House Democrats pushed through legislation in April
Cynthia Lietz, a President’s Professor of social work who has served as vice dean since 2016, has
In “Pride,” a new FX docuseries currently streaming on Hulu, ASU Associate Professor of film and media studies
Topping the headlines again, Arizona State University Associate Professor Natalie Diaz has been awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for h
For decades, physicians and dieticians have urged people to limit their intake of high-fat foods, citing links to poor health outcomes and some of the leading causes of death in the U.S., such as d
Jennifer Weiler, an Arizona State University media arts and sciences postdoctoral alumna and current faculty associate, is releasing a comic book this summer that teaches users how to use cod
The largest study of its kind has unveiled new insights into how genes are regulated in dementia, including discovering 84 new genes linked to the disease.
Infrastructure — it’s one of those words we think we understand, but it can be a hard concept to wrap our brains around.
In her new, intimate memoir, Cindy McCain opens up about her beloved husband, the late Sen.
More than 2.7 million American children are directly affected by the current incarceration of a parent or loved one.
Two recent Arizona State University graduates are on their way to medical school this summer, thanks to the opportunity to earn bachelor’s degrees through ASU Online.
Jonathan Koppell, dean of the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, has been named the next president of Montclair State University, a leading public research university in New J
Internationally recognized and award-winning dancer, choreographer, educator and performer LaTasha Barnes joins the dance faculty in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Thea
While DNA provides the genetic recipe book for biological form and function, it is the job of the body’s proteins to carry out the complex commands dictated by DNA’s genetic code.
ASU Polytechnic campus has rolled out the welcome mat for several distinguished — and feathered — guests: four burrowing owls.
Families providing round-the-clock care to infirm veterans or military members will have volunteer respite caregivers to help them for another three years, as a federal agency renewed funding for a
When Karen Bruhn received the 2012 Arizona State University Faculty Achievement Teaching Award for her work as an honors faculty fellow at Barrett, The Honors College at ASU, she said: “I feel real
Worldwide people have experienced the effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in collective trauma to our physical and mental safety. Individuals on the front lines, specifically educators an
In 1990, the U.S. Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A recent survey of the top 1,300 highest-grossing films released in the U.S.
When the COVID-19 pandemic pushed education and thousands of jobs online seemingly overnight, many Arizona State University faculty and students found themselves in uncharted territory.
It’s a bright, hot summer day. To cool off, you have the choice of taking shelter under a shade sail, in the shade of a tall building or beneath a leafy tree.
Along the lower banks of the Salt River, dense thickets of tall, weedlike invasive saltcedar and giant reed threaten native vegetation vital to preserving the biodiversity of one of the few r
Associate Professor Grisha Coleman of the ASU Herberger Institute’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering has been named a 2021–22 fellow
ASU’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has renamed the annual Alumni Scholar Award for a distinguished member of its faculty who retired this spring.
Regents Professor Flavio Marsiglia’s “outstanding contributions to advancing the field of prevention science” throughout a long and distinguished
The ASU Foundation has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the American Arbitration Association – International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR) Fo
Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences recognizes and congratulates its faculty member promotions, as announced by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The School of Molecular Sciences is part of a group awarded a JEDI — Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion — seed grant from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.
The competition is over, but the impact will stay with students and the Arizona community.
While scientists know the discovery of alien life would be a game-changing, interstellar event for humanity, the search to date has been unsuccessful.
What can we learn from developing societies around the world about mitigating risk and sharing resources during a disaster?
Australian researchers recently reported a sharp decline in the abundance of coral along the Great Barrier Reef.
A team of scientists at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute has successfully achieved a milestone five years in the making — generating the first electrons from their highly innovative c
It’s no coincidence that the exhibit map for “Telephone,” an ambitious project that enlists creators of all kinds to mimic the classic children’s game by “w
Ambiguity is a challenging concept to embrace, but doing so can unlock the creativity and innovation needed to make big changes, according to a design expert from Stanford University.
“I have lived through the massacre every day. Our country may forget this history, but I cannot. I will not. And other survivors do not. And our descendants do not.”
In the social sciences division of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, students and faculty impact and pioneer solutions to society’s challenges through an underst
This July, Camilla Fojas will join Arizona State University as the new director of the School of Social Transformation.
Infrastructure has always been a target in warfare, according to Mikhail Chester, an associate professor of civil and enviro
In a first for Arizona, the Novus Innovation Corridor earned LEED-ND Gold certification last month from the U.S. Green Building Council.
More than 40% of college students do not graduate after six years. And, though women are more likely to graduate college than men, they remain underrepresented in STEM and business careers.
Compared to the first silicon-based transistors of the 1950s, the extraordinary capabilities of today’s consumer electronics seem like the stuff of science fiction.
In what reads like a piece of advice from a 19th-century version of Marie Kondo, British textile designer William Morris once wrote, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful o
Magda Hinojosa, professor at Arizona State University, has been named the new director for the School of Politics and Global
Less than a mile south of the Loop 101 in northeast Phoenix, on a plot of land that just two years ago was nothing but dirt, a new silhouette that represents the future of health care in Arizona ha
Three Arizona State University undergraduates have been chosen for the Killam Fellowships Program, an exchange program that will give the students the opportunity to study in Canada during the 2021
Generation Z have been told throughout their high school and collegiate careers that their technology use would distract them in the workplace.
Jeff McClelland was a dedicated and accomplished executive at the time of his death in 2006.
