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July

The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics recently announced Claire Mulholand as this year’s Best Honors Thesis recipient. ...

June

David William Foster, who joined ASU 54 years ago and helped build the Spanish and Portuguese programs now housed in the School of...
The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University has named Paul Mongeau as interim director beginning July 1.A...
The solar system could be Arizona State University’s fifth campus.Twelve instruments developed at the university are “in flight,” in space...
Arizona State University's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership hosts its Civic Leadership Institute for high school...
Linda C. Lederman, director of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State...
Apparently, lightning is more than just a flash. Two new world records of lightning — the horizontal distance a bolt travels and the time...
Having just launched in late January of this year, ASU’s Center for Imagination in the Borderlands was still in its infancy when the world...
Editor's note: As Arizona continues to battle COVID-19, please follow social distancing and face covering guidelines in public at all times...
When the COVID-19 pandemic first began to unfold, people’s lives were deeply impacted on many levels, and they continue to be. This...
For some children, screen time before bed translates to less sleep.According to a study from the Arizona State University Department of...
A team of astronomers has released the largest collection of sharp, detailed images of debris disks around young stars, showcasing the...
Human adaptation is a unique combination of maturing and learning slowly from childhood to adulthood, the development of complex production...
At a time when the essential nature of health care professionals is overwhelmingly apparent, Arizona State University's pre-health advising...
There was no pandemic when National Handshake Day was conceived.June 25 marks the 15th anniversary of the commemorative day, dedicated to...
When you’re an astronaut, whom do you represent? Do you represent the citizens of the country whose flag is emblazoned on your suit? Or do...
Researchers show disparities in COVID-19 response through access to water.Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social...
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread unemployment, remote working, school closures, business closures and overwhelmed health care...
The Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University was founded on the belief that ethical behavior can create better and...
Most of us find ourselves fully immersed in the digital age. Books are replaced with tablets, newspapers articles are delivered via an app...
Dario Gurrola has spent thousands of dollars and several years of his life trying to realize his dream of becoming a full-time firefighter...
It goes without saying that the benefits of scholastic endeavors go beyond the intellectual. They’re also a way that kids can learn social...
Amidst a global pandemic, the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement have increased the awareness of issues surrounding...
Tyler DesRoches, an assistant professor in the School of Sustainability and the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies...
Last Saturday, about halfway through Part 1 of the ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy’s two-part Impact Arizona lecture series ...
As the death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise, Americans in search of information are getting mixed messages from both the...
This fall, the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University will offer a variety of courses — from Japanese...
“We seem to have lost sight of the deeper drivers of an accelerating risk of infectious disease transmission to the world,” wrote Leah...
Alzheimer’s is a disease marked by many grim statistics. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, this form of dementia is the sixth-...
Researchers now have a better understanding of how the first people moved to and through the Caribbean. A new study published in ​Science​...
Most Americans, today, might not recognize the name Agnes Smedley.That’s because the American journalist made a name for herself in China,...
The Psyche Mission team, led by Arizona State University, encountered an interesting challenge this spring, as college campuses closed...
Arizona State University's School of Social Transformation has established an undergraduate and a graduate certificate in disability...
Before the threat of the novel coronavirus sent us all home to shelter in place this spring, limiting our face-to-face interactions to just...
Protective face masks are key to Arizona State University and other schools and organizations reopening because their use significantly...
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University has been awarded a prestigious Big Read Grant from the...
Oxygen first accumulated in the Earth’s atmosphere about 2.4 billion years ago, during the Great Oxidation Event. A long-standing puzzle...
With aspirations of becoming a foreign service officer, Matthew Snow, a junior studying political science at Arizona State University,...
A team of researchers led by Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration Professor Lindy Elkins-Tanton has provided the...
The practice of lynching was originally used against British loyalists. But after the Civil War it became a way of brutally suppressing the...
This spring, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University awarded a faculty fund for a teaching initiative grant to...
Editor’s note: While this article attempts to shed light on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting members of the disabled community, it is...
Achieving your dream takes discipline, perseverance and hard work. Working hard to reach a goal is something ASU Online student and Texas...
Arizona State University religious studies doctoral candidate Mulung Hsu has been awarded the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation...
In current times, employers are looking for resumes containing more than just previous jobs and internships. According to U.S. News,...
Three new views of the Martian moon Phobos have been captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter. Taken this past winter and this spring,...
Flaky, crispy, paper-thin bread. Primarily made from blue corn flour, juniper tree ash and water, piki is maize flatbread and a staple of...
As clouds and scattered thunderstorms loomed above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the morning of May 30, the entire nation looked to...
Look up the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on the Arizona Department of Health Services website, and you will see the...
Depression affected Marta’s lab research. She was so afraid to take risks it put a “short cap” on what she was able to do.“Maybe I would’ve...
The COVID-19 pandemic has set off a cascade of troubling shockwaves.Public officials, medical experts and others have been voicing concern...
Over the past 200 years, the population of the United States has grown more than 40-fold to an estimated 328 million, with 81% of the...
When Arizona State University Professor and inaugural Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos wrote his latest collection of poetry, he couldn’t...
The year 2020 has proven to be one full of heartache, fear and anger. Social injustices that have existed in the U.S. for generations are...
It's not a club that requires a monthly fee, a secret key or a password. All that’s required is a listening ear and a curious mind....
Last month, ESPN began airing the documentary series titled “The Last Dance" that followed Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during...
ASU experts on the economy, anxiety, tourism and more share their insights in a new video series on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting...
When COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic, volunteers with Phoenix Allies for Community Health immediately leapt into action.They...
For years, physicists have pondered the existence of gravitons — microscopic particles believed to transmit the gravitational force....
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, life has changed dramatically. Social distancing and the stay-at-home guidelines have been...
A team of researchers, led by astrophysicist Sumner Starrfield of Arizona State University, has combined theory with both observations and...
What happens in the hippocampus even before people attempt to form memories impacts whether they remember.A new study analyzed neuronal...
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way our workforce functions. Moving into home office spaces and Zoom calls help to...

