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2020

September

Gaining hands-on experience with organizations in developing countries around the world, students from Arizona State University's Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Arizona State University graduate students interested in addressing inequality through their coursework have the unique opportunity to help design the curriculum for new interdisciplinary lab

Tucked just north of the Phoenix metropolitan area, adjacent to popular travel destinations including Sedona and Jerome, sits the smaller and perhaps lesser-known 10-square-mile town of Clark

Arizona State University graduates, the tech giants are calling!  

With a long legacy of top-ranking attorneys delivering solutions to leading companies and entrepreneurs, Fennemore Craig continues to expand its practice and lo

In today’s world of big data, billions of data points are collected every day via smartphone apps, fitness trackers and wearables about our decisions, habits and travel patterns.

In Arizona State University’s first academic program based entirely at its Washington, D.C., location, an innovative graduate curriculum is giving the initial cohort deep insights into how to addre

As harmful atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to increase, understanding the planetary carbon balance has become the single most important scientific question.

Recognizing the need for connection and community support, especially for graduate students from underrepresented populations, the Graduate College is piloting a new group mentoring experienc

In May, John Oliveira graduated with a master’s degree in global security from Arizona State University's School of Politics and Glob

A major collaborative effort that has been developing over the last three years between Arizona State University and European scientists has resulted in a significant technical advance in X-ray cry

When summer employment opportunities were postponed or canceled for students of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law due to COVID-19, faculty quickly stepped in t

Fourth-year religious studies PhD student Blayne Harcey is the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Re

Sana Rizwan was 14 when she climbed into the cargo bed of an old pickup truck and was driven to the Jinnah International Airport through city streets flooded with waist-high water. 

In a world that is changing every day, the faculty of Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University stepped up to support its students in multipl

Arizona State University's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies partnered with the

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Arizona State University vice president for cultural affairs and ASU Dr.

A fire is sweeping through a small town putting people’s homes and lives at risk.

August

In ongoing efforts to advance women’s equality and ensure every woman’s voice is heard, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at

Francine Banner, graduate of the justice studies Phd program at Arizona State University's School of Social Transformation was rec

Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research has selected “The Shenzhen Experiment: The Story of China’s Instant City,” by Juan

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is announcing a new initiative to promote the study of racism and racial relatio

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Division of Humanities at Arizona State University is pleased to welcome two American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices fellows. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to make a stronghold in Arizona, Arizona State University employees began fighting back — by answering urgent calls for help and, often, by taking on completely new r

While bars, gyms, dine-in restaurants and other buildings have been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, water left sitting in pipes could change in quality.

Against a backdrop of a clear blue sky, slender palm trees and waves crashing against black lava rocks along Hawaii’s South Kona coastline, a dozen youths ages eight to 17 sat silent and wide

Arizona State University, through its partnership with Conservation International, joins the University of Washington and the Nippon Foundation to announce the 

The third year of graduate school in a doctoral program usually includes some coursework and a lot of data collection. For HyeJung Park it included all that — and a deployment with the Army.

Arizona State University offers more than 800 fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs — not to mention more than 270 minors and c

Most school years kick off at Arizona State University with football games, monsoon storms and a jam-packed Sun Devil Welcome rally at the basketball arena.

Ranked a top seven public law school in the nation and No. 24 among all law schools according to U.S.

Providing meticulous care of the human heart means having an accurate cardiac model on which to conduct disease modeling, drug testing and other research.

Some students dream of living in a different country.

On the surface, studying abroad is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime way for students to enhance their college experience and engage immersively in an international community. 

Taking on the solo weeknight anchor role at KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa, wasn’t just another step in Rheya Spigner’s career, it was an important opportunity for her to make a difference in her communi

Students often cite studying abroad as the highlight of their academic career and a crucial moment in helping them gain a more nuanced view of the world.

Communities are often defined by the space they take up or the marks they make.

Even though it may sound as if studying abroad has no downsides, many students consider their options and, ultimately, count themselves out of studying abroad for one reason alone: the cost. 

