When should you gossip about lies and when should you gossip about the truth?
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the fall 2022 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.
The new Center for American Institutions, housed in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University an
One man wants to know how his cousin died while escaping the political tyranny that overwhelmed his homeland.
As society progresses, hopefully, so too does the workplace.
During his 44 years at The Washington Post, Leonard Downie Jr. investigated and led coverage of some of the most significant events o
Collaboration is the key to shaping the future health care workforce, said health leaders at a recent panel discussion.
Phoenix Suns franchise owner Robert Sarver announced Wednesday that he’s starting the process of selling the team (as well as the Phoenix Mercury) after the results of a NBA-led investigation into
The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University welcomes five new faculty members, beginning this fall.
Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series examining water in the Southwest in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Colorado River Compact.
Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman is fascinated by weather.
Arizona State University has announced the appointment of Dr.
Arizona State University Professor Micha Espinosa has been named the 2022 recipient of the Professor Alberto Río
Today's students increasingly demand engaged scholarship — curricula and research opportunities directly relevant to addressing climate change, misinformation, widespread social unrest and other su
Mathew Sandoval, Honors Faculty Fellow in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, recently was awarded a Faculty Fel
Derek Parra’s eating plan was fairly simple. Whatever his mom, Miriam, put on the plate, he would eat — sometimes up to four portions.
The Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium Conference, which brings together some of the nation’s top scientists and physicians to disc
The bacteria that reside in the human gut, otherwise known as “the gut microbiome,” are known to play both beneficial and harmful roles in human health.
A new study urges that state and federal regulators need to take a closer look at the health and safety risks of the growing medicinal and recreational cannabis market.
If you apply enough heat to a material, at some point, most things melt, just like ice cream on a hot summer day.
The war in Ukraine, the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan and the future of cybersecurity were among the topics discussed at Tuesday’s Future Security Forum, presented by New America and the McCain Ins
Paul Espinosa is an accomplished filmmaker. His eight Emmy Awards speak to his talent.
On Aug. 25, Arizona State University's Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation held a launch event at the ASU California Center.
In the world of Alexandra Navrotsky, it’s all about materials.
This summer, the sweltering heat that swept across Europe contributed to thousands of deaths.
A new school dedicated to the study of the ocean and its ecosystems, and it is based in the desert?
When Liz Lerman visited an art exhibition in the Scottish National Gallery titled “Witches and Wicked Bodies,” a display of prints and art depicting witches over the course of 500 years, she was st
An Arizona State University program designed to help alumni of the foster care system overcome obstacles to succeed in higher education and a criminal justice course that includes students from ASU
The intersection of Diné, or Navajo, culture and engineering design is where Shawn Jordan’s research lies.
Arizona State University has already done a lot of work to attract and support Hispanic students — as evidenced by its designation this year as a Hispanic-Serving Institution — but more needs to be
Our sun is surrounded by multi-million-degree plasma called the corona, beautifully visible during a total
This fall, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will host a collection of inspiring and high-impact even
You don’t know what you don’t know. And when it comes to the field of neuroscience, Heather Bimonte-Nelson is determined to change that.
Twenty-two new faculty members are joining the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University for the 2022–23 academic year, bringing an infusion of new talent, energy and ideas.
In an always-evolving digital age, it is crucial to find ways to secure user data and protect online privacy.
For the eighth year in a row, Arizona State University is No. 1 in innovation in the newly released annual Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
The newest U.S. News & World Report rankings are out, and the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University kept its No.
The housing crisis in Arizona can be defined in many ways. Let’s start with a few numbers:
Virtual reality, or VR, has been a topic that has fascinated the public for years.
It has been nearly 100 years since the U.S. foreign service was created through the Rogers Act, which fundamentally reformed America's foreign services in the years following World War I.
As part of ASU's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, ASU Wind Bands launches their 2022–23 season on Sept.
Arizona State University’s Music Theatre and Opera 2022–23 season is filled with full-scale productions after two years of smaller productions due to COVID-19.
One of the most serious threats to wildlife biodiversity, in addition to the climate crisis, is the illegal killing and trafficking of animals and plants.
Arizona State University rose three spots to No. 8 for U.S. utility patents issued to universities worldwide in 2021, continuing to help drive American technological evolution and success.
For Arizona State University’s PhD recent graduate Julie Bethany Rakes, it all started
Editor's note: This story is being published in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 4–10.
Arizona State University’s College of Global Futures has added to its ranks with a variety of experts who will help drive its vision for a vibr
The steel gray muzzle of a military police officer’s machine gun pointed at her mother’s head as Nicole Anderson, then age 11, and her two sisters,
One year ago, Arizona State University’s Health Futures Center
Years before he first set foot on campus this summer, Jesse Mendes was quite familiar with the acronym "ASU."
Not the ASU that Sun Devils know. One he created.
Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University has named María Teresa Kumar, founding CEO of Voto Latino and Voto Latino Foundation and an Emmy-nominated on-air analyst
Active-duty suicides are trending upward in all branches of the military, especially among women, and the U.S. secretary of defense wants to know why.
In 2010, the United States Department of the Air Force looked to Arizona State University archaeologists to help preserve historical information about the cultural resources found on the lands thei
As groups across the political spectrum present competing narratives about the American founding and America’s political ideals from 1776, how can Americans sift through the opposing claims a
“High-caliber scholarship,” “exemplary” and “bold” were words used by members of the Don D.
With the start of the new school year, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, an academic unit of The College of Liber
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University has a full roster of new leaders, and they’re eager to welcome students.
In "The Duet Project," movement-based interdisciplinary artist Eiko Otake r
The news is everywhere.
On your cellphone.
On your Twitter account, Facebook feed and other social media accounts.
On TV, the radio and in newspapers.
Arizona State University’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) is pleased to welcome new faculty head for
When Barry Goldwater passed away in 1998, the five-term U.S. senator from Arizona and former presidential candidate left some mighty big shoes to fill.
The team from Arizona State University's Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CAIPER) was reco
This fall, Kenicia Wright joins Arizona State University as a new assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS).
State and federal leaders, led by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and U.S. Sen.
The recent launch of the Center of Muslim Experience in the United States (CME-US) at Arizona State Univerity reflects a pioneerin
Steel rusts by water and air on the Earth’s surface. But what about deep inside the Earth’s interior?
Mass spectrometry is an essential scientific tool that can be used to measure the mass-to-charge ratio of ions of proteins and other biomolecules.
A special celebration Thursday night honored the 20th anniversary of Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow’s leadership with touching moments, humor — and a new title.
Heather “Digger” Feeney will be joining the faculty of the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University as clinical associate professor of technical direction.
Crossing the border between Mexico and the United States is a perilous journey — one that frequently proves fatal.
College deans are administrators by definition, but they are educators first, who earlier in their careers decided to pivot into academic leadership.
The new Media and Immersive eXperience Center in downtown Mesa — which opened its doors to students th
A team of planetary scientists, including Arizona State University Associate Professor Michael Line, have detected carbon dioxide in the atmosph
Imagine if the Amazon River had legal representation. Or if the Colorado River had a bill of rights. Or if an ecosystem was granted personhood.
Arizona State University has been named one of America’s Best Employers By State for 2022 by Forbes.
The immune system has evolved to safeguard the body from a wildly diverse range of potential threats.
A system of personalized medicine could be one way to identify and possibly treat the people who are most at risk for heat-related death, according to a College of He
Nearly 75% of Americans are religious, but this number has been
On the surface, Matt McCarthy might be dismissed as merely an “oddball professor.”
Starting this fall, students and researchers visiting ASU Library’s Labriola National American Indian Data Center at Fletc
Somewhere in between residence hall move-ins and a curbside college send-off, complete with care package handoffs and misty-eyed side-hugs, dozens of new Sun Devils embraced a maroon-and-golden opp
Technology offers new ways to enhance how we learn, work and live, and in keeping with Arizona State University’s philosophy of expanding opportunities with tech, faculty across the university are
As she grew up in Yugoslavia, Tijana Rajh knew men were OK with her becoming a scientist – as long as she understood there were limits to what she could accomplish.
Need hearing aids? You’ll no longer be required to get a prescription from an audiologist.
Amy Hillman, professor and former dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, was named the new president of th
The Health Talks webinar series from the College of Health Solutions resumes Aug. 25, with the timely topic “Heat and Health: How to Help Vulnerable Populations.”
Dyadic communication. Synaptogenesis. Repetitive behavior modification.