May

Early in the response to the pandemic, localities hard-hit by COVID-19 invited medical professionals working in more fortunate places to...
Whether or not you wear a face mask in public probably has a lot to do with your political affiliation. And if you’re wearing a mask to...
Two Arizona State University professors are now among a prestigious class of poets that have been selected by the Academy of American Poets...
It’s 2040. You are on the first team to settle on Mars. You live in a habitat that has been designed by the finest minds on Earth. Keeping...
Arizona State University history Professor Calvin J. Schermerhorn is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. He will be teaching...
An Arizona State University anthropologist and his colleagues are helping an indigenous group in Bolivia understand and respond to the...
Diamond, a cutting material hard enough to get through almost anything, has long been cherished as a gemstone and a symbol of endurance....
It’s well believed that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to be immersed in a country alongside native speakers. This idea is...
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said that the only constant is change. It would stand to reason, then, that we’d be wise to prepare...
Do you want to get ahead in your degree? Are you debating graduate school? Maybe you’re an incoming first-year student who just can’t wait...
What to do. You're a dog. Your owner is trapped in a box and is crying out for help. Are you aware of his despair? If so, can you set him...
Karen Anderson has found that reminding students of the big picture is key to their success.“Sometimes we lose sight of the big picture...
Three ASU graduate students — Santosh Harish, Rashmeet Kaur Nayyar and Mansi Padave — have been awarded prestigious 2020 Chambliss...
Tropical forests contain some of the most biodiverse and dynamic ecosystems in the world. Environmental conditions such as precipitation,...
Each year, students in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology compete for the title of most outstanding undergraduate...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Skyler Hong first attended Arizona State...
In an effort to make COVID-19 diagnostic testing easier and more readily available to Arizonans, researchers at Arizona State University...
When it comes to helping understand cancer, Athena Aktipis wants to get her point across — not just to other researchers, but to anyone who...
Social animals — from primates to yellow-bellied marmots, dolphins and more — can help us better understand the role social interactions...
Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with medical researchers in the efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, social scientists are...
It’s Friday morning, and Arizona State University students Daniela Ledesma and Hanna Maroofi head to the Arizona Department of Health...
Sharon Crook is the recipient of the 2020 Charles Wexler Teaching Award, the highest honor a faculty member can receive from the School of...
Genes are more than blueprints for building organisms. They are also vessels of memory. In new research published in Science Advances, Wei-...
Two Arizona State University professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an organization that was formed in...
As Arizona State University’s largest and most diverse college, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers courses that nearly every...
This fall, the Master of Science in applied behavior analysis (MS ABA) at Arizona State University will be available to students outside of...
African American communities are negatively affected by COVID-19 more than other ethnic minority groups because of enduring systemic racism...
How can viruses be destroyed? Are they alive?Why do vaccines take a long time to make?Since the coronavirus pandemic began changing aspects...
The Arizona State University-led team building NASA’s Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper, or “LunaH-Map” for short, reached a major milestone...
At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Arizona State University Instructor Charles G. Ripley was in Bogotá, Colombia.Learning that...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Alyssa Burgueno is the Spring 2020 Dean’s...
Last year, Arizona became the first state to recognize other states’ occupational licenses for people moving in. “Universal recognition”...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Primrose Dzenga knows that combatting food...
Imagine two children, Lucas and Gabby. They are both 4 years old and come from bilingual households. Lucas’ parents read to him every night...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Weighing the pros and cons, considering multiple...
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today that Arizona State University Professor Philip Christensen...
Julian Sodari’s love for public art was sparked at a young age. Unable to visit art galleries as a child, Sodari said his neighborhood...
From New York to Luxembourg, Namibia, Iceland and Bhutan, the novel coronavirus SARS CoV-2 has turned the modern world into a crisis zone....
Cagla Demirduzen was awarded the inaugural Stephen G. Walker Graduate Support Fellowship from the School of Politics and Global Studies at...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Brielle Januszewski says that she never...
Grasslands across the globe, which support the majority of the world’s grazing animals, have been transitioning to shrub lands in a process...
Lauren Dickman was recently honored with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and graduated in May with her PhD in applied mathematics...
Archaeological sites on the far southern shores of South Africa hold the world’s richest records for the behavioral and cultural origins of...
Each year, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University recognizes exceptional teaching that inspires intellectual...
Tom Fournier had a successful career in engineering and business management and after co-founding and selling a company that measured...
For the first time, Arizona State University's Department of Physics hosted its annual Spring Awards and Recognition Ceremony as a virtual...
Every year Arizona State University Faculty Women’s Association recognizes exceptional mentors across the university with the Outstanding...
If your purpose is to test the toughness of a particular technology, Venus is an optimal site for the experiment.The planet closest to...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Rohini Nott, a newly minted Arizona State...
Social distancing has radically changed how we interact as humans by removing one of the most important aspects of our lives: touch. While...
Every semester near graduation, the School of Politics and Global Studies brings together ASU Online students from the Master of Arts in...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Enahoro Iboi was recently honored as a recipient...
Azmat Khan, an ASU Future of War Fellow with New America, has been named a winner of a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.Khan is a New...
Lily Whitler, founder of ASU's Society for Women in Physical Sciences, demonstrates her super-easy ice cream recipe. Plus she gives us the...
Every student in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University is talented and special in their own way. In every class there are...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Spring 2020 ASU graduate Alexander Sojourney...
Editor's note: As of May 11, America’s reopening has begun, just weeks after the coronavirus had the country on lockdown. Already, more...
Arizona State University's T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics celebrates its spring 2020 graduates with a special video...
While the ASU-led NASA Psyche mission launch is still a little more than two years away (projected for August 2022), teams of undergraduate...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Arizona State University’s Lily Whitler is the...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Tempe Undergraduate Student Government President...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Jacob West is graduating this spring with a...
John Vant, a graduate student at Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Rachel Fletcher believes that, if you have...
Coffee and college seem to be a perfect match.Nearly 700 Starbucks partners are graduating from Arizona State University in May 2020....
A globalized world requires global citizens, and Arizona State University's Center for Asian Research has been at the forefront of...
More than 100 faculty, staff, students and alumni from Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning tuned...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Chantal VanKlompenberg has lived a life...
Siblings are no strangers to the occasional quarrel. But add the stressors of a quarantine and social distancing and you have a new recipe...
Being diagnosed with cancer is always alarming and too often, grim. An ancient disease, cancer is still with us, though treatment options...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Like all ASU students, senior Allison Bretzman...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Arizona State University physics graduate Holly...
David Pijawka is an expert in many things, but as many will attest, he is a master of one: An undeniable dedication to service for others. ...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Like many first-year college students, Justin...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Graduating from Arizona State University through...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Jason Irlanda, a self-proclaimed military brat,...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Marvin Leal started Arizona State University's...
Gary Moore, an assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute’s Center for...
People in midlife can be parents, grandparents, caregivers for aging parents and breadwinners — all at the same time. Yet even though they...
Ahtziry Vasquez is a first-year student in Arizona State University's applied behavior analysis master’s degree program who helps children...
COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate when selecting victims, but the pandemic is underscoring societal inequities when it comes to treatment and...
Hydrogen is an essential commodity with over 60 million tons produced globally every year. However, more than 95% of it is made by steam...
Most people would consider 50 years a remarkably full career and an appropriate time to retire. Most people are not Alexandra Navrotsky....
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Rose Lopez is the recipient of the 2020 Charles...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Cormac Doebbeling always knew he was going to...
When Eric Dachman graduated from ASU in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a minor in film, the Scottsdale, Arizona, native...
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona State University professors Trevor Shelley and Luke Perez have begun a multipart discussion...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.Nneoma Njoku’s interest in human nature was born...
Why do almost all kids use the names ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ for their parents? In a recent article for The Conversation, Denise Bodman and Bethany...
As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the U.S., in addition to tracking the number of COVID-19 daily cases, there is a worldwide...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates.The road to a PhD was not a paved one for Robert...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.For their honors thesis project, ASU senior...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Tatum James, who is first-generation student...
In an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus, more countries are exploring the use of a wide range of technologies for the purpose of...
For many, attending a university is a chance to explore topics and passions and improve future career prospects. But for some students, the...
Seven Arizona State University artists will showcase new works as part of ASU Gammage’s Digital Connections Facebook live series on...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Micah McCreary transferred to Arizona State...
Arizona State University's May 11 commencement will celebrate many firsts and milestones: the university's first virtual ceremony because...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Graduating Arizona State University student...
Whether there is life elsewhere in the universe is a question people have pondered for millennia, and within the last few decades, great...
Many people are staying at home as much as possible, avoiding mass gatherings and practicing social distancing. They haven’t shown any...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Rikki Nunley, a first-generation college...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.It’s important to Beth Freelander that the...

