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May

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...
The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) held a workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan this spring with the hopes of...
Exclusively made up of indigenous professors, the American Indian Studies program at Arizona State University motivates the next generation...
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...
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...
A new Ebola outbreak in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has some public health officials on guard for larger outbreaks...
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...
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...
Professor Devoney Looser in the Department of English at Arizona State University found her calling to encourage deep thinking and foster...
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...
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...
Summer means graduation, vacations and — perhaps, most of all — blockbuster films.This year Hollywood studios are banking on "Wonder Woman...
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.Nearly 60 years old, Cindi Tanner...
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences recently hosted its annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony celebrating outstanding...
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.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...
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.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...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here.Megan Kelly is a graduating...

April

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care has chosen eight Alliance Fellows to be part of the inaugural Faculty in...
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...
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...
In an effort to get young kids excited about the field of archaeology, Arizona State University held its first-ever mock excavation...
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,...
Cities are slowing the pace of life for birds — and maybe humans.A visiting scientist at Arizona State University is investigating why some...
Lexie Vanderveen, a junior at the School of International Letters and Cultures, will participate in the prestigious Critical Language...
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...
Mothers who work as health care professionals — such as physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners — can reduce their stress...
An ASU-led project that makes it easier for humans and robots to communicate is among the contenders for a spot in an international...
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...
For the first time, Arizona will be hosting the nationally recognized Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), bringing together...
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...
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

From finding a movie to watch on Netflix, navigating traffic with Waze or Google Maps, fine-tuning your household budget with apps like...
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...
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...
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...
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...
On the heels of Sun Devil Giving Day and quickly approaching graduation, Arizona State University senior Austin Marshall wanted to take the...
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...
Researchers often look at how people experience water issues in their communities, but these studies are usually focused on a single region...
Linda Hogan (Chickasaw), a prominent poet, novelist, essayist and environmentalist, is the featured speaker in ASU’s Simon Ortiz and...
Less than a year ago, Arizona State University received a $10.18 million grant from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Education Community...
Electricity, cellphones and the internet are just a few examples of tools we use every day that have become indispensable to modern life....
Environmental news can be all too depressing, with headlines punctuated by the drumbeat of extinction and destruction.There are occasional...
Researchers have discovered that despite meat-heavy diets, low levels of good cholesterol and high levels of inflammation, an indigenous...
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...
If you want to eradicate a deadly disease like cancer, you’ll certainly want to call on doctors, biologists and other health professionals...
Ryan Trovitch, assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences, has been named recipient of a National...
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...
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...
Update: Friday, March 17Even at the country’s most innovative university you can find innovation in places you might not expect.Take Sun...
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-...
Unlocking humanity’s future as an interplanetary species is no simple feat. But students at Arizona State University and the Central...
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,...
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...
Since its inception, ASU’s Center on the Future of War has led discussions on the emerging role of drones and autonomous weapons, the...
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...
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...
At the intersection of two bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism plus a Master of Public Policy, an Arizona State...
ASU alumnus Christopher Hale first grew an interest in the relationship between politics and religion from School of Politics and Global...
Editor’s note: ASU’s new School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership officially launched Friday. Here are highlights from 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 “...
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...

February

From visiting one of the most beautiful Nordic cities, to exploring interpersonal relationships on beaches in Fiji, to understanding the...
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...
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...
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...
For five evenings over the course of February, the public was invited onto Arizona State University's campuses for Night of the Open Door ...
We’ve all heard of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Malcolm X.But what about Juanita Blocker, Bayard Rustin, Chrystal Tulli, Ralph Bunche...
Academic scholars from prestigious universities, a former senator and a political analyst, among others, will discuss leadership and...
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,...
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...
Gemneo Bioscience, the 100th company to spin out from the ideas of ASU faculty and staff, will provide physicians with more optimal cancer...
Arizona State University alumnus Daniel Kolk has merged his creative instincts with his education in molecular biology and virology to...
Gazing at the night sky conjures deep questions about the universe. Meenakshi Wadhwa, professor at the School of Earth and Space...
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...
In an effort to help educate everyday people on the basics of cybersecurity, Future Tense is running a February Futurography package of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Following the resignation of founding artistic director Jewell Parker Rhodes earlier this year, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative...
An award-winning professor in counseling and psychology, an international expert in linguistics, and a renowned authority in geographical...
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...
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...
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...
For coastal residents of the east African country Mozambique, severe floods that endanger their health and lives are a frequent reality....
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...
Leah Gerber, founding director of Arizona State University’s Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, has been named a Fellow of the Ecological...
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...
Devoney Looser shows off her Jane Austen leggings.Sometimes artists receive critical acclaim during their lifetimes, but don’t achieve fame...
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...
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...
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...
An ASU researcher has used math in an effort to reduce dropout rates by plotting the exact point where negative peer influences overwhelm...
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...

