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Karen Schupp, associate professor and associate director of curriculum and instruction in ASU's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, has been awarded both the Susan W.

Walking is just putting one foot in front of the other, but there are complex biomechanical factors taking place throughout each step — especially in the ankle.

Laundry and dishwasher pods: The simplicity of grabbing a pod and tossing it into a washing machine or dishwasher has made them a popular choice for many consumers for nearly a decade.

To get into the Olympic spirit, we quizzed some of our favorite Sun Devil athletes.

Terraforming is a science fiction staple, from "Dune" to "Star Wars" to hundreds of other stories.

Frank Dillon is the new director of the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy in the

In the world of large, macroscopic objects, it is often easy to understand what and why something is happening.

A team of faculty members and students in the Ira A.

The Tokyo Olympics, starting July 23, will be remembered for three things: a complete lack of spectators, being postponed a year because of a pandemic and searing heat.

One of Matt Bell’s goals as a novelist is to write at least one book in every genre he loves.

Citius, altius, fortius. For those of us who avoided Latin in high school, that translates to “faster, higher, stronger,” and there couldn’t be a more fitting official motto of the Olympics.

With the opening ceremony set for Friday, July 23, the Tokyo Olympics are officially a go after a year of delays due to COVID-19. So now you can sit back, relax and enjoy the Summer Games.

The Zoom screen showed big smiles and laughter from attendees.

Starting this week, more than 7,000 hours of coverage of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo will be broadcast on two networks and various streaming platforms.

Early in the pandemic, many who became infected with COVID-19 reported that they had lost their sense of smell and have yet to regain it.

Paola Sanguinetti, noted expert in technology, sustainability and architecture, has been named the new director of The Design School in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and

People don't generally associate toothbrushing with Alzheimer's disease.

Broadband continues to lead discussions at the national level in the United States.

In the early morning of July 7, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his h

The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Joyce McCall as assistant professor of music learning and teaching.

Arizona State University is partnering with Intuitive Machines on a mini extreme mobility lunar vehicle, called Micro-Nova, that will hop around the moon’s surface and take the first-ever pictures

When it’s 115 degrees outside, wolves pant, tortoises burrow underground and elephants flap their ears.

Scientists have been sounding the alarm on the climate crisis for nearly three decades, and we still face major challenges.

This fall, critically acclaimed sci-fi and fantasy writer Nnedi Okorafor will join The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The ASU-led team that built NASA’s Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper, or “LunaH-Map” for short, has safely delivered their spacecraft to NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente

Scientists at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the Arizona Geological Survey at the University of Arizona, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Color

The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University has selected

Seventy-five years ago, in the summer of 1946, President Harry Truman signed an executive order to officially terminate the

Lauren Sarah Hayes, musician, sound artist and assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Arts, Media and Engineering, is receiving praise for her latest album of improvised

Craig Calhoun, senior sustainability scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation and a Uni


Students in the transdisciplinary School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University will be empowered by “technofluency,” a conce

Two Arizona State University professors have been invited to join a prestigious new initiative that’s intended to empower African experts to help shape policy in Africa.

Every day we interact with products manufactured using polymer chemistry — whether shower stalls, automotive parts, concrete structures or a wide range of plastics.

Autonomous vehicles are becoming increasingly common across the United St

Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez, Regents Professor and founding director emeritus in Arizona State University's School of Transborder Studies, has been hono

Some 80 million to 100 million people in the U.S. have a serious medical condition known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

After nearly six years at Arizona State University, award-winning writer and journalist Steven Beschloss is taking on a new role within the uni

Tijana Rajh has been announced as the new director of Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences.

Hollywood has reached another milestone in LGBTQ representation, and this one is definitely moving the needle.

This fall, the ASU Child Study Lab is opening its doors to children once again for in-person instruction and is expanding its virtual cl

Arizona State University Regents Professor Bruce Rittmann has been named the 2021 recipient of the 

In May 2017, James Wermers was leading a presentation on microaggressions and structural racism in a room of ov

Last January, Subway found itself embroiled in a class-action lawsuit when a lab test concluded the fast foo

An ASU study takes a deeper look into the science of hope. Being hopeful is more than just being optimistic.

Although it may not yet be at the level of Iron Man’s exoskeleton, a new power and endurance device from Arizona State University is giving U.S.

As school districts around the country ramp up to welcoming students back in person full time, the Nationa

An academic leadership role hadn’t really crossed Megha Budruk’s mind before the Watts College of Publ

Walking is just one foot in front of the other for almost everyone. But even that simple process can prove precarious for people suffering from conditions ranging from joint damage to dementia.

Talking about creativity in business via Zoom, Glenn Edens sits close to the laptop camera. He listens intently and speaks thoughtfully.

Like everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval in the criminal justice system, with disruptions in trials and outbreaks among incarcerated people.

Following a 10-year run as dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Douglas Sylvester has decided to step down due to personal

During the Baroque era, Peter Paul Rubens painted lush figures. In Imperial China, a plus-size woman was a classic beauty by the standards of the time. In Gilded Age America, tycoons like J.P.

As Charlotte Thrall sat anxiously waiting in the emergency room at Mayo Clinic for news of her husband’s condition after a pickleball accident left him unconscious and unresponsive, her mind spun w

Arizona State University researchers will help lead a $1.2 million, multi-institution project that will use a new theoretical framework and state-of-the-art technology to tackle a long-standing que

Cue the “Jaws” theme song — it’s Shark Week time, and ASU Professor James Sulikowski

New Morse Code, a group co-founded by Arizona State Univesity School of Music, Dance and Theatre Assistant Professor Michael Compitello, recently won the grand prize in the

New research by an Arizona State University professor shows that when companies say, “We’re sorry,” it doesn’t always make them look better, at least in the short term.

A new study has shown that people in the U.S. relied more on science than religion to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Felicia Ganther’s higher education career spans more than a quarter century and includes a PhD degree from Arizona State University.

Likening her situation to a new coach taking over an already winning sports team, Kelly Bricker is becoming director of the highly successful

The empty grocery shelves and miles-long food bank queues we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the fragility of the highly centralized, “just-in-time” global food supply chain

Besides the usual cornucopia of courses, the Department of English at Arizona St

A passive carbon-capture system, based on the research of Klaus Lackner, an engineering professor at Arizona State University and director of t

The Phoenix Suns advanced to the NBA Finals after a hard-fought series with the Los Angeles Clippers, taking them in a 4-2 game series Wednesday night.

A book, a golf club, flowers or a gift card to a favorite restaurant are nice things to honor someone on their birthday or a special occasion, but it turns out what people really yearn for are expe

With an ever-globalizing world, the realm of study abroad has shifted. Students can gain a global perspective beyond a typical semester in the classroom of a foreign country.