Digital learning and economic advancement are inextricably linked.
Up to $50,000 in seed investments is available for faculty who recently started a company to commercialize Arizona State University-owned inventions during the fourth annual Skysong Innovations Sta
This fall, Anna Meyerrose joins Arizona State University as a new assistant professor in the
You’ve switched to metal straws and reusable water bottles. You bike to work and use reusable grocery bags.
A new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is allowing the Emerging Minds Lab, directed by Arizoan State
As cryptocurrency continues to gain popularity for individuals looking to diversify their investment portfolios, it is also gaining traction as new way for people to give back.
A great teacher leaves a lasting impact on his or her students. Marilyn Schmidlin was one of those teachers, impacting countless lives across the Valley.
Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, based on ASU's West campus, is home to over
When she first started at Arizona State University, Lezxandra Saguid's passion was music therapy.
New research shows female Kinda baboons who have strong social connections with other female and male baboons, or are more dominant, have babies who become independent faster than others.
Imagine being able to know if you're sleep deprived just by blowing into a device.
This year, Arizona State University will participate in Black Philanthropy Month.
Loretta LeMaster is dedicated to scholarship that pushes for social change and promotes justice and inclusion.
In military operations and other communications channels of a sensitive nature, stovepiping is a structure that keeps the flow of information within a specific organization.
Looking for a map but can’t make it to the library? Look no further than your PC or smartphone.
Twenty-five new faculty members begin work this month at the four schools of ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, the largest transdisciplinary school in the humanities at Arizona State University, is welcoming new faculty members to their ro
Amber Wutich has researched water for decades, especially how humans handle shortages and unpredictable water situations.
Ceremonies and rituals are more than inspiring speeches, bright decorations and rousing music. They stir special emotions that come from milestones celebrated meaningfully and well.
Bipartisan congressional approval of the CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law Tuesday by President Joe Biden, will drive a $52 billion investment by the federal government to help expand and acce
This fall semester, the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University welcomes new tenure-track faculty member
A new brochure from an Arizona State University research center is designed to increase awareness of the particular vulnerability to sex trafficking of children receiving special education services
The School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University will celebrate the 18th annual Seeking Justice in Arizona Fal
Millions of Americans are facing the threat of being displaced from the homes they rent.
Most people who fill up their gas tanks give little to no thought about where the gas comes from, or the effort it takes to get it to the pump.
Infectious diseases continue to ravage human society and remain a leading cause of illness and death worldwide.
A family with longtime philanthropic ties to Arizona State University has made a $1 million gift to the university’s Department of English.
Cardiovascular diseases remain a leading cause of death around the world. A primary contributor to these afflictions is high blood pressure, or hypertension.
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University welcomes new faculty member Amanda Pintore as assistant professor of theater for youth and community and acting.
Twenty years ago, the power grid was run mostly on fossil fuels and nuclear power. Vijay Vittal, a Regents Professor of electrical enginee
Think of the civil rights movement in the United States and several names come to mind.
Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks. John Lewis.
Faculty and staff from the School of Molecular Sciences provided hands-on laboratory activities and interacted with high school students in Arizona State University's Migratory Student Summer Acade
If you were to read through the electoral code of any particular state, you might imagine finding a dry recitation of rules for how elections should be conducted to ensure a fair and impartial outc
Manufacturing is ubiquitous in modern life. Our computers, our cars and many of the products we use daily are created using advanced manufacturing systems.
Chimpanzees don’t only forage for fruit; from time to time they also seek out opportunities to acquire protein-rich meat.
Aviva Dove-Viebahn is an expert on "Charlie’s Angels."
Not because she’s a huge fan of the cheesy TV series and movies that followed, mind you.
A new, powerful science camera is heading to the moon to look inside places we’ve never seen before.
Air quality is acknowledged as a critically important influence on public health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently reporting 4,638 cases of monkeypox in the United States, with 41 cases in
Faculty in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences welcomed first-year students, sophomores and juniors to the Tempe campus this summer for a 10-week opportunity to perform su
When clients come into the Native Health center — a local clinic that provides health care for urban American Indians, Alaska Natives and ot
Neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, are among the most perplexing in medical science.
Arizona State University has climbed to new heights in ShanghaiRanking’s 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, named No.
New research led by scientists at Arizona State University has revealed some of the first detailed molecular clues associated with one of the leading causes of death and disability, a condition kno
Two professors in Arizona State University's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences have earned competitive and prestigious Fulbright Scholar Awards to research and teach in 2022–23.
Jason Caslor, associate professor and director of bands in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, has been awarded the 2
When a severe summer drought hit Europe in 2018, the impact on food systems was immediate.
At Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences, ecological, ethical and molecular ways of thinking are being combined to design processes that are les
This summer, Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences provided in-person instruction to a record number of 540 enrolled online students, who took l
Arizona State University has become widely recognized as one of the most innovative
He’s fluent in Hebrew and fond of gangster movies and books that make him cry.
Before the pandemic, more than one in 10 children aged 10–12 years reporte
Thirty years ago, on her first night as executive director of ASU Gammage, a lackluster performance of “Evita” lit a fire in
An Arizona State University professor was part of a team whose research may have discovered how cancer cells suppress the body’s production of insulin, leading to a higher risk of diabetes for wome
It’s said that nothing is certain, except death and taxes. Let’s add a third certainty to that list: traffic.
South Asia — the geographic region composed of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — is home to the largest Muslim population in the world.
Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) has announced that “Biopolitics of the More-Than-Human: Forensic Ecologies of Violence” (Duke U
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Lindsey Reymore as an assistant professor of music theory beginning fall 2022.
Christi Jay Wells, associate professor of musicology in Arizona State Univeristy's School of Music, Dance and Theatre and the 2021–22
A criminal justice professor at the University of Missouri-St.
Millions of farmers and their families — from Central America to Southeast Asia to Africa — have fled their homes amid drought and widespread crop failure.
If you thought Shark Week was something to fear, here comes Venom Week.
During this emerging era of geopolitical competition and compounding security challenges, it is imperative for international security practitioners to stay up to date on current trends that s
The construction industry is poised to grow dramatically during the next decade.
The world is composed of solids, liquids, gases and plasmas: the four forms in which all matter exists in the universe.
Nearly a quarter of all Americans either work from home or have flexible schedules that allow them to work remotely, according to a State of
With minimal training and a severe lack of resources, teachers in refugee camps are still working to educate children, even as they all deal with violent displacement and a global pandemic.
In 2005, Arizona State University’s then-six-year-old Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation was looking for ways to strengthen its alread
The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University has announced the seed grant and cross-disciplinary seed grant recipients for 2022.
Although the study of viruses that cause disease in humans has been in the spotlight for the past few years, it is important to better understand how viruses work in
What happens when something new, something inspiring, becomes — well — routine?
When asked about lessons learned throughout his life, Lonnie Ostrom’s most important takeaway was: “Friendships and relationships dominate the memories you carry with you.
The current increase in gasoline costs and the many ways these costs are passed onto consumers remind us that much of the world’s economy still relies on the production of fuels that are refined fr
A middle-aged woman with dark auburn hair was the last person to ask Brooks Simpson, Foundation Professor of history at Arizona State University, a question after he delivered the first Gabor S.
The Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre has announced Katie Peavey as clinical assistant professor of stage and production management.
Deborah Helitzer, dean of the College of Health Solutions, has been named one of AZ Big Media’s Champions of Change for 2022.
Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is led by a diverse team of renowned faculty
During the month of July, art pieces from two local artists, Tiesha Harrison and Kurt von Behrmann, will be on display at ASU Gammage.
People who like a good deal look forward to Amazon Prime Day all year long.
Perhaps one of the most well known or studied patterns in human nature is DNA — microscopic strands of protein that code everything from our eye color, to our body type, our potential suscept
Experts say it’s certain that advances in artificial intelligence, or AI, and
An Arizona State University lab has received a new state grant to study how the COVID-19 pandemic affected efforts to find missing and murdered Indigenous persons.
More than four times as many military service personnel and veterans have died by suicide than
When is a thumb not a thumb? When it’s an elongated wrist bone of the giant panda used to grasp bamboo.
On the New York Stock Exchange trading floor on May 20, an Arizona State University professor stood on the familiar white balcony overlooking a crowd of visitors, media and NYSE members.
In the world of biomolecules, none is more iconic, nor more versatile, than DNA.
