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July

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...
As the Apollo 11 Lunar Module approached the moon's surface for the first manned landing, commander Neil Armstrong switched off the...
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...
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...
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...
Astrophysicists know that iron (chemical symbol: Fe) is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, after lightweight elements such...
Irina Levin, the new director of the Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University, sees a delicate balancing act in her goals....
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...
Honeybees serve as pollinators for the majority of the world’s crops, and their global decline threatens the world’s food supply.However,...
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...
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...
Along with the fireworks, festivities and barbecues that celebrate the Fourth of July, one of the most moving events to witness is a...
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...
On June 13, the National Academy of Sciences appointed Arizona State University School of Social Transformation Associate Professor Marlon...

June

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...
Fifty-six years ago, on a humid Sunday in early May, thousands of African American congregants walked calmly out of the New Pilgrim Baptist...
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...
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...
The first week in Washington, D.C., for Arizona State University students participating in the Capital Scholars program feels like a...
Israel and the West Bank offered the latest opportunity for students in The College’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership...
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...
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...
In 1899, when Arizona had not yet gained statehood and Arizona State University was a fledgling institution known as the Tempe Normal...
William Kiser attended Arizona State University from 2009 to 2016. In those seven years, he earned his master’s degree and PhD in history...
When recent graduate Lyndsay Campbell transferred to Arizona State University in 2017, she also started a part-time job. Her work, as the...
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has officially evaluated temperature record extremes of 54.0 C (129.2 F) at two locations, one...
Arizona State University recently hosted the 38th annual conference for the Sudan Studies Association of North America.The conference, held...
A Biodesign Institute research group has received a three-year, $2.3 million grant from NASA to study and characterize the risks posed by...
The Arizona State University-led mast-mounted camera system for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, "Mastcam-Z," achieved a major milestone...
As a transgender woman and first-generation student from the Navajo community of Teec Nos Pos in northeastern Arizona, Arizona State...
Two groundbreaking DNA studies give fresh clues about the ancestry of North American peoples and ancient groups’ migrations across Beringia...
One of the most practical ways to explore strange new worlds in our solar system is to go in the opposite direction: to the bottom of the...
Advances in technology make modern living easier, from improving communication to creating new tools such as the internet and smartphones;...
We all know the meaning of that blue decal with a stick figure person that hangs from rearview mirrors. What we probably don’t know is how...
Women get autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, eight times more than men do. On the other hand...
Arizona State University prides itself on an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to solving some of the world’s most prominent...
Arizona State University’s Institute for Social Science Research recently announced the winners of their spring 2019 poster contest. Among...
For professionals involved in geospatial science — an area of study related to geography — it is standard operating procedure to help...
Athena Aktipis wants brains. Not because she’s a zombie but because she’s been zombi-fied. And so have you.By social media. By stress. By...
Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict has named Tracy Fessenden as the first director of strategic...
Arizona State University founded the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership in 2017 in part to promote civil discourse and...
The Arizona State University charter describes a commitment to linking innovation with the advancement of research and discovery of public...
This past March, Megan Thielges returned to Arizona State University not as an undergraduate chemistry student, but as the keynote speaker...
OncoMyx Therapeutics, the latest biotech spinout company from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, announced today it has raised...
In a recent article by The Arizona Republic, author Karina Bland delves into the pressure to be a "perfect mom." She writes, “Google the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Matt Weber had earned his master’s degree and knew he...
At a swearing-in ceremony early in May, Arizona State University alumna Arlene Chin became the newest member of the Tempe City Council and...
Arizona State University has moved into the top 10 of all universities worldwide for U.S. patents awarded in 2018. The university jumped to...
Alexandria Maese grew up knowing firsthand how international affairs hit home. “My dad is a U.S. Army veteran, and so part of the direction...
A new archaeological site discovered by an international and local team of scientists — including ASU researchers — working in Ethiopia...
Being named an Association for Psychological Science Rising Star and receiving two early career awards, one from the American Educational...

May

Though much has been done over the past few decades to raise awareness about the threat of heart disease, it continues to be the leading...
Bert Hölldobler, Regents’ and Foundation Professor with Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences, recently earned the German...
The rates of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in American youth are all on the rise. But over 90% of proven treatments and...
Wherever animals live together as groups, behavior patterns emerge.In a flight across the world, this is apparent in the square patches of...
Each day, more than 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for opioid use, and more than 130 die from an overdose. Only 20% of the...
Having a conversation is something most of us take for granted. For people with autism, especially children, talking with family or friends...
In 2016, what began as a grassroots effort against the Dakota Access Pipeline drilling project in North Dakota grew into a sweeping...
One of the surest signs that spring has sprung is the abundance of fresh blooms sprouting from greenery everywhere. For that, we have the...
The spring and early summer temperatures in Arizona are perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking and camping. And...
A team of scientists from Arizona State University has taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, by...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.ASU Now caught up with six recent graduates from the...
Some students major in the humanities; others take a humanities class just to check off a general credit. No matter how you end up in a...
Arizona State University Biodesign Institute researcher Hao Yan has been named to Fast Company’s list of “Most Creative People in Business...
The unseasonably temperate weather in the Phoenix metropolitan area this spring may have everyone scratching their heads, but rest assured...
Each year, Arizona State University's Center on the Future of War supports a group of exceptional writers, scholars and thought leaders...
Two Arizona State University professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Jane Buikstra, a Regents' Professor...
Xochitl Arlene Smola, a first-generation college student in Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology, was recently awarded the...
A mammal’s posture while moving, or locomotor posture, plays a key role in how variable the number of vertebrae in its spinal column can be...
In the United States, obesity rates among children ages 2 to 19 years old have skyrocketed from 10% in 1999 to over 18.5% in 2016. This has...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Wendy Caldwell grew up in Hendersonville, Tennessee, home...
A program at Arizona State University is starting undergraduate students on a career path that could lead them to join NASA spaceflight...
One in four adults in the U.S. has a disability —  a condition of the body or mind that makes it more difficult for the person with that...
Arizona State University alumna Shannon Ditto, who is currently studying at the University of Strasbourg in France on a Fulbright...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Sonia Lopez, who graduated with a biological sciences...
On April 23 at 9:09 p.m. local time, residents of Aguas Zarcas, a small town in Costa Rica, saw a large “fireball” in the sky.The reported...
Living in space is going to present problems. Lots of them. Heat. Cold. Radiation. Is the company liable for overtime pay when the ship...
Joseph Conant has planned on joining the U.S. Navy since he was a child. Coming to Arizona State University, he zeroed in on the usual...
Ad spending broke records during the 2018 midterm elections, with placements ranging from local TV to Facebook.Each election cycle brings...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement. Hailing from Sandwich, Massachusetts, a Cape Cod town...
On April 25, Charles G. Ripley III, lecturer in Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies, was the opening speaker...
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Arizona State University has received a $1 million grant from NASA’s Earth Science Division to...
Arizona State University's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies has announced its new director: Richard Amesbury....
It doesn’t take special insight to recognize dog owners love their dogs. A lot. But the latest episode of ASU Now’s Thought Huddle podcast...
Stacey McCreary first enrolled at Arizona State University in 1993 as a self-described “very young” 18-year-old. And while she said she had...
Logan Johnson is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in global studies and Russian within The College of Liberal Arts and...
In fall 2017, the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter took a series of images of the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Andrea Garza, a senior studying psychology and justice...
Scientists know that age and weight are risk factors in the development of cancer. That should mean that whales, which include some of the...
Announced today in Washington, D.C., by Blue Origin, Arizona State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Blue...
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement. Libraries and hip-hop might not seem the most obvious...
Brass, bronze and steel are metal alloys in which the combination of chemical elements — copper and zinc, copper and tin, iron and carbon,...
Frank Smith III arrived at Arizona State University knowing what he planned to be when he grew up.“I joke with my friends that I wanted to...
Arizona State University empowers students to find their places, like the newsroom, the trading floor or the design studio. The three new...
Each year, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University recognizes exceptional teaching that inspires intellectual...
Meet Trilly: The black-and-tan, floppy-eared, 9-year-old Gordon setter may have just made medical history by receiving a shot that may...
In 2010, Tomas Robles found himself in Phoenix with an accounting job he didn’t love and what felt like a troubling political tide he was...
The ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission, a journey to a unique metal world, has been inspiring professional and amateur artists since the...
Tests.We can study for them. We can prep and practice for, cram, pass, fail or ace them.Taking tests is one way students can find out...
Sparky may be Arizona State University’s mascot, but the face that sticks in the minds of many students, both past and present, is that of...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Erika Flores is the oldest of four children, born into a...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.ASU Online student Shauna Hughes has been hard at work...
Editor's note: ASU Now will be updating this story all week with additional photos from the university's various convocations.College of...
Artificial intelligence has made impressive strides.You can ride in a car that drives itself or ask a device in your home to play music or...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.When Brianne Jones was a college junior, she was searching...
On May 6 at the UNESCO world headquarters in Paris, the United Nations released a global assessment on biodiversity as part of the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.When Zach LeBaron was a young child, he would sit on his...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Imagine maintaining a perfect GPA throughout your college...
For Me’lisa Crawford, talking about poop isn’t gross or impolite — it’s an important part of a day’s work. Crawford is an Arizona State...
As part of the largest academic body at Arizona State University, faculty in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences interact with...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Representation matters. It certainly did for Arizona State...
Each year, geographers from around the country and the world gather for the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. Part...
The School of Social Transformation is excited to announce that Pardis Mahdavi has been named its new director.Mahdavi is an accomplished...

