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2018

December

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 another, many of us could see ourselves going on adventures just

Larry Madrigal, a graduate student in the School of Art in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, was shortlisted for the 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Exciting new research in neuroscience highlights sex differences of the brain at all levels, from structure and function to nervous systems. It is now understood that sex is a significant biologica

The more than 7,800 students who graduated from Arizona State University on Monday must be ready for a rapidly changing world, ASU’s president said.

Aim high, set lofty goals and work hard to reach them is the advice Marine veteran and Arizona State University PhD student Nicholas Sisco would like to pass on to others, especially military veter

Imagine being guided through your next doctor’s visit using augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Thunderbird School of Global Management’s specialized Master of Global Management degree earned the No.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

By age 60, one in three American women have had a hysterectomy.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Arizona’s next U.S. senator Kyrsten Sinema began her workweek by finishing her semester as a lecturer in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Perceptive residents of downtown Phoenix may already be aware of the latest mural to crop up in the city’s ever-growing collection.

Everyone who launches a startup dreams of the big payoff, but it all begins with a way to make life better.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

November

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

For the fifth consecutive year, graduates of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University have posted the best marks on the summer Arizona Bar Exam.

Danica Rosengren, a third-year MFA student studying theatre for youth in the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre, was named the International Performing Arts for Youth’s 2019 Colleen Porter

Locusts have afflicted humanity throughout history, with devastating consequences. It’s no surprise that locusts are one of the 10 plagues in the biblical book Exodus.

Philip Robertson has come a long way from Rocky Valley, Iowa, and has tackled many challenges while pursuing his master’s degree in history from the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religiou

From Prescott, Arizona, to the United Kingdom, K’Tera Bartels has taken history with her everywhere. She has always been fascinated with the stories of people, places and events.

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 home at Arizona State University.

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 home at Arizona State University.

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 as oceans and forests, to suck carbon dioxide out of the a

NCAA college basketball rarely makes it to the far reaches of the Navajo Nation.

Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero once said, “We study history not to be clever in another time, but to be wis

Judging by the success of Duolingo, Rosetta Stone and Babbel, tech-based language-learning is here to stay.

Thirty-five years ago, when doctors told Gina Johnson that her critically ill newborn son had Down syndrome, her world came crashing down.

Pursuing a graduate degree can be daunting to many in today’s world. Between finding the funds, time and energy, the dream of continued education can seem far out of reach.

If they weren’t so humble, active-duty Army Capts.

Mitch Menchaca, a graduate student in Arizona State University's School of Community Resources and Development, will return this fall to Phoenix as the next executive director of the city of Phoeni

October

Ming Zhao thinks cloud computing should deliver computing power just as electric companies deliver electricity — like a utility.

Students from opposite sides of the world found themselves competing on a unified front to create solutions to divert waste from landfills and drive new businesses.

Arizona State University hosted its inaugural Graduate School Conference on Thursday.

When you ask middle schoolers who live in the desert to describe what water means to them, they say water creates life. And it means cleanliness.

And it’s fun.

What causes some adolescents to thrive while other teenagers struggle with substance abuse and mental health?

From Band-Aid’s to medical devices and aspirin to prescription drugs — before any of these items make it to your local convenience store or hospital, they all first must go through clinical t

You know you need to get more exercise. You want to be healthier. More physically fit. Mentally sharper.

Scientists at Arizona State University are celebrating their recent success on the path to understanding what makes the fiber that spiders spin — weight for weight — at least five times as strong a

Timing is everything, and the winning ventures at the Thunderbird Pitch Competition on Friday are capitalizing on the trends of the moment.

High school math teacher Andrew Strom felt thrilled when he was recruited for an eight-week stretch working with Arizona State University engineering researchers this past summer.

Female action heroes. Everyman poet-musicians. Fake news. Publishing YA lit. Saving the planet. Writing theft. A history of English.

The law is a mystery to most people and can be a scary path to navigate.

Often it seems there is nowhere to turn — or it takes thousands of dollars to find the answer.

In 1954, a group of 32 social scientists led by Kenneth B. Clark, an African-American psychologist, filed a brief with the U.S.

Artificial intelligence and cooling atoms is just a glimpse into the topics of discussion when the greatest minds in computer science and mathematics get together.

