In front of a record-breaking crowd of nearly 980 community leaders, business executives and Arizona State University alumni on March 2, the 2023

Audiences who are streaming the current season of “The Mandalorian” have seen the main characters fly through space and probe the murky mines of Mandalore thanks to the ground-breaking virtual-prod

Ayoub Daliri is heartened when he hears President Joe Biden speak.

It is with great sadness that the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University announces the passing of Professor Elizabeth (Betty) Davidson, a beloved member of the insti

An international team of scientists have completed the most detailed look yet at the planet’s recent climatic history, including seasonal temperatures dating back 11,000 years to the beginning of w

ASU Gammage has unveiled its 202

Residents of Arizona are no strangers to the notion of their state’s landscape being barren and harsh, however misguided it may be.

In a matter of days, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in California went from belly up to bail out

Our eyes allow us to communicate with other people without needing to talk.

For decades, hundreds of families across South America have lived in the shadow of

Performance artist, comedian and writer Kristina Wong has a lot to say about society.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2023 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. Written by Cristy G

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2023 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2023 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

Several Arizona state legislators heard from Arizona State University’s industry partners on Friday that the state needs to continue to step up its investment in the semiconductor industry.

For the first time since negotiations began more than 15 years ago, more than 100 countries have agreed on a United Nations treaty to protect the world’s oceans. 

Women throughout history have made significant contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Jack Szostak is known by many for his significant contributions to the field of genetics.

Anaerobic digestion is a process that is gaining traction as a means of eliminating the world’s growing food waste problem by using microbes to break down organic materials.

From a conference room on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, a group of students have found a way to help survivors of the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

The global microelectronics industry is undergoing massive changes.

This fall, the Department of English at Arizona State University will again offer courses that engage a local-to-global view of issues through the lenses of media and language.

The wide expanse of jade green lawn known as the Great Court in the center of Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University’s Tempe complex was transformed into a beautiful garden with po

Peterson Zah, the first president of the Navajo Nation and a graduate of Arizona State University, died Tuesday, March 7, at age 85.

The National Science Foundation today announced $90.8 million in funding to Arizona State University — the largest NSF research award in the university’s history — to advance groundbreaking researc

When Thomas Czerniawski rides his bicycle to work every day among a sea of cars, he wonders if he mi

Spring is coming, and with it, the idea of flowers, picnics and new beginnings. It's also a time for holidays and festivals. 

Arizona State University is leading a large, interdisciplinary initiative to help reduce gender-based violence in El Salvador, with the goal of stemming the flow of irregular migration to the Unite

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) at Arizona State University is welcoming Wynton Marsalis to host its 

While urban dwellers can easily exist in relative anonymity in their own neighborhoods, an often-cited advantage of rural living is being around people with a strong sense of place, who understand

Student workers at Arizona State University interested in public health got some invaluable hands-on experience in the field when they assisted case investigators and volunteers with contact

How great is the overlap between burrowing owl habitats and areas of high solar project potential in Arizona?

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has just awarded its prestigious Morrison Prize to a group of professors from four different law schools for their article arguing

Jessica Gerton was about to begin her first session as a student counselor for Arizona State University’s Counselor Training Center when she said she was nearly overcome with anxiety.

Arizona is a “laboratory for the future of democracy,” and the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, as well as the university where it is based, ar

Despite having a year-round growing season and rich, productive soil, Hawaii has the highest food costs in the U.S. and a stro

The Biden administration outlined its vision for a more secure cyberspace Wednesday with its release of a

Independent filmmaker Milcho Manchevski visited Arizona State University this February for a weeklong residency where he shared his perspectives on storytelling with students a

Although research alloy design and artificial intelligence has been ongoing for decades, Houlong Zhuang is now combining the two fields to forge

The ASU Library is pleased to announce Kerri Rittschof as the new director of its

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in partnership with the Department of Mass Communication at Grambling State University, is a recipient of a Federal Emergency Manage

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University played host to a historic event on Feb. 23. 

Sven Ortel, professor of practice at Arizona State University, is designing two Broadway shows while completing his first semester teaching at A

What does it mean to be human?

When some people think of sharks, they may conjure up an image of a menacing fin racing through the ocean in search of its next meal.