President Joe Biden’s proposed American Families Plan would spend $1.8 t
Every bookworm in Phoenix knows that one of the best ways to ride out triple-digit temperatures is to chill out indoors with a good summer read.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University offers courses that nearly every ASU student takes at some point in
In spite of decades of research, cancer remains an enigma. Conventional wisdom holds that cancer is driven by random mutations that create aberrant cells that run amok in the body.
Professor Timothy Steimle has enjoyed a productive career at Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences.
Now more than two and half decades into his career, Samuel Ariaratnam has seen only a few of those years go by without an award or other notable
The current prognosis for our world’s coral reefs is bleak. With ever-warming, more polluted and acidic oceans, models predict that 70% to 90% of coral reefs will be lost by 2050.
Ants are renowned in the insect world for their complex social structure and behaviors.
There were some silver linings to the panic and scramble of redirecting an in-person event with hundreds of registrants to an online conference held in March 2020.
Scenic designer Arnel Sancianco joins the School of Music, Dance and Theatre in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts this fall.
Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences is one of three institutions nationwide selected this year to join the American Chemical Society’s Bridge Program.
The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Tess M.S.
While scientists have amassed considerable knowledge of the rocky planets in our solar system, like Earth and Mars, much less is known about the icy water-rich planets, Neptune and Uranus.
Ziqi Li, an Arizona State University alumnus with a PhD in geography from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
An idea popped into Erin Schneiderman’s mind as the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine entered her arm during an early-morning appointment in the State Farm Stadium parking lot.
Broadening access to higher education. Advancing research that helps people. Taking responsibility for the communities it serves.
Colonial Pipeline Co., which operates 5,500 miles of pipeline that delivers 45% of gas and jet fuel to the East Coast of the U.S., was shut down on May 7 by an organization now identified as the ra
Robert Shuter, an intercultural communication scholar at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication and professor eme
New research from Arizona State University has found that it’s cheaper to build permanent, supportive housing for people who have chronic mental illness than it is to let them become homeless.
What people believe happens after death guides how they think about the Earth and how they behave, including whether they choose to recycle or buy energy-efficient appliances, a new study shows.
Six days after the Colonial Pipeline was attacked by cyberhackers and left millions hanging at the gas pum
Many consumers rarely think about where the food and products they buy come from, nor do they understand how harmful the production of these items can be on people and our environment.
Military spouses often face situations and challenges that most civilians don’t — deployments, long periods of separation and adhering to codes that sometimes can stifle human emotion.
Deep within Liberia’s dense rainforests lives one of the most intelligent and threatened species on the planet: the western chimpanzee.
As businesses and destinations begin to reopen from the pandemic shutdown, consumers will likely see more places going cashless.
A person with a serious mental illness must confront the difficult decision of whether to reveal their disorder in their workplace.
May is Nurses Month, which honors the nation’s registered nurses through celebrations, education and
The modern, industrialized society is not how humans have always lived.
In fact, the last 200 years make up only a tiny portion of human history.
According to the myth of Pandora, even when all the evils of the world were unleashed — hope was protected.
The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University has awarded funding to six new seed grant projects f
Since 2016, Jake Agron has led the Arizona Senate Research Department, which provides nonpartisan, objective research and policy analysis to the elected members of the chamber.
Phoenix-area high school students were virtually transported to rural Kenya to solve a real-world engineering challenge through an Ira A.
The economic outlook for Arizona and the U.S. is promising as the deep recession sparked by the pandemic quickly recedes, according to three Arizona State University experts.
In the late 1980s, University of Connecticut researcher Lawrence E. Armstrong was looking for a way to assess hydration.
The Watts College of Public Service of Community Solutions celebrated in person with nearly 450 graduates May 3 for a part-virtual, part-live spring con
To honor its Class of 2021, the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University staged a truly unique college graduation.
On a recent Friday afternoon in Glendale, Arizona, the quiet stillness that has defined many a college campus this past year was suddenly and joyously pierced by the peal of the Bool Bell, traditio
Down at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus on May 3, more than 30 grads from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts attended an in-person get-together in the breezeway of Santa Cat
Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, called on the Cronkite School’s newest graduates to build their careers based on what inspires them, to be patient with themselves and
As an Asian American interested in conservation and environmental science, still largely white-dominated disciplines in the U.S., Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences Professor
Pollen is widely known both as an incredibly important aspect of creating our ecosystems and as an annoyance to those who suffer from allergies.
After more than a year of working remotely, students in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University were finally able to see some of their fellow graduates and faculty members on We
For many of us, not a day goes by that we aren’t logging into an account for various tasks, entertainment or work. As such, we've all heard stories of failed password protection ...
QS World University Rankings has released its list of more than 300 of the top universities in the United States, with Arizona State University moving up nearly 30 spots to No.
Sam Primack, the 2017 ASU Gammage Rising Star Award recipient and winner of Best Lead Male at the 2017 AS
Two faculty members from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences were recognized as exceptional mentors by Arizona State University's Faculty Women’s
“To read is to fly: It is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.” — A.C.
The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) at Arizona State University has awarded fellowships to eight ASU faculty for the 2021–22 academic year.
Higher education has myriad equity issues: The gap between “elite universities” and other institutions continues to increase, tuition prices are inaccessible for most and admission requirements are
Columbine. Sandy Hook. Orlando. Las Vegas. All tragedies involving gun violence that resulted in multiple civilian fatalities and injuries.
Successful and rewarding career paths are sometimes discovered rather than planned.
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers publishes a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
"Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." — George Lucas
You may know someone who has undergone bariatric surgery — an intense medical procedure that reduces the size of a person’s stomach to help with rapid weight loss.
