News

2015

September

It’s just a little over one month into the fall semester at Arizona State University, but many first-year students who participated in ASU’s SPIRIT program

Throughout history, food and culture have met in art. We have an incredible connection to food through our senses — we love the taste, texture, colors, smells and even the sounds food creates.

Three weeks ago Amanda Tachine received a phone call from a blocked number.

Phoenix native Joey Robert Parks believes in his hometown.

The Mexican government calls them “etnias,” or ethnicities. In her research, Saskias Casanova refers to them as “indigenous immigrants.”

August

When Diane Gubran decided to take a break from college in 1984, she told herself it would be temporary.

July

History books were not kind during much of the 20th Century to the 18th U.S. president, Ulysses S. Grant, whose administration took place during the difficult years of Reconstruction.

Most U.S. college students take at least one composition course as part of their degree’s general education requirements.

Tim Wise has a reputation for connecting with audiences, especially youth.

June

Claire Lauer wants her students to become confident creators of multimedia communications for work and everyday life.

The Gettsyburg Address was just 272 words and about two minutes long.

May

ASU graduate Marisa Borjon's determination to not let health challenges derail her education was the focus of a recent profile in the Eastern Arizona Courier.

Students at Arizona Western College’s Yuma campus will be able to complete a bachelor’s degree thanks to a new partnership with Arizona State University.

The Arizona Republic reported on a new tool from Arizona State University that uses an online quiz to help students choose a career path.

“The issue of race is so much at the core of our society, but people don’t seem to want to talk about it,” observed journalist and author Anderson Cooper, featured speaker at the second annual Deli

April

What role can the media play in encouraging a more participatory democracy?

Sarah Swinford, a pre-med student in the College of Letters and Sciences, said she’d never given much thought to the business side of health care – until a career-shadowing program at Arizona State

Dorothy Rhodes says she took for granted the stories, songs, dances, customs and ceremonies she learned from her elders growing up on several reservations.

Quality writing, stunning art, beautiful design, strong branding – these descriptors are consistently associated with Arizona State University’s Superst

March

Arizona State University instructor Lori Eshleman has always been drawn to those spaces in time where cultural and religious traditions have encountered each other, from the European Middle Ages to

Arizona State University professor Eva Brumberger has developed a new text to offer theoretically motivated, research-supported, classroom-tested insights to faculty in a range of fields who want t

Qualifying Arizona State University students will have access to a number of seats in the professional schools and programs offered by Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, thanks to a new 

In his co-edited anthology “The Civil War: Told By Those Who Lived It,” Arizona State University historian Brooks Simpson explores the bloody conflict in detail.

Go to class, hit the gym – and check the lizard traps; it's a typical day for ASU students involved in the lab of field ecologist professor Heather Bateman.

Helping living things thrive is not just a career for Arizona State University professor Heather Bateman – it’s a way of life.

February

Three of the seniors on Arizona State University's range management team – Kelsie Buxbaum, Chris Higginbotham and Matt Kilford – and faculty coach Eddie Alford reflect on their

“Who knows what a pineapple plant and a saguaro cactus have in common?”

Desert landscaping, as a choice for beautifying residential properties in cities, is going to be around for a short period of time, predicts Chris A.

January

One of Arizona’s young visionaries is coming to ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus to headline a popular lecture series and discuss the power of connecting creativity and culture around the world.

Arizona State University’s largest and most successful open-house event of the year, Night of the Open Door, kicks off four events with even more to explore,

2014

December

More than 400 community members joined Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Talking Stick Resort on Dec.

Looking to improve your academic performance? Begin by looking inward.

Research for books in the humanities is hard, complicated and lengthy.

Bianca Bernstein, who has devoted her career to advancing young women in science and technical fields, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

November

The misconception that technology includes anything with a microchip is prevalent today, but technology goes beyond just mere circuits and wires.

A summer education program will offer a glimpse into a post-Apartheid South Africa and explore one of the most beautiful regions of the world, while offering students an opportunity to be a good gl

“There is growing evidence that having a strong mentor directly contributes to women’s persistence in doctoral programs – and this is especially so in many STEM fields where women are still far out

November may be National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but for ASU students and Tempe residents who’d rather try their hand at shorter works, this is also the month to start preparing for a new

Arizona State University researchers with inventions licensed to existing companies or to form new startups will be entitled to a larger share of the proceeds under a new university policy develope

October

As part of the 2014 ASU Homecoming FestDevil activities on the Downtown Phoenix campus, Oct.

Reading literature increases a person’s ability to fully empathize with other individuals because it allows them to walk in another person’s shoes for at least as long as it takes to get lost in a

Aaron McGruder created the groundbreaking comic strip "The Boondocks" in 1997 as a college student at the University of Maryland.

Like many road warriors, Arizona State University's Stephanie Salazar has perfected the art of traveling light. IPhone? Check. Black handbag? Check. Full tank of gas? Check.

