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November

As a walk-on for the Sun Devils football team, an aspiring musician and lyricist, and a scrupulous student, political science major Kordell...
Arizona State University alumna Kara Goldin has been taking the corporate world by storm as founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., a lifestyle...
Seven members of Arizona State University are among the 396 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of...
For more than three decades, atmospheric scientists have been issuing warnings that carbon emissions and man-made pollution have punctured...
It’s biology’s version of the whisper game. Inside a cell, every DNA phrase or sentence that makes a protein, known as a gene, first must...
In Silicon Valley, investors flock to back potentially disruptive new technology and apps — even if they are still in development. But the...
Professionals whose college days are behind them still need to learn new skills to stay at the top of their game, and Arizona State...
Paul Carrese, director of Arizona State University's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, joined a roundtable discussion at...
Regents’ Professors are the elite of the academic world. To be awarded the distinction, scholars must be full professors, with outstanding...
The National Institute on Drug Abuse and Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has awarded Kit Elam, an assistant professor at...
Students on the lower level of the Memorial Union on Wednesday afternoon seemed unfazed by the Korean language pop song blaring from the...
The green sulfur bacterium makes its home in the chilly waters of the Black Sea. To eek out its lonely existence, this life form scavenges...
Arizona State University and the University of Arizona — infamous rivals on the playing field — joined forces for a special joint...
It started with a textbook.The required reading material ASU English instructor Elizabeth Ferszt had been using for her English 302:...
While stationed with the U.S. Army School of the Americas in the Panama Canal Zone during the 1970s, entomology expedition leader Albert...
Although the majority of Americans would not be here if it weren’t for immigration, there are many today who might distance themselves from...
Even before Hurricane Maria descended on his home island of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, ASU Assistant Professor Manuel G. Avilés-Santiago grew...
From his roots as a fair-haired Minnesota farm boy to climbing the ladder of success in big pharma, to blazing a translational academic...
Richard Fabes, from Arizona State University's T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, was recently cited in the article, “...
ASU political science instructor Charles G. Ripley recently traveled to Ecuador and Colombia to speak with nongovernmental organizations...
As a global business leader in the ever-changing technology industry, Arizona State University alumnus Jon Hunter has been mentoring the...
Comparing higher education in America to the Titanic is a risky move when you’re speaking to a crowd of college students and professors,...
Growing up in Illinois, the Norman family would gather their chairs and sit with the garage door open, looking out over the neighborhood as...
Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a new NSF grant awarded to Arizona State University and Kevin...
Last year the Center on the Future of War announced Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood as an ASU Future of War Senior Fellow at...
Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) hosted the annual meeting of the Peace Science Society (...
Travel, language and culture can be rewarding as a tourist, but Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC...
Roswell. JFK. Moon Landings. Elvis faking his death. 9/11. Sandy Hook.It really happened. It didn't happen at all. A cabal of people made...
Big questions about the nature of time and space and how they relate to mankind and the Earth have confounded some of the greatest minds...
Scooby-Doo, the animated character and series launched by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1969, is one of the most successful brands in...
Brett Hunt sits in his seventh-story office on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus, interviewing millennials a good portion...
Not since the 1960s has the United States been so divided, largely split into two political camps.But what if a third major political party...
Anti-racism activist Jane Elliott hates what’s happened to this country lately.“We are less civilized now than we were 500 years ago,”...
The digital age has revolutionized the way society intakes and produces knowledge. When it comes to contextualizing a religion in today’s...
Following a five-year National Science Foundation grant, the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance continues to grow to take on the phosphorus...
In recognition of decades’ worth of service to teaching and research, Professor David Pijawka has been awarded the Distinguished...
Exploring Mars with the Curiosity rover means identifying rocks and minerals that can tell scientists more about the Red Planet and its...

October

According to the most recent U.S. Transgender Survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality, nearly three-quarters of Arizona...
The “talk” parents are having with their children about sex is undergoing a sea change. With the dramatic — and sometimes graphic —...
The 2016 election left many communities looking for better ways to communicate with one another, an issue that Arizona State University is...
Halloween is an occasion to let loose, have a little fun and get out of your comfort zone.  That’s why this week millions will shriek...
Sugar skulls at craft stores and processions in James Bond movies — the imagery associated with Day of the Dead has spread through the...
The reign of corrupt Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s and '80s was marked by a heavily controlled, strictly censored...
It’s First Friday at the Children’s Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Amid the kids exploring giant bubbles, a kiddie car wash, and a paint maze...
The ride-sharing platform Uber burst onto the scene a few years ago, creating a “shared shock” in several countries at about the same time...
About four years ago, Arizona State University biophysicist Stuart Lindsay’s research team got a lab result that even he couldn’t quite...
Myron Dewey (Newe-Numah/Paiute-Shoshone), an award-winning filmmaker, citizen journalist and educator, is the featured speaker in Arizona...
The saguaro cactus, a towering, charismatic icon of the Southwest, is one of the most recognized and beloved of all cacti. As a keystone...
When he was a child in the small Arizona border town of Nogales, ASU Regents’ Professor Alberto Rios saw a poem written on the wall...
“What does not kill me, makes me stronger.”The oft-repeated maxim (from Nietzsche’s "Twilight of the Idols") offers a model of human...
It might be a difficult conversation to have, but a new study confirms that talking to your children about substances will help keep them...
A college education can be like an all-you-can-eat buffet. With so many options, what is a diner to do? Likewise, for students at Arizona...
Sports are embedded in college tradition, and no other time reminds us of this quite like Homecoming. But what do sports look like in other...
A $7 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), of the National Institutes of Health,...
The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Ariel Anbar, a President’s Professor in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space...
Arizona has the eighth-largest migrant student population in the U.S. but only about 20 percent make it further than high school. The...
A little sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. That is all it takes to keep cyanobacteria — the miniature versions of plants — happy.For this...
Growing up in the cold Northeast, Paul Padegimas did not think much about what the desert could offer until he was looking at graduate...
Arizona State University student Andrea Smolsey went swimming with the frogs — or rather smelling with the frogs — this summer during a six...
Last week the federal government awarded nearly $420,000 to the Navajo and Hopi tribes to prepare for the closure of a coal-fired power...
The unexpected success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit “Hamilton” went a long way to rekindle Americans’ interest in the story of our...
Human populations feature a broad palette of skin tones. But until now, few genes have been shown to contribute to normal variation in skin...
The love of her hometown is what motivates political science major Alexa Scholl. The passion for her community inspired her to run for city...
Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures is offering students a chance to explore a range of international...
So unusual was the 1918 influenza, which killed an estimated 3 to 5 percent of the world’s population, that its symptoms were often...
What’s the best type of training for an academic professional who teaches in large classrooms and aspires to become a public intellectual?...
When Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, readied a group of volunteers for its summer Medical Brigades Volunteer...
As the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues to dominate national headlines and new survivors come forward on a near daily basis, some believe...
Exploration. Creative observation. Removing the limits of conventional thinking.These are the words of Arizona State University art...
In 1980, the city of Tucson and the Arizona Department of Water Resources began an ambitious plan to replenish Tucson’s depleted aquifers....
With a new round of nuclear brinkmanship between Washington and Pyongyang and the fly-by of a near-Earth asteroid in the headlines the past...
Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will gear up for the second annual flag football tournament to honor America’s service members for...
North Korea. Iran. Trump’s tough talk on beefing up the U.S. nuclear arsenal.Not since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 has the world heard...
It is hard to imagine that something that happened 500 years ago could still influence world events today, but that is exactly what many...
On Aug. 17 at 5:41:04 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a burst of...
On Aug. 17 at 5:41:04 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a burst of...
Fresh pasta, ideally ravioli with ricotta and spinach. Pizza and antipasto, made from organic ingredients sourced from local farms. These...
Since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico three weeks ago, 83 percent of the island is without power and 36 percent has no running water....
A team of ASU scientists led by Professor Alexandra Ros in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural...
A supernova of innovation, Silicon Valley has been drawing the brightest, most creative employees for decades. And increasingly, those...
By any measure, the asteroid impact on the Yucatan Peninsula some 66 million years ago was huge. The asteroid was estimated to be 6 to 9...
Four esteemed individuals are being recognized for bringing honor to their alma mater at Arizona State University. They’ve overcome hurdles...
For the past 30 years, Linda Costigan Lederman, Arizona State University professor of human communication and director of the Hugh Downs...
All of Arizona State University celebrates when its students win prestigious awards.The journey to those prominent scholarships and...
A new NASA study, with support from an Arizona State University atmospheric scientist, provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical...
Two former senators, a liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican, had a discussion at Arizona State University on Thursday about how...
Ever since his first visit to Arizona State University, alumnus Abraham Hamadeh knew it was the ideal place for him to study political...
Death is a part of life.For some people — 10-20 percent, according to the American Psychiatric Association — it’s much too big a part of...
Two weeks ago Angela Merkel won a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor. At the same time, however, a far-right party, Alternative for...
F. G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry at M.I.T. Richard R. Schrock, a Nobel laureate with many internationally contested awards, will be the...
With government leaders still undecided on the subject of national health care and the fate of millions of Americans hanging in the balance...
Infectious-disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly...
Do you ever wonder about the origins of democracy? The CLASroom, a new video series from Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts...
Join ASU Gammage for a night that will explore the explosive relationship between Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the wider drama of...
Arizona State University’s water initiative announced a sweeping new strategic plan this week.Spurning the typical narrative of scarcity,...
NASA's longest-lived mission to Mars has gained its first look at the Martian moon Phobos, pursuing a deeper understanding by examining it...
In his in his award-winning book "Ingenious Citizenship: Recrafting Democracy for Social Change," Arizona State University Professor...
For the sixth year, the ASU English Department is recognizing a hard-working staff writer at ASU who deserves public recognition with its ...
Hacking can imply something negative: your identity stolen, your bank account emptied. Can it go the other way?An Arizona State University...
Shock, sadness, fear, anger, confusion. Life as they know it just took a dramatic turn for hundreds of people in the aftermath of this...
Change isn’t always grand or sweeping. Sometimes something as simple as a blog, can open people’s eyes to a global issue that needs our...
The increasing globalization of U.S. colleges is inspiring professors and school administrators to find creative ways to compete with...

