Faculty Achievements

November

It is nearly impossible not to view screens on a daily basis: Phones, tablets, smart watches — we can check social media, send texts, respond to email and watch Y

With 23 boundary-spanning departments and schools, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University offers some of the most interdiscipl

As it has for each of the past five years, Arizona State University this year increased its university study abroad ranking in the annual

Arizona State University Professor Carol Lynn Martin contributed to a groundbreaking new study on transgender and cisgender children’s developmen

From the temples of Bali to the depths of the Amazon jungles, ethnomusicologists have traveled around the globe to journal humanity’s relationship with music.

Nov.

Speech is one of those human abilities — like riding a bike — that comes so naturally once mastered it’s easily taken for granted.

The first map showing the global geology of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters and other terrains.

The oldest living organism on Earth is a plant — Methuselah, a bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva, pictured above) that is more than 5,000 years old.

Added sugar is one of the most common ingredients in the American diet and is featured in most processed foods, fruit drinks, sodas, cookies and candy.

To study the swiftness of biology — the protein chemistry behind every life function — scientists need to see molecules changing and interacting in unimaginably rapid time increments: tr

Arizona State University has received five prestigious Department of Energy awards totaling $9.8 million, ranking it first among all university recipients and second overall for this year’s

Learning they’re eligible for a college tuition waiver would usually be enough to send any 18-year-old to the moon and back.

Researchers from ASU’s Biodesign Institute, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Illinois, report that they have successfully simulated every atom of a light-harvesting structure

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has been awarded $400,000 from 

Political corruption can breed distrust among citizens, but it turns out to be bad for businesses as well, according to recent research by an Arizona State University professor.

Editor’s Note: This Q&A is part of a series of articles focusing on military veterans who are part of ASU’s faculty.

Regenerative medicine promises to revolutionize medical care at its most basic foundations. But fulfilling its potential requires advances in multiple branches of science and engineering.

Four faculty members from Arizona State University received grants from the Flinn Foundation to further their bioscience research.

Assistant Professor Abhishek Singharoy from Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Ap

For human males (usually in their 20s), appealing to a potential mate often involves body spray, long stints at the gym and conspicuous bottle service at the club. 

A smile, an encouraging word, a warm greeting, a small note of thanks — all solid examples of kindness.

Whether it’s in the military or the community, public service comes in many forms. During an event on Nov.

Arizona has seen some improvements in child welfare, but the gains are not equal for all groups — and that's an issue that the state must face, according to Judy Krysik, director of the

What is the nature of social justice? How can each of us take action in a way that is responsible to the whole community?

A new research study has revealed that larval fish species from various ocean habitats are now being threatened by plastic pollution that infects their nursery habitats — at levels on average

Judging others is a very human behavior. Stigma — treating people with specific traits as unwanted within society — is a particularly harmful manifestation of that.

Arizona State University astrobiologist and physicist Sara Imari Walker of the School of Earth and Space Explor

The ability to transform sunlight into energy is one of nature’s more remarkable feats.

Practically everyone knows that Alka Seltzer tablets mixed with water are a go-to effervescent remedy for indigestion.

What happens when technology advancements threaten to automate people’s jobs?

Some of the most innovative and groundbreaking research at Arizona State University is taking place in indigenous communities and on reservations around the Copper State and beyo

Arizona State University political science alumnus Mark Kerrigan was the recipient of the inaugural Social Science Distinguished Alumnus Award that will be given out annually by the social sciences

On Oct. 27, 2019, Argentina held a presidential election. To the shock of many, the conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri lost to center-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández.

Viruses are all around us — they are present in most environments, lying in wait for the optimal host, and they even reside within our bodies, whether we know it or not.

How do scientists discover better and more efficient drugs? A good starting point is to obtain atomic level structural information about the drug molecules and the proteins they interact with.

A couple miles away from Arizona State University’s Tempe campus is a building filled with fascinating sights ranging from stuffed javelinas to ancient fossils and rocks. 

Arizona State University — home of the first school of sustainability in the U.S.

Nobel laureate and physicist Richard Feynman wrote in 1965, “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” Quantum mechanics is now much better understood, and recently in th

Michael Sheppard is a former Navy special operations combat medic and current PhD student in engineering education systems and design in the Ira A.

A story of changing lives starts as all good stories do — with good food and good conversation.

Editor's note: This Q&A is part of a series of articles focusing on military veterans who are part of ASU's faculty.

Bioluminescence has fascinated scientists since ancient times; the green fluorescence from agitated jellyfish is an example and comes from green fluorescent protein (GFP).

The latest Arizona State University recipients of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists recently met to showcase their wide-ranging research and thank many of the donors who made the

The 10th annual PRISMS Contemporary Music Festival at Arizona State University puts the human voice center stage.

During the first flickering of life on earth, ribonucleic acid (RNA) occupied center stage.

What do a pen and the string of a hooded sweatshirt have in common? 

Both can discreetly deliver cannabis products such as marijuana, and both are popular with teenagers.

The U.S.-Mexico border is in sharp focus today, but scholars and community members local to the region know the delineating line separating the two countries is the result of a long history of shif

October

The way we see ourselves — cheerful, cool, daring — often translates into the products we buy, which in turn creates a “personality” for the brands we consume.

Amid the zoo of biomolecules essential to life, enzymes are among the most vital.

Todd Lemay remembers longing for snowless days. The weather constricted the Maine native in ways others couldn’t comprehend. That wasn’t all; steps robbed him of his freedom.

Why do some people struggle with alcohol use?

Corporations, small businesses, nonprofits and customers — in other words, nearly everyone — beware!

Arizona State University has a long history of supporting those in uniform, but the stance became university tradition in 2011 after the first Salute to Service was held to celebrate active duty mi

Civic and cultural leaders who practice “creative placemaking,” the community approach that puts arts, culture and design at the heart of community planning and equitable development, will ho

In Business Magazine brought together top local women of achievement to share their stories and inspire Valley business leaders at the annual Women of Achievement luncheon on Oct. 24.

The latest rankings from the America’s Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools survey conducted by DesignIntelligence recognized three Arizona State University faculty members among the most a

In the nearly 75 years since its founding after World War II, the United Nations has adapted to changing politics and priorities, but its multilateral mission to promote international peace, protec

Arizona State University is one step closer to mission development of a new lunar rover with the announcement earlier this month of funding for a NASA Planetary Mission Concept Study. 

A Sept.

Between the costumes, decorations and props, temporary Halloween stores — like Spirit Halloween — provide a one-stop shopping experience for all things spooky.

You might have spotted one rummaging through a garbage can on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, or perched high above your head on Palm Walk.

The centuries-long transformation of Halloween from an ancient Celtic festival to the commercialized holiday we know today brought with it many changes.

Millions of people around the world are working on making the push into space. Blue Origin is testing landers in the west Texas plains.

As long as there have been people, there have been stories. We tell stories to convey knowledge, to entertain  and to explain that which we do not understand.

The future of health care is wearable. Handheld, on-body and in-body devices that monitor health status and help guide therapy will become integral to health care over the next few years.

Research that is helping regional communities solve their wastewater pollution problems has earned Otakuye Conroy-Ben a

Would you buy an outdoor water fountain for your dog? Or a bendable power strip? Or a coffee table with a built-in refrigerator?

Mother of three Cassandra Pena went from getting her GED at 27 to earning her master's degree at Arizona State University.

Sabrina Oesterle, previously a research professor at the University of Washington (UW), has been appointed director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) in the School of Social

A team of scientists, including Efrem Lim, a virologist at the Arizona State University Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics  and a

An Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia diagnosis impacts more than just the person receiving it.

One of the foremost Swedish universities recognized Arizona State University Graduate College Dean Alfredo J. Artiles with an honorary doctoral

Engineers from all disciplines gather each year to exchange ideas and promote new techniques and approaches across fields to build and sustain innovation in the United States.

Aashay Arora and Matthew Aguayo’s promising new technique to make buildings more energy efficient emerged from a project to produce a more resilient concrete for roads.

People have a number of reasons for adopting plant-based diets, from improving their health to concerns about animal treatment to a desire to minimize their carbon footprint.

The Arizona State University School of Music’s 2019-20 choral season explores the power and subtlety of the human voice with music familiar to groundbreaking.

The United States has always been in the race to be the best; only now, the race has more competitors. The U.S.

A nuclear physicist, a high school student and three undergraduates find themselves sharing a table at Arizona State University.

Water is essential to life. Without it, humans can survive for only days.

Thousands of scientists are hard at work across the country, but their innovations don’t always make it out of their labs.

When something boosts your mood, your brain releases neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin.

Guising. Mumming. Souling. That which we call Halloween costuming, by any other name would it not still trick-or-treat?

There's an insidious threat that seeks to divide the nation and undermine our faith in democracy — disinformation.

Arizona State University Professor Pablo Casas-Arce was recently recognized for his research with the prestigious

An important part of Peter Crozier’s job involves watching dances. He views these intricate performances through state-of-the-art, high-powered microscopes because the dancers are atoms.

When Lillian Keyes visited Washington, D.C., from Poughkeepsie, New York, on Friday, she didn’t know she would have the opportunity to visit Mars as well.

The ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will host the 2019 American Liszt Society Festival on Oct.

African American actress Regina King is the star in an HBO adaptation of D.C.’s “The Watchmen,” premiering Oct.

Stephanie Weiss, assistant professor of voice in the ASU School of Music, recently released her first solo and duo recording, “

As temperatures start to cool off, the bright lights of the Ferris wheel illuminate the Phoenix sky and customers line up to taste the year’s hottest culinary trend (the hot Cheetos pickle), it can

“Phoenix will be a great city when it’s finished,” said a visitor in the 1950s.