As Mexican lawmakers passed sweeping reforms Feb.

When President Barack Obama visited Mexico in May 2013, he praised America’s southern neighbor for its commitment to democracy and a growing economy, and urged both nations to “work together in mut

Spring has sprung, the grass has grown and professional baseball’s back in biz.

Intrepid, innovative and inspiring describe Jesse Jones, the first person to receive a PhD in chemistry from Arizona State University, in 1963.

Christy Slay, CEO of The Sustainability Consortium, is a modern-day pioneer.

Communities across Arizona, the nation and the world all face both similar challenges and unique opportunities regarding aging populations.

Across the world, once beautifully vibrant corals are turning ghostly white. 

Still considered one of the most destructive natural disasters in U.S.

Thousands of people descended on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus on Saturday for an afternoon of fun and adventure, but it wasn’t for a football game or sporting event.

A program managed by Arizona State University’s Youth Justice Lab that helps juveniles keep up academically while they experience de

Editor's note: New Faces on Campus is a monthly feature by ASU News showcasing faculty members who have been hired in the 2022–23 academic year.

An Arizona State University criminology and criminal justice professor is using funding from a program that supports worthy, early-career academics in researching and testing new ways to empo

Given his work history with organizations such as Harvard Business School and the Smithsonian Institution, Arthur Daemmrich is no stranger to innovation and public engagement.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Arizona State University orchestras and DBR Lab will collaborate on a concert celebrating both contemporary and historical contributions made by Black com

Arizona State University is mourning the loss of Emeritus Regents Professor Carleton Moore, who died on Friday, Feb. 10, at the age of 90.

Adrian Fontes, Arizona’s 21st secretary of state, joined students, faculty, staff and community members at The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Thursda

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is being remembered for his optimism, humanitarianism and, by Sun Devils, a handful of visits to Arizona State University.

In 2016, Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies honored Lynn Vavreck

It’s not easy to meet someone with compatible goals, values and interests. The reality of a potentially yearslong commitment can be intimidating and make a person second-guess their connection.

While many neurodegenerative diseases are classified as age-related illnesses, some influential factors are at play as early as conception.

Black history is not always taught in public schools throughout the country.

Gayle King, the award-winning co-host of “CBS Mornings,” reflected on her life, career and rise to prominence as she accepted the 39th Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism presented b

In a first-of-its-kind study, Arizona State University Professor Michael Lynch joins a multi-institute group of researchers t

A new grant from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health, will fund research at Arizo

Arizona State University ranks among the top 10 research institutions without a medical school for inventions disclosed, U.S.

As the United States and India pledge to expand cooperation and technology partnerships between the two nations, an important figure in India recently received an up-close look at innovation at Ari

Could a reduction in calories be the key to a healthier — and possibly longer — life?

As the possibilities of virtual reality (VR) sensory experiences continue to expand, one area that could use some attention is fluid dynamics.

Paulo Shakarian’s son wanted to have some fun with the natural-language processing tool ChatGPT recently, so he generated a fictitious

Angela Banks knew she wanted to be a lawyer when she was in the seventh grade. 

Some leaders come by accident. Some are intentional.

Enter Alonzo Jones and Ahlias Jones.

Viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, use an extensive arsenal to help them cleverly evade the immune system, proliferate and cause disease.

Digital twins, virtual replicas of real-life physical systems, processes or products, were first introduced by former University o

The School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University will celebrate the

Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus put out a large welc

Innovation is thriving at Arizona State University, not only in research labs but in course design, student support, sustainability and community partnerships.

In academia, the constant stream of project proposals, papers and dissertations can sometimes be overwhelming for scholars.

Katherine Johnson, the "human computer" whose mathematical prowess helped launch humans into space.

The Arizona State University endowment outperformed many of its peers during fiscal year 2022 and reached the industry’s list of top 100 endowments by size for the first time.

Mentorship is one of the most crucial aspects of the faculty role — and can be the most rewarding.

Mitochondrial replacement therapy, an in vitro fertilization process that can prevent mitochondrial diseases, is a complex and much debated technology that is currently prohibited in the U.S.

Arizona State University Biodesign Institute researchers have received three significant new grants, advancing knowledge of digestive proteins in the human gut, toxic exposure to fungi during

This fall, Arizona State University students will have the opportunity to meet the challenges of the future in a new and innovative degree program.