For some students, going abroad for a full semester may not be realistic, with balancing a packed course load in the fall and spring semesters, working through the semester and other academic

Studying abroad may not seem like a feasible option for students trying to juggle graduating on time, extracurricular commitments and working through the semesters to pay for tuition, but tha

If you want to learn about the challenges in health care, you can ask just about anyone. If you want to learn about ways to solve those challenges, ask a nurse.

July

Introduced by her friends as “the ocean person,” Katherine Ball has spent much of her life near the water.

Demand is up for engineering graduate education at Arizona State University.

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has made education accessible, flexible and inclusive for two decades as a leader in online learning.

Amalie Strange graduated this May with bachelor’s degrees in biological sciences and Spanish from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, but she’s not ready to say goodbye to the world of academ

University Academic Success Programs (UASP) at Arizona State University hosted its annual summer writing camps for master’s degree, doctoral and

Arizona State University graduate student Swarup Dey has been awarded the 2020 School of Molecular Sciences Innovation Award for his invention, which creates a DNA nanosensor that mimics transmembr

Working with at-risk youth in the juvenile correction system led Arizona State University’s Tristan Lyle to enroll in the Department of Psychology's 

Take the dream of building a reimagined city from scratch and combine it with the innovation and expertise of Arizona State University’s faculty and students, and

The discussion and understanding of the United States in an interdisciplinary context is important, and in wake of current events, increasingly relevant.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is playing a leading role through its

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, the research computing centers at Arizona State University,

The Institute for Humanities Research has launched a new event series titled “Adaptation, Resiliency and Care” to offer support to the ASU community during the coronavirus.

A generous gift from Arizona State University alumna Sharon Manne has funded an annual fellowship that will allow three psychology graduate students to pursue their own research projects on h

Soil erosion is a growing worldwide challenge.

Arizona State University offers a variety of accelerated programs allowing students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as five years.

As ASU students prepare to head back to campus for the fall 2020 semester, we break down the details of the new learning environment called ASU Sync and how it is different from both iCourses and A

Current events have brought discussion of the need for social, cultural and structural changes, including social justice reform, to the forefront.

Arizona State University's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership has launched a new master’s degree in classical liberal education and leadership that will be

As part of the most innovative college in the country for five years running, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has to keep moving forward. W. P.

For a long time, Matthew Broussard has wanted to understand how childhood trauma can lead to substance abuse in adults. 

Moving your foot requires flexing the muscles in your calf, ankle and the

As the coronavirus continues to surge across the United States, there is little doubt that the pandemic has upended American life as we know it.

June

For an older person with dementia, a rousing rendition of big-band music might stir some memories. And when that older person claps or sings along, the brain connection is even stronger.

Engineering is a method of problem-solving that can help address a variety of challenges — even how students can safely and effectively return to school during the coronavirus pandemic.

Students at Arizona State University have access to dozens of programs that allow them to help people in the community, in Arizona, across the U.S. and around the world.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has expanded its efforts to help students secure highly coveted positions, resulting in 34 stud

For new students, the idea of going to an unfamiliar place can be daunting, and this has only been compounded by the pandemic.

Every year since 1952, competitive graduate students from all over the country apply for the National Science Foundation Graduate

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and an Arizona State University graduate student has put together a virtual showcase of local queer artists t

Protective face masks are key to Arizona State University and other schools and organizations reopening because their use significantly decreases coronavirus spread.

Arizona State University religious studies doctoral candidate Mulung Hsu has been awarded the

For law students, summer internships and externships are of vital importance, offering the chance for real-world training and network building that can lay the foundation for a successful career.

The COVID-19 pandemic has set off a cascade of troubling shockwaves.

The year 2020 has proven to be one full of heartache, fear and anger. Social injustices that have existed in the U.S. for generations are now being thrown into sharp relief.

Technology is an enabler. Applying it in the public interest means there is a use value for the common good.

May

What to do. You're a dog. Your owner is trapped in a box and is crying out for help. Are you aware of his despair? If so, can you set him free? And what’s more, do you really want to?

Three ASU graduate students —

Sharon Crook is the recipient of the 2020 Charles Wexler Teaching Award, the highest honor a fac

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Cagla Demirduzen was awarded the inaugural Stephen G.