These jeans still fit.

I could do that abstract painting.

I could take that guy.

Arizona State University's Graduate College has launched its new website at graduate.asu.edu.

They go together like milk and cookies. Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Disease and mosquitos. Wait, what?

“An honor and a dream come true.” 

The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) has named OncoMyx Therapeutics, Inc., an Arizona State Univers

For the second time in three years, a doctoral candidate from Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs has been named an Emerging Scholar of the

Alexandra Navrotsky is back at Arizona State University and the ribbon has been cut to open the center where she will do her next great work.

Eliminating barriers to learning is at the heart of the ASU 

When Jaime Martinez and Bret Larsen graduated from Arizona State University, they each wanted to make an impact in their communities.

Arizona State University today announced a multifaceted partnership with Desert Financial Credit Union, the Valley institution founded in 1939 by 15 teachers.

Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona State University alumna Laura Medina enjoyed getting the day off school for Columbus Day every October. But she also remembers feeling conflicted.

A research team from the MIPT Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases collaborated with colleagues from the U.S.,

Joining rare company, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Associate Professor

Rachel Masterson has dreamed of being an entrepreneur most of her life.

Latino youth and young adults born and raised in United States who are fluent in English and steeped in American culture still feel excluded from this country. Though they are politically active an

The 19th Amendment of the American Constitution officially gave women the right to vote in 1920, putting to rest decades

Movers and makers are innovating art and science at the sixth annual MOCO International Conference on Movement and C

Odds are that someone in your immediate circle is dealing with breast cancer, given that it affects 1 in 8 women in the United States. Simply being a woman is the single largest risk factor i

A law school is only as strong as its faculty.

We humans like to think we invent things, but in a lot of cases, nature did it first.

A lot had changed in the 15 years since Earl Swift last set foot on Tangier Island, located in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay.

A recent study published in “Circulation,” the journal of the American Heart Association, concludes that having a dog is associated with a lower risk of death in humans, especially in humans who ha

An expert in remote sensing and GIScience, Soe Myint has been selected as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies to invest

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is teaming up with Biodesign Institute on Thursday, Nov.

One in four suicides in Arizona are related to violence involving an intimate partner, according to a new report from Arizona State University’s Center for Vi

This spring, the Department of English at Arizona State University wants you to plug in.

Ever since its days as the imperial Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, where efficient canals reminded invading Spaniards of Venice, Mexico City has had a complicated relationship with water.

With organizations the caliber of Mayo Clinic, TGen, the Flinn Foundation, Arizona BioIndustry Association and the state’s universities, Arizona boasts a multitude of talented scientists, health pr

The World Health Organization has appointed Matthew Buman, an associate professor in Arizona State University's

A new research project spanning five universities in three countries and led by Arizona State University will work to improve solar cell technology and look into new uses for photovoltaic devices.

Academics spend decades doing research, teaching and public outreach.

If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years ago, what would Mars look like?

The challenge of designing a synthetic artificial cell has been accepted by a team of researchers from institutions across the country, including Gi

If you’re Italian, you don’t miss Mama’s “red lead” on Sunday night.

The Biodesign Institute C building on the Arizona State University Tempe campus recently earned LEED platinum certification from the U.S.

We’re quickly outpacing the abilities of the current generation of wireless communication technology, commonly known as 4G.

Associate Professor Jim Ernzen found his professional passion more than 23 years ago when he began teaching construction management at Arizona St

Sometimes the best conversations are the ones where all we do is listen. And when it comes to communing with the environment, there’s a lot that can be learned.

Arizona State University faculty and students will join the Dayspring United Methodist Church Choirs on Saturday, Oct. 5, for a concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Sediment samples, collected from the ocean floor, have unlocked scientific mysteries around the world.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University recently hosted a group of law professors from Tecnológico de Monterrey, the largest private university in Mexico.

Catalysis is an essential component of industrial chemistry and the economic and societal benefits of catalysis are almost incalculable.

For more than a decade, scientist Stephen Albert Johnston and his team at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have pooled their energ

Human behavior over time has been extraordinarily complex; that's partly why so many different fields exist to study it.

Even though Arizona State University is situated in the Sonoran Desert, it happens to be one of the “greenest” places on Earth.

The Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation announces its first-ever human clinical trial to attempt to eradicate the severe gastrointestinal effects of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS), a rare disorder cause

Arizona State University has been one of the top producers of students who win the prestigious Fulbright award to travel overseas, and this year, the university has engaged even more people in the

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has announced that it will be the first law school in the United States to offer programs focused in both

The Graduate College has launched the Graduate College Fellows Initiative and named two Arizona State University faculty members to serve as 2019-20 fellows.

Arizona State University marked a record first-year undergraduate cohort of nearly 14,00

Human behavior over time has been extraordinarily complex; that's partly why so many different fields exist to study it.

A rocket launches into space. It escapes the Earth’s atmosphere and falls away from the payload. The nose cone peels away. The main payload, a 15,000-pound satellite, deploys.

September

A community garden occupies a diminutive dirt lot in Phoenix.

At its annual conference in Toronto on Sept.

A protest of social injustice and an opportunity for change: ASU Sympho

A political career in which he served as Arizona’s attorney general and John McCain’s chief of staff has taken Grant Woods all over the world.

At one time or another, we were all scientists. There is a reason a child’s first questions include: “What is it?”, “Why?” and “How?”

True crime shows are beloved by many for their comprehensive (if not entirely accurate) portrayal of forensics investigations.

Arizona State University, you may have heard, is known for being innovative.

In a new study, Arizona State University Biodesign Institute researchers reveal that a lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Without the human body, sport as we know it would not exist.

President Donald Trump could be in hot water.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is pleased to welcome 10 new faculty members for the 2019–20 school year:

Your body is bustling with electrical activity.

Arizona State University Regents Professor Austen Angell, of the School of Molecular Sciences, recently enjoye

Arizona State University is now the only university in the world to have a compact free electron laser.

Our current approach to nature conservation needs to change.

Growing up in California, Julian Lim, assistant professor at the Arizona State University School of Historical

A dermal regenerator was the medical tool used to repair spaceship crew members’ wounds on the science fiction TV show “Star Trek.”

This month, five former ASU faculty and staff and Valley leaders are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Hispanic and Latino community in Arizona.

The My Lai Massacre was one of the most shameful and atrocious chapters of the Vietnam War.

The First Amendment and the free press are under continual assault — withering attacks from the current president, foreign governments, outlets that produce fake news and a weary public who have gr

The Pew Research Center has reported that more and more people identify the

Effective diagnosis and treatment of disease draws on painstaking research, which often relies on biological samples.

Representation and inclusivity in modern American fiction are essential components of honest, accurate writing, novelist Jess Row told a crowd of faculty, staff and students at Arizona State

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego faced a room of middle schoolers from Phoenix’s Creighton School District as she shared a few candid stories about when things didn’t go exactly as she planned in her lif

How do we think about the future during precarious times?

Mary K.

Professor Paul Hirt wears many hats at Arizona State University as well as in the community: active public speaker, lecturer and facilitator.

Industry and academic partnerships are critical to strengthening innovation, talent and economic development in the Phoenix metro area.

When Aristotle coined the phrase, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” he may not have been referring to composite materials — but ceramic matrix composites, or CMCs, embody this princ

Two years ago, Yiamar Rivera-Matos was at home with her family in Jayuya, a rural mountain town of about 12,000 people in the center of Puerto Rico, when Hurricane Maria hit.

Cooperative behaviors, which differ from one country to another, from one community to another, can make the world an interesting — though sometimes challenging place — to live.

Over the last two decades, approaches to genome editing have evolved and become more widely studied and implemented.

Knowing someone who has been deported could make children more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with or screened for a developmental disorder, according to the findings of an interdiscipl

From a project focused on mobile home parks to work with indigenous communities, members from the Arizona State University School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning were recognized for the

Your grandparents would just call it being rude, but Millennials and Generation Z call a troubling new trend in courtship “ghosting.”

Arizona State University is proud to announce that Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins, associate professor in the School fo

Witches, pagans and polytheists: They’re not seance-holding weirdos, tree-worshipping nudists or Stonehenge-dancing hippies.

Arizona State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are pleased to announce the joint appointment of Maysa Jalbout as visiting scholar and special adviser on the

Dedication to inventing solutions for social and economic advancement in the developing world has earned Cody Friesen, associ

Temporary parklets will be popping up around metered parking spaces in downtown Phoenix this Friday, including one built by a group of Arizona State University landscape architecture students

The gowns feature bold, geometric patterns that wrap around the body and turn people into works of art.

Marine biologist Beth Polidoro did not always aspire to be a scientist. She first wanted to be a reporter, covering wars and human rights abuses across the globe.

Until recently, if you wanted to make a map of a coral reef, you had a lot of options, all of them bad.

Arizona State University football Head Coach Herm Edwards is as comfortable in front of a microphone as he is on the gridiron.

Roughly 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2050, that number is expected to increase to roughly 14 million.

In September 1787, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention took the monumental step of signing the document they had drafted during the convention and which would become the Constitution of

Deep within the subterranean confines of Building C — the latest addition to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University — a pathbreaking machine is quietly taking shape.

The American Political Science Association (APSA) has award Narayani Lasala-Blanco, an assistant professor in Arizona State University’s School

For over two decades, Jose Antonio Vargas was hiding in plain sight. 

From some of the most celebrated masterworks to collaborations with living composers, multimedia artists and world-class soloists, the ASU School of Music orchestras' 2019-20 season ventures beyond

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University was recently awarded the Ninth Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Education Award for 2019, presented by the Ninth U.S.