September

In June 2017, three Arizona State University students received a very exciting email — they had been selected to attend the Clinton Global...
In the week marked by Angela Merkel’s historic re-election as chancellor of Germany, another woman of global political prominence called on...
Three Arizona State University professors were honored at the Victoria Foundation’s eighth annual Arizona Higher Education Awards ceremony...
Shortly after NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft flew past Earth at a distance of about 11,000 miles on Sept. 22, an ASU-built spectrometer...
More than 30 years ago, a scholarship program was set up to coax promising young Arizonans into attending one of the state’s public...
What is it about dogs that make them so cool? Why are they so friendly with humans? How did they develop certain social skills that allow...
For 52 years at Arizona State University, David William Foster has studied a myriad of subjects related to Spanish, women and gender...
Last week, Gannett Company’s USA Today network of 20 newspapers published a project about the U.S.-Mexico border and what kind of an impact...
Two profound changes have shaped the Earth. One happened about 2 billion years ago when our atmosphere became flooded with oxygen and made...
It’s a spacecraft the size of a shoebox, and, if all goes well, it will launch on a voyage to the moon in about two years.NASA greenlit the...
Since graduating with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Arizona State University, Amanda Ventura has been developing her writing...
Scialog – Research Corporation for Science Advancement and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have named Banu Ozkan and Steve Presse,...
Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, the energetic, purpose-driven and passionate educator who served as Arizona State University’s provost and...
As an out-of-state, incoming first-year student to Arizona State University, Angelica Berner decided to attend an Early Start program in...
John Holloway, emeritus professor of chemistry and geology in Arizona State University's School for Molecular Sciences and world-famous...
Bouncing back.How do you recover from a setback?It’s an age-old question that the Arizona State University community is pondering in...
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma decimated Florida and the Houston area with destructive winds and torrential rains. These intense hurricanes...
The debut of the new Ken Burns 10-part documentary series “The Vietnam War” on PBS last weekend brought back a period in American history...
ASU Japanese Lecturer Bradley Wilson wishes his American students knew more about the cultural influences behind the anime comics they love...
Alzheimer’s, a mysterious disease of cognitive decline, was first recognized a century ago. The unremitting illness continues to frustrate...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will host the annual Jonathan and Maxine Marshall Distinguished...
Kevin J. McGraw, a professor with Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences, has been named the 2017 Elliott Coues Award winner by...
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and communication from the University of Southern California, Sarah Tracy did...
In August 2015, the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber and graduate student affiliate Beth Tellman from the...
Russian war games or Trojan Horse? Many Western defense ministries and militaries have expressed concern that “Zapad 2017” is the latter —...
Think Americans have a pretty firm grasp on the basics of U.S. government? Think again.The annual Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey...
The Cassini space probe will end its mission early Friday morning. After 13 years orbiting Saturn, traveling some 4.9 billion miles total,...
The Cassini space probe will end its mission early Friday morning. After 13 years orbiting Saturn, traveling some 4.9 billion miles total,...
At the beginning of the year, Arizona State University publicly launched Campaign ASU 2020, a comprehensive effort to raise the long-term...
Knowing the lay of the land is crucial for first responders during emergencies and for civic planners making decisions that direct a city's...
Mia Armstrong is a senior at ASU majoring in global studies and journalism. With the assistance of the Global Studies Travel Grant offered...
Arizona's official climatologist says she thinks the recent trio of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose may simply be a terrible and...
It’s official: Anthropology has gone high tech. From online museum exhibits to digital repositories and even the use of satellites to...
Since he was a young child, Steven Slugocki has been attending sporting events and cheering on the Sun Devils. He never considered pursuing...
Still packing powerful rains and winds, the remnants of Hurricane Irma continue to wreak havoc in cities along the Gulf Coast after a...
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have displaced scores of humans, many of whom have equally frightened pets. Although pets experience life...
Arizona State University’s new School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership is establishing a new campus tradition with its...
ASU senior Monet Niesluchowski gave Phileas Fogg, the protagonist of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel “Around the World in Eighty Days...
Polluted beach samples from Japan, whale poop stickers and bamboo cutlery. No, this isn’t something out of a marine biology trip; these are...
This June, Arizona State University political science major Suzette Warren traded in the 100-degree desert heat for the fast-paced 65 of...
The flooding in Houston was exacerbated by how the city was built. Like many cities, Houston basically paved over the existing landscape, a...
“Life likes to live,” Kevin Haight said after viewing a photo of reddish-brown swirls in a floodwater eddy in southeast Texas.Haight, a...
Arizona State University is a key player in a new health research initiative designed to harness the expertise of scientists across the...
Literature is rife with interpretations of home: There’s no place like it in the “Wizard of Oz”; the land Scarlett O’Hara lives on in “Gone...

August

Grocery shopping while hungry is a bad idea, often leading to regrettable surrender to momentary cravings. Yet we fall victim to this...
For nearly a dozen years, ASU’s Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture has prompted scholarly discussions on the role of cinema, media...
Floyd Abrams, the prominent First Amendment attorney who represented The New York Times in the landmark Pentagon Papers Supreme Court case...
Arizona State University Associate Professor Professor Michael Tueller walks down the flight of 26 steps that serves as the entrance to...
During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, ASU’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) captured an image of the moon’s shadow over a...
Rolling a ball to a baby can be adorable fun, but it’s also a way to build a crucial bond that can affect the child’s emotional growth.Play...
Local NBC 12 News recently sought the expert advice of Arizona State University's Megan Pratt to address the controversy about delaying...
One of the greatest difficulties plaguing efforts to find effective treatments for Alzheimer’s is the enormous lag between the disease’s...
Hurricane Harvey, still stalled in the Gulf Coast region, has poured more than 20 inches of rain over the Houston area since Aug. 25.ASU...
Education is what’s left after you’ve forgotten what you learned in school, Albert Einstein said.Curiosity and learning how to learn — what...
A team of scientists from ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences and Pennsylvania State University has taken us a step closer to unlocking the...
Arizona State University's reputation for innovation stems from many sources, especially faculty members. At the School of International...
After falling in love with the campus on a tour his junior year of high school, Logan Rhind decided to pursue an undergraduate degree and...
It is said that one of the best ways to learn a language is to immerse yourself in the culture. At Arizona State University’s SILC Café, a...
It didn't matter that Tempe wasn't in the path of totality of Monday's solar eclipse — thousands turned up on the Tempe campus for the...
Three undergraduate biochemistry students from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences presented at the Helios Scholars...
Study abroad programs give participants — faculty and students alike — an opportunity to learn alongside others in order to understand...
We all know the type. The project co-worker who doesn’t really work on the project, but shows up for the group photo. The dinner companion...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2017 incoming ASU students.When he wasn’t voraciously reading during his...
A research collaboration led by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has for the first time created a three-dimensional movie showing a...
The nation’s first School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University has named professor Lisa Magaña as the new interim director of...
What if one day, we could teach our bodies to self-heal like a lizard’s tail, and make severe injury or disease no more threatening than a...
If, like Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, you want to see the sun blotted out from the sky and painted black, then you are in luck. Your...
Arizona State University’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing has appointed Regents’ Professor and Arizona’s inaugural poet...
Going to college is all about making connections — to professors, mentors and new friends. The Sun Devil Family Association has created a...
Six alumni, who graduated from the largest and most diverse college at Arizona State University, have joined forces to create a renewed...
Ants genetically engineered to lack their “sense of smell” became unable to communicate, forage or compete to be a queen, as their antennae...
The college experience is vastly different to that of high school. To help prepare students for their transition to ASU, the School of...
The ideals of a presidential candidate, the histories of persecuted peoples and the motives behind terror attacks are all things that can...
Jason Bruner was inspired by his engaging professors in college and graduate school. He hoped to emulate the example set forth by pursuing...
Diamonds are among the most coveted objects in the world. As gemstones, they are brilliant, rare and symbolic. As a raw material, they are...
A loss of oxygen in global ocean seawater 94 million years ago led to a mass extinction of marine life that lasted for roughly half a...
The worldwide Zika threat first emerged in 2015, infecting millions as it swept across the Americas. It struck great fear in pregnant women...
Scientists have for the first time edited genes in human embryos to fix a disease-causing mutation, according to a paper published (...
Air travel may be the quickest way to get to your vacation destination, but it’s also one of the speediest ways for infectious diseases to...
Alexander Avina grew up the son of undocumented Mexican migrants in California, constantly aware that at any moment his parents could be...
A team led by geoscientists from Arizona State University and Michigan State University has used computer modeling to explain how pockets...
To catch a serial killer, homicide detectives must quickly and accurately find clues. Trace evidence left at a crime scene may eventually...
The threads of history are often found in the daily life of people, and Matthew Delmont has been exploring that theme.The Arizona State...