The subseafloor constitutes one of the largest and most understudied ecosystems on Earth.
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University announces the addition of the McCarthy Institute and Executive Director David Franklyn to the co
In the intro to her new book, “Blackface,” ASU Regents Professor of English
A first-generation immigrant, Kenro Kusumi came to the United States when he was 2 years old.
Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Arizona State University professor and planetary scientist, has been elected to the
Some things seem to happen without direction. Fish form schools to deter predators and ants form rafts to survive floods.
Mexico and the U.S. are connected by a constant flow of people, goods and investment across the 1,954-mile border they share and far beyond it.
Following a rise in xenophobia directed toward Asian Americans at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few months have seen a string of high-profile attacks that increased awareness of
The English Renaissance ended nearly 400 years ago, yet the people and creative works of that era can tell us a lot about ourselves today.
Early last year, a committee was assembled with faculty members from all three Arizona public universities to help plan the first statewide American Statistical Association (ASA) DataF
Arizona State University was named a Best Value College for 2021 by The Princeton Review.
Two members of the Arizona State University community are named in the new membership rolls of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced on April 22.
Wireless technology is racing toward ubiquity. Innovative new commercial, scientific and military applications are emerging at an almost unimaginable rate.
Photocatalysts are useful materials, with a myriad of environmental and energy applications, including air purification, water treatment, self-cleaning surfaces, pollution-fighting paints and coati
At the small scale at which molecules exist, everything is in motion.
Arizona State University remains a national leader in addressing sustainability when it comes to research, outreach and stewardship, according to an annual international publication of university r
A team of scientists, including Arizona State University’s Evgenya Shkolnik and
Sarah Amira de la Garza has been selected to receive the 2021 Gary S.
The Earth’s near-surface environment, known as Earth’s critical zone, supports most life on the planet.
Members of the Arizona State University community have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment by taking part in Rio Reimagined Earth Day Cleanup Week events both virtual and in per
Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, is the keynote speaker at the third annual National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference, a virtual gathering of professionals h
Amanda Baldeneaux is living proof that a writer can create solid work under the most trying of circumstances.
James Herbert Williams plans to keep a full schedule that includes editing two books and traveling to Africa once he concludes his four years as
Three Arizona State University professors have received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant for $100,000 to create an undergraduate certificate program in artificial int
Just over a year ago, governments around the world issued stay-at-home orders, significantly changing day-to-day lives in an instant.
No offense to her fellow classmates, but recent ASU grad Jessie Erbe didn’t like the sound of “Class of 2021.”
To her ear, graduating in an even-numbered year landed better.
Wrapping up the School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s 2020-2021 virtual performance season for dance is SpringDanceFest, and the lineup is set to move audiences beyond just the physical.
Municipal parks and youth sports programs are gradually reopening as restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ease.
As reports of anti-Asian hate crimes have escalated across the country in recent months, nearly two dozen students, faculty and staff in the Scho
When the National Football League resumes in August for its 101st campaign, there will be a lot to celebrate.
As everyone has focused on longer and more frequent hand-washing during the pandemic, the availability of safe, clean water has never been more important.
Building on a long-standing partnership, Starbucks and Arizona State University are joining forces to create the ASU-Starbucks Center for the Future of
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has announced that Professor Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of Arizona State University's
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was voted out of office in 2016, after 24 years as the county’s top cop.
Sian Proctor is preparing to launch into space this fall, which makes complete sense.
Arizona State University’s Leadership Academy — a yearlong leadership experience hailed as authentic and perspective-changing by participants — will graduate its eighth cohort in May and pass a mil
Across the Phoenix metropolitan area thousands of land parcels lay vacant.
Two Arizona State University professors have trained the first crime analysts from nine small Caribbean nations.
In fall 2020, after a renewed cry for social justice in America, Arizona State University President Michael Crow announced the university’s commitment to address social transformation by implementi
President Joe Biden’s proposed $2.3 trillion plan to upgrade America’s eroding infras
Arizona State University employs many unsung heroes, like Paul Liddell, who devote their lives and careers not only to research, but to helping others. Liddell, an associate research professional i
Some of the best investigative stories are “hiding in plain sight” and buried just beneath the surface, but the details need to be gold-panned from the stream through documents, records and data, a
Arizona State University researcher Petra Fromme has received the 2021 Christian B. Anfinsen Award.
This spring, the Interplanetary Initiative held a tournament where ASU undergraduate students became citizens of an early Martian community charged wit
Last year, Michael McQuarrie was studying the street medics who supported the George Floyd protest
Modern humans are the world’s apex predator. For tens of thousands of years, deep into the Stone Age, humans hunted and killed the largest animals on land and sea. How?
Engineers and scientists can envision a future of increasingly productive interactions between humans and robots.
Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will feature influential civil rights and social justice leader Rev. William J.
Arizona State University has announced that it will host and coordinate a new indoor public COVID-19 vaccination site on its Tempe campus at Desert Financial Arena, opening Monday, April 12.
Arizona State University’s plans for its new ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles took another step forward with the announcement that the W. P.
When Joanna Grabski took over as director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, she increased enrollment 20%, rebranded it as a globally oriented school for the 21st century, establishe
Sport can be considered one of the most powerful platforms to promote strength, empowerment and inclusion.
Obtaining a college degree is a wonderful achievement and a life-changing event, but parents want more for their children than just landing a well-paying job, Arizona State University President Mic
A partnership between Arizona State University and the Tempe Police Department has yielded a curriculum designed to help officers keep contacts with the public peaceful and productive — and a Team
The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, a national reporting initiative at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won the top collegiate
Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and creator of the landmark 1619 Project, wi
Observing its 20th anniversary, NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter, the longest-lived spacecraft at the red planet, has helped locate water ice, find land
Donatella Danielli became the new director of Arizona State Univesity's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences on Jan. 1.