Nicole Darnall, associate dean and professor of management and public policy in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, has been named a National Ac

Victoria Serrano realized at an early age that education would be the key to a bright future.

Earth is enormous, and while humans have done a decent job of being able to map out the boundaries of countries and states, the roads in our cities and the location of geological sightseeing destin

Few would recall a sick day at home with the flu as a life-changing moment.

Were archaeology to be defined solely by the movies, you’d assume it involves traveling to exotic lands and stealing ancient relics.

When astronaut Lt. Col.

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for pride and reflection, celebrating millions of Americans who have positively influenced and shaped our society.

Imagine being fully aware of the present moment, all of your sensations, feelings and thoughts, and being OK with it.

Nowadays, you don’t have to look very hard to see the power of big data.

The Humanities Lab is very pleased to welcome Juliann Vitullo as its new Humanities Lab co-director.

In the spring semester, a group of undergraduate students at Arizona State University worked on a way to convert internet text to braille for visually impaired children in Africa.

Even the most high-quality health care delivered by conscientious providers can fall short of optimal performance when hindered by inefficient patient access management.

While most students escape the summer heat to enjoy a much-deserved break, Arizona State University makes a host of needed enhancements to its campuses between May and August.

Should the mission of a company focus only on the bottom line? Maybe not.

From nonprofit and industry work to professorships and research, forging a career after graduate school isn’t always straightforward. 

Local authorities are asking Phoenix metro area residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites and get rid of standing water where the insects can breed due to a sharp increase in West Nile vi

Nearly half of physical therapy patients are age 65 and older.

For the fifth year in a row, Arizona State University has been named the most innovative school in America.

This summer, when James Sulikowski announced on Twitter that he was moving his Shark and Fish Conse

Suicides are up across the board in America, according to a recent national study showing a 33% increase since two decades ago, the highest since World War II.

Each year more than 50,000 cybersecurity professionals from around the globe come together to attend the world’s preeminent cybersecurity gathering, RSA Con

How important is mom? What about dad?

Among Jupiter’s 79 moons, Europa jumps out at planetary scientists. Covered in an ice crust, it has the smoothest surface of any object in the solar system.

Cheryl Hyman has traveled the pathway to success. Now, she wants to make sure it is available for others. Many, many others. 

In today’s health conscious community, kombucha is all the rage.

Welcome to Arizona State University, where we harvest dates from our palm trees and LEED certify our new buildings, and where zero waste is the goal.

Award-winning guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre is slated to perform this Thursday in a concert that kicks off the 2019-20 Arizo

Across the country, more than 10,000 regulations restrict people with criminal records from obtaining occupational licenses, according to a database developed by the American Bar Association.

Wildfires are widespread across the globe.

August

Immigration policy is at the forefront of national news today.

The image in stone relief is arresting, but not for its beauty.

Michael Tristano Jr., a graduate teaching associate at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, received the Assistant

Serving abroad for the Peace Corps. Pledging money to sponsor clean drinking water in developing countries. Working an election booth to ensure fairness.

The U.S. Department of State and the J.

The ASU Music Theatre and Opera program’s 2019-20 season features major musical theater and operatic works premiered exclusively in the United States in the past 100 years, predominantly in the 21s

Responding to steady growth in English and film and media studies programs and to Arizona State University's 

How are people’s political beliefs organized, and what leads them to subscribe to certain beliefs?

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Arizona is facing a colossal challenge in managing its water supply — especially with the uncertainty of climate change effects.

We don't often think about medieval and Renaissance culture.

“Analytical and goal-oriented” are the character traits Leila Ladani said best describe her.

Just in time for the start of the school year, ASU 365 Community Union is officially open and ready to bring a variety of events to the ASU campu

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Nearly one in four Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according to a new study by Arizona State University researchers.

When researchers examined the mitochondrial DNA of Ötzi, a man entombed in ice high in the Tyrolean Alps some 5,300 years ago, they made a startling discovery.

The trial of Scott Warren took center stage this summer in the nation’s passionate debate over immigration.

In the 70 years since the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty established an international alliance to prevent future devastation like that which was wrought during the First and Second World Wars

Arizona has recovered from the recession of a decade ago, but it’s a responsibility of the three public universities to further strengthen the state’s fragile economy, according to Michael Crow, pr

Everyone wants to be appreciated at work, and inclusive and culturally diverse workplaces are

19th Amendment document

Arizona State University’s Project Humanities has developed a reputation for its provocative and engaging programming.

Last week, scientists began the first human clinical trials using the gene-editing tool CRISPR to combat cancer and blood disorders.

The Oaxaca FilmFest international film festival in Mexico has featured the work of Guillermo Del Toro,

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse academic unit at Arizona State University.

There are many ways to reinvent a library. This academic year, the Arizona State University Library will introduce you to a few of them.   

Recently, dramatic news came out of Africa concerning Ebola, one of the world’s deadliest and most feared diseases. New drugs can overcome the virus and save lives.

They order more paper towels for you and set a timer with just a phrase. They let you know who’s at the door before you open it.

ASU faculty members are pretty smart — and we don't just mean being experts on carbon c

If you sit in a typical lecture hall at any university, you’ll likely see some students distracted by their phones, or worse, napping or tuned out.

Cosmochemistry expert and new ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration Director Meenakshi Wadhwa and arid ecosystem researcher

Each year, the city of Tempe recognizes one individual or organization as a “Bike Hero” — highlighting the work being done in the community to increase awareness and promoting bicycling as a viable

Anthony Johnson arrived in Virginia in 1621. He farmed other people’s land in the new English colony before he acquired land of his own and wealth.

The Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series — hosted by Arizona State University's W. P.

Ranked a top nine public law school in the nation, No. 27 among all law schools according to U.S. News & World Report and No.

In recent years, political scientists across the globe have taken note of an alarming rise in the number of populist candidates in democratic elections.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is honored to welcome Stacy L.

If you walk with Don and Alleen Nilsen through the well-manicured retirement community where t

An Arizona State University professor said the state’s rivers are only going to see shortages in the future, which will have a direct impact not only on humans, but wildlife and their habitats.

Terry Alford has been selected as a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his dedication to fos

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Terry Alford, Devens Gust and Andreas Spanias as senior members for

In high school chemistry, we all learned about chemical reactions. But what brings two reacting molecules together?

Anyone in the metro Phoenix area can fish in urban lakes and ponds and eat the fish they catch. The only thing required is a Class U (Urban) fishing license, which is $16 for the year.

More than a hundred years after they were first identified, two ominous signposts of Alzheimer’s disease remain central topics of research — both formed by sticky accumulations of protein in the br

Getting involved in research as an undergraduate can have significant benefits, such as enhancing a student’s ability to think critically, increasing their understanding of how to conduct a researc

Consumers have increasingly become victims of telephone scams — including the recent proliferation of Social Security number suspension ploys — to gain access to their personal information.

Third-plus generation students — those born in the U.S. to U.S.-born parents — attend better-resourced schools compared to first- and second-generation students from immigrant families.

Arizona State University’s alumni network, now nearly 500,000 strong, is filled with Sun Devils who have used their ASU education to help others, enrich the community and make the world a better pl

Even though it may seem at first that the internet is an almost infinite source of knowledge, one needs to know how to properly navigate it in order to discern what’s truthful.

“Islam” and “feminism” are two words most people in Western society wouldn’t usually associate with one another.

Some of the world’s most accomplished scientific minds will converge on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus Nov.

A new type of blood test for breast cancer could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries and otherwise precisely monitor disease progression, according to a study led by the 

Editor's note: Aug. 11 marks the end of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year.

About 35 million years ago, an asteroid hit the ocean off the East Coast of North America.

With a literary oeuvre that includes 11 novels, several children’s books, plays, and even an opera, Toni Morrison long has been revered as one of the most accomplished and impactful writers in Amer

In June, the Arizona State University-led mast-mounted camera system for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, "Mastcam-Z," was delivered to NASA’s Jet Propu

A new course at Arizona State University aims to empower students to become wiser and more effective interpreters of news about the intersection of religion and politics, as well as other hot-butto

Each year, nearly 20% of U.S. students do not finish high school on time, which experts say puts them at high risk for poverty, poor health and early mortality.

North Korean hackers squeeze $2 billion out of cryptocurrency networks. Russian hackers breach networks using "internet of things" devices.

Earlier this summer, almost 100 cars ended up stuck in a muddy Colorado field. An accident in Denver led Google Maps to suggest an alternate route to the airport.

Matt Cavanaugh, a new professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies and an affiliated faculty member with the

In the modern world, everyone is a potential outsider when it comes to civil rights, according to Arizona State University Law Professor Zachary Kr

If there is any consolation to be found in cancer, it may be that the devastating disease dies with the individual carrying it. Or so it had long been assumed.

Editor's note: July 3 marked the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year.

Unproven and unregulated stem cell therapies for treatments for conditions ranging from Parkinson’s disease to multiple sclerosis to macular degeneration are putting patients at risk in a market th

July

A leading nonprofit public health organization has named College of Health Solutions Assistant Professor Mac McCullough a 40 Und

Thomas Sugar, an engineering professor and longtime honors student mentor, has been tapped as the next associate dean for Barrett, The Honors College at the Arizona State University Polytechnic cam

Comparing a living cell to a virus is a bit like comparing the Sistine Chapel to a backyard doghouse.

Every year, the U.S. government identifies up-and-coming scientists from each state who are deserving of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

It’s the night of Sept. 8, 2014. Over metropolitan Phoenix, a summer monsoon collides with a dying Pacific hurricane. Rain gushes from the skies. Freeway pumps on Interstate 10 fail.