July

In pursuit of a career that embodied her appreciation for language, Arizona State University alumna Elizabeth Meadows became a speech-...
One of the billions of small steps man needs to take to reach Mars was taken last week.Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin announced it is...
Nancy Grimm, a professor in Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union....
Every day, enough sunlight hits the Earth to power the planet many times over — if only we could more efficiently capture all the energy.So...
Arizona State University student Alicia Ellis’s trip to Ghana this summer was two-pronged.First, a co-director was needed to assist in...
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s body was discovered by a bodyguard in a posh Detroit hotel room following a May 17 concert. Last week...
The interdisciplinary nexus of biology and engineering, known as synthetic biology, is growing at a rapid pace, opening new vistas that...
In June 2016, an international team of 31 astronomers, led by the University of Maryland's Eleanora Troja and including Arizona State...
ASU astronomers Sangeeta Malhotra and James Rhoads, working with international teams in Chile and China, have discovered 23 young galaxies...
Alzheimer’s disease tragically ravages the brains, memories and, ultimately, personalities of its victims. Now affecting 5 million...
With many major universities nationwide charging $500 or more a year for parking, two students at Arizona State University created a...
In the week marking the sixth anniversary of the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, scientists continue to make the case for space....
Imagine working for the harshest corporation in the world.Naturally, they want to maximize production and growth. This is done by investing...
One small step for man ... one giant reason to celebrate each year.Thursday's National Moon Day commemorates July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11...
Three graduate students from Arizona State University’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics have been selected as...
Update: Professor Devoney Looser's new book, “The Making of Jane Austen,” was reviewed this month in the New York Times, and Looser's...
Richard FabesThe recent article, “How to Raise a Feminist Son”, published in the New York Times on June 1, 2017, takes a closer look at the...
As human beings, what drives us to higher levels of existence? Once we have satisfied the basics — food, shelter, a mate, children — then...
The annual summer monsoon: torrential thunderstorms, heavy rain, damaged roofs, uprooted trees, dusty vehicles and repeated trips to the...
Mike Tueller has many talents. He completed an academic conference paper in high school, served in the U.S. Navy and studied at Harvard...
Sarah Tracy, professor in Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, believes in the importance of discovering...
Brian H. Smith, an accomplished researcher in behavioral neuroscience and professor at the School of Life Sciences, has been named...
From Italy to Iceland to Indonesia, volcanoes have been worshipped and venerated for centuries, seen as the abode of angry and capricious...
An important contributor to the efficiency in Photosystem II is mediation of charge separation by a tyrosine residue (Tyrz). Oxidation of...
Update: The National Council of La Raza on Monday said it will change its name to UnidosUS ("UnitedUS").Young Latinos need to embrace the...
Sometimes Arizona State University’s mission is carried out far beyond the boundaries of campus.This summer two ASU faculty members — Lindy...
Imagine you’re on a 28-mile journey that takes you across icy rivers and up steep jungle trails. After a grueling two days, you and your...
Editor's note: This is the first in our weeklong monsoon series. To read the second story, about social media's influence on storm coverage...
Arizona State University’s Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program, in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning,...
As of July 1, 2017, manufacturers must phase out plastic microbeads from personal-care products sold in the United States.What are...
Arizona State University geoscientist Everett Shock has collaborated with a team of life scientists from Montana State University to...
Any writer will tell you their craft is a mostly solitary one, requiring hours of time spent alone on reflection, execution and revision...
Arizona State University alumnus Matt Shindell found a way to bring all his interests together in a career many would rank high on their...

June

Whether or not society shakes its addiction to oil and gasoline will depend on a number of profound environmental, geopolitical and...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University welcomes five new administrators into leadership ranks. The professors...
Bioarchaeology is a young but quickly growing field that studies how people from the past lived and died, and is most often described as a...
Darien Keane will spend the month of July halfway across the world teaching communication to benefit students of another country.Keane,...
Planets get all the attention — just look at the ruckus raised when Pluto was demoted or anytime NASA announces exoplanet discoveries.But...
Ray Henkel, a much-beloved professor of geography at Arizona State University for 29 years, passed away earlier this year on March 11 at...
The term “global security” can be vague, encompassing any number of issues, from climate change to autonomous weapons systems to food...
The Arizona Debate Institute, hosted by Arizona State University, is the largest summer debate institute for college students in the nation...
“How to register to vote?”That was the second-most-searched “how to” question on Google in 2016. In the fast-paced age of information,...
When male chimpanzees of the world’s largest known troop patrol the boundaries of their territory in Ngogo, Uganda, they walk silently in...
Editor's note: Lluis Algue Sala is a doctoral student at the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University. In...
About 5 million people in the world speak Albanian, making it one of the less common languages. It’s not even in the top 100.But with the...
An essay contest for math people? Sounded like an intriguing idea to Arizona State University student Zhihan Jennifer Zhang.Zhang won this...
When Apollo astronauts on the moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth, there was a noticeable time gap between a statement from...
The center of a mother’s life tends to be her children and her family, but if Mom is unhappy about staying home with the kids or about...
Many students have passions outside of their studies, but recent Arizona State University graduate Antonieta Carpenter-Cosand leveraged her...
The biophysics program at Arizona State University mirrors the field itself in both its interdisciplinary breadth and its youth.Biology,...
Will this week’s high temperatures in Phoenix make it into the record book? Can we top 122 degrees Fahrenheit?We don’t know yet, but as we...
In a world transformed by globalization, many individuals find themselves working with others across national borders and cultural barriers...
Volcanos that erupt explosively are the most dangerous in the world. When they blow, they eject giant clouds of hot ash mixed with gases at...
“There’s an app for that!” has become a common saying that now applies to many aspects in the religious realm, according to Pauline Cheong...
Evolution is a propulsive force, working incessantly to reshape life on earth, from the lowliest single-celled organisms to the planet’s...
One in five adults cannot read above a fifth-grade level, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Education and the National...
Doctoral student Ashley Wheeler believes in the importance of protecting cultural world heritage.This summer Wheeler is part of an...
Gina Woodall, a senior lecturer in the School of Politics and Global Studies, bleeds maroon and gold. She was an undergraduate student, a...
Biomimicry is an approach to problem-solving that looks at how nature has already done it. In this philosophy, people create a sustainable...
As Indonesia looks to become a bigger player on the world stage, Arizona State University is forging ties that recognize the country’s...
In the study of government, tracking corruption in political systems is important. Changing patterns in corruption allow for researchers to...
While millions of travelers will frolic on the beach during their summer vacations, most are blissfully unaware of the billions of...
The “Great American Eclipse” is making a return engagement this summer.On Aug. 21, the sun, moon and Earth will realign for a spectacular...
Amy Rajnisz was that one student in high school who could never answer the question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"So after...
In her final weeks as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan famously said, “In ballet, if you’re over 40, you’re a dinosaur...
Arizona State University’s Department of English is feeling a little pride in the name of Alberto Rios: the Regents' Professor's work is...
Mike Tueller, a classics professor at Arizona State University’s School of International Letters and Cultures, has been praised by the New...
When community college transfer students start taking courses at a larger, more complex university setting, they face a variety of...
In May, faculty of Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures — including Professors Stephen West, Xiaoqiao...
For decades, researchers have studied the interior of the Earth using seismic waves from earthquakes. Now a recent study, led by Arizona...
Over the weekend, moviegoers everywhere flocked to theaters for the premiere of the latest DC-Warner Bros. vehicle “Wonder Woman”; the...
Arizona State University alumnus Thom Brooks has garnered international acclaim for his work on ethics, public policy, law and politics. As...
While newscasts and political discourse seem to highlight a divided word, an Arizona State University doctoral student student has found...
Elena Steiner has always wanted to travel beyond U.S. borders to see what intercultural educators, trainers, and researchers are doing and...
The word “justice” evokes thoughts of courtrooms, police officers, lawyers and judges for most people. But Arizona State University student...
Cocaine trafficking in Central America, a long-known and often discussed topic, is having a surprising impact — shrinking tropical forests....
International funding has allowed Jonathan Pettigrew to travel to Cardiff University, DECIPHer unit, in Wales, United Kingdom to develop a...
Far out in the asteroid belt, more than 200 million miles from Earth, an asteroid the size of a Volkswagen Beetle lazily orbited the sun....

May

Slow and steady wins the race.While that may have been true in one of Aesop’s classic fables, the Mojave Desert tortoise may need to adapt...
They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high...
In an Arizona summer, the best parking spot is not the one by the door. It’s the one a quarter-mile away under a tree.Ariane Middel,...
After years of helping create educational content for younger audiences, Karla Moeller has published her first children’s book: “Joryn...
On Oct. 13, 2014, something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance...
For Alex Carrillo, what started as a major requirement has evolved into a passion for French, and for building communities at Arizona State...
Phoenix Comicon will celebrate all things geek this weekend, including science fiction, comic books, superheroes, cosplay and fantasy....
Psyche, NASA’s Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a...
Arizona State University Professor of English Mark Lussier has been appointed Visiting Research Fellow in Medical Humanities at Worcester...
The way Alberto Rios tells it, it’s like it was fated to happen: He was going to lead a public art project to celebrate South Phoenix, but...
Exclusively made up of indigenous professors, the American Indian Studies program at Arizona State University motivates the next generation...
The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) held a workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan this spring with the hopes of...
A recent missile launch has thrust North Korea back into the national defense conversation, sparking concerns that the test might be a...
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical...
It wasn’t until her second year as a doctoral candidate at ASU that Tracey Flores first read Chicana author Gloria Anzaldua, and it changed...
As an electrical engineer, Associate Professor Jennifer Blain Christen has spent a good portion of her career dabbling in different fields....
A new class of Arizona State University graduates are looking to join the workforce or continue school. Alisa Turkina, however, has two...
A new Ebola outbreak in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has some public health officials on guard for larger outbreaks...
Arizona State University students Samantha Sanders and Ryan Featherston are championship winners in the 16th Annual Chinese Bridge Chinese...
Editor's note: Milton Sommerfeld, a professor at Arizona State University's Department of Applied Biological Sciences at the Polytechnic...
Ranging from diverse areas such as cancer research to energy storage, Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences graduate...
Understanding current and future security challenges requires a holistic, multi-faceted approach linking a variety of areas of expertise...
Since he was a student at Arizona State University, Dominick Howard has understood the importance of networking and developing professional...
Arizona State University researchers have contributed to a study that offers the first comprehensive assessment of what was going on in the...
Professor Devoney Looser in the Department of English at Arizona State University found her calling to encourage deep thinking and foster...
Hope you were nice to your mom on Mother’s Day, because it turns out she was right all along: Hanging out with the wrong crowd can lead you...
There are nearly 200 countries in the world today. In those countries there are various religions, age groups, social interests and...
Let’s say you have a complex, scientific story to tell, like you want to point out the irony that while researchers have determined the...
Summer means graduation, vacations and — perhaps, most of all — blockbuster films.This year Hollywood studios are banking on "Wonder Woman...
Bees. Again.When they’re buzzing at Arizona State University’s four Phoenix-area campuses, your phone buzzes too. Even if you’re in another...
Jupiter's moon Europa is definitely an odd place. Discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei, it was first seen in detail only in the late 1970s...
Arizona State University's outstanding graduates — both at the undergraduate and graduate level — have already started to change the world...
The United States is home to more than 320 million people from dozens of countries and ancestries, in addition to Native American peoples....
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Jacob Martin, a graduating...
As a way to highlight student achievement and inspire future outreach, Arizona State University's ASASU Council of Presidents sponsored the...
Over the years Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies has developed working groups that emphases on advancing...
So you think Cinco de Mayo is a made-up holiday contrived to sell stereotypically Mexican bar food and alcohol to gringos? Turns out, you’...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Graduating Arizona State...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Nearly 60 years old, Cindi Tanner...
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences recently hosted its annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony celebrating outstanding...
From cultural influence and global insight to interdisciplinary learning, the study of religion has an extraordinary impact on some of...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Hailing from Salcha, Alaska, 40...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Matthew Hernandez faced some...
Arizona State University alumna DeAnn Davies always wanted to be a pediatrician, but gaining more insight into the profession lead her down...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Graduating Arizona State...
Zalabiyya is a dish of fried dough pieces served with sugar or honey. In Sudan, it’s a common offering at afternoon tea, and Brenda Baker...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.It’s no secret that women are...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Megan Kelly is a graduating...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.First-generation college student...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.After dropping out of college,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Raymond Ceo believes in Arizona....
Like many children growing up, Clive Wynne had a cherished, but not always so well-behaved dog. In fact, Benji was sometimes downright...
Growing up, Dyan Urias took it as a given that one day she’d go to college, but it wasn’t until high school that she began to understand...

