This year, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will host the inaugural Humanities Week

TEDxASUWest 2021 — returning to Arizona State University this month — seeks to explore the theme of regeneration across contexts: how it is possible to create something new out of what alread


In 2001, when Nemanja Demic was just 6 years old, he and his family came to the U.S. as war refugees from Serbia.

What is sacred? If something is sacred, can it be sold?

Last week’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement went about as well as a game of telephone.


The cybersecurity workforce gap continues to grow, with hundreds of thousands of jobs left vacant. What can we do?

Like everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval in the criminal justice system, with disruptions in trials and outbreaks among incarcerated people.


Arizona Humanities is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Humanities Awards.

Upon graduating high school, Shanae Germick thought it most beneficial to begin her studies at a community college to further explore her interests and career goals.

In 1990, the U.S. Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that Tess M.S.


Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

The ASU Graduate College has announced the awardees of the fifth annual Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Awards.

To cap off its first year as a hub for human rights scholars at Arizona State University, the Global Human Rights Hub will host a virtual global conference, "Human Rights on the Edge: The Future of


Inventing critical devices that monitor health, unraveling the secrets of potentially game-changing proteins, building connections with clinical partners and nurturing the future STEM workforce — t


Few individuals can honestly say they’ve made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of people, but an Arizona State University and ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management alumna quiet


For most teens, the break between semesters is a relaxed time of unstructured adventure. Driving around with friends. Meeting at the mall. Lounging by the pool. 

Eleven Arizona State University online undergraduate and graduate degree programs ranked among the top three in their categories in the country by U.S. News & World Report. 



Thousands of jobs in cybersecurity are going unfilled and Arizona State University has ramped up an initiative to draw young people to work in this critical field.

According to data collected by a team of Arizona State University researchers, students struggle to balance the safety of vulnerable family members with the need for peer connection.


This month, ASU faculty, alumni and Valley leaders are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Hispanic and Latino community in Arizona. 

2020 has been a year of extraordinary headlines.


In January 2018, China stopped accepting most plastic recyclables from Western nations. Within days, there was no hiding just how much plastic nations were producing and consuming.

Vincent Waldron, professor of communication studies and Lincoln Professor of Applied Ethics at Arizona State University, recently received the 20

When your field involves scholars originally trained in one of nine major disciplines, how do you promote interdisciplinary research around pressing social problems?


Arizona State University Professor James Sulikowski has been studying sharks around the world for more than 25 years and is a frequent cont


In just three years’ time, the group of faculty behind the Law and Behavioral Science initiative took Arizona State University from relative obscurity in the


Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2020.

Sharks are among the most threatened animals in the world, and more people than ever now want to help.

Editor’s note:  This story is being highlighted in ASU Now’s year in review. 


Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable

In a relatively short time, much has been written about the global cultural response to the COVID-19

Researchers at Arizona State University are harnessing the power of technology to track and predict trends in everything from disaster response to epidemic outbreaks in real time, using data collec


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


Arizona State University's Global Security Initiative is expanding its efforts to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals for the ca


For 32 years, the Graduate College has asked Arizona State University graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to nominate their mentors for what has become a prestigious and time-honored a

For most students, graduation is the mark of a final chapter in their collegiate experience.



Arizona State University students maintain at least a half dozen clubs dedicated to some form of cybersecurity.

Twenty-nine senior leaders from more than two dozen universities, including Cornell University, University of Michigan, University of Connecticut, Santa Clara University and Paul Quinn College, hav


Eighth grade student Debbie from Country Meadows Elementary School in Peoria dreams of becoming a computer programmer someday. But until this week, she had never met a woman in that role.

Update: Arizona State University undergraduates Valielza O’Keefe, a physics major, and Joshua Pardhe, a computer systems engineering major, won first place at the inaugural Reg

Air Force Master Sgt. Duane Gregory can go into the wilderness with little more than a knife and a map and come out just fine weeks later.


