News

2017

December

The night before Thanksgiving, while traveling with his family for the holiday, Jeffrey Cohen sat down in his hotel room for a Skype chat with Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow.

The American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State has killed tens of thousands of ISIS fighters since August 2014, but the military is off when it comes to reporting civilian deaths, say two AS

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

For the past month, the #metoo revelations — and the resulting national conversation about sexual harassment and sexual violence — 

Sarah Lindstrom Johnson. assistant professor from Arizona State University’s T.

Frank Smith III, an Arizona State University senior majoring in political science and public policy, is one of 43 students nationwide who have been awarded the Marshall Scholarship to pursue gradua

How often do you think about water? You may be told to conserve water or drink more of it, but do you know where it all comes from?

On Tuesday, Dec.12, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, n

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Every entrepreneur wants to make money, but essentially what they’re working to create is a better life for humanity.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

As the year draws to a close, Stewart Fotheringham, ASU Foundation Professor with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, will be able to mark 2017 off as a banner year.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Rodney Hero, a political science professor and the Raul Yzaguirre chair in the School of Politics and Global Studies at A

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Prince Harry’s recent engagement to American actress Meghan Markle is a contemporary Grace Kelly/Prince Rainier love story.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Can you break the code?

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

In celebration of Veterans Day, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University honored and appreciated veterans and active members of the mi

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

While Thanksgiving has passed, the holiday season remains in full swing with many more family get-togethers approaching.

November

Once sworn to secrecy about their cryptic contributions to U.S. military battle, some former hidden heroes are now decoding the details of their efforts for historical posterity.

Five graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowsh

In the 1970s at the famed Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Sandra Cisneros, Rita Dove and Joy Harjo were the only non-white students.

Native Americans have distinct health-care needs.

For more than 400 years, humanity has been pointing telescopes skyward, peering into the depths of space to ask fundamental questions about the nature of the universe.

Arizona State University has become a founding member of the Giant Magellan Telesc

At this week’s Global Education Summit in Beijing, the mother of an Arizona State University international student excitedly approached Michael M.

Carol Martin from Arizona State University’s T.

It’s that time of year when college students everywhere prepare to head home for the holidays, where they can catch up with friends and family and breathe a sigh of relief that they made it through

Out on the far northwestern edge of the Valley, where the pavement turns to sand, is a place people have been visiting for 5,000 years.

“Can I borrow a cup of sugar?” For many Americans, the question conjures a nostalgic image of friendly neighbors relying on each other for support and assistance.

On Nov. 17, 30 members of student government from Hamilton High School in Chandler visited Arizona State University's Tempe campus for a full day of leadership education inspired by their teacher-sponsor, Violet Richard.

Teotihuacan was once the largest and most influential city in the ancient new world. Yet its social structure seems to be more egalitarian than those in its fellow ancient cities.

Thanksgiving brings us closer together, but our conversations across generations in a family can sometimes drive us farther apart.

Thanksgiving time finds many of us thinking back to our fondest food memories. But what if the meal that sticks out most in your mind doesn’t feature a turkey and pumpkin pie?

Last year, pancreatic cancer overtook breast cancer as the third leading cause of cancer deaths. With a five-year survival rate of just 8 percent, it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

For more than three decades, atmospheric scientists have been issuing warnings that carbon emissions and man-made pollution have punctured a hole in the ozone layer, the natural atmospheric layer t

As a walk-on for the Sun Devils football team, an aspiring musician and lyricist, and a scrupulous student, political science major Kordell Caldwell aspires to make the most of his time at Arizona State University. Caldwell’s drive to succeed, however, did not start at ASU; it started when he was a young child growing up in Dallas, and later, Houston...

Arizona State University alumna Kara Goldin has been taking the corporate world by storm as founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., a lifestyle consumer packaged goods company focused on pure, wholesome wat

Seven members of Arizona State University are among the 396 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a prestigious international scientific soc

Paul Carrese, director of Arizona State University's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, joined a roundtable discussion at the 49th Annua

It’s biology’s version of the whisper game. Inside a cell, every DNA phrase or sentence that makes a protein, known as a gene, first must be precisely copied, to ensure its instructions can properly build the foundation of life.

In Silicon Valley, investors flock to back potentially disruptive new technology and apps — even if they are still in development.

Professionals whose college days are behind them still need to learn new skills to stay at the top of their game, and Arizona State University has launched a new way to do that. ASU’s new Continuing and Professional Education courses are mostly online, self-paced and developed to create the expertise that employers demand most.

Regents’ Professors are the elite of the academic world.

The green sulfur bacterium makes its home in the chilly waters of the Black Sea.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse and Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has awarded Kit Elam, an assistant professor at Arizona State Uni

Students on the lower level of the Memorial Union on Wednesday afternoon seemed unfazed by the Korean language pop song blaring from the Union Stage area.

Although the majority of Americans would not be here if it weren’t for immigration, there are many today who might distance themselves from their family’s immigration history.

Arizona State University and the University of Arizona — infamous rivals on the playing field — joined forces for a special joint conference on virology.

It started with a textbook.

While stationed with the U.S. Army School of the Americas in the Panama Canal Zone during the 1970s, entomology expedition leader Albert Thurman would listen to the chorus of frogs in the streams at night. The tropics of Central and South America were once lush with at least 110 species of colorful harlequin frogs, but nearly two-thirds of the known populations were wiped out by a deadly fungal disorder called chytridiomycosis, also known as chytid, in the '80s and '90s. “The frogs are gone,” Thurman said. “There are no more songs at night."

Richard Fabes, from Arizona State University's T.

Even before Hurricane Maria descended on his home island of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, ASU Assistant Professor Manuel G.

From his roots as a fair-haired Minnesota farm boy to climbing the ladder of success in big pharma, to blazing a translational academic research path into life-saving therapies, Charles Arntzen has

ASU political science instructor Charles G.

As a global business leader in the ever-changing technology industry, Arizona State University alumnus Jon Hunter has been mentoring the next generation of leaders to exceed in today’s world.

Comparing higher education in America to the Titanic is a risky move when you’re speaking to a crowd of college students and professors, but that’s exactly what Jonathan Haidt did Thursday evening

Last year the Center on the Future of War announced Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood as an ASU Future of War Senior Fellow at New America, who

Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) hosted the annual meeting of the Peace Science Society (International) on Nov. 2-4 at the Tempe Mission Palms.

Growing up in Illinois, the Norman family would gather their chairs and sit with the garage door open, looking out over the neighborhood as storms would roll in.

Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a new NSF grant awarded to Arizona State University and Kevin Redding, professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and director of the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis.

Travel, language and culture can be rewarding as a tourist, but Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures

Roswell. JFK. Moon Landings. Elvis faking his death. 9/11. Sandy Hook.

It really happened. It didn't happen at all. A cabal of people made it happen.

Big questions about the nature of time and space and how they relate to mankind and the Earth have confounded some of the greatest minds since humans were capable of complex thought.

Not since the 1960s has the United States been so divided, largely split into two political camps.

Scooby-Doo, the animated character and series launched by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1969, is one of the most successful brands in entertainment history. Nearly 50 years out, fans today can not only stream new and classic episodes, but can buy anything from Scooby-Doo games, books and DVDs, to Scooby-themed fruit snacks, underwear and pajamas.

Brett Hunt sits in his seventh-story office on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus, interviewing millennials a good portion of his days.

Anti-racism activist Jane Elliott hates what’s happened to this country lately.

The digital age has revolutionized the way society intakes and produces knowledge.

Following a five-year National Science Foundation grant, the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance continues to grow to take on the phosphorus problem in the

Exploring Mars with the Curiosity rover means identifying rocks and minerals that can tell scientists more about the Red Planet and its distant past. Since no human can yet walk up to a martian outcrop and examine it, scientists turn to the next best thing: studying rocks around the rover using its cameras.

In recognition of decades’ worth of service to teaching and research, Professor David Pijawka has been awarded the Distinguished Professional Planner Award by the American Planning Association’s Ar

October

According to the most recent U.S.

The “talk” parents are having with their children about sex is undergoing a sea change.

The 2016 election left many communities looking for better ways to communicate with one another, an issue that Arizona State University is working to improve for students on and off campus. 

Halloween is an occasion to let loose, have a little fun and get out of your comfort zone.  

Sugar skulls at craft stores and processions in James Bond movies — the imagery associated with Day of the Dead has spread through the United States and often the line between it and Halloween is b

About four years ago, Arizona State University biophysicist Stuart Lindsay’s research team got a lab result that even he couldn’t quite believe.

The reign of corrupt Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s and '80s was marked by a heavily controlled, strictly censored national media. His fall from power in 1986 resulted in the removal of those constraints...

Myron Dewey (Newe-Numah/Paiute-Shoshone), an award-winning filmmaker, citizen journalist and educator, is the featured speaker in Arizona State University's Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture

It’s First Friday at the Children’s Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

The ride-sharing platform Uber burst onto the scene a few years ago, creating a “shared shock” in several countries at about the same time with its disruptive practices.

The saguaro cactus, a towering, charismatic icon of the Southwest, is one of the most recognized and beloved of all cacti.

It might be a difficult conversation to have, but a new study confirms that talking to your children about substances

“What does not kill me, makes me stronger.”

Sports are embedded in college tradition, and no other time reminds us of this quite like Homecoming. But what do sports look like in other cultures?

A college education can be like an all-you-can-eat buffet. With so many options, what is a diner to do? 

A $7 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), of the National Institutes of Health, will fund a specialized research “Center for Excellence” at A

The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Ariel Anbar, a President’s Professor in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and School of Molecular Sciences, to its first-e

Arizona has the eighth-largest migrant student population in the U.S. but only about 20 percent make it further than high school.

Growing up in the cold Northeast, Paul Padegimas did not think much about what the desert could offer until he was looking at graduate programs. “I didn’t know much about Arizona State University,” said Padegimas.

Arizona State University student Andrea Smolsey went swimming with the frogs — or rather smelling with the frogs — this summer during a six-week internship at the Construction Engineering Research

A little sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. That is all it takes to keep cyanobacteria — the miniature versions of plants — happy. For this, they use carbon fixation, one of the most important reactions on Earth, turning carbon dioxide into sugars, fats and proteins needed to grow and thrive, while giving humans and the rest of animals a precious...
The federal government has awarded nearly $420,000 to the Navajo and Hopi tribes to prepare for the closure of a coal-fired power plant and mine. The Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona, and the Kayenta Mine that supplies it with coal will shut down in 2019 unless a new owner for the power plant is found.

The love of her hometown is what motivates political science major Alexa Scholl.

Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures is offering students a chance to explore a range of international cultures through film and earn a

So unusual was the 1918 influenza, which killed an estimated 3 to 5 percent of the world’s population, that its symptoms were often mis

What’s the best type of training for an academic professional who teaches in large classrooms and aspires to become a public intellectual? Athletics.

The unexpected success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit “Hamilton” went a long way to rekindle Americans’ interest in the story of our nation’s founders.

Human populations feature a broad palette of skin tones.

In 1980, the city of Tucson and the Arizona Department of Water Resources began an ambitious plan to replenish Tucson’s depleted aquifers.

With a new round of nuclear brinkmanship between Washington and Pyongyang and the fly-by of a near-Earth asteroid in the headlines the past few weeks, the last thing we needed was another doomsday

When Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, readied a group of volunteers for its summer Medical Brigades Volunteer Program to Nicaragua, three Arizona State University students se

As the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues to dominate national headlines and new survivors come forward on a near daily basis, some believe the media attention on this case is a tipping point.

Exploration. Creative observation. Removing the limits of conventional thinking.

It is hard to imagine that something that happened 500 years ago could still influence world events today, but that is exactly what many historians, political scientists and religious studies schol

On Aug. 17 at 5:41:04 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a burst of gravitational waves. About two seconds later, a brief flash of gamma rays was observed...

On Aug. 17 at 5:41:04 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a burst of gravitational waves.

Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will gear up for the second annual flag football tournament to honor America’s service members as part of Arizona State University’s annual Salute to Service celebration.

North Korea. Iran. Trump’s tough talk on beefing up the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

A supernova of innovation, Silicon Valley has been drawing the brightest, most creative employees for decades. And increasingly, those workers include Arizona State University graduates.

By any measure, the asteroid impact on the Yucatan Peninsula some 66 million years ago was huge. The asteroid was estimated to be 6 to 9 miles wide.

Four esteemed individuals are being recognized for bringing honor to their alma mater at Arizona State University.

Fresh pasta, ideally ravioli with ricotta and spinach. Pizza and antipasto, made from organic ingredients sourced from local farms.

Since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico three weeks ago, 83 percent of the island is without power and 36 percent has no running water.

A team of ASU scientists led by Professor Alexandra Ros in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, has been just the second user group to conduct

A new NASA study, with support from an Arizona State University atmospheric scientist, provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in

Two former senators, a liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican, had a discussion at Arizona State University on Thursday about how civic discourse has disintegrated and how it can be elevate

For the past 30 years, Linda Costigan Lederman, Arizona State University professor of human communication and director of the Hugh Downs School of

All of Arizona State University celebrates when its students win prestigious awards.

Ever since his first visit to Arizona State University, alumnus Abraham Hamadeh knew it was the ideal place for him to study political science.

Death is a part of life.

For some people — 10-20 percent, according to the American Psychiatric Association — it’s much too big a part of life.

F. G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry at M.I.T. Richard R. Schrock, a Nobel laureate with many internationally contested awards, will be the featured Eyring Lecture Series speaker, Oct.

Five ASU students were selected to attend the Mayo Clinic's Transform 2017 conference and be privy to a series of talks, debates and networking sessions with some of the world’s leading health-care professionals.
Two weeks ago Angela Merkel won a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor. At the same time, however, a far-right party, Alternative for Germany, gained a spot in Parliament for the first time in more than 60 years.

Infectious-disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly and efficiently than currently available tests.

Join ASU Gammage for a night that will explore the explosive relationship between Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr

Arizona State University’s water initiative announced a sweeping new strategic plan this week.

Do you ever wonder about the origins of democracy? 

In his in his award-winning book "Ingenious Citizenship: Recrafting Democracy for Social Change," Arizona State University Professor Charles T.

For the sixth year, the ASU English Department is recognizing a hard-working staff writer at ASU who deserves public recognition with its 2017 ASU "Behind-the-Scenes Writer of the Year” Award.

NASA's longest-lived mission to Mars has gained its first look at the Martian moon Phobos, pursuing a deeper understanding by examining it in infrared wavelengths.

Change isn’t always grand or sweeping. Sometimes something as simple as a blog, can open people’s eyes to a global issue that needs our attention.

Hacking can imply something negative: your identity stolen, your bank account emptied. Can it go the other way?

Shock, sadness, fear, anger, confusion. Life as they know it just took a dramatic turn for hundreds of people in the aftermath of this weekend’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The increasing globalization of U.S. colleges is inspiring professors and school administrators to find creative ways to compete with students’ use of digital devices in the classroom. However, as the diversity of the U.S. class population expands, so too is the diversity of opinion on how to manage classroom device use.

September

In the week marked by Angela Merkel’s historic re-election as chancellor of Germany, another woman of global political prominence called on more women to take their seat at the table.

Three Arizona State University professors were honored at the Victoria Foundation’s eighth annual Arizona Higher Education Awards ceremony for helping Latina/o youth pursue advanced degrees. “I am only one of many who think we can modestly make a difference,” said Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez.

In June 2017, three Arizona State University students received a very exciting email — they had been selected to attend the

More than 30 years ago, a scholarship program was set up to coax promising young Arizonans into attending one of the state’s public universities rather than going out of state.

Shortly after NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft flew past Earth at a distance of about 11,000 miles on Sept.

For 52 years at Arizona State University, David William Foster has studied a myriad of subjects related to Spanish, women and gender studies, Latin American urban culture, and the Jewish dias

Last week, Gannett Company’s USA Today network of 20 newspapers published a project about the U.S.-Mexico border and what kind of an impact a border wall would have. “The Wall” is the kind of epic project rarely seen in contemporary journalism.

What is it about dogs that make them so cool? Why are they so friendly with humans?

Two profound changes have shaped the Earth. One happened about 2 billion years ago when our atmosphere became flooded with oxygen and made way for life as we know it.

It’s a spacecraft the size of a shoebox, and, if all goes well, it will launch on a voyage to the moon in about two years.

Since graduating from Arizona State University, Amanda Ventura has been developing her writing style with a career in public relations and marketing while remaining involved in the university community.

Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, the energetic, purpose-driven and passionate educator who served as Arizona State University’s provost and executive vice president during a time of explosive innovation

John Holloway, emeritus professor of chemistry and geology in Arizona State University's School for Molecular Sciences and world-famous experimental petrologist, died on Sept.

As an out-of-state, incoming first-year student to Arizona State University, Angelica Berner decided to attend an Early Start program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “It was the best decision I could have made,” said Berner.
The debut of the new Ken Burns 10-part documentary series “The Vietnam War” on PBS last weekend brought back a period in American history when the country was more divided than it is now. For more than a decade, the Vietnam War loomed over every aspect of American life. It came into homes in vivid color every night. Lives, people and families were shattered.

ASU Japanese Lecturer Bradley Wilson wishes his American students knew more about the cultural influences behind the anime comics they love so much.

Bouncing back.

How do you recover from a setback?

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma decimated Florida and the Houston area with destructive winds and torrential rains. These intense hurricanes leave everyone drained, but there is more.

Alzheimer’s, a mysterious disease of cognitive decline, was first recognized a century ago.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and communication from the University of Southern California, Sarah Tracy did a short stint in public relations before deciding she wan

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will host the annual Jonathan and Maxine Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series with Roger Cohen, an award-winning columnist for the New York Times and the International New York Times.
In August 2015, the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber and graduate student affiliate Beth Tellman from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning organized a panel titled “Expanding diversity in the next generation of ecology.”

Russian war games or Trojan Horse? Many Western defense ministries and militaries have expressed concern that “Zapad 2017” is the latter — a cover for actual military operations.

The Cassini space probe will end its mission early Friday morning.

The Cassini space probe will end its mission early Friday morning.

Think Americans have a pretty firm grasp on the basics of U.S. government? Think again.

Mia Armstrong is a senior at ASU majoring in global studies and journalism.

Arizona's official climatologist says she thinks the recent trio of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose may simply be a terrible and unfortunate coincidence and is not necessarily a result of global w

At the beginning of the year, Arizona State University publicly launched Campaign ASU 2020, a comprehensive effort to raise the long-term fundraising capacity of the university. And at the close of fiscal year 2017, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences had a record year for private support in the books.

Knowing the lay of the land is crucial for first responders during emergencies and for civic planners making decisions that direct a city's future.

Since he was a young child, Steven Slugocki has been attending sporting events and cheering on the Sun Devils.

It’s official: Anthropology has gone high tech.

Still packing powerful rains and winds, the remnants of Hurricane Irma continue to wreak havoc in cities along the Gulf Coast after a destructive journey through the Caribbean and Florida.

Arizona State University’s new School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership is establishing a new campus tradition with its inaugural Constitution Day le

ASU senior Monet Niesluchowski gave Phileas Fogg, the protagonist of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel “Around the World in Eighty Days,” a run for his money this summer when she traveled to Ic

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have displaced scores of humans, many of whom have equally frightened pets.

The flooding in Houston was exacerbated by how the city was built. Houston basically paved over the existing landscape, a grassy plain that evolved to handle large rainfalls. Ideas on how to build more resilient cities focus on working with nature.

Polluted beach samples from Japan, whale poop stickers and bamboo cutlery.

This June, Arizona State University political science major Suzette Warren traded in the 100-degree desert heat for the fast-paced 65 of Washington, D.C., as part of the Capital Scholars Program in

Arizona State University is a key player in a new health research initiative designed to harness the expertise of scientists across the state to treat diseases like cancer and address such problems

“Life likes to live,” Kevin Haight said after viewing a photo of reddish-brown swirls in a floodwater eddy in southeast Texas.

Literature is rife with interpretations of home: There’s no place like it in the “Wizard of Oz”; the land Scarlett O’Hara lives on in “Gone with the Wind” is like her mother; Jay Gatsby’s is an opu

August

Grocery shopping while hungry is a bad idea, often leading to regrettable surrender to momentary cravings.

For nearly a dozen years, ASU’s Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture has prompted scholarly discussions on the role of cinema, media and music in society and has paid tribute to some of the 2

Floyd Abrams, the prominent First Amendment attorney who represented The New York Times in the landmark Pentagon Papers Supreme Court case, is coming to Arizona State University to discuss freedom

Arizona State University Associate Professor Professor Michael Tueller walks down the flight of 26 steps that serves as the entrance to Arizona State’s Hayden Library.

Rolling a ball to a baby can be adorable fun, but it’s also a way to build a crucial bond that can affect the child’s emotional growth.

During the total solar eclipse on Aug.