Arizona State University's Class of 2020 knows what it means to be resilient.

There were a few firsts in this year's Rutgers TEN Plus Supply Chain Innovation Challenge.

Lauren Dickman was recently honored with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and graduated in May with her PhD in applied mathematics from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.

To make the grade and get the degree, every college student has some hills to climb that aren’t detailed in a syllabus.

For the first time, Arizona State University's Department of Physics hosted its annual Spring Awards and Recognition Ceremony as a virtual event, bringing together students, faculty, staff and alum

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Every semester near graduation, the School of Politics and Global Studies brings together ASU Online students from the Master of Arts in global security program for a reception in Tempe.

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Arizona State University celebrated its newest graduates virtually on Monday, marking the most extraordinary graduation in the history of the institution.

John Vant, a graduate student at Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences and the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Applied Structural Discovery, wa

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More than 100 faculty, staff, students and alumni from Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

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Arizona State University’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is offering to pay the application fees for first responders and esse

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You could say Peter Lafford is a bit of a name-dropper.

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Whether there is life elsewhere in the universe is a question people have pondered for millennia, and within the last few decades, great strides have been made in our search for signs of life outsi

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced every kind of institution to quickly change course, but for the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, the piv

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Many people are staying at home as much as possible, avoiding mass gatherings and practicing social distancing. They haven’t shown any symptoms that would indicate they have COVID-19.

April

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Earlier this month, geographers from around the globe congregated online for the first-ever virtual American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting.

The Environmental Humanities Initiative of the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University is collaborating with the University of Texas Humanit

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COVID-19 has drastically altered all elements of life, and that includes law school admissions.

Creating a community for graduate students to come together and support one another was already a focus in the School of Life Sciences.

Today, AACSB International — the world’s largest business education network — recognizes Arizona State University's W. P.

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Astrophysical observations have shown that Neptune-like water-rich exoplanets are common in our galaxy.

Julia Manacher, a second-year student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and aspiring immigration lawyer, has been selected as a Next Generation Leader by the Ame

Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration has announced their graduate student awards and fellowships for the 2020-21 academic year.

It is not unusual for graduate students to work while pursuing their degrees.

A lot of people know that ants live in the ground, build ant hills and lay down invisible chemical trails. Temnothorax rugatulus does none of that.

On Monday, May 11, the Arizona State University community will join together online to celebrate this semester's graduates in a virtual ceremo

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A recent report from the Council of Graduate Schools highlighted the decreasing availability of academic positions.

In the spirit of physical distancing and in honor of the concert halls around the world that have fallen silent, the ASU Wind Bands in Arizona State U

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”

 — Robert Burns, paraphrased from the original text.

Accuracy is extremely important for cancer radiation treatments.

Are the social and interpersonal problems associated with opioid addiction reversible?

For 30 years, the Arizona State University Graduate College has honored faculty members for their exemplary service and commitment to graduate education through recognition at its 

March

Ever since he was 4, Aditya Khuller has dreamed about exploring the vast frontiers of space. 

On a recent Friday morning, nearly 30 Arizona State University School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning faculty, staff and students

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has announced a significant enhancement to its

The Heising-Simons Foundation has announced that Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration and Center

For the first time, Arizona State University’s Social Embeddedness Network Conference was hosted virtually, via Zoom on March 24, due to social distancing recommendations because of the COVID-19 pa

With all the worry going on right now, it can be hard to think too far ahead.

Police officers’ use of excessive force — as well as the resulting legal outcomes — have shaken communities across the United States.

Editor's note: To stave off the stay-at-home blues, Devoney Looser is also participating with other scholars and Janeites (including ASU alumna Amanda Prahl) in VirtualJaneCon, a free, on

Editor's Note: To stave off the stay-at-home blues, Devoney Looser is also participating with other scholars and Janeites (including ASU alumna Amanda Prahl) in VirtualJaneCon, a free, on

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College placed No. 13 among 393 institutions surveyed in U.S.

U.S. News and World Report on Tuesday released its 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

The American economy lost between $57 and 109 billion in 2016 from c

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is now ranked No. 24 by the U.S. News & World Report best law school rankings, the highest placement in ASU Law’s history.