While making her way around the city on a recent afternoon, Arizona State University Professor Patricia Friedrich noticed something about the cr


Marine biologist Beth Polidoro did not always aspire to be a scientist. She first wanted to be a reporter, covering wars and human rights abuses across the globe.

Few would recall a sick day at home with the flu as a life-changing moment.

This summer, when James Sulikowski announced on Twitter that he was moving his Shark and Fish Conse

Each year more than 50,000 cybersecurity professionals from around the globe come together to attend the world’s preeminent cybersecurity gathering, RSA Con

The average cost of a single data breach is nearly $3.9 million. Globally, the cost of cybercrime is expected to top $2 trillion this year, according to Juniper Research.


ASU faculty members are pretty smart — and we don't just mean being experts on carbon c

Twins Anton and Sean Sachs are both curious about what makes people tick — Anton from a biological standpoint and Sean psychologically.

Anyone in the metro Phoenix area can fish in urban lakes and ponds and eat the fish they catch. The only thing required is a Class U (Urban) fishing license, which is $16 for the year.

Earlier this summer, almost 100 cars ended up stuck in a muddy Colorado field. An accident in Denver led Google Maps to suggest an alternate route to the airport.


Black widow spiders have been daily companions for Marissa Heeb this summer on Arizona State University’s West campus.

Eduardo Hinojosa has a passion for the field of artificial intelligence. But the 16-year-old was at a dead end trying to pursue his digital passion in his hometown of Redwood City, California.


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

Last month, more than 50,000 cybersecurity professionals from around the globe converged on San Francisco to attend the world’s preeminent cybersecurity gathering, the 


Each spring, high school students across the U.S. declare their college decisions, a first major step in carving their future path, and it deserves celebration.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement.

As part of Arizona State University’s efforts to advance sustainability education for

Ever heard of a woman performing in a mariachi band? How about an all-female mariachi group?

It was a horrific crime: The villains tracked down mothers and their babies, killed the adults and trafficked the little ones all over the world.


In front of a sold-out crowd of 800 community leaders, business executives and ASU alumni on March 20, the 2019 Founders’ Day celebrated the founding of the institution by honoring ASU alumni

The ASU Alumni Association Founders’ Day awards program honors the pioneering spirit of the institution’s founders and celebrates the innovations of alumni, faculty members and supporters of one of


Growing up in East Los Angeles, Erika Camacho, an associate professor in the 

Toothbrush robots. Black widow spider webs. Sparky practicing CPR. Open Door at West campus on Saturday really had it all.

Erika Camacho, an associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisc


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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. 

Every year at Arizona State University, one program works to bring students from different universities and even countries together to solve real-world problems, connect with internationally renown

Five Arizona State University faculty members have been named President’s Professors, an honor that recognizes faculty who have made substantial contributions to undergraduate education.

Arizona State University student Don Knowles is his own beacon of light.

The 58-year-old Marine Corps veteran is hopeful and optimistic about his future.

He also lives in darkness.


Dignity Health and Arizona State University have announced the 2018 awardees of the Collaborative Strategic Initiatives Program, which offers grants to ASU faculty and Dignity Health investig

More than 130 years ago, a small community of settlers in a remote northern Arizona valley erupted into a frenzy of ambushes, murders and massacres.

It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and on the third floor of the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix, a group of second-year Mayo Clinic students are learning to walk — or perhaps more accurately, re-learnin

Single-use plastics — such as cups with straws, takeout containers and water bottles — are so common in our culture of convenience that we often don’t give them a second thought.


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

Shawn Walker, an assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, has received a

Kuai Xu and Feng Wang of Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences were recently awarded $382,751 by the National Science Foundation for a cyb


Arizona State University New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences researchers are set to collaborate with Phoenix College on developing Course-based Undergraduate Resea

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2018 incoming ASU students.

Cardboard, soda cans, cheesecloth, Christmas lights, duct tape.

Ingredients for a DIY craft project? How about a clever use of otherwise mundane items to test a scientific theory?