April

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Claire Mulholand has always known that she...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates. Anthropology clicked for Savannah Troha...
Graduating Arizona State University seniors Annmarie Barton and Alison Lane worked together on their Barrett, The Honors College creative...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates. The summer before her third year of college...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Two classes changed it all for Alyssa...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates. Graduating Arizona State University student...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates. Often, when people find their true passion...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.From British literature to African American...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates. According to Chadlin Ostrander, who is...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates. Emily Eavenson knew she wanted to work in...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Jasmin Figueroa has always been a...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.This May, Anthony Celaya will continue a...
“I learned early in my life that anything I set my mind to, I could do,” said Brenda Hogue, professor and researcher at Arizona State...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Miguel Bahena, a first-generation student at...
On Monday, May 11, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Undergraduate Shane Bechtel is the spring...
Regents Professor Peter Buseck is a pioneering researcher who continues to inspire, even after almost 60 years of service at Arizona State...
Social distancing is flattening the curve of coronavirus in Arizona, according to a team of Arizona State University experts, but they...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Arizona State University graduate Nick...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Arizona State University School of Earth and...
Max Wyman, an Arizona State University alumnus and former faculty member who earned his PhD in geography in 1994, was recently selected as...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Aleisha Johnson is curious. She’s especially...
In November 2019 — and likely, even earlier — a tiny entity measuring just a few hundred billionths of a meter in diameter began to tear...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Senior Jessica Maschino is about to graduate...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Delaney Bucker started her journey at...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.About five years ago Karalee Brugman, Meghan...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Jessica Antonio’s journey to graduation from...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Arizona State University student Justin...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Genesis Navarro is a junior and first-...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Chenay Gladstone is competitive.The Phoenix...
President Donald Trump has masterfully used the rhetoric of the "deep state" to divide Congress and the public and to deflect attention...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Angélica César spent the last three years at...
COVID-19 may have jumped from a wild animal market in Wuhan, China, to people. If so, it’s not the first deadly disease to spring from...
On April 24, 1990, aboard the space shuttle Discovery, NASA launched and deployed the most significant advance in astronomy to that point, ...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.In her time at Arizona State University,...
An unfathomable amount of plastic has made its way into our oceans, but Charlie Rolsky believes we can make small changes in our lives to...
Earlier this month, geographers from around the globe congregated online for the first-ever virtual American Association of Geographers (...
The Environmental Humanities Initiative of the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University is collaborating with the...
In another first for the excelling actuarial science program at Arizona State University, a team of four students took first place in the...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Adam Thompson has a long list of interests...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.John Butler is not your typical graduating...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Katherine Barone, a graduating senior in...
Humans willingly incur costs to punish selfishness in others, and our societies are likely more cooperative as a result. Across six diverse...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Nathan Callahan started out as an...
Creating a community for graduate students to come together and support one another was already a focus in the School of Life Sciences. And...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Lauryl Jensen has always loved teaching....
Doctors and health care workers in hard-hit areas of Michigan have been begging for assistance as they struggle to treat gravely ill...
J.T. Roane, assistant professor of African and African American studies in Arizona State University's School of Social Transformation, has...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Bronwyn Younger-Howard was raised knowing...
In the 50 years since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the United States has moved from a focus on pollution to a broader awareness...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Amy Berry is an avid learner. Entering...
Astrophysical observations have shown that Neptune-like water-rich exoplanets are common in our galaxy. These “water worlds” are believed...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Maricela Diaz, a sociology major from the T...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Paul Turack is graduating with a degree in...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Kenedy Schneeberger, a family and human...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Madeline Stull has made the most of her...
Christopher Stojanowski, a bioarchaeologist who uses the tools of skeletal biology to investigate human history, has been named director of...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Fernando Lopez, a sociology major from the T...
The American Council of Learned Societies awards fellowships to humanities and social science scholars each year, and this year Arizona...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Arizona State University senior Derek Duba,...
“Take a risk: We can’t forget the future,” says Dr. Fong, a central character in “Paciente Cero,” a short story authored by renowned...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Native Arizonan and graduate of Basha High...
Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration has announced their graduate student awards and fellowships for the 2020-...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Juan Laguna wants to make his family proud.“...
In a matter of months, COVID-19 changed the world. More than 2.1 million cases are now documented worldwide, and as that number keeps...
A lot of people know that ants live in the ground, build ant hills and lay down invisible chemical trails. Temnothorax rugatulus does none...
In a relatively short time, much has been written about the global cultural response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ASU researchers in the ...
In college, Kelsey Lucca became obsessed with how animals think. Now, she spends her days working to understand how people think. After...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.The road to receiving a degree is different...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.In May, Mackenzie Saunders, an Ahwatukee...
Callout culture is a sticky business.It’s essentially about holding individuals, companies and organizations publicly accountable for...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.As Hannah Trostle prepares for graduation...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates.Like many of his fellow Sun Devils, Connor...
As cases of COVID-19 rise in Arizona, it’s essential to take a closer look at the current hospital resources that are available in our...
If you’ve spent time in national parks or state recreational areas, you’ve likely seen warnings about the spread of invasive species. From...
Who wrote Malcolm X’s autobiography? The obvious answer is Malcolm X.But, according to Keith Miller, it’s not that simple.Miller, a...
It’s a beautiful day at the ancient city of Teotihuacan. The Avenue of the Dead isn’t too crowded, you see from where you stand on top of...
Virtual lab meetings, journal clubs and research conferences are just part of the adjustments made by the Arizona State University...
Pardis Mahdavi has made the "D" list.She’s making the transition from director to dean, and she is ready for her new role as a featured...
Crisis has a way of bringing out the best and worst in people.While plenty of stories of sacrifice and goodwill surrounding COVID-19 have...
Whatever changes to life, social norms and civil and economic liberty that COVID-19 ultimately leaves in its wake, there's one potential...
Last April, Arizona became the first state in the nation to enact universal licensing recognition.Since Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill...
Are the social and interpersonal problems associated with opioid addiction reversible?A new study in animals from the Arizona State...
This year, the Associated Students of Arizona State University and the Graduate and Professional Student Association received a record 93...
COVID-19 is not the end of the world, and that’s what we should be telling our children, said two Arizona State University lecturers with...
The Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche mission, which is planned to launch in 2022, will travel to an asteroid named Psyche, orbiting...
Three Arizona State University juniors who already are doing sophisticated research and presenting their work to national audiences have...
An international team including ASU researcher Gary Schwartz, has unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus, the first of our...
News that Stephen Albert Johnston’s published approach to cancer prevention is one of 2019’s most downloaded papers in cancer research is...
The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University will feature Emmy award-winning journalist, author and Latina...
Scientists have long been able to measure and analyze the fossil skulls of our ancient ancestors to estimate brain volume and growth. The...
Succeeding in politics or organizing a campaign requires a specific skill set. The political world is now an interdisciplinary battlefield...

March

For advice during the present COVID-19 crisis, we need look no further than Shakespeare: “Have patience and endure.”The line comes from “...
A $2 million donation in emergency grants from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust will vastly increase efforts now underway at Arizona...
“Who cares if I fold up at my desk a heap of angry sorrow. Not any candidateno ambassador. Sign a petition? Email some senators?I make...
In the last four years, Lennon Audrain has earned an associate degree in elementary education from Rio Salado College, a bachelor’s degree...
Ever since he was 4, Aditya Khuller has dreamed about exploring the vast frontiers of space. First it was the study of stars, but he wasn’t...
Laboratory classes are a vital part of any science program. Arizona State University's transition to online at the end of spring break...
Arizona State University has to date earned 15 National Science Foundation early faculty career awards for 2020. The awards total $9.5...
On a recent Friday morning, nearly 30 Arizona State University School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning faculty, staff and...
These are most precarious times. COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down. Almost everything we know has changed in a matter of weeks,...
Although uncertainty abounds today, there is at least one thing you can count on: this fall 2020, edifying and mind-bending courses will be...
The demand for doctors and nurses has been growing for years, but it’s never been more urgent since the sudden arrival of the COVID-19...
Homeland Security Today has awarded Ajit Maan, professor of practice in Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies,...
The Heising-Simons Foundation has announced that Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration and Center for Meteorite...
We get it. You want to be informed, but you’ve been in the house for days on end with nothing but coronavirus updates in all of your feeds...
Finding creative ways to keep the learning going while social distancing is no problem for the innovators at Arizona State University.Now,...
During a high school psychology class, Arizona State University student Shane Marohnic remembers watching instructional videos from Doug...
Arizona State University Professor Rebecca White recently co-authored a study on the negative impact of recent immigration policy changes...
The Utah Legislature just passed Senate Bill 23, which implements several significant reforms to current licensing laws.Utah joins Arizona...
Americans are often stressed out by work. And given the current global pandemic and social distancing guidelines, workers might feel added...
Parents need strong social support because poor parenting not only damages children, but also leads to negative consequences for the larger...
From ancient cave paintings depicting epic hunts to modern-day Instagram posts boasting avocado toast brunches, it’s a natural human...
The Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences (CoMSES Net), which acts as an international clearinghouse for...
Editor's Note: To stave off the stay-at-home blues, Devoney Looser is also participating with other scholars and Janeites (including ASU...
Editor's note: To stave off the stay-at-home blues, Devoney Looser is also participating with other scholars and Janeites (including ASU...
It’s time to stand and be counted. The United States census, the universal event every American has participated in since 1790, is upon us....
The American economy lost between $57 and 109 billion in 2016 from cyberattacks, and they remain a serious threat. Arizona State University...
Late at night, a lone scientist in the lab smacks their forehead and — voila! — an amazing solution to a problem coalesces, right?It...
Showy peacock feathers, extravagant elk antlers and powerful crayfish claws are just a few examples of the ostentatious animal extremes...
Her breathing is shallow and sporadic, her stomach is doing somersaults and her jaw is locked. She is having a heart attack.But according...
Already considered a global epidemic, human obesity continues to be on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 40...
Cooperation is essential during a pandemic. As societies deal with the rise of disease in different ways, a consistent theme is that...
Latino voters have long been thought of as a "sleeping giant" that could have significant impact in Arizona and national elections.Their...
Women have had the right to vote in the United States since the 19th Amendment was ratified in August 1920. But the U.S. was far from one...
On March 3, the Graduate College hosted its annual Knowledge Mobilization Awards, a celebration of the scholarly achievement and impact of...
An Arizona State University online history class has been encouraging students to unplug from their computers and go out and see the ways...
Arizona State University Professor Alexandra Navrotsky will be honored with the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) 2020 Jan...
Pat Gober became a water researcher by accident. For 25 years, as a population geographer and demographer at Arizona State University, she...
Editor's Note: This is the first of a three-part series on ASU’s new universitywide NSF-GRFP tracking and advising initiative — GRFP@ASU....
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article referenced a live screening of the film on the Tempe campus. That event has been...
Presenting research is a valuable skill that is essential for graduate school or a career in academia and research, and yet most students...
“Two possibilities exist. Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” — Arthur C. ClarkeWith that...
President Donald Trump has three strikes against him when it comes to dealing with foreign and national security issues, according to one...
Worldwide, more girls than ever before are participating in organized sport.As a result, they see immediate positive effects on their self-...
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) recently announced that a new accolade, Fellow of the AAS, has been established to honor members...
Tularemia is a rare but often lethal disease. It is caused by one of the most aggressive pathogens on Earth, the bacterium Francisella...
What does the behavior of ground squirrels tell us about how people act in different societies? A lot, according to a new theoretical...
Nobody is immune to stress, and chronic stress can have serious physical and mental consequences.Sources of stress can include the demands...
What is the Earth made of? What kind of meteorites accreted together to form Earth? Do these meteorites exist like the ones on display at...
A slew of recent headlines have reported historically low birth rates in the U.S., with the reason being attributed to everything from the...
Arizona State University's NASA-funded Infiniscope project provides next-generation exploratory science activities and lessons designed to...
For students in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, spring break is an opportunity to get ahead both in...
Determining custody arrangements after divorce can be one of the most important decisions made about a child. Arizona’s child custody law...
Could studying cat behavior hold the secret to explaining biological physics? The idea certainly inspires Arizona State University's Fiona...
Kicking off Women’s History Month this year is the 107th anniversary of the first large political march in Washington, D.C., the Woman...