Despite a decade of widespread decline in humanities majors and enrollments at higher educat
This academic year alone, Arizona State University's Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services (SAILS) has served more than 7,000 on-campus and on
George Floyd, the man whose death in police custody launched a thousand protests in 2020, has reignited a critical conversation about systemic racism and social injustice around the world.
The Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University and the
Abba Gumel, Foundation Professor of mathematics in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University, delivered virtually the Ameri
Building a baby lab is no small feat, though its subjects may have some (small feet, that is).
The School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University will celebrate virtually the 2021 annual John P.
COVID-19 has impacted lives across the globe in a variety of ways. Some have lost loved ones, others have lost their jobs or their homes, and many suffered isolation from friends and family.
Thirty years ago, clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay drew attention to similarities between the trauma experienced by Greek warriors, as documented in the epic poem “The Iliad,” and Vietnam vetera
Volunteers from the Phoenix Peace Corps Association and the Arizona State University community came together April 3 to build dozens of portable, digital Sola
Paradise Valley Mall, an icon of northeast Phoenix retail, has shu
Arizona State University, through Skysong Innovations, continues to achieve high rankings in technology transfer metrics.
On March 13, 2020, former President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, thus marking the beginning of the pandemic for many Americans.
According to Abhinav Acharya, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Arizona State University, “a single form of
To cap off its first year as a hub for human rights scholars at Arizona State University, the Global Human Rights Hub will host a virtual global conference, "Human Rights on the Edge: The Future of
For more than 25 years, award-winning political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has advocated for Latino and immigrant rights through his work.
Preparing for life after birth can be intimidating, but it’s a comfort to know there are others who have been through it before and can help guide you along the way.
Given the sheer number of incarcerated individuals in the United States — the country with the highest incar
There’s something new this year for Indigenous Culture Week.
It’s the word “Indigenous.”
For a second year in row, ASU’s Social Embeddedness Network Conference was held virtually.
In the span of a century, students with autism have gone from being institutionalized in sanitariums to having careers in the STEM field.
Arizona State University has created a new advocacy course focused on human rights that’s being offered by Amnesty International to their staff in the Middle East and Northern Africa who are eager
Arizona State University is on the verge of making "herstory." Soon the university will for the first time have three women in the position of executive vice president.
Sustainability, a concept often thought of in simpler terms of the environment, is really a broader discipline that includes social justice and economic well-being.
Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor to NBC News and MSNBC, will give the keynote address at the spring 2021 convocation of the Walter Cronki
Elizabeth Lightfoot will become the next director of the Arizona State University School of Social Work on July 1,
It was deep into 2020 when John Featherstone had a realization that stopped him in his tracks — there w
Is there anything more experimental than a seed?
Planting something in the ground and seeing what grows there?
On Feb. 18, the Perseverance rover landed on Mars to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to return to Earth.
The newly named Sidney Poitier New American Film School is getting a new director – Dianah Wynter, who has a background in film, theater and television.
The good news, of course, is that more and more Arizonans are receiving COVID-19 vaccines, with tens of thousands getting vaccinated in parking lots at large sports stadiums.
Arizona State University has 14 graduate degree programs ranked in the top 10 nationwide, according to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University continues to maintain its reputation as a premier law school, placing No. 25 overall in U.S.
The internet is open to everyone, and that democratization has a dark side. Disinformation is flourishing and affects everything from elections to public health.
The time for the mercury to begin creeping toward the triple digits in the Valley is nigh.
The International Center for Deep Life Investigation has announced that Arizona State University Assistant Professor
The din of construction on the northeast corner of Garfield and Fifth streets in downtown Phoenix will soon give way to a flurry of activity as the researchers and entrepreneurs who will inhabit ha
While guidelines from the World Health Organization call for frequent handwashing, physical distancing and proper sanitation to limit the spread of COVID-19, a recent analysis shows how water
In order to develop more effective drugs against a range of cancers, researchers have been investigating the molecular structure of many disease-linked enzymes in the body.
Editor’s note: This story was developed in partnership with TGen and written by Steve Yozwiak, senior science writer at TGen.
Adrienne Fairwell, a proven media leader with years of communications and public television experience, has been named general manager of Arizona PBS at Arizona Sta
Friends, colleagues and family members describe Daniel Jankowski as having been one of those unforgettable figures who, as the expression goes, “had quite a reputation.”
How effective is clicker training? Do field trips reduce stress in shelter dogs?
Dean Baquet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is the first Black executive editor to lead both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, emphasized the importance of deep and open-minded
Twenty-three music and dance faculty, students and alumni in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre are featured performers at the international Walled City Music Festival’s
“At least the play was good,” Mrs. Lincoln never said.
“I've always wanted to visit Europe,” said no one on D-Day.
“We get to swim!” said nobody on the Titanic.
Posting on Facebook doesn’t really accomplish much in the way of change. Lobbying politicians is a long haul. And laws change slowly.
The Financial Times released its 2021 list of the best online MBA programs, and Arizona State University’s W. P.
Every day the ASU Sun Devil Fitness Center COVID-19 vaccination site inoculates hundreds of people thanks to the work of volunteers from the ASU community.
Picture it: The year is 2025 and Arizona State University is the leading Fifth Wave University, seamlessly blending culture and innovation through research, teaching and learning.