Recent and ongoing changes to U.S.


Tess Neal, assistant professor of psychology, and Nicholas Schweitzer, associate professor with the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, both in Arizona State University's New College of Inter

On June 25, President Donald Trump announced the recipients for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and the Presidential Awards for Ex


Sally Kewayosh uses the short break in filming while students reposition their cameras to explain the 180-degree rule of cinematography, then instructs one of them to come in closer for a profile s

Allan Colbern, assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University has been awarded a

In a quiet courtroom, an attorney steps up to a lectern to deliver a closing argument.

Shawn Walker, assistant professor of communication and social technologies with the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and

Matt Simonton, assistant professor for Greek history at Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, has won the Runciman Award for his first book, “Classical Gree

Erika Camacho, associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, represented ASU at the SACNA

Kimberly Bussey from Arizona State University's BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science on the Tempe campus will be joining the New College of Interd


Roughly 80 percent of the 62,000 refugees who have come to live in Arizona since the

Matt Simonton, assistant professor for Greek history at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, released his first book, "Classic Greek Oligarchy: A Political

Shawn Walker, assistant professor of social media at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, recently co

Pam Marshall, associate professor of genetics and cell biology, was part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Arizona State University and Columbus State University to publish new findi

Beth Polidoro, assistant professor of biology at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, was recently a

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


The President’s Recognition Reception honors the outstanding efforts and achievements of Arizona State University faculty and staff who have made an impact in the workplace through the promotion of

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.


Tess Neal, assistant professor of psychology at Arizona State University's New College, has been invited by the Arizona Supreme Court to be the keynote speaker at the Legal Competency and Restorati

If aliens flew by our planet and looked down at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, you wouldn’t blame them for moving along.

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine recently held a national summit on innovations in physician diversity sponsored in part by Arizona State University.

Arizona State University pre-med students are entering into the emergency department to learn the best ways to communicate with patients at  Banner MD Anderson

More than 40,000 cybersecurity professionals will descend upon San Francisco's Moscone Center in mid-April for the annual RSA Conference, "Where the World Talks Security."

Cynthia Gaffney, a senior lecturer at Arizona State University, has been honored by the Pat Tillman Veterans Center with the Honor Roll award, signifying she went above and beyond for the veteran a

In 2010, Arizona State University Associate Professor Bertha Manninen wrote an article on the topic of abortion for th

Erika Camacho, associate professor of mathematics at the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, continues to add to her long list of awards.

Martin Matustik, professor of philosophy and religious studies at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Lady Davis Fellowship at the He

Kim Jones, director of the Cybersecurity Education Consortium at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the ASU Foundation's 2017–18 Women a


New College Assistant Professor of Psychology Jessica Salerno has been tabbed as a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science.

Professor Greg Wise from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus was recently announced as the 2017 winner of the

Justiana Carabajal neatly stacks the pages in front of her, then takes a deep breath as Arizona State University communications sophomore Miranda Alexander presses record on a video camera.

For over 40 years, Global Launch has helped students from more than 160 countries learn English and become a part of the American community.

Arizona State University's Open Door continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where visitors learned about forensics, toured the biomedical research lab, played games, hung out with Sp

Arizona State University President Michael M.


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.

Alonzo Jones has one of the best jobs at Arizona State University: associate athletic director for inclusion and championship life.

Who doesn’t want to lead a championship life?



There was no shortage of changes for the nation and Arizona State University in 2017.

Doug Kelley, a professor of communication in Arizona State University's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences,

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.

Kim Jones, director of the Cybersecurity Education Consortium (CEC) and professor of practice at ASU’s West campus

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


It’s that time of year when college students everywhere prepare to head home for the holidays, where they can catch up with friends and family and breathe a sigh of relief that they made it through

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review.

Karen Watanabe-Sailor, associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University's West campus, recently received funding from the U.S.

Thanksgiving brings us closer together, but our conversations across generations in a family can sometimes drive us farther apart.