February

In front of a record-breaking crowd of more than 950 community leaders, business executives and Arizona State University alumni on Feb. 25...
Each day, 130 Americans die from opioid or prescription drug abuse. In Arizona, nearly 15% of adults know someone who died from a...
A typo appearing in the draft of a novel is no great calamity. Nature, however, is often less forgiving of errors. A change in just one...
OncoMyx Therapeutics, an Arizona State University spinout and privately-held oncolytic immunotherapy company founded on the myxoma virus (...
In Pondoland, on the east coast of South Africa, Erich Fisher, an Institute of Human Origins research scientist, has been leading research...
What Frank Baumgartner shared with students at Arizona State University’s School of Politics and Global Studies 2020 Kramer Lecture on...
The MacArthur Foundation on Wednesday announced that two Arizona State University projects are among the highest-scoring proposals,...
We don’t always think about the insect world buzzing below our feet. But the health of those tiny, complex societies gives us important...
Richard Herrera’s interest in politics started at a young age when his school did a mock debate during the Nixon and McGovern presidential...
April Ryan is a veteran White House correspondent and CNN political correspondent who has reported on national urban issues since President...
Sara Brownell, an associate professor of undergraduate biology in Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences in The College of...
The National Academy of Inventors has named Arizona State University professors Neal Woodbury and Sarma Vrudhula to the February 2020 class...
Christina Birkel, an inorganic chemist and assistant professor in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University, is...
Arizona State University alumna Karrin Taylor Robson believes one should always be prepared for when opportunity or responsibility knocks...
At the world’s largest general scientific meeting, Arizona State University researchers, faculty, staff and students gathered with...
With 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the oceans, the dynamics of marine environments are shifting in ways that are yet to be discovered....
Innovation emerging from research labs makes for intriguing headlines. But sometimes it is the lab itself that is being innovated. Arizona...
The Cuatro Ciénegas Basin, in the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico, was once a shallow sea that became isolated from the Gulf of Mexico around...
Complete black. Then, out of the darkness, from underneath a pile of dirt in the center of the room, emerges Fargo Tbakhi, into the light,...
In preparation for its annual meeting, the American Association of Geographers, a global network of leading researchers, educators and...
Like other thinkers throughout history, American astronomer and astrophysicist Carl Sagan said in order to understand the present, one must...
Artistic expression has always been a catalyst for discussion in society. It can open up talks about fears, hopes, passions, identity,...
Just as a cotton gin separates cotton fibers from seeds, separation methods for complex biological samples are often required to ferret out...
On the occasion of the 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Fondation L’Oréal and UNESCO revealed the winners of the...
Leah Terry is an Arizona native who has always enjoyed her history classes. When it came time to look at colleges and pick a major, Terry...
Victoria Froh is in her junior year at Arizona State University, and in addition to captaining the women’s rugby team, she is working on a...
Ella Osby is a senior earning her degree in astrophysics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Osby is...
Love finds us all at different times and takes us to different places — just ask these Sun Devil faculty and alumni. ASU Now picked the...
When Nancy Grimm walked through the woods as a child, she wondered how it all fit together and worked: the rain, the soil, the plants, the...
Julia Jackman, an Arizona native and a junior in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences, is pursuing her concurrent...
Chloe Larson's interest in the sciences differs from many students. Her end goal is to combine her passion for cosmetics and science to...
Oscar Ramos, an Arizona native and first-generation college student, is wrapping up his final semester at Arizona State University's School...
For husband-and-wife legislative duo Arizona Sen. Juan Mendez and Rep. Athena Salman, Arizona State University was more than just an...
Feb. 14, 2020, marks the 108th birthday for the state of Arizona. To commemorate the state's rich history, Sean Beienburg, an assistant...
They met on their first day, in their first class, almost 30 years ago.It was Introduction to Architecture at Arizona State University. He...
This Valentine’s Day, Arizona State University’s Athena Aktipis wants you to think about how love can turn you into a zombie.Aktipis,...
Arizona State University is on track to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions from building and waste-related sources by 2025. This is...
Arizona State University alumnus Dan Shilling was the executive director of Arizona Humanities for nearly 20 years and has since gone on to...
There’s just something about a good, old-fashioned family drama that never fails to captivate an audience. But the characters in Arizona...
Like many great collaborations, the one behind the 2016 photographic essay “Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean” originated via serendipitous...
When communication alumnus Keith Gould started out at Arizona State University in 1984, he didn’t know if he wanted to be a stockbroker or...
The Law and Society Association recently introduced Arizona State University Professor Rebecca Sandefur as editor of their flagship...
Arizona State University computer science major and Japanese minor student Oscar Veloria Jr. traveled to Japan as part of a study abroad...
It may not always seem so, but scientists are convinced that humans are unusually cooperative.Unlike other animals, we cooperate not just...
In July 1945, as the end of WWII approached, an electrical engineer named Vannevar Bush, who had overseen government research during the...
Students in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning recently had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the lead geographer...
Protein separation, purification and concentration play a huge role in understanding and treating many serious diseases as well as the...
There's something weird going on inside the plants and animals that call the Baja California peninsula home.On the surface, everything...
As the largest college at Arizona State University, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to more than 25,000 students. The...

January

We live in a data-driven world. Thanks to the ever-connected climate made possible by the internet and mobile personal devices, we are both...
Since the 1960s, evangelicals have increasingly pushed back against what they see as the marginalization of Christianity from public life....
The Faculty Women of Color Caucus at Arizona State University is pleased to welcome Menah Pratt-Clarke, a leader in institutional...
Every mother wants to give her newborn the very best start. During the nine months of gestation, women understand that eating right,...
After winter exams, while many students were eager to scramble home, kick their feet up and empty their minds, Jayvion Chee sat down,...
Many factors have led to the trend of mass incarceration in America, but one of the main causes is the overarching power of prosecutors,...
The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has just announced the selection of two scholars as the 2019 recipients of fellow status....
More than 1,500 high school students from 17 states around the country gathered on the Tempe campus earlier this month to compete in...
The Islamic Republic of Iran is a pressure cooker of politics, poverty, theocracy and paramilitary force. Experts say that after more than...
The design of sophisticated new materials is undergoing brisk technological advancement. Innovations in material science promise...
Many prominent American writers of the last 50 years — including Alice Walker, Spalding Gray, Maxine Hong Kingston, Louise Erdrich, Tobias...
Last week the United Nations biodiversity chief warned that humans risk living in an “empty world” with “catastrophic” consequences for...
If Arizona State University’s Michael Edwards had a slogan for his research, it would be a statement made popular by the British...
The energy at Arizona State University's Katzin Concert Hall on Thursday night was mostly celebratory, sometimes solemn and decidedly...
On Jan. 22, Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) convened leaders from universities, businesses...
Two of the nation’s most respected scholars of race and politics visited Arizona State University’s Tempe campus Wednesday to participate...
Three women, three countries and hundreds of letters spanning five decades.Nearly a century later, three more women — also from three...
Three women, three countries and hundreds of letters spanning five decades.Nearly a century later, three more women — also from three...
In Aristotle’s groundbreaking critical theory composition “Poetics,” comedy is one of several forms of literature. While that world may...
At age 4, Michael Varnum sat on his front porch wondering why he liked his best friend and chocolate ice cream.Questions like these about...
In a small ceremony on Dec. 12, 2019, hosted by former director of veteran services for the Pat Tillman Veterans Center Steve Borden, two...
The National Academy of Sciences has announced that Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration Professor Lindy Elkins-...
In an article, Ross Emmett, director of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty and professor of political economy in the School of...
Marlon James is a writer for a few reasons: It brings him joy. It allows him to address cultural erasure. It quiets the characters in his...
While the spacecraft and instruments of the NASA Psyche Mission are being designed and built in preparation for launch to the Psyche...
They might not yet speak in complete sentences, but 18-month-olds are savvy when it comes to deciding when and how to try.According to a...
Mimi Fina thinks it's fun to charge into a pile of rugby players wrestling for the ball. She plays the “lock” position for the Arizona...
Fifty years ago, Mark Reader joined protests at ASU and in the Valley demanding clean air and water as part of the original Earth Day....
The dwarf planet Ceres is the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. In 2015, it became the first dwarf planet...
Dental plaque — the stuff that your hygienist is always scraping off your teeth — holds a treasure trove of your DNA and, if not cleaned...
The approximately 4 million Arab Americans living in the United States are rarely included in psychological research. This low inclusion...
Researchers have long understood that corruption and illicit activity play a role in global environmental and sustainability change, but...
Elizabeth "Libby" Wentz, a professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and dean of social sciences in the College...
As the fall semester came to a close, many Arizona State University students spent their time toiling away on essays, cramming for exams,...
A stretch of the imagination is needed when picturing Jane Austen.That’s because there are few known reliable portraits of the famed...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Physics majors cultivate a habit of lifelong learning and a...
If you jump out of bed too quickly, you might feel a bit light-headed.That’s because when you’re lying down, gravity causes your blood to...
Earth in its distant past was very different from today.For one thing, the atmosphere contained no oxygen so no one would have survived it...
Deep below the Earth’s surface lies a thick rocky layer called the mantle, which makes up the majority of our planet’s volume. While Earth’...
The School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the annual John P. Frank Memorial...
Cells are the building blocks of life, but in order to generate life-sustaining energy, they need to breathe. They do this through a...
What if the answer to fighting disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including treatment-resistant bacteria, could be found in the use of mud...
The 60 people sitting in an Arizona State University conference room in January 2017 had virtually nothing in common. There were theater...
The United States’ strike against Iran’s most feared military strategist last week killed someone responsible for thousands of deaths,...
Extreme climate events are severely affecting communities in the U.S. and around the world. The examples are plenty. Australia is currently...
While Nancy Gómez was writing her doctoral thesis, she spent her study breaks working on her walk.And it paid off: The Arizona State...
Flying saucers, little green men, alien abductions: They are the fabric of science fiction and the mysteries surrounding the cosmos. But...
It’s only fitting that the literature produced by citizens of a country predicated on the idea of personal and societal freedoms should...
2019