Enduring a single traumatic event, such as losing a loved one or a spouse, can be especially hard and can negatively impact psychological well-being.

On Feb. 15, Forbes listed Arizona State University as one of America’s Best Large Employers for 2023.

On Monday, Jan. 23, an esteemed panel of experts from Arizona State University and the technology and government sectors shared their perspectives on the recent resurgence of U.S.

Deep below the Earth’s surface lies the outer core, which is made up a 2,000-km-thick liquid iron alloy layer.

Kathy Hoffman, who led the Arizona Department of Education as superintendent of public instruction from 2019 to 2023, is joining Arizona State University’s Mary

This month, the Tempe campus Multicultural Communities of Excellence space kicked of its 

The Desert Skies Music Symposium on Research in Music Education, one of the longest continuously running independent research forums of its kind in the United States, will be held at Arizona State

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the world in many ways, including straining the global supply chain, calling for greater attention to sustainable practices and procedures within it.

Turtles have been on Earth for about 260 million years, making them older than dinosaurs.

Scottsdale artist Jana Peterson grew up surrounded by the language and heritage of Norway.

Arizona State University Associate Professor of history Julian Lim recently received a fellowship from the Natio

Adrian Fontes, Arizona’s 21st secretary of state, will visit Arizona State University for an event titled 

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a greenhouse gas that contributes to the effects of global warming.

The discovery of the Chinese spy balloon over Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana and the subsequent shooting down of the balloon by the U.S.

Arizona State University has reimagined the way that biology will be taught, using a curriculum that focuses on real-world skills, such as problem-solving, and prioritizes student success.

Lee Griffo’s sister, Jessie McCaskill, was murdered by her wife in 2012.

It’s been said that love and money are often the two most wanted things in life. And every February, they unite to become a power couple.

A two-year program for Arizona State University graduate students seeking careers in local government administration named for former Phoenix City Manager Marvin Andrews today honors another accomp

Arizona State University’s charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it exc

Someone experiencing human trafficking lives a complex and often violent life.

Seven Arizona State University dance students are speaking out about important social issues in this year’s senior projects. 

The NFL marked Black History Month at Arizona State University on Wednesday with a screening of a new documentary about a Black player’s journey from the segregated South to a national college cham

College of Health Solutions faculty were able to shake off years of restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic at the 2023 Faculty Resear

Years before the CHIPS and Science Act was negotiated and passed by Congress, Arizona State University systems engine

Ibram X.

Arizona State University Professor Huan Liu is well-suited for his job.

The Super Bowl is back in Phoenix for the first time since 2015. While fans around the world will be cheering during the Feb.

A little more than a year ago, Charles St. Clair and Matthew King had a conversation.

If you’re in the habit of using Siri to search the web, having Alexa turn on your lights, creating unique portraits with the Lensa app or writing with the help of ChatGPT, you are interacting with

January was Human Trafficking Awareness month. The Super Bowl, which historically has been linked to an increase in sex trafficking, will be played at State Farm Stadium on Feb. 12.

Black History Month, which takes place Feb. 1–March 1, is observed annually to commemorate people and events significant to the African diaspora.

Tempe, Arizona-based volunteer organization Local to Global Justice is excited to be returning to Arizona State University for their 22nd Annual Forum and Festival, an event that includes a w

The Super Bowl is one of America’s most popular sporting events, garnering around 

​If you have been on social media in the past month, you may have been tempted to submit your photo to a content-generating website to see yourself transformed into a futuristic cyborg, a pop-art p

On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at Arizona State University’s West campus, it was imperative to follow the bouncing blue balloons. 

Sociology and sports researcher Scott Brooks is no stranger to inequality. 

John Alcock, a beloved Arizona State University Regents Professor and pioneer in ecology and animal behavior, died on Jan. 15 at the age of 80. 

Alexandra Navrotsky has been fascinated with science since an early age, when she lived with her mother and immigrant maternal grandparents in New York City.

Arizona State University is a place where big thinkers convene and important conversations take place.