Arizona State University Regents Professor Paul Westerhoff has been named the 2019 Clarke Prize

A summer fellowship is affording Arizona State University student Jan Cordero Casillas opportunities to apply aspects of his doctoral research, which focuses on visualizing better methods for helpi

Humans and animals can develop resistance to harmful bacteria (pathogens) over time or with help from antibiotics or vaccines.

Black widow spiders have been daily companions for Marissa Heeb this summer on Arizona State University’s West campus.

Editor's note: July 3 marked the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year.

Earlier this summer, the sixth-largest city in India, Chennai, ran out of water. The cause wasn’t just a weak monsoon.

Cordelia Candelaria, Regents Professor Emeritus in the School of Transborder Studies, wants to bridge the past

When diagnosing and treating illnesses, traditional medicine looks to the ailment itself. But what about the biological, environmental and evolutionary factors that paved its way?

Scientists know that air pollution affects plant populations.

In 1985, Patience Huntwork was freshly graduated from Yale Law School and working in Phoenix when an article about the American Bar Association and the Soviet Lawyers Association caught her e

Three Arizona State University faculty — virologist Jennifer Barilla, optical electronics researcher Yuji Zhao and materials scientist Sefaattin Tongay — have been awarded the Presidential Early Ca

In just five years, an Arizona State University student engineering project has grown into a global humanitarian mission that is now poised to transform the way health care is delivered.

The microbial world of viruses is poised to attack. Viral, nonliving entities have the ability to infect you and spread to others, jumping from host to host to host.

Most cases of anxiety and depression among school-age children are untreated. Among those receiving treatment, prescriptions and counseling for pediatric anxiety are only 60% effective.

Yuji Zhao has made a career out of making electronics more efficient using light-based technology.

With bee populations on the decline, researchers have a growing interest in the viruses that may be affecting them.

Artificial intelligence algorithms have become pervasive in daily life, but should they? And what are the drawbacks and advantages of using machine learning?

Since Neuralink’s public launch in 2017, there’s been much speculation about the focus of the company’s research.

Arizona State University announced today that it has been selected by the U.S.

It started out as a typical day at work for ant researcher Christina Kwapich.

ASU prides itself on having faculty who care about their students and wish to help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

Gas-giant planets orbiting close to other stars have powerful magnetic fields, many times stronger than our own Jupiter, according to a new study by a team of astrophysicists.

Professor Kenro Kusumi, a genome biologist, has been selected as the new director for Arizona State University’s Scho

How much of what you learned in high school do you still use 20 years later? Probably not a lot.

Fifty years ago, the Eagle landed.

“Man on the moon!” said CBS television news anchor Walter Cronkite, whose exclamation would make for worldwide headlines the next day.

Most Americans believe science and religion are incompatible, but a recent study suggests that

The community of viruses is staggeringly vast.

Pardis Mahdavi possesses a deep reservoir of empathy.

Tamales, churros, raspados, elotes. On the streets of Los Angeles, the hands that serve these dishes from the shade of a vending cart may belong to a child with a special family role.

As the Apollo 11 Lunar Module approached the moon's surface for the first manned landing, commander Neil Armstrong switched off the autopilot and flew the spacecraft manually to a landing.

There are a few things in life upon which we can rely, and one of those things is that Phoenix is hot in the summer. But how hot? It’s a more complicated question than you might think.

Flourishing in spectacular numbers in lakes and ponds around the world, tiny creatures known as Daphnia play an essential role in freshwater ecology.

Arizona State University history alumnus Kino Reed regularly teaches O’odham cultural studies and social studies at Salt River High School near Scottsdale, Arizona.

One of the biggest shopping days of the year is fast approaching.

When suffering happens anywhere in the world, humanitarian organizations rush in, providing food, shelter and medical supplies.

Editor's note: July 3 marked the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year.

Samuel Ariaratnam, a professor of construction engineering and management

Ajit Maan, a new professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies and an affiliated faculty member with the

Nearly a third of the world’s food supply gets thrown out — from produce

Standing for hours within crowds of people in hot, sunny and humid conditions is a recipe for heat-related illness — but that’s what spectators at the Tokyo Summer Olympics marathons may be dealing

When most people go out and experience nature, they usually dictate the terms and have an agenda.

Astrophysicists know that iron (chemical symbol: Fe) is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, after lightweight elements such as hydrogen, carbon and oxygen.

One of the current paradigms in cancer treatment is not to treat a tumor itself.

Finding a leadership style that works. Navigating workplace culture. Balancing work and family. Dealing with sexual harassment.

Arizona State University’s Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering recently named the first Sustainable Infrastructure Award winners. 

An Arizona State University professor’s new research has discovered that teenagers’ positive perceptions of law enforcement have decreased dramatically in the past few years, even as their confiden

When Nic Sheff was 11 years old, he began drinking vodka. A year later he was using marijuana, soon joined by acid, ecstasy, mushrooms and cocaine.

Editor's note: July 3 marks the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year.

When President Donald Trump made an impromptu trip to North Korea last week to shake Kim Jong-un’s hand, he made history.

Editor's note: July 3 marks the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year.

Ayanna Thompson is the director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University. She is currently working on a collection of essays on Shakespeare and r

Arizona State University is a leader in higher education for implementing and achieving sustainability standards.

When an earthquake or a tsunami strikes, aid groups and rescue teams begin assessing emergency needs right away. But other crises are harder to quantify.

Along with the fireworks, festivities and barbecues that celebrate the Fourth of July, one of the most moving events to witness is a naturalization ceremony. For those seeking U.S.

Neuroscience researcher Benjamin Readhead appears along with National Institutes of Health Director Frances S.

The Institute for Humanities Research has awarded six fellowships to humanities scholars at Arizona State University.

Climate change and water scarcity are looming. Dead zones in the oceans are growing. Ecosystems are eroding.

Just breathe.

If detecting lung infections were as simple as taking a breath, patients with cystic fibrosis would be able to seek treatment sooner.

On June 13, the National Academy of Sciences appointed Arizona State University School of Social Transformation Associate Professor Marlon Bailey to serve as a member of its

Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication has chosen Paul

June

Fifty-six years ago, on a humid Sunday in early May, thousands of African American congregants walked calmly out of the New Pilgrim Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and headed toward the city

The National Science Foundation defines a postdoctoral scholar as “an individual who has received a doctoral degree and is engaged in a temporary period of mentored training to enhance their

Meenakshi Wadhwa has looked up her whole life.

It’s hard to imagine what the world looked like over a billion years ago. But in Arizona, a journey through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River gives a sense of how it might have felt. 

Do happy, well-functioning families benefit the economy?

Recently, the culture is moving to change transportation habits for both health and environmental benefits.

A decade ago, an Atlas V rocket blazed across a bright and clear Florida sky to mark the 21st century's first major lunar rendezvous.

There’s a scene in Season 1, Episode 2 of FX’s acclaimed series "Pose" that chronicles the ballroom culture of New York City in the late '80s and early '90s, wherein one of the main characters, Bla

Arizona State University Professor Ann McKenna was named one of nine American Society for Engineering Education

Jason Caslor, associate professor and associate director of bands and orchestras in the ASU School of Music, will take the helm as director of ASU wind ensembles beginning fall 2019.

The Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded grants to 31 artists throughout the state, including two faculty members and six alumni from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and

Starting next year, most nutrition labels on food packaging will be updated to be more clear about calories, portion sizes and added sugar. The move by the U.S.

Viruses are likely the most abundant biological entities on Earth — they inhabit every ecosystem and thus have shaped the evolution of most species.

Everyone who works at Arizona State University is critical to the success of students — especially students who are the first in their family to go to college.

It’s a common story: Developers start transforming public spaces with little to no input from the community — and it doesn’t end happily.

During World War II, the U.S. government forced around 120,000 Japanese Americans living on the West Coast out of their homes and into 10 different family incarceration centers.

Summer is at hand, and water is a key element in beating the heat.

Whether you’re a bacon fanatic, a vegan or somewhere in between, the choices you make about the foods you consume reverberate much further than your own body.

International Women in Engineering Day, celebrated June 23 and founded by United Kingdom-based charity

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s …

OK, maybe we don’t know what it is.

Dangerous radiation is a fact of life in space.

For more than four decades, Maria Hesse has been a prominent figure in the field of education.

When recent graduate Lyndsay Campbell transferred to Arizona State University in 2017, she also started a part-time job.

Firearms are the second leading cause of death behind vehicle crashes for young people in the U.S., and gun deaths among people age 19 and younger have skyrocketed 44% since 2013, according to the

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has officially evaluated temperature record extremes of 54.0 C (129.2 F) at two locations, one in Mitribah, Kuwai

Arizona State University recently hosted the 38th annual conference for the Sudan Studies Association of North America.

A Biodesign Institute research group has received a three-year, $2.3 million grant from NASA to study and characterize the risks posed by microorganisms to the health of astronauts.

Composer Alex Temple has joined the Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as an assistant profess

Robert LiKamWa sees a future in which the next generations of visualization technologies will enhance our experiences in an ever-increasing num

The Arizona State University-led mast-mounted camera system for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, "Mastcam-Z," achieved a major milestone recently when the instrument was delivered to NASA’s Jet Prop

President Donald Trump has backed off his threat to impose tariffs on Mexico over the immigration crisis, but he later said that China could face additional tariffs to the ones he imposed on goods

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” — Jane Austen

As a transgender woman and first-generation student from the Navajo community of Teec Nos Pos in northeastern Arizona, Arizona State University alumna Trudie Jackson is used to forging her own way.