December

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Samantha Hill knew personally what it was like to survive...
Much like the professional path that follows, the road to a degree isn’t always straightforward. For Arizona State University alumnus Alex...
As the sun rises on a new decade, Alberto Ríos is reminding us of how far Arizona has come and how much more there is to discover.“The...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.As the saying goes, you must walk before you can run, and...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Phoenix native Zoe Isaac graduated with her degree in...
Shantel Marekera is giddy. She has found her own kind of fairy tale as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, Arizona State...
It’s not easy being teen. Negative images of adolescents populate the media and are associated with words like moody, selfish, impulsive,...
Many children in the U.S. grow up hearing holiday stories of Santa Claus bounding through the skies with a fleet of reindeer and a bundle...
Hundreds of spaceflight research experts, biological scientists, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts gathered in September at Arizona State...
Peter Crank, an Arizona State University geography PhD candidate and climatologist, found his seat in a packed convention hall in Madrid,...
Arizona State University Professor Steve Pressé was recently awarded more than $2.5 million from the National Institutes of Health as...
Most vacations are additive experiences: They add something to you. Scuba diving in the Maldives. A rave at Versailles. Sailing off Cape...
Arizona State University physics Professor Paul Davies’ newest book, "The Demon in the Machine," takes aim at one of the great outstanding...
Two new fellowship opportunities invite scholars and doctoral students living outside the Phoenix area to Arizona State University in...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Arizona State University's School of Social Transformation...
Americans are growing more and more politically polarized on controversial issues like immigration, health care, gun control and women’s...
A picture of a crying child with a boot pressed against his face is frightening. But zoom out and see that the child is holding the boot to...
How can the humanities restore humanity?The Arizona State University Institute for Humanities Research asks this question with its 2020-21...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Contrary to the busy morning bustle as a shift supervisor at...
The alarm is sounding to warn that the structural foundations that have long enabled major cities to function productively in the past won’...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Carolyn Clark is among a distinguished group of students to...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Emma Terry grew up in Eagleville, Pennsylvania, a small...
Two Arizona State University faculty members have been named President’s Professors, adding to the growing list since 2006 — the first year...
Research on global biodiversity has long assumed that present-day biodiversity patterns reflect present-day factors, namely contemporary...
On Dec. 17, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will celebrate academic excellence in the social sciences...
A programmer at a prestigious IT company was ducking out of meetings, taking calls that didn’t exist, hiding in the bathroom, and missing...
Becoming a new mother can be exciting, but it is also one of the most stressful and vulnerable times in the lives of many women. It is...
Assistant Professor of religious studies and history Shamara Wyllie Alhassan has been named the winner of the National Women’s Studies...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Sarah Winkelman says her passion for political science took...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Not all Sun Devils have two legs. Throughout the academic...
Bianca Navia, a junior at Arizona State University pursuing a double major in political science and global studies, has been awarded a...
Record population growth is causing concerns among African governments for widespread youth unemployment in the coming years, especially in...
Roaring '20s-era physicist Ernest Rutherford is purported to have said, “It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Someday we may see the name Roman Sierra on the ballot for...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.What makes a film a “noir”? Must it have a scene that takes...
Twenty-nine senior leaders from more than two dozen universities, including Cornell University, University of Michigan, University of...
Tropical forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on our planet, harboring an estimated 3 million to 50 million species. They’...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.To say that Christina Edwards was busy throughout her...
The moon is thought to have formed 4.5 billion years ago after a planetary embryo known as “Theia” collided with proto-Earth (Earth at an...
Steve Borden, director of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, is leaving Arizona State University this month to take on a new mission.The...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Jose Guerrero discovered Arizona State University’s online...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Just weeks from graduation, human and family development...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Everyone always says it is important to make the most out of...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.When Megan Davis of Phoenix transferred to Arizona State...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Two weeks before the start of the fall 2016 semester,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Arizona State University online biochemistry student and...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Baseball first drew Michael Holter into his science passion....
Like every bass guitar player, Ed Garnero feels good vibrations.But his relationship with pulsing waves goes beyond wielding the biggest ax...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Graduating Arizona State University student Sayantan...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Graduating Arizona State University student Meghan Nestel...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Beckett Eickerman has a big heart.For the past two years,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.John Dreyfus always wanted to attend college but when it...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.When New Mexico native and Barrett, The Honors College...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Gyan Harwood was always fascinated by ancient civilizations....
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Leah Soto is passionate about sports. She also likes to read...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.International student Murtada al Mohsin found his way to...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.As someone who grew up in Arizona, for Mary Zoll-Montoya,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Many of us dread reading instruction booklets but few of us...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Michelle Sullivan Govani has always had questions.Though she...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Azra Hussain was born and raised in Kuwait with a family who...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement.Melody Taylor has made the Disability Resource Center her “...
Some students throw themselves headfirst into their studies. Others focus their energies on extracurriculars and sports. Katie Cranmer does...
Whether it’s finding ways to make cities more livable, or studying how human activity impacts the natural world, geographic research at...
Lots of things have to be invented and perfected before people explore deep space: suits, radiation protection, habitats, communications....
The X-Men’s Professor Charles Xavier uses Cerebro to read minds. Arizona State University’s Gi-Yeul Bae “reads minds” by decoding the brain...
There is now a device for almost everything, like smartwatches that ensure you never miss a text message and thermostats capable of...
“Evocative, imaginative, engaging.” “Exquisitely controlled chaos.” “… from the mesmerizing opening scene, I was completely drawn in and it...
Across the globe, caring for loved ones is what matters most. But for decades this has not been the focus of many social psychology studies...
Early in November, researchers from around the world gathered at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus for an unusual scientific...
For the first time, scientists have developed a method to monitor carbon emissions from tropical forests with an unprecedented level of...