January

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...
Arizona State University student Isabella Jaber shows that learning a language doesn’t just help get you a job, but can elevate your role...
A study published Monday by ASU psychology professor Gary Ladd found that contrary to popular assumptions, bullying is more severe and...
The sixth annual ASU Prison Education Conference will bring together a broad coalition of experts and community members to discuss criminal...
Meet the tiny, hair-lined ciliate, Tetrahymena thermophila. This nondescript pond-loving, pear-shaped protist, only visible through the...
Alissa Ruth, an associate academic professional at Arizona State University, knows firsthand that making your way through the many layers...
Arizona State University’s Origins Project is hosting a lecture by Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek, where he will discuss the “Materiality of...
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the confirmation process for high-court nominees is essentially useless because the public wants...
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...
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...
“Writing, in particular, is a very strong conduit for compassion, empathy and human connection,” said Jake Friedman, coordinator for ASU’s...
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...
Matei Georgescu uses a lot of data in his research, studying how a changing landscape can affect local climate and resources. He looks at...
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....
Kaye Reed, an Arizona State University President’s Professor and a research associate with the Institute of Human Origins, has been named...
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’...
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...
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...
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...
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 —...
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...
Paektu volcano, on the border between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and China, had its most recent eruption circa 946. Dubbed “...
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...
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...
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.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, ...
Every year the National Science Foundation (NSF) conducts its Higher Education Research and Development Survey (HERD).  HERD is the primary...
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...
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...
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize their highest achieving students...
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...
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...
Arizona State University student Erin Schulte is preparing herself to tackle some of the world’s most complicated problems. She’s already...
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...
Two geoscientists at Arizona State University have made a discovery among hot springs in Chile that may spur scientists to revisit a...
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...
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...
Arizona State University and the School of Politics and Global Studies welcomed two former members of Congress to campus this fall: Barry...
A newly implemented policy requiring passengers to weigh in before boarding flights on Hawaiian Airlines has triggered a national...
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...
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...
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...
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...
How do stars form deep inside clouds of molecular gas? What's the history of star formation throughout cosmic time? When did the first...
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...
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...
Shaun Casey, special representative for Religion and Global Affairs at the U.S. State Department, offered ways to “be prepared if the...
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...
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...
The moon's surface is being "gardened" — churned by small impacts — more than 100 times faster than scientists previously thought. This...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
From mastering a mental edge on the wrestling mat to traveling around the world on combat tours, Arizona State University alumnus Martin...
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 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...
Hannah Woner is an Arizona State University senior majoring in global studies and economics. With the assistance of the Global Studies...
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...
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...
ASU’s Space and Terrestrial Robotic Exploration (SpaceTREx) SunCube FemtoSat and the SpaceTREx team, headed by Jekan Thanga, assistant...
When ASU professor Rashad Shabazz hears Prince classics like “1999” and “Little Red Corvette,” he hears musical artistry and creative...
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...
Emir Estrada understands the hardships that come with immigration from personal experience.  A sociocultural anthropologist in Arizona...
Arizona State University professor Lance Gharavi is an experimental artist and scholar who has a knack for linking with interdisciplinary...
Current models used to predict the survival of species in a warming world might be off target, according to new research that enlisted the...
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...
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...
Some of the mysterious grooves on the surface of Mars' moon Phobos are the result of debris ejected by impacts eventually falling back onto...
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...

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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
Weeks ahead of Women’s Equality Day, President Barack Obama amplified the national conversation around gender rights with an essay in...
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...
The School of Earth and Space Exploration will kick off the fall semester New Discoveries Lecture Series with "Asteroids, Ion Propulsion...
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,...
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....
David Abbott, associate professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, received not one, but two distinguishing awards this...
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...
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...
PhD Student Glenn Randall is interviewed by Popular Mechanics magazine to discuss Dark Matter and recent discoveries.There are four...

July

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:...
A year after a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, the country still faces a lengthy path to recovery — both structurally and...
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...
Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research has announced the appointment of Cora Fox as interim director, following the...
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...