Recent research by Arizona State University professors highlights the heat dangers in the Valley of the Sun and emphasizes the need for residents to acclimate and check temperatures.
Sharon Bramlett-Solomon has devoted more than three decades to researching diversity and media issues, including the workplace environment and experiences of journalists of color in the news indust
Fertilizer and water are essential ingredients to support the farming that feeds more than 7.7 billion people on the planet.
Three emerging leaders from the Arizona State University community were chosen for the 2022 class of Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards.
Michael Hool says he feels encouraged to see Arizona State University apply its impressive facilities and resources to foster the spirit of innovation and support the launch of new companies.
Throughout the year, the Interplanetary Initiative has brought together members of the Arizona State University community, as well as industry and government experts, to develop qu
Dario Solis understands the potential of industry collaborations.
Researchers at Arizona State University have earned 19 National Science Foundation early faculty career awards dating back to June 2021.
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games 2022 are coming to Arizona State University and two other nearby locations July 7–12, and organizers need more volunteers to help make the event a success.
June is LGTBQ+ Pride Month — a time to celebrate the contributions that the LGTBQ+ community have made to society and throughout history.
Daniel Rothenberg loves the country of Afghanistan. But he hates what has happened there.
The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University has announced 11 faculty members as new fellows for 2022–23.
What do tampons and fireworks have in common? Well, both are in short supply as we approach our next federal holiday — Independence Day.
Every classroom is filled with chattering children, but for some kids, the words don’t flow effortlessly.
Taylor Weiss lowers the probe into the bottom of the canal and waits for the conversation to begin.
Rising sea levels are becoming more frequent along coastal America, and have been accelerating more than ever before, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
As we age, our bodies deteriorate, making daily life more difficult.
A new federal grant is supporting Arizona State University researchers’ efforts to learn how well culturally grounded parenting programs help prevent harmful behaviors among urban American Indian a
The Earthmen came by the handful, then the hundreds, then the millions. They swept aside the majestic, dying Martian civilization to build their homes, shopping malls, and cities.
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in ASU Thrive’s special photography issue, celebrating a day in the life of inspiring people across the ASU community.
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in ASU Thrive’s special photography issue, celebrating a day in the life of inspiring people across the ASU community.
June is Pride month, a time to commemorate the people, places and events that have catalyzed change for the LGBTQ community.
Companies are constantly exploring new concepts for products.
Sometimes, those concepts are axed way before the product is mass produced, for various reasons.
The new director of Arizona State University’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication wants to bring awareness to the vital role communication pl
Fifty years ago on June 23, 1972, then-President Richard Nixon signed into law 37 words that would crystallize gender equity in education as a civil right.
Bonobos, which share 99% of their DNA with humans, have a reputation as peaceful creatures because of their socio-sexual behavior and nonviolent interactions among different bonobo groups.
The new director of Arizona State University’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication wants to bring awareness to the vital role communication pl
Waves are more than what you see on your summer vacation to the beach.
A few years after his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Carlos Olivas reached his breaking point.
Renowned product innovator Luis Angarita has been selected as head of the industrial design program in The Design School at Arizona State University’s Herberger
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe, falling each year on June 20 and celebrating the strength and courage of those w
Arizona State University Sanford School lecturers Denise Bodman and Bethany Van Vleet collaborated to bring their expertise in parenting books to The Conversation.
It’s a warm Monday morning in mid-May as Cahit Ozturk dons his beekeeping suit.
The Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre has announced Jace Kaholokula Saplan as associate professor of music learning and teaching
In the run-up to the November midterm elections, lawmakers in several states have been working on new voting-related legislation and several bills have become law.
A new Arizona State University hub will lead two humanities-driven sessions at an international sustainability conference taking place in South Africa June 20–24.
Earlier this year, Arizona State University’s Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab convened ambassadors and foreign service experts to discuss actiona
How children grow up affects their gene expression, microbiomes and behavior, and as such, parenting style can have molecular consequences in children’s bodies.
Sanjeev Khagram, director general and dean of the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, joined world lea
Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University will be under new leadership at the beginning of the fall semester.
Astronomers are buzzing after observing the fastest nova ever recorded. The unusual event drew scientists’ attention to an even more unusual star.
Mitchell Jackson was in Saudi Arabia the first week of June for the Hegra Conference, a three-day series of panel discussions and town halls th
What happens when Big Tech becomes too big? And how do regulators ensure that competition is fair and that consumers are protected in an industry that remakes the world overnight?
In the three months since Russia invaded Ukraine, Russian forces have profoundly altered the European security order and ushered in what is effectively a 21st century Iron Curtain over the continen
The data science field is rapidly expanding, but is often driven by the private sector, which monetizes data.
Unlike those who work in retail or restaurants, tourism professionals not only need to interest people in their product; sometimes they have to convince them to travel a long distance for it.
On the surface of the moon stand two large geological domes of unique composition — each similar in size to Mount St. Helens — but how they formed on the lunar terrain remains a mystery.
The last few years have been difficult for everyone dealing with the collective trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic — and educators are no exception.
Juneteenth is a federal holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the June 19, 1865, announcement from a Union Army general proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas.
Dance educator Shola K. Roberts will be joining the dance faculty in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University.
The roads we drive on are made up of crushed and screened aggregates of gravel and sand mixed with a petroleum-based asphalt binder that is a byproduct of the oil refining process.
Israelis and Palestinians have spent 75 years immersed in a complex dispute about international law, sovereignty and human rights.
Summer is officially still a week away, but triple-digit heat is already here in the Valley of the Sun.
Arizona State University has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S.
Twenty of the nation’s top research universities, including Arizona State University, today announced the formation of the Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Research Universities to increase opportunity
On average, Black, Latino and Indigenous students fail or withdraw from general education courses in their first year of college more often than their white peers.
The Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Miki Aoki as assistant professor of collaborative piano.
In the wake of recent mass shootings, many may feel helpless about creating change.
The Broadway musical “Come From Away” — coming to ASU Gammage this month — is based on
Teenagers who talk about drugs with friends are more likely to abuse drugs later in life, according to a new study.
The second-century Alexandrian astronomer and mathematician Claudius Ptolemy had a grand ambition.
The U.S. Space Force and Arizona State University signed an agreement Tuesday making ASU the newest member of the service's University Partnership Program.
Lower rainfall and higher temperatures have created ideal conditions to exacerbate Arizona’s longstanding drought.
Arizona State University Associate Professor Michael Varnum was recently announced as a 2021
During this year’s Tony Awards on June 12, the Broadway League’s Vice Chair of the Road and Arizona’s only Tony voter, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, will dazzle the red-carpet ceremony in an origina
When members of the team that built the Quetzal-1 CubeSat watched their satellite take off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2020, it was the culmination of six years of hard work, overcoming fi
A Kansas public administration professor known for her interdisciplinary approach will be the new director of Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs,
Karen Schupp, associate professor of dance and associate director of the School of Music, Dance and
Lindy Elkins-Tanton has two launches on her calendar this year.
Arizona State University is receiving $31.1 million from the state of Arizona to help elementary, middle and high school students whose learning was disrupted by COVID-19.
A new study is the first to indicate the perceived impact of an instructor revealing her LGBTQ identity to students in the U.S.
As you head downstairs to the lower level of the University Center, a surprise awaits you at Ari
In the recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, more than $550 billion has been earmarked for transportation infrastru
Infectious microbes have evolved sophisticated means to invade host cells, outwit the body’s defenses and cause disease.
Unless you are an identical twin, you probably aren’t often mistaken for someone else.
Alan Filipski, a retired faculty research associate from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, is remembered for his kindness, mentorship, endless
Both men have been blasted into space and have served in the U.S. Senate. But NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and U.S. Sen.
Professor Daniel Buttry, inaugural director (2015) of Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) and an expert in the fields of electrochemistr
When looking to determine the strength of a material or understand why it acts the way it does, Christian Hoover says you may want to start sma
Arizona State University has a long-standing reputation in natural and artificial photosynthesis research, thanks in part to Ana and Tom Moore, who have been important members of the School of Mole
Beginning last summer, Arizona State University's Design and Arts Cor
After months of testing, an ASU-designed and -built instrument to measure the surface temperature of a moon of Jupiter has arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
Arizona State University’s supercomputing capability is about to jump light-years ahead with the addition of its new Sol supercomputer.