November

Alyssa Orozco believes a healthy planet is a human right. The Arizona State University global studies and English junior recently returned...
As several states address criminal justice reform and recidivism, Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a policy change to the...
Three faculty members of Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication received honors of distinction at the National...
Seven outstanding faculty from Arizona State University have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of...
Arizona State University is at the forefront of research and innovation and is recognized as one of the fastest-growing research...
Scientists at Arizona State University and the University of Toronto have developed the first direct gene-circuit-to-electrode interface by...
The air, earth and water of our planet are pulsating with living things. Within it, a vast and diverse web of life exists, about which...
Each November, National Native American Heritage Month honors the United States’ original inhabitants, celebrating the accomplishments of...
Many Sun Devil stories start with the first day of a student’s first year. But for Arizona State University alumna Isabel Vasquez, the...
Arizona State University continues its ascent in the national research rankings, rising to No. 7 in total research expenditures for...
Obesity is the single largest cause of diabetes. And the advice to solve it is often the same: Get off the couch. Hit the gym. Run around...
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Jerry Gustafson is a self-proclaimed football nut. The 97-year-old Arizona State University alumnus is such a huge...
Five Arizona State University professors are being honored with the highest faculty award possible: Regents Professor.The five are...
College admissions ask a lot: a standout essay, a high grade point average and stellar standardized test scores.And the ongoing college...
Arizona’s ability to roll with the punches, which shapes and shifts over time, is largely dependent on proactive planning, swift actions...
Faculty and graduate students from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication were awarded $10,000 from the Tempe Community Council (TCC...
Arizona State University students Valielza O’Keefe and Joshua Pardhe took first place in the inaugural Regents’ Cup debate competition this...
In fall 2018, Arizona State University professors Sujey Vega and Christiane Reves joined forces to team-teach an interdisciplinary...
With 23 boundary-spanning departments and schools, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University offers some of the...
It is nearly impossible not to view screens on a daily basis: Phones, tablets, smart watches — we can check social media, send texts,...
As seniors reflect on their undergraduate education, they recollect a whole host of tremendous experiences. They may fondly recall their...
Arizona State University Professor Carol Lynn Martin contributed to a groundbreaking new study on transgender and cisgender children’s...
Nov. 19 marks the 156th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a speech that lasted only a few minutes yet has remained one...
Added sugar is one of the most common ingredients in the American diet and is featured in most processed foods, fruit drinks, sodas,...
To study the swiftness of biology — the protein chemistry behind every life function — scientists need to see molecules changing and...
The oldest living organism on Earth is a plant — Methuselah, a bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva, pictured above) that is more than 5,000...
The first map showing the global geology of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes,...
College might last four years, but the Arizona State University Department of Psychology remains committed to students for much longer.“...
Researchers from ASU’s Biodesign Institute, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Illinois, report that they have...
Fashion and social justice may not be the first combination to come to mind. But a few years ago, Arizona State University alumna Cheryl...
All plants need carbon dioxide, or CO2, to live. They extract it from the air and use it during the photosynthesis process to feed...
In an article, Ross Emmett, director of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty and Professor of Political Economy in the School of...
Assistant Professor Abhishek Singharoy from Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute’s Center...
Whether it’s in the military or the community, public service comes in many forms. During an event on Nov. 8, The College of Liberal Arts...
The ASU Alumni Association will honor Sun Devil leadership during the upcoming Nov. 23 Homecoming game, which will pit ASU against the...
For human males (usually in their 20s), appealing to a potential mate often involves body spray, long stints at the gym and conspicuous...
A new research study has revealed that larval fish species from various ocean habitats are now being threatened by plastic pollution that...
After a long day, most people choose to unwind by watching television. There are so many shows to choose from on streaming sites, networks...
Judging others is a very human behavior. Stigma — treating people with specific traits as unwanted within society — is a particularly...
Just over 10 million people were living in the U.S. without legal immigration status in 2017. Tens of thousands are young people who...
The ability to transform sunlight into energy is one of nature’s more remarkable feats. Scientists understand the basic process of...
Arizona State University astrobiologist and physicist Sara Imari Walker of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Beyond Center ...
How do scientists discover better and more efficient drugs? A good starting point is to obtain atomic level structural information about...
Arizona State University political science alumnus Mark Kerrigan was the recipient of the inaugural Social Science Distinguished Alumnus...
A couple miles away from Arizona State University’s Tempe campus is a building filled with fascinating sights ranging from stuffed...
On Oct. 27, 2019, Argentina held a presidential election. To the shock of many, the conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri lost to center-...
Some of the most innovative and groundbreaking research at Arizona State University is taking place in indigenous communities and on...
Viruses are all around us — they are present in most environments, lying in wait for the optimal host, and they even reside within our...
In his 34 years, Arizona State University student veteran Roman Rozell has survived his parents' divorce, addiction, six combat concussions...
Nobel laureate and physicist Richard Feynman wrote in 1965, “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” Quantum...
Hemingway. Salinger. Whitman. All legendary writers who once served in the military. Some of the greatest American literature has come from...
Editor's note: This Q&A is part of a series of articles focusing on military veterans who are part of ASU's faculty. Over 460 veterans...
Bioluminescence has fascinated scientists since ancient times; the green fluorescence from agitated jellyfish is an example and comes from...
T’was the night after Halloween, when all through the town, the jack-o'-lanterns had dimmed and the candy been downed. Yet at the Phoenix...
Arizona State University continues to build on its educational offerings at the Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center in Washington, D.C...
Air Force Master Sgt. Duane Gregory can go into the wilderness with little more than a knife and a map and come out just fine weeks later....
What do a pen and the string of a hooded sweatshirt have in common? Both can discreetly deliver cannabis products such as marijuana, and...
The U.S.-Mexico border is in sharp focus today, but scholars and community members local to the region know the delineating line separating...
Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will compete for the fourth annual flag football tournament title to honor America’s service...
Between 1910 and 1970, the African American population of Arizona grew from 2,000 to over 54,000, according to a new exhibit on display at...
During the first flickering of life on earth, ribonucleic acid (RNA) occupied center stage. Since its shadowy beginnings, RNA has become a...
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University has partnered with civic education provider iCivics and...

October

It’s been more than 25 years since Clinton Ang graduated from Arizona State University, yet he can recall with ease the feeling of arriving...
Why do some people struggle with alcohol use?To answer this question, scientists look at genetic factors and also environmental influences...
Arizona State University has a long history of supporting those in uniform, but the stance became university tradition in 2011 after the...
Arizona State University is one step closer to mission development of a new lunar rover with the announcement earlier this month of funding...
Cannibals. Vampires. Zombies. Parasites that devour you from within.Whatever abomination prowls your nightmares and sends cold sweat...
A Sept. 19 article in the Harvard Business Review is boldly headlined: “Yes, employers do value liberal arts degrees.”As it turns out,...
Choosing your major out of high school can be a daunting task, especially when a school like Arizona State University offers more than 350...
You might have spotted one rummaging through a garbage can on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, or perched high above your head on...
Millions of people around the world are working on making the push into space. Blue Origin is testing landers in the west Texas plains....
As long as there have been people, there have been stories. We tell stories to convey knowledge, to entertain  and to explain that which we...
This October, the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals face off in the World Series. No matter who wins the Commissioner’s Trophy,...
Shakespeare was hardly the first to acknowledge mankind’s shared humanity, but the words he used to do so are inarguably enduring.“If you...
A team of scientists, including Efrem Lim, a virologist at the Arizona State University Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied...
For Superior Court Judge Michael Convey, leaving his native Chicago to attend college at Arizona State University started off as a chance...
A nuclear physicist, a high school student and three undergraduates find themselves sharing a table at Arizona State University. Fueled by...
When something boosts your mood, your brain releases neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. Studies have shown the simple...
Guising. Mumming. Souling. That which we call Halloween costuming, by any other name would it not still trick-or-treat?The time-honored...
African American actress Regina King is the star in an HBO adaptation of D.C.’s “The Watchmen,” premiering Oct. 20; Marvel’s Pakistani...
When Lillian Keyes visited Washington, D.C., from Poughkeepsie, New York, on Friday, she didn’t know she would have the opportunity to...
Arizona State University psychology graduate student Victoria Woner is traveling to Chicago this week as a winner of the prestigious...
These jeans still fit.I could do that abstract painting.I could take that guy.Self-deception like this seems very human. Now, thanks to a...
“An honor and a dream come true.” That’s how Associate Professor YoungJu Shin of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication described her...
They go together like milk and cookies. Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Disease and mosquitos. Wait, what?Like other famous...
College wasn’t even on Sergio Loza’s radar when a recruiter came to visit his high school in the mostly Latino, low-income neighborhood of...
A research team from the MIPT Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases collaborated with colleagues from the U.S...
Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona State University alumna Laura Medina enjoyed getting the day off school for Columbus Day every October. But...
When Jaime Martinez and Bret Larsen graduated from Arizona State University, they each wanted to make an impact in their communities.After...
This summer, the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant that has been providing jobs and economic support for residents in and...
The 19th Amendment of the American Constitution officially gave women the right to vote in 1920, putting to rest decades of contention,...
Latino youth and young adults born and raised in United States who are fluent in English and steeped in American culture still feel...
A lot had changed in the 15 years since Earl Swift last set foot on Tangier Island, located in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay. Whole swaths of...
A recent study published in “Circulation,” the journal of the American Heart Association, concludes that having a dog is associated with a...
This spring, the Department of English at Arizona State University wants you to plug in.Or at least, it wants you to consider when, where,...
A team of undergraduate researchers at Arizona State University spent a year mining and analyzing data to produce a first-of-its-kind...
Ever since its days as the imperial Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, where efficient canals reminded invading Spaniards of Venice, Mexico...
An expert in remote sensing and GIScience, Soe Myint has been selected as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies to...
Every semester, when thousands of students move their graduation cap tassels from right to left, it doesn’t mean education has ended for...
If you could travel back in time 3.5 billion years ago, what would Mars look like? The picture is evolving among scientists working with...
The challenge of designing a synthetic artificial cell has been accepted by a team of researchers from institutions across the country,...
Academics spend decades doing research, teaching and public outreach. When they finally reach retirement, many choose to stay involved in...
If you’re Italian, you don’t miss Mama’s “red lead” on Sunday night.If you’re German, it’s schnitzel and kraut.In the South, they like...
What awards course credit, builds your resume, provides hands-on experience and gives you the opportunity to travel the world?Study abroad...
Last month, Arizona State University alumna Shaandiin Parrish stood in front of a crowd at the annual Navajo Nation Fair and waited to...
A newly discovered mineral, navrotskyite, has been named after Arizona State University Professor Alexandra Navrotsky for her significant...
Sometimes the best conversations are the ones where all we do is listen. And when it comes to communing with the environment, there’s a...
Sediment samples, collected from the ocean floor, have unlocked scientific mysteries around the world. By analyzing these sediment cores,...
Catalysis is an essential component of industrial chemistry and the economic and societal benefits of catalysis are almost incalculable....
For more than a decade, scientist Stephen Albert Johnston and his team at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have pooled their...
Over the summer, Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning invited seven students to participate in the...
Arizona State University marked a record first-year undergraduate cohort of nearly 14,000 on-campus students this fall. The College of...
What’s better than spending a hot Arizona summer working in a cool basement? Spending a hot Arizona summer in a cool basement, building a...
Human behavior over time has been extraordinarily complex; that's partly why so many different fields exist to study it. From economics and...
Human behavior over time has been extraordinarily complex; that's partly why so many different fields exist to study it. From economics and...
The Graduate College has launched the Graduate College Fellows Initiative and named two Arizona State University faculty members to serve...

