K–12 students will have the opportunity to experience three incredible performance groups this semester as part of

Arizona State University’s commitment to the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves is embedded in its charter.

Editor's note: This story, originally published Jan.


Unlike countries with parliamentary systems, where governing with pluralities rather than majorities is the norm, the United States has only two major parties, meaning usually one or the other is i

It has been almost a year since the coronavirus spread across the globe, upending individual lives and the operations of businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits and government agencies ali

At first, Arizona State University business administration alumnus Brad Stoddard was against moving to a rural area.

When Arizona State University first was named host of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, the world’s largest general sc

Lots of people are eager to help feed hungry people, but obstacles like money, time and distance can overcome goodwill and generosity.

Researchers at Arizona State University's Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, along with colleagues at Arizona’s two other state universities and Mayo C

Pedro Gomez, an Arizona-based reporter for ESPN who was a frequent presence at the Walter

For two days in January, more than 270 educators and education experts from around the country gathered virtually at the invitation of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to address a big questi

When the call went out in late January for volunteers to help with Arizona State University's COVID-19 vaccination effort, students at the College of Health Solutions jumped at the chance, filling

In the early 1970s, Steve Graham was a long-haired free-spirit hitchhiking across America, trying to find himself.

More sustainable transit in the cities of the future. Improving water security via forest restoration. Expanding education in energy and STEM.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris virtually toured the State Farm Stadium vaccination site on Feb.

While the yearlong COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive, Arizona’s three public universities have created new ways of teaching and researching that have been so successful, they will continue into

A documentary produced by students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication about a disturbing rise in youth suicide in Arizona is on track to reach

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hardest on the most vulnerable people, and Arizona State University students have been working to help one group in downtown Phoenix.

Art Ciocca and his wife, Carlyse, are passionate about entrepreneurship and education.

From campus to community, Arizona State University remains committed to advancing smart technology initiatives.

With the goal of vaccinating 3.5 million Arizonans by July 1, the state opened its second COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site Monday at Arizona State University’s Phoenix Municipal Stadium.


A graduate student at Arizona State University has teamed up with airmen from Luke Air Force Base to develop a 3D augmented reality system that could revolutionize the way U.S.

Information on navigating the complex tribal e‑commerce environment via sovereignty and entrepreneurial diversification will be shared with tribes and tribal entrepreneurs at "Wiring the Rez: Innov

An Arizona State University alumna has been on a decades-long mission to provide housing for people with autism, and her collaboration with ASU on a new research report will make it easier to addre

Dementia research. Coronavirus testing. Revitalizing communities. Giving more students access to education through scholarships.

The ASU at Lake Havasu admissions team can breathe a huge sigh of relief, because they’re offering a nursing degree later this year, pending Arizona State Boar

Everything the rest of us have tried to avoid for the past nine months – public spaces, oft-touched surfaces, contact with crowds – they have had to embrace.

A group of education leaders in Arizona aren’t letting COVID-19 stop them from pursuing an ambitious goal for making sure families have access to financial aid for college.

A decade ago, Arizona State University launched Campaign ASU 2020, a universitywide fundraising campaign designed to unite ASU's growing body of supporters around the idea that, together, we can im

Maricopa County residents realized a $4.85 return on investment for every dollar the county Parks and Recreation Department spent on operating costs at its eight parks in 2019, according to a

When Kathryn Sorenson was director of water services for the city of Phoenix, she was in charge of a massive infrastructure that included 7,000 miles of pipeline.

ASU ShapingEDU brings together a community of changemakers who not only envision a more positive future, but undertake concrete actions to create those fut

Around A.D. 1085, along the southern rim of Northern Arizona’s elevated Colorado Plateau, a volcano erupted, forever changing ancient Puebloan fortunes and all nearby life.

Arizona State University’s Project Humanities will be recognized for excellence in education by the city of Tempe at

Two women with a passion for philanthropy have been selected as the 2021 ASU Martin Luther King Jr.



“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us …

A Maricopa County COVID-19 case investigative team consisting of Arizona State University students, assisted by faculty and staff from the ASU School of

Arizona State University is conducting coronavirus testing for a vulnerable population — those who work with people experiencing homelessness — with help from a $45,000 grant from t

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.

Broadening efforts to bring together students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is lau

In the early days of computer technology, during the 1940s through the 19

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

Arizona State University has been awarded a $12.5 million multiyear subcontract from the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNL), operated by Leidos Biomedical Research on behalf of

Food insecurity is on the rise in Arizona as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among Hispanic households, households with children and households who experienced a job disruption, accor

Arizona has already made good progress in recovering from the pandemic-induced economic decline, but big worries could be ahead as federal aid programs expire, according to Arizona State University


A second wave of COVID-19 is rising in Arizona and across the U.S., causing exponential growth of new infections along with an increasing number of people hospitalized with the disease.

The website shows rows of faces, many smiling, of Native American women and girls in Arizona who are gone — missing or murdered. No one has seen Jamie for over a year.

The lack of affordable housing in Arizona is inextricably tied to education and employment, and effective solutions must address the whole picture, according to several experts who spoke Monday at

Now is the time when snowbirds flock to the Southwest – and Arizona is a major hot spot for those looking for a warm winter getaway from the harsh weather up north and in the Midwest.

Three different stories from three inspiring Native women — all with one thing in common: a degree from the Indian Legal Program (ILP) of the

Embarking on the path to college can mean overcoming a series of barriers, and often the first is financial.

The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the longest expansion on record and led to a sharp economic contraction. Can the U.S. economy continue with its current recovery?

COVID-19 cases in Maricopa County are three to four times higher than testing efforts indicate, according to a recent antibody study.

It was seeing herself reflected that made the college decision for Maria Walker.

The wilderness therapy program Huts for Vets allows veterans to commune with nature in the Colorado Rockies and experience a perspective sh

Arizona State University graduates have started dozens of nonprofit organizations that help thousands of people in Arizona and around the world, including Native Americans, veterans, children with

Since the rise of COVID-19 in our state last spring, the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute has worked tirelessly to respond, in particular by pro

International recording artists the Gin Blossoms paid tribute to Arizona State University’s military members, veteran population and all others who serve

Amid new challenges posed by COVID-19, states struggled to increase their census self-response rates in 2020. 

Election Day is here and the Indian Legal Clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is out in full force continuing its efforts


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, early voting in the 2020 election in Arizona has 

The Tohono O’odham Nation announced on Monday that it is contributing $1 million each to Arizona State University an

Arizona State University's Geospatial Research Solutions, a professional services group housed within the

After battling on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic most of the year, Arizona’s health care community paused on Oct.

When Arizona State University President Michael Crow committed the campus to sustainability in 2007, he pledged that it would be carbon neutral by 2025.

The COVID-19 pandemic upended students’ academic and personal lives during the spring, leaving several students in need of swift assistance.

Jean Andino can never forget the wide-eyed look of shock on students’ faces.

Starting a business is complicated, and entrepreneurs must consider many factors when deciding where to set up shop. How long will it take to get approval? How much must employees be paid?

For the past two years, the Center for Child Well-Being at Arizona State University has intensively examined the impact of incarceration on families th

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has established a growing prominence of female editors-in-chief for its law journals, part of a

Arizona State University has received a $4.7 million federal grant to boost testing for COVID-19 in underserved communities around the state.

In the span of two decades, Matt Barrie went from an unknown sports journalist to a national anchor, collecting 11 Emmy Awards and three Edward R. Murrow journalism awards along the way.


The Arizona State University Library is about to receive new documents for archival and housing in their facilities.

Arizona’s Mohave County is experiencing long wait times for COVID-19 test results, but ASU at Lake Havasu is helping to relieve some of the bottleneck.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. 

Carl Yamashiro, an associate clinical professor at the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, h

As the world manages through the coronavirus pandemic, Arizona State University continues its work to discover and develop easier and more widespread COVID-19 testing to a

This semester, first-generation college student Angel Ledesma began his college journey at Arizona State University with a goal of becoming an orthodontist one day.

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

Why do certain groups of people have a shorter life span? How can health disparities among poor and racialized minorities be reduced?

On April 25, 1954, Bell Labs announced its latest invention, a silicon solar cell, at a press conference in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

Initial findings reported by the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union (ACGU) suggest that following Arizona’s first reported case of COVID-19 in late January, the state experienced no cases that

An Arizona State University student spent his summer participating in a contact-tracing program that helped reduce the spread of COVID-10 and likely saved lives.

The quagga mussel is not something served on a dinner plate or over a large tray of ice at a fancy restaurant.

When people are incarcerated, their families also suffer, surrounded by shame and stigma. Especially little kids.

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

As anyone unlucky enough to have spent this summer in the Valley of the Sun knows, it’s been a season of firsts.

Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are embarking on an ambitious project to better understand the prevalence and spread of COVID-19 cases in the c

What do yoga, grilled cheese, lumbar punctures, lettuce seeds and infectious diseases have in common?

Today, at an event hosted by Arizona State University, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, U.S. Sen.


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.

Parents and teachers fear the summer slide — the learning loss that can happen over summer break — and the aftereffects of the spring school closures threaten to double the length of potentia

The centennial of a landmark decision that affected half the United States' population will take place Aug. 18, 2020, as the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment turns 100.

The question "When will things get back to normal?" rings across the state.

Though the world and the economy are rapidly changing around us, free ASU virtual career resources are helping to meet people where they are. 

Three days a week, an Arizona State University epidemiologist leads a team into the Pascua Yaqui tribal community of Guadalupe to track and respond to COVID-19.

It’s been a turbulent 2020, with a pandemic, continuing social unrest and an economic recession. How to make sense of it all?

It wasn’t until a severe car crash left her needing medical care she could not afford that Swapna Reddy understood the value of a good hea

It didn’t take Larry Ross, a fifth-generation educator who launched the Omega Youth Leadership Academy in Arizona, long in his career

A new, $7.5 million partnership will help the state’s K–12 teachers deliver quality instruction and support for online and blended learning environments as Arizona grapples with the challenges of s

The ongoing protests over racism in the United States have fueled conversations about the role of policing, including demands for officers to focus on “de-escalating” situations before they become

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

A 95-car, Union Pacific freight train derailed over Tempe Town Lake on Wednesday, July 29.