Putting focus on the Black American community in brain health research, organizers of the Black Men’s Brain Health Conference

Arizona State University has officially begun a new chapter in X-ray science with a newly commissioned, first-of-its-kind instrument that will help scientists see deeper into matter and living thin

If you ask ChatGPT, a chatbot that was launched by OpenAI last fall, how it feels about being used by students to cheat on school assignments, here’s what it will spit out. 

As one of the world’s leading quantitative geneticists, Michael Lynch knows everything there is to know about natural evolution.

Including the fact his life hardly evolved naturally.

In her 2014 National Book Award acceptance speech, acclaimed science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K.

Arizona’s water supply — including the Colorado River, which also pro

The establishment of Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) in 2015 was an important step in that it was the first public declaration by an

Lack of access to computers and cellphones. No internet. Computer illiteracy. 

Catherine O’Donnell, a professor of history in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, has been appointed as the new assoc


Having carved a path of destruction around the globe, the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 continues to recur in ever-changing disguises.

The new year is getting off to a great start for Stacy Leeds

When detectives arrive on the scene of a murder, many questions arise.

When did the murder take place? What was the cause of death? Was the body moved?

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected Arizona State

Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour had the honor of receiving the 2023 O'Connor Justice Prize on Jan. 28. 

Last week, microelectronics leaders from across the nation came together for the 2023 Microelectronics Education and Workforce Development, or ME

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If you browse the energy drink aisle at any grocery store you’ll find a great variety of canned, caffeinated options, including an abundance of coffees, nitro cold brews and sugary carbonated

The Conference on Latin American History awards The Maria Elena Martinez Prize in Mexican History each year for a book judged to be the most significant work on the history of Mexico publishe

At a time when trustworthy news is more important than ever, and when most people say they want news that is unbiased, the traditional notion of journalistic objectivity is under attack from journa

One of the most prestigious faculty members at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is set to mark the start of a new chapter in his long and storied career.

A national leader in criminology is in residence at Arizona State University during the spring semester as the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s first

An Arizona State University startup that licensed breakthrough fire-safe lithium-ion and lithium-metal battery technology received a funding boost to further validate its research.

Arizona State University students and employees shared their passion and expertise with members of the community at the Open Door celebration on Saturday at the Downtown Phoenix campus.

Kenja Hassan has been named the 2023 senior fellow of the Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University, a role created to increase

Every fraction of a second counts when transmitting data for time-sensitive operations such as assembly lines or autonomous vehicles.

Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre is presenting a unique, immersive theater experience with “

Arizona State University first-year student Selena Morse has taken on challenges of environmental conservation and humanitarian advocacy for much of her life.

Prostate cancer has a high prevalence among men, second only to skin cancer. It is estimated that one in eight men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.

Cindy Marten smiled as she looked at the Mesa Westwood High students sitting around her at a table in the school library.

Austin Davis can recall the first time he met Jenny Irish.

Never again.

A simple phrase; two small words to represent the magnitude of a global commitment to forever stand against the atrocities of the Holocaust.

While most of us were celebrating the holidays, a spacecraft called the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) was tucking itself into orbit around the moon.

Petr Šulc, an assistant professor at Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and the

Arizona State University sophomore Alyssa Armstrong considers herself lucky to have discovered the School of Arts, Media and Engineering 

Several years ago, when Alexander Soto (Tohono O’odham), director of the

In 2020, the U.S.

In its continued effort to make college more accessible through innovative methods, Arizona State University is partnering with YouTube and Crash Course to offer college courses

The online master’s degree program offered by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University continues for a ninth consecutive year as

In the newest U.S.

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College reached another historical high this year as its online master’s degree programs climbed the rankings in 

U.S. News & World Report named three Arizona State University online programs No.

Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences online bachelor’s degree programs in

Richard Fabes, the John O.

Online dating may have a certain stigma attached to it (and a few horror stories as well). But it is now one of the most common ways to meet a romantic partner.

In a recently published book that explores geospatial technologies, university students across the globe navigate the role of open mapping in humanitarian efforts and development. 

William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616. Seven years later he was immortalized.