April

Arizona State University President’s Professor Ariel Anbar has been selected to receive the 2019 Science Innovation Award from the European...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.In the United States, approximately 8% of women ages 15 to...
A group of students from Arizona State University brought home the trophy from this year’s Southwest Undergraduate Mathematics Research...
Each spring, high school students across the U.S. declare their college decisions, a first major step in carving their future path, and it...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Emily Morris is among the outstanding students awarded a...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Arizona State University doctoral student Katie Alford was...
What makes us who we are and how does that change as we get older?It’s a question Arizona State University College of Health Solutions...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Isaiah Sampson has had his sights set on a career in...
Meilin Zhu, a student at Barrett, The Honors College who will be receiving her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with a concentration in...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Ntombizodwa Makuyana will be graduating in May from...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Sierra Murphy will be graduating in May with not one...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.As a child, Cody Sorce remembers seeing images of turtles...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Juggling work and a toddler is a daunting task. When you...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement. Vanessa Davis chose to attend Arizona State University...
Taryn O’Boyle is a graduating senior in the biochemistry program at The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' School of Molecular Sciences ...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement. For Connor Vuong, a senior in The College of Liberal Arts...
Arizona State University representatives from across campuses attended a symposium April 17–18 in Phoenix to gain insight into the veteran...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Mary “Katie” Kennedy is a model of undergraduate...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Cheyenne Piepmeyer is a self-proclaimed go-getter, and her...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Elana Quint grew up asking the big questions. It starts...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Keziah Ampadu-Siaw struggled to find a degree that was...
The shot clock reads 0:05 in Game 7. Two players — one in yellow, the other red — hurtle towards the edge of the court, hands outstretched...
Professor and cosmochemist Meenakshi Wadhwa has been selected as the new director for Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.In today’s fraught political climate, when newsfeeds...
A third of all Americans have difficulty sleeping, and many of them turn to melatonin supplements to catch some Zs. However, scientists don...
The 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony hosted by Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences was held on Monday, April 22, at Old Main...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Not only is Jackson Kellogg graduating from Arizona State...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Abigail Duarte’s journey at The College of Liberal Arts...
As part of Arizona State University’s efforts to advance sustainability education for K–12 students, a faculty-led student group created a...
Cindi SturtzSreetharan was driving her daughter home from school when her daughter asked, “Do you think my thighs look fat?” The child was...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.It’s not every day a superstar in your field of study...
This Tuesday, April 23, marks the inaugural Arizona State University Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, an event that allows students...
Dragonglass is a valuable material in the “Game of Thrones” franchise — but its real-world counterpart, obsidian, has been prized, gathered...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Depression and anxiety disorders affect almost 20% of the...
More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, according to the United Nations. That’s just shy of 4 billion people. By 2045,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Sarah Dillon, who will be receiving her master’s degree in...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.David Ackerman chose to attend Arizona State University...
Peter W. Singer, a new professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies, was in Tempe this semester to begin filming for...
There have been five mass extinctions in the history of the Earth. But in the 21st century, scientists now estimate that society must...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Aira Valera, a family and human development major in the T...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.For Paula Kibuka Musoke, college has been about pushing...
The acronym DOWM is a trope many scholars of Western canon are familiar with. It refers to the argument that the body of literature, music...
James P. Collins, professor with Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences, was recently awarded the Henry S. Fitch Award for...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Bailey Reynolds chose to attend Arizona State University...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.As an Arizona native, Alexa Drew had always planned on...
Through their generous philanthropic investments, Leo and Annette Beus have already made a lasting ASU impact. They have changed the face...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Before Alex Miller even began kindergarten, his mom would...
Studying online takes more than a laptop and a comfortable desk chair. Students have to be self-motivated, organized, and yes, even willing...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Have you ever wondered how infants convert a bunch of...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Graduating senior Chiara Hommel has interests stretching...
The NASA Psyche Mission is a journey to a unique metal world called Psyche, an asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter. The...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Cami Mcintire, a family and human development major in the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Graduating Arizona State University student Kimberly...
Scientists have found the remains of what they believe to be a new species of ancient hominin, Homo luzonensis, on the Philippine island...
On March 31, 1995, trailblazing Mexican American Tejano musician Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was shot to death by the president of her fan...
Arizona State University Professor Hal Smith has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science...
Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, largely affects movement and causes irreversible neuronal damage. It may start with a...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Spanish Professor Cynthia Tompkins knew there was...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Senior communication major in the Hugh Downs School of...
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University has formed a National Board of Counselors to advise the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Alexandria Paterson’s desire to have a positive impact on...
On Tuesday, May 7, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from...
Oct. 1, 2019, is almost 50 years to the day since a precocious assistant professor named Alexandra Navrotsky started her independent career...
A tiny piece of the building blocks from which comets formed has been discovered inside a primitive meteorite. The discovery by a Carnegie...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.“I think it’s really important that anyone that has gone...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.What’s most remarkable about graduating English major Erin...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Avery Underwood heard her mom say it her entire life: It’s...
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has just awarded the 2019 Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography to ASU Emeritus Regents' Professor...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Water and earth are two driving forces in Rosemary Huck's...
The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) at Arizona State University recognizes graduate and professional students who...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.She had the passion, but not the know-how.Brittany-Rose...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement. Brandon Favre’s inspiration to study genetic engineering...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.When Anna Wanless was growing up, her Sun Devil parents...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.Paris Masek is graduating from Arizona State University...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.A first-generation college student, George Brusch...
Arizona State University alumnus Dan Shilling considers himself a good example of somebody whose life was changed by the humanities.A self-...
Dan Fellner, faculty affiliate with the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies in The College of Liberal Arts and...
The U.S.-Mexico border is a complicated mosaic of unpredictable policies and shifting economic tides. A patchwork of man-made and natural...
Arizona State University's Graduate and Professional Student Association recently announced winners from six different award categories....
If you had asked Patrick Brooks 15 years ago where he would be today, he never would have said he'd be a philosopher.But Brooks graduated...
When you search online for “CTE and NFL,” you’ll find a list of 54 professional football players who have died and were diagnosed with the...
For most people, the thought of Greece may elicit images of sandy beaches and beautiful buildings cascading toward the shore, but for Matei...
Voices speaking in dozens of languages ring out, offering their appreciation: “Čestitam" (Slovenian). "Gratuluję” (Polish). "Поздравляю" (...
When speaking with young writers, Chicana essayist, playwright and poet Cherríe Moraga has a perennial piece of wisdom — for an authentic...
At-home DNA test kits are exploding in popularity. So much so that experts expect more than 100 million people’s DNA will be part of...
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017, then stalled over Texas for three days as a tropical storm. The Category 4 storm claimed...
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 1777. At the end of a daylong battle, George Washington’s right flank has completely collapsed. British troops...
An arrest in the decades-old Golden State Killer case.A Chinese scientist creating the first gene-edited twin baby girls.DNA is clearly...
Angelica Berner is one of 2019's new class of Brooke Owens Fellows.The “Brookies,” as they are affectionately called, are exceptional...
On April 27, 1994, just four years after spending nearly three decades in prison, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s new leader in the...
This coming football season, the Arizona Cardinals will take social media breaks every 20 minutes during meetings. While Head Coach Kliff...
America has lost the “owner’s manual” to democracy and must focus on restoring civics education to the next generation to reclaim it,...
On March 29, Arizona State University’s School of Politics and Global Studies hosted a daylong, nonpartisan training — called Elect Her —...
Once, wolves roamed free in great numbers across the deserts, arboreal forests, grasslands and Arctic tundra of the continental U.S. Today...
Of the estimated more than 4 million dogs that end up in animal shelters each year, about half a million are euthanized. To increase the...
Kristy Dohnel grew up in a small town of around 4,000 people; she lived in a mobile home on a 100-acre ranch. From little Bishop,...
Dale Snyder discovered her love of seashells while living on isolated beaches as a Navy wife in the 1970s.In retirement, she has become a...
The success of illegal drug trafficking through wider and wider swaths of Central America is a consequence of law enforcement activity to...
Editor’s note: Winter is coming. As are spoilers. But to be fair, the show has been out since 2011, so if you think this has a happy ending...
From hip-hop to fashion and narrative art to indigenous urban pop culture: The seventh annual Phoenix Indian Center Youth Leadership Day on...
A unique center officially opens on April 3 at Arizona State University, housed within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of...
Beginning about 60,000 years ago, our species spread across the world occupying a wider range of habitats than any other species. Humans...