One of the greatest difficulties plaguing efforts to find effective treatments for Alzheimer’s is the enormous lag between the disease’s inception and the appearance of clinical symptoms, according

Hurricane Harvey, still stalled in the Gulf Coast region, has poured more than 20 inches of rain over the Houston area since Aug. 25.

Education is what’s left after you’ve forgotten what you learned in school, Albert Einstein said.

Local NBC 12 News recently sought the expert advice of Arizona State University's Megan Pratt to address the controversy about delaying kids from kindergarten to ensure they’re mentally ready.

Arizona State University's reputation for innovation stems from many sources, especially faculty members. At the School of International Letters and Cultures’ Japanese department, Professor Miko Foard’s engaging curriculum has defined many students’ experiences and shaped their understanding of Japanese culture and language.

A team of scientists from ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences and Pennsylvania State University has taken us a step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, and possibly to cleaner fuels.

After falling in love with the campus, Logan Rhind decided to pursue an undergraduate degree at Arizona State University. “From a very young age, my parents instilled in me the importance of education and hard work,” said Rhind.

It is said that one of the best ways to learn a language is to immerse yourself in the culture.

It didn't matter that Tempe wasn't in the path of totality of Monday's solar eclipse — thousands turned up on the Tempe campus for the eclipse-viewing party hosted by the School of Earth and Space

Three undergraduate biochemistry students from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences presented at the Helios Scholars TGen 2017 Intern Symposium on July 28, showcasing their work

Study abroad programs give participants — faculty and students alike — an opportunity to learn alongside others in order to understand cultures different from our own, gain valuable insights, chall

We all know the type. The project co-worker who doesn’t really work on the project, but shows up for the group photo. The dinner companion who develops alligator arms when the check appears.

When he wasn’t voraciously reading during his undergraduate years at the University of Chicago, Jimmy Garcia was lending his time and energy to bettering the community. He served as a member of both a student LGBT advisory board...
The nation’s first School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University has named professor Lisa Magaña as the new interim director of the school. For nearly 20 years, Magaña has been a part of the faculty...

A research collaboration led by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has for the first time created a three-dimensional movie showing a virus preparing to infect a healthy cell.

What if we could teach our bodies to self-heal like a lizard’s tail, and make severe injury or disease no more threatening than a paper cut? Or heal tissues by coaxing cells to multiply, repair or replace damaged regions in loved ones whose lives have been ravaged by stroke, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease?

If, like Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, you want to see the sun blotted out from the sky and painted black, then you are in luck.

Arizona State University’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing has appointed Regents’ Professor and Arizona’s inaugural poet laureate Alberto Ríos as the new director of the center. For more than 30 years, Ríos has been teaching and inspiring an emerging generation of literary artists at ASU.

Going to college is all about making connections — to professors, mentors and new friends.

Six alumni, who graduated from the largest and most diverse college at ASU, have joined forces to create a renewed sense of pride in their alma mater. “When I talk to alumni from ASU, they may not even know they were a part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,” said Steven Slugocki.

The ideals of a presidential candidate, the histories of persecuted peoples and the motives behind terror attacks are all things that can be better understood with a knowledge of the religions that

Jason Bruner was inspired by his engaging professors in college and graduate school. He hoped to emulate the example set forth by pursuing a doctoral degree and becoming a professor.

Diamonds are among the most coveted objects in the world. As gemstones, they are brilliant, rare and symbolic. As a raw material, they are a physicist’s best friend.

Ants genetically engineered to lack their “sense of smell” became unable to communicate, forage or compete to be a queen, as their antennae and brain circuits failed to fully develop.

The college experience is vastly different to that of high school.

The Zika threat emerged in 2015, infecting millions across the Americas. It struck fear in pregnant women, as babies born with severe brain birth defects quickly overburdened hospitals and public health care systems.

A loss of oxygen in global ocean seawater 94 million years ago led to a mass extinction of marine life that lasted for roughly half a million years.

Scientists have for the first time edited genes in human embryos to fix a disease-causing mutation, according to a paper published (ironically) in the journal Nature.

Air travel may be the quickest way to get to your vacation destination, but it’s also one of the speediest ways for infectious diseases to spread between people, cities and countries.

Alexander Avina grew up the son of undocumented Mexican migrants in California, constantly aware that at any moment his parents could be deported, leaving him and his siblings, all American-born, t

A team led by geoscientists from Arizona State University and Michigan State University has used computer modeling to explain how pockets of mushy rock accumulate at the boundary between Earth's co

The threads of history are found in the daily life of people, and Matthew Delmont has been exploring it. The history professor wrapped up his yearlong digital project, “Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers.”

To catch a serial killer, homicide detectives must quickly and accurately find clues.

July

In pursuit of a career that embodied her appreciation for language, Arizona State University alumna Elizabeth Meadows became a speech-language pathologist at Kino Junior High School.

One of the billions of small steps man needs to take to reach Mars was taken last week. Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin announced it is building a prototype of a robotic deep-space outpost for NASA.

Every day, enough sunlight hits the Earth to power the planet many times over — if only we could more efficiently capture all the energy.

Arizona State University student Alicia Ellis’s trip to Ghana this summer was two-pronged.

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s body was discovered by a bodyguard in a posh Detroit hotel room following a May 17 concert. 

Nancy Grimm, a professor in Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences, has been named a Fellow of

In June 2016, an international team of 31 astronomers, led by the University of Maryland's Eleanora Troja and including Arizona State University's Nathaniel Butler, caught a massive star as it died

The interdisciplinary nexus of biology and engineering, known as synthetic biology, is growing at a rapid pace, opening new vistas that could scarcely be imagined a short time ago.

ASU astronomers Sangeeta Malhotra and James Rhoads, working with international teams in Chile and China, have discovered 23 young galaxies, seen as they were 800 million years after the Big Bang.

Alzheimer’s disease tragically ravages the brains, memories and, ultimately, personalities of its victims.

With many major universities nationwide charging $500 or more a year for parking, two students at Arizona State University created a company to alleviate stress associated with f

Imagine working for the harshest corporation in the world.

In the week marking the sixth anniversary of the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, scientists continue to make the case for space.

One small step for man ... one giant reason to celebrate each year.

Three graduate students from Arizona State University’s T.

When she died, Jane Austen wasn't a household name. But in the 200 years since her death, she's become one of the world’s most celebrated novelists. ASU Professor Devoney Looser traces Austen’s posthumous rise to fame in new book.

As human beings, what drives us to higher levels of existence? Once we have satisfied the basics — food, shelter, a mate, children — then what?

The annual summer monsoon: torrential thunderstorms, heavy rain, damaged roofs, uprooted trees, dusty vehicles and repeated trips to the car wash. Many Arizonans approach it with a sense of dread, panic or annoyance. They’re not indigenous peoples of Arizona.
Mike Tueller has many talents. He completed an academic conference paper in high school, served in the U.S. Navy and studied at Harvard University. He also landed his childhood dream job: professor. “Of course, there’s no way I could have known as a preschooler what a university professor really did,” said Tueller.

Sarah Tracy, professor in Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, believes in the importance of discovering different methods and approaches for encountering the world.

From Italy to Iceland to Indonesia, volcanoes have been worshipped and venerated for centuries, seen as the abode of angry and capricious gods mollified only by fish, pigs, and holy relics.

An important contributor to the efficiency in Photosystem II is mediation of charge separation by a tyrosine residue (Tyrz).

Update: The National Council of La Raza on Monday said it will change its name to UnidosUS ("UnitedUS").

Sometimes ASU’s mission is carried out far beyond the boundaries of campus. Faculty went to Tanzania and conducted a two-day teaching workshop for 102 secondary school teachers.
Imagine you’re on a 28-mile journey that takes you across icy rivers and up steep jungle trails. After a grueling two days, you and your research team catch your first glimpse of the mountaintop archaeological site Ciudad Perdida, the “Lost City.”

Editor's note: This is the first in our weeklong monsoon series.

Arizona State University’s Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program, in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, is gaining in national recognition.

As of July 1, 2017, manufacturers must phase out plastic m

Arizona State University geoscientist Everett Shock has collaborated with a team of life scientists from Montana State University to discover a puzzle at the junction of geochemistry and biology. 

Any writer will tell you their craft is a mostly solitary one, requiring hours of time spent alone on reflection, execution and revision before a story finally emerges.

Arizona State University alumnus Matt Shindell found a way to bring all his interests together in a career many would rank high on their list of dream jobs: curating a collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

June

Whether or not society shakes its addiction to oil and gasoline will depend on a number of profound environmental, geopolitical and societal factors.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University welcomes five new administrators into leadership ranks.

Bioarchaeology is a young but quickly growing field that studies how people from the past lived and died, and is most often described as a combination of biological anthropology, archaeology and so

Darien Keane will spend the month of July halfway across the world teaching communication to benefit students of another country.

Planets get all the attention — just look at the ruckus raised when Pluto was demoted or anytime NASA announces exoplanet discoveries.

Ray Henkel, a much-beloved professor of geography at Arizona State University for 29 years, passed away earlier this year on March 11 at age 86.

The term “global security” can be vague, encompassing any number of issues, from climate change to autonomous weapons systems to food insecurity.

The Arizona Debate Institute, hosted by Arizona State University, is the largest summer debate institute for college students in the nation.

When male chimpanzees of the world’s largest known troop patrol the boundaries of their territory in Ngogo, Uganda, they walk silently in single file.

Editor's note: Lluis Algue Sala is a doctoral student at the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University.

About 5 million people in the world speak Albanian, making it one of the less common languages. It’s not even in the top 100.

An essay contest for math people? Sounded like an intriguing idea to Arizona State University student Zhihan Jennifer Zhang.

The center of a mother’s life tends to be her children and her family, but if Mom is unhappy about staying home with the kids or about working outside the home, then she (and anyone close to her) m

Many students have passions outside of their studies, but recent Arizona State University graduate Antonieta Carpenter-Cosand leveraged her language and art studies to showcase and teach othe

The biophysics program at Arizona State University mirrors the field itself in both its interdisciplinary breadth and its youth. Biology, under one historical name or another, dates back to the beginning of science, at least as far back as Aristotle’s work in physiology and his categorization of plant and animal species.

When Apollo astronauts on the moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth, there was a noticeable time gap between a statement from Tranquility Base and its immediate acknowledgment from Houston.

Will this week’s high temperatures in Phoenix make it into the record book? Can we top 122 degrees Fahrenheit ? We don’t know yet, but as we move through this extreme heat spell, one thing is for certain: The unpredictability of the weather means records will continue to fall.

In a world transformed by globalization, many individuals find themselves working with others across national borders and cultural barriers.