Arizona State University’s Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems has issued a new report on how the organic food market can be imp

When Barbara Trapido-Lurie was hired by Arizona State University as a cartographer in fall 1987, the geography dep

When James Riding In first came to Arizona State University as a lecturer in fall 1990, Native American scholars


For the second straight year, a program of Arizona State University's School of Social Work will receive the

John Spence, the Richard Snell Professor of Physics and an ASU Regents Professor, died peacefully Monday morning, June 28, in Boston. 

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University has named Sarah J.

Enzymes are one of the most important biological compounds because they make life possible by increasing the speed of reactions inside and outside cells.

Nancy Gonzales is used to tackling challenges.

She was the first in her family to earn a college degree.

She recently summited Mount Kilimanjaro in blizzard conditions.

Arizona Humanities is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Humanities Awards.

Researchers at Arizona State University have earned 16 National Science Foundation early faculty career awards, dating back to late 2020.

A team of Arizona State University researchers from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, the 

Mars Express, a spacecraft launched by the European Space Agency in 2003, is the second longest surviving continually active spacecraft in orbit around a planet other than Earth, behind only NASA's

Although metro Phoenix may not always be a top destination during Arizona's hot summer months, cooler destinations in the state are — like the Grand Canyon, ranked third by

Effective diagnostics, therapies and treatments for diseases and infections could increasingly involve reengineering the body’s internal biomechanisms at their most basic chemical and molecular fou

The development of clean energy has historically been an important research area for Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences.

Almost every morning Duane Roen walks to his office on Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus about 6 a.m.

Regents' Professor Stephen Bokenkamp, a faculty member in the School of International Letter

This summer, as more and more people are returning to work, the thought at the forefront of a lot of dog owners’ minds is the same: How can I help prepare Fido for my absence?

This week, 33 middle and high school students from Oahu and the neighboring islands arrived at Hawai’i Pacific University’s (HPU)

"Flags and Founding Documents, 1776–Today," a museum exhibition that recently opened in the 

Shawn Banzhaf has seen things that most people never do — death and carnage on the battlefield.  

The human body contains approximately 200 different kinds of cells, including many kinds of stem cells that have the potential to turn into a variety of specialized cells.

Arizona State University Department of Physics Teacher-in-Residence Kelli Warble is concerned about the state of physics education in Arizo

Eleven students in a new Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College degree program have been hired by the Foundation for Blind Children, after just a year in the program.

The Graduate College has announced the recipients of its inaugural Graduate College Staff Awards for Excellence.

For blue-water sailors, the French Frigate Shoals is often thought of as a place with significant wildlife and deep cultural meaning.

When Arvind Varsani arrived in the Antarctica for the first time a decade ago, he noted that the world looked black and white — from the

Juneteenth — now a federal holiday — commemorates the end of slavery in America.

Daniel Brouwer, associate professor of rhetorical studies at Arizona State University's Hugh

This fall, Arizona State University will welcome renowned writers Mitchell S. Jackson and Safiya Sinclair to The College of Liberal Arts and Science’s Department of English. 

For many, managing chronic pain means getting a prescription for some form of opioid medicine, despite the documented risks. According to the U.S.

For the third consecutive year, ASU is in the top 10 for U.S.

ASU graduate Kamaldeen Okuneye and Foundation Professor Abba B.

Jeffrey Timmermans, an accomplished business journalist and educator, has been named the Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and

If you thought a book about the orthographic significance of the hyphen would be dull, think again.

As normalcy begins to come back into our lives, what habits that we adopted during the pandemic are we most likely to continue?

Liesel Sharabi, an assistant professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Com

Everybody loves a good deal.

While celebrating Juneteenth, the new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, the Arizona Diamondbacks will also honor

Friends and family members of a grieving person often will advise them to talk to a counselor, to “keep busy” or engage in some other activity they think will help.

Nonny de la Peña, dubbed the "Godmother of Virtual Reality” by Forbes and the Guardian, is joining Arizona State University to design and lead a new graduate program and center in emerging media an

How we use technology reveals a lot about us, especially in times of crisis.

On July 12, 1995, a days-long heat wave began in Chicago. On July 13, Midway International Airport clocked in at 106 degrees Fahrenheit.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University offers a variety of courses on gender and sexuality as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ)

At her core, Nancy Selover is a storyteller, and she's arguably the biggest evangelist of Arizona weather and its patterns for the past 20 years.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by neurodegeneration in regions of the brain involved in memory and learning.

The North American tour of the smash-hit musical “Mean Girls” will relaunch this November following an

“Hamilton” is launching a national tour in Tempe, kicking off the return to Broadway at ASU Gammage. Pe

Devoney Looser, Regents and Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, has uncovered new informatio

House Democrats pushed through legislation in April

Cynthia Lietz, a President’s Professor of social work who has served as vice dean since 2016, has

In “Pride,” a new FX docuseries currently streaming on Hulu, ASU Associate Professor of film and media studies

Topping the headlines again, Arizona State University Associate Professor Natalie Diaz has been awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for h

For decades, physicians and dieticians have urged people to limit their intake of high-fat foods, citing links to poor health outcomes and some of the leading causes of death in the U.S., such as d

The largest study of its kind has unveiled new insights into how genes are regulated in dementia, including discovering 84 new genes linked to the disease.

Jennifer Weiler, an Arizona State University media arts and sciences postdoctoral alumna and current faculty associate, is releasing a comic book this summer that teaches users how to use cod

Infrastructure — it’s one of those words we think we understand, but it can be a hard concept to wrap our brains around.

Academic entrepreneurs looking to translate their research from the lab to the marketplace often face a daunting challenge: the valley of death.

In her new, intimate memoir, Cindy McCain opens up about her beloved husband, the late Sen.

More than 2.7 million American children are directly affected by the current incarceration of a parent or loved one.

Two recent Arizona State University graduates are on their way to medical school this summer, thanks to the opportunity to earn bachelor’s degrees through ASU Online.

Jonathan Koppell, dean of the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, has been named the next president of Montclair State University, a leading public research university in New J

ASU Polytechnic campus has rolled out the welcome mat for several distinguished — and feathered — guests: four burrowing owls.

While DNA provides the genetic recipe book for biological form and function, it is the job of the body’s proteins to carry out the complex commands dictated by DNA’s genetic code.

Internationally recognized and award-winning dancer, choreographer, educator and performer LaTasha Barnes joins the dance faculty in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Thea

Before opening her Tempe restaurant, 24Carrots Natur

Every new academic year brings new faces to the university.

Families providing round-the-clock care to infirm veterans or military members will have volunteer respite caregivers to help them for another three years, as a federal agency renewed funding for a

A recent survey of the top 1,300 highest-grossing films released in the U.S.