Classes this fall will see only half of their teacher’s face.

Electricity literally brightens our lives, but public understanding of its supply seems dim.

Mere hours ahead of Arizona Gov.

In Arizona, some of the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic have been the same communities whose plight often goes unnoticed — refugees, asylum-seekers, DACA recipients, mixed-statu

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 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,

Despite all hope that warmer weather might allow for a brief respite to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, temperatures aren’t the only thing soaring in Arizona this summer.

As school reopenings remain uncertain in Arizona and beyond due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASU Prep Digital is rolling out full-time online school options for elementary school students, ready

The First Peoples' COVID-19 Resource Drive is an initiative to supply much needed supplies to tribal communities struggling with the impact of the pandemic.

July 13 update: An additional date has been added: 7-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14. Appointments can be made at the same link below, with the same agency code.

Mi-Ai Parrish, the Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership at the Cronkite School and former publisher of the Arizona Republic, is among three Arizona State University women

As an established urban planner in Arizona, Ian Dowdy has built an expansive career that spans more than 15 years across the private, public and nonprofit sectors rooted in his ethos of service to

Hugh Downs frequently heard himself introduced as “a legend in broadcasting” — an accolade he was quick to wave away.


Arizona State University's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership hosts its Civic Leadership Institute for high school students each summer.

Does your neighborhood have a guaranteed water supply?

Is ocean desalination the future of drinking water?

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.

When ASU at Lake Havasu Director Raymond Van der Riet leaves his post next month, his big shoes will be filled quickly and seam

While schools around the world are closed and plans for the fall semester are still uncertain in some districts, rising ninth graders across the Phoenix metro area are still being reached wit

It goes without saying that the benefits of scholastic endeavors go beyond the intellectual. They’re also a way that kids can learn social skills, develop literacy and master how to deal with life’

Now through June 28, volunteers throughout the metro Phoenix region will be putting on masks and picking up trash as part of a nationwide

On the third Saturday of March, only a few days after Arizona State University directed its community to work remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 

Evidence suggests the use of vaccines goes as far back as the year 1000, but the modern-day practice of widespread inoculation can be attributed to English physician Edward Jenner, whose smallpox v

Today, Arizona State University announced that Enfuego Technologies was selected to represent the university in the final round of the Alliance for the American Dream competition, where they

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.

Look up the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on the 

As the spring 2020 semester recessed for spring break, Arizona K-12 students and parents contemplated how the academic year would continue and conclude as news of possible school closures due

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the summer 2020 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. 

When COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic, volunteers with Phoenix Allies for Community Health immediately leapt into action.

ASU experts on the economy, anxiety, tourism and more share their insights in a new video series on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting a variety of aspects of our lives.

For many years, Arizona families have looked to Arizona State University for a wide array of school year and summer programming, resources, education and inspiration to promote access to higher edu

Teaching preschool is a full-contact sport.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, life has changed dramatically. Social distancing and the stay-at-home guidelines have been especially difficult for kids.


UPDATE: June 5 town hall to focus on race and unrest

Editor's note: Youth currently in the foster system will be referred to only by initials in this story to protect their privacy.

Every day in hospitals across the country, millions of patients depend on lifesaving blood donations to survive and thrive.

Arizona educators and concerned parents are eagerly anticipating direction from state officials on how and when K-12 schools should proceed as their communities continue opening up amid the coronav

The COVID-19 pandemic is having tough economic impacts on Arizonans, with fewer work hours as well as job losses and furloughs, according to a new poll by Arizona State University.

It’s Friday morning, and Arizona State University students Daniela Ledesma and Hanna Maroofi head to the Arizona Department of Health Services in downtown Phoenix.

“Arizona Horizon,” the daily public affairs program produced by Arizona PBS, is airing weekly town hall meetings each Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The suspension of sports has taken away a happy part of Native American culture as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to several experts on an Arizona State University panel on F

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating huge disruption for many Arizona nonprofit organizations, which are seeing increased demand for services but plummeting revenue.

With less than three weeks to organize and gather sponsor support, a trio of Arizona State University alumni loaded a 21-foot moving truck on May 7 and delivered emergency supplies for the people o

An Arizona State University team is working to keep the state’s front-line nonprofit agencies connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

America’s criminal justice system was already in the process of reforming, but the COVID-19 pandemic could make further progress uncertain, especially if crime jumps when the shutdown ends, accordi

ASU’s costume shop may be closed, but its staff and students are still hard at work — making masks instead of costumes. 

Despite almost unfathomable numbers of job losses, experts at Arizona State University are predicting that economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic could be rapid.

On April 30, the Arizona State University Alumni Association and Sun Devil Athletics hosted a live webinar featuring NCAA wrestling champion and ASU alumnus Anthony Robles. 

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


One of the longest-running, most in-demand forecast events in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon will be offered exclusively online for the first time, presen

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the critical need for the United States to develop a strong system for young people to engage in public service — much like the

It was Marilyn Wurzburger’s attention to detail that landed her a job as a cataloguer at the Arizona State University Library in 1960, but it was her determination and the 4 o’clock hour that launc

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the resource-raising entity operating for the benefit of Arizona State University sheds light on its dedication to investing money where its values li

The extraordinary COVID-19 pandemic will be studied for decades and will likely lead to changes in law enforcement, according to experts who spoke at an Arizona State University panel discussion on

Throughout the more than half century since he received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, Geoffrey Gonsher dedicated his lif

Arizona State University has responded to the coronavirus crisis by ramping up a massive initiative to design, produce and distribute critically needed personal protective equipment and other medic

We know why the sky is blue. But why is the ASU "A" blue?

Ready for some good news for a change?

We thought so.

As cases of COVID-19 rise in Arizona, it’s essential to take a closer look at the current hospital resources that are available in our state.

Since its establishment in 2016, the Arizona Legal Center (ALC) has been serving as a legal lifeline for underserved members of the community.

Arizona’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus can be viewed as a structure assembled in stages.


TV and radio stations across Arizona will simulcast a live hourlong interview with Gov. Doug Ducey to explore the impact of coronavirus on the state.

A $2 million donation in emergency grants from the Virginia G.

Long before IBM, Apple and Google set up shop in Silicon Valley, the area was home to government-funded research operations that developed electronics and communications devices.

Every year, Lee McPheters describes the pulse of the economy — which has shown a steady uptick over the past several years for Arizona.

Arizona State University English lecturer Rosemarie Dombrowski is on a mission to make poetry part of the vernacular in Phoenix.

The COVID-19 pandemic has everyone operating at more than arms length these days, but a new Arizona State University-sponsored webinar series is offering a twist on the social hour.

What started out as an extracurricular activity has turned into the grease that keeps a community's wheels moving smoothly.

There has been a significant drop in automobile use both across Arizona and throughout the country in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

A shock felt across the state, responses to the current spread of the novel coronavirus have changed ev

Arizona State University has a long-standing commitment to the military community and its veterans, long after they have finished active duty, and once they are ready to pursue a degree and a new c

It’s time to stand and be counted. The United States census, the universal event every American has participated in since 1790, is upon us.

At Cronkite News, there are no daily TV broadcasts because of the response to COVID-19, but that didn’t stop students from reporting the news.

Latino voters have long been thought of as a "sleeping giant" that could have significant impact in Arizona and national elections.

Their time may be now.

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will use a $225,000 investment from the John S. and James L.

Northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Watershed, near Sedona, is a popular destina

Don Dedera, a journalist, author, Arizona historian and distinguished graduate of Arizona State University’s journalism school, died Tuesday at age 90.

Christina Jewett has tailed a Russian mobster, discovered a secret government database kept by the Federal Drug Administration and exposed corrupt doctors and corporations.

Arizona State University broke ground Monday on the Downtown Phoenix Residence Hall and Entrepreneurship Center, a 16-floor building at the southwest corner of Fillmore Street and First Avenu


When we ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, “engineer” isn’t usually among the top answers.

Other than a general interest in engineering, Ryan Milcarek’s career aspirations when he was an undergraduate lacked focus.

Nearly a year’s worth of work led up to a single event for a group of five Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Healt

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 Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, a national reporting initiative at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, today released a multimedi

Arizona State University and Creighton University have announced a new partnership that will give ASU students more options to pursue degrees in the health sciences, contributing to the growing nee

What do you do when you’ve been asked to work in service of a community of interest, but you’re not sure what interests the community? Or what size it is? Or what its core beliefs are? 

Sara Brownell, an associate professor of undergraduate biology in Arizona State University's School of Life Sci

For Taylor Notah, a trip to the Arizona State University archives brought the past immediately into the present.

Arizona State University alumna Karrin Taylor Robson believes one should always be prepared for when opportunity or responsibility knocks on the door.

Two women with strong ties to the Maryvale community in northwest Phoenix will serve as "community champions," working with faculty, staff and students of Arizona State University’s

Like other thinkers throughout history, American astronomer and astrophysicist Carl Sagan said in order to understand the present, one must know the past.

When Nancy Grimm walked through the woods as a child, she wondered how it all fit together and worked: the rain, the soil, the plants, the chemistry. She saw it was a system. But how?

Feb. 14, 2020, marks the 108th birthday for the state of Arizona.

What happens when artists are invited to contribute to community improvement efforts? This question is at the heart of a new podcast series called AZ Creative Voices.

The marvels of engineering: Our world revolves around remarkable concepts and feats of design, many of which start in classrooms like the ones at Arizona State University.

What do you need to build a liquid-fueled rocket that can reach the edge of space? 

First, a place big enough in which to build it. 

Ashley Huskie, 17, has time to think on her hour-and-a-half bus ride to and from school.

Arizona’s economy is strong, but it will require investment in research at the state’s three public universities to grow enough for the future, according to the colleges’ presidents.

