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2019

December

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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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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.