April

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.As an aspiring ecologist, Eric...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Amanda Bayham grew up with a...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Ashton Grove knew early on what...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.In her journey to graduation from...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.A pivotal moment in Erin Schulte’...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Southern California native...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Growing up in the suburbs of...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Brigitte Nicoletti's interest in...
 Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.It’s often a course, research...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.School of Molecular Sciences...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.A former government contractor,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Growing up in the small town of...
NASA has selected an instrument developed by Mark Robinson of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) and Malin Space Science...
Stars are the most commonly observed objects in the universe. Now, with a new $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF...
The wood-burning fireplace is now a reading nook and the once-bare walls are covered with bright posters, but the Child Development Lab at...
Kenneth L. Shropshire, an international expert in the intersection of sports, business, law and society and director of the Wharton Sports...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Jennifer Kahn is graduating from...
As the academic year comes to a close, Arizona State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognizes exceptional faculty...
Many students find studying abroad brings cultural awareness and helps their language skills. Edward Garcia, a College of Liberal Arts and...
At Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures, teaching language helps prepare students for a globalized...
Celebrity chef Nephi Craig, who made a guest appearance at ASU last weekend, doesn’t run a swanky New York restaurant or yell insults on a...
In his first public comments since leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama on Monday called for an increase in civilian...
Sha Xin Wei, the director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, will give a keynote speech at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the...
On Tuesday, May 9, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from...
Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences recently held its annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony for outstanding students...
It was a strong weekend for Sun Devils at the National Forensics Association Nationals last weekend: Arizona State University senior...
Twenty years after he helped establish the Department of Chicano/a Studies at ASU, Associate Professor Edward Escobar listened as friends...
Native American communities across the U.S. face pressures most of mainstream society never considers, but a unique group of ASU students...
The Origins Project at Arizona State University will screen two new climate-inspired films and then engage in conversations with leading...
Sometimes it's OK to get a little starry-eyed.That was the case Monday night in Tempe at the Discovery Mission Celebration of the Psyche...
 Pierre Herckes, professor in the School of Molecular Sciences, recently presented a public lecture on water quality issues as part of the...
Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care has chosen eight Alliance Fellows to be part of the inaugural Faculty in...
Thanks to an unlikely fusion of disciplines, it’s an interesting time to be dead — especially for the famous.   Today, researchers at the...
Many churches are filled to capacity on religious holidays such as Christmas and Easter, but the pews are often empty the rest of the year....
A missing link lies in the chain of astronomers' understanding of how stars and planetary systems are born, but a team of scientists and...
Running an independent literary magazine and publishing house is a labor of love.So perhaps it’s no mistake that Four Chambers Press is...
Why do animals that live in caves become blind? This question has long intrigued scientists and been the subject of hot debate.Clearly,...
In an effort to get young kids excited about the field of archaeology, Arizona State University held its first-ever mock excavation...
Cities are slowing the pace of life for birds — and maybe humans.A visiting scientist at Arizona State University is investigating why some...
Arizona State University’s Center for Meteorite Studies looks for clues about the formation of the solar system by studying the...
Genocide has been a thread through humanity, stretching back centuries and into modern times.Several Arizona State University experts will...
Lexie Vanderveen, a junior at the School of International Letters and Cultures, will participate in the prestigious Critical Language...
An ASU-led project that makes it easier for humans and robots to communicate is among the contenders for a spot in an international...
Mothers who work as health care professionals — such as physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners — can reduce their stress...
Felina Rodriguez is a current student at Arizona State University studying political science, and Spanish literature and culture. With the...
Many countries like the United States have introduced citizenship tests that migrants must pass to become a citizen.Thom Brooks, Arizona...
Imagine you’ve devoted years and years, even decades, gathering knowledge and insights in your given fields of study. Now imagine you’re...
For the past 17 years, Roberto Gaxiola has been in an exclusive relationship. But it has nothing to do with his social life. Gaxiola is a...
Horseback riding instructor by day and an author by night, Arizona State University alumna Brooke S. Passey has followed her bliss to find...
Arizona State University archaeology student Claudine Gravel-Miguel went into her field of study 10 years ago simply for love of travel....
Arizona State University has long been a leader in conservation, offering the first comprehensive degree on the concept through its School...
Heated rhetoric and finger-pointing dominate U.S. politics and headlines. But what happens to the people whose stories don’t make the news...
Neal Lester is quite aware of how music and social movements can bring people together in divisive times, but when rock guitarist Dick...
For the first time, Arizona will be hosting the nationally recognized Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), bringing together...
Professor of religious studies Anne Feldhaus has begun her position as president-elect of the Association for Asian Studies and is looking...
Charles Wexler did not believe in muddling classes with tests. Class time was for learning. Testing — a far lesser pursuit — was for...
Nearly 900 Arizona middle and high school students and parents were connected with college-readiness resources and the opportunity to learn...
There are 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, 1 million with Parkinson’s and nearly half a million with multiple sclerosis. And...

March

Gerhard Wagner, Elkan Rogers Blout Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Harvard Medical School, is the...
Fifth-grader Aditya Narayanan knew that a dinosaur tail with feathers was discovered in a mine in Myanmar and that the world’s largest...
From finding a movie to watch on Netflix, navigating traffic with Waze or Google Maps, fine-tuning your household budget with apps like...
Arizona State University announced today that Joshua LaBaer, a leading researcher in cancer and personalized medicine, has been appointed...
More than 40 students filled the School of Politics and Global Studies conference room late Friday afternoon to hear from the U.S. Army War...
Women in recent generations have made remarkable progress in academia and the workforce — but there’s a lot left to do.As Women’s History...
Update March 21: Governor praises geography bee contestants for dedication to STEM; find out who won.----Geography trivia: What building is...
“Who’s a good dog? You are, aren’t you? Yes, you’re the best dog that ever was.”But is he really a good dog? Can you really tell when you’...
School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) postdoctoral researcher Adam Beardsley has recently won the prestigious National Science...
Evolution and religion often evoke strong emotional responses that can seem undeniably incompatible. Yet, researchers at Arizona State...
After Charlie and Lois O’Brien first met in an entomology class, she wanted to go collect insects with him but he turned her down.He was...
By some estimates, there are about 10 million species of insects on the planet, but only about a tenth have been named. Key in that...
On the heels of Sun Devil Giving Day and quickly approaching graduation, Arizona State University senior Austin Marshall wanted to take the...
Researchers often look at how people experience water issues in their communities, but these studies are usually focused on a single region...
Less than a year ago, Arizona State University received a $10.18 million grant from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Education Community...
Linda Hogan (Chickasaw), a prominent poet, novelist, essayist and environmentalist, is the featured speaker in ASU’s Simon Ortiz and...
Environmental news can be all too depressing, with headlines punctuated by the drumbeat of extinction and destruction.There are occasional...
Electricity, cellphones and the internet are just a few examples of tools we use every day that have become indispensable to modern life....
Fulbright Day on Tuesday allows Arizona State University to bolster the reputation it’s earned as a top producer of such scholars, but it’s...
Researchers have discovered that despite meat-heavy diets, low levels of good cholesterol and high levels of inflammation, an indigenous...
If you want to eradicate a deadly disease like cancer, you’ll certainly want to call on doctors, biologists and other health professionals...
Four faculty members in the School of Molecular Sciences have recently received national recognition for their research and scholarship....
Most of modern physics was created in the past 100 years. It took thousands of people from different countries decades to finish what...
Ryan Trovitch, assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences, has been named recipient of a National...
Update: Friday, March 17Even at the country’s most innovative university you can find innovation in places you might not expect.Take Sun...
Mike TuellerWhat does Twitter, one of today’s biggest social media sites, have to do with ancient Greek poetry that was written more than 2...
Sure, Google maps can get you where you’re going faster — but it can also help create a healthier, more sustainable city.The rise of low-...
Arizona State University has been more of a tech hub than ever, with tricked-out cars cruising under the Tempe campus' University Bridge...
A breakthrough is on the horizon for doctoral students and the dissertation process at Arizona State University.Digital portfolios,...
Unlocking humanity’s future as an interplanetary species is no simple feat. But students at Arizona State University and the Central...
Since its inception, ASU’s Center on the Future of War has led discussions on the emerging role of drones and autonomous weapons, the...
The stomach of a house finch might hold secrets to how humans absorb nutrients, age and deal with the omniprescence of nighttime light...
Rodney Hero, the former president — and first Latino to hold the position — of the American Political Science Association, will be joining...
Thanks to generous support from two donors who advocate for legal reform in Ukraine, Arizona State University students can learn Ukrainian...
Controlled capture and release of carbon dioxide emitted from power plants represents a potential method for reducing the buildup of this...
At the intersection of two bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism plus a Master of Public Policy, an Arizona State...
For International Women’s Day on March 8, a range of female professors at ASU shared names of women they consider to be influential and...
Editor’s note: ASU’s new School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership officially launched Friday. Here are highlights from the...
ASU alumnus Christopher Hale first grew an interest in the relationship between politics and religion from School of Politics and Global...
Arizona State University is a massive engine that runs at warp speed, and a new initiative is inviting a group of campus leaders to look...
Arizona State University has hit upon a new solution to help Native American men and boys overcome the host of obstacles that block the...
Arizona State University psychology professor and neuroscientist Heather Bimonte-Nelson recently found herself surrounded by hundreds of...
The World Meteorological Organization announced Wednesday new verified, record high temperatures in Antarctica, an area once described as “...