Volcanos that erupt explosively are the most dangerous in the world.

“There’s an app for that!” has become a common saying that now applies to many aspects in the religious realm, according to Pauline Cheong, professor in Arizona State University's Hugh Downs

Evolution is a propulsive force, working incessantly to reshape life on earth, from the lowliest single-celled organisms to the planet’s vast forests, insect and bird populations, oceanic life and

One in five adults cannot read above a fifth-grade level, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy.

Doctoral student Ashley Wheeler believes in the importance of protecting cultural world heritage.

Gina Woodall, a senior lecturer in the School of Politics and Global Studies, bleeds maroon and gold. She was an undergraduate student, a graduate student and now a lecturer at Arizona State University. “I’m a Sun Devil three times over,” said Woodall.

Biomimicry is an approach to problem-solving that looks at how nature has already done it.

As Indonesia looks to become a bigger player on the world stage, Arizona State University is forging ties that recognize the country’s growing importance.

In the study of government, tracking corruption in political systems is important. Changing patterns allow researchers to better understand the shifting dynamics at play within a country or region.

While millions of travelers will frolic on the beach during their summer vacations, most are blissfully unaware of the billions of microscopic plants making ocean life — and our lives — possible.

The “Great American Eclipse” is making a return engagement this summer.

Amy Rajnisz was that one student in high school who could never answer the question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

In her final weeks as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan famously said, “In ballet, if you’re over 40, you’re a dinosaur.” She was 47 years old at the time.

Arizona State University’s Department of English is feeling a little pride in the name of Alberto Rios: the Regents' Professor's work is part of U2’s Joshua Tree Tour 2017.

Mike Tueller, a classics professor at Arizona State University’s School of International Letters and Cultures, has been praised by the New York Review of Books for his contributions to the Greek Anthology of the Loeb Classical Library.

When community college transfer students start taking courses at a larger, more complex university setting, they face a variety of challenges.

In May, faculty of Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures — including Professors Stephen West, Xiaoqiao Ling, Juan Pablo Gil-Osle and director Nina Berman — v

For decades, researchers have studied the interior of the Earth using seismic waves from earthquakes.

Lisa Anderson, associate professor of women and gender studies, points out that while we’ve seen plenty of strong female roles, this could be the start of women finding themselves better represented in an industry dominated by men.

While newscasts and political discourse seem to highlight a divided word, an Arizona State University doctoral student student has found cultural overlap between Christianity, Judaism and Isl

Elena Steiner has always wanted to travel beyond U.S. borders to see what intercultural educators, trainers, and researchers are doing and talking about in the “rest of the world."

The word “justice” evokes thoughts of courtrooms, police officers, lawyers and judges for most people.

Cocaine trafficking in Central America, a long-known and often discussed topic, is having a surprising impact — shrinking tropical forests.

International funding has allowed Jonathan Pettigrew to travel to Cardiff University, DECIPHer unit, in Wales, United Kingdom to develop a collaboration on an international project to create a theo

Far out in the asteroid belt, more than 200 million miles from Earth, an asteroid the size of a Volkswagen Beetle lazily orbited the sun. Then something — we’ll never know what — disturbed it.

Alumnus Thom Brooks has garnered international acclaim for his work on ethics, public policy, law and politics. As an award-winning author, broadcaster and columnist, he focuses his research on immigration rights.

May

Slow and steady wins the race.

They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges.

After years of helping create educational content for younger audiences, Karla Moeller has published her first children’s book: “Joryn Looked Up.”

In an Arizona summer, the best parking spot is not the one by the door. It’s the one a quarter-mile away under a tree.

On Oct. 13, 2014, something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).

For Alex Carrillo, what started as a major requirement has evolved into a passion for French, and for building communities at Arizona State University's 

Phoenix Comicon will celebrate all things geek this weekend, including science fiction, comic books, superheroes, cosplay and fantasy.

Psyche, NASA’s Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main asteroid belt in 2026 – four years earlier than the original timeline.
Professor of English Mark Lussier has been appointed Visiting Research Fellow in Medical Humanities at Worcester College, Oxford University, U.K. Lussier will conduct research and help forge connections between ASU and Oxford.

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 he didn’t know how until “it occurred to me that we could

Exclusively made up of indigenous professors, the American Indian Studies program at Arizona State University motivates the next generation of scholars to advocate for Indigenous nations and commun

The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) held a workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan this spring with the hopes of improving gender equity for women in science, technology, en

A recent missile launch has thrust North Korea back into the national defense conversation, sparking concerns that the test might be a frightening milestone in Pyongyang’s quest to become a fully d

The World Meteorological Organization has announced world records for the highest reported historical death tolls. It's the first time it has broadened its scope from temperature and weather records to address the impacts of specific events.

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 her life: She remembers it as her first time reading stor

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 ASU graduates are looking to join the workforce or continue school. Alisa Turkina, however, has two years before that stage. Not for lack of options, but for the opportunity to live and teach in Kosovo as Peace Corps volunteer.
An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has some public health officials on guard, but ASU’s Charles Arntzen, who played a crucial role in development of the Ebola therapeutic drug, says current outbreak is small.

Arizona State University students Samantha Sanders and Ryan Featherston are championship winners in the 16th Annual Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition held April 29 at the University of

Editor's note: Milton Sommerfeld, a professor at Arizona State University's Department of Applied Biological Sciences at the Polytechnic School, died on May 16. He was 76.

Ranging from diverse areas such as cancer research to energy storage, Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences graduate students’ research efforts have been rewarded with top recogni

Understanding current and future security challenges requires a holistic, multi-faceted approach linking a variety of areas of expertise connected to practical examples and case studies.

Since he was a student at Arizona State University, Dominick Howard has understood the importance of networking and developing professional relationships both locally and abroad.

Arizona State University researchers have contributed to a study that offers the first comprehensive assessment of what was going on in the world when the genus that includes modern humans first ev

Professor Devoney Looser in the Department of English at Arizona State University found her calling to encourage deep thinking and foster lifelong learning as an undergraduate at Augsburg College.

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 to make bad decisions, and for the first time an ASU researcher has proved it and provided a theory to explain why.

There are nearly 200 countries in the world today. In those countries there are various religions, age groups, social interests and economic classes, which themselves can be considered cultures.

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 weight of the moon, the composition of stars and even a theor

Bees. Again.

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, after spacecraft visited the jovian system.

Summer means graduation, vacations and — perhaps, most of all — blockbuster films.

Arizona State University's outstanding graduates — both at the undergraduate and graduate level — have already started to change the world for the better, with great potential to keep that going af

The U.S. is home to more than 320 million people from dozens of countries and ancestries, in addition to Native American peoples. Arab countries make up 22 nations in the Middle East and North Africa where Islam and the Arabic language are dominant factors.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

As a way to highlight student achievement and inspire future outreach, Arizona State University's ASASU Council of Presidents sponsored the first-ever Students Shine contest this spring. 

Over the years Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies has developed working groups that emphases on advancing research in key areas.

So you think Cinco de Mayo is a made-up holiday contrived to sell stereotypically Mexican bar food and alcohol to gringos?

Nearly 60 years old, Cindi Tanner isn’t your typical student at ASU. Baking cookies for her classmates, sitting in the front row for every class and craving knowledge, information and resources were cornerstones of her education.

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences recently hosted its annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony celebrating outstanding students, faculty and staff at the Sun Devil Welcome Center au

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

From cultural influence to global insight, the study of religion has an extraordinary impact on some of society’s most challenging problems. Although religion is deeply rooted in values, it's also a powerful source of conflict and violence.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Arizona State University alumna DeAnn Davies always wanted to be a pediatrician, but gaining more insight into the profession lead her down a different path. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

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 goes to tea in Sudan a lot.

Women are underrepresented in the sciences, especially in math. One contributing factor is what researchers call the “brilliance effect” — the beliefs that natural brilliance or knack for a subject drives success, rather than hard work or persistence.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Like many children growing up, Clive Wynne had a cherished, but not always so well-behaved dog. In fact, Benji was sometimes downright naughty.

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 how tough it would be.

April

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

NASA has selected an instrument developed by Mark Robinson of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) and Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) to map the terrain and search for evidence of

Stars are the most commonly observed objects in the universe.

Kenneth L.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

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 Arizona State University is much the same as when it start

As the academic year comes to a close, our college recognizes exceptional faculty members who have gone above and beyond to help the next generation of scholars learn, excel and flourish in their respective fields.

Many students find studying abroad brings cultural awareness and helps their language skills.

At Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures, teaching language helps pr

Celebrity chef Nephi Craig, who made a guest appearance

In his first public comments since leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama on Monday called for an increase in civilian leadership while avoiding any criticism of his successor, Dona

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 Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (S

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at convocation 2017. Each unit has selected an outstanding student to honor.
The School of Molecular Sciences recently held its annual awards ceremony for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who excelled in academics and research.

It was a strong weekend for Sun Devils at the National Forensics Association Nationals last weekend: Arizona State University senior Kohinoor Singh Gill placed first in the Impromptu Speaking compe

Twenty years after he helped establish the Department of Chicano/a Studies at ASU, Associate Professor Edward Escobar listened as friends and colleagues reflected on his accomplishments and bid him farewell.

Native American communities across the U.S.

The Origins Project at Arizona State University will screen two new climate-inspired films and then engage in conversations with leading filmmakers and leading climate experts on April 28 and 29, a

Sometimes it's OK to get a little starry-eyed.

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care has chosen eight Alliance Fellows to be part of the inaugural Faculty in Residence program.

Thanks to an unlikely fusion of disciplines, it’s an interesting time to be dead — especially for the famous.   

A missing link lies in the chain of astronomers' understanding of how stars and planetary systems are born, but a team of scientists and engineers from Arizona State University's School of Earth an

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.

Running an independent literary magazine and publishing house is a labor of love.

Why do animals that live in caves become blind? This question has long intrigued scientists and been the subject of hot debate.

In an effort to get young kids excited about the field of archaeology, Arizona State University held its first-ever mock excavation exercise Monday on the front lawn of the School of Human Evolutio

Cities are slowing the pace of life for birds — and maybe humans. A visiting scientist at Arizona State University is investigating why some birds adapt so well to life in cities, and how urban living affects them.
Genocide has been a thread through humanity, stretching back centuries and into modern times. Several ASU experts will talk about mass killings at "Genocide Awareness Week: Not On Our Watch."
Lexie Vanderveen, a junior in the School of International Letters and Cultures, will participate in the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship Program for Russian. She'll study in Vladimir, Russia.

Arizona State University’s Center for Meteorite Studies looks for clues about the formation of the solar system by studying the characteristics of meteorites.