Scientists from Arizona State University, who are a part of the Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog (SUBSEA) program, have pioneered a new approach to the scientific
Nearly 2 million people experience a traumatic brain injury in the United States every year. Just as each person is different, their injuries present in different ways.
Newsrooms would do well to embrace workplace issues surrounding LGBTQ rights, personal identity and creating more gender inclusive content because it leads to more accurate and nuanced coverage as
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School became its own entity in fall 2020.
The fight against food insecurity has grown in importance over the past decade, as a growing number of underserved communities are living in food deserts — areas that have limited access to food t
Alexa — Amazon’s voice-activated smart assistant — has quickly risen in popularity as a household name for individuals and families across the world.
Specialization has long been one of the primary allures of a college education.
C. (Charles) Austen Angell took what was ubiquitous and made it appear exotic.
The story of the Golden Buddha is one that not many know, but those who do aren’t likely to forget.
Through her extensive work in public education, Anna Cichopek-Gajraj exemplifies the dedication to community health embedded in Arizona State U
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a globally disruptive force to our human systems for over a year.
Those who work with young people in the child welfare system occasionally will look up from that work and glance at the calendar, which reminds them that one day, every one of these children must l
When rain began falling in northern Georgia on Sept. 15, 2009, little did Atlantans know that they would bear witness to epic flooding throughout the city.
Arizona State University Associate Professor Gary Moore and his research team seek to understand and advance the science of molecular materials for applications in transducing solar energy.
American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) Executive Director Traci Morris (Chickasaw Nation) is one of 25
In 2017, the first interstellar object from beyond our solar system was discovered via the Pan-STARRS astronomical observatory in Hawaii.
It’s been said that the eyes are the window into the soul. And sometime in the very near future, they may possibly be the window into your personal identification.
“Disruptive innovation,” a term coined by Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen in 1995, describes the process by which
This year, the Arizona State University Department of Psychology is getting creative with their participation in Sun Devil Giving Day.
Editor's note: In recognition of Women’s History Month, ASU is highlighting inspiring women and their stories.
The past year has brought on challenging new circumstances and called attention to existing social injustices.
We now know what the wind on Mars actually sounds like — to a robot’s “ears” a
One of the world’s foremost experts in paleoanthropology, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, known for major fossil discoveries in the African Rift Valley and extensive scholarship in human origins science,
In a year when performing artists’ careers are at a standstill, Ji Yeon Kim, who goes by Jiji, is finding ways to keep her creativity alive and
The no-appointment Devils’ drop-off service — the latest in Arizona State University's free, saliva-based COVID-19 testing — makes it
In 2020, Arizona State University's Frank Rhodes Lecture Series was redesigned to strengthen its strategy — questioning the status quo of higher education by b
The Local spring series will feature artists from the community as they perform live on the ASU Gammage stage.
According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control, more than 5 million adults i
The Arizona State University community will come together March 18 for the annual Sun Devil Giving Day, a universitywide day of giving that has an extraordinary impact on causes at ASU.
Arizona State University has been honored with the Slack in Education Award, as part of Slack’s first-ever Spotlight A
Double-masking, or wearing one mask over another, has been the subject of much recent media attention.
One year ago, the looming COVID-19 pandemic cut short Major League Baseball's spring training.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stressor for America’s health care system.
Early in February, small live events with the School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates in dance took place at Arizona State University’s Margaret Gisolo Dance The
Artificial intelligence is a "world-altering" technology that represents “the most powerful tools in generations for expanding knowledge, increasing prosperity and enriching the human experience” a
Arizona State University Assistant Professor Kerry Geiler-Samerotte was recently named a recipient of the
Astronauts face many challenges to their health, due to the exceptional conditions of spaceflight.
The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, reached Mars’ orbit on Feb. 9, 2021.
Members of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) elected Arizona State University criminal justice and sociology Professor Anthony Pegue
The Giant Magellan Telescope has announced fabrication of the sixth of seven of the world’s largest monolithic telescope mirrors.
Women around the world are realizing there is strength in numbers when they have shared challenges.
Deborah Helitzer got an early start thinking about health, fascinated from a very young age by why some people became ill while others stayed well.
Arizona State University’s Institute for Humanities Research has announced Black feminist scholar and activist adrienne maree brown as the 2021 IHR Distinguished
The coronavirus pandemic, social unrest and economic turbulence defined 2020. The past year has also changed the entertainment industry dramatically — and perhaps permanently.
March 8 is International Women's Day, a time to champion gender equity and female empowerment around the globe and to ask ourselves what we can
Inventing critical devices that monitor health, unraveling the secrets of potentially game-changing proteins, building connections with clinical partners and nurturing the future STEM workforce — t
Arizona State University has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Kordower as the founding director of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative
The ASU Alumni Association Founders’ Day awards program honors the pioneering spirit of the institution’s founders and celebrates the innovations of alumni, faculty members and supporters of one of
Arizona State University’s commitment to the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves is embedded in its charter.
Outbreaks of E. coli and other sources of food contamination are frustratingly common.
Promising new research shows aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer’s dementia.
It has been nearly a decade since Louise Erdrich’s novel “The Round House” first told the story of Joe Coutts, a 13-year-old boy living on an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota who takes it upon hi
After one of the most tumultuous years – politically, socially and economically – in recent history, many Americans are finding themselves in a state of disenchantment.
In May 1968, 14-year-old Michael Polt arrived at New York Harbor via passenger ship after emigrating from Austria with his mother, sister and stepfather.