Arizona State University will prepare learners of all ages to succeed in a transformed workplace thanks to a $30 million gift from State Farm that will fund new programs and scholarships.


Migrant women and girls who experienced violent crime are more likely than nonvictims to have health problems and face barriers to vital health care here in Arizona,

Arizona State University students keep trying new ways to live up to the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions’ slogan #BeTheSolution.

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.

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

Juan Carrillo and Jason Méndez came from opposite sides of the country, taught at rival colleges, cheered for clashing NBA teams and even liste

When the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on Oct. 1, a resource for Arizona high schoolers was born.

With six major active-duty military installations, the most innovative university in the nation and branches of companies like Boeing, Raytheon and General Dynamics calling the state home, Arizona

This tournament has it all: the biggest names in golf during the day and the biggest names in entertainment at night.

One university, multiple locations and a plethora of research projects, but what exactly is happening in the classrooms and labs at Arizona State University?

Students, teachers and members of the community witnessed history come alive as they gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy at the 29th annual March on West on Jan.

Tamale season is that time just before Christmas when friends and relatives come together to partake in the time-honored tradition of soaking corn husks, cooking fillings, spreading masa and rollin

The ASU Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $937,000 grant from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation in support of 35 scholarships for students who are considered “Dreamers.”

A new partnership to advance drone technology designed specifically for search and rescue (SAR) missions has been developed between Arizona State University, the Arizona Department of Emergency and

Each January for a quarter century, thousands of Americans have foregone a day of leisure on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor the work of the slain civil rights leader by helping others.

On Jan. 17, Arizona State University’s Committee for Campus Inclusion will be honored for its commitment to diversity in the city of Tempe.

Longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley delivered a dramatic, emotional address to ASU students Monday night that underscored the important role journalism plays in a democracy.

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.

Arizona State University broke ground Friday on ASU at Mesa City Center, a state-of-the-art project that will jump-start the revitalization of downtown Mesa and train students in one of the biggest

Researchers at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions have received a $2 million grant from Arizona’s Medicaid agency to evaluate and improve the

A team of Arizona State University students engaged nearly 900 fellow students in the voting process with an online tool, placing ASU in the top 15 among 131 U.S.



Sun Devils were inspired this fall to launch projects addressing community issues as diverse as gender-inclusive sports and postpartum health for refugees. 

According to Arizona State University Clinical Assistant Professor Heather Ross, it is no longer enough for physicians to just be good at takin

Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation, is launching a special yearlong project to cover the ri

Two local robotics teams just made the holidays more accessible for 20 local children who face challenges manipulating interactive toys.

The growth in Arizona’s economy is slowing but the outlook remains strong for 2020, according to Arizona State University’s economic outlook expert.

Arizona State University and the Be A Leader Foundation have been awarded a grant to form a Network for School Improvement (NSI) to expand their existing school partnerships to build the K–12 pipel

Steve Borden, director of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, is leaving Arizona State Univers

As thousands of community members packed the parking lot of the North Phoenix Baptist Church to check out the float entries for the APS Electric Light Parade, Special Event Management students ente

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego talked about her job — that it’s very rewarding but involves dealing with criticism — and encouraged students to sign up

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.

Downtown Phoenix doughnut lovers rejoiced this year when beloved Valley chain Bosa Donuts opened not one, not two, but three locations within a 1-mile radius.


For decades, the NCAA has adamantly opposed the idea of student-athletes being paid to play college sports. That position is no longer tenable.

The U.S. economic outlook is healthy, according to key economic indicators. Will it remain steady in 2020?

People who live in rural Arizona share many of the same concerns as their urban counterparts, but they also face unique challenges and wish for a bigger share of support from the state, according t

Kathleen Yetman grew up knowing where her food came from.

Arizona’s ability to roll with the punches, which shapes and shifts over time, is largely dependent on proactive planning, swift actions and openness to change, according to an Arizona State Univer

Faculty and graduate students from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication were awarded $10,000 from the

Arizona State University students Valielza O’Keefe and Joshua Pardhe took first place in the inaugural Regents’ Cup debate competition this weekend, each winning $16,600 in a one-time scholarship t

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.

Five Arizona State University graduates will be inducted into the 42nd annual W. P. Carey School of Business Alumni Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 22.

Like many arts organizations, the recession was tough on Arizona Opera, which is now working to ensure its financial future.

Arizona State University students took on challenges in robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence alongside their peers from universities and community colleges across the state at the

Veterans in Arizona are at more than twice the risk of the rest of the population of dying by suicide, according to new information from Arizona State University’s Center for Violence Prevention an

Michael Spangenberg said he was always that “one weird dude” in his Chandler classroom who was born in Arizona. Still, he didn’t realize that Arizona was the 48th state to join the country.

The Salt River Valley has always revolved around two things: the sun above and the river below.

Arizona has seen some improvements in child welfare, but the gains are not equal for all groups — and that's an issue that the state must face, according to Judy Krysik, director of the

What is the nature of social justice? How can each of us take action in a way that is responsible to the whole community?

Todd Canterbury not only followed in his father’s footsteps, he practically mirrored them.

Some of the most innovative and groundbreaking research at Arizona State University is taking place in indigenous communities and on reservations around the Copper State and beyo

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is hosting its seventh annual Gold ‘n Gavel event on Nov.

Between 1910 and 1970, the African American population of Arizona grew from 2,000 to over 54,000, according to a new exhibit on display at Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and S

Editor’s note: This is the second Q&A in a


When people move to the United States, their journey to assimilation is a complex process that involves change for everyone in the community, according to two authors who have studied this contempo

Todd Lemay remembers longing for snowless days. The weather constricted the Maine native in ways others couldn’t comprehend. That wasn’t all; steps robbed him of his freedom.

Halloween is big business in the United States.

Between the costumes, decorations and props, temporary Halloween stores — like Spirit Halloween — provide a one-stop shopping experience for all things spooky.

Research that is helping regional communities solve their wastewater pollution problems has earned Otakuye Conroy-Ben a

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

PBS NewsHour West, the new bureau and West Coast feed of “PBS NewsHour,” hit the air for the first time on Monday from inside the Cronkite School.

Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona State University alumna Laura Medina enjoyed getting the day off school for Columbus Day every October. But she also remembers feeling conflicted.

The 19th Amendment of the American Constitution officially gave women the right to vote in 1920, putting to rest decades

For the fifth consecutive year, Arizona State University has been ranked as a top producer of educators by Teach For America,

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

Every semester, when thousands of students move their graduation cap tassels from right to left, it doesn’t mean education has ended for them.

Last month, Arizona State University alumna Shaandiin Parrish stood in front of a crowd at the annual Navajo Nation Fair and waited to learn whether she’d become Miss Navajo Nation 2019.

Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has a unique fall break opportunity for teens interested in sports journalism.


A community garden occupies a diminutive dirt lot in Phoenix.

Arizona State University joined with thousands of students, parents, educators and college access partners around the country to celebrate

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego faced a room of middle schoolers from Phoenix’s Creighton School District as she shared a few candid stories about when things didn’t go exactly as she planned in her lif

Every first Thursday in downtown Phoenix, a revolution is stirring at the Get Lit salon series, a recently revived community literary event facilit

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

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

Witches, pagans and polytheists: They’re not seance-holding weirdos, tree-worshipping nudists or Stonehenge-dancing hippies.

Arizona State University football Head Coach Herm Edwards is as comfortable in front of a microphone as he is on the gridiron.

With a snip of the scissors on Friday, Arizona State University sealed a partnership with the global corporation Infosys that will accelerate workforce develop

Nowadays, you don’t have to look very hard to see the power of big data.


J. Orin Edson built his first boat when he was just a kid boating around Lake Washington.

Arizona is facing a colossal challenge in managing its water supply — especially with the uncertainty of climate change effects.

The Southwest’s long-standing drought has left the state staring down a historic and first-ever Colorado River water cutback in 2020. 

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

Arizona has recovered from the recession of a decade ago, but it’s a responsibility of the three public universities to further strengthen the state’s fragile economy, according to Michael Crow, pr

Arizona State University’s Project Humanities has developed a reputation for its provocative and engaging programming.

Cosmochemistry expert and new ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) Director Meenakshi Wadhwa and drylands researcher

Each year, the city of Tempe recognizes one individual or organization as a “Bike Hero” — highlighting the work being done in the community to increase awareness and promoting bicycling as a viable

The Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series — hosted by Arizona State University's W. P.

The path to college can be challenging for many people, but youths who have been in foster care can face extra obstacles.

Some of the world’s most accomplished scientific minds will converge on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus Nov.

Sun Devil supporters bolstered scholarships, medical advancements, professorships and research opportunities as part of a banner fundraising year for the ASU Foundation.


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

An Arizona State University professor’s new research has discovered that teenagers’ positive perceptions of law enforcement have decreased dramatically in the past few years, even as their confiden

When Nic Sheff was 11 years old, he began drinking vodka. A year later he was using marijuana, soon joined by acid, ecstasy, mushrooms and cocaine.

Arizona State University’s Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering recently named the first Sustainable Infrastructure Award winners. 

Arizona State University is a leader in higher education for implementing and achieving sustainability standards.

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.

Google “Dr. Joaquin Bustoz,” and you can find a link to “Apreciación – In Memory of Dr.

Project Benjamin, a cross-sector coalition of organizations from Arizona, was provisionally awarded $1 million from Schmidt Futures in the Alliance for the


It’s March 20, 1911. Former President Theodore Roosevelt is in town for the dedication of a dam 60 miles northeast of the Salt River Valley.

For Jesse Lopez, the opportunity to partner with 

Summer is at hand, and water is a key element in beating the heat.

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

In 1899, when Arizona had not yet gained statehood and Arizona State University was a fledgling institution known as the Tempe Normal School, Zebulon Pearce was freshly graduated with teachers cred

Health wasn’t something Maza Wasi ever thought about.