In 1990, the U.S. Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Worldwide people have experienced the effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in collective trauma to our physical and mental safety. Individuals on the front lines, specifically educators an

When Karen Bruhn received the 2012 Arizona State University Faculty Achievement Teaching Award for her work as an honors faculty fellow at Barrett, The Honors College at ASU, she said: “I feel real

Two local artists exploring themes of unity, joy and initiation are exhibiting their work this summer at the

It’s a bright, hot summer day. To cool off, you have the choice of taking shelter under a shade sail, in the shade of a tall building or beneath a leafy tree.

When the COVID-19 pandemic pushed education and thousands of jobs online seemingly overnight, many Arizona State University faculty and students found themselves in uncharted territory.

ASU’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has renamed the annual Alumni Scholar Award for a distinguished member of its faculty who retired this spring.

Associate Professor Grisha Coleman of the ASU Herberger Institute’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering has been named a 2021–22 fellow

As part of Arizona State University’s commitment to developing the concept of digital trust as it pertains to higher education, the University Technology Office has announced the

Along the lower banks of the Salt River, dense thickets of tall, weedlike invasive saltcedar and giant reed threaten native vegetation vital to preserving the biodiversity of one of the few r

The ASU Foundation has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the American Arbitration Association – International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR) Fo

Regents Professor Flavio Marsiglia’s “outstanding contributions to advancing the field of prevention science” throughout a long and distinguished


The competition is over, but the impact will stay with students and the Arizona community. 

While scientists know the discovery of alien life would be a game-changing, interstellar event for humanity, the search to date has been unsuccessful.

Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences recognizes and congratulates its faculty member promotions, as announced by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The School of Molecular Sciences is part of a group awarded a JEDI — Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion — seed grant from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

What can we learn from developing societies around the world about mitigating risk and sharing resources during a disaster?

A team of scientists at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute has successfully achieved a milestone five years in the making — generating the first electrons from their highly innovative c

It’s no coincidence that the exhibit map for “Telephone,” an ambitious project that enlists creators of all kinds to mimic the classic children’s game by “w

Ambiguity is a challenging concept to embrace, but doing so can unlock the creativity and innovation needed to make big changes, according to a design expert from Stanford University.

Australian researchers recently reported a sharp decline in the abundance of coral along the Great Barrier Reef.

“I have lived through the massacre every day. Our country may forget this history, but I cannot. I will not. And other survivors do not. And our descendants do not.”

In the social sciences division of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, students and faculty impact and pioneer solutions to society’s challenges through an underst

This July, Camilla Fojas will join Arizona State University as the new director of the School of Social Transformation.

Infrastructure has always been a target in warfare, according to Mikhail Chester, an associate professor of civil and enviro

More than 220 students will receive bachelor’s degrees this month from

In a first for Arizona, the Novus Innovation Corridor earned LEED-ND Gold certification last month from the U.S. Green Building Council.

More than 40% of college students do not graduate after six years. And, though women are more likely to graduate college than men, they remain underrepresented in STEM and business careers.  

More than 220 students will receive bachelor’s degrees this month from

Compared to the first silicon-based transistors of the 1950s, the extraordinary capabilities of today’s consumer electronics seem like the stuff of science fiction.

In what reads like a piece of advice from a 19th-century version of Marie Kondo, British textile designer William Morris once wrote, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful o

Magda Hinojosa, professor at Arizona State University, has been named the new director for the School of Politics and Global

Less than a mile south of the Loop 101 in northeast Phoenix, on a plot of land that just two years ago was nothing but dirt, a new silhouette that represents the future of health care in Arizona ha

Jeff McClelland was a dedicated and accomplished executive at the time of his death in 2006.

Generation Z have been told throughout their high school and collegiate careers that their technology use would distract them in the workplace.

Three Arizona State University undergraduates have been chosen for the Killam Fellowships Program, an exchange program that will give the students the opportunity to study in Canada during the 2021

Professor Timothy Steimle has enjoyed a productive career at Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences.

In spite of decades of research, cancer remains an enigma. Conventional wisdom holds that cancer is driven by random mutations that create aberrant cells that run amok in the body.  

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University offers courses that nearly every ASU student takes at some point in

Every bookworm in Phoenix knows that one of the best ways to ride out triple-digit temperatures is to chill out indoors with a good summer read.

President Joe Biden’s proposed American Families Plan would spend $1.8 t

Now more than two and half decades into his career, Samuel Ariaratnam has seen only a few of those years go by without an award or other notable

The current prognosis for our world’s coral reefs is bleak. With ever-warming, more polluted and acidic oceans, models predict that 70% to 90% of coral reefs will be lost by 2050.

Ants are renowned in the insect world for their complex social structure and behaviors.

There were some silver linings to the panic and scramble of redirecting an in-person event with hundreds of registrants to an online conference held in March 2020.

Scenic designer Arnel Sancianco joins the School of Music, Dance and Theatre in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts this fall. 

Ziqi Li, an Arizona State University alumnus with a PhD in geography from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

While scientists have amassed considerable knowledge of the rocky planets in our solar system, like Earth and Mars, much less is known about the icy water-rich planets, Neptune and Uranus.

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Tess M.S.

Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences is one of three institutions nationwide selected this year to join the American Chemical Society’s Bridge Program.

An idea popped into Erin Schneiderman’s mind as the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine entered her arm during an early-morning appointment in the State Farm Stadium parking lot.

This week, Nika Gueci, executive director at the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilie

It’s President Joe Biden’s goal to have 70% of all U.S.

Broadening access to higher education. Advancing research that helps people. Taking responsibility for the communities it serves.

Colonial Pipeline Co., which operates 5,500 miles of pipeline that delivers 45% of gas and jet fuel to the East Coast of the U.S., was shut down on May 7 by an organization now identified as the ra

Military spouses often face situations and challenges that most civilians don’t — deployments, long periods of separation and adhering to codes that sometimes can stifle human emotion.

Robert Shuter, an intercultural communication scholar at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication and professor eme

New research from Arizona State University has found that it’s cheaper to build permanent, supportive housing for people who have chronic mental illness than it is to let them become homeless.

Battinto Batts Jr.

What people believe happens after death guides how they think about the Earth and how they behave, including whether they choose to recycle or buy energy-efficient appliances, a new study shows.

Six days after the Colonial Pipeline was attacked by cyberhackers and left millions hanging at the gas pum

Many consumers rarely think about where the food and products they buy come from, nor do they understand how harmful the production of these items can be on people and our environment.

Danko Šipka, professor of Slavic languages and applied linguistics in the

Professors from Arizona State University’s W. P.