February

The license plate on Matt Chew’s Toyota Tacoma reads “Tamarix.”It’s the scientific name for tamarisk, also called the saltcedar, a shrub...
Alex Green, assistant professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics, has been...
From visiting one of the most beautiful Nordic cities, to exploring interpersonal relationships on beaches in Fiji, to understanding the...
It’s a silent, sunny day on the farthest corner of Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus. There are only two people at the Honey...
It’s 7 a.m. on a school day and little Susie’s got a stomach ache. Do you tell her to buck up, get dressed and send her to the bus stop, or...
For five evenings over the course of February, the public was invited onto Arizona State University's campuses for Night of the Open Door ...
Academic scholars from prestigious universities, a former senator and a political analyst, among others, will discuss leadership and...
We’ve all heard of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Malcolm X.But what about Juanita Blocker, Bayard Rustin, Chrystal Tulli, Ralph Bunche...
It’s 9 a.m. on the second floor of Arizona State University’s Memorial Union building in Tempe, and the sound of mariachi music fills the...
The discovery of seven warm, rocky “Earth-like” planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away has created new opportunities for science,...
On Sept. 8, 2016, NASA and Arizona State University embarked on a new space mission, OSIRIS-REx. Now on its way to a rendezvous with the...
Arizona State University is one of the top producers of prestigious Fulbright scholars among research institutions for 2016-17, coming in...
As the federal government wrangles over the rights of transgender students, an Arizona State University expert says that politics aside,...
Gemneo Bioscience, the 100th company to spin out from the ideas of ASU faculty and staff, will provide physicians with more optimal cancer...
Gazing at the night sky conjures deep questions about the universe. Meenakshi Wadhwa, professor at the School of Earth and Space...
Arizona State University alumnus Daniel Kolk has merged his creative instincts with his education in molecular biology and virology to...
Microscopy. Big data. Seismology.These are just some of the tools faculty and students at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts...
The grants are small, but the impact is big.A program that gives awards of $1,500 or less to Arizona State University student-led service...
The guy at work who contributes squat to a team project. The one who develops alligator arms every time the check arrives. The people you’...
ASU Physics Professor Robert Nemanich doesn’t have 99 bottles of beer on the wall; he has 75 bottles of champagne on the top of his desk.It...
In anticipation of National Poetry Month in April, Arizona Poet Laureate and Regents' Professor Alberto Ríos and ASU Now photographers...
In an effort to help educate everyday people on the basics of cybersecurity, Future Tense is running a February Futurography package of...
If you want to know the future, study the past. Confucius said it. Anne Stone embodies it.One part Indiana Jones; one part Charles Darwin;...
Arizona State University astronomer Adam Schneider and his colleagues are hunting for an elusive object lost in space between our sun and...
Arizona State University’s Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery (BCASD) and an international team of scientists have used high...
Stewart Fotheringham, University Foundation professor of computational spatial science in Arizona State University's School of Geographical...
Vera Coleman has a strong interest in environmental and social debates. Coleman also loves studying Spanish culture, literature and...
Big cities with lots of people usually garner images of a fast-paced life, where the hustle and bustle of the city is met, and at least...
Losing the truth is no less disconcerting than losing gravity. Suddenly, you’re down a rabbit hole where nothing makes sense and you don’t...
Following the resignation of founding artistic director Jewell Parker Rhodes earlier this year, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative...
ASU is rapidly becoming known for its out-of-this-world endeavors. From Psyche to CubeSat. From Mars to the moon. Here, in honor of...
A newly published report in the journal Science suggests that more field research is needed to understand the fundamental aspects of...
A two-week workshop at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability brought students from China a new way of systems thinking to...
These black students at Arizona State University want you to know one thing: There isn’t any one thing to know.“Get to know me,” said...
An award-winning professor in counseling and psychology, an international expert in linguistics, and a renowned authority in geographical...
Sometimes during a trial a lawyer will get angry, a witness will speak out of turn or a defendant will have an outburst. The judge will...
For coastal residents of the east African country Mozambique, severe floods that endanger their health and lives are a frequent reality....
A translucent drop of pond water clings to the surface of a lily pad, motionless and serene. When placed under high magnification, however...
Driven by a desire to embody the faculty at Arizona State University, alumna Lynn Vavreck seeks to inspire her students to chase...
ASU researcher Gary F. Moore focuses on the future of science — and he hopes that we as a society do, as well.Moore, an assistant professor...
Your car won’t start, so you take it to a mechanic. They check the ignition, starter, timing belt, spark plugs, anything that might give a...
Leah Gerber, founding director of Arizona State University’s Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, has been named a Fellow of the Ecological...
There’s an entire world of microbes invisible to the human eye. Countless microbial communities live everywhere from in the soil to human...
ASU alumnus Kaitlyn Fitzgerald is excited to be able to put her global studies degree from Arizona State University's School of Politics...
Devoney Looser shows off her Jane Austen leggings.Sometimes artists receive critical acclaim during their lifetimes, but don’t achieve fame...
Growing up is hard enough, even under ideal circumstances. But when there is ongoing conflict or chaos in homes or communities, or when...
Three Arizona State University faculty were honored by ASU President Michael Crow in a ceremony Wednesday as the university's 2016-2017...
Stretching across the southernmost U.S. states, Interstate 10 is an east-west artery connecting people, cities and economies from sea to...
In the aftermath of a separation or divorce, there are real choices that need to be made about where the kids will spend the night.Some...
What if your smartphone could tell you that a potential disease or illness is lurking in your immune system? What if instead of contracting...
ASU and Tempe are offering up a taste of the Old West by hosting the Western POP Film Festival, which runs Wednesday through Friday at the...
An ASU researcher has used math in an effort to reduce dropout rates by plotting the exact point where negative peer influences overwhelm...

January

Arizona State University student Isabella Jaber shows that learning a language doesn’t just help get you a job, but can elevate your role...
Shakespeare with a cast of black actors shouldn’t be a big deal, said actor Jonathan-David.A member of The Acting Company, a renowned New...
Searching for new ideas and unique experiences with the family in 2017? Does your New Year’s resolution include medieval knights and chain...
The sixth annual ASU Prison Education Conference will bring together a broad coalition of experts and community members to discuss criminal...
A study published Monday by ASU psychology professor Gary Ladd found that contrary to popular assumptions, bullying is more severe and...
Meet the tiny, hair-lined ciliate, Tetrahymena thermophila. This nondescript pond-loving, pear-shaped protist, only visible through the...
Arizona State University’s Origins Project is hosting a lecture by Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek, where he will discuss the “Materiality of...
Alissa Ruth, an associate academic professional at Arizona State University, knows firsthand that making your way through the many layers...
Arizona State University alumnus Nick Lambesis pursued a master degree with one goal in mind: to teach humanities at the college level. But...
In 1968, nine sailors set off to race each other around the world single-handedly. Some quit, their boats splintered by high seas. One sunk...
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the confirmation process for high-court nominees is essentially useless because the public wants...
The green energy story tends to be rosy: Costa Rica runs entirely on renewables! Portugal runs on wind for four days! Germany comes within...
Water management and drought forecasting traditionally meant physically measuring surface water or groundwater, but Arizona State...
Arizona State University’s NASA mission to visit a metal asteroid is just beginning, but the first mission that marked the school as a...
Tomatoes, prized for their delicious taste and high nutritional content, are one of the most important crops grown around the world. In...
“Moral injury” is a term known mostly to the veteran and mental health communities, but military correspondent David Wood wants to...
“Writing, in particular, is a very strong conduit for compassion, empathy and human connection,” said Jake Friedman, coordinator for ASU’s...
This year the Justice and Social Inquiry faculty in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University is proud to host U.S....
Imagine New York without cabs or Beijing without bikes. Imagine city neighborhoods without roads or buses. Now imagine ordering a T-shirt...
This year the Justice and Social Inquiry faculty in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University is proud to host U.S....
Matei Georgescu uses a lot of data in his research, studying how a changing landscape can affect local climate and resources. He looks at...
Hundreds of billions of molecules with odors exist. If you want to create a particular scent or flavor, say char-grilled beef, rose petals...
ASU professor Neal A. Lester has won several awards and recognitions throughout his academic career, and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day he’...
Kaye Reed, an Arizona State University President’s Professor and a research associate with the Institute of Human Origins, has been named...
Director Damien Chazelle’s hit musical “La La Land” has been nominated for 14 Oscars, tying the mark for the most in Academy Award history...
Tensions over Russia have flared in the U.S. for weeks: An aide to President Vladimir Putin was among a handful of Russians added to a U.S...
The first week of the new year has come to a close and there have been no celebrity obituaries to dominate the news cycle — something that...
Throughout all the ages of man, there has been a particular type of person who asks the same question. Fur-clad early modern humans asked...
From being a first-generation college student to catching a notorious bank robber featured on "America’s Most Wanted," Arizona State...
Across STEM fields, women of color share a similar story — just ask Sharon Torres.“I was born and raised in the Philippines, but all my...
As Phoenix continues to sprawl toward Tucson, urban planners are working to prevent the entire 100-mile corridor between Arizona’s largest...
Arizona State University researchers are poised to help boost innovation in the planning and design of future enhancements to the nation’s...
Arizona State University’s Psyche Mission, a journey to a metal asteroid, has been selected for flight, marking the first time the school...
NASA has approved a mission to explore asteroids that scientists — including Arizona State University researchers behind a key component —...
Paektu volcano, on the border between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and China, had its most recent eruption circa 946. Dubbed “...
You’ve likely heard about being in the right place at the wrong time, but what about having the right genes in the wrong environment? In...
2016