Arizona State University researchers are examining how to better understand the roles public, private and nonprofit organizations play in helping African farmers adapt to the growi

Each spring, the ASU Alumni Association hosts Founders' Day, Arizona State University's signature event that honors the changemakers who exemplify the pioneering leaders who founded the university'

Scholars at Arizona State University’s Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD) are working at the intersection of public management and the scientific

With a few flicks of his wrists, Tony Obr manipulated his modular synthesizer to produce an array of musical tones that ranged from a car door ch

In spite of our tendency to break things down into tidy time frames, like a new year or academic semester, change constantly turns over the status quo.

Foundation and Regents Professor Lindy Elkins-Tanton will be the next speaker at Arizona State University's Library’s “

How can one estimate the unknown?

On Jan.

As Black History Month approaches, faculty at Arizona State University’s School of Music, Dance and Theatre are hoping to engage the community in in a discussion about Black history – and theater –

In his inaugural address, Arizona State University President Michael Crow acknowledged “religion’s enormous role in conflict and public affairs around the world” and

Those who remember the days of dial-up internet may especially appreciate this decade’s developments in high-speed connectivity.

Back on a warmer continent, from what some are calling a “study abroad adventure of a lifetime,” 15 students and faculty from Arizona State University are putting into words what others have only e

Millions of people around the world migrate to find employment. It’s risky and it’s dangerous, but in some countries it’s the best way to earn a higher wage. 

While the CHIPS and Science Act was signed into law less than six months ago, releasing $52 billion over five years for a push to improve national security technology, Arizona State University has

Learning how people across the world coped with rapid climate change (RCC) throughout history can help current populations prepare, said a group of scientists.  

They can often be seen in the night sky as quick streaks of light. This flashy display signals their vaporization as they speed and heat up in the Earth’s atmosphere.

So far, 2023 has been a year of torrential downpour for the state of California. 

Choline, an essential nutrient produced in small amounts in the liver and found in foods including eggs, broccoli, beans, meat and poultry, is a vital ingredient for human health.

Jason Bruner, an associate professor of religious studies in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS), has been app

Smart technology enhances the ways we live with more convenience, safety and inclusive services.

From subatomic particles to the formation of galaxies, computational modeling has given previously incalculable insight into how the world works.

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University has named actress and author Diane Guerrero the 2023 John J. Rhodes Chair.

Sometimes it takes a while for a message to take shape.

Sridhar Seetharaman, a professor of materials science and engineering and vice dean for research and innovation in the

As technology has rapidly advanced over the past half century, there have been many areas of scholarship that have started developing, such as engineering, computer sciences and data analytic

As state legislatures return to session across the country, debates about reproductive rights are picking up in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning the Roe v. Wade ruling.

If you walk by the glass windows of ASU’s Ancient Technology Lab at 10 a.m.

When a Twitter account purporting to be pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. announced “insulin is free now” on Nov. 10, the company’s stock went tumbling.

Lily Wong, an instructor at Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, opens her laptop and links to the five motion-detecting smart scree

The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS CoV-2 virus that killed over 1 million Americans since 2020, continues to threaten populations around the world.

Local news is in a tough spot — it’s still desired by readers but due to funding cuts and consumer reliance on the internet, it’s become more difficult for the newspaper industry to deliver.

At a time when the pandemic devastated communities across the state, Arizona State University’s long-standing partnership with Valley of the Sun Unite

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the winter 2023 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the winter 2023 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the winter 2023 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

A team of scientists that pioneered methods to observe changes in global groundwater stores over the past two decades using a specialized NASA satellite mission has made a surprising discovery abou

Coral reefs are vibrant ecosystems for marine life and provide vital environmental benefits for humanity, such as storm wave mitigation, bountiful fish stocks and ocean-based livelihoods.

With more than 30 years of experience researching, writing and speaking about water, Jay Famiglietti’s passion about the subject is anything but fluid. 

If you want to understand the future of the United States, look no further than the southernmost transect that takes you from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida. 

Work from Regents Professor Nancy Grimm of Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences was highlight

The same technology that once dazzled an audience at Coachella by delivering them an otherwise impossible performance by the late Tupac Shakur via hologram has now made its way into a legitimate ac

College capstone projects challenge undergraduate students in their final year before graduation to demonstrate that their academic journeys have infused them with the knowledge, ingenuity and work

Ron Broglio, a renowned educator, leader and scholar, has been appointed as Arizona State University’s new director of the Institute for Hu

Editor's note: This a profile on one of this year's recipients of the