Alexander Meszler, a doctoral student in the Arizona State University School of Music, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to France from the U.S.

“By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Without the ocean, we wouldn’t have life.”

Experts predict that by 2050 we’re going to have global broadband internet satellite networks, in-orbit manufacturing, space tourism, asteroid mining and lunar and Mars bases.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is looking to recruit returning Peace Corps volunteers into its graduate programs at Arizona State University.

September

Each year the School of Film, Dance and Theatre kicks off its season of events with Fall Forward!, a dance production featuring a range of new works created by Arizona State University fac

Sports and social issues are inextricably linked, and now Arizona State University is looking for innovative ways that people can harness sports to actually drive social change.

Ideas will have a new place to grow and flourish starting this October at Arizona State University’s West campus.

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 daunting.

While Nancy Gomez was preparing for doctoral exams, she spent her study breaks working on her walk.

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 story to tell.

Between 25 and 30 percent of children under the age of 18 in the United Stat

Editor's note: To demystify the process of attaining distinguished graduate fellowships, ASU Now will feature a multipart series of interviews with distinguished graduate award

Every second, approximately 6,000 tweets are posted on Twitter. Every minute, 360,000 tweets. Every hour, almost 22 million tweets. Every day, more than 500 million tweets.

Arizona State University’s Postdoctoral Affairs Office, part of the Graduate College, is taking part in its second annu

While millions of fans are playing fantasy football this fall and pretending to be football executives, Phil Ofili, a first-year student in ASU Law’s Master of

When flying to Beijing, you’ll likely have to take multiple flights and pass through customs to get to your destination.

Fear of being eaten by a wild animal is our most ancient emotion.

Sarah Jones, a doctoral candidate in ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, is one of 100 women in the U.S.

This fall, the Department of English at Arizona State University is getting another upgrade, and this time it’s personal. Rather, personnel.

Online style publication Voyage Phoenix recently profiled artist Antonieta Carpenter-Cosand, an Arizona State University graduate student in the School of Social Work and the School of Internationa

Editor's note: To demystify the process of attaining distinguished graduate fellowships, ASU Now will feature a multipart series of interviews with distinguished graduate award

August

As it continues to raise its profile, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State Universit

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The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is pleased to welcome four new faculty members for the 2018–

Death as a punishment is an ancient concept. It is also controversial. Worldwide, over 140 countries have outlawed the death penalty, yet in over 50 it remains the law of the land.

Arizona State University is searching for challenge-seeking military veteran students to sign up by Sept.

Supply-chain specialists are experts in where different parts are coming from and headed to in the manufacturing process.

Ecosystems and natural resources are rapidly changing across our nation and around the world.

Three years ago, all 193 member countries of the United Nations agreed to adopt a set of goals to achieve an economic, social and environmental vision for peace, prosperity, people and the planet b

Every year, about 45 million Americans rely on contact lenses to see the world more clearly. This $2.7 billion U.S. market has made contact lenses more comfortable and disposable.

Karina Benessaiah, a recent PhD in geography graduate from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, has been named a 2018 Banting Fellow.

Often it’s not what you say, it’s what you understand that makes you a successful communicator.

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.

For the second year in a row, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is welcoming a record-setting class of new students.

This summer, four Arizona State University students participated in a five-week teaching assignment in São Paulo, Brazil.

Arizona State University student Yessenia Acosta Terrazas was torn between becoming a teacher or an attorney, but participating in a new pilot program made up her mind. 

If synthetic biology can “catch fire,” few areas of science and engineering could match it for having as dramatic an impact across such a broad a range of human needs.

The war that changed the world has made the case for specialized graduate study.

The college experience is about stretching beyond your comfort zone to learn from new and sometimes challenging situations, shattering preconceived notions in the process.

In a move to advance high-quality enterprise journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation today announced a $6 million investment into the creation of two centers for investigative journalism.

Chiamei Hsia, doctoral candidate in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University and research associate in ASU’s Partnership for Community Development, was honored

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.

Some business schools have a reputation for being intense and impersonal. Arizona State University's W. P.

July

For the past six years, first as an undergraduate and now as a doctoral student, Logan Mathesen has used industrial engineering to find solutions to big data problems.