December

Whether it’s family tradition, the smell of fresh pine or the convenience of buying a reusable tree at a big-box store, each person has a...
The idea started after a depressing climate conference in 2012: ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) professor Steve Desch...
The Confucius Institute at Arizona State University was honored as “2016 Confucius Institute of the Year” at the 11th Global Confucius...
Archaeologists’ discovery of a brutal, 10,000-year-old massacre at Nataruk grabbed headlines around the globe this year. Their evidence...
The old adage “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” has become a sort of cultural trope we rely on when things don’t go our way, but...
Wally Stoelzel can’t recall Newton’s laws of motion, but he certainly does not regret studying physics at Arizona State University.“My...
Getting a space mission selected by NASA is like running a high-tech obstacle race as hard as you can for years on end — and there’s no...
Indigenous arts collective Postcommodity — whose members include two Arizona State University alumni — has been selected to participate in...
HIV ... SARS ... Ebola ... H1N1 ... Zika.The list of communicable global health threats seems ever growing, and frequently the limited...
In 1826, the Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt gave Charles X a young female giraffe as a gift. The animal walked 560 miles from Marseilles to Paris...
Researchers have known for some time that certain environmental factors in a neighborhood — adequate lighting, access to green space, safe...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.Many students at ASU are involved...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.Battling a chronic illness while...
President Barack Obama is urging his successor, Donald Trump, to maintain the newly established U.S. working relationship with Cuba, ...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.Justin Wolter started his doctoral...
It might seem hard to believe, but there recently was an ocean wave as tall as a six-story building in the north Atlantic. The World...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.Some students may expect to coast...
When archaeologist Charles Perreault traveled to Mongolia for some investigative fieldwork, he didn’t bring the typical tool set of shovels...
The growth of private space-exploration companies, such as SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, has changed the way scientists do business. ASU is...
It might seem hard to believe, but there recently was an ocean wave as tall as a six-story building in the north Atlantic. The World...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.When Mary Drago participated in her...
Every year the National Science Foundation (NSF) conducts its Higher Education Research and Development Survey (HERD).  HERD is the primary...
Should all drugs be legalized? Should doctors aid terminally ill patients who no longer wish to live? Should companies breach users’...
We can all rest easier knowing what keeps Carolyn Forbes up at night.The assistant director of ASU’s Center for the Study of Religion and...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.Extreme athlete Paulette Stevenson...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.For Ryan Burke, it all began with a...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.Kenneth Brown was always interested...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.Full-time graduate study in English...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.An English as a Second Language (...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.As a returning college student in...
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize their highest achieving students...
Arizona State University student Erin Schulte is preparing herself to tackle some of the world’s most complicated problems. She’s already...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.The last award Glenn Maur received...
The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) has announced Arizona State University as its partner...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here.“Transdisciplinary” means applying...
Marcos Gold’s passion for giving back not only shows up in his work, but also in what he does with his free time.Gold, who graduated from...
From seeking answers to heart failure in the gut to digital storytelling for caregivers, pushing the frontiers of medical research can have...

November

An ancient history professor with an upcoming lecture at ASU says it’s important to remember the past as we deal with mental health care in...
ASU astronomer Evgenya Shkolnik, of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, is leading an effort to use the Hubble Space Telescope to...
Suniya Luthar, ASU Foundation Professor of psychologyNew research from ASU suggests parents shouldn’t obsess over grades and...
As digital media use has exploded in Western nations, transforming communications, news sharing and business practices, it has done the...
Gary Schwartz, who has devoted his career to unlocking the mysteries of human's unique life history through examining how our teeth grow,...
Mia Armstrong is a sophomore at ASU majoring in global studies and journalism. With the assistance of the Global Studies Travel Grant...
A cheap and radical tool that enables geneticists and researchers to edit genomes easily by removing, adding or altering sections of the...
Arizona State University alumna Najla Arekat had dreamed about attending law school since childhood, but her natural talent for finance and...
An ASU-led proposed mission to the asteroid Psyche was featured in Sunday’s London Times. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, School of Earth and Space...
Having grown up watching U.S. astronauts land on the surface of the Moon, Jim Bell knew he wanted to be a planetary scientist. Today a...
Erik Bumgardner, a graduate student in the School of Politics and Global Studies, is currently working full-time in Washington D.C., but he...
Three Arizona State University faculty have been named Regents’ Professors for the 2016-2017 academic year: Robert Nemanich, Anne Stone and...
Two geoscientists at Arizona State University have made a discovery among hot springs in Chile that may spur scientists to revisit a...
When people look at a landmark like a peak, they may see a few things. A mountain, first of all. Maybe some history to go with it, like a...
As the debate continues to wage over the relationship between race and sports today, ASU graduate student Terry Shoemaker is asking...
Leonard Cohen was never supposed to be a huge star. He was a failed poet and novelist before he tried his hand at songrwiting. He didn’t...
With a shrinking job market in tenure-track faculty positions, doctoral students in the humanities often must compete for alternative...
An ASU researcher has helped hit on a new reason to fight infectious diseases: Reducing their prevalence can be linked to an increase in...
Chefs, professors and everyday foodies were busy using their taste buds to delineate the finer notes of hibiscus, passion fruit and orange...
You’ve got 10 seconds: Who was the first female vice presidential candidate of a major national party who ran alongside Walter Mondale in...
To explain why our planet is habitable, various different types of geoscientists studying Earth’s surface and its interior must work with...
Update: The Salute to Service flag-football tournament featured fierce competition with the ASU’s Air Force ROTC taking home the coveted...
If there were two messages ASU alumnus Corey Harris wanted to leave political science students with Thursday morning, they were to...
In a joint acquisition, ASU has just scored what scholars believe is one of the most comprehensive collections of Western film memorabilia...
Sometimes a life pivots on a single decision, small and unintentional. In the case of Sheikha Hussah, change came in the form of a...
Pura vida!In Costa Rica, that national expression has many interpretations, including “Enjoy life,” “Take it easy,” and even “Hello” and “...