On March 3, the Graduate College hosted its annual 

Arizona State University’s graduate schools continue to hold high positions in the latest U.S. News and World Report annual rankings.

Editor's Note: This is the first of a three-part series on ASU’s new universitywide NSF-GRFP tracking and advising initiative — GRFP@ASU.

Nobody is immune to stress, and chronic stress can have serious physical and mental consequences.

February

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University remains one of the premier law schools in the country for bar-passage results, according to the

In Pondoland, on the east coast of South Africa, Erich Fisher, an Institute of Human Origins research scient

When a hurricane is bearing down on the Florida coast, any one of countless well-established models can forecast the projected path of the storm.

The North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference will be held at the Arizona State University School of Music on March 6-9.

In thousands of cases each year in courtrooms across the U.S.

Arizona State University School of Music doctoral student Nathaniel De la Cruz recently won first prize in the prestigious Coeur d'Alene Symphony National Young Artists College Strings Competition

The W. P. Carey School of Business, one of the highest-ranked business schools in the United States, announced a significant enhancement to its

With 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the oceans, the dynamics of marine environments are shifting in ways that are yet to be discovered.

Amanda Athey, former director of the Graduate School at the University of New Orleans, joined the Graduate College at Arizona State University

There's something weird going on inside the plants and animals that call the Baja California peninsula home.

January

We live in a data-driven world. Thanks to the ever-connected climate made possible by the internet and mobile personal devices, we are both creators and insatiable consumers of information.

After winter exams, while many students were eager to scramble home, kick their feet up and empty their minds, Jayvion Chee sat down, opened his books and began to plot his next four weeks.

Arizona State University School of Arts, Media and Engineering assistant professors Suren Jayasuriya and Robert LiKamWa have been awarded the

More than 3,100 people in Arizona died from firearms from 2015 to 2017 and 71% of those deaths were suicides, according to a

Experiential learning is a critical element of a legal education.

Last week the United Nations biodiversity chief warned that humans risk living in an “empty world” with “catastrophic” consequences for society if world leaders cannot reach an agreement this year

The U.S. Department of State has awarded Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication the opportunity to host the Hubert H.

Marlon James is a writer for a few reasons: It brings him joy. It allows him to address cultural erasure.

Researchers have long understood that corruption and illicit activity play a role in global environmental and sustainability change, but due to its hidden and dangerous nature, quantifying th

Leaders in science, engineering and medicine from the United States and the Middle East gather annually for the Arab-Ame

The online master’s degree in electrical engineering at Arizona State University is No.

For the first time since launching its prestigious Online MBA Programs rankings, U.S.

If you jump out of bed too quickly, you might feel a bit light-headed.

Apache Junction, Arizona — a city of approximately 42,000 residents on the eastern outskirts of the metro Phoenix area — has a complicated relationship with its 125 mobile home and RV parks.

Madeleine Jennings recalls being a child who was constantly tinkering and

Extreme climate events are severely affecting communities in the U.S. and around the world. The examples are plenty.

While Nancy Gómez was writing her doctoral thesis, she spent her study breaks working on her walk.

Each year, Arizona State University honors leaders in

2019

December

Arizona State University hosted the first IEEE Brain Neurotech Entrepreneurs Workshop Dec.

Brightly colored regalia, broad smiles on the faces of more than 360 graduates, their families and friends and inspiring words about those of different viewpoints working together for a better soci

Peter Crank, an Arizona State University geography PhD candidate and climatologist, found his seat in a packed convention hall in Madrid, opened his laptop and listened with intent as nearly

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Two new fellowship opportunities invite scholars and doctoral students living outside the Phoenix area to Arizona State University in support of their research exploring the diverse history of the

A picture of a crying child with a boot pressed against his face is frightening.

Andrew Heyward, a longtime CBS News executive, encouraged the Cronkite School’s newest class of graduates to shape their own destinies and seize every opportunity that comes their way as they leave

How can the humanities restore humanity?

How can the space industry make interstellar science fiction a reality? One must-have is more economical and scalable solar energy for space.