A lack of sustainable energy sources in far-flung underdeveloped regions is among the most daunting roadblocks to quality of life still plaguing much of the world.

Parenting is challenging and important, and it doesn't come with an instruction manual.

Some civilizations build Gothic cathedrals, and some build huts.

Arizona State University played a major role in the first-ever Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Litera

The PLuS Alliance, a partnership between Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW Sydney, has announced the

This fall, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University will begin offering a new advanced-practice nursing degree with a focus on acute care for children.

Tracking your graduate program progress is about to become a breeze not just for Arizona State University students, but also for faculty and support staff.

Brendon K. Colbert has been interested in the human immune system ever since his youngest brother was diagnosed with a large number of food allergies.

For recent Arizona State University biomedical engineering graduate Lexi Bounds, it was an enthusiasm for soccer that unexpectedly led her to find a new passion in the sciences.

Scott Freitas has had a passion for building things and understanding how things work since he was young.

Each year, approximately 10–15 percent of postpartum women suffer from postpartum depression, which translates into almost 1 million women.

The latest group of veterans who've completed Arizona State University’s TRIO Veterans Upward Bound were celebrated with a banquet July 12 at the Student Pavilion on the Tempe campus.

Arizona State University embraces the heat of the Sonoran Desert it calls home.

June

Now that the spotlight is on her, Arizona State University student Victoria Hume wants to shift it in another direction.

Seeking a global health perspective, a group of seven nurses enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DN

Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas last August as a Category 4 tropical storm, leaving a trail of death and devastation as catastrophic flooding swamped Houston and surrounding areas.

Vince Nicholes has always had an ambitious and expansive thirst for knowledge.

Fossil records tell us that the first macroscopic animals appeared on Earth about 575 million years ago.

More than 3,700 exoplanets (planets around other stars) have been discovered over the past 30 years.

Prominent Arizona State University geotechnical engineer Edward Kavazanjian has earned the highest honor bestowed by the American Society of Civil Engineers on its members for their outstanding car

Andres Munoz, a doctoral student in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology, studies cooperation from an evolutionary perspective and wh

Bridging language instruction and community is a proven winner for Rosti Vana and Rosita Scer

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 than the sun and a bit brighter intrinsically.

In 2017, nearly 72,000 wildfires burned more than 10 million acres nationwide, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

It cost $2.4 billion to fight them.

Time seems to stand still during a cross-country flight, but then it flies while you're reading a good book.

Charlene Poola says her interest in social work started with her mother.

Two Arizona State University graduate student veterans who are passionate about making a positive impact in society have been named Tillman Scholars for the Class of 2018, the Pat Tillman Foundatio

Each day in the United States, 116 people die from an opioid-related drug overdose. Opioid addiction has reach epidemic levels and is estimated to have cost the country $1 trillion since 2001.

You’ve probably heard that every snowflake is different. Each snowflake’s unique pattern comes from the process by which water changes phases from liquid to solid.

May

Evvan Morton has a clear-cut, big-picture career ambition.

The Graduate College hosted its second annual Knowledge Mobilization Impact Awards highlighting impactful and innovative research conducted by ASU’s graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Volcanic eruptions have a way of leaving people awestruck.

Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning recently underwent the accreditation process for the school’s Master of Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP) degree

Gregg Leslie, an expert in media law, has been named the inaugural executive director of the First Amendment Legal Clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

What’s the longest you’ve kept a secret? A day? A week? A month? A recent College of Nursing and Health Innovation graduate student might just have you beat.

Qunshan Zhao of Arizona State University and Bisola Falola of the University of Texas at Austin are the recipients of the 2018 J.

If you could start any project right now, what would it be?

Phoenix Comic Fest will celebrate all things “geek” May 24–27, and while much of the science at the four-day event will be fiction, some will be the real

An Arizona State University philosophy student’s interest in the crossroads of education, childhood and political theory led him to writing a prize-winning essay titled “Do Children Have ‘Rights-in

Arizona State University’s Ira A.

Katherine Nelson is an alumni of Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures. Now she is studying law at ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU.

Arizona State University Biodesign Institute executive director Josh LaBaer hosted more than 50 community members May 6 at BLD restaurant in Chandler.