October

About two years ago, when the full force of California’s drought came to bear, green lawns turned faces red as “drought shaming” became a...
Six new members will be joining Arizona State University’s Trustees of ASU today. The new group, drawing on their distinguished careers in...
How do religion and violence factor into sporting events?Professor Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht will explore these themes by considering the live...
Editor's note: In the spirit of Halloween, we offer a roundup of the engrossing research happening around ASU with creatures that are often...
A newly implemented policy requiring passengers to weigh in before boarding flights on Hawaiian Airlines has triggered a national...
Arizona State University and the School of Politics and Global Studies welcomed two former members of Congress to campus this fall: Barry...
On a recent evening in Phoenix, four scholars gathered at the downtown Orpheum Theatre for an ASU Origins forum devoted to climate change,...
The scientist was deep into his lecture. He spoke quickly, using a stream of long words. He disparaged people he didn't agree with. He had...
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s winning the Nobel Prize in Literature has many in the literary community up in arms, and the genre-defying...
About two years from now, the most powerful rocket ever built will roar off from the Florida coast. Carrying a new spacecraft built for...
Mih-tutta-hang-kusch, a Mandan village on the upper Missouri River in the 1830s.Leicester, a large town in medieval England, 1300.Manhattan...
For Trisalyn Nelson, inspiration hit when the oncoming car almost did.One day in 2014, Nelson was cycling on her way back from work at the...
Melissa Wilson Sayres thinks that people need to interact with scientists more often in their daily lives.“We’re exposed to teachers and we...
Is the United States a post-white Christian nation?That’s the question Robert P. Jones asks in his new book, The End of White Christian...
Chelsea Clinton urged young people at Arizona State University to not only vote this election, but also to consider running for office in...
Popular Science named a low-cost Zika virus test developed by researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at...
Recent virus outbreaks, such as Ebola and Zika, have helped to highlight a growing global need: public access to scientific data.Just last...
How do stars form deep inside clouds of molecular gas? What's the history of star formation throughout cosmic time? When did the first...
Steve Schramm started out at Arizona State University as a chemistry major and wanted to go to law school. After struggling with some of...
Renewable energy alternatives to fossil fuels are being tested around the world, but their acceptance has hardly been seamless. Many...
Bobby Taylor closes his eyes and remembers the night he discovered Michael Jackson.It was at Chicago’s Regal Theater, July 1968. The...
Faculty and students in higher education might be surprised to see the words "humanities" and "lab" in the same sentence. However, that...
Arizona State University’s newest research building will be packed with the most advanced construction and technological gear of today. The...
The old close-your-eyes-and-point gambit might be effective for picking your next vacation spot on a map, but it’s less than advisable when...
About three weeks ago, Toughie died.He was the last Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog on Earth. If you’re not familiar with the species, it...
ASU political science professors Patrick Kenney and Kim Fridkin have been named Foundation Professors. These distinctions are conferred by...
Shaun Casey, special representative for Religion and Global Affairs at the U.S. State Department, offered ways to “be prepared if the...
After a tropical hurricane, what plants recover, and in what locations? How do cities and neighborhoods vary in their use of energy? Are...
How do you break down cultural stereotypes? For two groups in the U.S. and Pakistan, it was through storytelling.An Arizona State...
Marketplace solutions work for many needs, but not all of them — particularly some of the most basic ones. That’s what Rimjhim Aggarwal...
Paul Carrese thinks there’s an important concept missing from our current political lexicon: statesmanship.It’s kind of an old-fashioned...
For Debbie Reese, cutting classes in high school was an opportunity to indulge her passions. Rather than finding trouble, however, she used...
In many ways, the intersection of 48th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix is unremarkable. Like a lot of busy cross streets in the city,...
Modern critiques of capitalism accuse it of being a relentlessly rational structure that disrupts social bonds through its imposed...
The moon's surface is being "gardened" — churned by small impacts — more than 100 times faster than scientists previously thought. This...
Driven by a desire to succeed and make a difference in the lives of others, three distinguished alumni from Arizona State University have...
The influential book "Bowling Alone," by Robert Putnam, argues that suburbanization has eroded the close bonds within communities, causing...
Before the entrance to Hayden Library was underground, it was flanked by a growth of shrubs. During the 1970s and '80s, Latino students...
About 50,000 years ago, an asteroid collided with the Earth, leaving a mile-across impact crater in what is now northern Arizona.And every...
Students are the key.The message is clear when you visit the All Walks Project website. Not only are students an at-risk population for sex...
When Spenser Babb-Biernacki began her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University, she thought she wanted to get lost in a world of...
Arizona State Univeristy's Institute for Humanities Research has appointed Jacque Wernimont as interim director of the institute's Nexus...
Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series examining the work that ASU is doing in the realm of water as a resource in the...
Everyone’s got a morning routine; certain steps we take to get cleaned, dressed, fed and out the door on time. The order of those steps is...
Scientists are increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change on the world’s biodiversity, and much effort has been placed into...
Universities play a crucial role in the global acceptance of religious diversity and the bolstering of global literacy, according to the U....
Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series examining the work that ASU is doing in the realm of water as a resource in the...
The word “mutation” conjures many images, virtually all of them negative. For example, mutations in the human genome cause crippling birth...
Most teens load up their smartphones with apps. Fifteen-year-old Ariana Sokolov doesn’t just use apps; she has already created five.She got...
With an estimated 600,000 cancer deaths in the U.S. this year alone and a looming crisis in antibiotic resistance, there is an urgent...
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series examining the work that ASU is doing in the realm of water as a resource in the...
From mastering a mental edge on the wrestling mat to traveling around the world on combat tours, Arizona State University alumnus Martin...
From Bob Dylan’s 1964 folk rock anthem “The Times They Are a-Changin’” to Shepard Fairey’s iconic Obama “hope” poster to Lin-Manuel Miranda...
Stories about species becoming extinct are all too common in the news.This isn’t one of those stories.What’s different this time is that...

September

Quick — without thinking about it, name an endangered animal. Name two, three or even four. Easy?Now, name an endangered plant. Two? Three...
The striking landscapes that make up our national parks can inspire profound exclamations in even the most ineloquent of visitors. But for...
Big data is everywhere, including in research. Rather than writing data into a lab notebook, many researchers today use large amounts of...
ASU professor Martin Matustik discovered at the age of 40 that he was the child of a Holocaust survivor. It opened his eyes to a world of...
On a Monday evening in June 2015, 12 individuals gathered in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina....
For six centuries, Geoffrey Chaucer’s work has stirred continued re-examination, modern adaptations and fresh insight into English society...
The School of Earth and Space Exploration continues its fall semester New Discoveries Lecture Series with "Dry, drier, driest: How will...
Sex, profanity and violence: Two of the foremost experts on censorship in young adult literature say that no other topics are more likely...
Injecting wastewater deep underground as a byproduct of oil and gas extraction techniques that include fracking causes man-made earthquakes...
Dry forests in Latin America are among the world’s most threatened tropical forests. Less than 10 percent of their original extent remains...
Hannah Woner is an Arizona State University senior majoring in global studies and economics. With the assistance of the Global Studies...
It turns out lightning isn’t always a flash, and an ASU researcher says a pair of newly classified records for distance and duration...
As autumn looms and temperatures drop (at least for for most of the world), Arizona State University’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project...
Rainstorms are a welcome visitor in the Phoenix metro area. Not only do they offer a respite from the brutal summer heat, they also help to...
During last week’s Origins Project Great Debate, a stellar group of panelists explored a range of issues in the context of the scientific...
In sunny Arizona, shade is a precious element of the landscape. Pedestrians follow circuitous routes under trees, awnings and shade...
The challenges that usually come with being a first-generation college student are just the beginning for 60 ASU students who will attempt...
Thirteen billion years ago, nearly every particle in the universe was affected by a new phenomenon: the emergence of starlight from the...
A key player in the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life will speak at Arizona State University. Simon “Pete” Worden, who is the...
When ASU professor Rashad Shabazz hears Prince classics like “1999” and “Little Red Corvette,” he hears musical artistry and creative...
ASU’s Space and Terrestrial Robotic Exploration (SpaceTREx) SunCube FemtoSat and the SpaceTREx team, headed by Jekan Thanga, assistant...
To better understand conflict and peace around the world, Arizona State University students spent their summers underneath the stars of the...
Summer is often a time to take a break from academic studies. But many scholars at Arizona State University would rather trade their summer...
Arizona is the one of the best places in the U.S. to study ants.Some consider it the mecca for variety: There are army ants, leaf cutters,...
A large lecture hall on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus filled with anxious chatter as dozens of first-year students filed into row...
A minor hiccup in the sequence of a human gene can have devastating impacts on health. Such flaws cause cystic fibrosis, a disease...
The Arizona Bioindustry Association has selected ASU scientists George Poste and Stephen Albert Johnston for significant contributions to...
Messy politics, a lack of understanding of religious differences and over-heated political rhetoric all combine to create confusion and an...
Arizona State University professor Lance Gharavi is an experimental artist and scholar who has a knack for linking with interdisciplinary...
Emir Estrada understands the hardships that come with immigration from personal experience.  A sociocultural anthropologist in Arizona...
Current models used to predict the survival of species in a warming world might be off target, according to new research that enlisted the...
What did you do with your middle and high school years?Whatever it was, it probably wasn't as cool as what Aidan Macias, Porter Aller and...
There’s a number of ways to serve one’s country, from military service to volunteerism. For Arizona State University alumnus Steven Gillen...
Arizona State University furthers commitment to translate knowledge into action on sustainability challenges through three new...
Ahuna Mons is a volcano that rises 13,000 feet high and spreads 11 miles wide at its base. This would be impressive for a volcano on Earth...
Some of the mysterious grooves on the surface of Mars' moon Phobos are the result of debris ejected by impacts eventually falling back onto...

August

Vada Manager wants to show why the university experience is important. Earning his political science degree in 1983 wasn’t the first step...
Eating your vegetables can make you healthy. Growing them can make you happy.That's one of the things Arizona State University assistant...
Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series on ASU’s archaeology lab in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico. Click for the first and...
Read this as a cautionary tale, and not about the danger of falling out of trees.A study published Monday in Nature Communications claimed...
Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about ASU’s Teotihuacan lab. Click for the first and third installments. Lab...
In movies like “Apollo 13” and “The Martian,” there are scenes where there’s a mechanical problem in space and engineers turn to a copy on...
Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on ASU’s archaeology lab in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico. Click for the second and...
Today’s gender issues can take many forms. In some countries, girls are given limited opportunity or are “discouraged” from going to school...
Starting out as a college freshman can be hard. Students are leaving home for the first time, meeting the demands of a rigorous college...
Weeks ahead of Women’s Equality Day, President Barack Obama amplified the national conversation around gender rights with an essay in...
Sports mascots, music lyrics, Halloween costumes, hairstyles, face paint: Arizona State University professor Neal A. Lester says cultural...
Traveling to Washington, D.C., gave A.J. Simmons, a doctoral candidate at the School of Politics and Global Studies, the opportunity to...
It's uncanny. Dark finger-like streaks form on dozens of Martian crater rims and hillsides as local spring warms into summer. The streaks...
The School of Earth and Space Exploration will kick off the fall semester New Discoveries Lecture Series with "Asteroids, Ion Propulsion...
The April 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. With a magnitude of 7.8, it was the...
We can hear them now. A new ground tracking station featuring a 10-foot diameter dish at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus will allow...
This September marks 15 years since the events of 9/11. Has the passage of time changed how we remember the attacks and what they mean to...
Stewart Fotheringham, Foundation Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University and leader...
Admit it. It can be fun to be bad.Blowing up a planet to test a weapon. Stealing candy from babies. Feeding your enemies alive to your dogs...
There is a lot of scientific knowledge in the world, but very little of that knowledge is readily available to people who make decisions...
Three remarkable undergraduates at Arizona State University have persevered in the face of adversity – breaking cultural barriers,...
David Abbott, associate professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, received not one, but two distinguishing awards this...
By now, the wearying trope of internet outrage is a global touchstone, especially when it comes to "angry young men."Everyone is familiar...
As an Arizona native with nostalgic ties to Arizona State University, alumna Jovanna Anzaldua has a long family history at the university....
Your first semester earning a degree can be a daunting task. It is something U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema knows all too well as she...
For more than 20 years, microbiologist Shelley Haydel has been interested in antibacterial and antibiotic discovery. While preventing...
One institute, two academic units and four schools within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are...
PhD Student Glenn Randall is interviewed by Popular Mechanics magazine to discuss Dark Matter and recent discoveries.There are four...
Looking for another Earth? ASU is part of an international team that has pinpointed which of the more than 4,000 exoplanets discovered by...
Professor Aaron Baker, whose scholarship focuses on representations of social identity in American cinema and who was the former head of...