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Just as the sun was cresting over Desert Financial Arena on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University on Monday morning, Eder Estrada stood as his mother adjusted his tie and stole.

Arizona State University’s School of Social Work will offer a first-of-its-kind graduate program in Yuma, Arizona, that focuses on issues along the U.S.-Mexico border.

One guaranteed part of dealing with computer systems is that hardware problems happen.

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Arizona State University will confer degrees to more than 8,400 full-immersion and online students on Monday, Dec.

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Whether it’s finding ways to make cities more livable, or studying how human activity impacts the natural world, geographic research at Arizona State University explores nearly every aspect o

The X-Men’s Professor Charles Xavier uses Cerebro to read minds. Arizona State University’s Gi-Yeul Bae “reads minds” by decoding the brain’s electrical activity.

For as long as there has been a legal profession, diversity has been lacking. Despite statistical improvements in recent years, it remains one of the least diverse fields in the United States.

This Dec. 16, thousands of students will cross the commencement stage in advance of heading out to solve problems, be creative, make discoveries and help their communities.

November

Many of the brightest minds to come to Arizona State University from Mexico gathered together earlier this month for “Cena Mexicana,” which translates to “Mexican Supper,” an event designed to buil

The air, earth and water of our planet are pulsating with living things. Within it, a vast and diverse web of life exists, about which almost nothing is known.

Obesity is the single largest cause of diabetes. And the advice to solve it is often the same: Get off the couch. Hit the gym. Run around the block.

Arizona State University’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety received a new grant to evaluate a program that will train police in the emergency treatment of opioid overdoses

In fall 2018, Arizona State University professors Sujey Vega and Christiane Reves joined

The executive MBA in Shanghai from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business earned a top spot among international universities in one of the most highly regarded international busi

Fashion and social justice may not be the first combination to come to mind.

Just over 10 million people were living in the U.S. without legal immigration status in

Editor's note: This Q&A is part of a series of articles focusing on military veterans who are part of ASU's faculty.

Arizona State University continues to build on its educational offerings at the Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center in Washington, D.C., with a new Master of Arts program for those looking to

The latest Arizona State University recipients of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists recently met to showcase their wide-ranging research and thank many of the donors who made the

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October

Arizona State University has a long history of supporting those in uniform, but the stance became university tradition in 2011 after the first Salute to Service was held to celebrate active duty mi

James Cromley, a third-year student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, has won the John S. Jenkins Award for Excellence in Military Legal Studies.

A Sept.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University received the highest overall bar passage rate in Arizona for the calendar year

Cannibals. Vampires. Zombies. Parasites that devour you from within.

Whatever abomination prowls your nightmares and sends cold sweat trickling down your spine, nature likely has it beat.

Arizona State University's Graduate College has launched its new website: graduate.asu.edu.

Alarmed by the cars speeding through her quiet Austin, Arkansas, neighborhood, Jennifer Moreau had the aha moment that began her journey as a health advocacy warrior. 

For some college and graduate students, summer plans might include travel, hiking or spending some time on the beach. Perhaps they complete an internship. Or maybe study a new language.

This October, the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals face off in the World Series.

A nuclear physicist, a high school student and three undergraduates find themselves sharing a table at Arizona State University.

When something boosts your mood, your brain releases neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin.

An important part of Peter Crozier’s job involves watching dances. He views these intricate performances through state-of-the-art, high-powered microscopes because the dancers are atoms.

Arizona State University psychology graduate student Victoria Woner is traveling to Chicago this week as a winner of the prestigious Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award.

For the second time in three years, a doctoral candidate from Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs has been named an Emerging Scholar of the

When Jaime Martinez and Bret Larsen graduated from Arizona State University, they each wanted to make an impact in their communities.

Rachel Masterson has dreamed of being an entrepreneur most of her life.

We humans like to think we invent things, but in a lot of cases, nature did it first.

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is teaming up with Biodesign Institute on Thursday, Nov.

This spring, the Department of English at Arizona State University wants you to plug in.

With organizations the caliber of Mayo Clinic, TGen, the Flinn Foundation, Arizona BioIndustry Association and the state’s universities, Arizona boasts a multitude of talented scientists, health pr

Academics spend decades doing research, teaching and public outreach.