While the attention of public health authorities has been rivetted on the current COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, many other viruses have been stealthily circling the
The annual Gary Krahenbuhl Difference Maker Award was established through generous contributions of faculty, staff and friends of Arizona State University to honor a faculty member who personifies
If a family from a traditional hunter-gatherer society were transported into the modern urban world, they would think they’d landed in paradise.
Teasing and unwanted hair touching are just some of the negative experiences Black girls go through because of their hair, according to a new study.
In an effort to combat disinformation and misinformation, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University has launched the Media, Information, Data and S
On April 22, the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University launched the inaugural Mash Up collaboration, bringing together students and faculty members for interactive performa
Most individuals are interested in one area of study, try to master one skill, and – if they are lucky – strive to succeed in one career track.
Katherine O’Flaherty, Honors Faculty Fellow in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University on the Downtown Phoenix campus, is known
A three-bedroom house with a dock is for sale in coastal Lafitte, Louisiana, near a marina and a seafood restaurant, for $160,000, according to a popular real estate app.
Nearly two dozen women from South America spent this past week at Arizona State University to become more empowered to fight climate change in their communities.
Perhaps the most well-known aspect of the generous gift to the Arizona State University Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions from Mik
Beneath green canopies of towering trees, vivid colors flash by on outstretched wings, while underfoot, a small green tree frog leaps onto a large leaf.
The new director of Arizona State University’s School of Art wants to see art and arts education properly recognized for the important role they play in transform
Azmat Khan was recently awarded a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her work on the New York Times series “The Civilian Casualty Files,” which, according to the Puli
Each year, Arizona State University hosts multiple convocations to recognize the achievements of a wide variety of students, including international students, Hispanic students, military veterans a
The Clinical Psychology Center in the ASU Department of Psychology is again offering its online summer camp starting this June
Arizona is on the hunt for high-tech industry, and one of the lures are five science and technology centers being built by Arizona State University.
Imagine a series of books infused with the insights of academia and matched with personal experiences and compelling narrative writing that connects with both scholarly and wide public audien
Arizona State University student Charlotte Cliatt is the recipient of the 2022 Charles Wexler Mathematics Prize, the highest honor a mathematics undergraduate can receive.
Chris Ignacio, a first-year MFA student in theater with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media performance at Arizona State University, spent the spring 2022 semester in New York
A passion for less commonly taught languages is at the "heart" of doctoral student
Festive shouts from families and friends reverberated throughout Desert Financial Arena on May 10 as Arizona State University conferred degrees from the Wat
Editor's note: ASU News reporter Marshall Terrill, photographer Charlie Leight and videographer Ken Fagan spent the past school year following Kiera Charley's jour
Neurodegenerative diseases damage and destroy neurons, ravaging both mental and physical health. Parkinson’s disease, which affects over 10 million people worldwide, is no exception.
Frank Wilczek, a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist, author and Arizona State University Distinguished Professor, whose boundary-pushing
Just as countries import a vast array of consumer goods across national borders, so living cells are engaged in a lively import-export business.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University offers courses that nearly every ASU student takes at some point in their college jour
The past four decades have seen many advances in electron microscopy at Arizona State University, and Ray Carpenter has been instrumental in many of them.
Shawn Banzhaf turned 50 earlier this year, and he said the milestone birthday has made him more reflective.
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable
It’s just after 3 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon, and 11 girls from Holdeman Elementary School in Tempe are getting ready for their afternoon exercise inside the school gymnasium.
Leadership development resources for Arizona State University faculty and staff can now be found together on the new Leadership Development website.
A massive effort to track the COVID-19 pandemic in Arizona over the past two years resulted in the genomic sequencing of more than 100,000 samples of the COVID-19 virus by a coalition of Arizona un
Throughout his career, Daniel E. Rivera has been dedicated to using his chemical engineering expertise to make an impact.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. has inspired hundreds of celebrities and public figures throughout the years to explore their ancestry and make insightful revelations about their past.
Thousands of Arizona State University graduates who earned advanced degrees on Monday were asked to remain positive in these tumultuous times and to use their expertise to improve their communities
Remembering what you ate for dinner last night or where you parked your car this morning is no small feat.
Joan Silk, Arizona State University professor and primatologist, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
ASU’s Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service bestowed its highest honor on the chief judge of the U.S.
Arizona’s economy is strong, but it’s battling inflation and high home prices, said a panel of Arizona State University economists and a real estate expert Wednesday afternoon.
“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” — Anna Quindlen
Looking high into the trees of jungles and forests around the world – from Ecuador to Uganda – keeping tabs and making observations of spider monkeys and chimpanzees was where Sebastían Ramírez A
Assistant Professor Katelyn Cooper, a biology education researcher in Arizona State University’s
From rising bread and domesticated dogs to penicillin and rubber, humans have a long history of shaping our world through biotechnology — using biological systems and organisms to improve or create
Professor William (Bill) Petuskey is retiring after an extremely successful 39 years at Arizona State University and the
Thu Thao Nguyen, an Arizona State University PhD student working with School of Molecular Sciences Associate Professor Ryan Trovitch, has developed a catalyst that provides a sustainable and effici
Sixteen-year-old Avi Agarwal asked a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs for $1,000. Instead, he received $5,000.
The idea that made them want to give more? Edible cupcake liners.
Understanding time management, building confidence, making more money later in your career – these are just a few
America’s energy grid is described as the world’s largest machine.
Technological advances made through engineering research can improve many aspects of people’s lives.
Last year, Alexandra Navrotsky, the director of Arizona State University’s
Elizabeth Lightfoot traveled the world — twice — as a Fulbright Scholar, each time for a year.
The Hyperactivity, Executive dysfunction, and Attention problems (HEAT) Clinic in the ASU Department of Psychology is launching a new research project
An experienced advocate for equitable communities is now the interim director of an Arizona State University-based studio that integrates arts, culture and design to advance just and inclusive plac
We are constantly bombarded by stimulation in the form of light, sound, heat, pressure and other environmental factors.
As the world sees rising ocean temperatures, it will also see more cases of coral bleaching. When corals bleach, they become more vulnerable to other stressors such as water pollution.
Kenan Song is excited about the potential of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.
Digital skills have long been in the spotlight at Arizona State University as the institution prepares its students for the future workforce, and ongoing efforts between ASU and industry leaders en
Textbooks, lectures and news reports can only go so far to describe the migrant experience and the role of those who provide services to this population.
The statistics are alarming: Less than 1% of active physicians identify as American Indian or Alaska Natives, and 90% of U.S.
According to Arizona State University economists, most 2021 metrics for the state and national economy were the best in more than 40 years, but 2022 is being whipsawed by rapid inflation, geopoliti
Teacher Appreciation Week starts on Monday and is celebrated annually the first week of May. But here’s the catch — not all teachers like it.
A genetic study of 2,155 purebred and mixed-breed dogs combined with 18,385 owner surveys has challenged existing notions about dog breed stereotypes and personality types. The study identified 11
Proteins may be the most important and varied biomolecules within living systems.
The shifting role of Congress, the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and the intersection of migration and human trafficking were among the topics discussed Thursday during the first day o
Arizona State University’s Durham Hall has been transmogrified, in the words of one of its inhabitants, from “one of the ugliest buildings on campus to one of the most beautiful.”
The Psyche mission — a four-year journey to a metal-rich asteroid expected to launch in August and that could provide clues into the formation of planets — is Arizona State University’s first deep-
Racial discrimination is connected to problematic alcohol use in Black American youth.
Carley Conder, clinical assistant professor of dance in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University,
Contemporary trends in commercial chemistry laboratory techniques are moving toward incorporation of more automation and remote access to scientific instrumentation and analysis.
Arizona State University has been recognized as a global leader in sustainability efforts, coming in second in the world and first in the U.S.
While wandering Arizona State University’s campus in the late 1970s as a self-professed chemistry nerd, the young Gary Cabirac had no idea he wo
In 2002, a small group of women leaders who were passionate about Arizona State University, and the community it serves, set out to make a difference.
Viruses are among the most protean entities in nature, ceaselessly mutating and acquiring new characteristics.
The director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University has won a million-dollar federal grant to improve the way that computers discern images for the U.S.
The Center for Efficient Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation Systems (EVSTS) has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to engage automot
Outside of work and sleep, you are likely to be staring at a screen: a TV, tablet, phone and the like. It’s the third most common discretionary behavior American adults do.
To make new discoveries, scientists are perpetually in need of shedding just a little bit more light on a given subject.
A group of Arizona State University students painted a colorful mural in central Phoenix over the weekend supporting the people of Ukraine in their resistance to the Russian invasion.