Michelle Stuhlmacher, a doctoral student in geography at Arizona State University, has been selected for the prestigious Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

Most people go to college to enhance their education, bolster their professional status and increase their earning power.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 comme

In the 1950s, after the Indian Relocation Act was enacted, Priscilla Espinoza’s family moved from the Gila River Indian Community in the far southeast Valley to Southern Cali

Arizona State University is partnering with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on a new master’s fellowship designed to increase diversity among museum professionals.

Arizona State University doesn't do things small (except for maybe our nanotechnology research).

2018 Mirzayan Fellow at the National Academy of Science, astrophysicist, researcher, concertmaster/violinist, activist, policy director, scholar of classical Greek literature… just a few of t

Graduating from law school is a major accomplishment — especially at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, a top 10 public law school that ranks among the best in the

As an Arizona State University graduate student, Rachel Yoho wanted to push the boundaries of renewable energy research.

Frédéric Canovas is the faculty head of the French and Italian department at the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University.

The Arizona State University Department of Psychology won big at the 2018 Pitchfork Awards, netting the ASU Changemaker Entrepreneurship Team of the Year and Outstanding Graduate Student Organizati

April

"What would you think if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me?

"Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song. And I'll try not to sing out of key."

We encounter light-emitting diodes on a daily basis — the indicator lights on our smartphones, on the screens of our flat-panel TVs and in the latest energy-efficient light bulbs.

Lindsey Conrow had hit an obstacle in her doctoral research at Arizona State University when the new PLuS Alliance initiative cleared the way for her to move forward.

Forrest Schreick has long been a friendly face around Coor Hall.

Sometimes it takes only a little bit of money to nurture big dreams.

Carolyn Rose Rynex, Arizona State University School of Music alumna, was awarded the prestigious 2017 Julius Herford Dissertation Prize from the American Choral Directors Association for her doctor

The 2017-18 school year began with the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law welcoming its largest and most highly credentialed incoming class of all time and will conclude in May by sending off a rem

Mark Alpizar, Arizona State University School of Music student in the Doctor of Musical Arts program in orchestral conducting, was recently awarded the assistant conductor position with the elite N

Les Schiefelbein, CEO and founder of Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution, has announced a gift to the San

A new generation of science journalists and storytellers from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is producing a high-quality science series for A

Imagine a basic, primitive life form on a sandy beach. Its primary survival tactic is to get out of the way of potential predators. What is the simplest way it could move?

Leena Bui, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Blake Elliott, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, has received a Graduate Research F

Dogs — they’re our best friends but there’s still a lot we don’t know about them: what they daydream about, if they’re really smiling, why they’re scared and how we can help.

The tension is palpable as the two NBA executives confer in the hallway. They are about to meet with the team’s star player to negotiate a new contract.

Think of someone you trust. What is it about them that makes them trustworthy?

The wave of refugees that began flooding into Europe as early as 2014 as a result of massive unrest in the Middle East has shown no signs of ebbing.

If you believe it, you can achieve it.

Atop the hill at the end of a ridge, Union Army Col.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Arizona State University’s graduate degree programs within the College of Public Service and Community Solutions among some of the best in the nation.  

March

On one of the most memorable days of her life, Kaye Reed found herself holding the jawbone of an ancestor who lived 2.8 million years ago.

Arizona State University Assistant Professor Robert LiKamWa’s students in the Mobile Experiential Technology through Embedded Operations Research lab, known as

The global decline of amphibians over the past three decades is alarming, with as many as 200 amphibian species going extinct since the late 1980s.

Students from the Pueblo graduate cohort program at Arizona State University’s School of Social Transformation recently plac

Advent Diamond has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Smal

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication held its annual Welcome Weekend this month for 14 prospective doctoral students visiting from across the country, providing them an

A Fulbright scholarship is one of the most prestigious ways to study abroad, offering exceptional graduates a chance to spend a year researching, studying or teaching, all while broadening th

Strengthening the structural materials on which military forces depend is a critical challenge in national defense.

Eli Perez currently stands as the sole Fulbright scholar from Mexico at Arizona State University, but that is likely to change as ASU’s Graduate College carves out more opportunities for talented i

If it's late March and you hear cheers and boos coming from Stuart Rice's office, don't be too alarmed.

According to recent reports, diabetes is on the rise among youth in America, with minorities at particular risk.