Deep within Liberia’s dense rainforests lives one of the most intelligent and threatened species on the planet: the western chimpanzee. 

As businesses and destinations begin to reopen from the pandemic shutdown, consumers will likely see more places going cashless.

A person with a serious mental illness must confront the difficult decision of whether to reveal their disorder in their workplace.

May is Nurses Month, which honors the nation’s registered nurses through celebrations, education and

The modern, industrialized society is not how humans have always lived.

In fact, the last 200 years make up only a tiny portion of human history.

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Arizona! The sunsets. The saguaros. The snakes.

According to the myth of Pandora, even when all the evils of the world were unleashed — hope was protected.

In April 2019, Arizona State University said goodbye

The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University has awarded funding to six new seed grant projects f

Since 2016, Jake Agron has led the Arizona Senate Research Department, which provides nonpartisan, objective research and policy analysis to the elected members of the chamber.

Phoenix-area high school students were virtually transported to rural Kenya to solve a real-world engineering challenge through an Ira A.

The economic outlook for Arizona and the U.S. is promising as the deep recession sparked by the pandemic quickly recedes, according to three Arizona State University experts.

In the late 1980s, University of Connecticut researcher Lawrence E. Armstrong was looking for a way to assess hydration.

The Watts College of Public Service of Community Solutions celebrated in person with nearly 450 graduates May 3 for a part-virtual, part-live spring con

To honor its Class of 2021, the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University staged a truly unique college graduation.

On a recent Friday afternoon in Glendale, Arizona, the quiet stillness that has defined many a college campus this past year was suddenly and joyously pierced by the peal of the Bool Bell, traditio

Down at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus on May 3, more than 30 grads from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts attended an in-person get-together in the breezeway of Santa Cat

Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, called on the Cronkite School’s newest graduates to build their careers based on what inspires them, to be patient with themselves and

As an Asian American interested in conservation and environmental science, still largely white-dominated disciplines in the U.S., Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences Professor

Pollen is widely known both as an incredibly important aspect of creating our ecosystems and as an annoyance to those who suffer from allergies.

After more than a year of working remotely, students in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University were finally able to see some of their fellow graduates and faculty members on We

For many of us, not a day goes by that we aren’t logging into an account for various tasks, entertainment or work. As such, we've all heard stories of failed password protection ...

Photographer and digital montage artist Stephen Marc has been named a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow 

QS World University Rankings has released its list of more than 300 of the top universities in the United States, with Arizona State University moving up nearly 30 spots to No.

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Sam Primack, the 2017 ASU Gammage Rising Star Award recipient and winner of Best Lead Male at the 2017 AS

The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) at Arizona State University has awarded fellowships to eight ASU faculty for the 2021–22 academic year. 

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

Two faculty members from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences were recognized as exceptional mentors by Arizona State University's Faculty Women’s


Successful and rewarding career paths are sometimes discovered rather than planned.

Columbine. Sandy Hook. Orlando. Las Vegas. All tragedies involving gun violence that resulted in multiple civilian fatalities and injuries.

Higher education has myriad equity issues: The gap between “elite universities” and other institutions continues to increase, tuition prices are inaccessible for most and admission requirements are

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"Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." — George Lucas

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers publishes a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University announces the addition of the McCarthy Institute and Executive Director David Franklyn to the co

The subseafloor constitutes one of the largest and most understudied ecosystems on Earth.

You may know someone who has undergone bariatric surgery — an intense medical procedure that reduces the size of a person’s stomach to help with rapid weight loss.

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Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Arizona State University professor and planetary scientist, has been elected to the

A first-generation immigrant, Kenro Kusumi came to the United States when he was 2 years old.

In the intro to her new book, “Blackface,” ASU Regents Professor of English

In a year that has put a glaring spotlight on America's long and troubled history with systemic racism and social injustice, ASU President Michael Crow

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Some things seem to happen without direction. Fish form schools to deter predators and ants form rafts to survive floods.

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Mexico and the U.S. are connected by a constant flow of people, goods and investment across the 1,954-mile border they share and far beyond it.

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Following a rise in xenophobia directed toward Asian Americans at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few months have seen a string of high-profile attacks that increased awareness of

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The English Renaissance ended nearly 400 years ago, yet the people and creative works of that era can tell us a lot about ourselves today.

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Early last year, a committee was assembled with faculty members from all three Arizona public universities to help plan the first statewide American Statistical Association (ASA) DataF

Arizona State University was named a Best Value College for 2021 by The Princeton Review.

Two members of the Arizona State University community are named in the new membership rolls of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced on April 22.

Wireless technology is racing toward ubiquity. Innovative new commercial, scientific and military applications are emerging at an almost unimaginable rate.

Photocatalysts are useful materials, with a myriad of environmental and energy applications, including air purification, water treatment, self-cleaning surfaces, pollution-fighting paints and coati

At the small scale at which molecules exist, everything is in motion.

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Arizona State University remains a national leader in addressing sustainability when it comes to research, outreach and stewardship, according to an annual international publication of university r

A team of scientists, including Arizona State University’s Evgenya Shkolnik and

Sarah Amira de la Garza has been selected to receive the 2021 Gary S.

The Earth’s near-surface environment, known as Earth’s critical zone, supports most life on the planet.

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Members of the Arizona State University community have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment by taking part in Rio Reimagined Earth Day Cleanup Week events both virtual and in per

Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, is the keynote speaker at the third annual National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference, a virtual gathering of professionals h

Amanda Baldeneaux is living proof that a writer can create solid work under the most trying of circumstances.

Daniel E. Rivera, a professor of chemical engineering in the Ira A.

James Herbert Williams plans to keep a full schedule that includes editing two books and traveling to Africa once he concludes his four years as

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

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

Three Arizona State University professors have received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant for $100,000 to create an undergraduate certificate program in artificial int

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Just over a year ago, governments around the world issued stay-at-home orders, significantly changing day-to-day lives in an instant.

No offense to her fellow classmates, but recent ASU grad Jessie Erbe didn’t like the sound of “Class of 2021.”

To her ear, graduating in an even-numbered year landed better.

Autism does not discriminate.

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

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

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

Wrapping up the School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s 2020-2021 virtual performance season for dance is SpringDanceFest, and the lineup is set to move audiences beyond just the physical. 

Municipal parks and youth sports programs are gradually reopening as restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ease.

As reports of anti-Asian hate crimes have escalated across the country in recent months, nearly two dozen students, faculty and staff in the Scho

When the National Football League resumes in August for its 101st campaign, there will be a lot to celebrate.

As everyone has focused on longer and more frequent hand-washing during the pandemic, the availability of safe, clean water has never been more important.

