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May

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

On April 23 at 9:09 p.m.

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

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One in four adults in the U.S.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

“Eat healthier and exercise more.”

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

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

Nancy C.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

What can little old you do about all of that?

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.

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

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

At-home DNA test kits are exploding in popularity.

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.

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

An arrest in the decades-old Golden State Killer

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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 

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

February

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

“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.

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

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

Last chance.

The words jumped off the page.

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.

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

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

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?”

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).

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

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

Last year, the New York Times

Michelle Memran met playwright Maria Irene Fornes two decades ago.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

The U.S.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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

Investigative journalism is enjoying a new golden era thanks to new technologies, cutting-edge reporting techniques and expanding opportunities to hold powerful people accountable.

Fitness goals are typically at the forefront of New Year’s resolutions for many Americans.

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

Community-based care is ASU nursing Professor Gerri Lamb’s jam.

Arizona State University’s Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda and Assistant Professor Matthias Heyden, both of the School of Molecular Sciences, and Associate Professor Sara Vaiana of the Department of P

Knowing who needs to be where, on what day and at what time. Buying a bigger pair of pants before a child outgrows what is currently hanging in the closet.

Talking, listening and connecting: They’re the three pillars of Arizona State University’s Project Humanities, and there were plenty of each to be fo

Researchers from Arizona State University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina have developed an intelligent system for “tuning” powered prosthetic knees, all

Arizona State University’s Biodesign C building was recently awarded as the national Best of the Best Project in the Higher Education/Research category by ENR (Engineering News Record), a publicati

Various studies estimate how long it takes for health research to go from the lab out into the world where it can do some good, with findings ranging anywhere from 10 to 17 years.

On a February morning in 1998, tragedy struck the Bailey family and Arizona State University.

A Mars-orbiting camera designed and controlled at Arizona State University is the key ingredient in a project that will place a giant map of Mars on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Where can you experience 23 hours and 45 minutes of light in one day?

Where can you hear a constant chorus of the snap, crackle and pop of glaciers?

Arizona State University Professor Neal A.

People who are severely injured in the upper extremities may experience nerve damage that impairs motor function from shoulder to hand.

Mark Searle, Arizona State University’s executive vice president and university provost, has announced that Sukhwant Jhaj will join the ASU leadership team as vice provost for academic innovation a

For many years, there existed among scholars of the medieval and Renaissance periods the old chestnut that those were the times before the concept of race existed.

The

The online undergraduate program at Arizona State University has been ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, earning a score of 98 out of 100.

Fluvial landscapes and the availability of water are of paramount importance for human safety and socioeconomic growth.

In 1982, after Melbourne man Graham Carrick had experienced 17 years of silence, the device implanted in his inner ear was switched on and sound miraculously flooded in.

When we think about robots, it’s usually in the context of their relationships with humans.

For this installment of ASU Now’s "culture of pursuit" series, we interview Sarra Tekola, recent awardee of the highly competitive and distinguished Ford Foundation Fellowship. 

After a busy fallthe 

Legionnaires’ disease, one of the deadliest waterborne diseases in the United States, is on the rise.  

One of the most important large-scale artworks in the world sits in the desert of northern Arizona, where artist James Turrell has spent decades shaping the landscape into an immersive observatory.

Two million children in the United States have parents in jail or prison. The consequences can be substantial.

Oxygen is at the center of everything.

In his poem “Song of Myself,” Walt Whitman wrote: “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”

The presidents of Arizona’s three state universities are hoping that the upcoming legislative session is when lawmakers will finally consider the “50/50” funding model they’ve been promoting for se

Everyone can be an explorer — that’s the goal of Arizona State University’s NASA-funded digital teaching network, “Infiniscope.” This project is beginning its

Guitarist Jiyeon “Jiji” Kim, assistant professor in the ASU School of Music, performed the world premiere of the first guitar concerto featuring both solo

Imagine you operate an amusement park and you want to ensure your park is

Internationally acclaimed honey bee geneticist Robert E.

Everyone wants their boss to be smart, kind and caring — but new research by an Arizona State University professor theorizes that a CEO should not be too compassionate, especially during a crisis.

As the second leading cause of death worldwide, cancer is a focal point in both clinical research and health care fields, but n

Pull carbon out of the air, make money from it and save the human race.

Most of us think of cybersecurity and biology

If a scientific finding cannot be replicated, can it be true?

Postpartum bleeding is the world’s leading cause of death for women during and after childbirth, and the third-leading cause in

Combining the artistic space of a traditional residency with the teaching and professionalization of an academic fellowship, the Virginia G.

Health care will continue to be in the national spotlight in 2019, as uncertainty lingers about the future of the Affordable Care Act.

A new donation to the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will establish two research chairs and expand career services for students.

The work of ASU archaeologists has been in the spotlight thanks to the Phoenix Art Museum’s current exhibition "Teotihuacan: City of Water, Ci

For Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama, his love of science began in childhood. Curious to know what made a mechanical watch tick, he took it apart and put it back together again.

From an early age, Nick Stephanopoulos was curious about the world around him.

In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Institute explore a safe and simple treatment for one of the most devastating and perplexing afflictions: Alzheimer’s disease.

A prominent British biographer, broadcaster, eco-critic and Shakespearean is visiting Arizona State University this spring to elevate further the university’s already top-ranked humanities research

Arizona State University is pleased to announce the permanent establishment of the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, furthering the institution’s efforts to become a global le

Nature has made extravagant use of a simple molecule — DNA, the floor plan of all earthly life.

The World Health Organization estimates roughly 47 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia. By 2050, that number is expected to almost triple.

Arizona State University, named the most innovative school in the nation by U.S.

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Arizona State University's Tempe campus, the Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory analyzes samples from across the globe — such as plants, bones, dirt, textiles and

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Expanding the perception and practice of mindfulness are some of the key elements that will be incorporated into the second annual conference from Arizona State University’s

The expectation of constant availability due to our 21st-century, technology-driven lifestyles can be exhausting.

Arizona State University sustainability scientists Rimjhim Aggarwal and

Music or a painting that catches your breath and makes you see the world in a new way.

Arizona State University Assistant Professor Tiffany Bao won best paper for her collaborative research on cyberwarfare at the NSA’s sixth annual

Jane Jackson was the first woman to receive her PhD in physics at Arizona State University. This month she celebrates 25 years working with ASU.

Poachers are still making headlines as the demand for rhinos, elephants, tigers and other endangered animals remains strong.

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Barbara McConnell Barrett dreamed about Arizona since her father traveled West during the Depression as a cowboy.