President Donald Trump has backed off his threat to impose tariffs on Mexico over the immigration crisis, but he later said that China could face additional tariffs to the ones he imposed on goods

The western burrowing owl is like no other bird: It lives underground, is adaptable to urban environments and its idea of a show of force is to surround its nest with dog waste and neighborhood tra

At a swearing-in ceremony early in May, Arizona State University alumna Arlene Chin became the newest member of the Tempe City Council and the first Asian American woman to hold the position


Brandon Vickers served his country for five years while he was a welder in the Navy.

For many youth in foster care, the odds of achieving a college education have historically been low, with

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

The spring and early summer temperatures in Arizona are perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking and camping.

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

The dry, arid climate of the Sonoran Desert has created harsh living conditions for several millennia.

In the United States, obesity rates among children ages 2 to 19 years old have skyrocketed from 10% in 1999 to over 18.5% in 2

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 9,865 people experience homelessness on a given night in Arizona.

Sarah Phillips, a student at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, knew Arizona State University was home from the minute she ste

Who doesn’t love a garden? Turning the soil and planting seeds or seedlings just so, then watering and witnessing subtle, then significant growth over time.

This spring marks the 35th anniversary of ASU’s Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program that aims to increase the number of first-ge

History has shown that positive things can happen when individuals unite for the greater good.

FBI director Christopher Wray invites you to visit him in Washington, D.C., where you will share a spotlight with country crooner Dolly Parton: All in a day’s work?

In 2010, Tomas Robles found himself in Phoenix with an accounting job he didn’t love and what felt like a troubling political tide he was powerless to impact.

Improving the quality of food for families in South Phoenix will likely require many changes, ranging from policy updates at the federal level to a stronger focus on culture at the family level, ac

Arizona’s economy is thriving and is likely to flourish at least for another year, according to economics experts at Arizona State University.


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.

Crime is down in Arizona but more people are in prison, and confronting that issue will require a broad range of changes plus a lot of courage, according to a group discussion on criminal justice r

Arizona State University representatives from across campuses attended a symposium April 17–18 in Phoenix to gain insight into the veteran space, network with local and military veteran community l

Editor's note: This story first appeared in the spring 2019 issue of Impact magazine, which is published twi

The new hotel going up northwest of University Drive and Rural Road is part of a reimagining of the north part of the Arizona State University campus in Tempe that will draw corporate partners to t

Among the uninitiated, Phoenix might conjure less-than-savory thoughts of suburban sprawl, ecological challenges or a dearth of history.

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

"Our culture is our biggest pride, and that pride will be our success."

Arizona State University School of Music education, performance and therapy areas recently joined forces with community partners Kyrene Aprende Middle School and Sunrise Senior Living Community to

Arizona is among the leading states for job creation in construction, manufacturing and information technology, and population growth is expected to exceed 100,000 new residents this year.

What schools do Arizona’s highest-achieving high school seniors have their eyes on? Harvard? Yale? Princeton?

None of the above, and a little closer to home.

It’s a typically gorgeous spring morning in Phoenix. Families paint color on a drab brick wall as others visit nearby booths and food trucks.

College students, professionals and high school students came together to learn, network and tackle community problems at the third annual SPARK conference in March.

During February and March, the Valley of the Sun YMCA in partnership with Arizona State University's Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions hosted its inaugural Youth and Gov

Nearly 200 girls from Girl Scout troops and schools around the Phoenix metropolitan area stormed Arizona State University’s Tempe campus for GEAR Day on Saturday, March 30.

Glaciers melting. Record storms. Rising sea levels. Problems quite off the human scale.

What can little old you do about all of that?

Shawn served three years in prison for burglary, then walked out to face a dizzying array of requirements he had to fulfill with almost no help and no money.

A woman who was told she could never have children as she stood there four months pregnant. A woman whose dog sold her out to the police as she hid in a tree.

The Arizona Legislature recently passed HB 2569, a bill that would loosen occupational licensing laws in the state by recognizing out-of-state

Angelica Berner is one of 2019's new class of Brooke Owens Fellows.

On March 29, Arizona State University’s School of Politics and Global Studies hosted a daylong, nonpartisan training — called Elect Her — for women looking to ru

Once, wolves roamed free in great numbers across the deserts, arboreal forests, grasslands and Arctic tundra of the continental U.S.

From hip-hop to fashion and narrative art to indigenous urban pop culture: The seventh annual Phoenix Indian Center Youth


Sports is a microcosm of the racial and gender issues facing society, and it often serves as the vehicle for change, according to several experts who spoke at the second Global Sport Summit held by

When Arizona State University alumna Elaissia Sears was sworn in as a justice of the peace for the West Mesa Justice Court this January, she marked milestones for herself and Arizona.

People don’t go to the dentist for lots of reasons: fear, lack of insurance, reluctance to take too much time off work.

Sustainability shouldn’t only be taught within the walls of universities. It should also be an integral part of kindergarten through high school (K–12) curriculum.

Momentum is beginning to shift toward addressing the effects of mass incarceration, and Arizona State University has several initiatives to address the growing concern over the fate of people in pr

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University is moving forward with a project to help revitalize a growing community of 230,000 residents in Phoenix.

Arizona’s K–12 education system appears to be fairly straightforward at first glance. But it’s easy to get into the weeds when you start digging.

Mary Doyle and Karissa Greving Mehall, co-directors of the MAS-MFT program in Arizona State University’s T.

If everything had gone as originally conceived, the land at Fourth and McKinley streets in downtown Phoenix would be smack-dab in the middle of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football stadium complex.

African-American law enforcement officers must balance two identities simultaneously during these complicated times, and each identity serves the other, according to a panel discussion at Arizona S

Go West, young attorney.

For only the fourth time in the 38-year history of the Federalist Society National Student Symposium, it was held in the former territories and not the colonies.

At a time when technology shapes every facet of our lives, there’s a growing consensus that its role should be evaluated in a social context so that questions of impact and consequences are conside

Recently, at ASU Day at the Capitol, School of Politics and Global Studies alumna Ana Licona reflected on experie

The School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment celebrated the achievements and service of a select group of alumni and community members during its annual 

"PBS NewsHour," the national nightly newscast known for its in-depth exploration of the day’s most critical issues, is opening a western news bureau at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and

By the time Berta Carbajal found herself in a conference room, shoulder-to-shoulder with state legislators, members of a city council and heads


Arizona now is a place for big dreams and aspirations, but we didn’t get here by wishing it, said Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow to a group of Valley leaders on Thursday.

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of

Whether used to decipher an ancient culture or connect with the people around us, language is a cornerstone of societies around the world.

The Grand Canyon National Park turns 100 on Feb. 26, but the canyon's history goes back far beyond that.

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of th

Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Gr

The syncopated rat-a-tats and rhythmic dance moves of a traditional African drummer heralded the final weekend of Black History Month at the La Sala Ballroom on Arizona State University’s West camp

Boasting a bevy of Gila monsters, horny toads, chuckwallas and ring-tailed cats, the iconic Buckhorn Baths Motel in Mesa, Arizona, was once home to the state's largest taxidermy collection.

A specialized program at ASU has trained nearly 200 students who have entered the workforce in careers that have a positive and profound impact on society.

Robert Cialdini’s work in fusing social psychology and marketing led to a new way of thinking about consumer behavior and launched a best-selling book.

Arizona State University’s annual Day at the Capitol “is an opportunity for the legislators to spend some quality time learning about many of the things ASU is engaged in,” according to

When Keith Hjelmstad first arrived at Arizona State University in 2008, it was as university vice president and dean of the College of Technolo

Ellie Perez, an alumna of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, was born in Veracruz, Mexico.

“Who will you be in your future?”

Arizona State University researchers work all over the world from Antarctica to Mexico and Tucson to Pasadena, and a group of journalists and storytellers from the Cronkite School is following them

Fear. Anxiety. Hope. Desire. Love. Anger. Guilt. Grief. These are just a few of the emotions universal to our human experience.

Malachi Boni came to ASU’s RECHARGE conference looking for inspiration.

"Animal House" and "Van Wilder" are fictional accounts of college, yet the role alcohol plays in these two film comedies is rooted in reality and can have consequences that are far from funny

When Reyna Montoya first moved to Mesa, Arizona, in 2003, it was hard to feel at home.

Arizona State University’s new location in downtown Mesa will train students in the transdisciplinary digital expertise that technology companies are now demanding, according to ASU President Micha

Journalism, a profession with few minorities — and even fewer Native Americans — is now starting to see change.

Each year at Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, alumni, community members and other supporters cont

Arizona State University Professor Donald L. Fixico doesn’t like surprises, especially when they involve a boss.

Imagine a perfect day in metro Phoenix: no traffic congestion and autonomous vehicles glide commuters through the streets, hitting nothing but green lights.


When Di Bowman was making the move from Michigan to Arizona, she had found just the right home. But there was one flaw, and it was a deal-breaker.

In 2017, the United States spent $3.5 trillion on health. That’s 18 percent of the country’s GDP, and almost six times more than the budget of the U.S. Department of Defense.

For the thousands of Arizona youth currently in foster care, obtaining a college education is an achievement that may seem out of reach.

Randee Huffman wasn't hanging out at the Arizona FIRST Lego League (aka AZ FLL) state championship tournament during the wee

If you’ve been looking for Arizona State University history major Scott Hilbrands at his usual haunts on the ASU Polytechnic campus this week, you’ll find him instead a few miles north — surrounded

Around 1,000 students, teachers and members of the community gathered on Wednesday, Jan. 23 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

With the growth of e-commerce and other assets that can be earned through the internet, Indian Country is no longer bound to geographic borders.

A person’s voice is their identity — and that can be expressed more profoundly through actions than words, according to an Arizona State University student who has dedicated his career to helping y

Steven Corman, a professor at the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University, was honored with a Patriot Award in re

In the midst of the Sonoran Desert, a group of Arizona State University engineering students gather every Monday night after classes to untangle wires, size down battery pods with a metal file and

Various studies estimate how long it takes for health research to go from the lab out into the world where it can do some good, with findings ranging anywhere from 10 to 17 years.

Arizona State University Professor Neal A.