Building on a long-standing partnership, Starbucks and Arizona State University are joining forces to create the ASU-Starbucks Center for the Future of

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has announced that Professor Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of Arizona State University's 

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was voted out of office in 2016, after 24 years as the county’s top cop.

For the 38th time, the W. P.

Across the Phoenix metropolitan area thousands of land parcels lay vacant. 

Arizona State University’s Leadership Academy — a yearlong leadership experience hailed as authentic and perspective-changing by participants — will graduate its eighth cohort in May and pass a mil

Sian Proctor is preparing to launch into space this fall, which makes complete sense.

Some of the best investigative stories are “hiding in plain sight” and buried just beneath the surface, but the details need to be gold-panned from the stream through documents, records and data, a

Arizona State University employs many unsung heroes, like Paul Liddell, who devote their lives and careers not only to research, but to helping others. Liddell, an associate research professional i

In fall 2020, after a renewed cry for social justice in America, Arizona State University President Michael Crow announced the university’s commitment to address social transformation by implementi

Two Arizona State University professors have trained the first crime analysts from nine small Caribbean nations.

Arizona State University researcher Petra Fromme has received the 2021 Christian B. Anfinsen Award.

This spring, the Interplanetary Initiative held a tournament where ASU undergraduate students became citizens of an early Martian community charged wit

Last year, Michael McQuarrie was studying the street medics who supported the George Floyd protest

Modern humans are the world’s apex predator. For tens of thousands of years, deep into the Stone Age, humans hunted and killed the largest animals on land and sea. How?

Arizona State University has announced that it will host and coordinate a new indoor public COVID-19 vaccination site on its Tempe campus at Desert Financial Arena, opening Monday, April 12.

Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will feature influential civil rights and social justice leader Rev. William J.

Engineers and scientists can envision a future of increasingly productive interactions between humans and robots.

Arizona State University’s plans for its new ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles took another step forward with the announcement that the W. P.

When Joanna Grabski took over as director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, she increased enrollment 20%, rebranded it as a globally oriented school for the 21st century, establishe

Sport can be considered one of the most powerful platforms to promote strength, empowerment and inclusion.

Obtaining a college degree is a wonderful achievement and a life-changing event, but parents want more for their children than just landing a well-paying job, Arizona State University President Mic

A partnership between Arizona State University and the Tempe Police Department has yielded a curriculum designed to help officers keep contacts with the public peaceful and productive — and a Team

The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, a national reporting initiative at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won the top collegiate

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and creator of the landmark 1619 Project, wi

Observing its 20th anniversary, NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter, the longest-lived spacecraft at the red planet, has helped locate water ice, find land

Donatella Danielli became the new director of Arizona State Univesity's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences on Jan. 1.

Despite a decade of widespread decline in humanities majors and enrollments at higher educat

This academic year alone, Arizona State University's Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services (SAILS) has served more than 7,000 on-campus and on

George Floyd, the man whose death in police custody launched a thousand protests in 2020, has reignited a critical conversation about systemic racism and social injustice around the world.

The Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University and the

Abba Gumel, Foundation Professor of mathematics in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University, delivered virtually the Ameri

Building a baby lab is no small feat, though its subjects may have some (small feet, that is).

The School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University will celebrate virtually the 2021 annual John P.

COVID-19 has impacted lives across the globe in a variety of ways. Some have lost loved ones, others have lost their jobs or their homes, and many suffered isolation from friends and family.

Thirty years ago, clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay drew attention to similarities between the trauma experienced by Greek warriors, as documented in the epic poem “The Iliad,” and Vietnam vetera

Volunteers from the Phoenix Peace Corps Association and the Arizona State University community came together April 3 to build dozens of portable, digital Sola

Paradise Valley Mall, an icon of northeast Phoenix retail, has shu

Arizona State University, through Skysong Innovations, continues to achieve high rankings in technology transfer metrics.

On March 13, 2020, former President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, thus marking the beginning of the pandemic for many Americans.

According to Abhinav Acharya, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Arizona State University, “a single form of

To cap off its first year as a hub for human rights scholars at Arizona State University, the Global Human Rights Hub will host a virtual global conference, "Human Rights on the Edge: The Future of

For more than 25 years, award-winning political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has advocated for Latino and immigrant rights through his work.

Erin Agius has had a pretty rough year.

Preparing for life after birth can be intimidating, but it’s a comfort to know there are others who have been through it before and can help guide you along the way.

Given the sheer number of incarcerated individuals in the United States — the country with the highest incar

There’s something new this year for Indigenous Culture Week.

It’s the word “Indigenous.”

Samuel Ariaratnam, professor and chair of the construction engineering program in the Del E.

For a second year in row, ASU’s Social Embeddedness Network Conference was held virtually.

In the span of a century, students with autism have gone from being institutionalized in sanitariums to having careers in the STEM field.

Arizona State University has created a new advocacy course focused on human rights that’s being offered by Amnesty International to their staff in the Middle East and Northern Africa who are eager

Arizona State University is on the verge of making "herstory." Soon the university will for the first time have three women in the position of executive vice president.

Sustainability, a concept often thought of in simpler terms of the environment, is really a broader discipline that includes social justice and economic well-being.

Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor to NBC News and MSNBC, will give the keynote address at the spring 2021 convocation of the Walter Cronki

Elizabeth Lightfoot will become the next director of the Arizona State University School of Social Work on July 1,

It was deep into 2020 when John Featherstone had a realization that stopped him in his tracks — there w


Is there anything more experimental than a seed?

Planting something in the ground and seeing what grows there?

On Feb. 18, the Perseverance rover landed on Mars to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to return to Earth.

The newly named Sidney Poitier New American Film School is getting a new director – Dianah Wynter, who has a background in film, theater and television.

The good news, of course, is that more and more Arizonans are receiving COVID-19 vaccines, with tens of thousands getting vaccinated in parking lots at large sports stadiums.

Arizona State University has 14 graduate degree programs ranked in the top 10 nationwide, according to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University continues to maintain its reputation as a premier law school, placing No. 25 overall in U.S.

The internet is open to everyone, and that democratization has a dark side. Disinformation is flourishing and affects everything from elections to public health.

The time for the mercury to begin creeping toward the triple digits in the Valley is nigh.

The International Center for Deep Life Investigation has announced that Arizona State University Assistant Professor 

The din of construction on the northeast corner of Garfield and Fifth streets in downtown Phoenix will soon give way to a flurry of activity as the researchers and entrepreneurs who will inhabit ha

How effective is clicker training? Do field trips reduce stress in shelter dogs?

Friends, colleagues and family members describe Daniel Jankowski as having been one of those unforgettable figures who, as the expression goes, “had quite a reputation.”