Humanities studies and baseball? It’s not exactly an obvious pairing.

In the 1960s, an archaeologist named René Millon began mapping the ancient city of Teotihuacan in Mexico.

Editor's note: Opening week continued at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at ASU.

A leading international society of nanotechnology professionals recently gave its top awards for research to two faculty members and a doctoral student in Arizona State University’s Ira A.

Young Nae Choi, a second year MFA candidate in the theater for youth program at the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, has been awarded the

Our current approach to cybersecurity is not working and it threatens our democracy, economy and critical infrastructure, according to ASU Biodesign Professor Stephanie Forrest, who spoke to a grou

Arizona State University and Coursera, one of the world’s largest online education platforms, today announced the launch of an online Master of Computer Science program.

Nearly 80 people attended the Biodesign Institute’s latest “Sip of Science” event Sunday evening at Tomaso's restaurant in Phoenix.

February

“Gunfire Erupts at a School. Leaders Offer Prayers. Children Are Buried. Repeat.”

Lizards have special superpowers. While birds can regrow feathers and mammals can regrow skin, lizards can regenerate entire structures such as their tails.

Student planners with Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning are raking in the accolades leading up to the 2018 National Planning Conference in New Orleans.

Ants, like humans, deal with disease. To deal with the bacteria that cause some of these diseases, some ants produce their own antibiotics.

How would you change the world with $1,500? The Woodside Community Action Grant wants to know.

Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute hosted the second event of its new series, “A Sip of Science,” Sunday afternoon at the Tavern Americana restaurant in Scottsdale.

Teachers and school administrators became students for a day — enacting the role of both engineer and client — to design and build a rough prototype of a smartphone case.

A leading criminology association recognized the work of two Arizona State University criminology professors and the research of an ASU doctoral student. 

When a teenaged Nikki Stevens built her first website, she did not foresee the barriers she would encounter in pursuit of her newfound passion.

Along with using her engineering expertise to develop cutting-edge diagnostic tools for use in health care, Jennifer Blain Christen is also venturing into new forms of treatment.

Krista Ratcliffe’s first semester at Arizona State University began in a cloud of dust.

Katelyn Vincent, Arizona State University School of Music Master of Music in composition student, was awarded an "Honorable Mention" from the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers

Entrepreneurs see the world in a different light, capitalizing on opportunity and balancing incredible risk with the chance of a massive reward.

January

Arizona State University's School of International Letters and Cultures is packed with students and professors explaining the benefits of studying language

Everyone gets nervous or anxious about something. You know the feeling.

With the hope that someday scientists will advance regenerative therapy in humans, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Arizona State University and two other institutions has discovered i

Doing what's safe may be easy, but sometimes taking a chance can make all the difference.

Pope Francis, Elon Musk and Hollywood science fiction writers regularly envision smart robots taking over jobs and invading our privacy.

Upon graduating from law school, many students are eager to capitalize on all their hard work, and the immediate payoff of a lucrative job offer can be tempting.

A law school is filled with aspiring lawyers for whom the institution serves an obvious purpose. But is that the only career path that should wind its way through a law school’s hallways?

Some people think that STEM and liberal arts don’t go together.

Cindy McCain told a roomful of young people that even if they haven’t yet found the cause that moves them, they soon will.

It’s a commonly held belief that college is where you “find yourself,” whether that means realizing a passion for the arts or discovering a hidden talent for mastering equations.

A team made up of a student, a professor and a graduate from The Design School in ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts won the American Institute o

An engineering workforce that reflects the makeup of a global society can better design the electronics, software, infrastructure and other systems we use on a daily basis.

You’re at your front door, engaged in the universal human pastime of judging the neighbors.

For a team of 10 Arizona State University computer science and software engineering students, a Starbucks technology internship means considerably more than becoming a connoisseur of coffee — altho

Charlie Rolsky seems to be everywhere you look on campus. Tossing carne asada on a fire on a desert camping trip with biology students.

Taylor Hutchinson, a Doctor of Musical Arts student in music performance in Arizona State University's School of Music, spent summer 2017 as a collaborative pianist intern at the Franc

2017

December

After graduating with master’s degree in public policy this fall, Megan Drazek begins work as an auditor at the Arizona Office of the Auditor General in January.