Determining the history of Mars, how it formed and evolved over time, has been a goal of both orbiter and rover missions to the Red Planet for decades.
As the software development landscape evolves, new security vulnerabilities are surfacing.
In Oman, on the Persian Gulf, there is a large slab of ancient seafloor — including ultramafic rocks from Earth's upper mantle — called the Samail Ophiolite.
The 18th Annual Pat’s Run — a 4.2-mile run/walk celebrating the legacy of for
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) recently announced the 2022 class of SIAM Fellows.
Immediately after birth, human infants begin to develop a complex, interwoven fabric of microbes in their gut.
What still haunts Jessica Hirshorn, principal lecturer in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) at Arizona State University, is a
This week’s Tunnel Fire north of Flagstaff surprised people — not because it spread so rapidly and has scorched approximately 20,000 acres in a matter of days — but because it happened in April.
A new Arizona State University analysis shows that the unprecedented events of the COVID-19 pandemic and the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in 2020 had immediate and dramatic effects o
This is what the current U.S. secretary of transportation thinks transit future might look like in 50 years: Flying cars. Drone delivery of packages. Net dividends on energy.
Since 1997, husband and wife Herb and Laura Roskind have been a part of the Arizona State University community in myriad ways, having a profound impact on students within The College of Liberal Art
A new process being developed by Arizona State University researchers enables color printing on a microscale with a simple, inexpensive additive manufacturing process.
In recognition of research accomplishments and plans for graduate work, three Arizona State University School of Life Sciences students have been named 2022 Graduate Research Fellows by the N
Renowned choreographer and Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Professor Liz Lerman will b
Climate change — and the issues surrounding it — can be difficult to understand.
As cities everywhere get hotter, addressing increasing heat is becoming a priority.
Moving oil and other fuel supplies across the country in a safe and efficient manner makes a difference in the price we pay at the pump and how we heat our homes.
Sidney Altman, an Arizona State University professor and Nobel laureate who discovered the catalytic properties of RNA, died on April 5 at the age of 82.
Earth Week: Monday, April 19
Earth Week kicked off Monday with a welcome by
Each year, Spring Dance Fest celebrates the work of dance students and faculty in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University and represents a culmination of their effo
Nestled among the sun-lit trees on the east side of Arizona State University’s Tempe campus is a different kind of tree.
This wasn’t your typical Project Humanities conversation. It wasn’t warm or fuzzy, and no one walked away feeling all tingly.
When Interplanetary Initiative Lab student worker Matthew Adkins graduates from Arizona State University with his ma
In 2019, a landmark report gave the world its first report card on biodiversity loss.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration Assistant Professor
Active duty military personnel in crisis need real help, not an obstacle course, when it comes to accessing mental health counseling.
Like many churches in the United States, Cheryl Farrell’s congregation is in transition, with a membership that skews older.
PASADENA, Calif. – It’s just before 9:30 a.m. when you arrive at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The presidents of Arizona’s three public universities said that their institutions flourished during the pandemic, but the post-COVID changes in the economy will require more support from the busin
The Valley Fever Collaborative, a University of Arizona Health Sciences-led partnership with Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University, was awarded $3.1 million in funding by the Ari
The 2022 Distinction of Merit and Scholastic Occupation (DMSO) teacher award was presented to Laura Ackerman-Biegasiewicz, who teaches in Arizo
Responding to the needs of social work students who seek the flexibility of online learning, this fall Arizona State University’s School of Social Work wil
Arizona State University’s Center for Education Through Exploration (ETX Center) has announced the launch of “
The opioid epidemic remains lethal, with nearly 100,000 Americans dying from opioid overdoses in
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is connected to its ability to trap heat at Earth’s surface.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s goal in his war in Ukraine is nothing less than eliminating the country, according to an expatriate Russian-American journalist who spoke at Arizona State Univers
Arizona PBS, ASU Gammage and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host a dynamic event, “
Talk of metabolism modification might instinctively evoke suspicion.
Spoiler alert: In the final scene of the 1973 movie “Soylent Green” actor Charlton Heston, who plays detective Frank Thorn, is being led off on a stretcher following a gun battle when he desperatel
The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University unveiled its new headquarters' name Friday night: the F. Francis and Dionne Najafi Thunderbird Global Headquarters.
A group of Arizona State University social work students have been in a unique program at Phoenix Children’s that combines training for hospital social work with mental health services.
We live in an A-to-Z chemical menagerie that makes our modern material world possible.
Average annual greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history throughout 2010–19.
When the pandemic hit in March 2020, hospitals and clinical facilities across the Valley had to close their doors to nursing students.
Of the many contemporary conveniences often taken for granted in developed countries, modern sanitation may be among the most important.
The Textbook and Academic Authors Association has released the names the 2022 Textbook Award winners: Arizona State University Professor Emeritus Chuck Corbin (and co-authors Darla Castelli, Ben Si
Ankle sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, usually involving a stretched or torn ligament in the joint.
Infants carry a vast assemblage of bacteria, viruses and fungi in their guts.
On April 19, John Tomasi, inaugural president of Heterodox Academy, will present a lecture titled "Is the Goal of the University to Pursue Knowledge or Social Justice?"
Over the last two decades, scientists have discovered unusual ridge networks on Mars using images from spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet.
In recent years, researchers have begun to explore the vast assemblage of microbes on and within the human body.
Assistant Professor Antia Botana in Arizona State University's Department of Physics was recently selected for a chair of excellence position a
It wasn’t all that long ago that technology was introduced into the classroom.
Two years ago, in the early days of a novel coronavirus spreading methodically to almost every corner of the planet, it was something of a race.
A world without technology transfer would look very different: no Gatorade, no COVID-19 vaccines, no smartphones, among other things.
Ever wonder if what you say, write or communicate online or in any public forum is still protected by the First Amendment?
After two and a half years since its groundbreaking ceremony — and construction throughout a pandemic — the new home of Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State Univ
One of the great things about the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is the chance for designers and artists from different fiel
Kimberly Marshall, the Patricia and Leonard Goldman Endowed Professor of Organ in ASU's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, was awarded the Meda
“OK, Marge, if anyone asks, you require 24-hour nursing care, Lisa’s a clergyman, Maggie is seven people and Bart was wounded in Vietnam,” says Homer Simpson as he's doing his taxes in "The Simpson
In honor of Earth Month, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is highlighting work throughout its academic units and centers that addresses climate chang
This month, Sun Devil supporters donated more than 4,300 gifts to support Arizona State University programs and students and faculty, surpassing last year’s total of 3,700 gifts.
Microelectronics enable all of the electronic systems we use today, from pacemakers, voting machines and cars to airplanes, missiles and supercomputers.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a known risk factor for cervical cancer.
Actor Bruce Willis, known for his wise-cracking, action hero roles in movies like “Die Hard,” will be retiring from acting because he has been diagnosed with aphasia, a communication disorder that
Arizona State University student Lauren Harstad is the recipient of a 2022 Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholar
Today’s robots help us perform daily tasks at home and at work, they work with medical practitioners to overcome medical challenges and physical disabilities, and now they are transporting us
At the American Chemical Society’s national spring meeting in San Diego, Arizona State University Professor Tim Long was honored by the society's Division of Polymer Chemistry with the Paul J.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has established an extraordinary new benchmark: detecting the light of a star that existed with
Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College placed No. 12 in U.S.
Graduate programs at Arizona State University’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are among the best in the nation, according to t
DNA provides instructions that allow organisms to reproduce, adapt and grow, including when the organism is injured in some way.
Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration has been ranked No. 12 by U.S.
Classroom environments have transformed in the last few decades.
On March 3, the Arizona State University School of Molecular Sciences held a special event to remember and celebrate the life and science of longtime faculty member and colleague (Charles) Austen A
Arizona State University Professor Micha Espinosa was recently named the artistic director of the world-renowne
Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine has left cities decimated, millions of citizens seeking refuge and a country in ruins.
The School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University will celebrate the 22nd annual John P.
A new study from Arizona State University, in collaboration with the Recording Academy and Berklee College of Music Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, is illuminating the experiences of
Isabel Coronado was 7 years old when her mother, Sarai Flores, was arrested and later served one year at the Coffee Creek Women’s Prison in Oregon.
Before a piano produces beautiful music on stage, the care and maintenance of its 12,000 parts is itself a complicated and delicate symphony.