March

Sports is a microcosm of the racial and gender issues facing society, and it often serves as the vehicle for change, according to several...
Hwæt. “Beowulf: A Tale of Monsters and Men” arrives at Arizona State University in an award-winning performance with harp by Chris...
White supremacists, misogynists and alt-right groups have occupied space on the internet and social media channels for nearly a decade. ...
When Connor Vuong, a senior in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, first applied to join the ASU Academic...
Does instant access to huge amounts of information help or hinder how we determine what is real? What impact does social media have on how...
When Arizona State University alumna Elaissia Sears was sworn in as a justice of the peace for the West Mesa Justice Court this January,...
“Space is compelling,” understated astronaut Cady Coleman at the end of her inaugural lecture at Arizona State University as the new Global...
Arizona State University’s Center of Global Discovery and Conservation Science (GDCS) is entering into a partnership with the Lenfest Ocean...
Some 1.7 billion people are speaking or learning English around the world today, a number expected to hit 2 billion by 2020. As demand for...
Arizona State University today announced that it has joined forces with Planet, a San Francisco-based Earth-imaging company, as its first...
Arizona State University's Emerge, a festival of futures, interweaves art, science and technology to explore the future in evocative ways....
When it comes to climate change and carbon reduction, Susanne Neuer is thinking small — extremely small.The Arizona State University...
When ASU President Michael Crow signaled to the university community with the launch of the Global Sport Institute in 2017 that sport...
In 2016, the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University embarked on a journey to change how biochemistry could be taught and...
Leigh McLean, an assistant research professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, was recently awarded almost $1....
The string of volcanoes in the Cascades Arc, ranging from California’s Mount Lassen in the south to Washington’s Mount Baker in the north,...
Sustainability shouldn’t only be taught within the walls of universities. It should also be an integral part of kindergarten through high...
How a queen bee achieves her regal status that elevates her from her sterile worker sisters has been a long-standing question for...
In front of a sold-out crowd of 800 community leaders, business executives and ASU alumni on March 20, the 2019 Founders’ Day celebrated...
A team of Arizona State University scientists has been using the latest space technology, combined with ground measurements, to assess the...
Nietzsche and Kelly Clarkson have it wrong: What doesn’t kill you might not make you stronger.And that is OK, according to Arizona State...
The central goal of nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials on an atomic or molecular scale, especially to build microscopic...
Any scientist who has struggled to analyze their data is familiar with the situation: sitting in front of the computer, searching the...
The combination of “data” and “statistics” might not sound exciting, but careers relying on data and statistics are projected to grow by 30...
The ASU Alumni Association Founders’ Day awards program honors the pioneering spirit of the institution’s founders and celebrates the...
Recent political climates at home and abroad may leave many feeling increasingly insecure about the future of democracy.Our phones, TVs,...
For the first time, a team of scientists has isolated and measured the weak force between protons and neutrons within the nucleus of an...
These days, it’s not uncommon for students to complete two bachelor’s degrees at the same time, but a new cohort of students arriving at...
There are two narratives in climate change right now. One is the day-to-day drumbeat of news stories, usually a new scientific study, and...
Mary Doyle and Karissa Greving Mehall, co-directors of the MAS-MFT program in Arizona State University’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social...
Have you heard the one about the aliens and the pyramids? Or what about the technologically advanced but tragically lost city of Atlantis?...
Editor's note: This profile is part of a series showcasing alumni of the School of Molecular Sciences.Kaitlyn Mandigo graduated from...
Most often when we think of glass, we think of the panes in our windows and the dishes on our tables. And most of us feel we have a basic...
Biomolecules, such as DNA and proteins, are not static structures. They undergo complex conformational changes that are essential to their...
Editor's note: This profile is part of a series showcasing alumni of the School of Molecular Sciences.Regaled with tales of science during...
Editor's note: This profile is part of a series showcasing alumni of the School of Molecular Sciences.Ryan Muller graduated from ASU in...
Do you change the channel when you see an ad for the Gardasil vaccine? Maybe you are a man and don’t think you are at risk of acquiring...
For 18 years, Arizona State University’s Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) has been orbiting Mars onboard NASA’s Mars Odyssey...
Tyler Rockwood is finishing up his 4+1 master’s degree in biochemistry and medicinal chemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences at...
An image of a dirt road and boxy houses hangs in Maria Cruz-Torres’ office at Arizona State University. She snapped the photo in a village...
Editor's note: This profile is part of a series on outstanding School of Earth and Space Exploration alumni.Cassie Collins earned her...
If you’ve returned from spring break in a panic because you haven’t yet made your fall 2019 class selections, we can help.The Department of...
In 2002, “The Pianist” took home an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. It told the story of Jewish composer Władysław Szpilman and the...
Editor's note: This profile is part of a series on outstanding School of Earth and Space Exploration alumni.William “Billy” Merino...
Recently, at ASU Day at the Capitol, School of Politics and Global Studies alumna Ana Licona reflected on experiences that led her to...
After beginning her time at Arizona State University on a journey cycling from Flagstaff to Tempe, it was only fitting that Mia Armstrong...
Mamie Locke was the first African-American woman to be elected mayor of Hampton, Virginia. Since 2004, Locke has served as a member of the...
Editor's note: This profile is part of a series on outstanding School of Earth and Space Exploration alumni.Ángel García recently earned...
Compared with other animals, chimpanzees show tremendous variation across groups in their behavior — from the types of tools they use in...
Avid hikers know to be cautious of plants with leaves made up of three leaflets if they are red in the spring or fall. Parents worldwide...
The Force is strong not only in "Star Wars" lore but also as a fundamental property in physics. For example, scientists can put two...
Arizona State University graduate student Glenn Randall was recently awarded a research fellowship to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (...
Among the zoo of biomolecules essential to life, proteins are the most startlingly varied and versatile.These complex structures, generated...
The 18th annual Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival, held at Arizona State University Feb. 22–24, featured workshops, panels,...