June

A record high of 65.3 million people were asylum seekers, internally displaced people or refugees in 2015, according to a recent report by...
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...
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...
Brainstorming solutions to global problems, spending afternoons on Capitol Hill and touring national monuments like Gettysburg — that’s all...
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...
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...
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...
Kent Johnson is a graduate student at ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC). His wife, Theresa Johnson, teaches life...
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...
Arizona State University has no shortage of high-achieving Sun Devils making their mark on the world — and being recognized for it. During...
Human well being often flourishes under conditions of cooperation with others and flounders during periods of external conflict and strife...
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...
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...
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...
As scientists explore the potential applications of biotechnology, some are focusing on cyanobacteria — an easy-to-grow bacterium that...
Arizona State University alumnus Andrew F. Ortiz is a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor . The Ellis Island...
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...
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...
Driven by a passion to educate people about alcoholism and recovery, Arizona State University professor Linda Lederman aims to make a...
Evolution can be an emotionally charged topic in education, given a wide range of perspectives on it. Two researchers from Arizona State...
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...
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...
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....
Two Arizona State University biofuel projects are among six nationwide receiving $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore...
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...
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...
Three of Arizona State University’s top professors have been recognized for combining their passion for teaching with engagement with the...
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 . It’s rare for an entry-level job...
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...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Aditya Dhumuntarao, a Barrett,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Sidney Altman, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1989, is joining the faculty of Arizona State University. “It is with great...
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...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Team USA swimmer and 2012 Olympic...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . “Chokma, chinchoma, saholhchifoat...
Coral reefs and hard-shelled sea creatures such as oysters and mussels are constantly being threatened, not only by the detrimental effects...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Michael Busch, who will be...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Upon earning her ASU diploma,...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Zachariah Tolliver knows firsthand...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . The kind of toughness Cassidy “...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . When Beth Bockes takes the stage...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Sarah Moser is a Barrett, the...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Nathan Shelley likes to imagine...
Jaime Lara, research professor at Arizona State University’s Hispanic Research Center and the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Growing up in Buckeye, Arizona,...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Nine years ago, Christine Besaw...
What do a powerlifting champion, an inspirational thought leader, a legendary football coach and two professional football hall of famers...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Carl Fields, who will graduate...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . If the Marx brothers were alive...

April

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Alexi Choueiri starts the twins’...
Arizonans will vote May 17 on Proposition 123, a measure that, if passed, would affect K-12 education funding and the state trust land...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Miranda Herman, a graduating...
Janet Franklin has had quite a year: After having been elected to the National Academy of Sciences two years ago, in June 2015 she was...
Applied learning translates classroom knowledge to real-world situations. Being in an applied learning course could impact a student’s...
As the academic year comes to a close, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognizes exceptional faculty members who have gone above...
On Tuesday, May 10, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest-achieving students from...
Sometime between 2,800 and 2,500 years ago, just before the city-state of Athens was born, about 150 people in shackles were thrown into a...
Lynn Vavreck, a full professor of political science and communication studies at University of California, Los Angeles, was the inaugural...
The largest-ever study of global genetic variation in the human Y chromosome has uncovered the hidden genetic history of men. Research...
Kenny Dyer-Redner is somewhere in the wilds of Nevada’s Indian country, and he’s spinning his wheels. No, he’s not taking a break from his...
The final tallies are in and once again the ASU Forensics (Speech) Team can report outstanding success at this year’s American Forensics...
Monday is National DNA Day, and researchers from Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences have invited the public to come learn...
When the editor of Scientific American — the oldest publication in the United States at 170 years — goes to work, she hears complaints from...
Is a group like Black Lives Matter hurt when a “lone wolf” shoots and kills police officers in New York? Are peaceful advocates of Pro Life...
Ever since Bela Lugosi appeared in 1930s horror film “White Zombie,” members of the living dead have fascinated audiences. Zombies have...
In many animal species, physical battles and other aggressive acts determine a certain “pecking order.” In the world of ants, fights that...
Daniel Shipley is a senior at ASU majoring in global studies. With the assistance of the Global Studies Travel Grant offered by the School...
Maggie Zheng performed her first surgical procedure when she was just a preschooler. Granted, it was on one of her stuffed animals. But...
Although Arizona State University student Jenny Ung is pursuing three majors — political science, journalism and mass communications, and...
Lindsay Dusard has a heart of gold. Get the 20-year-old Arizona State University student to open up about the subject of refugees, and...
The horror that was the Holocaust exists now in our collective consciousness as one of the darkest periods in human history. However, as...
Land grabs by Russia. Escalating Chinese military dominance in Asia. Superpowers fighting in outer space. The launch of World War III. It...
Clyde Bellecourt hasn’t mellowed much with age — just ask Bernie Sanders. In February, the 79-year-old activist put the Democratic...
In ASU’s teaching kitchens in downtown Phoenix, the din of cooking activity is peppered with the sounds of friendly conversation. Just an...
Today, Cynthia Bejarano holds the prestigious title of Regents' Professor in New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) Department of...
Having a hard time recalling where you put those tax forms? Blame it on stress. Using animal models, ASU professor and researcher Cheryl...
It was her very first encounter with a strangely beautiful orange and black beaded Arizona native, the Gila monster — one of only two...
The world’s total human population has jumped to more than 7.4 billion just this year. Feeding the human species takes a tremendous toll on...
When she was a child, Nicole Lemme’s father would take her to see an old mining town in northern Arizona that he used to visit when he was...
Matthew Desmond is an ASU alum and a sociologist at Harvard. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” and has received many...
Monique Greco and Garnett Johnson might go hungry sometimes, but they make sure their dog Codi never does. The homeless couple was...
The ability to understand and implement these new technologies in the classroom is no longer a desired qualification — it’s a requirement...
When a super cyclone slammed into the northeast coast of India in October 1999, winds with top speeds of 160 miles per hour and tidal...
The United States is facing many global problems that demand diplomacy, but America must always be wary of unintended consequences,...
The search for life beyond Earth is one of the major drivers of space exploration. From the sands of Mars and the oceans of Europa to the...
Have you ever wondered where the bell chimes on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus come from? They are not ringing from some...
Recent advances in biotechnologies, such as the completion of the human genome project and genetic editing, have not only raised ethical...
Going into space is now within your grasp. A tiny spacecraft being developed at Arizona State University is breaking the barrier of launch...
ASU alum Luis Fernandez was recently elected president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). While continuing his work in...
This week 15 years ago, NASA launched a spacecraft with the name 2001 Mars Odyssey, and onboard was the Thermal Emission Imaging System (...
Three students from Arizona State University have been named Goldwater Scholars, a prestigious national scholarship awarded to students...
Mexico’s emerging energy reforms and the rise of natural gas signal a paradigm shift where new opportunities will arise in North America,...
After paying rent, Lamar, a disabled single father of two boys, had $78 left for the rest of the month. That’s less than $2.50 a day for...
Stop what you’re doing and listen. What do you hear? Cellphones buzzing with incoming texts. The roar of a bus accelerating past your...
“Welcome to the Big Horn Mountains!” says conservation biologist Andrew Smith. About 60 miles west of Phoenix in a rugged desert range...
Having more than 100 high school students excited about math sounds like an April Fool's hoax, but thanks to some creative workshops that...
Thanks to a recent award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have...
Written in plain block letters on a whiteboard is a menu that includes such items as tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. Above it is a sign...