He was a civil rights activist and academic.

The son of a Native American who taught at an all-black college.

For this installment of ASU Now’s "culture of pursuit" series, we interview Sarra Tekola, recent awardee of the highly competitive and distinguished Ford Foundation Fellowship. 

The presidents of Arizona’s three state universities are hoping that the upcoming legislative session is when lawmakers will finally consider the “50/50” funding model they’ve been promoting for se

“ASU research has purpose and impact,” states one of the eight design aspirations of Arizona State University.

Each year, Arizona State University honors leaders in the community for their commitment

Jane Jackson was the first woman to receive her PhD in physics at Arizona State University. This month she celebrates 25 years working with ASU.



Arizona State University announced this week the three finalist teams selected to represent the institution in a national pitch competition in January focused on addressing the needs of the middle

The lifeblood of any nonprofit organization is its volunteers — those people who gladly donate their time for a cause that stirs their passion.

Just two years ago, 31 teenagers died by suicide in the East Valley. Teen suicide is not just localized to large cities like Phoenix; it is a problem throughout Arizona and nationally.

Can you solve this cipher?


Arizona Supreme Court Justice John R.

Shawn Jordan took a risk five years ago with his proposal for a project he hoped would earn one of the most sought-after National Science Foundation awards granted to young academic researchers.

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

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

This past October saw the fourth-heaviest single rainfall in Phoenix history, right on the heels of a typically scorching summer.

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

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is funding a new Arizona State University initiative to provide in-depth health care news coverage about underserved communities across the Southwest.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has become one of the most highly acclaimed public law schools in the United States, in part by recruiting and supporting its inno

A new statewide survey of adolescents in Arizona finds alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use as well as use of marijuana concentrates, and an Arizona State University professor who led the resea


Gregory Melikian feels strongly that communication is a key component for U.S relations overseas.

Arizona’s economy is very strong, fueled by job creation and personal income gains — and that good news should last through 2019, according to Arizona State University’s economic outlook expert.

Former U.S. Rep.

The Special Olympics Arizona board of directors named Jamie Heckerman the president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit this fall.

At ASU Preparatory Polytechnic STEM Academy, the K-8 charter school on ASU’s Polytechnic campus, their motto is “Work Hard. Be Kind.

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

Arizona just had the wettest October on record, but that doesn’t mean the drought is over. Likewise, a 63 percent voter turnout in the midterm election on Nov.

The Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association recently held their annual conference, during which members from Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planni

Microplastics are a growing area of concern for researchers and the public, with much of the focus on plastics in our oceans.

When Billy Mills beat the pack on a muddy cinder track in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, it was one of the greatest upsets in sports history. 

While economic growth is likely to slow in 2019, Arizona is expected to rank among the top five states for job creation. Which local industries are booming?

For veterans, their time in the military is often a significant part of their lives, and nobody is going to understand that service more than another veteran.

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

Military personnel are often thought of as strong, adaptable and resilient men and women who make great sacrifices to protect our country.

Arizona State University has a secret weapon: Distinguished military leaders who have served at the highest levels at home and abroad advise President Michael M.

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

Felipe Herrera is leading the way, not just for his family but also for other first-generation students at Arizona State University.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order on Oct.

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

After taking a class on health advocacy in fall 2017, Catherine Daem, now a graduate of Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions, wanted to find a solution to the Valley's local food

The opportunity for students to vote on, or near, campus could be a major step to encouraging younger voters to get to the polls.


Thanks to a $7 million grant recently awarded to Arizona State University, students and their families will have greater access to a college education and a foundation for a bright future.

Tempe Town Lake has been a part of the city's landscape for over 19 years, and Hilairy Hartnett's lab has been measuring and collecting data there for the past 13.

Originally, alumna Nikki Halle’s plan was to stay close to home and attend Michigan State with all of her friends.

Matt Bell knows the importance of a sense of place.

Melanie Katzman was born curious and said she always planned to study psychology.

For many students, deciding where to attend school and what to study can take serious deliberation.

Gloria Feldt has been at the forefront of women’s empowerment issues for decades, and she hopes women can move past the current #MeToo movement to include men in the conversation about gender equit

In a small office on the third floor of the Music Building — ASU Library archives’ temporary home during the

In addition to a full slate of candidates, Arizona voters will also consider five propositions on the ballot in the November 2018 general election.

A major earthquake that displaces a mass population of people. Widespread power outages that cascade through a metro area.

Last year almost 87,000 pounds of marijuana were sold to the nearly 153,000 Arizonans who carry medical cards legally allowing them to buy it (that equates to slightly more than half a pound each p

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.

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

It was just a small detail: a logo on a shirt. 

Having achieved his dream of working in the sports industry, a student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is helping local high schoolers do the same.

When Paul LePore traveled to Virginia in April to participate in the Department of Defense’s oldest and most prestigious public outreach program, he walked away truly inspired by what he saw.

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

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

In April 2019, ASU will celebrate indigenous culture with the ASU Pow Wow and the premiere of a new theatrical experience, "Native Nation," both of which will honor spiritual legacy and be an oppor

Discarded pizza boxes. Empty energy-drink cans. Dozens dancing. And hundreds of people cracking, hacking and tapping away on laptops during a 36-hour marathon binge.

Connecting patients, caregivers and family members with resources and research is the goal behind an annual public conference hosted by the Arizona Al

Just after 6:30 p.m.


In only its second year, the Young Engineers Shape the World program is exposing high school students in the Phoenix metro area to opportun

The patio of the clubhouse at Encanto Park in Phoenix was an oasis of shade on a hot, sunny day earlier this week.

Working for the benefit of our community is central to the mission of Arizona State University, but it’s actually a pretty radical idea, according to a professor who teaches students how to do it.

Arizona State University and the city of Phoenix are paying tribute to the life and civic contributions of Sandra Day O’Connor on the anniversary of her swearing-in to the Supreme Court.

Baseball. It’s a common thread throughout the life of Arizona State University alumnus Judge Lawrence Anderson.

As the opioid epidemic in America rages on, many treatment facilities struggle to meet the health needs of freshly sober individuals, leaving them no option but to seek medical care outside the fac

It doesn’t take long to find a Phoenician who has a story or two about the years when downtown Phoenix pretty much went dark at 5:05 p.m. Sure, the arena and ballpark were there.

For the sixth year in a row, middle-school and high-school students from across Arizona gathered at the Polytechnic campus for a two-day coding competition Sept. 12–13. 

One of the best ways to learn if you should study psychology in college is to go and experience psychology in action.

Family is the most important thing to people who live in the Gila River Indian Community, and the houses they live in should reflect that reality.

The Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series — hosted by the W. P.

Social workers need to be on the front lines of imagining a world without oppression — the key to ending gender-based violence, according to experts at an Arizona State University conference

When approximately 1,300 students began fall classes at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, most were well aware that they have access to some of

Does your race make a difference in the quality of health care you receive? Is medical marijuana really as effective for pain relief as some people say?

President Donald Trump has launched a trade war over the last several months involving billions of dollars of goods and affecting the United States’ relationships with several countries, including


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In 2012, Sen. John McCain donated his papers to Arizona State University. The archive, known simply as the McCain Collection, is expected to grow dramatically over the next few months.

Arizona State University is helping to educate the next generation of hospice, palliative and dementia care professionals through a unique internship experience at Ho

Structures in nature are strong, lightweight and flexible. Using 3D printing allows engineers to replicate complicated, organic designs, such as honeycombs, for additive manufacturing.

Meteorites are totems of great power.

A multidisciplinary group of Arizona State University faculty will spend the next two years researching and implementing new ways to improve services and reduce costs for some of Maricopa County’s

The Arizona State University Alumni Association has announced members of the ASU Leadership Institute’s inaug

College is about new experiences — but it's also about traditions that link us to the past and future of the university.

Sheets, blankets, towels, laundry supplies, personal toiletries, maybe a bike and a printer — the cost of college life essentials can add up.

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

The ASU Preparatory Academy network has expanded into South Phoenix by merging with an existing charter school that was known already for its success.

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

While advances in forensic science have helped convict many guilty people, the FBI is finding that in some instances the science has been overstated, leading to wrongful convictions.


For the first time ever, thousands of high-quality archival materials — photographs, documents and correspondence — chronicling the early history of Grand Canyon National Park (1890–1940) have been

For the fourth year in a row, the ASU Foundation has announced the completion of a record year in fundraising for academic programs, research and initiat

It’s predicted to be 116 degrees in Tempe on Tuesday. Scorching.

As legalized betting becomes a force in the sports world, fans will likely experience games in a different way — both in the arena and watching on TV, according to experts at Arizona State Universi

Millennials account for nearly a third of the voting-age population in Arizona, and yet only 19 percent of the votes cast for president in 2016 were in that age group — leaving governing decisions

Matthew Lopez’s career as a molecular biologist stopped cold while he was a junior at the University of Colorado Boulder, which he attended in the late 1990s.

The TRIO Talent Search program at Arizona State University launched in spring 2017 through a partnership with the


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

As the summer temperatures continue to heat up, the most vulnerable citizens in our communities are at risk of succumbing to the ill effects of heat exposure.

The Arizona monsoon technically starts June 15 each year, but every desert dweller knows that it's July when the fireworks usually get going — and we're not talking the Uncle Sam variety.

Nighttime in Phoenix is getting hotter, and it’s not just Old Town Scottsdale's nightlife scene.

The United States will never reclaim its position as the world’s top economic superpower unless more Hispanic people earn college degrees, according to Michael Crow, president of Arizona State Univ

Anna Battle, an award-winning teacher, high school principal and school district administrator, will join ASU Preparatory Academy as chief leadership developm

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

It cost $2.4 billion to fight them.

Twelve years after graduating from high school, Stephen Houx had earned a lot of college credits before and after a five-year stint in the Marine Corps, but he was still working toward a degree.

The story of water in Arizona is as long and complex as the multibiomed state itself, but as it snakes its way through the years — from the Pima settling on the banks of the Gila River to Charles T


Getting a bunch of high school students to show up for a poetry reading on a Friday afternoon in the summer is quite a feat.