February

What do tiny specks of silicon carbide stardust, found in meteorites and older than the solar system, have in common with pairs of aging...
Shiv Shah is a scientist first and foremost. And he looks every bit the part, clad in a white coat, seated behind a microscope, peering...
Today, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences boasts the most students, courses and — as of fiscal year 2018 — the most externally funded...
Whether used to decipher an ancient culture or connect with the people around us, language is a cornerstone of societies around the world....
Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park.If you live in Arizona...
David Kilcullen, a new professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies, was in Tempe this February to film a lecture for...
The World Health Organization is targeting neurological diseases as one of the greatest threats to public health. In industrialized...
For Adisa Podrug, an alumna of Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, justice was a concept learned early on.  ...
Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. In 1908, President...
Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. “For each man sees...
Oxygen in the form of the oxygen molecule (O2), produced by plants and vital for animals, is thankfully abundant in Earth’s atmosphere and...
The final Open Door event introduced visitors to everything from rescue robots to healthy eating. More than a hundred activities awaited...
Boasting a bevy of Gila monsters, horny toads, chuckwallas and ring-tailed cats, the iconic Buckhorn Baths Motel in Mesa, Arizona, was once...
Growing up in East Los Angeles, Erika Camacho, an associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State...
An English master’s student, a business sophomore and an urban planning undergrad walk into a classroom. There is no punchline here, and...
Frank McManamon is an archaeologist who has devoted his career to guiding policy in a way that balances concerns about sensitive tribal...
A specialized program at ASU has trained nearly 200 students who have entered the workforce in careers that have a positive and profound...
Arizona State University’s Assistant Professor Petr Sulc of the School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute recently...
A volunteer working with the NASA-led Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf — an old Earth-...
Sit in on any WWI history class in U.S. schools today and you probably won’t hear much about the American occupation of Germany that...
David King, assistant professor in Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, examines the connection...
It isn’t every day the humanities and sciences combine their research, but when they do something new is created and explored. Such will be...
“A lot of students think we’re just going to talk about art and aesthetics, but I challenge them to think about the cultural importance of...
Earlier this month, Arizona State University hosted the Geoscience Alliance, the nation's leading organization devoted to promoting...
Tucked away somewhere, in the annals of many a university’s research archives, are the theses of the students of yesteryear. Grand ideas,...
The Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards bring attention to a crucial component of graduate education — the many hours...
NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the...
Last chance.The words jumped off the page.And for senior Nicholas Ambus, those words turned into the chance of a lifetime. As a freshman at...
Professor Brian Rasley (ASU Class of ‘82) remembers clearly a conversation he had with Professor Ted Brown: Rasley told Brown he wasn’t...
It's common knowledge that rabbit populations are not easily controlled — they reproduce swiftly, and as a result, they have a severe...
“What is the language we need to live right now?”That’s the question Arizona State University poet Natalie Diaz posed to an audience of...
Behind Greg Chase's bright, helpful smile is an Arizona State University psychology student who is determined to make a difference.Chase is...
Valentine’s Day is upon us, and that means chocolate.Before you take that first delectable bite to satisfy your sweet tooth, you might want...
For Sister Donna Moses, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, a certificate, an associate degree, two bachelor’s degrees,...
Exemplifying Arizona State University’s commitment to innovation and impact, four faculty members have been named Senior Members of the...
Ellie Perez, an alumna of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, was born in Veracruz, Mexico. But since...
Hispanic and Latino youth are more likely to drink alcohol at a younger age than their African-American and non-Hispanic Caucasian peers,...
In the midst of increasing chaos caused by climate change, from devastating hurricanes to deadly polar vortexes, the literary genre of...
When Arizona State University alumna Lynn Robinson had the chance to give back to her alma mater, her first thought was William Fabricius...
Since 1988, Arizona State University has participated in the national NASA Space Grant Program that is designed to provide STEM...
The dominating performances by nine African-American male track athletes in the 1936 Olympics was an inspiration for those who followed...
Scientists from Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences, in collaboration with colleagues from Albert Einstein College of...
Fear. Anxiety. Hope. Desire. Love. Anger. Guilt. Grief. These are just a few of the emotions universal to our human experience.But why some...
"Animal House" and "Van Wilder" are fictional accounts of college, yet the role alcohol plays in these two film comedies is rooted in...
Honeybees frequently make international news, as their global decline threatens the world’s food supply. Since honeybees pollinate the...
When Reyna Montoya first moved to Mesa, Arizona, in 2003, it was hard to feel at home.Violence had forced her family from Tijuana, Mexico,...
Leigh McLean of Arizona State University’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics was recently awarded a nearly *$1.4...
Sarah Allen Gershon returned to Arizona State University, this time not as a student defending her dissertation, but as an honored alumnus...
Before becoming the first trained anthropologist to helm the American Anthropological Association, Ed Liebow got his start at Arizona State...
Drylands account for 40 percent of the Earth’s surface. They are home to 30 percent of the people, including some of the most vulnerable,...
The public lecture Oxford Professor Jonathan Bate delivered Tuesday night at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix, cheekily titled "The End...
Each year at Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, alumni, community members and other supporters contribute to...
For those who study humanity, it’s tough to get the big picture if they limit themselves to the culture, history and environment of just...
A new partnership between the Office of Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and the U.S. Army Department of Military Science at Arizona...
You could say Stewart Fotheringham is where he is now because of a dogged preoccupation with that perennial question of the human condition...
A collection of miniature artist’s books and a limited-edition English translation of poetry by a child Holocaust victim are now available...
Arizona State University Professor Donald L. Fixico doesn’t like surprises, especially when they involve a boss.Last October, he was...

January

On Thursday night, explorers gave a first report of a new land.A packed house at Arizona State University heard the first details of the...
ASU Library has announced that four Arizona State University students have been selected to attend three days of seminars and research at...
In preparation for its annual meeting, the American Association of Geographers has named its 2019 Fellows. Included in this year’s honors...
On Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted that Democrats are becoming the “party of late-term abortion.” The contentious issue took up...
When we think of life on Earth, we might think of individual examples ranging from animals to bacteria. When astrobiologists study life,...
A clever use of nonscience engineering data from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has let a team of researchers, including an Arizona State...
As a global studies and linguistics double major, senior Karina Alonso has grown accustomed to learning about the world through her classes...
As many as 30 to 50 percent of adults experienced abuse or neglect when they were children. Such abuse can lead to physical and mental...
The NASA Psyche Mission is a journey to a unique metal world called Psyche, an asteroid in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The...
The challenge of Alzheimer’s disease is hard for the patient, painful for the family and, in many ways, still baffling for researchers....
Editor's note: This profile is part of a series of profiles showcasing students in the School of Molecular Sciences.Gabriel Juarez is a...
Editor's note: This profile is part of a series of profiles showcasing students in the School of Molecular Sciences.Humza Zubair is a...
In an academic field where female researchers comprise a talented minority, two professors from Arizona State University's School of...
Editor's note: This profile is part of a series of profiles showcasing students in the School of Molecular SciencesCharlie Amador is a...
After a 35-year career as an Air Force officer, NASA scientist and astronaut for missions aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space...
Wanting to lose weight or get the best deal are not the only influences on what people buy at the grocery store: Religious and moral...
In his human development theory, the late psychoanalyst Erik Erikson called the seventh of eight life stages the generativity phase, a term...
Depending on who you ask, happiness can be a lot of things.The Dalai Lama might tell you that happiness is the practice of compassion.A...
Gaymon Bennett explores modernity’s role in contemporary religion and biotechnology. He says innovation requires soul work, which, in turn...
Steven Corman, a professor at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University, was honored with a Patriot Award in...
Why does your co-worker drive a flashy car? Why do people make art? Are there any common threads in what makes people fall in love or feel...
Fitness goals are typically at the forefront of New Year’s resolutions for many Americans. A recent study from Arizona State University...
Arizona State University’s Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda and Assistant Professor Matthias Heyden, both of the School of Molecular Sciences,...
Earning a college degree can be a crucial step toward life success. But some Arizona State University students want more — they are earning...
Knowing who needs to be where, on what day and at what time. Buying a bigger pair of pants before a child outgrows what is currently...
Talking, listening and connecting: They’re the three pillars of Arizona State University’s Project Humanities, and there were plenty of...
A Mars-orbiting camera designed and controlled at Arizona State University is the key ingredient in a project that will place a giant map...
Arizona State University Professor Neal A. Lester agrees with poet Maya Angelou’s words: “We are more alike, my friends, than we are...
On a February morning in 1998, tragedy struck the Bailey family and Arizona State University. A van carrying members of the Geography Club...
He was a civil rights activist and academic.The son of a Native American who taught at an all-black college.A bold demonstrator in the...
People who are severely injured in the upper extremities may experience nerve damage that impairs motor function from shoulder to hand....
For many years, there existed among scholars of the medieval and Renaissance periods the old chestnut that those were the times before the...
Fluvial landscapes and the availability of water are of paramount importance for human safety and socioeconomic growth. Hydrologists know...
One of the most important large-scale artworks in the world sits in the desert of northern Arizona, where artist James Turrell has spent...
In his poem “Song of Myself,” Walt Whitman wrote: “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”For Arizona...
Everyone can be an explorer — that’s the goal of Arizona State University’s NASA-funded digital teaching network, “Infiniscope.” This...
Internationally acclaimed honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., emeritus provost of Arizona State University and University of...
If a scientific finding cannot be replicated, can it be true? The replication of experimental findings is a crucial part of the scientific...
Most of us think of cybersecurity and biology as distinct areas of study. To better understand how we might apply principles of immunology...
Combining the artistic space of a traditional residency with the teaching and professionalization of an academic fellowship, the Virginia G...
Postpartum bleeding is the world’s leading cause of death for women during and after childbirth, and the third-leading cause in the United...
For Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama, his love of science began in childhood. Curious to know what made a mechanical watch...
In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Institute explore a safe and simple treatment for one of the most devastating and perplexing...
From an early age, Nick Stephanopoulos was curious about the world around him. The love of science and the “what if’s” — and a father who...
The work of ASU archaeologists has been in the spotlight thanks to the Phoenix Art Museum’s current exhibition "Teotihuacan: City of Water...
A prominent British biographer, broadcaster, eco-critic and Shakespearean is visiting Arizona State University this spring to elevate...
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Arizona State University's Tempe campus, the Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory analyzes samples from...
The World Health Organization estimates roughly 47 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia. By 2050, that number is...
Nature has made extravagant use of a simple molecule — DNA, the floor plan of all earthly life.Inventive researchers have used the same...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. Marianna Kaneris, an Arizona...
Music or a painting that catches your breath and makes you see the world in a new way. Looking up at the vast red cliffs of Zion, across...
Putting mortarboards on Native Americans has historically been a challenge for colleges and universities.Indigenous peoples’ pathways to...
Arizona State University sustainability scientists Rimjhim Aggarwal and Ariel Anbar were recently awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations...
Poachers are still making headlines as the demand for rhinos, elephants, tigers and other endangered animals remains strong. Climate change...
Jane Jackson was the first woman to receive her PhD in physics at Arizona State University. This month she celebrates 25 years working with...
Arizona and Zimbabwe are at opposite ends of the alphabet, and traveling from one to the other really has been a trip from A to Z for...
2018