Big questions about the nature of time and space and how they relate to mankind and the Earth have confounded some of the greatest minds since humans were capable of complex thought.

Chris Dussik, graduate of ASU’s West campus, was recently accepted into Yale Medical School. While attending ASU, Chris conducted lab research with Dr.

Catalonia’s official quest for independence from Spain was squashed by the country’s constitutional court Tuesday, temporarily ending the long-simmering separatist movement towards total autonomy.


On Wednesday, October 18th, a group of nine faculty and university leadership members from Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education visited ASU’s West campus.

On Saturday, October 21st, the 3rd annual Missing in Arizona Day took place at ASU’s West campus.

Editor's note: This story contains a frank discussion of death and human remains. It may not be suitable for all readers.  

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review.

The almost 600 freshman students who started at ASU’s West campus this fall will share in an unconventional experience this month: one of their first college-level discussions will include Broadway

Recent Forensic Science graduate Karen Baker, from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU’s West campus, was

Dr. Breanne Fahs, Professor of Women and Gender Studies at ASU’s School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, was recently awarded

As extreme weather events become more commonplace, regions of the world that get hit the hardest are often left scrambling to put the pieces of their homeland back together.


Last December, as other teens were looking forward to the holiday season and planning outings with friends and family, Houston-area high school student Brandy Vela was feeling so overwhelmed by onl

The recent Equifax data breach is just one in a growing list of businesses experiencing cybersecurity failures

Shows like “CSI,” “The First 48” and “Forensic Files” have captivated audiences, keying into a general fascination with murder, crime and forensics.


If, like Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, you want to see the sun blotted out from the sky and painted black, then you are in luck.

In 1994, three teenage boys were convicted of the murders of three 8-year-old boys in what would become known as the case of the West Memphis Three.


The title of doctor, whether medical or academic, carries a certain weight. After all, you don’t become one without a great deal of time, dedication and expertise.

Editor's note: This is part of our weeklong monsoon series; to read the first installation, "Gully washers and boulder rollers: How monsoons shape the desert," 


For the 10th consecutive year, Arizona State University’s Summer Experience at West provided Phoenix-area high school students the opportunity to experience life on a college campus, explore exciti

Five recent graduates from ASU's West campus and Barrett, the Honors College, accompanied Associate Dean Dr. Ramsey Eric Ramsey and Barrett faculty member Dr.

When Jeff Kassing, an Arizona State University professor of communications, asked students in his course on the cultural significance of soccer to select and profile a historic rivalry, he expected

A brand new, innovative, and interdisciplinary study abroad experience, hosted by New College, has been created and funded for the next two years. Beginning in the summer of 2018, Drs.

Lawyers know how to talk, but what if they were trained what to say?

Spectrum Video and Film, a local video production company in Scottsdale, opened its doors to conduct a workshop with

Spectrum Video and Film, a local video production company in Scottsdale, opened its doors to conduct a workshop with students at 


Arizona State University's outstanding graduates — both at the undergraduate and graduate level — have already started to change the world for the better, with great potential to keep that going af

Outgoing ASU West campus Dean Marlene Tromp is handing over a strong legacy.


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

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

When you’ve gotten used to waking up to your iPhone buzzing, asking Google every random question that pops into your head and relying on GPS to get around, it can be easy to forget how new it all i

Native American communities across the U.S.

When considering challenges such as staying on track for an on-time graduation, taking time away from family or work obligations and making a big dent in finances, the 

A Sun Devil biking across campus might seem like no big deal, but there’s more to it.

There are 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, 1 million with Parkinson’s and nearly half a million with multiple sclerosis. And with an aging U.S.


For International Women’s Day on March 8, a range of female professors at ASU shared names of women they consider to be influential and inspiring.  


Jason gets off work after a long, exhausting day. He drives home and ruminates about the way a coworker undermined him in front of their boss.