Starting college is exciting, but it also can be stressful, especially for minority students.

Arizona State University Department of Psychology undergraduate Ashley Thompson's to-do list probably looks different than her peers'.

Volcanic eruptions have a way of leaving people awestruck.

Just before Beatriz Mendoza graduated from Arizona State University a year ago, she joined her engineering classmates in figuring out where to apply for jobs.

Xia Zhang, Arizona State University principal lecturer of Chinese, brings her multicultural and linguistic knowledge into the classrooms of colleges and high schools, molding a new generation of fo

With schools back in session after the #RedforEd teacher walkout, and summer vacation just a few days away in most districts, the intensity of the Arizona education movement has relaxed into a stea

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

Paulette Zinzun, a political science student at Arizona State University's Tempe campus, splits her time between school and working at Arizona’s capitol.

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

When a child dies because of an abusive caregiver, hearts break and headlines blare. Teddy bears pile up at memorials while the public demands action and accountability.

A portrait of Florence Nightingale hangs on the wall in the nursing education building at Eastern Arizona College’s campus in Thatcher, Arizona, about 170 miles southeast of Phoenix.

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

High school sometimes seems like a Darwinian environment: survival is dependent on keeping up with the crowd, creating barriers, and maintaining the status quo.

Despite its short existence on campus, the Green Devil Network at Arizona State University continues to grow to new heights.

An Arizona State University economist said the Grand Canyon State is riding the crest of an eight-year prosperity wave, firmly establishing Arizona as a top 10 state for job creation and population

A new collaboration between Arizona State University’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the Public Service Academy will now move forward after receiving a $100,000 grant from Women & Philanthrop

In March it was announced that the Arizona State University Sou


Arizona State University archivist Nancy Godoy begins her "Archival and Preservation" workshop with a startling statistic: Minority communities constitute 42 percent of Arizona's population,

Arizona State University, in partnership with Valley of the Sun United Way, hosted Sun Devils UNITE, a week of philanthropy, education and service

Schools. Hospitals. Laboratories. Designers and artists do as much work outside their practice rooms and studios as they do inside those traditional spaces. 

Arizona State University online student Alexa Scholl was expecting to talk to a reporter last Tuesday about qualifying as a Truman Scholar finalist.

It is mid-July and hundreds of children are running around the grounds at Camp Tontozona in Payson.

Starting this week, Arizona's border will see more boots on the ground as hundreds of

Part of the mission of Arizona State University is to enhance its local impact and social embeddedness, and one of the best ways to achieve that is to connect people.

The saga of this high school robotics team is a textbook Cinderella story.

Brand new school. No traditions or track records. Smart but inexperienced kids. Hardscrabble desert farm town.

Preliminary results from a survey of youths in Arizona show worrying trends concerning gun violence and drug use, according to a presentation at Arizona State University on Friday.

A diagnosis of cancer or other serious disease often brings a barrage of information about what to expect physically, along with pressing decisions and questions.

As women demand more equity in the workplace, there’s no doubt they are underrepresented among the big technology companies.

Girl power reached new heights when about 100 Girl Scouts from metro Phoenix raided Arizona State University’s Tempe campus for the annual Girl Scouts for Engineering Awareness and Retention Day on

Step into the bookstore on Arizona State University's Tempe campus and you'll see the familiar vibrant and promotional images that typically don ASU's vinyl event banners.

How should urban planners and policy-makers manage autonomous vehicles?

"Rio Reimagined," a forward-looking project to develop 45 miles of the Rio Salado, held its public launch Friday in Tempe as city, county, federal and tribal leaders gathered to review the plan tha


Tragic history was made recently in Tempe when a self-driving car hit and killed a human

Just as the cotton gin, steam power and machine tools changed the world during the Industrial Revolution, the gig economy and artificial intelligence (AI) are a reality today and promise to moderni

If you happened to notice more maroon and gold than usual Tuesday on Tempe's bicycles, trains and buses, it wasn't a coincidence. 

Partisanship in Congress has grown so extreme that there is little incentive for elected officials to work together — and it might take a catastrophe for the situation to improve.

Phoenix was recently named as a finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge on the strength of its proposal for a first-of-its-ki

The Ak-Chin Indian Community has made a philanthropic donation to benefit the Indian Legal Program (ILP) at the Sandra Day O’Connor Coll

Engineering created modern Phoenix. 

It’s a bright, sunny morning in central Phoenix for Alicia Gonzales, a 2005 alumna of Arizona State University's School of Community Resources and Development.

The Juste family church tipi has been in service, helping heal the Salt River Gila community, for over 25 years.

Many people believe in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Arizona has a rich historical legacy, and there’s no better time to appreciate it than in March, when temperate weather combines with opportunity for adventure during Arizona Archaeology and Herita

As his retirement approached, John P. Nerison knew he wanted to give back with volunteer work — and not just fish on Idaho’s beautiful rivers, though he does that, too.

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

Social media is indiscriminately ruthless and knows no boundaries — even in remote places such as Indian country.

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

Giving birth is one of the most universal yet life-changing experiences, and every culture deals with it differently.

If you were a divorced parent, wouldn't you wish for a pill that would ensure your kids were less likely to experience depression, substance abuse and behavioral problems?

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


Technology has irreversibly disrupted the labor market and now the nation’s education system must change in order to keep up, according to the president of Arizona State University.

There was a day early in Paola Boivin’s hall-of-fame sports writing career when she nearly called it quits.

When Paul Black set out in early 2017 to start a summer internship program at McKesson he had high expectations.

Arizona State University broke ground Wednesday on a complex that will advance a new concept in intergenerational living and lifelong learning.

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

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.

A little rain can't hold back Arizona State University's brightest.

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

Researchers from across Arizona State University are coming together to analyze, preserve and revitalize historic materials found during the renovation of Park Central Mall in midtown Phoenix.

Arizona State University's own “Penguin Whisperer” kicked off the Biodesign Institute’s new event series,

Four minutes.

Twenty-six bullets.

Four dead.

A manhunt spanning hundreds of miles.

One of the longest prison sentences in Arizona history.

Screams of excitement and nervous laughter echo across a high school food court.

Arizona State University President Michael M.


It almost sounds like the start of a joke: How do you get a staunch Republican and a left-leaning Democrat to have a civil conversation about Arizona politics? Sit ’em down for a meal.

The presidents of Arizona’s three public universities were blunt in their request for support from the business community on Tuesday, explaining the need for the freedom to be entrepreneurial.

T. Denny Sanford’s name is associated with major philanthropic gifts throughout the U.S.

This month, Arizona State University added two significant, historical texts to its archive.

Arizona State University and the Helios Education Foundation announced on Thursday a historic partnership that will serve as a nexus for facilitating education research and practice in the state.

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

The chickens are clucking and the sun has yet to emerge over the cotton fields around Coolidge, Arizona, but Hunter Kelley is already busy.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights icon, a beacon of light during a dark time in American history, and a defender of the poor, downtrodden and underrepresented.

From eating well to working well, Arizona State University's College of Nursing and Health Innovation prides itself on the wellness culture it has cultivated over th



All that remains in Retha Warnicke’s Coor Hall office are empty bookshelves, a whiteboard sprinkled with yellow Post-it notes, a dusty unplugged printer and a few remnants on her desk: a phone, a s

The holidays are upon us, and for many that means family gatherings, scrumptious meals, shopping extravaganzas and gift exchanges. The same does not hold true for some members of the military.

Every Thursday morning, Arizona State University mathematics lecturer Naala Brewer makes the one-hour plus drive to Florence prison.

Stephen Albert Johnston and Deirdre R.

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

Nearly 900 high school students from all over Arizona gathered at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus on Friday, Dec.

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

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

Doctors have myriad life-saving technologies at their fingertips, but they can all be rendered useless without human warmth and community connection.

Nearly 60 middle and high school students spent a special day meeting with scientific mentors and touring the state-of-the-art research laboratories up close at the


An Arizona State University economist expects the state to continue attracting people from other states but said that additional population could put a strain on Arizona’s resources.

The House of Representatives passed a long-promised tax-code overhaul last week, characterized by President Donald Trump and Republicans as a strategic move to spur the country’s economy.   

Getting Thanksgiving dinner to run smoothly for one family can be enough of a challenge — the Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank in Avondale needs it to go smoothly for an average of 500 Phoenix metr

This November, in recognition of National Diabetes Month, there are dozens of Arizona families who can say they are not only more aware of the disease but actively working to combat it thanks to re

Arizona State University unveiled its role in helping create a new future for the Salt River to a group of Valley civic and business leaders Friday morning.

Arizona State University alumnus Josh Meibos has been honored as this year's Arizona Teacher of the Year — an annual award given by the Arizona Educational Foundation.

Fundraisers from the ASU Foundation welcomed in the month of November by volunteering at the Society of St.

About 9 million disadvantaged children nationwide are in peril of losing their low-cost health insurance coverage if Congress fails to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) soo

FIRST Robotics Competition challenges students to form a team, raise funds and hone a variety of technical, teamwork and other skills to build and program industrial-size robots over a six-week per

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

Growing up in Illinois, the Norman family would gather their chairs and sit with the garage door open, looking out over the neighborhood as storms would roll in.

Technology is disrupting our lives at an ever increasing pace, but Arizona State University’s futurist in residence has a message about that: Don’t be afraid.

The Native American Bar Association of Arizona (NABA-AZ) recently held its ninth annual Seven Generations Awards Dinner and Silent Auction, to honor current law professionals and award scholarships

Each year, Arizona's chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals awards a group of students who go above and beyond in the name philant

Arizona State University is a partner in one of the first facilities in the United States to offer long-term housing to victims of sex trafficking and their children.

How does one eat part of a mesquite tree or a cactus?


Every student deserves a chance to understand and pursue higher education.

As a teenager in Slovenia, Miha Kline thought of nothing but playing soccer, and he was so good that he signed a professional contract at age 18.