Two groundbreaking DNA studies give fresh clues about the ancestry of North American peoples and ancient groups’ migrations across Beringia.

Advances in technology make modern living easier, from improving communication to creating new tools such as the internet and smartphones; these technological improvements are now being applied to

The western burrowing owl is like no other bird: It lives underground, is adaptable to urban environments and its idea of a show of force is to surround its nest with dog waste and neighborhood tra

Daniel Bernard Roumain’s work as a composer and performer focuses on fostering awareness of and conversations about complex social issues.

When ASU students purchase the lab manual for their human anatomy and physiology courses at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus, they're not only preparing themselves for success in the classes, they're

Arizona State University prides itself on an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to solving some of the world’s most prominent problems.

Women get autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, eight times more than men do.

In its May newsletter, Salt River Project gave tips to consumers on how to save money using its new pricing plans and what to do in case of an outage.

For professionals involved in geospatial science — an area of study related to geography — it is standard operating procedure to help answer the question, “Where are we?”  

"It all comes out in the wash" is proving to be a more accurate phrase than previously realized, and it may not be good news.

This past March, Megan Thielges returned to Arizona State University not as an undergraduate chemistry student, but as the keynote speaker at the 26th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted

Athena Aktipis wants brains. Not because she’s a zombie but because she’s been zombi-fied. And so have you.

Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict has named Tracy Fessenden as the fi

The Arizona State University charter describes a commitment to linking innovation with the advancement of research and discovery of public value.

Glitz, glam and a rich sense of community will be represented on stage at this year’s 

In 2015, one of the longest-running hospital systems in the nation and the most innovative university in the nation came together to address the need to accelerate the health and well-being of thei

OncoMyx Therapeutics, the latest biotech spinout company from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, announced today it has raised $25 million in new funding to help commercialize an innov

Josef Burgstaller, world renowned trumpeter, will join the ASU School of Music as associate professor of trumpet beginning in August 2019.

Arizona State University has moved into the top 10 of all universities worldwide for U.S. patents awarded in 2018.

A new archaeological site discovered by an international and local team of scientists — including ASU researchers — working in Ethiopia shows that the origins of stone tool production are older tha

Being named an Association for Psychological Science Rising Star and receiving two early career awards, one from the American Educational Research Association and one from the American Psychologica

While millions were in panic in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria last September, ASU Associate Professor Manuel Avilés-Santiago took action.

May

An Arizona State University professor tackled a polarizing issue in her latest research: genetically modified organisms.

A visit to Rohingya refugee camps in his home country of Bangladesh changed the course of Faheem Hussain’s research.

Though much has been done over the past few decades to raise awareness about the threat of heart disease, it continues to be the leading killer of women in the United States, accounting for

Bert Hölldobler, Regents’ and Foundation Professor with Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences, recently earned the German Entomolog

An Arizona State University faculty member in the School of Sustainability now is the leader of the top climate research providers in the world.

The rates of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in American youth are all on the rise.

Wherever animals live together as groups, behavior patterns emerge.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 1 in 59 people in the United States, causing a variety of difficulties with social communication and repetitive behavior.

Having a conversation is something most of us take for granted. For people with autism, especially children, talking with family or friends can be challenging.

Five students from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University will be in San Francisco next month competing in the Hearst Awards national championsh

The work of several students and alumni of the School of Art in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will be on view in the Valley for the next year as part of IN

Arizona State University President Michael M.

Nanomaterials are a prime example of how extremely small components of matter can make sizable impacts.

Amy Trowbridge has made a career out of preparing students in the Ira A.

The spring and early summer temperatures in Arizona are perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking and camping.

One of the surest signs that spring has sprung is the abundance of fresh blooms sprouting from greenery everywhere.

What happens when you combine the opportunities created through "internet of things" technologies with Arizona State University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem?

Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P.

A team of scientists from Arizona State University has taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, by determining the structure of a very large photosynthetic superc

The unseasonably temperate weather in the Phoenix metropolitan area this spring may have everyone scratching their heads, but rest assured, heat will always be a concern in the Valley whose name pa

When J. Bouey took their first dance class as a teenager in south Phoenix, they just wanted to be a stronger captain for their little-known high school step team.

The flu pandemic of 2009 was met by a flurry of panic.

From classical to electronic, a new professor at Arizona State University School of Music said he composes music for all, which is one reason why he is excited to join the school in the Herberger I

For the third year, select Arizona State University faculty will spend their summer advancing research and understanding on a significant health challenge, in partnership with Mayo Clinic.

The dry, arid climate of the Sonoran Desert has created harsh living conditions for several millennia.

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University has announced its 2019 alumni awards, which this year included three categories.

Two Arizona State University professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

So you got a Fitbit for Christmas and you were psyched. New year, new me, you thought. Time to pump up the jams and get down to business.

In the United States, obesity rates among children ages 2 to 19 years old have skyrocketed from 10% in 1999 to over 18.5% in 2

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 9,865 people experience homelessness on a given night in Arizona.

Editor’s note: This Q&A is the first in a two-part series about how ASU's Edson College of Nursing and Phoenix Children's Hospital are working together to prepare students f

A program at Arizona State University is starting undergraduate students on a career path that could lead them to join NASA spaceflight mission teams.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring

One in four adults in the U.S.

On April 23 at 9:09 p.m.

Living in space is going to present problems. Lots of them. Heat. Cold. Radiation. Is the company liable for overtime pay when the ship wakes you from cryosleep ahead of time?

You are what you eat. But first, you are what your mother eats. And it wasn’t that long ago when no one blinked an eye at a pregnant woman sipping a cocktail.

The emerging field of nanotechnology has spurred many advances in energy, defense and medicine applications.

Deanna Swoboda, associate professor in the ASU School of Music, has enjoyed a vibrant career as a performer, educator and entrepreneur, but she

Keon McGuire, assistant professor at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, is having quite a year.

Maintaining software is costly, and for developers like Facebook and Microsoft, repairing software bugs can be very expensive.

Cancer is a protean disease, assuming many forms and disguises. Despite enormous strides in research in past decades, some cancers remain persistently lethal.

Ad spending broke records during the 2018 m

Who doesn’t love a garden? Turning the soil and planting seeds or seedlings just so, then watering and witnessing subtle, then significant growth over time.

A toddler sat alone in the middle of a pile of toys, absorbed in stacking plastic blocks to form an unsteady tower.

On April 25, Charles G.

“Eat healthier and exercise more.”

The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will welcome Matthew Fiorentino as assistant professor of music education in August 2019.

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Arizona State University has received a $1 million grant from NASA’s Earth Science Division to provi

A bold proposal for the future of most of the nearly 2,000-mile stre

World-renowned pianist Cathal Breslin will join the Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as assist

Wastewater treatment and reuse are critical to global health and sustaining a world population predicted to reach 10 billion by 2050.

Awareness of concussions as a problem in college sports has been on the rise in recent years, du

The popular adage that men are from Mars and women are from Venus might seem an antiquated notion nowadays.

In fall 2017, the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter took a series of images of the Martian moon Phobos.

It doesn’t take special insight to recognize dog owners love their dogs. A lot.

Scientists know that age and weight are risk factors in the development of cancer.

Looking to expand its international footprint, the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University has created a new

Brass, bronze and steel are metal alloys in which the combination of chemical elements — copper and zinc, copper and tin, iron and carbon, respectively — create unique properties, such as high stre

Arizona State University Associate Professor Heather Switzer and alumna Anastasia Todd are using the power of narrative to break the current fr

Announced today in Washington, D.C., by Blue Origin, Arizona State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Blue Origin to send payloads to

Meet Trilly: The black-and-tan, floppy-eared, 9-year-old Gordon setter may have just made medical history by receiving a shot that may contain the very first vaccine intended to prevent cancer.

Nancy C.

Each year, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University recognizes exceptional teaching that inspires intellectual curiosity and academic excellence with the Zebulon Pearce

Tests.

We can study for them. We can prep and practice for, cram, pass, fail or ace them.

Sparky may be Arizona State University’s mascot, but the face that sticks in the minds of many students, both past and present, is that of an albino Western diamondback rattlesnake named Hector.

“Think before you speak.

The existing health care center at the Ayilo II Refugee Settlement in the Adjumani district of northern Uganda serves more than 12,000 South Sudanese refugees out of a cement block building and a f

In 2010, Tomas Robles found himself in Phoenix with an accounting job he didn’t love and what felt like a troubling political tide he was powerless to impact.

Fake news. Weaponized narratives. Agitprop.

It’s all chatter, until someone puts down the keyboard, picks up a gun and walks into a house of worship.

How do you fight that?

A range of obstacles leaves more than 80,000 Malawi citizens without access to higher education each year.

Artificial intelligence has made impressive strides.

On May 6 at the UNESCO world headquarters in Paris, the United Nations released a global assessment on biodiversity as part

The future of our built environment — the human-made physical spaces where we live, work and play — lies in the hands of current civil and environmental engineering students.

A team of researchers from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering will present their work this week at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing, the pre

Students in the Carnegie-Knight News21 investigative reporting project at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State Un

Anniversaries are ways to mark milestones and reflect on the years and accomplishments that occur between them.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring

Each year, geographers from around the country and the world gather for the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers.

The world’s top chess player isn’t a human or a computer, it’s a “centaur” — a hybrid chess-playing team composed of a human and a computer.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring

The School of Social Transformation is excited to announce that Pardis Mahdavi has been named its new director.

As part of the largest academic body at Arizona State University, faculty in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences inter

Luminosity at Arizona State University is where interdisciplinary teams of students with bright ideas dream big.