Arizona State University's Night of the Open Door — five free open houses over the month of February — continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where the rain held off as visitors lear

Sometimes during a trial a lawyer will get angry, a witness will speak out of turn or a defendant will have an outburst.


Following a murder-suicide last year involving two suburban Phoenix high school students, it became apparent that there had been warning signs on social media that went unnoticed.

Hundreds of young people rallied to re-enact Martin Luther King Jr.’s landmark 1963 March on Washington at ASU’s West campus on Wednesday, where they waved signs, cheered for equal



Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates 


Mosques across California received letters threatening genocide against Muslims this week, and although authorities say they didn’t rise to the level of hate crimes, ASU associate professor Patrick

It’s hard to miss evidence of Indian history and culture in metro Phoenix: Valley residents drive down Apache Boulevard, hike past Hohokam petroglyphs on A Mountain and enjoy fry bread at fairs and

Tomorrow the presidential election will be over, and friends, co-workers and family members who have been bitterly divided will need to move forward. But how?


Editor's note: In the spirit of Halloween, we offer a roundup of the engrossing research happening around ASU with creatures that are often relegated to spooky decorations.

Companies, like individuals, need to embrace change and diversity in order to innovate — and innovation is the future of business, according to two of Arizona State University’s top business expert

It has happened to nearly everyone: Someone hacked into your Facebook account, or your bank had to send you a new card because of fraud detection.


A group of Arizona State University students are seated in a circle at the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus.

Fans of 1980s trivia, video games and geek culture rejoiced when it was announced Steven Spielberg would be taking Ernest Cline’s 2011 beloved dystopian novel, “

Arizona State University furthers commitment to translate knowledge into action on sustainability challenges through three new international partnerships:


Two students in ASU T-shirts sit across from each other in an office on the West campus.

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review.


On a hot summer morning on Arizona State University’s West campus, Darra Browning was all smiles.

"The DNA is a match."


In the past 10 years, Latino undergraduate enrollment at ASU has almost doubled.

It is the fear of the foreign. Dr. Marlene Tromp — yes, that’s an “o” — says the promises of Muslim bans, deportations and trade tariffs in this year’s U.S.


The dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU’s West campus has been named the Arizona Women in Higher Education Woman of the Year for 2016.

Strolls along the Seine, coffee breaks in Trafalgar Square, selfies atop the Great Wall — for many students, these are the things that come to mind at the mention of “study abroad.”

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.


Pritika Shahani isn’t even in med school yet and she already has four years of cancer-drug research under her belt.

In a small classroom at the end of a long hallway, groups of three to four students are huddled together behind the soft glow of at least a dozen Apple icons, working against looming deadlines to p

Gaming has come a long way since the flashing lights and plinking sounds of 1980s corner arcades.

Classroom teachers are more crunched than ever, and many see time spent on professional development as inefficient and a waste of resources.


It may be hard to believe, but already the better half of a century has passed since World War II broke out.

It's a job that's been glamourized through many television crime shows, but that doesn't make "real" forensics work any less interesting.


It’s one of those nightmare situations you hope you never find yourself in: sitting on death row for a crime you didn’t commit.

Advertising is a multibillion-dollar business for one reason: It works.

Wind spatters Fletcher Library’s three-story picture window with rain, but inside hardly anyone notices.

You’re watching a political debate on TV and notice one of the candidates beginning to fidget.

The West campus kicked off a month of open-house events at Arizona State University's campuses during Night of the Open Door on Feb. 6. From fitness to food, there was fun for the whole family.


Imagine never forgetting where you put your keys again. Or being able to weigh the odds at a blackjack table in seconds.

What do golf balls and the staff of your local pharmacy have in common?

They can both benefit from data analysis.

Students and faculty at ASU have been digging out their hats, scarves and boots this year as Arizona experienced a colder-than-usual winter.

Every couple has a “how we met” story. Sometimes it takes place at a party, sometimes it’s online, sometimes it’s at school.

“Please turn off all mobile devices.”

Is that even possible now?

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