Mothers who work as health care professionals — such as physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners — can reduce their stress levels and burnout significantly by participating in close

An ASU-led project that makes it easier for humans and robots to communicate is among the contenders for a spot in an international competition widely considered as the “Olympics of Technology.”

Many countries like the United States have introduced citizenship tests that migrants must pass to become a citizen.

Felina Rodriguez is a current student at Arizona State University studying political science, and Spanish literature and culture.

Imagine you’ve devoted years and years, even decades, gathering knowledge and insights in your given fields of study.

For the past 17 years, Roberto Gaxiola has been in an exclusive relationship. But it has nothing to do with his social life.

Arizona State University archaeology student Claudine Gravel-Miguel went into her field of study 10 years ago simply for love of travel.

Horseback riding instructor by day and author by night, ASU alumna Brooke Passey has followed her bliss to find success and accomplish her dreams. “Growing up, I was always taught that anything was possible if I wanted to work hard enough for it,” she said.

Arizona State University has long been a leader in conservation, offering the first comprehensive degree on the concept through its School of Sustainability. The university has worked to engage ind

For the first time, Arizona will be hosting the nationally recognized Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), bringing together scientists from across the country to report on new discoveries and to share insights in the search for life on other planets.
Heated rhetoric and finger-pointing dominate U.S. politics and headlines. But what happens to the people whose stories don’t make the news but whose lives are deeply affected by policy choices? ASU’s Human Rights Film Festival takes a closer look at these overlooked people.

Neal Lester is quite aware of how music and social movements can bring people together in divisive times, but when rock guitarist Dick Wagner penned an original tune for Humanity 101, the power of

Charles Wexler did not believe in muddling classes with tests. Class time was for learning. Testing — a far lesser pursuit — was for Saturdays.

Professor of religious studies Anne Feldhaus has begun her position as president-elect of the Association for Asian Studies and is looking forward to connecting with scholars across the world as an

Nearly 900 Arizona middle and high school students and parents were connected with college-readiness resources and the opportunity to learn about Arizona State University academic programs and serv

There are 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, 1 million with Parkinson’s and nearly half a million with multiple sclerosis. And with an aging U.S.

March

Aditya, a student at Sonoran Sky Elementary School in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, won the Arizona Geography Bee on Friday. He’ll compete in the national bee, sponsored by National Geographic, in May in Washington, D.C.

From finding a movie to watch on Netflix, navigating traffic with Waze or Google Maps, fine-tuning your household budget with apps like Mint, or finding a date on Tinder, we find ourselves relying

Gerhard Wagner, Elkan Rogers Blout Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Harvard Medical School, is the Spring 2017 Eyring Lecturer at Arizona State University. 

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 College panelists.

Women in recent generations have made remarkable progress in academia and the workforce — but there’s a lot left to do.

Arizona State University announced today that Joshua LaBaer, a leading researcher in cancer and personalized medicine, has been appointed the new executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, effective April 1.

Update March 21: Governor praises geography bee contestants for dedication to STEM; find out

“Who’s a good dog? You are, aren’t you? Yes, you’re the best dog that ever was.”

Evolution and religion often evoke strong emotional responses that can seem undeniably incompatible. 

School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) postdoctoral researcher Adam Beardsley has recently won the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF)

By some estimates, there are about 10 million species of insects on the planet, but only about a tenth have been named.

On the heels of Sun Devil Giving Day and quickly approaching graduation, Arizona State University senior Austin Marshall wanted to take the time to express h

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.

Researchers often look at how people experience water issues, but these studies are usually focused on a single region. One interdisciplinary group of researchers from ASU is looking at water knowledge and management around the world.

Less than a year ago, Arizona State University received a $10.18 million grant from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Education Community to develop next-generation digital learning experiences th

Linda Hogan (Chickasaw), a prominent poet, novelist, essayist and environmentalist, is the featured speaker in ASU’s Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Communi

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.

Researchers have discovered that despite meat-heavy diets, low levels of good cholesterol and high levels of inflammation, an indigenous South American tribe has the healthiest hearts ever examined

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 not the only award that puts the school in elite company.

If you want to eradicate cancer, you’ll want to call on doctors, biologists and other health professionals. But despite our efforts, cancer still eludes our control. Now, researchers from outside of traditional health disciplines are bringing fresh perspectives to this disease.

Most of modern physics was created in the past 100 years.

Ryan Trovitch, assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences, has been named recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, which is the most compet

Four faculty members in the School of Molecular Sciences have recently received national recognition for their research and scholarship.

Update: Friday, March 17

Even at the country’s most innovative university you can find innovation in places you might not expect.

What does Twitter have to do with ancient Greek poetry from 2,000 years ago? The connections are broader than one might think, according to Mike Tueller, an associate professor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.

Sure, Google maps can get you where you’re going faster — but it can also help create a healthier, more sustainable city.

A breakthrough is on the horizon for doctoral students and the dissertation process at Arizona State University.

Unlocking humanity’s future as an interplanetary species is no simple feat.

Arizona State University has been more of a tech hub than ever, with tricked-out cars cruising under the Tempe campus' University Bridge while young men nearby lug gadget-heavy backpac

The stomach of a house finch might hold secrets to how humans absorb nutrients, age and deal with the omniprescence of nighttime light pollution. Pierce Hutton, a doctoral candidate, is studying the gut microbiome of house finches.

Rodney Hero, the former president — and first Latino to hold the position — of the American Political Science Association, will be joining Arizona State University as the Raul Yzaguirre Chair in th

Since its inception, ASU’s Center on the Future of War has led discussions on the emerging role of drones and autonomous weapons, the civilian impact of the conflict in Syria, and the significance

Controlled capture and release of carbon dioxide emitted from power plants represents a potential method for reducing the buildup of this greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Existing chemical m

Thanks to generous support from two donors who advocate for legal reform in Ukraine, Arizona State University students can learn Ukrainian, an East Slavic language, at the

At the intersection of two bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism plus a Master of Public Policy, an Arizona State University alumna pursued a career path in the public affairs and

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 inspiring.  

ASU alumnus Christopher Hale first grew an interest in the relationship between politics and religion from School of Politics and Global Studies professor C

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership will provide a unique curriculum that reinforces traditional learning of time-honored knowledge while encouraging students to get real-world experience.
ASU has hit upon a new solution to help Native American men and boys overcome the host of obstacles that block the path to socioeconomic success for so many: Get outside the classroom to encourage education. The answer comes from a recent ASU study funded by RISE.
ASU psychology professor and neuroscientist Heather Bimonte-Nelson recently found herself surrounded by hundreds of students examining brains, which wouldn’t have been unusual except that they were 3rd and 4th graders with Play-Doh.

The World Meteorological Organization announced Wednesday new verified, record high temperatures in Antarctica, an area once described as “the last place on Earth.” The temperatures range from the

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 under the hood so they can keep it going decades into the fu

February

Alex Green, assistant professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics, has been named a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Alfred P.

From visiting one of the most beautiful Nordic cities, to exploring interpersonal relationships on beaches in Fiji, to understanding the integration of science and humanities in Italy, Arizona Stat

The license plate on Matt Chew’s Toyota Tacoma reads “Tamarix.”

It’s a silent, sunny day on the farthest corner of Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus.

It’s 7 a.m. on a school day and little Susie’s got a stomach ache.

For five evenings over the course of February, the public was invited onto Arizona State University's campuses for Night of the Open Door to see what each ha

Academic scholars from prestigious universities, a former senator and a political analyst, among others, will discuss leadership and politics for the launch of ASU’s new school.

We’ve all heard of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Malcolm X.

On Sept. 8, 2016, NASA and Arizona State University embarked on a new space mission, OSIRIS-REx.

Arizona State University is one of the top producers of prestigious Fulbright scholars among research institutions for 2016-17, coming in at No.

As the federal government wrangles over the rights of transgender students, an Arizona State University expert says that politics aside, schools can still create an affirming environment for those

The discovery of seven warm, rocky “Earth-like” planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away has created new opportunities for science, according to the lead researcher of a NASA study.

Gemneo Bioscience, the 100th company to spin out from the ideas of ASU faculty and staff, will provide physicians with more optimal cancer treatments and immunotherapies to help improve cancer outc

Arizona State University alumnus Daniel Kolk has merged his creative instincts with his education in molecular biology and virology to reimagine the future of molecular diagnostics and diagnostic m

Gazing at the night sky conjures deep questions about the universe.

Microscopy. Big data. Seismology.

The grants are small, but the impact is big.

Professor Robert Nemanich doesn’t have 99 bottles of beer on the wall; he has 75 bottles of champagne on his desk. It’s a tradition that comes from commencement whenever one of his graduate students gets their degree.

In anticipation of National Poetry Month in April, Arizona Poet Laureate and Regents' Professor Alberto Ríos and ASU Now photographers Charlie Leight and Deanna Dent are collaborating to create a "

In an effort to help educate everyday people on the basics of cybersecurity, Future Tense is running a February Futurography package of articles, cheat sheets, videos and interactive quizzes

The guy at work who contributes squat to a team project. The one who develops alligator arms every time the check arrives.

Arizona State University’s Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery (BCASD) and an international team of scientists have used high-intensity X-ray pulses to determine the structure of the

Stewart Fotheringham, University Foundation professor of computational spatial science in Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and distinguished scientist i

Vera Coleman has a strong interest in environmental and social debates.

If you want to know the future, study the past, Confucius said. Anne Stone embodies it. One part Indiana Jones; one part Charles Darwin; one part Jane Goodall: Stone has conducted the first analysis of Neanderthal DNA.

Arizona State University astronomer Adam Schneider and his colleagues are hunting for an elusive object lost in space between our sun and the nearest stars.

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 tolerated, by those who live there.

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 know what to believe.

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 Valentine’s Day, are five things we (heart) about space: 

A newly published report in the journal Science suggests that more field research is needed to understand the fundamental aspects of terrorism.

Following the resignation of founding artistic director Jewell Parker Rhodes earlier this year, the Virginia G.

These black students at Arizona State Universit

An award-winning professor in counseling and psychology, an international expert in linguistics, and a renowned authority in geographical sciences and urban planning have been named the Outstanding

A two-week workshop at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability brought students from China a new way of systems thinking to analyze complex sustainability problems.

Sometimes during a trial a lawyer will get angry, a witness will speak out of turn or a defendant will have an outburst.

A translucent drop of pond water clings to the surface of a lily pad, motionless and serene. When placed under high magnification, however, the image is transformed and we see another world.