Improving the quality of food for families in South Phoenix will likely require many changes, ranging from policy updates at the federal level to a stronger focus on culture at the family level, ac

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019

Early one spring evening in a bright green workout room at a YMCA in west Phoenix, a petite woman stands at the head of a group of parents and their children demonstrating jump squats.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for

Last month, more than 50,000 cybersecurity professionals from around the globe converged on San Francisco to attend the world’s preeminent cybersecurity gathering, the 

Arizona’s economy is thriving and is likely to flourish at least for another year, according to economics experts at Arizona State University.

Being elected to the National Academy of Sciences is one of the highest honors for a scientist, but it also means that members are qualified to inform the president and Congress about issues relate

Whether used to explore the nuances of human evolution or to examine the political, ecological and cultural facets shaping the human experience today, the social sciences give us the tools to

Two cosmochemists at Arizona State University have made the first-ever measurements of water contained in samples from the surface of an asteroid.

April

Intensive investigations into the nature of cancer have given rise to innovative and unorthodox approaches to countering this deadly affliction.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for

Crime is down in Arizona but more people are in prison, and confronting that issue will require a broad range of changes plus a lot of courage, according to a group discussion on criminal justice r

Roden Crater, a large-scale art installation of light and perception in northern Arizona, is seen by only a few hundred people every year.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.

Arizona State University President’s Professor Ariel Anbar has been selected to receive the 2019 Science Innovation Award from t

No matter where you are in the United States, the food on your plate probably started its life in Fresno, California.

Arizona State University and Silicon Kingdom Holdings (SKH) have announced an agreement to deploy carbon-capture technology developed by Professor

When it comes to new diagnostics and treatments for cancer, researchers across the world are gaining traction.

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music went to the composer of “p r i s m” — an opera that had its first developmental workshop at the Arizona State University School of Music and was commissioned and de

What makes us who we are and how does that change as we get older?

Editor's note: This story first appeared in the spring 2019 issue of Impact magazine, which is published twi

Taryn O’Boyle is a graduating senior in the biochemistry program at The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' School

Arizona State University representatives from across campuses attended a symposium April 17–18 in Phoenix to gain insight into the veteran space, network with local and military veteran community l

If one thing was clear Wednesday afternoon at the launch of the Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s

In the classic science fiction novel "Dune," much of the story takes place on a harsh desert planet named Arrakis. The planet has no natural precipitation.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.

A giant, grinning inflatable Sparky marked the spot Thursday morning on a soon-to-be-bustling-with-construction dirt lot where Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic broke ground on the new Healt

Over the last year, the ASU Library has helped the ASU community prepare for the end of its subscription to RefWorks, effective June 30.

Professor and cosmochemist Meenakshi Wadhwa has been selected as the new director for Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Explo

The 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony hosted by Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences was held on Monday, April 22, at Old Main on the Tempe campus to

The shot clock reads 0:05 in Game 7. Two players — one in yellow, the other red — hurtle towards the edge of the court, hands outstretched, chasing the ball.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.

A third of all Americans have difficulty sleeping, and many of them turn to melatonin supplements to catch some Zs.

Reflecting on her life’s journey as a writer — from having her mother create story books for her at a young age to being on the threshold of having her second book of poems published — Arizona Stat

The advance of science is something like an explorer wandering through an uncharted jungle.

We know that our DNA can tell us a lot about ourselves, from susceptibility to certain cancer types to biological relationships.

Among the uninitiated, Phoenix might conjure less-than-savory thoughts of suburban sprawl, ecological challenges or a dearth of history.

The new hotel going up northwest of University Drive and Rural Road is part of a reimagining of the north part of the Arizona State University campus in Tempe that will draw corporate partners to t

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring

Dragonglass is a valuable material in the “Game of Thrones” franchise — but its real-world counterpart, obsidian, has been prized, gathered and traded by humans for thousands of years.

As part of Arizona State University’s efforts to advance sustainability education for

Cindi SturtzSreetharan was driving her daughter home from school when her daughter asked, “Do you think my thighs look fat?” The child was 9 years old.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles

Arizona State University’s missions of inclusivity and serving the community go beyond the state of Arizona, and even the United States. Funded by the U.S.

As the world struggles to meet the increasing demand for energy, coupled with the rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere from deforestation and the use of fossil fuels, photosynthesis in nature sim

Arizona is among the leading states for job creation in construction, manufacturing and information technology, and population growth is expected to exceed 100,000 new residents this year.

John Ericson, professor in the Arizona State University School of Music and brass area coordinator, received the

There have been five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth.

Peter W.

On March 31, 1995, trailblazing Mexican American Tejano musician Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was shot to death by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar. She was 23.

Through their generous philanthropic investments, Leo and Annette Beus have already made a lasting ASU impact.

MyChoice, an internet-based decision aid that provides clear, unbiased information to Arizona State University student survivors of sexual assault, is scheduled for field testing during the 2019-20

The acronym DOWM is a trope many scholars of Western canon are familiar with.

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Arizona State University Professor Hal Smith has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Association for t

Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, largely affects movement and causes i

Arizona State University continues to create a more sustainable and resilient future — and not just during Earth Month.

Championing the need for research, programs and support for caregivers has been a passion of David Coon’s for more than three decades.

Climate change is an ever-present and ever-pressing issue that has the attention of national and world leaders. On Nov. 23, 2018, the United States federal climate report was released.

Latin American governments have veered right toward conservatism in the last five years with implications for the region’s relationship to the United States, according to G

It’s a typically gorgeous spring morning in Phoenix. Families paint color on a drab brick wall as others visit nearby booths and food trucks.

Students in Agribusiness 494 learned about price elasticity and regression analysis this semester. And they also heard about hop farms and spontaneous fermentation.

Easing the problem of homelessness will require communities to build more affordable housing, and that will require creating a new narrative with people who oppose it, according to two Arizona Stat

It used to be that people would dress up once a year at Halloween, but the world of cosplay has opened new opportunities for people to create intricate, elaborate costumes to wear year-round.

A tiny piece of the building blocks from which comets formed has been discovered inside a primitive meteorite.

David Brooks, American journalist and commentator, will deliver the address at Arizona State University’s undergraduate commencement on May 6 in Tempe.

On Tuesday, May 7, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students fro

Electrical engineering researchers are constantly improving the technologies that impact our everyday lives.

College students, professionals and high school students came together to learn, network and tackle community problems at the third annual SPARK conference in March.

The face you see in the mirror is the result of millions of years of evolution and reflects the most distinctive features that we use to identify and recognize each other, molded by our need to eat

Launching a business takes laser focus and gritty perseverance as entrepreneurs devote massive amounts of time to their ventures. It’s a lot of stress.

On Tuesday, May 7, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students fro

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Pain and trauma can afflict not only individuals and families, but also entire countries.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has just awarded the 2019 Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography to ASU Emeritus Regents' Professor Mic

Arizona State University alumnus Dan Shilling considers himself a good example of somebody whose life was changed by the humanities.

In 2017, about 40,000 people died in car accidents, according to the National Safety Council. The vast majority of those accidents were caused by human error.

Glaciers melting. Record storms. Rising sea levels. Problems quite off the human scale.

What can little old you do about all of that?

The United States and the Soviet Union clashed on many fronts during the Cold War, and music was one of them. 

The U.S.-Mexico border is a complicated mosaic of unpredictable policies and shifting economic tides. A patchwork of man-made and natural barriers spanning four U.S.

Zachary Holman’s research spanning the full spectrum of solar cell technologies has made him shine as a leader in the photovoltaics community.

When we think about self-driving cars, we don’t usually think about organ donation.

Shawn served three years in prison for burglary, then walked out to face a dizzying array of requirements he had to fulfill with almost no help and no money.

When you search online for “CTE and NFL,” you’ll find a list of 54 professional football players who have died and were diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopath

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, up from 1 in every 150 in 2000.

At-home DNA test kits are exploding in popularity.

The Arizona Legislature recently passed HB 2569, a bill that would loosen occupational licensing laws in the state by recognizing out-of-state

What do you get when you combine computer science, physics, robotics and nanotechnology?

For most people, the thought of Greece may elicit images of sandy beaches and beautiful buildings cascading toward the shore, but for Matei Georgescu

Voices speaking in dozens of languages ring out, offering their appreciation: “Čestitam" (Slovenian). "Gratuluję” (Polish). "Поздравляю" (Russian).

Things it would be great to be able to see through: cargo trucks at ports. Burning homes. Buildings in hostile cities. Coatings on pills. Fog on dusty highways.

When speaking with young writers, Chicana essayist, playwright and poet Cherríe Moraga has a perennial piece of wisdom — for an authentic voice, go home.

Julianne L. Holloway, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Arizona State University’s Ira A.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017, then stalled over Texas for three days as a tropical storm.

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has launched working partnerships with several technology businesses t

Michael Kocour, associate professor and director of the Arizona State University School of Music jazz studies program, recently released his sec

From phone apps that measure light pollution to crowdsourced maps that track parasites, the process of collect

Indian Country Today, the national news organization devoted to coverage of Native American issues and communities, is moving from Washington to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Co

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 1777. At the end of a daylong battle, George Washington’s right flank has completely collapsed. British troops are closing in. 

It was a horrific crime: The villains tracked down mothers and their babies, killed the adults and trafficked the little ones all over the world.

In August 1970, a woman named Patricia Ann Parker filed a paternity suit against Elvis Presley in Los Angeles Superior Court.

An arrest in the decades-old Golden State Killer

America has lost the “owner’s manual” to democracy and must focus on restoring civics education to the next generation to reclaim it, according to a Harvard University professor and theorist.

On April 27, 1994, just four years after spending nearly three decades in prison, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s new leader in the first all-racial democratic election in its history.