March

Barber Marvin Davis takes pride in knowing his clients’ likes and dislikes. He knows how high to cut their hair, knows when they’re due for...
The universe is a dangerous place. Join Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 8...
You’ve come a long way, ASU. Arizona State University has long had female teachers, but some of the biggest gender-equality strides came...
The International Studies Association (ISA) has awarded Cameron Thies, director of Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global...
The Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation board of directors has awarded Robert E. Page Jr., university provost emeritus and Regents’...
At a large, state-run medical facility, a young woman’s reproductive fate has been determined. The medical director presiding over her case...
Keeping honeybees healthy is critical to the world’s food supply. A lack of adequate nutrition for bees is blamed as one of many possible...
Rhoda Hassan, an alumnus of Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies, was recently accepted into the Harvard Law...
Michael Smith begins his new book, “At Home With the Aztecs: An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life,” by discussing what the Aztecs...
Ken Levine, formerly from New York, now calls Arizona home and Arizona State his adopted alma mater. For the past 20 years, he has worked...
As a global business leader in the technology industry, Arizona State University alumnus Jon Hunter has been building organizational...
It’s a great big world of science out there. And picking your own path is just part of the fun, a group of middle school girls learned...
Over the past 20 years, the idea of human rights has become central in discussions about humanitarianism. But this was not always the case...
No bones about it: Pit bulls get a bad rap. The breed’s unfortunate history — which includes their use in bull-baiting and dog fighting —...
His was the loneliest and most unlikely voice in rock and roll, with a posthumous career to die for. That impassioned tenor voice combined...
Inspecting the teeth of a drugged Siberian tiger. Darting a tracking device in a whale from the deck of a pitching boat. Waking up in a...
Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration is about to take the whole nation on a school tour. Rock stars in their...
The March 22 attacks in Brussels served as yet another grisly reminder that we live in a world where the threat of terrorist attacks has...
An Arizona State University researcher has figured out a way to modify crops that causes them to use less water and fertilizer but grow...
During pregnancy, the rapidly developing fetus is enshrouded by a remarkable structure: the placenta. Researchers hope to better understand...
It turns out that the rigid “line in the sand” between the human sex chromosomes — the Y and X — is a bit blurrier than previously thought...
Downtown Phoenix’s newest high-rise residents don’t take the elevator when they come home. A pair of peregrine falcons has made a home in...
Filling a new leadership position tailored to advance research and educational innovation, Kenro Kusumi has been named as the associate...
Andrew Ross, head of Learning Support Services in the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University, won a...
The best thing about the Fulbright grant won by Matt Ykema is that it allows him to be immersed in his research. “I do not have any...
Living abroad can be fraught with awkward situations, but the experience also nurtures the confidence it takes to laugh instead of cry when...
Maureen Goggin is spending her Fulbright year in Austria, researching a little-known source of needlework done by women. Goggin, a...
The Navajo language is dying, and Manuelito Wheeler wants to change that. Armed only with his heritage and the love of his people, Wheeler...
People in the Arizona State University community who won Fulbright awards this year are living abroad and studying subjects ranging from...
For Eva Jeffers, one of the best things about instructing children in India is the teaching. The hardest thing? The teaching. “Shoutout...
Nearly every Fulbright grant winner who spends time abroad faces challenges with a new language. Those who work in developing countries...
It may be hard to believe, but already the better half of a century has passed since World War II broke out. Despite the distance time has...
Arizona doesn’t usually get this much of a voice. In a typical presidential election year, voters in the Grand Canyon State go to the...
Claire Cambron wanted a way to open her mind and her heart before she learns to heal. Cambron, who is from Phoenix, won a Fulbright...
Wei Li is has spent the past several months working on a prestigious Fulbright project — for the second time. Li recently returned from...
Arizona State University today announced a five-year initiative, FutureH2O, to flip the global conversation about water on its head and...
Alexis Wagner is a senior at ASU majoring in political science in the 4+1 Program . With the assistance of the Global Studies Travel Grant...
Chase Fitzgerald wanted to do something meaningful before he started medical school and he knew that a Fulbright grant would be one of the...
Arizona PBS investigates the biology, genetics and social and learned behaviors behind why people experience foods and eating differently,...
The personal growth and insights that come with living abroad for a year are huge. Fulbright award winners must overcome language barriers...