With decades of experience in diplomacy, negotiations, national security and leadership, retired U.S. State Department Ambassador Edward O’Donnell, retired Lt. Gen.
Arizona State University Associate Professor and Developmental Psychology Area Head Leah Doane was recently selected by the ASU Graduate
Can lunar exploration be peaceful?
It’s a subject worthy of being hashed out, a panel of experts thinks.
Emeritus Professor of history Peter James Iverson, 76, died on Feb.
Unlike countries with parliamentary systems, where governing with pluralities rather than majorities is the norm, the United States has only two major parties, meaning usually one or the other is i
Arizona State University’s Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy has a bevy of job titles and picked up a new one in February.
In a battle between a boar and a bobcat, who would win? What about between a group of Neandertals and a giant short-faced bear?
Arizona State University's School of Human Evolution and Social Change marked World Anthropology Day earlier this month, hosting a celebration on social media and a virtual movie night.
It’s the year 1500. A buyer and a seller are haggling in the massive Aztec marketplace of Tlatelolco, over chiles, cacao beans or copal incense perhaps. It’s getting heated.
In the last 60,000 years, humans have emerged as an ecologically dominant species and have successfully colonized every terrestrial habitat.
Anybody who has had the opportunity to hear Michael Eric Dyson speak will tell you how powerful an experience it can be.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and a leading voice in the national conversation on racial justice and police reform said he has no problem being called an activist as long as he is
In her novels, award-winning author and Arizona State University Professor Jewell Parker Rhodes often combines he
Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company chose W. P.
Tracing back a ghostly particle from a star-shredding supermassive black hole, scientists have uncovered a gigantic cosmic particle accelerator.
Despite the fact that conversations on race relations are more common today, many parents, guardians and educators from all races still feel uncomfortable having these talks with young children.
When Arizona State University’s film school was named after the legendar
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a broad term. It includes the techniques of machine learning and deep learning through which computers mimic the operation of the human brain.
United States Air Force Capt. Kyle McKelvey was injured severely in 2014, nearly ending his military career. The injury motivated him to explore other career options.
There is a pandemic. State and federal authorities clash over the timing, policies and efforts to check its spread. Hot spots arise in cities and states with lesser restrictions.
Ancient alchemists dreamed of transforming base materials like lead into gold and other valuable commodities.
2020 was a year of upheaval that brought attention to a wide range of areas in social injustice and inequity, from the Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ movements to inequities in access to health care
Sometimes, when you’re stretched to the limit and you think you can’t go on, all it takes to bring you back to a state of equilibrium is a calming voice — and a little poetry.
Under the worst climate change scenarios, American cities, beginning with Miami, are already experiencing rising
A woman’s body shape — not only the amount of fat — is what drives stigma associated with overweight and obesity, according to a new study.
When Arizona State University first was named host of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, the world’s largest general sc
Almost a year off the stage and behind monitor screens, the theater program in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre continues to find new ways to produce and share their wo
Lots of people are eager to help feed hungry people, but obstacles like money, time and distance can overcome goodwill and generosity.
The Centers for Disease Control originally identified COVID-19’s first arrival in the United States as
The humanities encompass everything from history, literature and creative writing to film and media, language and culture, philosophy, linguistics and religion.
On April 22, four ASU graduate professors will be awarded the Graduate College’s Outstanding Faculty Mento
Researchers at Arizona State University's Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, along with colleagues at Arizona’s two other state universities and Mayo C
The Phoenix metro area is teeming with life going in and out of air-conditioned buildings, up and down paved roads and around a city that goes on for miles with lights when one flies over.
When it comes to the health outcomes of populations, social determinants can make or break them.
Arizona State University is one of only 10 universities that are top producers for both Fulbright Scholar awards for faculty and Fulbright U.S. Student award recipients.
Pedro Gomez, an Arizona-based reporter for ESPN who was a frequent presence at the Walter
A new mineral has been named for Arizona State University Emeritus Regents Professor Carleton Moore, the founding director of ASU’s
When most of us think of accounting, we think of numbers and math.
Researchers at the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology (BSCEB) and their colleagues have bee
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University has awarded a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) seed grant to the
As with many complex maladies, a deep understanding of Alzheimer’s disease has been elusive for the simple reason that a v
The Center for Services Leadership at Arizona State University is launching a new fully online and live interactive program to address organizations’ need to adapt, renew and upgrade their service
Proteins are one of the major building blocks of life, and they carry out many chemical reactions related to life. This includes how the body interacts with disease-causing agents.
When it comes to American history, ASU Foundation Professor Lois Brown believes no story is too small to tell.
For two days in January, more than 270 educators and education experts from around the country gathered virtually at the invitation of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to address a big questi
Last month, the world watched as the U.S. Capitol was stormed by rioters seeking to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election.
Arizona State University announced Feb. 11 the new name and website of a universitywide center that will create tools to end the nation’s rising social, political and economic inequality.
Arizona State University’s charter highlights a commitment to the well-being of communities, and that promise extends around the world.
It’s the night of Sept. 13, 1923. Ten men are deep in the Grand Canyon. Their expedition — to map the river corridor — marks the end of the era of exploration in the canyon.
When the COVID-19 pandemic canceled in-person gatherings indefinitely, it became clear to the faculty at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School o
Romance can be part of the college social experience, and it has looked very different this year.
Louise Erdrich’s 14th novel “The Round House” opens with an image of creeping tree roots threatening the foundation of a family home on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota.
When the call went out in late January for volunteers to help with Arizona State University's COVID-19 vaccination effort, students at the College of Health Solutions jumped at the chance, filling
Almost all metals and alloys eventually corrode. For common things such as cars and metal gates, corrosion is just part of normal wear and tear.