September

Menstruation may be a taboo topic to bring up in social settings, but it happens to roughly half of the population of the world. Every...
At one time or another, we were all scientists. There is a reason a child’s first questions include: “What is it?”, “Why?” and “How?”A...
A community garden occupies a diminutive dirt lot in Phoenix. Rows of raised garden beds offer up basil, watermelons and corn, making this...
Jessica Salow was 27 when she started her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University, and she already had a number of years of...
Weather is active, moving and constantly changing. It's intriguing to watch as storms develop on the horizon. For students studying...
True crime shows are beloved by many for their comprehensive (if not entirely accurate) portrayal of forensics investigations. But amid all...
During her senior year of high school, with an appointment to West Point, Katie Richardson thought her plans were set. However, a severe...
September is Recovery Month, a national observance designed to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders...
Arizona State University Regents Professor Austen Angell, of the School of Molecular Sciences, recently enjoyed three days of festivities...
Researchers at Arizona State University are busy making preparations for a “first light” experiment — a pivotal moment that will lead to...
Americans today are being assailed by the rise of “fake news” and a growing combativeness around democratic principles, including freedom...
The Pew Research Center has reported that more and more people identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” How can this be...
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership will launch the third season of its “Civic Discourse Project” on Sept. 25, an...
Diane Wilson’s goal for her study abroad experience this past summer? Help bring knowledge and healing to the people of Tanzania.“It was a...
This month, five former ASU faculty and staff and Valley leaders are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Hispanic...
Representation and inclusivity in modern American fiction are essential components of honest, accurate writing, novelist Jess Row told a...
Effective diagnosis and treatment of disease draws on painstaking research, which often relies on biological samples. The avalanche of...
Professor Paul Hirt wears many hats at Arizona State University as well as in the community: active public speaker, lecturer and...
How do we think about the future during precarious times? As Thought Huddle podcast host Mary-Charlotte Domandi notes, the latest episode...
Cooperative behaviors, which differ from one country to another, from one community to another, can make the world an interesting — though...
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From a project focused on mobile home parks to work with indigenous communities, members from the Arizona State University School of...
Witches, pagans and polytheists: They’re not seance-holding weirdos, tree-worshipping nudists or Stonehenge-dancing hippies.They hold...
Naruro Hassan took a seat among 10 other undergraduate research fellows in John Carlson’s “Inquiry into Religion and Conflict” course one...
Until recently, if you wanted to make a map of a coral reef, you had a lot of options, all of them bad. That’s changing, thanks to a pair...
Deep within the subterranean confines of Building C — the latest addition to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University — a...
In September 1787, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention took the monumental step of signing the document they had drafted during...
The American Political Science Association (APSA) has award Narayani Lasala-Blanco, an assistant professor in Arizona State University’s...
Earth is enormous, and while humans have done a decent job of being able to map out the boundaries of countries and states, the roads in...
Were archaeology to be defined solely by the movies, you’d assume it involves traveling to exotic lands and stealing ancient relics.Of...
Imagine being fully aware of the present moment, all of your sensations, feelings and thoughts, and being OK with it. Now imagine taking a...
The Humanities Lab is very pleased to welcome Juliann Vitullo as its new Humanities Lab co-director. Vitullo is a faculty member with the...
Suicide, which is responsible for more than 800,000 deaths annually worldwide, is now the second leading cause of death among young adults...
Dr. Joseph Furst, a Mayo Clinic physician, annually spends two weeks in the summer providing medical care to at-risk communities in other...
When Audrey Ruiz first came to Arizona State University, she was terrified.“I was so intimidated by this huge public university,” she said...
From nonprofit and industry work to professorships and research, forging a career after graduate school isn’t always straightforward. A...
Suicides are up across the board in America, according to a recent national study showing a 33% increase since two decades ago, the highest...
Frequent incidents over the past few years in which appearances by conservative speakers have been shut down or canceled at college...
Among Jupiter’s 79 moons, Europa jumps out at planetary scientists. Covered in an ice crust, it has the smoothest surface of any object in...
How important is mom? What about dad?According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the well-being of a child’...
Across the country, more than 10,000 regulations restrict people with criminal records from obtaining occupational licenses, according to a...
Wildfires are widespread across the globe. They occur in places wherever plants are abundant — such as the raging fires currently burning...

August

Marija Drozdek always had a strong passion for languages and cultures. This passion coupled with her family’s Balkan roots led to her...
Immigration policy is at the forefront of national news today. For Arizona State University alumna Susie Haslett, a childhood in Arizona...
For L. Benjamin Rolsky, a 2006 undergraduate alumnus in history and religious studies, his passion for research is practically a genetic...
Arizona wants to make it easier for workers who need an occupational license for their jobs.A bill making its way through the state...
Arizona has become the first in the country to recognize occupational licenses from other states, ending a redundant recertification...
Hollywood has always imagined the arrival of beings from other worlds as the cause to run through streets screaming, call up fighter jets,...
Michael Tristano Jr., a graduate teaching associate at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, received the...
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Professor Nancy Jurik of Arizona...
How are people’s political beliefs organized, and what leads them to subscribe to certain beliefs?Answering these kinds of questions has...
Elizabeth Rapacz began her college career at Arizona State University two weeks earlier than her first-year student peers by enrolling in...
Responding to steady growth in English and film and media studies programs and to Arizona State University's largest class of first-year...
If all goes as planned, one day this October a spacecraft the size of jumbo loaf of bread will leave from Wallops, Virginia, packed aboard...
We don't often think about medieval and Renaissance culture. While brushing our teeth, driving to work or school, cooking dinner or...
Editor's note: Be sure to check back on ASU Now for this developing story, and the website Hawaiicoral.org as we provide further updates. ...
Editor's note: Be sure to check back on ASU Now for this developing story, and the website Hawaiicoral.org as we provide further updates. ...
When researchers examined the mitochondrial DNA of Ötzi, a man entombed in ice some 5,300 years ago, high in the Tyrolean Alps, they made a...
In the 70 years since the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty established an international alliance to prevent future devastation like...
Nearly 1 in 4 Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according to a new study by Arizona...
Arizona State University’s Project Humanities has developed a reputation for its provocative and engaging programming. This year is no...
Everyone wants to be appreciated at work, and inclusive and culturally diverse workplaces are more innovative and outperform competitors....
19th Amendment Resolution. Courtesy of National Archives General RecordsAfter 304 votes in the House of Representatives, 56 votes in the...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse academic unit at Arizona State University. With 23 field-spanning...
Recently, dramatic news came out of Africa concerning Ebola, one of the world’s deadliest and most feared diseases. New drugs can overcome...
ASU faculty members are pretty smart — and we don't just mean being experts on carbon capture, space exploration or Shakespeare and race....
If you sit in a typical lecture hall at any university, you’ll likely see some students distracted by their phones, or worse, napping or...
Cosmochemistry expert and new ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) Director Meenakshi Wadhwa and drylands researcher Osvaldo...
Each year, the city of Tempe recognizes one individual or organization as a “Bike Hero” — highlighting the work being done in the community...
The 2019–20 school year is about to begin, and with new beginnings come new faces on the Arizona State University campuses.The School of...
Anthony Johnson arrived in Virginia in 1621. He farmed other people’s land in the new English colony before he acquired land of his own and...
In recent years, political scientists across the globe have taken note of an alarming rise in the number of populist candidates in...
If you walk with Don and Alleen Nilsen through the well-manicured retirement community where they reside in Tempe, you might take note of...
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Terry Alford, Devens Gust and Andreas Spanias as senior members for fostering a spirit of...
Getting involved in research as an undergraduate can have significant benefits, such as enhancing a student’s ability to think critically,...
Undergraduate global health student Mariyah Dreza spent her summer researching mental health in Guatemala and along the way had the...
Ramona Melikian was born into a global family. Her grandparents were Armenians uprooted by the 1915 Armenian Genocide who fled to Russia,...
In high school chemistry, we all learned about chemical reactions. But what brings two reacting molecules together? As explained to us by...
From hair and eye color to how our biological system is regulated, the blueprint of life is held in the genome.The gene also is what...
“Islam” and “feminism” are two words most people in Western society wouldn’t usually associate with one another. But recent developments in...
Sun Devil supporters bolstered scholarships, medical advancements, professorships and research opportunities as part of a banner...
About 35 million years ago, an asteroid hit the ocean off the East Coast of North America. Its impact formed a 25-mile diameter crater that...
Editor's note: Aug. 11 marks the end of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year. (For those of us in the Northern...
A new type of blood test for breast cancer could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries and otherwise precisely monitor disease...
In June, the Arizona State University-led mast-mounted camera system for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, "Mastcam-Z," was delivered to NASA...
Each year, nearly 20% of U.S. students do not finish high school on time, which experts say puts them at high risk for poverty, poor health...
With a literary oeuvre that includes 11 novels, several children’s books, plays, and even an opera, Toni Morrison long has been revered as...
A new course at Arizona State University aims to empower students to become wiser and more effective interpreters of news about the...
For four years in a row, the Military Times group has ranked Arizona State University as one of its “Best for Vets” colleges. With the help...
Every family has traditions. Tim Vasquez’s has baseball, cooking and Arizona State University. He and his father, George, were both rising...
Matt Cavanaugh, a new professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies and an affiliated faculty member with the Center...
If there is any consolation to be found in cancer, it may be that the devastating disease dies with the individual carrying it. Or so it...