Students hoping to study abroad this summer recently submitted their applications and will soon be learning whether they have been s
Amongst the high mountain meadows and grasslands of the Ethiopian plateau stands one primate, the gelada — the “bleeding heart” monkey, named for its brilliant red chest.
Immersive journalism pioneer Nonny de la Peña has received a Peabody Field Builder Award, one in a new category
Exonerations occur when a person convicted of a crime is officially cleared based on new evidence of innocence.
The United States of America is in constant change and under great pressure from many directions.
Innovation, adaptability and the ability to compete in an ever-expanding market will be keys to the future of higher education in America, according to Arthur Levine, Distinguished Scholar of Highe
The 10th annual Rosenbluth Family Charitable Foundation Genocide Awareness Week will be on the Arizona State University Tempe campus from A
Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will feature John Quiñones — a trailblazing Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, first-
Sunshine, a light breeze, birds in the trees, the blood flowing — a simple walk can work wonders.
How many books children have access to at home predicts how well they learn language and even how long they stay in
Northlight Gallery and the School of Art are honoring Arizona State University Regents Professor Mark Klett for 40 years of service to the
Successfully combating the COVID-19 pandemic has depended on the minds, hands and hearts of thousands of individuals in a wide spectrum of fields, from medicine and public heal
“We don’t talk about Bruno” — but we humbly brag about our alumni, especially those who work on Academy Award-nominated films.
A comment at a family gathering was the first indication Richard Lui had that something seemed a little off with his father, Stephen Lui.
Tony Award-winning poet Lemon Andersen is debuting his latest one-man show, "When Aliens Fall From the
Off the coast of Australia, the sixth wonder of the world sits below the waves, both beautiful and critical to our planet.
When Sue Anderson started in 2015 as director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, San Bernardino (C
There’s no debate, heat-related illnesses are common during the summer in Phoenix.
The Colorado River — and the critical water it provides to Arizona — has long been a center of attention for communities and policymakers across the state.
Buckle up, space cowboys: Arizona State University's Interplanetary Initiative podcast, "
Physicists have worked and wrestled with quantum theory for more than a century now, applying it to explore and help solve the profound mysteries of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity and cosmo
When Gary Herberger was a high school junior, his physics teacher sat down and announced to the class that Herberger would be teaching them for the rest of the semester.
Investigative journalism and history will converge on March 23 when Arizona State University’s Institute for Humanities Research will sponsor a virtual talk with Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, whose years
On March 17, ASU Founders’ Day returned to an in-person format at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
Now through March 31, ArtSpace West, located on Arizona State University’s West campus, is hosting "Boardz and Arrowz," an exhibit featuring nearly 50 hand-painted and mixed-medium skateboard
As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its fourth week, one expert from Arizona State University believes Russian president Vladimir Putin may be looking for a way out.
According to legend, Pele, Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes and fire, once fell in love with the handsome warrior ʻŌhiʻa and asked him to marry her.
Two Arizona State University women are immortalized in statue form on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this month to highlight women in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Russia is suffering from the most punishing economic sanctions ever levied against a state.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow received an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa) from the prestigious Dublin City University (DCU) on Wednesday in Washingt
In 2014, Arizona State University scientists published research about pre-contact tuberculosis (TB) found near the coast in South America.
From a young age, Americans are often told to avoid controversial topics such as politics and race. But avoiding them altogether may have contributed to today’s political polarization.
It’s estimated that more than 6 million Americans — and about 24 million people worldwide — are living with the degenerative brain disease called Alzheimer’s, a progressive mental deterioration tha
Penicillin. X-rays. Pacemakers.
Sometimes all it takes to save a life is a little bit of innovation.
Inflation reminders are everywhere these days. In conversations with friends, on social media, while driving to or past a gas station. And yes, at the grocery store.
A new art exhibit at Arizona State University is focusing attention on three Black communities that flourished a century ago, and the mob violence that destroyed them.
Even though they are more like apples and oranges, historians and politicians have long succumbed to the temptation to compare the American and the French revolutions.
Many wounds aren’t a big deal — generally, all you need to do is clean them, apply bandages and let them heal.
As Mark Jacobs prepares to wrap up nearly 20 years of service to Arizona State University, his influence as dean of Barrett, The Honors College is apparent.
Spring break often evokes images of the beach or celebrating with friends, however, students from one high school decided to do things a little differently.
Miki Kittilson and Valerie Hoekstra spent years researching and writing their book on women’s representation in high courts around the world.
We thought it was going to be a temporary thing. But it doesn't appear that way now.
Imagine a class so meaningful to students that one says it is changing her life, while another pledges to cherish the experience she’s having for the rest of hers.
A new study has shown that parent-child relationships protected students who started college in the midst of the pandemic from alcohol misuse and mental health problems.
Paul Weiss is a leading American nanoscientist whose goal is to research the ultimate limits of miniaturization to develop a new chemical understanding of the physical and biological world.
Smart campus technology has long been a focus of ASU innovation.
A new study by a post-doctoral fellow at Arizona State University has found that in interviews, street criminals admit that they see undocumented immigrants as easy targets for robbery.
Arizona State University alumna Monica Orillo is in the middle of completing a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany, but she already knows what the next few years of her career will
The desert is a place that tells stories. Petroglyphs. Tire tracks. Paw prints. The dried parchment of a shed snake skin.
Who was here. What they did. Where they went.
Earth is layered like an onion, with a thin outer crust, a thick viscous mantle, a fluid outer core and a solid inner core.
Imagine you’re a CEO or an investor and you want to know what customers think of your latest product launch. You can do a survey, but they’re long and tedious.
On March 17, the Sun Devil community will unite once again for Sun Devil Giving Day, a universitywide day of giving when Arizona State University supporters come together to champion the causes the
Elsie Moore, a beloved Arizona State University faculty member and pioneer in diversity, equity and inclusion, died on Feb. 21 at the age of 72.
A few years ago, Todd Sandrin, the dean of Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, got a call from a potential employer in the Valley.
Cindy Parnell loves to mentor tomorrow’s leaders, and she doesn’t stand still while doing it.
“I like to design and build things,” she said. “I’m not a maintainer.”
Movies on the Field is presented by ASU 365 Community Union, an initiative transforming Sun Devil Stadium into a comm
New data compiled from two Indigenous groups living in the Bolivian Amazon show some of the lowest rates of dementia reported in the world.
The latest tech buzzword being bandied about: Web 3.0.
But what exactly is it?
In a nutshell, it’s going to be your future internet.
If you don’t work with your hands, chances are you stare at a screen most of the day. Then at the end of the day, you go home and stare at a bigger screen to relax.
If you jumped on TikTok Monday morning, you might have seen a video of a toddler talking to herself in front of a mirror, a rooster wearing blue pants or a three-minute makeup tutorial: Fun, harmle
As part of a statewide plan to attract high-tech industry, Arizona State University is building five science and technology centers.
Arizona State University’s Zero Waste department has long been an arbiter of sustainable practices on campus.
A first-of-its-kind Arizona State University-based training program specifically for Native people holding or aspiring to leadership positions in the public and nonprofit sectors recently welcomed
If you’re feeling like recent geopolitical events have that grim, here-we-go-again vibe, you’re not alone.
Social work and community health care aren’t provided impersonally.
This spring, Arizona State University Theatre will present the first fully produced version of a work by playwright Matthew Paul Olmos
People who don’t gamble don’t really care about those who do.
Those who do gamble?
With the global SARS-CoV2 pandemic now entering year three, science has remained at the forefront of public awareness and importance.
Only 11% of all astronauts have been women, and the number of women working in the aerospace industry has hovered around 20% for the last 30 years.
Unless one has sworn off all technology, the horrific images from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are unavoidable.
Millions of Americans tune in every morning to watch NBC News’ Today, featuring Al Roker, Emmy-award winning weatherman and longtime popular anchor.
Zmiinyi, or Snake, Island — a tiny bit of land off the south coast of Ukraine in the Black Sea — made the news recently when 13 Ukrainian soldiers there faced bombardment by a Russian warship on Fe
While there’s a long history of communities growing their own food, there’s been a recent uptick in people finding alternatives to the grocery store.
Solar electricity is produced almost entirely by panels, or modules, constructed with light-absorbing cells made from silicon.
Al Roker, the Emmy award-winning weatherman and popular anchor for NBC News’ "Today," reflected on his career, his experiences with racism in the newsroom and the continued evolution of journalism
It was 1977 when Anna Wales first set foot on the Arizona State University campus while visiting a friend.