People who win Fulbright awards to teach English abroad learn a tremendous amount about other cultures. But it goes both ways. Young...
Ashley Hagaman has lived through one of the most devastating disasters of the decade while doing research in Nepal. Hagaman, who is...
Immersion in another culture can change a person. For writer Allegra Hyde, the year she is spending in Bulgaria will also likely affect...
Derek Townsend, an Arizona State University graduate who is teaching English this year, has gained a new perspective far beyond his...
The U.S. prison system is retreating from an era of force and punishment and is starting to think once again about education and...
When someone goes through a rough period, say a divorce or losing a job, the common thought has been that this is a test of the person’s...
Who was Nick Salerno? Many would say: a generous soul who changed the Valley of the Sun and ASU for the better. In the 1960s, he defused a...
Editor’s note: HealthTell recently completed a $40 million capital campaign . The company, a spinout of ASU's Biodesign Institute with a...
ASU postdoctoral scholar Kohei Kamada, of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics, has been selected to...
Patience is a virtue. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Time and tide wait for no man. What these clever idioms have in common isn’t just...
On Jan. 11, Arizona State University doctoral candidate Angie Abdelmonem was headed to a flight to Cairo to participate in a collaborative...
As the 2016 presidential election approaches in November, more than three dozen academic scholars in political science will gather to...
Upon first thought, the idea of math combating violent crime seems unlikely, at best. Can an algorithm be more effective than a SWAT team...
Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) recently celebrated a record-breaking year for the number of inventions, patents and start-up...
Life as an insect can be tough. Everyone wants to squash you, you're blamed for the spread of diseases, and then to top it off, someone...
Like endangered species themselves, funding to save them is scarce. Humans — who because of our indelible impact on the Earth have an...
Water is crucial for life as we know it, especially in the Arizona desert. For centuries our rivers were the key to making this region...
Socrates once said, “The greatest blessings granted to mankind come by way of madness, which is a divine gift.” Sometimes, cautioned actor...
As subtly as the shift in a gravitational wave, the universe changed Saturday night. Lawrence Krauss’ Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath number became...
The Arizona State University Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture and Arizona Humanities have announced a free film screening and...
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) recently announced the initial inductees into “The 5+ Club,” a group of institutions that...
Some of the world's largest earthquakes occur on subduction zones, where a cold dense oceanic plate moves under a warmer continental plate...
The U.S. Air Force has selected Arizona State University to build a spacecraft to monitor threats from outer space. The satellite’s...
ASU graduate student Sean Seyler was selected to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. Seyler received his...
Methane and nitrous oxide gas emissions, caused by human activities like farming, overwhelm earthly carbon dioxide absorption and should be...
Those who've paid any attention to presidential politics lately have heard Donald Trump talk about his plan to build a big, successful wall...
A high school principal, a judge and a former prisoner walk onto a college campus … No, this is not the beginning of a joke. It’s Arizona...
The hallway on the sixth floor of the G. Homer Durham Language and Literature building looks more like a movie theater than a place of...
Sometimes getting even the most exciting news can be anticlimactic. (Curse you, caller ID!) That was the case for ASU’s Patricia Colleen...
Shelby Lawson says the ability to travel abroad while continuing her degree was a factor when she chose Arizona State University over other...
Editor's note: Due to family reasons professor Sohail Hashmi is unable to come to Tempe at this time. His visit has been postponed to a...
A joint proposal from a team of institutions including Arizona State University, has been selected for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for...
Stories about your parent’s childhood are usually life lessons hidden as clever anecdotes providing a glimpse into a time past. However,...
The general consensus is that more information is better for everyone. And in this ultra-connected digital age, that belief is tested...
Language is complicated. Anyone who has tried to use high school French to navigate the Champs-Élysées can tell you that. It’s also...
Terrestrial plant communities include forests, woodlands, shrublands and grasslands. The health of all these vegetation communities is...
Ever have one of those (usually late-night) conversations about whether a grizzly bear could beat a great white shark in a fight? Or a lion...
The physics community was elated by the recent announcement that gravity waves have been detected after decades of searching, and fully 100...
Arizona State University recently launched Ethics @ ASU to highlight ethics as a cross-cutting initiative throughout the curriculum and...
When it’s time to give back to Arizona State University, Brian Martin doesn’t let more than 5,000 miles and the Atlantic Ocean stand in his...