As Maricopa County braces itself for the wave of evictions expected to follow an ever-changing moratorium deadline, researchers at Arizona State University's Knowledge Exchange for Resilience
NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will land on Mars Feb. 18, 2021.
Hackers were able to remotely access the water treatment plant in the small town of Oldsmar, Florida, la
By analyzing the occurrences of exposed dusty ice on Mars using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, ASU pl
The Arizona State University School of Life Sciences was recently awarded Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) seed grants from
Cycling '74, the company behind the visual programming language that ASU digital culture students use, has endorsed alum Andrew Robinson as a certified trainer.
After the 2020 pandemic fades into the rearview mirror, what will be remembered — after COVID-19 itself — will be the shortages.
In the early 1970s, Steve Graham was a long-haired free-spirit hitchhiking across America, trying to find himself.
With vaccinations to fight coronavirus on the rise, questions are beginning to pop up.
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is partnering with the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communicatio
COVID-19 has imposed a heavy toll on the entire United States, but the pandemic has been particularly brutal among Indigenous communities.
More sustainable transit in the cities of the future. Improving water security via forest restoration. Expanding education in energy and STEM.
A new process for inserting synthetic gene circuits into host cells, developed by a team of bioengineers at Arizona State University, has broad implications for improving the effectiveness of a ran
Book authorship among tenured faculty members is a regular byproduct of their research and scholarship.
For decades, space and ground telescopes have provided us with spectacular images of galaxies.
In a time when issues of religion, ethics and science are often challenged inside and outside the academic world, a new conference put on by five academic units at Arizona State University is
In the recent opinion article "ASU’s diversity training need
A new Arizona State University study shows the dismal record of hiring Black head coaches in the NFL — a league in which three-quarters of the players are Black.
There is a line in “Northanger Abbey,” Jane Austen’s satirical coming-of-age novel, that Devoney Looser thinks of often, whenever she is
Building on nearly two decades of unparalleled advancement, Arizona State University moved up to sixth out of 759 universities in the nation for total research expenditures among univers
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University has an international reputation as an outstanding center for research
The Black Lives Matter movement started way before 2020, but last year forced many to see the reality of racism in all its shapes.
Ferran Garcia-Pichel wasn’t sure he wanted to be a scientist.
A documentary produced by students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication about a disturbing rise in youth suicide in Arizona is on track to reach
Humans are unusual because we cooperate with each other in ways that other animals do not.
Sarah Lindstrom Johnson, an associate professor from ASU’s School of Social and Family Dynamics, works in partnership with youth serving organizations to support development and improve the environ
Art Ciocca and his wife, Carlyse, are passionate about entrepreneurship and education.
The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, is scheduled to reach Mars’ orbit on Feb.
William Rhoden, an award-winning national sports writer and visiting professional at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journ
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership is the recipient of an exciting new award from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation and the establishment of the Thomas W.
In 2020, the world faced a severe rise in disinformation and misinformation.
Join Arizona State University’s Black African Coalition and Undergraduate Student Government leaders for an incredible evening of conversation with Angela Davis on Thursday, Feb. 18.
Issues of social inequality, racism and economic disparity remain at the forefront of the most serious challenges facing America.
With the goal of vaccinating 3.5 million Arizonans by July 1, the state opened its second COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site Monday at Arizona State University’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
A dispiriting job on Wall Street led Ayanna Thompson to the realization that she wanted to change the world more than she wanted a big
After a tumultuous four years and a presidential election that rendered voters divided, journalists must work harder to regain the public’s trust by relying more on accurate and solutions-oriented
When Americans think of the Great Migration, that period of time from the early 1900s through the 1970s when 6 million African Americans moved from the southern U.S.
When ASU Assistant Professor of design Danielle Foushee was being treated for cancer at a hospital in Seattle, it was the art pieces positioned
Colleges and universities are vital for driving local economies for many U.S. cities.
Arizona State University associate professors of history Anna Holian and
More than 6 million children in the United States have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University granted a fellowship to
Arizona State University will host this year’s American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, the world’s largest general scientific ga
The world’s coral reefs are at risk.
To save them, we’ve got to see them — clearly, and in the “big picture.”
Censorship. Denying free speech. Fomenting an insurrection. Deplatforming.
The pandemic has upended our daily lives and put millions of people out of work, emphasizing how much uncertainty exists when it comes to planning of any sort.
For most teens, the break between semesters is a relaxed time of unstructured adventure. Driving around with friends. Meeting at the mall. Lounging by the pool.
In 2017, the Salt River Project utilities company announced it would be closing the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant located on the Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona, for good.
Boiling acid and sapphire crystals sound like the makings of mythological magic.
Crime and Justice News, a daily digest of original reporting of criminal justice news and an aggregated summary of such news from media reports, government agencies and interest groups, is now base
There is growing evidence that the environment can play an important role in mental health, yet research into the effects of environmental stressors rarely focuses on behavioral and mental health o
Science is society’s best method for understanding the world.
Recent headlines involving antitrust law have focused on government investigations into “big tech” companies, like Facebook and Google.
Early in his career, Anthony Fauci treated patients with AIDS before the disease had a name.
Information on navigating the complex tribal e‑commerce environment via sovereignty and entrepreneurial diversification will be shared with tribes and tribal entrepreneurs at "Wiring the Rez: Innov
An endowment from the family of Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions Dean Jonathan Koppell honors the memory
Donors gave about $70 million over the past 10 years to expand Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions’ programs, support its students, i
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine recently assembled an ad hoc committee that will conduct a consensus study on the causes and consequences of the opportunity gap for youn
This January, Amanda Gorman’s stirring words at President Biden’s inauguration celebration ignited a love for poetry many Americans didn’t even know they had.