Arizona State University researchers are set to receive a $3.6 million award from the U.S.

Designer, inspirational author and trailblazer Cheryl Heller will create more new pathways in the next chapter of her career.

On March 29, Arizona State University’s School of Politics and Global Studies hosted a daylong, nonpartisan training — called Elect Her — for women looking to ru

Once, wolves roamed free in great numbers across the deserts, arboreal forests, grasslands and Arctic tundra of the continental U.S.

Julius Caesar’s own account of his nine years at war may be “the best bad man’s book ever written,” writes Arizona State University librarian Jim O’Donnell in the introduction of his

Dale Snyder discovered her love of seashells while living on isolated beaches as a Navy wife in the 1970s.

The Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theatre is holding a monthlong celebration of dance this April consisting of three events: Latin Sol, SpringDanceFest and Come AZ You Ar

Michele Clark studies invasive plant species, and her research could help save people from being attacked by tigers in a forest in Nepal.

Of the estimated more than 4 million dogs that end up in animal shelters each year, about half a million are euthanized.

Beginning about 60,000 years ago, our species spread across the world occupying a wider range of habitats than any other species.

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University welcomes Eric H. Holder Jr.

From hip-hop to fashion and narrative art to indigenous urban pop culture: The seventh annual Phoenix Indian Center Youth

A unique center officially opens on April 3 at Arizona State University, housed within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”

March

Sports is a microcosm of the racial and gender issues facing society, and it often serves as the vehicle for change, according to several experts who spoke at the second Global Sport Summit held by

Many of our so-called “smart” technologies don’t fit the strict definition of the word “autonomous” that is often used to describe them.

Does instant access to huge amounts of information help or hinder how we determine what is real? What impact does social media have on how we distinguish truth from deception?

“The engine of research.

“Space is compelling,” understated astronaut Cady Coleman at the end of her inaugural lecture at Arizona State University as the new

That plate of beautiful vegetables on your table is the result of a complicated matrix of farm labor, wages, costs and consumer prices.

When it comes to climate change and carbon reduction, Susanne Neuer is thinking small — extremely small.

In the 1990s, theoretical physicist Klaus Lackner had an idea.

Some 1.7 billion people are speaking or learning English around the world today, a number expec

Arizona State University today announced that it has joined forces with Planet, a San Francisco-based Earth-imaging company,

People don’t go to the dentist for lots of reasons: fear, lack of insurance, reluctance to take too much time off work.

In schools and community centers across the country, Harry Boyte notices a need.

When ASU President Michael Crow signaled to the university community with the launch of the 

To be an engineer, or not to be: That is the question.

Dementia is a health issue that touches everyone, from the person afflicted to their friends and family to the individuals providing their care.

Leigh McLean, an assistant research professor in the T.

In 2016, the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University embarked on a journey to change how biochemistry could be taught and create opportunities for

The string of volcanoes in the Cascades Arc, ranging from California’s Mount Lassen in the south to Washington’s Mount Baker in the north, has been studied by geologists for well over a century.

Sustainability shouldn’t only be taught within the walls of universities. It should also be an integral part of kindergarten through high school (K–12) curriculum.

Some say space is the final frontier. Michael Lawton, president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute, says it’s the human brain.

Solar and other renewable forms of energy are quickly gaining momentum — in many places, building entirely new renewable energy projects

How a queen bee achieves her regal status that elevates her from her sterile worker sisters has been a long-standing question for scientists studying honey bees.

In front of a sold-out crowd of 800 community leaders, business executives and ASU alumni on March 20, the 2019 Founders’ Day celebrated the founding of the institution by honoring ASU alumni

Momentum is beginning to shift toward addressing the effects of mass incarceration, and Arizona State University has several initiatives to address the growing concern over the fate of people in pr

In the Sea of Cortez, whales come up for kisses.

The place is teeming with life, and a biology class from Arizona State University came to life there earlier this month.

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University is moving forward with a project to help revitalize a growing community of 230,000 residents in Phoenix.

The central goal of nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials on an atomic or molecular scale, especially to build microscopic devices or structures.

Over the years, Arizona State University has encouraged its students and alumni to adopt a philosophy of philanthropy in support of higher education.

Nietzsche and Kelly Clarkson have it wrong: What doesn’t kill you might not make you stronger.

A team of Arizona State University scientists has been using the latest space technology, combined with ground measurements, to assess the health of one of the nation’s most important sources of un

With a growing global population, farmers are working hard to feed the world. Throw climate change into the mix and maintaining a thriving, high-yield farm becomes even harder.

One of ASU’s eight design aspirations is “social embeddedness,” defined as: ASU connects with communi

Arizona’s K–12 education system appears to be fairly straightforward at first glance. But it’s easy to get into the weeds when you start digging.

New research from a team at Arizona State University shows how, even when receiving a big rebate from the government, consumers won’t always behave in expected ways.

Recent political climates at home and abroad may leave many feeling increasingly insecure about the future of democracy.

Is space the final frontier for the benefit of all mankind — or possibly the world’s new battleground?

From the laboratory to the marketplace, Michael Kozicki has a passion for translating research in solid-state electronics into viable produ

The ASU Alumni Association Founders’ Day awards program honors the pioneering spirit of the institution’s founders and celebrates the innovations of alumni, faculty members and supporters of one of

In 2017, health care spending in the United States grew to $3.5 trillion, or nearly 18 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.

If everything had gone as originally conceived, the land at Fourth and McKinley streets in downtown Phoenix would be smack-dab in the middle of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football stadium complex.

Mary Doyle and Karissa Greving Mehall, co-directors of the MAS-MFT program in Arizona State University’s T.

Arizona State University and Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Monday launched the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) Powered by AWS, an initiative that focuses on building smarter communities

Have you heard the one about the aliens and the pyramids? Or what about the technologically advanced but tragically lost city of Atlantis?

There are two narratives in climate change right now. One is the day-to-day drumbeat of news stories, usually a new scientific study, and usually put aside with the day’s second cup of coffee.

African-American law enforcement officers must balance two identities simultaneously during these complicated times, and each identity serves the other, according to a panel discussion at Arizona S

Go West, young attorney.

For only the fourth time in the 38-year history of the Federalist Society National Student Symposium, it’s being held in the territories and not the colonies.

Biomolecules, such as DNA and proteins, are not static structures. They undergo complex conformational changes that are essential to their functioning and the signaling pathways they belong to.

A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is funding a major collaboration to improve education.

ASU Gammage has announced its 2019-2020 Desert Financial Broadway Across America – Arizona season.

Do you change the channel when you see an ad for the Gardasil vaccine?

For 18 years, Arizona State University’s Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) has been orbiting Mars onboard

The sounds of saws, drills and hammers fill a spacious workspace inside The Design School of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University.

At a time when technology shapes every facet of our lives, there’s a growing consensus that its role should be evaluated in a social context so that questions of impact and consequences are conside

If you’ve returned from spring break in a panic because you haven’t yet made your fall 2019 class selections, we can help.

Investigative reporters tend to see the world in a different way.

In 2002, “The Pianist” took home an Oscar for best adapted screenplay.

Floods, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes. An Arizona State University graduate program sending professionals into the teeth of disasters was ranked the top in the nation this week by U.S.

An image of a dirt road and boxy houses hangs in Maria Cruz-Torres’ office at Arizona State University.

Arizona State University is spotlighting an issue that is rarely discussed in public or mentioned in the media: the romantic and sexual lives of people with disabilities.

The right skills and the right mindset are both necessary for success.

It’s the Friday before spring break and tucked down the bustling hallway of the Sun Devil Fitness Complex are more than a dozen students from Arizona State University's College of

Compared with other animals, chimpanzees show tremendous variation across groups in their behavior — from the types of tools they use in their feeding behavior to the specific gestures they use in

The School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment celebrated the achievements and service of a select group of alumni and community members during its annual 

Until Arizona State University supply chain management Professor Thomas Choi conducted his groundbreaking study, few rese

Avid hikers know to be cautious of plants with leaves made up of three leaflets if they are red in the spring or fall.

By the time Berta Carbajal found herself in a conference room, shoulder-to-shoulder with state legislators, members of a city council and heads

The Force is strong not only in "Star Wars" lore but also as a fundamental property in physics.

A new Arizona State University study has found that boys whose parents were less involved and communicative with them during childhood were significantly more likely to carry a gun during their tee

For the second time in her career, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation Professor

Among the zoo of biomolecules essential to life, proteins are the most startlingly varied and versatile.

The 18th annual Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival, held at Arizona State University Feb.

February

An Arizona State University professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication has received a teaching award for her dedication and in

3D-printing technology is taking the world by storm.

What do tiny specks of silicon carbide stardust, found in meteorites and older than the solar system, have in common with pairs of aging stars prone to eruptions?

Arizona State University recently earned six prestigious Department of Energy awards, totaling nearly $5.7 million, ranking it first among university recipients of 

Whether used to decipher an ancient culture or connect with the people around us, language is a cornerstone of societies around the world.

Shiv Shah is a scientist first and foremost.

Today, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences boasts the most students, courses and — as of fiscal year 2018 — the most externally funded research expenditures at Arizona State University.

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Sunlight passing through a glass prism makes a rainbow, but the rainbow colors we see are more than just red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

The World Health Organization is targeting neurological diseases as one of the greatest threats to public health.

Researchers, scientists and other community experts are working together to disrupt dementia and end Alzheimer’s disease before losing another generation.

David Kilcullen, a new professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies, was in Tempe this February to film a lecture for his first semester teaching online at Arizona State Unive

Oxygen in the form of the oxygen molecule (O2), produced by plants and vital for animals, is thankfully abundant in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of th

The Grand Canyon National Park turns 100 on Feb. 26, but the canyon's history goes back far beyond that.