December

Arizona State University has no shortage of students who are passionate about changing the world, and many have launched startups and...
speech (/spēCH/), a formal address or discourse delivered to an audience, or what ASU business student Lauren Barney calls confidence...
From the dusk of the drive-in to the dawn of the login, America’s movie-watching journey has traversed a twisty plot of romance, drama,...
Each year, millions of Americans commit to changing something in the New Year, like making better financial decisions, improving their...
Researchers across the country are looking for ways to successfully find the pieces to the biological puzzle of diseases like cancer and...
Continuing on its path as a rapidly growing research enterprise, Arizona State University reported $545 million in research expenditures...
With entire social media handles dedicated to the genre, today’s epic stories of animal connections enjoy an easy ride to internet fame....
Given the enormous attention recently trained on a Chinese scientist who performed a gene-editing experiment on human twins, interest in...
The Institute for Social Science Research at Arizona State University has awarded seed-grant money to Professor Pauline Hope Cheong at the...
As Arizona State University senior sustainability scientists Nalini Chhetri and Netra Chhetri know, some educational experiences are more...
Arizona State University graduate student Shantel Marekera has been awarded the 2019 Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and perhaps most...
While scientists and engineers are essential to the success of a space mission, artists also play an increasingly pivotal role, providing a...
Just two years ago, 31 teenagers died by suicide in the East Valley. Teen suicide is not just localized to large cities like Phoenix; it is...
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are 2,220,300 Americans in U.S. federal and state prisons and county jails. Over...
The study of religion is becoming more prominent as countries around the world continue to connect with one another. Religion plays a large...
We all know the scene in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where Indiana Jones narrowly escapes a giant rolling boulder, and at one point or...
Can you solve this cipher?"tdehahrtmitehriiscm."About 100 students arrived early on Saturday, Nov. 17, to try to do just that. They teamed...
Do you make resolutions every New Year's but find by February or March that those goals start to disappear from focus? You’re not alone. U....
Over the past 65 years, global literacy has increased by 4 percent every five years, but the poorest countries still have large percentages...
Everyone has a story, and everyone has the voice to tell it.That was the advice given by Arizona State University English Professor James...
Ernst Bauer, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the Physics Department, has been recognized for his lifelong work and his...
What are the best holiday gingerbread houses made of? Sugar and spice and engineering advice.Early this month, to spark some holiday cheer...
Though holiday traditions may vary between countries and cultures, no festive gathering would be complete without that most ubiquitous...
The 2019 Roebling Medal, the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America for outstanding original research in mineralogy, is...
A key discovery on the birth of stars and unexpected conditions in the early universe by Arizona State University cosmologist Judd Bowman...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. For Angelica Berner, a negative...
Connor Sheehan, a professer at ASU's T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, shares insights from his recent study on sleep...
Arizona Supreme Court Justice John R. Lopez believes college students interested in a law career don’t get enough face time with the...
A hit comedy series that helped to shape the image of the modern-day woman has been adopted into a gender studies class at Arizona State...
Aim high, set lofty goals and work hard to reach them is the advice Marine veteran and Arizona State University PhD student Nicholas Sisco...
Space is daunting in its enormity and tantalizing in its mysteries, and missions to explore those mysteries are audacious and ambitious....
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, newly arrived at asteroid Bennu, has found strong spectral evidence that the asteroid's rocks have undergone...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2018 here.When the recession hit in...
With only seven months left in the U.S. Navy, Arizona State University undergraduate Adam Villanova is elated and grateful as he comes to...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. Netanya "Tanya" Quino likes to...
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. For religious studies graduate...
Some people learn about what’s going on in the world around them by turning on cable news or scrolling through their Twitter feed. This...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. Megan Hodges grew up on her...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.For as long as she can remember,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. Reed Bjorklund has spent the...
By age 60, one in three American women have had a hysterectomy. Though hysterectomy is a prevalent and routine surgery, the removal of the...
Whether it’s the smartphone in your pocket or the Fitbit on your wrist, most of us don’t think twice about the working parts behind the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. Adwa Alhatlan loves biology and...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. “Being a leather-clad,...
An international team of researchers led by Arizona State University planetary scientist David Williams has created the first global...
Our Milky Way Galaxy has hundreds of billions of stars and is more than 100,000 light-years across. So how do you pick your favorite star?...
Clint Penick is feeling a little “antsy” about his new project — in the excited way one might feel about opening a holiday gift.Penick, an...
 Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. Darian Takase always knew she...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. There were times Kara Barron...
In the late 1990s, the University of Pennsylvania had a problem: The neighborhood surrounding the university was unsafe. Parents didn’t...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. Soleil Wallen-Balmir, a first-...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates. Diana Francis always knew she...
In the summer of 2002, when Michael Crow became president of Arizona State University, he set about restructuring the university in a way...
Arizona State University research technician and Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z calibration engineer Andy Winhold waited patiently on the loading dock...
Arizona State University’s Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) recently announced the winners of their prestigious 2018...
Perceptive residents of downtown Phoenix may already be aware of the latest mural to crop up in the city’s ever-growing collection. Located...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.When Aidan Schneider moved from...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Graduating doctoral student Matt...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Graduating Arizona State...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Stephanie Brians has been a...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Melinda Weaver found a soulmate....
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.What do you do when school doesn’...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Originally from Katy, Texas, Cera...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Michelle “Mickee" Engl knew she...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Hailing from the tiny town of...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Originally from a small town in...

November

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Kat Nicolopoulos originally chose...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.In a sterling example to her...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.A passion for working with...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.In addition to coursework, Thato...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.As Allyson Shaw reflects on her...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Laura Rocha knew by the time she...
Thousands of Americans every year contribute their time and abilities to communities around the world through service in the Peace Corps....
Saying yes to an opportunity can open doors in your life that you didn’t know existed. This is especially true for Arizona State University...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates.Unlike many students, Fabiola...
A new era for humanity has unexpectedly arrived in the form of gene-edited twins.On the eve of the second International Summit on Human...
Resistant strains of bacteria pose a serious threat to the security of our global health system. As more and more bacteria develop...
Social and behavioral science has a bias problem, argues Arizona State University Professor Daniel Hruschka in The Conversation.“The vast...
Matthew Jernstedt felt nervous before entering the room where he would be interviewed by a three-person panel for the prestigious Thomas R...
One way to describe Matthew Dietz is busy.He is pursuing a dual major in biochemistry and kinesiology with a minor in general business and...
There’s a big difference between a migrant, who’s primarily angling to enter the United States to make more money, and a refugee, who is...
In the latest ASU KEDtalk, Christy Till, an assistant professor in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, tells...
Philip Robertson has come a long way from Rocky Valley, Iowa, and has tackled many challenges while pursuing his master’s degree in history...
Despite significant advances in cancer research, the disease continues to exact a devastating toll. Because cancer is a disease of the body...
The annual Tempe Writing and Cover Design contest, now in its fifth year, again invites ASU students from all majors and campuses in...
From Prescott, Arizona, to the United Kingdom, K’Tera Bartels has taken history with her everywhere. She has always been fascinated with...
Africa harbors the greatest diversity of large-bodied mammals today, though this was not always the case. As recently as 50,000 years ago,...
An extremely rare, first-edition copy of a 17th-century literary work by one of the world’s most fascinating female writers has found a...
Matthew Jernstedt is a student at Arizona State University studying political science. With the help of the Undergraduate Travel Support...
An extremely rare, first-edition copy of a 17th-century literary work by one of the world’s most fascinating female writers has found a...
Imagine feeding your pigs, tending your cabbage and collecting your eggs — all before heading to class.Arizona State University Associate...
Every year at Arizona State University, one program works to bring students from different universities and even countries together to...
Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute, co-hosted a lively and innovative symposium Nov. 9, greeting the...
Halloween and its abundance of candy for most people signals a months-long slide into "I can eat whatever I want" and calories be damned...
“If you put your problems in a bag, would you take your own or someone else’s?” That’s the question freshman student Taylor Zimelman’s...
Each year, over 4 million dogs enter animal shelters in the United States. Less than 20 percent of these dogs are reclaimed by their owners...
Until humans can find a way to geoengineer ourselves out of the climate disaster we’ve created, we must rely on natural carbon sinks, such...
If you’ve been tempted lately to pull a Jughead and draw pupils on your closed eyelids to catch a few extra Z’s in your morning meetings,...
The Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association recently held their annual conference, during which members from Arizona State...
In recent years, talk of border security, child separation, caravans of migrants and building — or not building — “the wall” has dominated...
Margot Plunkett is a bubbly freshman studying English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.A participant of the Early Start program...
Hinsby Cadillo-Quiroz, a microbiologist and associate professor with Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences, has received a...
Arizona State University School of Molecular Sciences Regents’ Professor of chemistry and biochemistry C. Austen Angell has received the...
Regents’ Professors are the elite of the academic world. To be awarded the distinction, scholars must be full professors, with outstanding...
Forget everything you thought you knew about drag. “It’s not (about) gender. Drag is everything; whatever you can imagine,” said local...
During World War II, cartoons, posters and screwball comedies were just as deadly as panzers and Thunderbolts.And they unified the troops...
Arizona State University celebrates innovation every day. Once a year, the state of Arizona shines a light on those who do it best. This...
For Arizona State University’s Dmitry Matyushov, professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Department of Physics, years of...
It’s official: Arizona is now a battleground state. This, according to Margie Omero, one half of the “The Pollsters” podcast duo rounded...
The near-term future of Earth is one of a warming planet, as urban expansion and greenhouse gas emissions stoke the effects of climate...
Five Arizona State University faculty members have been named President’s Professors, an honor that recognizes faculty who have made...
Military personnel are often thought of as strong, adaptable and resilient men and women who make great sacrifices to protect our country....
Where did Earth's global ocean come from? A team of Arizona State University geoscientists led by Peter Buseck, Regents' Professor in ASU’s...
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy...
“Honey, where’s Mom?”“Count to 10 and I’ll be there shortly.”This simple exchange is an example of how an Amazon Echo Dot app, known as a...
NCAA college basketball rarely makes it to the far reaches of the Navajo Nation. But this weekend, the Arizona State University women’s...
Arizona State University has a secret weapon: Distinguished military leaders who have served at the highest levels at home and abroad...
Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero once said, “We study history not to be clever in another time, but to be wise always.”Studying...
Pursuing a graduate degree can be daunting to many in today’s world. Between finding the funds, time and energy, the dream of continued...
There is a problem with the set of tools social scientists use to study human behavior.Trusted questionnaires and visual aids, they’re...
Judging by the success of Duolingo, Rosetta Stone and Babbel, tech-based language-learning is here to stay. But can we truly harness...
If they weren’t so humble, active-duty Army Capts. Natalie and Ed Mallue could serve as the face of a major beer label’s advertising...
You’re making spaghetti for a dinner party, but you’ve forgotten mushrooms, onions and Parmesan. You need one of your friends to hit the...
Arizona State University's Alexandra Ros has received the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies Innovation Award...
Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will compete for the third annual flag football tournament title to honor America’s service members...
In Burkina Faso, the government is considering using genetically modified mosquitoes in hopes of eradicating malaria. In Nantucket,...