The growing discipline of geographical information sciences, or GIScience, is receiving renewed focus at Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences

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

Adrienne Baldwin-White never expected to pursue a doctoral degree, much less become an academic.

It’s the kind of thing you might lose sleep over.

The 350 graduates who participated in Arizona State University's College of Public Service and Community Solutions Convocation received more than recognition for their degrees Tuesday night at Come

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

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

Endowed funds are an important source of revenue for the long-term health of Arizona State University’s research, teaching and learning activities, but their returns are not just monetary: Ea

After 10 years, three changes of major and two children, Ashley Pitman graduated from college this week — the first in her family to earn a degree.

You can finish your holiday shopping and help the refugee and immigrant community at the same time by shopping at the pop-up Global Market at Phoenix City Hall this Friday.

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

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

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is offering a new scholarship program specifically for veterans of the U.S. military.

Nearly 7,700 students graduated from Arizona State University on Monday and entered a flourishing economy with a good outlook for jobs.

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

It started with a dance.

Arizona State University bid adieu to the fall semester of 2017, kicking off December with 28 graduation ceremonies over 12 days.

Approximately 7,700 students are headed out into the world after graduating from Arizona State University at fall commencement Dec. 11. Here's a look at some of those exceptional grads.

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

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

Education funding in Arizona is one of the most complex, controversial and political issues facing the state.

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

Last year, for the first time ever, the T.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November

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

Professor Danko Sipka has been chosen as the president-elect for the prestigious National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association.

When trawlers head out to sea to fish for halibut, tuna and swordfish, fishermen spend hours attaching glow sticks near hooks so fish can see the bait.

Native Americans have distinct health-care needs.

October

Micah Wilkinson, former Arizona State University School of Music student, won the position of principal trumpet of the internationally acclaimed Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for 2017. Wilkinson wa

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

Arizona State University’s Graduate College took part in its very first National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebration this September to honor postdocs and their achievements in research and

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

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

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

Improving education takes far more than a better understanding of the subjects you’re trying to impart knowledge about.

This profile is part of a series highlighting the personal stories and achievements of Thunderbird students. Ready to read more?

In a tribute to his impact on studies of medieval Chinese Daoism, former students of Arizona State University Regents' Professor Stephen Bokenkamp

September

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

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

Sometimes called the world’s longest art gallery, Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon is home to prolific rock art, structures and artifacts from historic cultures, creating a visual story of life during that

The problem was simple but serious.

Arizona State University’s Child Drama Collection is the largest, most utilized and internationally renowned youth-theater repository in the world, according to university officials.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then Syeda Qudsia’s master’s thesis must be worth at least 40,000 words.

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is holding the eighth annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week Sept. 18–22.

In August 2015, the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber and

It’s official: Anthropology has gone high tech.

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

There are thousands of printers, tablets and computers on the campuses of the nation's most innovative university.

Growing in size and also in stature, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University welcomes its largest and most accomplished incoming class this fall.

Arizona State University’s Graduate College has been selected to participate in a $2 million multi-institutional grant, aimed at studying doctoral career pathways for STEM (science, technology, eng

Editor's note: This profile is part of a series highlighting the personal stories and achievements of Thunderbird students. Ready to read more?

Our daily lives depend on various networks — from the electric grid and transportation systems to online social connections — running reliably.

August

In June, several academic units from across Arizona State University co-sponsored a conference on "Disability and Social Justice in Kenya." The conference, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, b

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

It can be tricky balancing affordable electricity bills for customers and profits for utility companies, but the happy medium might lie in solar energy storage.

This profile is part of a series highlighting the personal stories and achievements of Thunderbird students. Want to read more?

Noisy roommates. Rigorous coursework. Sleep deprivation. Hunger pangs. Burgeoning romances.

Such are the woes of college life, but they can create real, substantial problems for students.

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

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2017 incoming ASU students.

This profile is part of a series highlighting the personal stories and achievements of Thunderbird students. Ready to read more?

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2017 incoming ASU students.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2017 incoming ASU students.

Her sophomore year, Anissa Griego served as the assistant director and choreographer for the Lyric Opera Theatre student production of “Grease.” It was one of the greatest challenges of her life, o

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