February

Natalie Hochhaus is a sophomore at ASU majoring in global studies with a minor in anthropology. With the assistance of the Global Studies...
Researchers hope to develop vaccines, therapeutics and new diagnostic tests for a broad range of diseases. To accomplish this, they will...
Mark Lussier, chair of the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University since June 2013,...
On first glance, the odds would seem long that Donald Trump would gain a lot of support from voters of Latino heritage. He kicked off his...
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will open its newest exhibition, “ A New Moon Rises: New Views from the Lunar...
On Monday, February 29, 2016, ASU’s new Council for Arabic and Islamic Studies is bringing Georgetown University leading world scholar,...
Sometimes you get the party started by accidentally crashing someone else’s. Mark Robinson, a professor in Arizona State University’s...
The Origins Project is pleased to announce Aomawa Shields of the University of California-Los Angeles is the recipient of the 2016 Origins...
What regulates the size of an organism’s teeth? The reduced size of our back teeth, or molars, is one of the defining attributes separating...
Students in China are eager to learn about American culture, and Arizona State University is part of a project designed to meet that need...
Have you ever Wikipedia’d a topic to settle an argument? Ever made a donation to help victims of a disaster? Or sipped “fair trade” coffee...
The Navajo Nation has one of the most valuable mineral resources among any Native American reservation in the United States, according to...
The benefits of letting students conduct real research in the classroom have been examined multiple times during the past decade, but a new...
Craig Hardgrove was fascinated with dinosaurs. When he found out they were killed off by an asteroid, he became fascinated with space. Now...
Gaming the system and ending up on a white sand beach, watching clouds drift by. It’s the stuff of dreams and movies, but an Arizona State...
The Zika virus has brought us endless footage of masked men spraying insecticide in Brazilian slums and reports of babies with tiny heads...
How do we die with dignity? An Arizona State University professor is bringing together voices from science and religion to explore this...
Arizona State University is a training ground for many new forms of expression in fiction, including in the popular Young Adult (YA) genre...
From effective team science to drones on the range, Arizona State University faculty and students played a big role in the annual meeting...
Acclaimed actor and Golden Globe winner Johnny Depp will sit down for a dialogue with Origins Project Director Lawrence Krauss at 7 p.m.,...
Coinciding with Charles Darwin’s birthday weekend, ASU’s evolutionary medicine leadership was prominently showcased at the world’s largest...
Before we begin reporting on his talk, let’s get something out of the way that Laurence Garvie, research professor and curator for Arizona...
In the arid Southwest, roughly 90 percent of the region’s rainfall evaporates, leaving relatively little water to fill streams and...
Abby York grew up in Wisconsin, on land where her family has operated a dairy farm since the 1800s. As a kid, community was synonymous...
The ASU Ethics Bowl Team competed this past fall in both the Seattle and San Jose Regional Ethics Bowl competitions held by the Association...
A theoretical physicist and a television host sit down and talk about sex, religion, news, science, Pope Francis, Donald Trump, and Ike’s...
“The age of humanitarian intervention to protect civilians is not over, because civilians keep dying,” Michael Ignatieff wrote in 2014....
Arizona State University has received a $1.5 million award from the W.M. Keck Foundation’s Science and Engineering Research Grant Program...
The Pathologist, a magazine that covers stories on the forefront of health care, has named Arizona State University’s Carolyn Compton to...
Through its history, the Earth has been bombarded by extraterrestrial material ranging from dust-sized particles to objects large enough to...
A scientific breakthrough gives researchers access to the blueprint of thousands of molecules of great relevance to medicine, energy and...
To err is human, even for one of the most number-crunching, rigorous and truth-seeking of all activities: science. The issue of errors in...
Despite studying English every year since kindergarten, Chang Liu realized upon arriving in Arizona last August that she could not properly...
The United States is a young country, but it still has its fair share of history. Anyone who has ever taken a road trip has seen the scores...
Everything shifted this morning. In the 100th-anniversary year of Einstein’s theory of relativity, scientists announced they have proved it...
Declarations of love will be everywhere this Valentine’s Day weekend, from sappy cards to bombastic displays of affection. But if you’re...
Thomas E. Mann, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution and Resident Scholar at the University of California,...
Television legend and Emmy Award winner Hugh Downs will sit down with Arizona State University’s Lawrence Krauss for an intimate discussion...
The Marston Exploration Theater, at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration, will be featuring a special screening...
Some of our most vital biological functions rely on the body’s natural ability to gather up specific types of molecules, and then move and...
Kevin Langergraber has been studying chimpanzees in the wild for 15 years. Before he became a professor and had to teach eight months out...
Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized...
Democrats and Republicans in a snowy New Hampshire have cast their ballots and, as is so often the case, have picked different winners than...
When helmets clacked together during Sunday’s Super Bowl 50, the echoes might have been heard differently than in years past. Call it the...
Arizona State University has been named the most innovative college in the country, and now select Sun Devil students are taking part in...
It’s 2040, and the human base on Mars is bustling. Robots are moving about, carrying out exploratory missions operated from the base. At a...
When the June 2015 issue of Vanity Fair hit the stands last summer featuring Caitlyn Jenner wearing an ivory bodysuit on its cover, the...
While growing up in Gambia, Africa, Balanding Manneh experienced hunger intimately — losing childhood friends to starvation and...
The hottest technology in bioscience will soon bring a new coolness factor to world-class Arizona State University research. The coolest...
There are many bright stars in Arizona State University's universe, and a handful of the brightest will be honored Thursday, Feb. 4, at the...
The faculty at ASU are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals, sometimes you just have to ask to get their help. This is true...
The National Endowment for the Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. Their first act of the year was to award creative writing...
The first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 low-cost CubeSats, including one from Arizona State...
B.L. Turner II looks the part of a college professor. His gray blazer, light blue button-down shirt and neatly manicured mustache and beard...
David Berger believes in service. It’s easy to see his conviction by spending just a few minutes on his personal blog, highlighting his...
When Kostalena Michelaki came to Arizona State University, she wondered about the history of this sprawling campus in central Tempe. “When...
Himalayan geoscience and Antarctic astronomy are both on the program at the next Earth and Space Open House at Arizona State University,...
On Jan. 14-15, six Arizona State University Forensics (speech) Team students competed on the University of Texas-Austin campus at the 17th...
When Petra Fromme was called into Arizona State University President Michael Crow’s office last year, the caller wouldn’t tell her...
The first contest of the 2016 presidential election is in the books as the Iowa caucuses closed late Monday night. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)...

