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2018

December

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. 

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.

October

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.

September

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

August

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.

July

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

June

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

May

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

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

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

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

April

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.

March

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

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

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

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

February

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

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

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.

January

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?

2017

December

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.

November

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.

October

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.

September

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

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

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

August

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.

July

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," 

June

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 

May

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.

April

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.

March

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.  

February

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.

January

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

2016

December

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

November

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?

October

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.

September

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:

August

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.

July

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

"The DNA is a match."

June

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.

May

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.

April

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.

March

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.

February

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.

January

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?