Arthur Levine, a prominent educator and author of books on higher education and teaching, has been named the 2022 John J.
Several faculty members in Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures have recently been named recipients of grants and awards in su
Arizona State University students who aspire to be in charge of a municipality can get direct experience working with actual city and town managers through a paid internship program offered through
Students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Arizona State University School of Social Work and noteworthy community organizations who demonstrated outstanding achievement during the past year will b
It was early January when the three students in Arizona State University's Veterans Imagination Project pilot program got together to talk about the first week of class.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to linger and we approach World Wildlife Day on March 3, many scholars among the Homo sapein variety of animal have found themselves pondering more than usu
This week, five experts gathered virtually on behalf of the nonpartisan think tank New America to discuss the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
ASU in California hosted a conversation with U.S. State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Kevin O’Reilly on Tuesday, Feb.
Gene Valentine, Arizona State University professor emeritus and a charter member of the ASU Emeritus College, died on
Arizona State University is assembling a dream team to train the creative workforce of the future and building facilities that will allow graduates to take advantage of open positions in emerging t
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s fertility, but it can also bring about a slew of other — often baffling — changes, from weight gain to brain fog.
Many people think of ceramics in terms of dinner plates, kitchen tiles and bathroom sinks.
The search for alien life has been restricted to using life on Earth as the reference, essentially looking for “life as we know it” beyond Earth.
Since launching the first online degree in 2017, the number of chemistry and biochemistry undergraduate majors in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University has more than doubled.
Synthetic biology is a rapidly developing field at the frontier of science. It applies engineering methods to direct the behaviors of living systems for beneficial outcomes.
Proteins are among the most versatile and ubiquitous biomolecules on Earth. Nature uses them for everything from building tissues to regulating metabolism to defending the body against disease.
Academics on sabbatical often invest their time away from regular assignments in travel, fieldwork or additional research.
How many of you shop on Facebook? Maybe you’ve done it once or twice, but regularly? You’re probably more likely to go to a website like eBay or J.Crew to shop, not to a social media platform.
By any measure, Arizona State University Associate Professor Joe Lockard is an expert in African American studies and 19th and 20th century
As part of the Opioid Policy Fellows program presented by the National Conference of State Legislators, Arizona State University Professor Foster O
In preparation for its annual meeting, the American Association of Geographers (AAG), a global network of leading researchers, educators and practitioners in geography, recognized a select gr
The American Liszt Society, AZ Chapter Festival will be held at Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre on Feb. 27.
Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, killing more than 100 Ukrainian
Work smarter, not harder: The ASU triathlon team is using science to do just that, and Arizona State University’s newest biomedical facility in downtown Phoenix is playing a part.
A team of scientists from Arizona State University has taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, by determining the structure of a very large photosynthetic superc
Secrets — those dastardly details you confide in another person that come back to haunt you — are a social phenomenon among humans.
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University announced today the appointment of one of the country’s leading antitrust lawyers to expand the school’s work in this important ar
Professor Marcel O’Gorman is empowering people to create movements and take to the streets using critical design practices, and the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics has saved you a front row
These days, a sneeze in public can often be followed up by a clumsy assurance that it’s just allergies, and a promise that the offender has been tested for COVID-19.
Inside Arizona State University’s new high-rise building in downtown Phoenix sits the crown jewel of the Popular
There are a couple of reasons Arizona State University Professor Bernard Young — who has a PhD in philosophy from Cornell — gives students when th
On Feb. 27, the communitywide education program and exhibit "Holocaust by Bullets" will open on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.
Timothy Takahashi has had a lifelong fascination with cars and airplanes, and the gamut of different styles of each.
For more than 50 years, mathematicians have been pondering a problem in discrete geometry concerning equiangular lines — how many such lines can exist simultaneously in a given dimension?
Arizona State University Assistant Professor Antia Botana of
On Feb. 28, the Graduate College will honor four Arizona State University graduate professors with Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards.
The quest for sustainable energy has become a central challenge for society.
The walls of university buildings have much more hanging from them than whiteboards, fire alarms and portraits of revered professors.
Most of the cities in the world have developed because a river runs through them.
The room is dark at first, but once the lights are on, you see birds — absolutely everywhere. Gleaming glass eyes stare down at you from across the room.
The Zoom call is less than a minute old, and already Lindy Elkins-Tanton is wondering what all the fuss is about.
“I feel a little embarrassed to be singled out,” she says.
As global challenges go, significantly reducing the amount of harmful greenhouse gases that have accumulated in the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans is most certainly among the most daunting.
As the country’s attention turned toward issues of social justice during the summer of 2020, a group of students in the Herberger Institute for Design
An hour and a half before sunrise on the morning of Feb. 17, 1944, 500 U.S. Navy Grumman Hellcats swarmed the Japanese base at Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia, the South Pacific.
For most of eight decades, the Morrison family owned some of the largest tracts of real estate in Phoenix’s East Valley, totaling more than 3,000 acres.
From theatrical comedy to monodrama and performance art, Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre will present three thought-provoking works by an artist who uses music to enga
Dave MacKinnon’s body has endured several injuries from years of playing hockey: a concussion, a separated shoulder, broken teeth and stitches in strange places.
Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali and Maya Angelou are among the notables frequently mentioned in conversations related to Black History Month — and rightfully so.
It’s 72 degrees on a beautiful Thursday morning as the students in Jose-Benito Rosales Chavez’s Urban Food Systems class gather at Spaces of Opportunity, a community garden near 12th Avenue and Bas
During a meeting in October with Esteban Moctezuma Barragan, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., ASU President Michael M.
Graduate dance students in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre will present eight pieces of original choreography showcasing a wide range of movement forms in the Da
Citizen science engages people who don’t identify as researchers in science investigations.
Crestcencia Ortiz-Barnett knew she wanted to do something for Black History Month, but she wasn’t sure what.
Steel has been the backbone of infrastructure and industry for more than 150 years.
Representation is a powerful tool that can be used to bring positive social change to our world.
How do you become a Regents Professor, the elite of the academic world, specializing in chaos? Sometimes it’s just random.
At Karen Harris’ first teaching job, in a fourth grade class in West Virginia, the students asked her why she cared so much about t
Research led by Arizona State University Professor Hilairy Hartnett is being honored with the 2022
NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover landed on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. It is the most sophisticated rover NASA has ever sent to the red planet.
The Graduate College has announced the next phase of Arizona State University’s collaboration with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.
Since 2001, Local to Global Justice has been educating ASU students and the greater community about issues of justice while promoting diversity, freedom of speech and academic freedom of disc
Recent history has amply demonstrated that questions of constitutional design and interpretation remain at the center of U.S. politics.
Each spring, the ASU Alumni Association hosts a Founders’ Day celebration honoring individuals who exemplify the spirit of the founders of the university’s predecessor, the Tempe Normal School.
In the United States, one in four older adults is considered to be socially isolated and 43% report feeling lonely. Both of those things have a significant impact on their health.
Twenty-seven bones, 27 joints, more than 30 muscles and over 100 ligaments make up the human hand.
Black History Month is a celebration. But it’s also a time for awareness and education.
The Student Alumni Association, in partnership with the ASU Alumni Association, will be hosting its second annual Maroon and Gold Classic Golf Tournament on Wednesday, April 27, at Papago Golf Club
Richard Knopf, an ambassador for lifelong learning who helps guide older adults along paths of continuing knowledge, will be inducted as a fellow
An Arizona State University professor is taking over the nation’s top arts agency just as arts organizations are working to re-emerge from the pandemic.
For the app aficionado in today’s 5G world, waxing nostalgic on what dating and romance used to be may only go back as far the dial-up modem that brought “Shopgirl” and “NY152” together in the pre-
America does not have a shortage of licensed teachers. It does, however, have a shortage of people who want to teach.
As part of Arizona State University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives,
One of the biggest problems facing our society today? Disinformation, according to Joshua Garland.
When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico in September 2017 as a high-end Category 4 storm, it left in its wake the largest catastrophe in the history of the island.
Dmitry Zimin, a renowned scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose
A new report released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America calls for policymakers worldwide to develop sustainable and equitable solutions to
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world, the Phoenix entrepreneurial community’s tradition of providing support and expertise for growing businesses reached beyond Arizona.