Adrienne Fairwell, a proven media leader with years of communications and public television experience, has been named general manager of Arizona PBS at Arizona Sta

Editor’s note: This story was developed in partnership with TGen and written by Steve Yozwiak, senior science writer at TGen. 

In order to develop more effective drugs against a range of cancers, researchers have been investigating the molecular structure of many disease-linked enzymes in the body.

While guidelines from the World Health Organization call for frequent handwashing, physical distancing and proper sanitation to limit the spread of COVID-19, a recent analysis shows how water

Posting on Facebook doesn’t really accomplish much in the way of change. Lobbying politicians is a long haul. And laws change slowly.

“At least the play was good,” Mrs. Lincoln never said.

“I've always wanted to visit Europe,” said no one on D-Day.

“We get to swim!” said nobody on the Titanic.

Twenty-three music and dance faculty, students and alumni in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre are featured performers at the international Walled City Music Festival’s

Dean Baquet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is the first Black executive editor to lead both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, emphasized the importance of deep and open-minded

The Financial Times released its 2021 list of the best online MBA programs, and Arizona State University’s W. P.

Every day the ASU Sun Devil Fitness Center COVID-19 vaccination site inoculates hundreds of people thanks to the work of volunteers from the ASU community.

Picture it: The year is 2025 and Arizona State University is the leading Fifth Wave University, seamlessly blending culture and innovation through research, teaching and learning.

Scientists from Arizona State University, who are a part of the Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog (SUBSEA) program, have pioneered a new approach to the scientific

Nearly 2 million people experience a traumatic brain injury in the United States every year. Just as each person is different, their injuries present in different ways.

Newsrooms would do well to embrace workplace issues surrounding LGBTQ rights, personal identity and creating more gender inclusive content because it leads to more accurate and nuanced coverage as

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School became its own entity in fall 2020.

The fight against food insecurity has grown in importance over the past decade, as a growing number of underserved communities are living in food deserts —  areas that have limited access to food t

Alexa — Amazon’s voice-activated smart assistant — has quickly risen in popularity as a household name for individuals and families across the world. 

Specialization has long been one of the primary allures of a college education.

C. (Charles) Austen Angell took what was ubiquitous and made it appear exotic.

The story of the Golden Buddha is one that not many know, but those who do aren’t likely to forget.

Through her extensive work in public education, Anna Cichopek-Gajraj exemplifies the dedication to community health embedded in Arizona State U

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a globally disruptive force to our human systems for over a year. 

Those who work with young people in the child welfare system occasionally will look up from that work and glance at the calendar, which reminds them that one day, every one of these children must l

When rain began falling in northern Georgia on Sept. 15, 2009, little did Atlantans know that they would bear witness to epic flooding throughout the city.

Arizona State University Associate Professor Gary Moore and his research team seek to understand and advance the science of molecular materials for applications in transducing solar energy.

American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) Executive Director Traci Morris (Chickasaw Nation) is one of 25

In 2017, the first interstellar object from beyond our solar system was discovered via the Pan-STARRS astronomical observatory in Hawaii.

It’s been said that the eyes are the window into the soul. And sometime in the very near future, they may possibly be the window into your personal identification.

The Project on Ethics in Political Communication at The George Washington University and the Center for the

“Disruptive innovation,” a term coined by Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen in 1995, describes the process by which

This year, the Arizona State University Department of Psychology is getting creative with their participation in Sun Devil Giving Day.

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Editor's note: In recognition of Women’s History Month, ASU is highlighting inspiring women and their stories.

The past year has brought on challenging new circumstances and called attention to existing social injustices.

We now know what the wind on Mars actually sounds like — to a robot’s “ears” a

One of the world’s foremost experts in paleoanthropology, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, known for major fossil discoveries in the African Rift Valley and extensive scholarship in human origins science,

In a year when performing artists’ careers are at a standstill, Ji Yeon Kim, who goes by Jiji, is finding ways to keep her creativity alive and

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

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

Over the past year, Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research Health

The ASU Interplanetary Initiative has announced their partnership with Slate

The no-appointment Devils’ drop-off service — the latest in Arizona State University's free, saliva-based COVID-19 testing — makes it

In 2020, Arizona State University's Frank Rhodes Lecture Series was redesigned to strengthen its strategy — questioning the status quo of higher education by b

State capitalism is on the rise, and those who defend a greater presence of the government in our economy are quick to point out botches by the private sector, such as the recent 

The Local spring series will feature artists from the community as they perform live on the ASU Gammage stage.

According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control, more than 5 million adults i

The Arizona State University community will come together March 18 for the annual Sun Devil Giving Day, a universitywide day of giving that has an extraordinary impact on causes at ASU. 

Arizona State University has been honored with the Slack in Education Award, as part of Slack’s first-ever Spotlight A

Double-masking, or wearing one mask over another, has been the subject of much recent media attention.

One year ago, the looming COVID-19 pandemic cut short Major League Baseball's spring training.

Bold. Inspirational. Fearless.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stressor for America’s health care system.

Early in February, small live events with the School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates in dance took place at Arizona State University’s Margaret Gisolo Dance The

Artificial intelligence is a "world-altering" technology that represents “the most powerful tools in generations for expanding knowledge, increasing prosperity and enriching the human experience” a

Arizona State University Assistant Professor Kerry Geiler-Samerotte was recently named a recipient of the

This fall, Arizona State University’s Department of English and Arizona Center f

Astronauts face many challenges to their health, due to the exceptional conditions of spaceflight.

The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, reached Mars’ orbit on Feb. 9, 2021.

Members of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) elected Arizona State University criminal justice and sociology Professor Anthony Pegue

The Giant Magellan Telescope has announced fabrication of the sixth of seven of the world’s largest monolithic telescope mirrors.

Women around the world are realizing there is strength in numbers when they have shared challenges.

Deborah Helitzer got an early start thinking about health, fascinated from a very young age by why some people became ill while others stayed well. 

Arizona State University’s Institute for Humanities Research has announced Black feminist scholar and activist adrienne maree brown as the 2021 IHR Distinguished

The coronavirus pandemic, social unrest and economic turbulence defined 2020. The past year has also changed the entertainment industry dramatically — and perhaps permanently.

March 8 is International Women's Day, a time to champion gender equity and female empowerment around the globe and to ask ourselves what we can

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

Arizona State University has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Kordower as the founding director of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative

Inventing critical devices that monitor health, unraveling the secrets of potentially game-changing proteins, building connections with clinical partners and nurturing the future STEM workforce — t

K–12 students will have the opportunity to experience three incredible performance groups this semester as part of

Arizona State University’s commitment to the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves is embedded in its charter.

Outbreaks of E. coli and other sources of food contamination are frustratingly common.