As Arizona State University tackles the challenge of getting as many people as possible to complete a bachelor’s degrees, it also offers several ways for Arizonans to do it at a reduced tuition rat

Arizona has the eighth-largest migrant student population in the U.S. but only about 20 percent make it further than high school.

Last week the federal government awarded nearly $420,000 to the Navajo and Hopi tribes to prepare for the closure of a coal-fired power plant and mine.

So unusual was the 1918 influenza, which killed an estimated 3 to 5 percent of the world’s population, that its symptoms were often mis

The love of her hometown is what motivates political science major Alexa Scholl.

In the small border town where she grew up, Nancy Godoy’s library lacked adequate services for Latinos and the Spanish-speaking community, so it wasn’t until she was an adult that she began to lear

Immigration problems are wicked problems.

Lawyers are often forced to deal with mixed families, deportations, conflicting laws and personal issues that aren’t easily categorized.


Diana Hinojosa DeLugan sat outside on a bench at her home in Tempe, peeling away layers of newspaper from a package as the early evening light faded behind her.

More than 30 years ago, a scholarship program was set up to coax promising young Arizonans into attending one of the state’s public universities rather than going out of state.

People have been eating dates for more than 6,000 years, but only recently have consumers worried about whether they’re “pesticide free.”

Arizona State University is offering a scholarship as part of a new statewide plan to boost the number of teachers in Arizona’s K-12 classrooms.

Adam Sandler’s satirical 1993 ode to that most crucial fixture of school cafeterias, the lunch lady — played to hilarious perfection by a hair-netted Chris Farley in his prime — did a splendid job

It’s a conversation no one wants to have: telling a patient that it’s time to turn in his car keys. Driving means freedom, and for many people it’s part of their identity.

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

A team of Arizona State University students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication won a top multimedia award from the nation’s leading professional organization dedicat

What kinds of work and recreation will the residents of Tempe experience in 2040? Will residents be using electric, self-driving cars for mobility?

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded five public media stations, led by Arizona PBS, a grant to establish a regional news collaboration to enhance and expand coverage of sustai

When Miami Junior-Senior High School in eastern Arizona wanted to boost its students’ chances of going to college, it found a partner in the new ASU Prep Digital online program, which is seeking to

Autumn Hurlbert is returning home to Arizona and taking an entire theater company with her.

Military veterans are disciplined, task-focused, team-oriented and get the job done.

These are the same traits required in the information technology field.

Arizona State University is a key player in a new health research initiative designed to harness the expertise of scientists across the state to treat diseases like cancer and address such problems


For nearly a dozen years, ASU’s Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture has prompted scholarly discussions on the role of cinema, media and music in society and has paid tribute to some of the 2

Gila River Indian Community residents haven’t chosen their housing since the 1800s.

ASU President Michael M. Crow called for “a time for new abolitionists” in remarks to a group of Valley faith leaders on Wednesday.

Summer is a great time for students to get out of the classroom and explore new things. For K-12 students who spend a week of their summer with Arizona State University’s Ira A.

When the first students walk into classes at the new San Carlos Apache College on Monday, they’ll not only be learning biology and accounting, they’ll be part of a mission to preserve their languag

The College of Health Solutions recently completed its fourth year of the Summer Health Institute at Arizona State University

Maribel Alvarez describes what she does as “the embellishment of ordinary life.” A nationally respected anthropologist, folklorist, curator and community arts expert, she is the executive director

The story of cops and body-worn cameras changes constantly.

In the beginning, it was a way to placate community members outraged by a spate of police shootings in low-income areas.


The annual summer monsoon: torrential thunderstorms, heavy rain, damaged roofs, uprooted trees, dusty vehicles and repeated trips to the car wash.

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," 

Editor's note: This is the first in our weeklong monsoon series.

It was day three of ASU’s 2017 Inspire program, the weeklong camp that offers high schoolers from tribal nations in Arizona a taste of college life, and the Arizona State University Memorial Union’


Thousands of high-quality archival photographs and documents about the early history of the Grand Canyon National Park will be made accessible to the public through a new project called "One Hundre

Traffic roundabouts are like broccoli. Many of us don’t like them, but they’re good for our driving diets.

Twenty-two high school students from across Arizona are participating in an intensive, two-week media innovation training camp at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and

As many schools in Arizona are struggling to hire enough teachers this summer, Arizona State University is reaching out to support hundreds of high school students who want to be educators.

Arizona State University student Zade Shakir is on a roll.

One of the largest collections of Western film memorabilia has found a home, appropriately, in the Southwest.

The dog days of another Phoenix summer have arrived early with temperatures expected to reach 120 degrees on Tuesday.

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

ASU counseling master's student Kristian Mastin’s learned instrument is the banjo.

Arizona State University Professor Myles Lynk is one of the most respected law professors the country, and a national organization has affirmed it.


Editor's note: The ASU community, mindful of Arizona’s place in Indian Country and the university’s location on the ancestral homelands of the Akimel O'odham and Pee Posh people

What if rather than using fossil fuels that add carbon dioxide, we could create renewable biofuels that recycle carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

Arizona State University has received new support from the prestigious Alfred P.

Arizona State University heads to Fleet Week in New York City on Saturday to promote veteran programs and showcase the captivating photographs of the

This month is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which was created to raise awareness about communication and listening disorders each May.

It wasn’t until her second year as a doctoral candidate at ASU that Tracey Flores first read Chicana author Gloria Anzaldua, and it changed her life: She remembers it as her first time reading stor

Two dozen Sun Devil students have qualified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of their hard work done both in the V

More than 200 third, fourth and fifth grade students participated in a career event at Laveen Elementary School called “Above and Beyond.” The goal of the event, hosted by Access ASU, was to get th

Arizona State University’s graduation ceremonies coincide with a weeklong celebration of one of Arizona’s biggest industries: tourism.

Growing up, Dyan Urias took it as a given that one day she’d go to college, but it wasn’t until high school that she began to understand how tough it would be.


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

The wood-burning fireplace is now a reading nook and the once-bare walls are covered with bright posters, but the Child Development Lab at Arizona State University is much the same as when it start

Some of the most elite high school graduates in the state want to devote their careers to giving back, and they’ve decided the best place to begin that journey is at Arizona State University.

Celebrity chef Nephi Craig, who made a guest appearance

Native American communities across the U.S.

Running an independent literary magazine and publishing house is a labor of love.

In an effort to get young kids excited about the field of archaeology, Arizona State University held its first-ever mock excavation exercise Monday on the front lawn of the School of Human Evolutio

A group of Arizona State University nursing students participated in a foot-care clinic for homeless people in Tempe on Thursday, gathering at Community Christian Church, just south of the campus,

Human rights advocates and other critics of the private prison industry say profit-driven corporations have influenced the length and severity of sentences, disproportionately harming communities o

A major poll released by Arizona State University on Wednesday shows 2 in 5 adults in Arizona know someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers, a finding that shows the sweep of the o

Investigative reporting is essential to an informed public: It has the power to uncover exploitation, fraud and wasteful spending.  

An exhibit of rare maps at ASU is challenging assumptions about the history of the American Southwest by showing a range of details that conflict depending on what was being documented and who was

Arizona State University has long been a leader in conservation, offering the first comprehensive degree on the concept through its School of Sustainability. The university has worked to engage ind

Update: The Degrees of Freedom team won the Rookie All Star Award at this weekend's FIRST Arizona West Regional 2017 and advance to the FIRST Championship competition in Housto

A prominent leader in higher education said college sports revenue has been flourishing, but a great disparity is on the horizon as conferences align to make lucrative network deals.


With an all-black production of Shakespeare, an all-female production of “Men on Boats” and a new play about race, bias and “who the f--- has the right to tell whose story,” ASU’s Herberger Institu

Laid out on a table in Hayden Library’s fourth-floor Luhrs Reading Room is an assortment of black-and-white photos, yellowing leaflets, musty T-shirts, tin buttons, ribbons and plaques.

After decades of analyzing data on jobs, Lee McPheters knows this: There is no “magic model” to boost employment.

With the world waiting for President Donald Trump’s executive order on climate change, an Arizona State University study on Arizona agriculture shows the potential effect of a warming planet on the

ASU Gammage was awarded the 2017 Economic Driver Award in the Small to Medium Business category for its positive influence on the Valley’s business community and economy, as part of the Greater Pho

By some estimates, there are about 10 million species of insects on the planet, but only about a tenth have been named.

There are few people you encounter who believe wholeheartedly in a cause and who have dedicated their entire life to one organization or one community.

If you’ve ever gone for a jog or paddle boat ride around Tempe Town Lake, you can thank a man you’ve most likely never heard of: James Elmore, ASU’s founding dean of architecture, and the Father of

Two of the largest graduate schools at Arizona State University jumped significantly in the latest rankings from U.S.

Arizona State University has been more of a tech hub than ever, with tricked-out cars cruising under the Tempe campus' University Bridge while young men nearby lug gadget-heavy backpac

In business, a better bottom line means better profitability, competitiveness and overall success.

He was an architect, one of the last to apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright.

He was a businessman, head of Herberger Enterprises, a real estate development firm.

Allan H. “Bud” Selig sits inside the Beus Center for Law and Society before the last session of the Arizona State University course he’s teaching, and he wants to talk.

Learn to advocate for yourself. That was the message to Arizona high school sophomores during this year’s AVID Conference held annually at Arizona State University.


Univision Arizona and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have partnered to regularly broadcast a 30-minute news program produced by bilingual Arizona State University s

Cecil Patterson is used to being a trailblazer: He was the first black judge appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court, the first black lawyer in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the

You don’t have to imagine families living in a community where fear, cultural attitudes, and economic disadvantages persist. It is reality in many areas of the Phoenix metro area.

As the federal government wrangles over the rights of transgender students, an Arizona State University expert says that politics aside, schools can still create an affirming environment for those

For over 30 years, ASU has hosted lawmakers and elected officials on the grounds of the Arizona State Capitol for ASU's Day at the Capitol, an event designed to showcase the very b

Across Arizona and the U.S., advanced manufacturing propels economic growth.