January

“Big data” sounds like it could be a pretty boring topic, maybe not something you want to bring up during a dinner party.  But the intrigue...
In the age of the 24-hour news cycle, where quick soundbytes and images out of context dominate the online realm, rhetoric rules. In an...
How do we classify texts produced by undocumented authors who no longer identify as Mexican, yet have no officially recognized status in...
In our rapidly urbanizing world, more than a billion people living in slums lack access to essential services, such as water and sanitation...
The evening began with a bold assertion: “ISIS’ defeat in Iraq is all but certain, probably within the next 12 months.” Douglas Ollivant,...
The World Health Organization warned Thursday that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas, and countries and health...
Humans have been working the land for millennia, cultivating plants or herding animals. Now researchers from Arizona State University are...
Three Arizona State University psychology professors have been named as “Rising Stars” by the largest international psychological...
Why help someone when you’ll receive nothing in return? How have groups of people cooperating together ensured group survival? These...
If you haven’t already noticed, Arizona is a popular hangout for hummingbirds. In an interview with KJZZ radio in Phoenix, Arizona State...
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has left the “Doomsday Clock” at three minutes to midnight, the time it set it at last year. “This is...
Arizona State University has been chosen as a Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) site joining a multi-university consortium dedicated to...
ASU physics professor Richard Kirian has been awarded the Fonda-Fasella prize, which is given to a young researcher who has obtained...
Yeah, there’s the Nobel Prize. That’s great. Eight hundred and seventy people have one. Olympic gold medals? Thousands out there. Oscars?...
Arizona State University’s innovation winning streak has continued among its next generation of talented faculty. Three ASU researchers —...
“For the last four decades, Harvey Cox has been the leading trend spotter in American religion." This is how Stephen Prothero, author of "...
Have you made it up before dawn to see the alignment of five planets in the skyline? If not, don’t worry — the best is yet to come,...
Students and faculty at ASU have been digging out their hats, scarves and boots this year as Arizona experienced a colder-than-usual winter...
Sustainability looks good for corporations these days. Starbucks, Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola all tout their contributions to...
Arizona State University's global studies major, within the School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS), aims to address real-world...
What would happen if the vacant land around Phoenix were converted to urban farms? Could it bring sustainable, locally grown food closer to...
News broke this week that a planet 10 times the size of Earth may be lurking at the edge of our solar system. Researchers at Caltech...
Arizona State University anthropologist Katie Hinde sees milk as more than food. For her, it is also personalized medicine and a carrier of...
Ask 10 people what the most taxing years of motherhood are and there’s a good chance the consensus will be “children’s infancies,” when...
Scientists reported Wednesday that 2015 was by far the warmest year on record, breaking a record that was set the year before, which has...
Deserts are often thought of as barren places that are left exposed to the extremes of heat and cold and where not much is afoot. But that...
The Family Check-Up, a highly successful family-counseling program, is currently being offered at a reduced cost to families with children...
Scott Swagerty, who recently graduated ASU with a PhD in Comparative Politics, Methodology, has taken a position with the office of the...
A new 3-D astronomy show, "The Secret Life of Stars," is premiering at Arizona State University's Marston Exploration Theater at the School...
Alexander Bernard, a political science major in Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies has recently been selected...
It's the middle of January. How are those New Year's resolutions going? If you're like most people, they're swiftly receding from memory....
Like hundreds of other teachers, Krystal Yeager is returning to her high school math classroom after winter break. Last fall while still...
It’s a fight to the finish for most graduate students at the end of their programs, their defenses looming on the horizon. But most...
Late Monday night it was announced that Tonya Couch, mother of the infamous “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, had posted bail after her bond...
Monday marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a time to reflect on the struggles for equality and freedom in America. It's also a day to recall...
“Frequent travel may be required,” the job description understates. NASA announced in early December that it’s hiring another round of...
Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions has announced the 2016 winners of its seed funding competition. The seed funding program supports obesity...
On Monday, Jan. 11, ASU will launch the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, led by Dr. Kimberly Scott of the School of...
Courtney Besaw is a natural when it comes to numbers and experimentation. She’s also a girl. And as such, she took notice of a certain...
Since prehistoric times, clays have been used by people for medicinal purposes. Whether by eating it, soaking in a mud bath, or using it to...
Affluenza became a popular term when it was used in defense of Ethan Couch, a 16-year-old Texas boy who killed four pedestrians while...
“Sherd!” That’s the sound 16 volunteers had their ears out for as they surveyed an area in Perry Mesa, 77 miles north of Phoenix,...
2015