July

When Alison Rohrer graduated from Towson University Honors College in 2018 a semester early she realized she wanted to keep her momentum....
Comparing a living cell to a virus is a bit like comparing the Sistine Chapel to a backyard doghouse. Lacking the intricate machinery of...
Ahwatukee Foothills News reporter Becky Bracken encourages parents to speak to their kids about racism amid discussion about a proposed...
Humans and animals can develop resistance to harmful bacteria (pathogens) over time or with help from antibiotics or vaccines. And it’s...
A byproduct of oil and gas production is a large quantity of toxic wastewater called brine. Well-drillers dispose of brine by injecting it...
Editor's note: July 3 marked the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year. (For those of us in the Northern...
When diagnosing and treating illnesses, traditional medicine looks to the ailment itself. But what about the biological, environmental and...
Scientists know that air pollution affects plant populations.Nitrogen and sulfur deposited in the soil from industrial agriculture and the ...
After traveling to 24 different countries on missions ranging from delivering medical supplies in West Africa during the Ebola epidemic to...
Cordelia Candelaria, Regents Professor Emeritus in the School of Transborder Studies, wants to bridge the past with the present by making...
In 1985, Patience Huntwork was freshly graduated from Yale Law School and working in Phoenix when an article about the American Bar...
Drinking alcohol alone can be a warning sign of alcohol abuse. But drinking in stimulating group environments can put people at risk for...
Most cases of anxiety and depression among school-age children are untreated. Among those receiving treatment, prescriptions and counseling...
With bee populations on the decline, researchers have a growing interest in the viruses that may be affecting them. However, with the...
Gas-giant planets orbiting close to other stars have powerful magnetic fields, many times stronger than our own Jupiter, according to a new...
It started out as a typical day at work for ant researcher Christina Kwapich.Like other mornings, she set out before the sun came up to...
Arizona State University announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to build a...
Professor Kenro Kusumi, a genome biologist, has been selected as the new director for Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences,...
Most Americans believe science and religion are incompatible, but a recent study suggests that scientific engagement can actually promote...
Fifty years ago, the Eagle landed.“Man on the moon!” said CBS television news anchor Walter Cronkite, whose exclamation would make for...
The community of viruses is staggeringly vast. Occupying every conceivable biological niche, from searing undersea vents to frigid tundra,...
As the Apollo 11 Lunar Module approached the moon's surface for the first manned landing, commander Neil Armstrong switched off the auto-...
Pardis Mahdavi possesses a deep reservoir of empathy.That quality makes her a perfect fit for her new position as director of Arizona State...
Tamales, churros, raspados, elotes. On the streets of Los Angeles, the hands that serve these dishes from the shade of a vending cart may...
There are a few things in life upon which we can rely, and one of those things is that Phoenix is hot in the summer. But how hot? It’s a...
This summer, Arizona State University religious studies PhD candidate Jamie Edmonds decided to incorporate technology into the final...
Flourishing in spectacular numbers in lakes and ponds around the world, tiny creatures known as Daphnia play an essential role in...
Arizona State University history alumnus Kino Reed regularly teaches O’odham cultural studies and social studies at Salt River High School...
Editor's note: July 3 marked the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year. (For those of us in the Northern...
Ajit Maan, a new professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies and an affiliated faculty member with the Center on the...
Irina Levin, the new director of the Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University, sees a delicate balancing act in her goals....
Astrophysicists know that iron (chemical symbol: Fe) is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, after lightweight elements such...
Honeybees serve as pollinators for the majority of the world’s crops, and their global decline threatens the world’s food supply.However,...
School of Human Evolution and Social Change alumna Sara Becker has one particularly clear memory from her undergraduate years at Arizona...
For Arizona State University alumna Laura Medina, home started out as a shaky concept. She was born in New Mexico and grew up on the...
Editor's note: July 3 marks the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year. (For those of us in the Northern...
Editor's note: July 3 marks the start of "the dog days of summer," the most sweltering days of the year. (For those of us in the Northern...
Ayanna Thompson is the director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University. She is currently...
When an earthquake or a tsunami strikes, aid groups and rescue teams begin assessing emergency needs right away. But other crises are...
The ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission is inviting undergraduate students from any university or community college in the U.S. and its territories...
Along with the fireworks, festivities and barbecues that celebrate the Fourth of July, one of the most moving events to witness is a...
On June 13, the National Academy of Sciences appointed Arizona State University School of Social Transformation Associate Professor Marlon...
Arizona State University senior Monica Orillo has been tackling different parts of the world in her pursuit of a future career in...
Just breathe.If detecting lung infections were as simple as taking a breath, patients with cystic fibrosis would be able to seek treatment...

June

Fifty-six years ago, on a humid Sunday in early May, thousands of African American congregants walked calmly out of the New Pilgrim Baptist...
Meenakshi Wadhwa has looked up her whole life.At the Himalayas, looming over her hometown of Chandigarh in northern India, formed 40 to 50...
It’s hard to imagine what the world looked like millions of years ago. But in Arizona, a journey through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado...
More than 60 high school students from Arizona, California and Texas recently spent a week on the Tempe campus at Arizona State University...
Inspired by movie streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu, an astrophysicist at the Southwest Research Institute developed a technique...
There’s a scene in Season 1, Episode 2 of FX’s acclaimed series "Pose" that chronicles the ballroom culture of New York City in the late '...
Recently, the culture is moving to change transportation habits for both health and environmental benefits. Many people have picked up the...
A decade ago, an Atlas V rocket blazed across a bright and clear Florida sky to mark the 21st century's first major lunar rendezvous....
Do happy, well-functioning families benefit the economy? The government of the United Kingdom wants to know, and they partnered with...
The first week in Washington, D.C., for Arizona State University students participating in the Capital Scholars program feels like a...
During World War II, the U.S. government forced around 120,000 Japanese Americans living on the West Coast out of their homes and into 10...
Israel and the West Bank offered the latest opportunity for students in The College’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership...
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s …OK, maybe we don’t know what it is.That seems to be the case being made by a group of...
William Kiser attended Arizona State University from 2009 to 2016. In those seven years, he earned his master’s degree and PhD in history...
In 1899, when Arizona had not yet gained statehood and Arizona State University was a fledgling institution known as the Tempe Normal...
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has officially evaluated temperature record extremes of 54.0 C (129.2 F) at two locations, one...
When recent graduate Lyndsay Campbell transferred to Arizona State University in 2017, she also started a part-time job. Her work, as the...
A Biodesign Institute research group has received a three-year, $2.3 million grant from NASA to study and characterize the risks posed by...
Arizona State University recently hosted the 38th annual conference for the Sudan Studies Association of North America.The conference, held...
The Arizona State University-led mast-mounted camera system for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, "Mastcam-Z," achieved a major milestone...