October

Tempe Town Lake has been a part of the city's landscape for over 19 years, and Hilairy Hartnett's lab has been measuring and collecting...
Three accomplished individuals are being recognized for bringing honor to their alma mater, Arizona State University. They’ve pushed for...
Words do matter, especially to adolescents.New research shows that crude, vulgar or offensive talk — even among friends in private — can...
For many students, deciding where to attend school and what to study can take serious deliberation.For Charles "Spike" Lawrence, who...
Matt Bell knows the importance of a sense of place. A native of Hemlock, Michigan, a small community about two hours outside Detroit, the...
Originally, alumna Nikki Halle’s plan was to stay close to home and attend Michigan State with all of her friends. But then her father sat...
Melanie Katzman was born curious and said she always planned to study psychology.During her undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania,...
Arizona State University Associate Professor Natalie Diaz has been named the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary...
The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter has used its High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) to make a mosaic image of Greeley Crater...
What causes some adolescents to thrive while other teenagers struggle with substance abuse and mental health? Through years of research,...
You may think of Bugs Bunny and Donald Duck as the lovable cartoon characters you grew up watching in Sunday morning cartoons. But...
The game of baseball unfolds slowly, over nine innings and over the course of three hours or more — and yet it can reach a critical...
Martin Pasqualetti, professor with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, was recognized this weekend as a distinguished...
It happens all too often each summer: Yet another litany of weekend shootings in Chicago appears in the news.A new Arizona State University...
Fifty years after his shocking protest against racism on the medal podium at the Olympics in Mexico City, John Carlos has seen the vicious...
Imagine a renaissance city where revolutionary ideas in urban planning, politics, economy, ecology and the arts all arose at the same time...
In 2000, duck hunters found the body of a young woman near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Her remains were badly decomposed, but she had long...
Scientists at Arizona State University are celebrating their recent success on the path to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders...
Between rising temperatures, melting glaciers and intense hurricanes, climate change not only has long-term effects but is impacting our...
With new technology, astronomers are entering a golden age, witnessing cosmological phenomena as never before.It’s paved the way for Nobel...
Most archaeological fieldwork in the U.S. is federally mandated for historic preservation. That means that the agencies doing that...
In 1776, when members of the Second Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia to sign a document declaring...
One of the balancing acts faced by conservation agencies is how to conserve and protect as many species as possible from extinction with...
New observations by two Arizona State University astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have caught a red dwarf star in a violent...
Things we learned at the first day of the Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting:Tap water is just as good as sterile saline at cleaning wounds...
“And so it stays just on the edge of vision,/ A small unfocused blur, a standing chill/ That slows each impulse down to indecision./ Most...
Arizona State University celebrates innovation every day. Once a year, the state of Arizona shines a light on those who do it best. This...
Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict interim director John Carlson warned audience members at an event Tuesday evening on Arizona...
Last year almost 87,000 pounds of marijuana were sold to the nearly 153,000 Arizonans who carry medical cards legally allowing them to buy...
Arizona State University student Carla Castillo likes to do her research before making big decisions, and that included determining what...
Starting college is exciting and liberating, but sometimes it can be overwhelming or stressful. Many college students end up feeling...
In 1855, an English photographer named Roger Fenton traveled to Crimea to document the war there. British troops dubbed one spot on the...
For Alec Guthrie, a graduate student pursuing an MA in global security at Arizona State University, the past couple of years could not have...
The 2002 landmark reporting of The Boston Globe that uncovered pervasive child sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests opened the...
When Paul LePore traveled to Virginia in April to participate in the Department of Defense’s oldest and most prestigious public outreach...
Eight Arizona State University faculty researchers are part of an eight-campus consortium of U.S. universities that is revolutionizing...
Why and when did humans begin to rely on culturally transmitted information? Does culture allow humans to adapt to a wide range of...
Assistant Professor Karen Taliaferro, in Arizona State University's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, has been named an...
Female action heroes. Everyman poet-musicians. Fake news. Publishing YA lit. Saving the planet. Writing theft. A history of English.These...
In 1954, a group of 32 social scientists led by Kenneth B. Clark, an African-American psychologist, filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme...
About 50 years ago, the first ant farms took off in popular culture, turning children into backyard scientists.Turns out, a child’s natural...
Artificial intelligence and cooling atoms is just a glimpse into the topics of discussion when the greatest minds in computer science and...
Understanding the relationship between Earth history and human evolution is an enduring challenge of broad scientific and public interest....
Discarded pizza boxes. Empty energy-drink cans. Dozens dancing. And hundreds of people cracking, hacking and tapping away on laptops during...
Today millions of Americans are enjoying a day off work — a tip of the hat to Christopher Columbus, the man who history says discovered...
Monsters exist across time and culture, from the infamous Count Dracula to the more obscure Filipina vampire creature, the Manananggal, who...
Greg Asner and Robin Martin, both scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., will join Arizona State...
In July 1670, observers on Earth witnessed a “new star,” or nova, in the constellation Cygnus. Where previously there was dark sky, a...
Meteorites tell us when the solar system was formed — approximately 4.6 billion years ago. But they can also tell us how.They likely...
How would you dance with a Yiddish accent? Or express the tensions of Jewish-Arab relations through movement?Arizona State University is...
Biologists know a lot about how life works, but they are still figuring out the big questions of why life exists, why it takes various...
Arizona State University poet Natalie Diaz has been named one of 25 winners of this year's John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation...
Schools that install a lot of indoor cameras may not be improving security while in fact making children feel less safe, a U.S. study...
If conservation science is going to save the myriad species under threat in the world today, it’s going to have to go about it more...
“By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Without the ocean, we wouldn’t have life.”It’s a powerful opening...
"You're going to need a bigger boat.""We're not in Kansas anymore.""I'll have what she's having.""Go ahead, make my day."Quotes from movies...
Moist air rises from the Amazon river basin, colliding with Saharan dust blown over the Atlantic. Temperatures rise in the ocean around the...