July

A year after a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, the country still faces a lengthy path to recovery — both structurally and...
Recent Arizona State University graduate and member of the Sun Devil golf team Jon Rahm won the prestigious Jack Nicklaus National Player...
As students let slip their grasp on lazy summer days and head back to the classroom, there’s one thing they’re not likely to hand over:...
You wouldn’t think four students interested in four different fields — sustainability, geology, psychology and mathematics — would have...
When NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrived to orbit the dwarf planet Ceres in March 2015, mission scientists expected to find a heavily cratered...
Podcasts have exploded in popularity. The digital broadcasts are known for specialized subject matter and hosts who communicate complex...
From technology and talent recruitment to public relations, three Arizona State University alumni have discovered how entrepreneurship is...
Kosovo, one of the world's youngest countries, relies on two aging coal-fueled power plants to generate electricity for its population of...
Brainstorm a list of societal challenges — from extreme heat to social equity to transportation — and they all share two characteristics:...
Elsie Moore has taken a new leadership position as the director of the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Prior...
Loris Taylor knows firsthand how tough it can be to run a radio station in Indian Country. When she first took over KUYI 88.1 FM on the...
ASU professor Neal A. Lester says one of the worst things about becoming homeless can be the loss of one’s humanity. His long-running...
For Joan it’s all about the dinosaurs. Ana, however, prefers the asteroids. Around the corner, Humberto is mesmerized by an Apollo space...
After he arrives in the desert with his students, everyone pitches camp. The students yell and falter at setting up their tents. They’re...
Jewell Parker Rhodes writes children’s novels about tough subjects. The best-selling author had tackled slavery, the BP oil spill and...
Curly Hopkins, Texas Pickles Franklin and Fat Bad Boy King sit contemplating their next verse in a classroom on Arizona State University’s...
Samantha Winter grew up with Arizona State University in her backyard. As a Tempe native, she spent her childhood around campus, watching...
Apache Junction is a city of about 38,000 residents with a natural setting that rivals any in the state for scenic views and outdoor...
The path from roundworm genes to curing cancer isn’t an easy one. But a handful of students and faculty at Arizona State University are...
Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research has announced the appointment of Cora Fox as interim director, following the...

June

Kamra Sadia Hakim is up for the challenge. She is up for the challenge of thinking globally, committing her life to service and being an...
A record high of 65.3 million people were asylum seekers, internally displaced people or refugees in 2015, according to a recent report by...
On June 2, a chunk of rock the size of a Volkswagen Beetle hurtled into the atmosphere over the desert Southwest at 40,000 miles per hour...
Federal data on power-plant carbon dioxide emissions is significantly flawed, according to a study by Arizona State University scientists...
On June 23, 52 percent of British citizens voted to leave the European Union, a move dubbed "Brexit." Though many did not believe such a...
Speculative fiction stories have the power to take abstract, contentious policy debates about humans and their changing environment and...
Two massive blob-like structures lie deep within the Earth, roughly on opposite sides of the planet. The two structures, each the size of a...
Some of the most significant turning points in history began with a compelling argument. Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species.”...
Two hundred years ago, in the early morning hours of June 16, Mary Shelley found herself possessed by a waking dream in which she “saw the...
Kids might not love to study rocks, but they gravitate to gadgets and that’s one way to engage them in learning science. A group of K-12...
Brainstorming solutions to global problems, spending afternoons on Capitol Hill and touring national monuments like Gettysburg — that’s all...
Carbon, one of the most common elements and the basis for all life, is considered to be the most important and versatile of all elements....
Graduate students Emilie Dunham, Sam Gordon, Chuhong Mai and Megan Miller, of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, have received...
In January 2000, the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, signed a deal to privatize its water supply. Protests erupted with such intensity they...
For Norman Dubie, poetry has been a lifelong pursuit. The Regents’ Professor of English, who came to Arizona State University in 1975 to...
Kent Johnson is a graduate student at ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC). His wife, Theresa Johnson, teaches life...
Once inside the human body, infectious microbes like Salmonella face a fluid situation. They live in a watery world, surrounded by liquid...
Imagine eradicating a disease-transmitting mosquito or removing an invasive plant species with a precise, relatively easy-to-apply...
The potential of a gene drive to do good is great. For example, it could be used to eliminate infectious diseases such as malaria or the...
On Feb. 17, Mayor John Giles announced a plan to bring a satellite ASU campus to downtown Mesa. At that point, nine ASU students had...
From manufacturing in the aerospace industry to managing environmental services for the Navy, Arizona State University alumnus Paul...
Human well being often flourishes under conditions of cooperation with others and flounders during periods of external conflict and strife...
Arizona State University has no shortage of high-achieving Sun Devils making their mark on the world — and being recognized for it. During...
By Elizabeth Deatrick, American Geophysical Union After years of drought, desert communities like Phoenix are promoting low-water...
In a nondescript building in an industrial area of Tempe, one room crackles with treasures of the ancient Southwest. Here sit pots of...
Norman Dubie, Arizona State University Regents’ Professor of English, was awarded the 2016 international Griffin Poetry Prize for his...
Male students in undergraduate introductory biology courses are outperforming females at test time, but it may be due to how exams are...
As states increasingly legalize the use of marijuana, the debate surrounding its benefits vs. risks wages on. There is still much unknown...

May

Last week the Department of Defense issued a report detailing the case of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman who had a rare E. coli infection...
Most pre-dental undergrads don’t conduct research on Malcolm X. But most pre-dental undergrads aren’t Sarah Syed. Each year, about 10...
Forty years ago, dozens of young black people lay shackled inside a film set that was made to look like the hold of a slave ship. They had...
Among the valuable holdings in London’s Wellcome Library is a rough pencil sketch made in 1953 by Francis Crick. The drawing is one of the...
Arizona State University alumnus Andrew F. Ortiz is a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor . The Ellis Island...
As scientists explore the potential applications of biotechnology, some are focusing on cyanobacteria — an easy-to-grow bacterium that...
How do religion and gender intersect with domestic violence in Greece and Fiji? What can we learn about peace building from the Emerging...
Anni Leaman has a respectable-sized to-do list when she returns home to Massachusetts later this week. She’s going to create a couple of...
The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict hosted its annual student awards on May 3, recognizing those students who completed its...
Driven by a passion to educate people about alcoholism and recovery, Arizona State University professor Linda Lederman aims to make a...
It could be ripped from a comic book, but it’s not. A Russian billionaire drops $100 million on a decades-long mission to send a fleet of...
Every two years Earth and Mars reach a point in their orbits where the distance between them is shortest. That's a time when telescopes big...
Evolution can be an emotionally charged topic in education, given a wide range of perspectives on it. Two researchers from Arizona State...
Guido G. Weigend, who served as dean and professor at Arizona State University from 1976 to 1989, passed away on April 1 at the age of 96....
This Memorial Day, a remake of “Roots” hits the little screen in a revival of the most popular miniseries of all time. Based on the late...
Two Arizona State University biofuel projects are among six nationwide receiving $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore...
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced today a new National Microbiome Initiative to encourage scientists to...
Nobel laureate Edward Prescott got The Phone Call at 4 a.m., an hour typically not a harbinger of good tidings. His house in Paradise...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Breanne McCarthy’s undergraduate...
“I too am not a bit tamed — I too am untranslatable; I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.” — Walt Whitman , from “Leaves...
Six students from Barrett Honors College will participate in the Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom, one of the most...
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced today a new National Microbiome Initiative to foster the integrated...
Three of Arizona State University’s top professors have been recognized for combining their passion for teaching with engagement with the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . It’s rare for an entry-level job...
An international group of mathematicians at Arizona State University and other institutions have released a new kind of online resource to...
Quanah Parker was a Comanche leader and fierce warrior who sought and obtained peace for his people at a crucial point in their history....
When rookie astronauts go on their first spacewalk, it’s common to hear them oohing and aahing when they go out the hatch. Being awestruck...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Aditya Dhumuntarao, a Barrett,...
Frank Wilczek, a theoretical physicist and mathematician who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004, is joining Arizona State University...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Michael Ashley had no idea what he...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . In 2013, Francesca de Martini was...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Palden Choying spent his childhood...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Tin Phan, a dual major in...
Fear of the Zika virus is spreading as images of afflicted infants fill the news. Hoping to foil Zika’s rapid advance, researchers from...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Andrew Rogge moved to Arizona to...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . When Bridget Harding began looking...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Nathan Williams, who will be...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . It’s common to hear people say the...
NASA has selected an Arizona State University undergraduate student team for a $200,000 grant to conduct hands-on flight research, through...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . What do brains and bassoons have...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Aaron Bia is a global health major...
Researchers today, including two from Arizona State University, announced a new test for the Zika virus that costs $1 per test, shows...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . For political science major and...
Any kid who pulls on a lizard tail knows it can drop off to avoid capture, but how they regrow a new tail remains a mystery. Now,...
High-speed photography can capture a horse’s gallop, a falling star or even a speeding bullet. But such methods would be far too slow to...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Chad Ostrander, who will be...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . What do volcanoes, Lord Byron and...
Anne C. Stone is something of a renaissance woman when it comes to anthropology. Using her specialty of anthropological genetics, she...
Sidney Altman, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1989, is joining the faculty of Arizona State University. “It is with great...