Driven by a desire to embody the faculty at Arizona State University, alumna Lynn Vavreck seeks to inspire her students to chase opportunity and excel professionally. 

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.

Leah Gerber, founding director of Arizona State University’s Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, has been named a Fellow of the

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 clue why the car won’t start.

ASU alumnus Kaitlyn Fitzgerald is excited to be able to put her global studies degree from Arizona State University's 

There’s an entire world of microbes invisible to the human eye. Countless microbial communities live everywhere from in the soil to human skin to the stomachs of animals.

Stretching across the southernmost U.S. states, Interstate 10 is an east-west artery connecting people, cities and economies from sea to shining sea.

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.

Growing up is hard enough, even under ideal circumstances.

Three Arizona State University faculty were honored by ASU President Michael Crow in a ceremony Wednesday as the university's 2016-2017 Regents' Professors.

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 Tempe Center for the Arts.

An ASU researcher has used math in an effort to reduce dropout rates by plotting the exact point where negative peer influences overwhelm positive parenting. 

What if your smartphone could tell you that a potential disease or illness is lurking in your immune system?

January

Arizona State University student Isabella Jaber shows that learning a language doesn’t just help get you a job, but can elevate your role in a workplace and help you achieve a number of goals

Shakespeare with a cast of black actors shouldn’t be a big deal, said actor Jonathan-David.

Searching for new ideas and unique experiences with the family in 2017?

A study published Monday by ASU psychology professor Gary Ladd found that contrary to popular assumptions, bullying is mor

The sixth annual ASU Prison Education Conference will bring together a broad coalition of e

Meet the tiny, hair-lined ciliate, Tetrahymena thermophila.

Alissa Ruth, an associate academic professional at Arizona State University, knows firsthand that making your way through the many layers of higher education can be a bewildering process, especiall

Arizona State University’s Origins Project is hosting a lecture by Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek, where he will discuss the “Materiality of a Vacuum: Late Night Thoughts of a Physicist” at 7 p.m.

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. One — weeks from the finish — simply abandoned the race and continued sailing around the world in a mystic trance.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the confirmation process for high-court nominees is essentially useless because the public wants to know how a candidate would rule — something she told a crowd at ASU that no good judge would predict.
ASU alumnus Nick Lambesis pursued a master degree with one goal in mind: to teach humanities at the college level. But his path to success led him down a different route. “My passion was education,” said Lambesis, who was a lecturer in the Department of English.
The green energy story tends to be rosy: Costa Rica runs entirely on renewables! Portugal runs on wind for four days! Germany comes within 90 percent of its energy needs on a May day in 2016!
Water management and drought forecasting traditionally meant physically measuring surface water or groundwater, but ASU researchers are tackling the problem in a new way: from space.
ASU’s NASA mission to visit a metal asteroid is just beginning, but the first mission that marked the school as a major player in space exploration has been under way for more than a year.
“Moral injury” is a term known mostly to the veteran and mental health communities, but military correspondent David Wood wants to introduce it to the public lexicon.
"Writing, in particular, is a very strong conduit for compassion, empathy and human connection," said Jake Friedman, coordinator for ASU's Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Regrettably, those traits are lacking in the political landscape.
Tomatoes, prized for their delicious taste and high nutritional content, are one of the most important crops around the world. In recent years, tomatoes have come under assault from a persistent and aggressively spreading pathogen.
The School of Social Transformation is proud to host U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as a guest speaker.

Matei Georgescu uses a lot of data in his research, studying how a changing landscape can affect local climate and resources.

The School of Social Transformation is proud to host U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as a guest speaker.

Imagine New York without cabs or Beijing without bikes. Imagine city neighborhoods without roads or buses. Now imagine ordering a T-shirt online and having it delivered via flying drone.

ASU professor Neal A. Lester has won several awards and recognitions throughout his academic career, and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day he’ll receive one that ranks right near the top.

Kaye Reed, an Arizona State University President’s Professor and a research associate with the Institute of Human Origins, has been named the director of ASU’s Schoo

Hundreds of billions of molecules with odors exist.

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. blacklist Monday.

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 might have seemed unfathomable in December when George Mic

Throughout all the ages of man, there has been a particular type of person who asks the same question. 

Across STEM fields, women of color share a similar story — just ask Sharon Torres.

As Phoenix sprawls toward Tucson, urban planners try to prevent the 100-mile corridor between Arizona’s largest metro areas from becoming nothing but concrete and asphalt. Unfettered development, experts say, can strain resources and increase temperatures and pollution.

Arizona State University researchers are poised to help boost innovation in the planning and design of future enhancements to the nation’s transportation systems.

From being a first-generation college student to catching a notorious bank robber featured on "America’s Most Wanted," Arizona State University alumnus Manuel J.

NASA has approved a mission to explore asteroids that scientists — including Arizona State University researchers behind a key component — hope will reveal details about the earliest history of the

Arizona State University’s Psyche Mission, a journey to a metal asteroid, has been selected for flight, marking the first time the school will lea

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?

Paektu volcano, on the border between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and China, had its most recent eruption circa 946.

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 Christmas tree of choice.

Archaeologists’ discovery of a brutal, 10,000-year-old massacre at Nataruk grabbed headlines around the globe this year. Their evidence that early humans engaged in warfare raised questions among scientists and popular media about violence, human nature and the currently accepted models of societal development.

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 is it true?

The idea started after a depressing climate conference in 2012: ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) professor Steve Desch walked away feeling that the only scientific solution anyone

The Confucius Institute at Arizona State University was honored as “2016 Confucius Institute of the Year” at the 11th Global Confucius Institute Conf

Wally Stoelzel can’t recall Newton’s laws of motion, but he certainly does not regret studying physics at Arizona State University.

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 guarantee you’ll win or even place in the final. 

Indigenous arts collective Postcommodity — whose members include two Arizona State University alumni — has been selected to participate in the

Researchers have known for some time that certain environmental factors in a neighborhood — adequate lighting, access to green space, safe crosswalks — can affect the happiness of its residents.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

HIV ... SARS ... Ebola ... H1N1 ... Zika.

In 1826, the Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt gave Charles X a young female giraffe as a gift.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

President Barack Obama is urging his successor, Donald Trump, to maintain the newly established U.S.

The growth of private space-exploration companies, such as SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, has changed the way scientists do business.

It might seem hard to believe, but there recently was an ocean wave as tall as a six-story building in the north Atlantic. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Every year the National Science Foundation (NSF) conducts its Higher Education Research and Development Survey (HERD)

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

It might seem hard to believe, but there recently was an ocean wave as tall as a six-story building in the north Atlantic

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

When archaeologist Charles Perreault traveled to Mongolia for some investigative fieldwork, he didn’t bring the typical tool set of shovels and spades.

Should all drugs be legalized? Should doctors aid terminally ill patients who no longer wish to live? Should companies breach users’ privacy if it could possibly help others?

We can all rest easier knowing what keeps Carolyn Forbes up at night.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates 

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Arizona State University student Erin Schulte is preparing herself to tackle some of the world’s most complicated problems.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) has announced Arizona State University as its partner institution after a competitive, nationwide search.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates 

Marcos Gold’s passion for giving back not only shows up in his work, but also in what he does with his free time.

From seeking answers to heart failure in the gut to digital storytelling for caregivers, pushing the frontiers of medical research can have a profound impact on treatment and prevention.

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 the present.

ASU astronomer Evgenya Shkolnik, of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, is leading an effort to use the Hubble Space Telescope to observe small, cool M Dwarf stars to unders

As digital media use has exploded in Western nations, transforming communications, news sharing and business practices, it has done the same across Asia — but a pair of ASU researchers say there’s

An ASU-led proposed mission to the asteroid Psyche was featured in Sunday’s London Times. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, School of Earth and Space Exploration director and principal i

Gary Schwartz, who has devoted his career to unlocking the mysteries of human's unique life history through examining how our teeth grow, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the

Mia Armstrong is a sophomore at ASU majoring in global studies and journalism.

A cheap tool enables geneticists to edit genomes easily by removing, adding or altering sections of the DNA sequence is causing stir among scientists. The CRISPR-Cas9 uses gene-drive technology, which promotes the inheritance of a gene to increase its prevalence in a population.

Arizona State University alumna Najla Arekat had dreamed about attending law school since childhood, but her natural talent for finance and desire to enter the workforce after graduation steered he

Three ASU faculty have been named Regents’ Professors for the 2016-2017 academic year: Robert Nemanich, Anne Stone and Paul Westerhoff. Regents’ Professor is the highest faculty honor and is conferred on full professors.

Two geoscientists at Arizona State University have made a discovery among hot springs in Chile that may spur scientists to revisit a location on Mars explored several years ago by NASA's Spirit rov

Having grown up watching U.S. astronauts land on the surface of the Moon, Jim Bell knew he wanted to be a planetary scientist. 

Erik Bumgardner, a graduate student in the School of Politics and Global Studies, is currently working full-time in Washington D.C., but he was back in Temp

Leonard Cohen was never supposed to be a huge star. He was a failed poet and novelist before he tried his hand at songrwiting.

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 Civil War battle once being fought at its foot.

As the debate continues to wage over the relationship between race and sports today, ASU graduate student Terry Shoemaker is asking students to consider another, just as socially significant relati

With a shrinking job market in tenure-track faculty positions, doctoral students in the humanities often must compete for alternative academic — known as “alt-ac” — careers, or even search fo

An ASU researcher has helped hit on a new reason to fight infectious diseases: Reducing their prevalence can be linked to an increase in gender equality.

Chefs, professors and everyday foodies were busy using their taste buds to delineate the finer notes of hibiscus, passion fruit and orange blossom.

You’ve got 10 seconds: Who was the first female vice presidential candidate of a major national party who ran alongside Walter Mondale in 1984?

To explain why our planet is habitable, various different types of geoscientists studying Earth’s surface and its interior must work with each other and with communications scholars, say ASU's Ariel Anbar, Christy Till and Mark Hannah, in a new Comment article published in Nature, Nov. 3.

Update: The Salute to Service flag-football tournament featured fierce competition with the ASU’s Air Force ROTC taking home the coveted Dean’s Cup, which was presented by asso

If there were two messages ASU alumnus Corey Harris wanted to leave political science students with Thursday morning, they were to understand who you are as a person and to build strong relationships.
Sometimes a life pivots on a single decision, small and unintentional. In the case of Sheikha Hussah, change came in the form of a decorative vase that ignited a lifelong passion for preservation of the past.

In a joint acquisition, ASU has just scored what scholars believe is one of the most comprehensive collections of Western film memorabilia ever gathered.

Pura vida!