September

Needlework pieces are often seen as simple decorative heirlooms, but many were actually borne from matters of persecution and strife. In a...
In 2015, world leaders agreed to establish 17 goals to achieve a better world by 2030. An end to poverty and hunger. Clean water and energy...
Arizona State University’s Origins Project is being transitioned into the Interplanetary Initiative, which is headed by Lindy Elkins-Tanton...
For seven weeks this summer, Arizona State University sophomores Courtney Langerud and Elliot Wasbotten traveled throughout East Africa,...
This summer, Arizona State University organized an interdisciplinary team for the AI commentator track of the Korea Advanced Institute of...
Arizona State University Facilities Development and Management was busy during summer 2018 opening several new buildings and completing...
Courtney Baxter originally intended to get a degree in music from Arizona State University, but after having second thoughts, she changed...
For the seventh year, the ASU English Department is recognizing a hard-working staff writer at Arizona State University who deserves public...
In the 19th century, the German chemist August Kekulé, while enjoying a fireside nap, dreamed of a snake swallowing its own tail to help...
Antia Sanchez Botana grew up in the northwest of Spain and was drawn to physics at an early age. The subject appealed to her natural...
So, you’ve started your postdoc experience. Whether you are here because you love to research or because you are pursuing a career in...
Arunima Singh joins ASU as one of the Department of Physics' newest associate professors. Born in a small farming village where...
The office shelves of Arizona State University scientists are usually lined with books related to their research. Neuroendocrinology books...
Siddarth Karkare is used to climbing great heights.An avid mountain climber, Karkare has climbed many of the world’s peaks. His star...
At Saturday’s 41st annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards, the Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche Mission’s official videography team,...
Nearly two decades after the devastating events of Sept. 11, the United States is still waging a war on terror. In the compelling...
It’s not easy being a kid, especially in middle school (sixth and seventh grade), when fitting in and finding place among your peers can be...
While Nancy Gomez was preparing for doctoral exams, she spent her study breaks working on her walk.And it paid off: The PhD student in...
Six years ago, a doctor told Stephanie Cahill that she most likely wouldn’t graduate high school, and that college was definitely out of...
Between 25 and 30 percent of children under the age of 18 in the United States do not get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation in children can...
Twenty years ago, an ebullient, young assistant professor named Omar Yaghi sat down in Professor Michael O’Keeffe’s office in what was then...
Researchers are on the lookout for hydrogen, a key component of water, thought to reside in the moon’s ever-dark craters. Craig Hardgrove...
Think about where you are right now. Your office chair, your living room couch, your spot of shady sidewalk. The land under your feet has a...
The American Political Science Association (APSA) has award Mark Ramirez, an associate professor in Arizona State University’s School of...
The mission of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University started with the desire to replicate a single blade of grass.That’s what...
Autumn means looking forward to the first crisp evenings and breaking out the cozy layers — elsewhere in the country, that is. In Phoenix,...
The excitement in Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos’ voice when he tells a crowd of people gathered at a recent Changing Hands Bookstore...
During the day, Andrea Adeusi works hard to support her family. At night, she works toward her dream of becoming a pediatrician. Adeusi is...
Capturing a big, complex idea in 60 seconds is not easy. It may be especially challenging for scholars accustomed to the time and space a...
Sun Tzu, the general of ancient China, wrote in his enduring military treatise “The Art of War” of the importance of knowing one’s enemy....
One of the best ways to learn if you should study psychology in college is to go and experience psychology in action. Carolyn Cavanaugh-...
New research by an Arizona State University professor shows that some methods of addressing security in schools may actually make students...
American democracy is eroding quickly, and it’s not being threatened by an outside force or another country. We’re doing it to ourselves...
Fear of being eaten by a wild animal is our most ancient emotion.Physiologically, evolution has equipped humans with a cocktail of...
Online style publication Voyage Phoenix recently profiled artist Antonieta Carpenter-Cosand, an Arizona State University graduate student ...
This fall, the Department of English at Arizona State University is getting another upgrade, and this time it’s personal. Rather, personnel...
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that Arizona State University's Everett Shock will be awarded their prestigious 2019...
Sarah Jones, a doctoral candidate in ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, is one of 100 women in the U.S. and Canada selected to...
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) announced the winners of its annual awards program to honor excellence in...
Editor's note: ASU Now chooses not to use the word that is the proper name of the Washington NFL football team in this or any future story...
There are scores of saccharine quotes about friendship floating around — “Friends are the relatives we choose,” for example. (Really, the...
Imagine walking into your high school physics classroom only to be handed a surprise quiz on angular momentum. What if there was a more...
With its emerging skyline, newly renovated stadium and continual growth, sometimes it’s easy to forget that Arizona State University’s...
Editor's note: To demystify the process of attaining distinguished graduate fellowships, ASU Now will feature a multipart series of...

August

It is nearly impossible to drive down a city street without seeing a car with a fuzzy pink mustache or sticker in the front window. Uber...
Arizona State University English Professor Devoney Looser has been named a Foundation Professor effective fall 2018. This distinction is...
The granddaughter of a man who served as the warden of Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary sometimes referred to as “the Alcatraz of...
Stories are a big part of sports: the underdog who triumphs with a last-second pass, the cursed team that finally wins the championship,...
At the moment Mexico scored a game-winning goal against Germany in the recent World Cup, two seismometers in Mexico City picked up...
YoungJu Shin, assistant professor at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication and affiliated faculty at the Center for Asian Research,...
Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating and progressive illness that affects almost 6 million Americans and their families. There are many...
Twenty years after Romanian studies arrived at Arizona State University, and a century after Romania became a modern state, ASU Professor...
The International Union for Conservation of Nature World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA) recently issued new guidance to help...
Before she was the first lady of the United States, Laura Bush was a librarian, and in 1995 she founded the Texas Book Festival as a way of...
Through hard work and dedication, 27 Arizona State University students have qualified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.The...
Editor's note: Explicit verbal permission was given by Louise Wilson to publish photos depicting the Gitksan language.This summer, when...
Mary Romero, a professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, recently presented her research at the annual...
In 1999, when Americans watched as Michael J. Fox — beloved to many as the smooth, wisecracking Marty McFly — swayed and shifted...
World-class scholar. Accomplished leader. True innovator. A major force. These are just several of the accolades Ayanna Thompson’s...
Death as a punishment is an ancient concept. It is also controversial. Worldwide, over 140 countries have outlawed the death penalty, yet...
This April, the United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network launched the Millennium Fellowship. The selective fellowship...
Most natural disasters drop off the news after a few days. Producers and editors have a sixth sense for knowing when viewers and readers...
Career outlook can be an important factor when choosing a major out of high school. Those considering political science may look to pursue...
Imagine meeting a potential roommate for coffee but instead of questions that gauge how compatible you both would be living together, you...
Whatever happened to the Taliban? They, along with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida, seem to have slipped from the headlines.There have...
Students in general biology classes usually don’t get to take blood samples from people, but an online class at Arizona State University...
One of the fastest-growing techniques for producing oil and gas today involves widening cracks in hydrocarbon-bearing rock formations...
Ecosystems and natural resources are rapidly changing across our nation and around the world. Now, more than ever before, measuring the...
Last spring, Arizona State University's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, in partnership with the W. P. Carey School of...
Researchers at Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have found that at least one type of blue clay may help...
Meteorites are totems of great power. Having traversed millions of miles, they command a space in our consciousness shared only by objects...
This school year, nearly 10,000 Arizona State University students heading to campus will receive scholarships funded by private support. ...
In 2017, Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies, with the Center on the Future of War, launched an online master’...
Arizona State University on Monday hosted the 2018 ASU Congressional Conference: Space Innovation at the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus...
The work of Abhishek Singharoy, assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and member of the Biodesign...
Karina Benessaiah, a recent PhD in geography graduate from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, has been named a 2018...
The first few years of a child’s life are crucial for learning language, and though scientists know the “when,” the “how” is still up for...
To say the town of Miami, Arizona, is small is an understatement — it covers less than a square mile with a population just under 2,000. It...
There’s nothing like a good laugh to lighten a mood, especially when the atmosphere is serious — like it can be in a science classroom....
Beginning this month, the Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche Mission is expanding its innovative “Psyche Inspired” arts program to...
John Dreyfus is a father, motorcyclist, lobbyist and a student in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.Most students...
Arizona State University attracts students from all over the world for varied reasons — degree program variety, accessibility,...
Adversity is part of life: Loved ones die. Soldiers deploy to war. Patients receive terminal diagnoses.Research on how adults deal with...
This summer, four Arizona State University students participated in a five-week teaching assignment in São Paulo, Brazil.The first of its...
A gourmet meal led to a food-for-thought opportunity for a handful of Arizona State University students this summer.As a result of...
Recent observations by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes of ultrahot Jupiter-like planets have perplexed theorists. The spectra of...
Recent and ongoing changes to U.S. immigration policies have many unsettled about the potential effects of certain tactics on the well-...
If synthetic biology can “catch fire,” few areas of science and engineering could match it for having as dramatic an impact across such a...
The war that changed the world has made the case for specialized graduate study.Arizona State University and the National WWII Museum have...
Amy Pennar, a former Arizona State University doctoral student in family and human development at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and...
A Hollywood director fired for comments tweeted a decade ago.Memorialized accounts on Facebook, where your entire history exists forever...
Born in Tucson, Arizona, but raised in the East Valley, Holly Celaya grew up a dedicated University of Arizona fan.“I spent most of my life...
The last few weeks of summer are a prime time to hit the road and enjoy the wilderness, whether it’s hiking, biking, rafting or camping....
The double meaning of the title of the movie “Hidden Figures” remains a go-to for what was, is and could be for women and girls in science....
Faculty in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have recently been elected to leadership positions in several prominent...
Scientists believe the solar system was formed some 4.6 billion years ago when a cloud of gas and dust collapsed under gravity, possibly...
A baby girl sits on the floor, crying. A man picks up the child and attempts to soothe her by patting her back and quietly singing in her...
The summer monsoon in the deserts of the southwestern U.S. is known for bringing torrents of water, often filling dry stream beds and...
In the Iron Age stone tower of Cairns Broch in Orkney, Scotland, archaeologists found a 2000-year-old wooden bowl, along with 20 perfectly...
In late April, citizens of Nicaragua began protests against President Daniel Ortega when the government announced a social security reform...
Since Darwin first laid out the basic principles of evolution by means of natural selection, the role of competition for food as a driving...