Dementia research. Coronavirus testing. Revitalizing communities. Giving more students access to education through scholarships.
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) online graduate degree program at Arizona State University continues for a seventh year as one of the nation
The actual world of economic competition does not match the model of perfect competition that is the starting point for most economic analysis. Today, that is hardly a brash statement.
NASA has announced funding nine new proposals for the next phase of its Science Activation (SciAct) program, a community based approach to connect NASA science with learners of all ages. These new
Six online master’s degrees in education offered by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are among the top five in the nation in their specialty areas, according to the U.S.
Traditional robots are adept at specialized tasks in structured environments. For example, industrial robotic arms skillfully install windshields during vehicle assembly at an automobile factory.
The ASU at Lake Havasu admissions team can breathe a huge sigh of relief, because they’re offering a nursing degree later this year.
Rising college costs, skyrocketing student debt and increasingly out-of-touch curricula are leading more Americans to question the fairness and value of higher education.
Human females rely on aids like charting, test strips or wearable tech to identify periods of fertility, while some animals, like baboons, undergo obvious physical changes during ovulation.
Arizona State University has renamed its film school after Hollywood icon Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win the Academy Award for best actor.
The New American Film School at Arizona State University welcomes Reina Higashitani, an assistant professor who hopes to support students
ASU Music Theatre and Opera is adapting to the rapidly changing performance world by incorporating technology to enable live performances, while at the same time addressing issues of systemic racis
Students, staff and faculty of the W. P. Carey School of Business met Jan.
Dennis Lohr, an emeritus professor with Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences, died at his home in Honolulu last month.
Twenty-five faculty members at Arizona State University are researching the cutting edge of robotics.
Once regarded as merely cast-off waste products of cellular life, bacterial membrane vesicles (MVs) have since become an exciting new avenue of research, due to the wealth of biological information
One of the newer professors in The New American Film School, Peter Murrieta brings many years of experience to teaching film.
As the turbulent summer of 2020 wound to a close, with the nation still reeling after the killing of George Floyd ignited a spate of Black Lives Matter protests calling for an end to systemic racis
Everything the rest of us have tried to avoid for the past nine months – public spaces, oft-touched surfaces, contact with crowds – they have had to embrace.
When Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, the college’s
The 2020–21 performance season has been anything but normal for ASU’s orchestras and
From a pair of simple principles of evolution — chance mutation and natural selection — nature has constructed an almost unfathomable richness of life around us.
More than 3,000 animal species in the world today are considered endangered, with hundreds more categorized as vulnerable.
Joshua Gardner, clinical associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, and Stefanie Gardner recently rel
A decade ago, Arizona State University launched Campaign ASU 2020, a universitywide fundraising campaign designed to unite ASU's growing body of supporters around the idea that, together, we can im
It is at the confluence of different experiences that new theories come into being.
Bert Hölldobler (Hoelldobler), University Professor of Life Sciences, Regents and Foundation Professor with Arizona State University's Sch
Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration was recently awarded four Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) seed grants from
The most recent election in the United States was marked by an increase not only in female candidates but also in the
Editor's note: This is the third of three parts of the story of ASU's geologists. Read
Editor's note: This is the second of three parts of the story of ASU's geologists.
“Earth is ancient now, but all knowledge is stored up in her,” the English author Jeanette Winterson wrote. “She keeps a record of everything that has happened since time began.
Desert ecologists have a hard job. Their efforts to understand the workings of the natural world have never been more urgent.
Haunani Kane was raised at the base of Olomana in the coastal community of Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, where she practiced traditi
Maricopa County residents realized a $4.85 return on investment for every dollar the county Parks and Recreation Department spent on operating costs at its eight parks in 2019, according to a
Arizona State University was well represented at this year's Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), the largest annual mathematics gathering i
In the wake of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan.
When Kathryn Sorenson was director of water services for the city of Phoenix, she was in charge of a massive infrastructure that included 7,000 miles of pipeline.
Conflict between divorced or separated parents increases the risk of children developing physical and mental health problems.
Frank Wilczek, theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize laureate and professor of physics at Arizona State University, has spent m
Around A.D. 1085, along the southern rim of Northern Arizona’s elevated Colorado Plateau, a volcano erupted, forever changing ancient Puebloan fortunes and all nearby life.
To kick off the new year, Boston Dynamics posted a video of four robots doing a choreographe
Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions has announced the selection of Dr. Frank LoVecchio as the new medical director of clinical and community translational research.
Arizona State University’s Project Humanities will be recognized for excellence in education by the city of Tempe at
Jacob “Jack” Fuchs, who began his teaching career when Arizona State University was still Arizona State Teachers College in 1952, died Jan. 3 at the age of 97.
Over winter break, a small group of Arizona State University students and two professors traveled to Prescott, Arizona, for a week of reading, discussing and performing Shakespeare.
Amy Ostrom, chair of the Department of Marketing and PetSmart Chair in Services Leadership, has been appointed interim dean of the W. P.
York, England, was founded by the Romans in A.D. 71. At about A.D. 200, the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan was the biggest city in the world. And Phoenix was settled in 1867.
Arizona State University is pleased to announce that Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America, has joined ASU as a Distinguished Professor of Practice.
In October 1968, Dick Fosbury used a high school trick to win a gold medal in the Olympic high jump.