We’re quickly outpacing the abilities of the current generation of wireless communication technology, commonly known as 4G.

Over the summer, Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning invited seven students to participate in the inaugural Urban Equity

Catalysis is an essential component of industrial chemistry and the economic and societal benefits of catalysis are almost incalculable.

Human behavior over time has been extraordinarily complex; that's partly why so many different fields exist to study it.

Human behavior over time has been extraordinarily complex; that's partly why so many different fields exist to study it.

Arizona State University has been one of the top producers of students who win the prestigious Fulbright award to travel overseas, and this year, the university has engaged even more people in the

The Graduate College has launched the Graduate College Fellows Initiative and named two Arizona State University faculty members to serve as 2019-20 fellows.

September

At one time or another, we were all scientists. There is a reason a child’s first questions include: “What is it?”, “Why?” and “How?”

Menstruation may be a taboo topic to bring up in social settings, but it happens to roughly half of the population of the world.

A community garden occupies a diminutive dirt lot in Phoenix.

Your body is bustling with electrical activity.

Growing up in California, Julian Lim, assistant professor at the Arizona State University School of Historical

The Pew Research Center has reported that more and more people identify the

Industry and academic partnerships are critical to strengthening innovation, talent and economic development in the Phoenix metro area.

In his 1985 Sports Illustrated article “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch,” author George Plimpton revealed the stunning story of a New York Mets prospect who was a Harvard dropout, spoke 10 languages

From a project focused on mobile home parks to work with indigenous communities, members from the Arizona State University School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning were recognized for the

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University was recently awarded the Ninth Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Education Award for 2019, presented by the Ninth U.S.

From nonprofit and industry work to professorships and research, forging a career after graduate school isn’t always straightforward. 

Nearly half of physical therapy patients are age 65 and older.

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey have announced a partnership to deliver a dual-degree executive MBA (EMBA) progr

August

Hollywood has always imagined the arrival of beings from other worlds as the cause to run through streets screaming, call up fighter jets, or, when all else fails, send in Tom Cruise.

How are people’s political beliefs organized, and what leads them to subscribe to certain beliefs?

If all goes as planned, one day this October a spacecraft the size of jumbo loaf of bread will leave from Wallops, Virginia, packed aboard a cargo rocket bound for the International Space Station.

The trial of Scott Warren took center stage this summer in the nation’s passionate debate over immigration.

Ranked a top nine public law school in the nation, No. 27 among all law schools according to U.S. News & World Report and No.

The 2019–20 school year is about to begin, and with new beginnings come new faces on the Arizona State University campuses.

Alex Nyunt is starting the full-time Master of Business Administration program at the W. P.

Strong, lightweight aluminum-copper alloys have been used in aircraft and automotive designs for decades, but little is known about their structural mechanisms during deformation.

Each year, nearly 20% of U.S. students do not finish high school on time, which experts say puts them at high risk for poverty, poor health and early mortality.

For four years in a row, the Military Times group has ranked Arizona State University as one of its “Best for Vets” coll

Heat sinks, used to regulate the temperature of electronic devices, are more pertinent now than ever, especially with the increased demand for personal devices such as laptop computers.

July

When Alison Rohrer graduated from Towson University Honors College in 2018 a semester early she realized she wanted to keep her momentum.

Humans and animals can develop resistance to harmful bacteria (pathogens) over time or with help from antibiotics or vaccines.

A summer fellowship is affording Arizona State University student Jan Cordero Casillas opportunities to apply aspects of his doctoral research, which focuses on visualizing better methods for helpi

When diagnosing and treating illnesses, traditional medicine looks to the ailment itself. But what about the biological, environmental and evolutionary factors that paved its way?

Most cases of anxiety and depression among school-age children are untreated. Among those receiving treatment, prescriptions and counseling for pediatric anxiety are only 60% effective.

Drinking alcohol alone can be a warning sign of alcohol abuse. But drinking in stimulating group environments can put p

ASU prides itself on having faculty who care about their students and wish to help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

It started out as a typical day at work for ant researcher Christina Kwapich.