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The final Open Door event introduced visitors to everything from rescue robots to healthy eating. 

The syncopated rat-a-tats and rhythmic dance moves of a traditional African drummer heralded the final weekend of Black History Month at the La Sala Ballroom on Arizona State University’s West camp

Frank McManamon is an archaeologist who has devoted his career to guiding policy in a way that balances concerns about sensitive tribal cultural resources and the public benefits of historical and

From the rise of artificial intelligence to the future of water, Arizona State University faculty and students discussed a slew of science topics at the annual meeting of the American Association f

An English master’s student, a business sophomore and an urban planning undergrad walk into a classroom. There is no punchline here, and they are all in the right place.

Boasting a bevy of Gila monsters, horny toads, chuckwallas and ring-tailed cats, the iconic Buckhorn Baths Motel in Mesa, Arizona, was once home to the state's largest taxidermy collection.

Growing up in East Los Angeles, Erika Camacho, an associate professor in the 

Everyone needs sleep, but that doesn’t mean it comes easy for everyone — especially when your natural sleep cycle is disrupted, throwing off your internal clock.

Known for its palm trees, beautiful beaches and nearly perfect year-round weather, Hawaii is rightfully called paradise.

More than 300 college band directors from across the country will gather at Arizona State University this week to talk about music, technology and research and to hear some of the best university c

A specialized program at ASU has trained nearly 200 students who have entered the workforce in careers that have a positive and profound impact on society.

Arizona State University’s Assistant Professor Petr Sulc of the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute recently collaborated

A volunteer working with the NASA-led Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf — an old Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died — ringed by

Sit in on any WWI history class in U.S. schools today and you probably won’t hear much about the American occupation of Germany that followed the war and lasted until 1923.

Researchers from around the world will visit Arizona State University this March to explore cutting-edge research on tangible interactive systems, human-centered design and media

Robert Cialdini’s work in fusing social psychology and marketing led to a new way of thinking about consumer behavior and launched a best-selling book.

David King, assistant professor in Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning,

Earlier this month, Arizona State University hosted the Geoscience Alliance, the nation's leading organization devoted to promoting geoscienc

“A lot of students think we’re just going to talk about art and aesthetics, but I challenge them to think about the cultural importance of art.

It isn’t every day the humanities and sciences combine their research, but when they do something new is created and explored.

When Keith Hjelmstad first arrived at Arizona State University in 2008, it was as university vice president and dean of the College of Technolo

The Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards bring attention to a crucial component of graduate education — the many hours faculty invest in nurturing and developing the academic identiti

NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems.

Last chance.

The words jumped off the page.

Observation is one of the most powerful tools that scientists use. They meticulously perform experiments, analyze data and interpret the results, then repeat that process hundreds of times.

Huan Liu has built a renowned research career in the areas of social computing, data mining and artificial intelligence by letting his doctoral

It's common knowledge that rabbit populations are not easily controlled — they reproduce swiftly, and as a result, they have a severe impact on their environment, as when European settlers introduc

5G! 5G! 5G!

It’s coming! It’s the future! It’s going to be amazing! Smart everything!

Whoa, there. Simmer down. Let's take a look at what 5G actually means.

Disasters stop normal life dead in its tracks. Schools, stores and businesses shut down and wait it out.

“What is the language we need to live right now?”

Michelle Memran met playwright Maria Irene Fornes two decades ago.

Last year, the New York Times

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and that means chocolate.

For Sister Donna Moses, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, a certificate, an associate degree, two bachelor’s degrees, a master’s de

Exemplifying Arizona State University’s commitment to innovation and impact, four faculty members have been named Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Hispanic and Latino youth are more likely to drink alcohol at a younger age than their African-American and non-Hispanic Caucasian peers, but they are less likely to receive treatment for substance

Scientists from Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences, in collaboration with colleagues from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York Cit

Citing the startling advances in semiconductor technology of the time, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore in 1965 proposed that the number of transistors on a chip would double each year — the accuracy

Arizona State University researchers work all over the world from Antarctica to Mexico and Tucson to Pasadena, and a group of journalists and storytellers from the Cronkite School are following the

The dominating performances by nine African-American male track athletes in the 1936 Olympics was an inspiration for those who followed them, according to two former Olympians who spoke at Arizona

Fear. Anxiety. Hope. Desire. Love. Anger. Guilt. Grief. These are just a few of the emotions universal to our human experience.

In 2018, Skysong Innovations, formerly AzTE, launched a new accelerator and competition for ASU startups.

Arizona State University School of Music Professor Sabine Feisst’s latest book is considered a major contribution of new scholarship on the life

"Animal House" and "Van Wilder" are fictional accounts of college, yet the role alcohol plays in these two film comedies is rooted in reality and can have consequences that are far from funny

Boris DeCourt was about 12 years old when he knew he would be committing his life to biomedical research.

Erika Camacho, an associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisc

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats released the 2019 National Intelligence Strategy in late January.

Sarah Allen Gershon returned to Arizona State University, this time not as a student defending her dissertation, but as an honored alumnus of the School of Politics and Global Studies.

Honeybees frequently make international news, as their global decline threatens the world’s food supply.

Afrofuturism is a long-emerging art and cultural movement that views music, literature, films and television through a black lens.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, taking more lives each year than all cancers combined.

Every year, the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and American Express host the American Express Leadership Academy.

Drylands account for 40 percent of the Earth’s surface. They are home to 30 percent of the people, including some of the most vulnerable, and half of the world’s livestock.

The U.S.

Michelene Chi has tackled one of the thorniest problems in education: finding a way to get children to learn complex concepts.

Arizona State University’s new location in downtown Mesa will train students in the transdisciplinary digital expertise that technology companies are now demanding, according to ASU President Micha

The public lecture Oxford Professor Jonathan Bate delivered Tuesday night at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix, cheekily titled "T

You could say Stewart Fotheringham is where he is now because of a dogged preoccupation with that perennial question of the human condition: Why?

A new partnership between the Office of Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and the U.S.

Crowds of curious children and their families got a chance to peek into Arizona State University's learning spaces on Saturday at the first of four free open houses this month. 

Katherine Sizov wanted to save the apples.

A collection of miniature artist’s books and a limited-edition English translation of poetry by a child Holocaust victim are now available for reading and viewing at ASU Library.

Arizona State University Professor Donald L. Fixico doesn’t like surprises, especially when they involve a boss.

January

On Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted that Democrats are becoming the “party of late-term abortion.” The contentious issue took up much of an hourlong debate that evening between Judge Michae

On Thursday night, explorers gave a first report of a new land.

A packed house at Arizona State University heard the first details of the mission to study an asteroid beyond Mars.

In 2017, the United States spent $3.5 trillion on health. That’s 18 percent of the country’s GDP, and almost six times more than the budget of the U.S. Department of Defense.

When we think of life on Earth, we might think of individual examples ranging from animals to bacteria.

In preparation for its annual meeting, the American Association of Geographers has named its 2019 Fellows.

As many as 30 to 50 percent of adults experienced abuse or neglect when they were children. Such abuse can lead to physical and mental health problems and even cognitive deficits in adulthood.

Artificial intelligence has captured the public imagination by besting chess grandmasters and one-upping game show contestants.

The challenge of Alzheimer’s disease is hard for the patient, painful for the family and, in many ways, still baffling for researchers. 

The NASA Psyche Mission is a journey to a unique metal world called Psyche, an asteroid in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

After a 35-year career as an Air Force Officer, NASA scientist and astronaut for missions aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, Cady Coleman has had the rare human privilege of

The phrase "dog day afternoon" took on new meaning Tuesday at Arizona State University when members of the Tempe and ASU police departments and communities convened at Old Main on the Tempe campus

An Arizona State University professor is challenging the long-held premise that obesity is the primary cause of many major weight-related health conditions and suggests focusing on healthy behavior

Cancer remains a leading cause of death globally and is the focus of exhaustive and varied medical research.

In an academic field where female researchers comprise a talented minority, two professors from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences are making

In his human development theory, the late psychoanalyst Erik Erikson called the seventh of eight life stages the generativity phase, a term he coined to describe the drive to impact society a

Pregnancy is no walk in the park: women can suffer sudden weight gain, nausea, fatigue, headaches and mood swings.

Wanting to lose weight or get the best deal are not the only influences on what people buy at the grocery store: Religious and moral beliefs also impact the food choices people make.

Oussama Khatib, a professor of computer science at Stanford University, encountered a pivotal moment during the first outing of his deep-sea robot,

Around 1,000 students, teachers and members of the community gathered on Wednesday, Jan. 23 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

If you’ve been looking for Arizona State University history major Scott Hilbrands at his usual haunts on the ASU Polytechnic campus this week, you’ll find him instead a few miles north — surrounded

Depending on who you ask, happiness can be a lot of things.

The Dalai Lama might tell you that happiness is the practice of compassion.

Gaymon Bennett explores modernity’s role in contemporary religion and biotechnology. He says innovation requires soul work, which, in turn, requires one to embrace the shadow. 

With the growth of e-commerce and other assets that can be earned through the internet, Indian Country is no longer bound to geographic borders.

Steven Corman, a professor at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University, was honored with a Patriot Award in re

Why does your co-worker drive a flashy car? Why do people make art? Are there any common threads in what makes people fall in love or feel happiness?

An impeccable record of innovation and leadership in Arizona State University’s Ira A.

Americans have a constitutional right to a “speedy” trial, and new research by an Arizona State University professor has found that the concept of procedural timeliness is critical to employees as