October

How do religion and violence factor into sporting events?

Editor's note: In the spirit of Halloween, we offer a roundup of the engrossing research happening around ASU with creatures that are often relegated to spooky decorations.

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 social media pastime.

Six new members will be joining Arizona State University’s Trustees of ASU today.

Arizona State University and the School of Politics and Global Studies welcomed two former members of Congress to campus this fall: Barry Goldwater Jr.

A newly implemented policy requiring passengers to weigh in before boarding flights on Hawaiian Airlines has triggered a national conversation over obesity and whether people of larger body sizes f

On a recent evening in Phoenix, four scholars gathered at the downtown Orpheum Theatre for an ASU Origins forum devoted to climate change, mass extinction, hu

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 an imposing beard.

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s winning the Nobel Prize in Literature has many in the literary community up in arms, and the genre-defying Dylan himself remains mum on whether he’ll accept. ASU English professor is thrilled.

For Trisalyn Nelson, inspiration hit when the oncoming car almost did.

About two years from now, the most powerful rocket ever built will roar off from the Florida coast.

Mih-tutta-hang-kusch, a Mandan village on the upper Missouri River in the 1830s.

Leicester, a large town in medieval England, 1300.

Manhattan, 2016.

Is the United States a post-white Christian nation?

Melissa Wilson Sayres thinks that people need to interact with scientists more often in their daily lives.

Popular Science named a low-cost Zika virus test developed by researchers from the Wyss Institute for Bi

Recent virus outbreaks, such as Ebola and Zika, have helped to highlight a growing global need: public access to scientific data.

How do stars form deep inside clouds of molecular gas? What's the history of star formation throughout cosmic time? When did the first stars form?

Chelsea Clinton urged young people at Arizona State University to not only vote this election, but also to consider running for office in the future.

Steve Schramm started out at Arizona State University as a chemistry major and wanted to go to law school.

Renewable energy alternatives to fossil fuels are being tested around the world, but their acceptance has hardly been seamless.

Bobby Taylor closes his eyes and remembers the night he discovered Michael Jackson.

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 it comes to choosing a name on a ballot.

Faculty and students in higher education might be surprised to see the words "humanities" and "lab" in the same sentence. However, that combination is becoming increasingly common in universities in the U.S. and Europe.

Arizona State University’s newest research building will be packed with the most advanced construction and technological gear of today.

ASU political science professors Patrick Kenney and Kim Fridkin have been named Foundation Professors. These distinctions are conferred by the president and provost to honor outstanding faculty.
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 may be because it was only discovered in 2005. That was the year a deadly fungus swept across central Panama.

Marketplace solutions work for many needs, but not all of them — particularly some of the most basic ones.

After a tropical hurricane, what plants recover, and in what locations? How do cities and neighborhoods vary in their use of energy?

How do you break down cultural stereotypes? For two groups in the U.S. and Pakistan, it was through storytelling.

Modern critiques of capitalism accuse it of being a relentlessly rational structure that disrupts social bonds through its imposed utilitarianism.

The moon's surface is being "gardened" — churned by small impacts — more than 100 times faster than scientists previously thought.

Paul Carrese thinks there’s an important concept missing from our current political lexicon: statesmanship.

For Debbie Reese, cutting classes in high school was an opportunity to indulge her passions.

In many ways, the intersection of 48th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix is unremarkable.

Driven by a desire to succeed and make a difference in the lives of others, three distinguished alumni from Arizona State University have persevered to overcome obstacles and accomplish personal an

The influential book "Bowling Alone," by Robert Putnam, argues that suburbanization has eroded the close bonds within communities, caus

When Spenser Babb-Biernacki began her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University, she thought she wanted to get lost in a world of books.

Arizona State Univeristy's Institute for Humanities Research has appointed Jacque Wernimont as interim director of the institute's Nexus Lab for Dig

Before the Hayden Library was underground, it was flanked by shrubs. During the 1970s and '80s, Latino students congregated in the area, where they hosted civil-rights rallies, raised funds for the Red Cross and shared a conversation.

About 50,000 years ago, an asteroid collided with the Earth, leaving a mile-across impact crater in what is now northern Arizona.

Students are the key.

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 very important. Switch it up and you could be late.

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 arid West.

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 arid West.

Scientists are increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change on the world’s biodiversity, and much effort has been placed into forecasting the response of species to these changes over

Universities play a crucial role in the global acceptance of religious diversity and the bolstering of global literacy, according to the U.S.

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 societal need to develop novel solutions. 

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 arid West.

From mastering a mental edge on the wrestling mat to traveling around the world on combat tours, Arizona State University alumnus Martin Sepulveda has discovered an unrelenting desire to conquer ob

The word “mutation” conjures many images, virtually all of them negative.

Most teens load up their smartphones with apps. 

Fifteen-year-old Ariana Sokolov doesn’t just use apps; she has already created five.

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’s Broadway smash “Hamilton” to Allen Ginsberg’s anguished

Stories about species becoming extinct are all too common in the news.

This isn’t one of those stories.

September

Quick — without thinking about it, name an endangered animal. Name two or three. Easy? Now, name an endangered plant. Two? Three? For many people, that’s not as easy. These basal organisms on the tree of life provide us with practically everything we need to survive.
The landscapes of national parks can inspire profound exclamations in the most ineloquent of visitors. But for the National Park Service's centennial, a creative initiative is bringing out the pros: poets lending words to the nation.
Big data is everywhere, including in research. Rather than writing data into a lab notebook, many researchers today use large amounts of digital data in their research to shape it and to refine their work.

On a Monday evening in June 2015, 12 individuals gathered in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

ASU professor Martin Matustik discovered at the age of 40 that he was the child of a Holocaust survivor.

The School of Earth and Space Exploration continues its fall semester New Discoveries Lecture Series with "Dry, drier, driest: H

For six centuries, Geoffrey Chaucer’s work has stirred continued re-examination, modern adaptations and fresh insight into English society in the 14th century.

Sex, profanity and violence: Two of the foremost experts on censorship in young adult literature say that no other topics are more likely to get a book banned.

Hannah Woner is an Arizona State University senior majoring in global studies and economics.

Injecting wastewater deep underground as a byproduct of oil and gas extraction techniques that include fracking causes man-made earthquakes, the lead author of new research from Ar

Dry forests in Latin America are among the world’s most threatened tropical forests.

As autumn looms and temperatures drop (at least for for most of the world), Arizona State University’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project stirs to life with two public events examining the impact and relevance of the classic novel.
It turns out lightning isn’t always a flash, and an ASU researcher says a pair of newly classified records for distance and duration reshaping our views of the electric weather phenomena might be just the beginning. The World Meteorological Organization has recently confirmed a bolt of nearly 200 miles.

During last week’s Origins Project Great Debate, a stellar group of panelists explored a range of issues in the context of the scientific origins of sex and gender and the potential mismatch betwee

Rainstorms are a welcome visitor in the Phoenix metro area.

The challenges that usually come with being a first-generation college student are just the beginning for 60 ASU students who will attempt to add traveling abroad to the list of their accomplishmen

In sunny Arizona, shade is a precious element of the landscape. Pedestrians follow circuitous routes under trees, awnings and shade structures – rewarded by a more comfortable journey.

A key player in the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life will speak at Arizona State University.

ASU’s cosmology group is joining an international project to learn how our universe became able to support life, stars, galaxies and planets. How did the laws of physics enable the Big Bang to evolve into today’s complex universe?

ASU’s Space and Terrestrial Robotic Exploration (SpaceTREx) SunCube FemtoSat and the SpaceTREx team, headed by Jekan Thanga, assistant professor with the School of Earth and Space Exploration, have

When ASU professor Rashad Shabazz hears Prince classics like “1999” and “Little Red Corvette,” he hears musical artistry and creative genius, to be sure.

Summer is often a time to take a break from academic studies. But many scholars at ASU would rather trade their summer vacations for a chance to get ahead and make an impact in fields ranging from philosophy to chemistry.

To better understand conflict and peace around the world, Arizona State University students spent their summers underneath the stars of the Appalachian Trail, in deserted Dushanbe cafes during Rama

A minor hiccup in the sequence of a human gene can have devastating impacts on health.

Arizona is the one of the best places in the U.S. to study ants.

Many women who experience difficulties in STEM courses never get past the first bad test grade. Sarah Herrmann, a psychology graduate student, has been researching the phenomenon that threatened to derail her academic career.

The Arizona Bioindustry Association has selected ASU scientists George Poste and Stephen Albert Johnston for significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and the understanding of biolo

Messy politics, a lack of understanding of religious differences and over-heated political rhetoric all combine to create confusion and an unnecessary fear of terrorism, according to panel of ASU experts.

Arizona State University professor Lance Gharavi is an experimental artist and scholar who has a knack for linking with interdisciplinary teams to explore difficult subjects through multimedi

Emir Estrada understands the hardships of immigration from personal experience. A sociocultural anthropologist at ASU, Estrada came to the U.S. shortly after high school.

Current models used to predict the survival of species in a warming world might be off target, according to new research that enlisted the help of dozens of spiny lizards in the New Mexico desert.

What did you do with your middle and high school years?

There’s a number of ways to serve. For Arizona State University alumnus Steven Gillen, it was the U.S. Foreign Service that captivated his interest, leading him to join the less than 3 percent of applicants each year who are chosen to serve.

Arizona State University furthers commitment to translate knowledge into action on sustainability challenges through three new international partnerships:

Some of the mysterious grooves on the surface of Mars' moon Phobos are the result of debris ejected by impacts eventually falling back onto the surface to form linear chains of craters, according t

Arizona State University scientist David A. Williams in the School of Earth and Space Exploration is investigating how volcanic activity driven by salty water has reshaped the face of Ceres, the biggest little world in the asteroid belt.

August

Vada Manager wants to show why the university experience is important.

Eating your vegetables can make you healthy. Growing them can make you happy.

Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series on ASU’s archaeology lab in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about ASU’s Teotihuacan lab.

Read this as a cautionary tale, and not about the danger of falling out of trees.

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 the ground to fix it.

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on ASU’s archaeology lab in San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Today’s gender issues can take many forms. In some countries, girls are given limited opportunity or are “discouraged” from going to school to better themselves.

Starting out as a college freshman can be hard.

Students are leaving home for the first time, meeting the demands of a rigorous college education and trying to make new friends.

Sports mascots, music lyrics, hairstyles, face paint: Arizona State University professor Neal A. Lester says cultural appropriation takes many forms. And people aren’t always aware when they’re being insensitive.

Traveling to Washington, D.C., gave A.J.