Americans are increasingly divided on everything from immigration to COVID-19 vaccines, from racial justice to foreign policy, and from voting laws to climate change. How can we engage civilly amid
The 2022 Winter Olympics have kicked off in Beijing, coinciding with Black History Month. But very few of the 225 athletes representing the U.S. are Black — continuing a long trend.
Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic means dealing with vaccinations, testing, masks and physical distancing.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the largest attended golf tournament in the world.
Arizona State University's Interplanetary Initiative convened a second meeting of the Orbital Reef University Advisory
In 1964 Sidney Poitier made history, becoming the first Black actor to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in "Lilies of the Field."
The 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games are set to begin in Beijing, China.
Getting old has its perks and perils. People are mostly kind and respectful to their elders, but that doesn’t keep older adults from being undervalued citizens of their communities.
Later this month, Galala University in Egypt will begin offering dual bachelor degrees with Arizona State University, allowing students there the opportunity to earn an accredited degree from
For humans, exposure to adversity early in life, and the negative social effects that may result, increase our susceptibility to illness and an early demise.
Each year, Arizona State University names faculty from across the university as President’s Professors.
A new center at Arizona State University aims to help us better understand the history of early stars, galaxies and black holes to enhance our knowledge of the universe.
In recent years, deadly infectious diseases, including Ebola and COVID-19, have emerged to cause widespread human devastation.
ASU 365 Community Union’s Movies on the Field program screens a movie on the Frank Kush Field in Sun Devil Stadium on the third Friday of each
A new treatment for autism, created by Arizona State University researchers and their colleagues, has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent Office.
A new report and analysis on the relative ease of doing business in cities across North America shows that lowering barriers to entry makes a big difference for underrepresented founders.
Online degree programs have been improving access to higher education for years, but the massive switch during the pandemic highlighted the benefits of digital degree programs, according to several
Donna (not her real name) is the communications director for a major Valley nonprofit. Her husband is a master electrician and works outside the home.
In an effort to better understand how the push for clean energy and its related global demand is impacting the biodiversity of the Amazon basin, a group of multi-disciplinary researchers are
It’s Shakespeare as you probably haven’t heard him before: en español.
Sharks are some of the most threatened animals on Earth, and while many scientists want to dedicate their research to helping to save sharks, many report that they don’t know how to do this effecti
From Facebook data breaches and infrastructure security challenges to ransomware groups
Since childhood, Peter Rogerson has always had a unique fascination with patterns and numbers.
In a remote canyon in northwestern New Mexico sits one of America’s greatest historical treasures — and one of the Southwest’s greatest mysteries.
An Arizona State University alumna and former faculty member has taken the helm of the nation’s mission control center for space exploration.
A new program out of Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences is creating opportunities for Native Ame
Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute joins an international team led by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine to help unlock the causes of ulcerative colitis.
Gill nets are massive walls of netting which hang in the water. They’re designed to allow fish to get their heads through the netting but not their body.
Faculty and student work may start in the classrooms at Arizona State University, but the commitment to innovation reaches far beyond brick and mortar buildings, spaning a variety of multidis
Arizona State University's Interplanetary Initiative welcomed Theodora Ogden to its ranks this month as its first Interplanetary Fellow.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neuromuscular disease, believed to affect as many as 30,000 Americans.
Arizona State University has partnered with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany over the last two years to bring events, exhibits and a piece of the Berlin Wall to campus, all for
Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions is now home to one of the largest and most respected nutrition and dietetics programs in the U.S., but there was a time when nutrition at ASU
Donald Siegel, Foundation Professor of Public Policy and Management and director of the Arizona State University
Body shape, not just weight, drives stigma related to overweight and obesity, and now a new study has sh
As part of Arizona State University's pandemic response teams, infectious disease epidemiologist Megan Jehn has been part of me
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, h
People aren’t just feeling pain at the pump these days — they’re feeling it all over.
Outside of science, and until the pandemic, most ordinary people were not aware of scientific modeling.
The online master’s degree program in criminology and criminal justice at Arizona State University continues for an eighth consecutive year as one of the nation’s top 10 such courses of study, acco
Eugenia Hernandez Ruiz, assistant professor in ASU's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, was recently awarded
Peter Murrieta grew up hearing stories about his ancestor Joaquin Murrieta, also known as the Robin Hood of the West, from his relatives
Plants, algae and cyanobacteria use photosynthesis to produce oxygen and reduce carbon, like carbohydrates, which builds and fuels our entire biosphere.
“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.
Can participating in sports keep a young man out of trouble?
A new report from Arizona State University has found that among homeless young adults who were surveyed, about 40% had experienced exploitation – sex trafficking or labor trafficking.
In May 2020, Arizona State University reached a major milestone when it enrolled approximately 3,500 American Indian students.
This spring, Arizona State University theater students will have the opportunity to work with professional directors on two major theater productions.
Routines have a lot of benefits. They can provide stability and help us make progress toward our goals.
Javid Qaem’s career path has taken him near and far, not merely geographically, but in the many ways that he has served.
The field of microelectronics plays a macro-sized role in our lives.
Life is stressful, and chronic stress can have serious physical and mental consequences.
Last year, the Cox Connected Environments Collaboratory began working with ASU to help the university further its sustainability goal
This fall marks Francisco Pedraza’s first semester at Arizona State University.
The first two of five Watts Endowed Professors, funded from the 2018 Watts family gift to the college, have been named by the Watts College of Public Servic
Most galaxies, including our own, grow by accumulating new material and turning them into stars — that much is known.
English and most other human languages apply a feature known as negation.
The dramatic upheaval Géza Kmetty endured in his early years makes his life and career trajectories, professional achievements and contributions to engineering and higher education genuinely remark
Known by many as the “Jon Stewart of the Arab World,” Bassem Youssef is set to perform his satire c
Kimberly Scott has been named to a new role focused on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion opportunities in philanthropy, and expanding faculty involvement in philanthropy.
About 2.4 billion years ago, Earth’s atmosphere underwent what is called the Great Oxidation Event (GOE). Prior to the GOE, early Earth had far less molecular oxygen that we have today.
The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare‘s selection of a professor as one of its fellows represents a major distinction for that professor’s
For generations, every Arizona schoolchild learned that the state’s economy is based on the five Cs: cattle, cotton, copper, climate and citrus.
When mass protests erupted in Kazakhstan last week, and the country’s largest
Two Arizona State University dance alumni were recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Dance Education in Practice.
New Year’s is often a reset for people. It’s a chance to make resolutions or set intentions and goals for the days, weeks and months ahead.
Sun Devil Dining at Arizona State University is making it easier for students and the campus community to choose climate-friendly foods through the launch of Cool Food Meals this January.
What do we mean when we use the term “systemic racism," and how does it differ from individual prejudice and legal discrimination?
Chelsea Pace is using her expertise in staging sex to create safer spaces for actors.
A new year is traditionally a time for looking forward, but in the midst of a relentless pandemic, growing climate crisis and rising political divisiveness, it can be exhausting to stay hopeful abo
Have you ever thought about the amount of single-use plastic cutlery disposed of daily on the ASU Tempe campus? How about in a semester? Or a year?
ASU scientists and engineers building the Europa Thermal Emission Imaging System (E-THEMIS) for NASA’s
When crossing the street at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, you may have noticed blue light poles placed along the sidewalks.
Sidney Poitier, a Hollywood icon who broke racial barriers in his roles and as the first Black man to win the best actor Oscar, left a legacy that will live on through film school students at Arizo
For some people who indulged over winter break, January might be a time of dieting.
But which kind of diet? Banning all treats or allowing some “cheats?”
Solutions journalism has become a popular form of storytelling in recent years, and Arizona State University's News Co/Lab will apply its use in a
“Do we belong together?” This question can lead to passionate discussions about the status of romantic relationships.
Shakira Hobbs had an idea as an engineering graduate student in 2014, and she transformed it into a globally impactful nonprofit only five years later.
Michael Sauer has a passion for biochemistry and computational mathematical sciences.
“Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration,” the social justice exhibition at the
COVID-19 has gutted businesses large and small, and damaged the psyche of the American workforce.
Ten thousand years ago, the Sahara was green. Lakes, grasslands and trees covered what is now the world’s largest hot desert.
It can be argued that activists often don't have time to adequately process what they've experienced and learned before considering their next steps.
The holidays are often a time when greeting cards and emails arrive from friends and family near and far.
Despite a year of unparalleled challenges, including a pandemic, travel restrictions and redirected funding, Arizona State University continues to grow its research enterprise and advance new disco
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