July

Every year the American Geophysical Union confers its Fred Whipple Award on a geoscientist who has made outstanding contributions to...
Parenting is challenging and important, and it doesn't come with an instruction manual.Sometimes, parents have to figure out situations...
Arizona State University played a major role in the first-ever Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Literature, held at the...
Some civilizations build Gothic cathedrals, and some build huts.It’s the same with ants, at least from an evolutionary context, but having...
Jess Jordan started taking classes at Arizona State University when he was 15 years old. Although his family was hesitant about him...
Want to know more about the romantic lives of 18th century English women? Read a Jane Austen novel. Ever wondered about the exploits of the...
Water is vital for life.But as our climate changes, the availability of water is also changing, leaving animals with limited or unreliable...
Editor's note: The archery team is one of more than 800 student organizations that will be represented at Passport to ASU on Aug. 15, where...
Challenges to our planet can overwhelmingly command the headlines: climate change, massive population increases, dwindling resources. But...
The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University has added Ukrainian to its roster of languages taught to bolster national...
Capt. Moises A. Ochoa’s first experience at Arizona State University ended with him dropping out in 2003.“I was very happy (at ASU); I made...
The availability of water from underground aquifers is vital to the basic needs of more than 1.5 billion people worldwide, including those...
Nick Stephanopoulos, assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and member of the Biodesign Institute’s...
Each year, approximately 10–15 percent of postpartum women suffer from postpartum depression, which translates into almost 1 million women...
Editor's note: This is part of a series investigating gun violence from many angles.Arizona State University English Professor James...
Using segments of DNA, researchers at ASU have constructed a pair of tweezers, measuring 100,000 times tinier than the width of a human...
How did small, isolated groups of ancient humans come to form complex societies?To gain some insight, said author Charles Stanish in...
Diatoms are tiny, unicellular creatures, inhabiting oceans, lakes, rivers and soils. Through their respiration, they produce close to a...
Kimberly Scott, ASU professor of women and gender studies and founding director of Arizona State University's Center for Gender Equity in...
Editor's note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on energy research at ASU. The first story examined the need for...
While the policies for separating children from their parents or guardians at the U.S.-Mexico border have recently changed, there are still...
As large swaths of the country grapple with drought, a new book looks to how to build resiliency in unsure times."Building Resilience for...
In late May, Professor Nina Berman of the School of International Letters and Cultures, Professor Beth Blue Swadener of the School of...
This is a story about timing.Specifically, how the Sonoran Desert’s most mysterious creatures delay leaving the nest until there’s a good...
Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series on energy research at ASU. The second story examines at the challenges facing solar...
Guns — few issues evoke as much passion and raw emotion from almost all corners of society. No matter what your opinion of them is, they...
Editor's note: This is part of a series investigating gun violence from many angles.Any news organization could tell you that guns are...
Editor's note: This is part of a series investigating gun violence from many angles.School safety has become an urgent topic among...
Craig Calhoun, the world-renowned social scientist and former director and president of the London School of Economics and Political...
It is noon on a Friday in the middle of June and most of the Barrett Honors College Complex is quiet. But inside the refectory, known to...

June

Researchers in Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology received a five-year grant for just under $2.5 million from the USDA to...
Arizona State University has been selected to receive the 2018 Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) University Award, an honor created to...
As the summer temperatures continue to heat up, the most vulnerable citizens in our communities are at risk of succumbing to the ill...
The Arizona monsoon technically starts June 15 each year, but every desert dweller knows that it's July when the fireworks usually get...
Zika now has a cousin — the Keystone virus — and not everyone likes this new addition to the family.University of Florida researchers have...
Like our oceans, today’s continents are brimming with life. Yet billions of years ago, before the advent of plants, continents would have...
As Asteroid Day approaches on Saturday, don’t look up in fear — a dinosaur-killer only hits Earth once every 100 million years — but around...
Fossil records tell us that the first macroscopic animals appeared on Earth about 575 million years ago. Twenty-four million years later,...
One day last April, Arizona State University biologist Matt Chew was leading his Novel Ecosystems class along the banks of the Gila River...
More than 3,700 exoplanets (planets around other stars) have been discovered over the past 30 years. In response to this, NASA’s Nexus for...
Nighttime in Phoenix is getting hotter, and it’s not just Old Town Scottsdale's nightlife scene.According to scientists, Phoenix has become...
The last known male northern white rhinoceros is dead.Sudan was a captive rhino that lived at a zoo in Czechia for 34 years before being...
With more than 2,000 children currently separated from their parents as a result of recent border policies, the U.S. is in the midst of a...
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced plans to end the policy of separating immigrant children from parents who cross illegally...
An international team of researchers, including Alejandra Ortiz, a postdoctoral researcher with Arizona State University's Institute of...
The Arizona State University Department of Psychology has a history of research supporting children and adolescents experiencing crisis,...
In college, science is often seen as an exclusive field — one reserved only for exceptionally bright students. And for decades, academic...
In a move that has stunned and disappointed many in the diplomatic world, the Trump administration announced Tuesday its withdrawal from...
Arizona State University alumnus Ben Ellis’ Sun Devil story starts with getting rejected from the schools he applied to in his home state.“...
Arizona State University political science PhD graduates are employed both in a range of professions and more traditionally as professors...
American flag bunting, barbecues, Bomb Pops and John Philip Sousa: We all know the trappings of a great July Fourth celebration. But no...
Geologists have long thought that the central section of California's famed San Andreas Fault — from San Juan Bautista southward to...
It’s remarkable choreography: In each of our bodies, more than 37 trillion cells tightly coordinate with other cells to organize into the...
Juneteenth, a portmanteau of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” was born out of what was once referred to as the “peculiar institution” of...
Just as the school year was ending for most Arizona State University students, the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership ...
Andres Munoz, a doctoral student in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology, studies cooperation from an evolutionary...
Government leaders in Greece and the Republic of Macedonia have agreed on a resolution to their long-standing dispute over naming rights,...
Bridging language instruction and community is a proven winner for Rosti Vana and Rosita Scerbo, PhD students at the School of...
Dubbed by some as "the strangest star in the universe," the star known as KIC 8462852, Boyajian's Star, or Tabby's Star, is a little hotter...
It’s a disclaimer that echoes passionately through the lecture halls of every beginning archaeology course: It’s not like the Indiana Jones...
Time seems to stand still during a cross-country flight, but then it flies while you're reading a good book. Carter Daniels, a graduate...
Could plants, fungi and animals provide information to scientists on preventing cancer in humans? It’s possible, according to researchers...
As Dorothy and the Scarecrow learned, sometimes nature talks back. In the land of Oz, that meant taking an apple in the face from a tree. ...
"Gonna be a hot one today," you think as you look out the kitchen window on a Saturday morning. The last thing you want to do is mow the...
Drug addiction is complex, and Arizona State University neuroscientist Foster Olive has spent his career working to unravel why and how the...
Arizona State University alumna Sarah Lords’ path to choosing global studies as a degree can be traced back to her parents.The communist...
When Elyse Kats heads off to study sustainability in northern Arizona this summer, she’ll be among the first Arizona State University...
Take that, cancer.Arizona State University has been awarded more than $8.5 million over five years from the National Cancer Institute to...
Arizona State University has lost a luminary in the field of prevention science: Thomas Dishion died June 1.He earned his Bachelor of Art...
More than one-third of American adults and roughly 17 percent of children in the U.S. are obese, a condition behind some of the leading...
Keith Kintigh has seen the future of archaeology — and it’s not what you might expect. His vision includes projects that examine multiple...
Political science senior Wesley Jefferies was advertising his English tutoring services when he fielded the request of an unusual patron....