Promising new research shows aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer’s dementia. 

It has been nearly a decade since Louise Erdrich’s novel “The Round House” first told the story of Joe Coutts, a 13-year-old boy living on an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota who takes it upon hi

After one of the most tumultuous years – politically, socially and economically – in recent history, many Americans are finding themselves in a state of disenchantment.

In May 1968, 14-year-old Michael Polt arrived at New York Harbor via passenger ship after emigrating from Austria with his mother, sister and stepfather.

With decades of experience in diplomacy, negotiations, national security and leadership, retired U.S. State Department Ambassador Edward O’Donnell, retired Lt. Gen.

Arizona State University Associate Professor and Developmental Psychology Area Head Leah Doane was recently selected by the ASU Graduate

Can lunar exploration be peaceful?

It’s a subject worthy of being hashed out, a panel of experts thinks.


Emeritus Professor of history Peter James Iverson, 76, died on Feb.

Unlike countries with parliamentary systems, where governing with pluralities rather than majorities is the norm, the United States has only two major parties, meaning usually one or the other is i

Arizona State University’s Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy has a bevy of job titles and picked up a new one in February.

In a battle between a boar and a bobcat, who would win? What about between a group of Neandertals and a giant short-faced bear?

Arizona State University's School of Human Evolution and Social Change marked World Anthropology Day earlier this month, hosting a celebration on social media and a virtual movie night. 

It’s the year 1500. A buyer and a seller are haggling in the massive Aztec marketplace of Tlatelolco, over chiles, cacao beans or copal incense perhaps. It’s getting heated.

In the last 60,000 years, humans have emerged as an ecologically dominant species and have successfully colonized every terrestrial habitat.

A professor in ASU's School of International Letters and Cultures was recently awarded a prestigio

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is offering a new online degree program for future students —

Anybody who has had the opportunity to hear Michael Eric Dyson speak will tell you how powerful an experience it can be.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and a leading voice in the national conversation on racial justice and police reform said he has no problem being called an activist as long as he is

About 45 million people have now received one or both doses of a coronavirus vaccine in the U.S., according to

In her novels, award-winning author and Arizona State University Professor Jewell Parker Rhodes often combines he

Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company chose W. P.

Two Arizona State University research centers — the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center and the Center for Applied Behav

Tracing back a ghostly particle from a star-shredding supermassive black hole, scientists have uncovered a gigantic cosmic particle accelerator.

Despite the fact that conversations on race relations are more common today, many parents, guardians and educators from all races still feel uncomfortable having these talks with young children.

When Arizona State University’s film school was named after the legendar

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a broad term. It includes the techniques of machine learning and deep learning through which computers mimic the operation of the human brain.

United States Air Force Capt. Kyle McKelvey was injured severely in 2014, nearly ending his military career. The injury motivated him to explore other career options.

There is a pandemic. State and federal authorities clash over the timing, policies and efforts to check its spread. Hot spots arise in cities and states with lesser restrictions.

Ancient alchemists dreamed of transforming base materials like lead into gold and other valuable commodities.

2020 was a year of upheaval that brought attention to a wide range of areas in social injustice and inequity, from the Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ movements to inequities in access to health care

Sometimes, when you’re stretched to the limit and you think you can’t go on, all it takes to bring you back to a state of equilibrium is a calming voice — and a little poetry.

Under the worst climate change scenarios, American cities, beginning with Miami, are already experiencing rising

A woman’s body shape — not only the amount of fat — is what drives stigma associated with overweight and obesity, according to a new study.

When Arizona State University first was named host of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, the world’s largest general sc

Almost a year off the stage and behind monitor screens, the theater program in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre continues to find new ways to produce and share their wo

Lots of people are eager to help feed hungry people, but obstacles like money, time and distance can overcome goodwill and generosity.

The Centers for Disease Control originally identified COVID-19’s first arrival in the United States as

The humanities encompass everything from history, literature and creative writing to film and media, language and culture, philosophy, linguistics and religion.

On April 22, four ASU graduate professors will be awarded the Graduate College’s Outstanding Faculty Mento

Researchers at Arizona State University's Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, along with colleagues at Arizona’s two other state universities and Mayo C

The Phoenix metro area is teeming with life going in and out of air-conditioned buildings, up and down paved roads and around a city that goes on for miles with lights when one flies over.

When it comes to the health outcomes of populations, social determinants can make or break them.

Arizona State University is one of only 10 universities that are top producers for both Fulbright Scholar awards for faculty and Fulbright U.S. Student award recipients.

Pedro Gomez, an Arizona-based reporter for ESPN who was a frequent presence at the Walter

A new mineral has been named for Arizona State University Emeritus Regents Professor Carleton Moore, the founding director of ASU’s

When most of us think of accounting, we think of numbers and math.

Researchers at the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology (BSCEB) and their colleagues have bee

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University has awarded a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) seed grant to the

As with many complex maladies, a deep understanding of Alzheimer’s disease has been elusive for the simple reason that a v

The Center for Services Leadership at Arizona State University is launching a new fully online and live interactive program to address organizations’ need to adapt, renew and upgrade their service

Proteins are one of the major building blocks of life, and they carry out many chemical reactions related to life. This includes how the body interacts with disease-causing agents.

When it comes to American history, ASU Foundation Professor Lois Brown believes no story is too small to tell.

For two days in January, more than 270 educators and education experts from around the country gathered virtually at the invitation of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to address a big questi

Last month, the world watched as the U.S. Capitol was stormed by rioters seeking to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

Matei Georgescu, associate professor in Arizona State University’s School of Geo

Arizona State University announced Feb. 11 the new name and website of a universitywide center that will create tools to end the nation’s rising social, political and economic inequality.

Arizona State University’s charter highlights a commitment to the well-being of communities, and that promise extends around the world.

It’s the night of Sept. 13, 1923. Ten men are deep in the Grand Canyon. Their expedition — to map the river corridor — marks the end of the era of exploration in the canyon.

Legacy Corps, a national organization based at Arizona State University that provides caregiver support services for veterans and military families, has welcomed Phoenix-based

When the COVID-19 pandemic canceled in-person gatherings indefinitely, it became clear to the faculty at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School o

Romance can be part of the college social experience, and it has looked very different this year.

Louise Erdrich’s 14th novel “The Round House” opens with an image of creeping tree roots threatening the foundation of a family home on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota.

When the call went out in late January for volunteers to help with Arizona State University's COVID-19 vaccination effort, students at the College of Health Solutions jumped at the chance, filling

As Maricopa County braces itself for the wave of evictions expected to follow an ever-changing moratorium deadline, researchers at Arizona State University's Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

Almost all metals and alloys eventually corrode. For common things such as cars and metal gates, corrosion is just part of normal wear and tear.