Executives and entrepreneurs who want to make that giant leap into the global marketplace will now have an opportunity to earn a degree from the Thunderbird S

Veronica Chacon heads the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University’s externship program, which has about 180 students participate each semes

One of the current paradigms in cancer treatment is not to treat a tumor itself.

For Arizona State University alumna Laura Medina, home started out as a shaky concept.

When an earthquake or a tsunami strikes, aid groups and rescue teams begin assessing emergency needs right away. But other crises are harder to quantify.

Just breathe.

If detecting lung infections were as simple as taking a breath, patients with cystic fibrosis would be able to seek treatment sooner.

June

The National Science Foundation defines a postdoctoral scholar as “an individual who has received a doctoral degree and is engaged in a temporary period of mentored training to enhance their

Recently, the culture is moving to change transportation habits for both health and environmental benefits.

Inspired by movie streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu, an astrophysicist at the Southwest Research Institute developed a technique to look for stars likely to host giant, Jupiter-sized plane

International Women in Engineering Day, celebrated June 23 and founded by United Kingdom-based charity

Arizona’s new state budget includes $15 million for the Arizona Teachers Academy, which provides tuition scholarships to students pursuing teacher certification at Arizona’s three public univ

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 to refer to the person it depicts.

Arizona State University’s Institute for Social Science Research recently announced the winners of their spring 2019 poster contest. Among them was Annabelle Atkin, a graduate student from the T.

Seyon Saxophone Quartet, a chamber music ensemble composed of Arizona State University School of Music students, won first and second prizes at two prominent national chamber music competitions dur

Arizona State University will soon begin accepting students into its first degree program based entirely at its 1-year-old Washington, D.C., location.

In 2015, one of the longest-running hospital systems in the nation and the most innovative university in the nation came together to address the need to accelerate the health and well-being of thei

We all know the importance of health care services on a personal level.

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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 killer of women in the United States, accounting for

Wherever animals live together as groups, behavior patterns emerge.

The rates of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in American youth are all on the rise.

Each day, more than 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for opioid use, and

In 2016, what began as a grassroots effort against the Dakota Access Pipeline drilling project in North Dakota grew into a sweeping movement gathering thousands of protesters from around the countr

A team of scientists from Arizona State University has taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, by determining the structure of a very large photosynthetic superc

Some students major in the humanities; others take a humanities class just to check off a general credit.

The Phoenix metro area provides a home field advantage to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and its innovative Master of Sports Law and Business program.

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 across all members of that species, a team of researchers

Arizona State University alumna Shannon Ditto, who is currently studying at the University of Strasbourg in France on a

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The emerging field of nanotechnology has spurred many advances in energy, defense and medicine applications.

Power electronics are the middle step between the electrical grid and your electronic devices.

The newly endowed James Madison Scholarship is the first of its kind and will recognize and encourage outstanding ASU Law Federalis

On May 6, thousands of ASU students will move their tassels to the left side of their mortarboards and head into the next phase of their journey.

The existing health care center at the Ayilo II Refugee Settlement in the Adjumani district of northern Uganda serves more than 12,000 South Sudanese refugees out of a cement block building and a f

The Arizona State University undergraduate commencement ceremony made its triumphant return to Sun Devil Stadium on Monday evening, where political analyst and New York Times op-ed columnist David

Editor's note: ASU Now will be updating this story all week with additional photos from the university's various convocations.

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For Meli’sa Crawford, talking about poop isn’t gross or impolite — it’s an important part of a day’s work. Crawford is an Arizona State University PhD candidate who studies poop to lea

The world’s top chess player isn’t a human or a computer, it’s a “centaur” — a hybrid chess-playing team composed of a human and a computer.

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April

On Monday, April 22, the School of Molecular Sciences recognized graduate student David Ciota with the 2019 SMS Innovation Award at the Annual Awards Ceremo

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On a recent sunny Saturday at Arizona State University, the Tempe campus was buzzing with middle and high schoolers in lab coats and goggles, sprinting between buildings and labs.

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In the classic science fiction novel "Dune," much of the story takes place on a harsh desert planet named Arrakis. The planet has no natural precipitation.

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, chasing the ball.