Eric Legg knows firsthand that kindness and positive feedback from a coach can make all the difference to a young person.

As Armando Antonio “Tony” Rodriguez sees it, one of our most costly societal failures is that we too often let valuable talent go to waste.

Stretching across the southernmost U.S. states, Interstate 10 is an east-west artery connecting people, cities and economies from sea to shining sea.


The sixth annual ASU Prison Education Conference will bring together a broad coalition of e

Arizona State University was recently named to the 2015 President’s High

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday that the U.S. should be “a champion of peace,” “human rights” and “generosity,” aspirations he said would stem worries over the country’s future.

There’s nothing new about Arizona residents looking for sustainable ways to live in the desert, but a recent United Nations report has made the matter a worldwide concern.

Statistically speaking, there’s a lot of room for improvement in the representation of American Indians in higher education: Such students make up less than 1 percent of all college students in the

Dan Gavitt, known as the czar of college basketball, said Tuesday that while the Super Bowl might be the largest sporting event in the world, the NCAA Tournament takes just as much effort.

Arizona State University is bridging the divide between high school and college with the new ASU Prep Digital High School, which will allow students to learn at their own pace and potentially accel

Arizona State University’s Origins Project is hosting a lecture by Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek, where he will discuss the “Materiality of a Vacuum: Late Night Thoughts of a Physicist” at 7 p.m.

Arizona’s Teacher of the Year for 2017 has been in the classroom for 23 years but is still learning the job.

Recognizing that sports is big business, Arizona State University has moved to create the next generation of problem solvers for a global industry that Forbes says could soon exceed a trillion doll

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

To celebrate the Monday launching of Arizona PBS KIDS, a new 24/7 channel, Arizona PBS sponsored a festival allowing families to interact and take photos with PBS KIDS characters and participate in

They’re teachers, accountants, social workers and entrepreneurs. One is currently a Peace Corps volunteer in China, and another will graduate from medical school in May.

Gov. Doug Ducey promised that when he releases his budget Friday, he'll allocate enough money to clear the backlog of untested rape kits in Arizona.

ASU professor Neal A. Lester has won several awards and recognitions throughout his academic career, and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day he’ll receive one that ranks right near the top.

For juveniles who have been serving a life sentence, release from prison is a welcome but daunting day.

One ASU student and two influential Arizonans were selected as the 2017 Community Servant-Leadership awardees as a part of Arizona State University's 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr.

In learning, practice makes perfect. In learning health care, it’s best if that practice doesn’t put patients at risk.

As Phoenix continues to sprawl toward Tucson, urban planners are working to prevent the entire 100-mile corridor between Arizona’s largest metro areas from becoming nothing but concrete and asphalt

Arizona State University junior Christopher Cadeau wants to help change the narrative that veterans are either homeless or heroes, and he has created a radio show dedicated solely to telling more d



An Arizona State University professor is part of an innovative new program by the city of Phoenix to help survivors of sex trafficking find new lives.

In a nondescript building on a corner of Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus sits a pair of gray metal boxes that look like souped-up shipping containers.

There’s a new public health movement called the Fast-Track Cities Initiative that promises to improve access to testing, medication and other resources for those affected by HIV/AIDS in the Phoenix

Arizona State University's newest graduates were encouraged to lift up their communities as they find success with the degrees they received Monday.

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

Arizona State University’s fall commencement will be a mix of new and old this week.

The world faces an uncertain future when it comes to one of its most precious resources, water.

The city of Phoenix has selected its first community poet, appointing ASU lecturer Rosemarie Dombrowski, who welcomed the nod, saying poetry represents a “recognition of the human struggle and a ce

Despite a wild and unpredictable campaign season, three top economists predict a stable — and potentially positive — economic outlook for 2017 under Donald Trump, who will be sworn in as president

Stephanie Ford was working full-time on the night shift at a local prison when she started taking the prerequisite courses for Eastern Arizona College’s nursing program.

An Arizona State University academic and service program is leveraging a Hollywood movie about recent war veterans to start a dialogue on military service, combat and coming home.


The energy of the city works like a magnet for many of the 11,000 students at Arizona State University's Downtown Phoenix campus.

The figurine of a bird in a nest looks like a little toy, but it’s also a powerful tool of expression for children who can’t talk about their worries.

Following a contentious presidential election that has left many wondering how to heal a divided nation, an Arizona State University leader has hit upon a potential solution: service.

A team of ASU students, faculty and staff travelled recently to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation to give one-on-one attention to young people and to encourage them to seek a college education.

Anthropology student Ryan Bleam is using photography to capture how the act of volunteering at local nature preserves can improve Arizona residents’ relationships with nature and the communit

Independent voters, who resist being identified with either of the main political parties, could be a way for a deeply divided electorate to move forward, according to several experts at the annual

Many children in the Valley who depend on school breakfasts and lunches throughout the week may go hungry on the weekends.

Undergraduate research — with more than 1,000 students participating — is booming in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.

After 25 years of service in the U.S. Marines, Cliff Vellucci retired in 2007 and began his transition to civilian life.

A new program at ASU has leveraged its unique position to create connections and opportunities for military-minded people to use their experiences to help each other develop.

ASU Law student Allyson Von Seggern said she felt like a rookie two years ago working a primary election.

How do you get Arizona voters to stick around and cast votes for the bottom of a very long ballot?

In a joint acquisition, ASU has just scored what scholars believe is one of the most comprehensive collections of Western film memorabilia ever gathered.

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


A recent survey of commercial real estate brokers by Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business shows a slow and steady recovery continuing for at least another six months.

Arizona PBS, the public television station based at Arizona State University with more than 1 million viewers, is launching an all-new children’s channel dedicated to providing quality educational

For Trisalyn Nelson, inspiration hit when the oncoming car almost did.

Chelsea Clinton urged young people at Arizona State University to not only vote this election, but also to consider running for office in the future.

Twenty-four Girl Scouts gathered for a day of physics, chemistry and fun at Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus Saturday.

“He” and “she” are short words, but they are a big deal for young people who are transgender.
Bilingual artist and educator Yadira De La Riva grew up with a foot on both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border, and she wants to change the narrative on immigration.

About 50,000 years ago, an asteroid collided with the Earth, leaving a mile-across impact crater in what is now northern Arizona.

Latino students make up the largest racial and ethnic group in Arizona’s public schools but are at an educational and funding disadvantage, according to a new report authored by an Arizona State Un

Arizona is home to one of the largest Native American populations in the United States.

A century ago, date palms in the Salt River valley weren’t just for decoration, and any Phoenician you met could tell you their top five date varieties. 


ASU’s latest downtown Phoenix endeavor helps fulfill the school’s mission of social transformation by giving low-income people access to the care and services they need at the landmark Westward Ho,

Rainstorms are a welcome visitor in the Phoenix metro area.

More than 260 aspiring leaders are learning the nitty-gritty details of how to serve their communities at Arizona State University’s innovative Public Service Academy, which is marking its one-year

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey joined a community-based educational alliance on Friday in announcing a plan to substantially increase the number of college degrees earned in Arizona over the next deca

In sunny Arizona, shade is a precious element of the landscape. Pedestrians follow circuitous routes under trees, awnings and shade structures – rewarded by a more comfortable journey.

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is launching a nationwide campaign to combat heroin and opioid addiction, in part due to an award-winning documentary produced by Arizona State Univer

In the coming weeks and months, desolate sections near the U.S.-Mexico line will transform into arthouses, theaters and classrooms as Arizona State University brings together a collection of artist

Zack Mardoc spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small village in Madagascar, growing vegetables and digging latrines.

The Federal Aviation Administration released new rules regulating commercial drone use last week.

Eddie Moore Jr. makes no bones about it. He’s trying to change the world.


The most significant issue limiting the nation is the inability to have equal educational attainment across all people, said Arizona State University President Michael Crow on Monday in Phoenix dur

Sports mascots, music lyrics, Halloween costumes, hairstyles, face paint: Arizona State University professor Neal A. Lester says cultural appropriation can take many forms.

Rather than swimming and picnics, 19 students conducted brain research for eight weeks this summer as part of the Banner Research/ASU-Biodesign Summer Internship Program.

Leaders from courtrooms and capitols joined Arizona State University President Michael M.

A few summers ago, restaurateur Julian Wright had been sweating out his latest business venture.

David Abbott, associate professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, received not one, but two distinguishing awards this summer for his archaeological work in Arizona: the Arizona

Kids love to do experiments. When David Meltzer taught middle-schoolers, they especially enjoyed making a generator out of copper wire.

Clinton Laulo grew up in Arizona visiting and learning about the state's natural water systems, such as Montezuma’s Well, and also many of the built water systems, including the dams.

Arizona State University has expanded its innovations in education to its K-12 charter schools, and the newest one opened this week.

Carole Basile took a circuitous route to the dean’s office in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.


While other teenagers were playing the latest smartphone game, a group of high schoolers came to Arizona State University earlier this month to create business plans.

Arizona State University’s law school dean was candid about the transition into his $129 million new digs.

For about seven Saturdays every fall, Sun Devil Stadium is a paradise of Arizona State University spirit as thousands of screaming fans cheer on the football team, but on any given weekday it sits

Remember when AOL became mainstream? That was two decades ago. Since then we have evolved from dial-up to high-speed internet, from flip phones to smartphones.

ASU professor Neal A. Lester says one of the worst things about becoming homeless can be the loss of one’s humanity.

For Joan it’s all about the dinosaurs. Ana, however, prefers the asteroids. Around the corner, Humberto is mesmerized by an Apollo space shuttle replica.

Children who witness a shooting, see a parent imprisoned or bounce from house to house can be traumatized so profoundly that it actually changes their brains.

A din of discussion, pencil-scribbling, keyboard-clacking and motor-whirring fills one of the engineering eSpaces at Arizona State University.

School is out for the summer, but 26 high-achieving eighth-graders are spending this week dissecting plants, using a microscope and learning about physics and chemistry.