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will land on Mars Feb. 18, 2021.

Hackers were able to remotely access the water treatment plant in the small town of Oldsmar, Florida, la

By analyzing the occurrences of exposed dusty ice on Mars using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, ASU pl

The Arizona State University School of Life Sciences was recently awarded Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) seed grants from

Cycling '74, the company behind the visual programming language that ASU digital culture students use, has endorsed alum Andrew Robinson as a certified trainer. 

After the 2020 pandemic fades into the rearview mirror, what will be remembered — after COVID-19 itself — will be the shortages.

In the early 1970s, Steve Graham was a long-haired free-spirit hitchhiking across America, trying to find himself.

With vaccinations to fight coronavirus on the rise, questions are beginning to pop up.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is partnering with the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communicatio

COVID-19 has imposed a heavy toll on the entire United States, but the pandemic has been particularly brutal among Indigenous communities.

Shon Quannie, an influential leader in the design community throughout the Southwest thanks to his practice, teaching and advocacy,

More sustainable transit in the cities of the future. Improving water security via forest restoration. Expanding education in energy and STEM.

Book authorship among tenured faculty members is a regular byproduct of their research and scholarship.

A new process for inserting synthetic gene circuits into host cells, developed by a team of bioengineers at Arizona State University, has broad implications for improving the effectiveness of a ran

A new Arizona State University study shows the dismal record of hiring Black head coaches in the NFL — a league in which three-quarters of the players are Black.

For decades, space and ground telescopes have provided us with spectacular images of galaxies.

In a time when issues of religion, ethics and science are often challenged inside and outside the academic world, a new conference put on by five academic units at Arizona State University is

In the recent opinion article "ASU’s diversity training need

There is a line in “Northanger Abbey,” Jane Austen’s satirical coming-of-age novel, that Devoney Looser thinks of often, whenever she is

Building on nearly two decades of unparalleled advancement, Arizona State University moved up to sixth out of 759 universities in the nation for total research expenditures among univers

Humans are unusual because we cooperate with each other in ways that other animals do not.

The open ocean is a harsh place for newborn fishes.

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University has an international reputation as an outstanding center for research

The Black Lives Matter movement started way before 2020, but last year forced many to see the reality of racism in all its shapes.

Ferran Garcia-Pichel wasn’t sure he wanted to be a scientist.

A documentary produced by students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication about a disturbing rise in youth suicide in Arizona is on track to reach

Sarah Lindstrom Johnson, an associate professor from ASU’s School of Social and Family Dynamics, works in partnership with youth serving organizations to support development and improve the environ

Art Ciocca and his wife, Carlyse, are passionate about entrepreneurship and education.

The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, is scheduled to reach Mars’ orbit on Feb.

William Rhoden, an award-winning national sports writer and visiting professional at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journ

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership is the recipient of an exciting new award from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation and the establishment of the Thomas W.

In 2020, the world faced a severe rise in disinformation and misinformation.

Join Arizona State University’s Black African Coalition and Undergraduate Student Government leaders for an incredible evening of conversation with Angela Davis on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Issues of social inequality, racism and economic disparity remain at the forefront of the most serious challenges facing America.

With the goal of vaccinating 3.5 million Arizonans by July 1, the state opened its second COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site Monday at Arizona State University’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

A dispiriting job on Wall Street led Ayanna Thompson to the realization that she wanted to change the world more than she wanted a big

After a tumultuous four years and a presidential election that rendered voters divided, journalists must work harder to regain the public’s trust by relying more on accurate and solutions-oriented

When ASU Assistant Professor of design Danielle Foushee was being treated for cancer at a hospital in Seattle, it was the art pieces positioned

Colleges and universities are vital for driving local economies for many U.S. cities.

Arizona State University associate professors of history Anna Holian and

When Americans think of the Great Migration, that period of time from the early 1900s through the 1970s when 6 million African Americans moved from the southern U.S.

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University granted a fellowship to 

More than 6 million children in the United States have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Arizona State University will host this year’s American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, the world’s largest general scientific ga


Censorship. Denying free speech. Fomenting an insurrection. Deplatforming.

The pandemic has upended our daily lives and put millions of people out of work, emphasizing how much uncertainty exists when it comes to planning of any sort.

The world’s coral reefs are at risk.

To save them, we’ve got to see them — clearly, and in the “big picture.”

For most teens, the break between semesters is a relaxed time of unstructured adventure. Driving around with friends. Meeting at the mall. Lounging by the pool. 

In 2017, the Salt River Project utilities company announced it would be closing the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant located on the Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona, for good.

Crime and Justice News, a daily digest of original reporting of criminal justice news and an aggregated summary of such news from media reports, government agencies and interest groups, is now base

There is growing evidence that the environment can play an important role in mental health, yet research into the effects of environmental stressors rarely focuses on behavioral and mental health o

Science is society’s best method for understanding the world.

Recent headlines involving antitrust law have focused on government investigations into “big tech” companies, like Facebook and Google.

Early in his career, Anthony Fauci treated patients with AIDS before the disease had a name.

Information on navigating the complex tribal e‑commerce environment via sovereignty and entrepreneurial diversification will be shared with tribes and tribal entrepreneurs at "Wiring the Rez: Innov

Boiling acid and sapphire crystals sound like the makings of mythological magic.

An endowment from the family of Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions Dean Jonathan Koppell honors the memory

Donors gave about $70 million over the past 10 years to expand Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions’ programs, support its students, i

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine recently assembled an ad hoc committee that will conduct a consensus study on the causes and consequences of the opportunity gap for youn

This January, Amanda Gorman’s stirring words at President Biden’s inauguration celebration ignited a love for poetry many Americans didn’t even know they had.

Dementia research. Coronavirus testing. Revitalizing communities. Giving more students access to education through scholarships.

The actual world of economic competition does not match the model of perfect competition that is the starting point for most economic analysis. Today, that is hardly a brash statement.

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) online graduate degree program at Arizona State University continues for a seventh year as one of the nation

NASA has announced funding nine new proposals for the next phase of its Science Activation (SciAct) program, a community based approach to connect NASA science with learners of all ages. These new

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A number of factors contributed to the Jan.

What was the first robot you ever encountered?

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

Robotics may be the strangest of the hard sciences. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jose E. Náñez Sr.

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

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

What do education and smart-region design have in common?

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

On Jan. 7, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University hosted a virtual screening and discussion of "Picture of a Scientist" — a documentary film that chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for female scientists.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“It’s a start.”

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

Cities were changing before the pandemic.

Stacy L.

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

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

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

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

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

Beneficial molecules are everywhere in nature.

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

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

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