It's uncanny. Dark finger-like streaks form on dozens of Martian crater rims and hillsides as local spring warms into summer.

Weeks ahead of Women’s Equality Day, President Barack Obama amplified the national conversation around gender rights with an essay in Glamour magazine that declared he “is what a feminist looks lik

The April 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000.

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 researchers to communicate with satellites.

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 us personally and as a nation?

The School of Earth and Space Exploration will kick off the fall semester New Discoveries Lecture Series

Stewart Fotheringham, Foundation Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University and leader in the realm of computational spatial science, has been e

Admit it. It can be fun to be bad. Blowing up a planet. Stealing candy. Feeding your enemies alive. There’s a reason why villains laugh so much. ASU cosmologist and theoretical physicist brings his smile to the big screen.

There is a lot of scientific knowledge in the world, but very little of that knowledge is readily available to people who make decisions about things like water use, farming practices or waste disp

Three remarkable undergraduates at Arizona State University have persevered in the face of adversity – breaking cultural barriers, overcoming learning deficiencies and resolving financial difficulties — to achieve success.

David Abbott, associate professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, received not one, but two distinguishing awards this summer for his archaeological work in Arizona: the Arizona

By now, the wearying trope of internet outrage is a global touchstone, especially when it comes to "angry young men."

As an Arizona native with nostalgic ties to Arizona State University, alumna Jovanna Anzaldua has a long family history at the university.

Your first semester earning a degree can be a daunting task. It is something U.S.

For more than 20 years, microbiologist Shelley Haydel has been interested in antibacterial and antibiotic discovery.

One institute, two academic units and four schools within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are welcoming new directors and chairs.

Professor Aaron Baker, whose scholarship focuses on representations of social identity in American cinema and who was the former head of A

PhD Student Glenn Randall is interviewed by Popular Mechanics magazine to discuss Dark Matter and recent discoveries.

July

A year after a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, the country still faces a lengthy path to recovery — both structurally and emotionally.

Recent Arizona State University graduate and member of the Sun Devil golf team Jon Rahm won the prestigious Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award, becoming the second ASU student to recei

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: their cellphones.

You wouldn’t think four students interested in four different fields — sustainability, geology, psychology and mathematics — would have much in common academically.

When NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrived to orbit the dwarf planet Ceres in March 2015, mission scientists expected to find a heavily cratered body generally resembling the asteroid Vesta, Dawn's previo

Podcasts have exploded in popularity. The digital broadcasts are known for specialized subject matter and hosts who communicate complex ideas to a diverse audiences — something the similarly popular TED talks are beloved for.
From technology and talent recruitment to public relations, three Arizona State University alumni have discovered how entrepreneurship is elevated through human communication.

Kosovo, one of the world's youngest countries, relies on two aging coal-fueled power plants to generate electricity for its population of almost 2 million.

Brainstorm a list of societal challenges — from extreme heat to social equity to transportation — and they all share two characteristics: They have unique distributions in space, and their spatial

Elsie Moore has taken a new leadership position as the director of the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.

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 Hopi reservation, she had no support system...

ASU professor Neal A. Lester says one of the worst things about becoming homeless can be the loss of one’s humanity.

For Joan it’s all about the dinosaurs. Ana, however, prefers the asteroids. Around the corner, Humberto is mesmerized by an Apollo space shuttle replica.

After he arrives in the desert with his students, everyone pitches camp. The students yell and falter at setting up their tents.

Jewell Parker Rhodes writes children’s novels about tough subjects.

Curly Hopkins, Texas Pickles Franklin and Fat Bad Boy King sit contemplating their next verse in a classroom on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.

Samantha Winter grew up with Arizona State University in her backyard. As a Tempe native, she spent her childhood around campus, watching shows at Gammage and participating in Sun Devil traditions. Now, she's growing her career in law.
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 opportunities. Twenty-five years from now, its population is projected to double.

Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research has announced the appointment of Cora Fox as interim director, following the departure of director Sally Kitch on July 1.

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 joining forces to increase our understanding of how small biological changes in genes can influence the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

June

Kamra Sadia Hakim is up for the challenge. She is up for the challenge of thinking globally, committing her life to service and being an agent of change. The Arizona State University alum has been passionate about global studies from day one. She wanted to improve the world and travel.

A record high of 65.3 million people were asylum seekers, internally displaced people or refugees in 2015, according to a recent report by the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

On June 2, a chunk of rock hurtled into the atmosphere over the desert Southwest at 40,000 mph and broke apart over the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. A week later, one of ASU’s top meteorite experts was off on a team expedition in the Arizona wilderness.
Federal data on power-plant carbon dioxide emissions is flawed, according to Arizona State University scientists. Monthly emission differences at a fifth of U.S. power plants varied plus or minus 13 percent, undermining the federal Clean Power Plan.
On June 23, 52 percent of British citizens voted to leave the European Union, a move dubbed "Brexit." Though many did not believe this was possible, the vote will have wide-reaching consequences for the United Kingdom, from financial uncertainty to a possible breakup of the U.K.
Speculative fiction stories have the power to turn abstract policy debates about humans and environments into gripping, visceral tales. Climate fiction helps to imagine futures shaped by climate change and how to adapt.

Two massive blob-like structures lie deep within the Earth, roughly on opposite sides of the planet.

Some of the most significant turning points in history began with a compelling argument. So this summer, middle and high school teachers convened at ASU for the Central Arizona Writing Project 2016 Invitational Summer Institute to improve their argument-writing teaching skills.

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 hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the

Brainstorming solutions to global problems, spending afternoons on Capitol Hill and touring national monuments — that’s all another week for students in the McCain Institute Policy Design Studio and Internship Program.

Kids might not love to study rocks, but they gravitate to gadgets and that’s one way to engage them in learning science.

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 coveted NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships for 2016, a mark of distinction.
In January 2000, the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, privatized its water supply. Protests erupted with such intensity they became known as la Guerra del Agua — the Water War. Thousands of people were left unable to afford the new rates, claiming affordable water is a human right.
For Norman Dubie, poetry has been a lifelong pursuit. The Regents’ Professor of English, who came to Arizona State University in 1975 to establish its creative writing program, has written poems since age 15, though his interest in them was sparked at an even younger age.

Once inside the human body, infectious microbes like Salmonella face a fluid situation.

Imagine eradicating a disease-transmitting mosquito or removing an invasive plant species with a precise, relatively easy-to-apply technology.

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 Zika virus.

Kent Johnson is a graduate student at ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC).

On Feb. 17, Mayor John Giles announced a plan to bring a satellite ASU campus to downtown Mesa.

From manufacturing in the aerospace industry to managing environmental services for the Navy, Arizona State University alumnus Paul Crecelius had a range of careers throughout his working life. “I think a good education is basically the basis of almost any success,” he said.

Arizona State University has no shortage of high-achieving Sun Devils making their mark on the world — and being recognized for it.

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

In a nondescript building in an industrial area of Tempe, one room crackles with treasures of the ancient Southwest. Here sit pots of Salado Polychrome, Show Low Black-on-Red, Sacaton Red, White Mountain Redware and others. The shelves are a tour across prehistoric Arizona.
Norman Dubie, ASU Regents’ Professor of English, was awarded the 2016 international Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection "The Quotations of Bone," an exploration of viciousness and humanity. It is his 29th collection of poems.
Male students in introductory biology courses are outperforming females at test time, but it may be due to exam design rather than academic ability. Professors in the School of Life Sciences are studying how different tests can affect learning.

As states increasingly legalize the use of marijuana, the debate surrounding its benefits vs. risks wages on. There is still much unknown about the effects of cannabis.

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.

Most pre-dental undergrads don’t conduct research on Malcolm X. But most pre-dental undergrads aren’t Sarah Syed.

Among the valuable holdings in London’s Wellcome Library is a pencil sketch from 1953 by Francis Crick. The drawing is one of the first to show the double-helix structure of DNA — nature’s blueprint for sea snails, human beings and every other living form on Earth.
Forty years ago, dozens of young black people lay shackled inside a film set made to look like a slave ship. They were portraying Africans who were plucked from their homeland and held captive in the blockbuster miniseries “Roots.”

Arizona State University alumnus Andrew F. Ortiz is a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor .

As scientists explore the potential applications of biotechnology, some are focusing on cyanobacteria — an easy-to-grow bacterium that needs only sunlight and carbon dioxide to survive.

How do religion and gender intersect with domestic violence in Greece and Fiji? What can we learn about peace building from the Emerging Church Movement in the American South?

Anni Leaman has a respectable-sized to-do list when she returns home to Massachusetts later this week.

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict hosted its annual student awards on May 3, recognizing those students who completed its Undergraduate Research Fellows Program and Undergraduate Ce

Driven by a passion to educate people about alcoholism and recovery, Arizona State University professor Linda Lederman aims to make a difference in the lives of many by fighting the stigma of weakness. “My work is designed to change the narrative,” said Lederman.

It could be ripped from a comic book, but it’s not.

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 and small, both on the ground and in orbit, turn toward the Red Planet in hopes of learning more about this dynamic neighbor world.
In an original study, scientists from ASU's School of Life Sciences have found that a majority of biology professors in Arizona universities do not believe that helping students accept the theory of evolution is an instructional goal.

This Memorial Day, a remake of “Roots” hits the little screen in a revival of the most popular miniseries of all time.

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 innovative solutions in bioenergy.

With the addition this month of two more Nobel winners, the university now claims a quartet of the world’s highest academic honorees. “Each year, more and more of the world’s brightest minds choose to advance their field of study at ASU,” said Michael M. Crow, university president.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Need an enriching, arts-based summer activity for your children? Look no further than ASU's Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP), a program that offers a non-evaluative environment for young writers to explore the power of writing.
Six students from Barrett Honors College will participate in the Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom, one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced today a new N

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced today a new N

Three of Arizona State University’s top professors have been recognized for combining their passion for teaching with engagement with the larger world in ways that help ASU students become master l

An international group of mathematicians at Arizona State University and other institutions have released a new kind of online resource to help discover uncharted mathematical worlds.

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.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Frank Wilczek, a theoretical physicist and mathematician who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004, is joining Arizona State University as a professor in the physics department. He will work on theoretical physics issues and organize workshops for the best and brightest physicists to help propel the discipline.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

NASA has selected an Arizona State University undergraduate student team for a $200,000 grant to conduct hands-on flight research, through its NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Student Instrument Prog

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Researchers today, including two from Arizona State University, announced a new test for the Zika virus

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Fear of the Zika virus is spreading as images of afflicted infants fill the news.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

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.

High-speed photography can capture a horse’s gallop, a falling star or even a speeding bullet.