December

Discovering the rich tapestry of history can open our eyes to the connections between past and present, and how people and circumstances...
Hands go up in a crowded ASU lecture hall when a social justice course instructor asks who has ever experienced prejudice. The instructor...
With weather updates important to traffic flow and the safety of motorists, an innovative partnership between the Arizona Department of...
Read the headlines on any given day and it’s easy to become discouraged about tragic events happening all around the world. But despite the...
Arizona State University’s Department of English has no shortage of talented alumni and faculty, as is evidenced by the latest crop of...
Teams of researchers in the American Southwest (including a group from Arizona State University) and North Atlantic islands have found that...
Recent race-related events — in Ferguson, Missouri; St. Louis; Baltimore; Chicago; Charleston, South Carolina; and New York City — all...
On the eve of both Christmas and a full moon, ASU Now spoke with Mark Robinson, a professor in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration...
Arizona State University Regents’ Professor and research scientist Charles Arntzen, Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the National Academy...
One of the best things in science fiction is bizarre alien planets. Ice planets, lava planets, water planets, planets with two suns,...
NASA has announced the selection of Science Investigation Teams for its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). ASU will be the lead...
The sun is just beginning to rise, but it’s still dark enough that the street lights on South 12th Avenue in downtown Phoenix remain lit...
International trade and travel has literally opened up new vistas for humans, ranging from travel to exotic places to enjoying the products...
Arizona State University researchers have made an unexpected discovery by studying the atomic structure of nanodiamonds. The new results...
A joint master's degree program in sustainability science between Arizona State University and Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany,...
NASA has released a richly textured image of the Earth taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter using cameras operated by Arizona State...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are part of our December 2015 commencement coverage. No matter where...
Scientists have drawn up molecular blueprints of a tiny cellular “nanomachine,” whose evolution is an extraordinary feat of nature, by...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are part of our December 2015 commencement coverage. Brianna Wang...
Carlos Velez-Ibanez desires to know two things: 1) How are people able to excel when they shouldn’t be able to? and 2) How are people able...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are part of our December 2015 commencement coverage. Curtis Gokcen...
When NASA's Dawn spacecraft approached the dwarf planet Ceres in March this year, scientists and the public alike were intrigued to see...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are part of our December 2015 commencement coverage. When the Earth’...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are part of our December 2015 commencement coverage. When Ron Dorn,...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are part of our December 2015 commencement coverage. As he settled...
The world remains abuzz this morning about Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. The current frontrunner for...
For five years, the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Arizona State University has been turning midshipmen into successful...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are part of our December 2015 commencement coverage. During the fall...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are part of our December 2015 commencement coverage. Samuel...
Arizona State University biochemistry junior Aurora DuBois and her younger sister Sophia attended the recent rivalry game against the...
Does the holiday season put you in a reflective mood? Will winter break give you some unstructured time to jot your ideas and stories down...
It took patience and practice, but Azamat Mamadaliev was able to master the skateboard as a mode of transportation in about a week. Now he...
Tucked away on the far western end of Haiti’s southern peninsula lies the remote Massif de la Hotte mountain range. It's where you’ll find...
A planet discovered last year sitting at an unusually large distance from its star — 16 times farther than Pluto is from the sun — may have...

November

Arizona State University, in partnership with Mayo Clinic in Arizona, has announced the recipients of the 2016 ASU-Mayo Seed Grant Program...
Decades ago the word “bootleg” carried an outlaw connotation. The contraband was usually kept beneath store counters and discreetly sold to...