While there is no substitute for good old-fashioned storytelling, a national expert says an interdisciplinary technological approach can bring to life a research paper, report or presentation.

Maria Tallchief was considered America’s first major prima ballerina, and was the first Native American to hold the rank.

September

Arizona State University professor Sergei Suslov and Regents’ Professor Carlos Castillo-Chavez have been awarded the Leonhard Euler Prize 2014.

How can we as a nation find humanity in a tragedy such as 9/11? Considered one of the most horrific events of the 21st century, how can we heal from the events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001?

They are commonplace, brief and yet they can be extremely powerful and harmful.

August

Creativity is linked to better job satisfaction, more positive emotions and greater overall well-being and happiness.

As racial tensions explode in Ferguson, Missouri, 12 News examines race relations in Arizona.

Bianca Bernstein, professor of counseling and counseling psychology in ASU's School of Letters and Sciences, has been named the 2014 Woman of the Year by the American Psychological Association.

Dan Fellner, a faculty associate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication unit in the School of Letters and Sciences at ASU's Polytechnic campus, has received a five-month Fulbright Sc

Charlie Arntzen has worked tirelessly on new platforms to deliver drugs.

“Hacking” is a word often associated with criminals who use their computers to try to gain access to a secret government website. But, that’s not the entirety of hacking.

July

Screenwriters call it “the inciting incident” – that sudden external event that knocks the protagonist’s life completely off-kilter, requiring a quest to find new meaning and stability.

Youth who participated in the inaugural AZ Barrio Writers workshop on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in June enjoyed activities such as freewriting, journaling and sharing their work in a public rea

ASU student Brittany Avent, an interdisciplinary studies major in the School of Letters and Sciences who is pursuing concentrations in dance and theater, has been selected from more than 40 entrant

June

“I love writing with young people,” says Tracey Flores, the ASU doctoral student in English education who is responsible for bringing Barrio Writers – a free summer writing camp for urban youth – t

Arizona State University President Michael Crow led an ASU delegation on a mission to Mexico City, May 19-21, to continue developing strategic relations with Mexican higher education institutions,

With a vibe as fresh and eclectic as ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus, the eighth annual issue of the journal “Write On, Downtown” celebrates the city, student li

May

Peter Lafford stepped in for his wife at the last minute to read names at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Convocation 15 years ago and has been reading names at ASU graduation ceremonies e

Former Sun Devil quarterback Brock Osweiler, now a quarterback with the Denver Broncos, was featured in a Denver Post story about his May 2014 graduation from Arizona State University.

Among the more than 10,000 ASU graduates who will be awarded bachelor’s degrees this week, there are 19 who have made that journey via a historic path.

Raquel Aviles once considered herself a long shot when it came to furthering her higher education, but the 40-year-old mother of three has beaten the odds and next week she’ll experience the big pa

We learn to write by writing.

The School of Letters and Sciences has been preparing graduates for the complexities of a changing world with degree options that not only have an applied emphasi

April

The ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy’s goal for its Delivering Democracy Lecture is lofty: to establish the series as the premier Central Phoenix ev

In advance of ASU’s inaugural Delivering Democracy Lecture on April 22, which will feature actor and humanitarian Forest Whitaker at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Rep

The word “democracy” is one of the most recognized, venerated and misunderstood terms in the English language.

The Black and Latino Coalition Project, a dynamic community summit coordinated by ASU’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, School of Letters and Sciences

Michael Rubinoff, historian and lecturer in ASU’s School of Letters and Sciences, reflected on the late Senator Barry Goldwater’s contributions to Arizona and natio

Shaving down college student loan debt while still in school could soon be an option for ASU and other U.S. university students, thanks to the efforts of a team of ASU innovators.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students selected as Dean’s medalists will graduate in May with diplomas in their hands and opportunities ahead. 

February

Singer and scholar Joanne Shenandoah was raised in an environment where women always had power.

January

Editor's Note: This story is part of an ongoing series about student excellence at the university.

2013

December

The 17 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students selected as Dean’s medalists will walk across the commencement stage Dec.

October

The greater ASU community is invited to attend a pre-screening of the documentary feature film "Young Lakota," which examines the lives of three you

August

Carnell Chosa, a doctoral student in justice and social inquiry in Arizona State University's School of Social Transformation and a member of Jemez Pueblo, has been named one of 10 New Mexico "Lumi

Five American Indian scholars in the fields of law, social transformation, American Indian studies, and social and family dynamics have joined the faculty of Arizona State University.

Simon Ortiz, a Regents’ Professor of English and American Indian Studies at Arizona State University, has been selected to receive the 2013 Golden Tibetan Antelope International Prize.

July

Working in tandem with educators statewide, the Arizona Department of Education has released noteworthy research data shedding light on the diverse experiences of Native American students in Arizon

2012

December

An NSF-funded collaboration between Arizona State University's Center for Indian Education and the Fort Mojave Tribe – to document, transcribe and archive Mojave bird songs – is featured

October

ASU’s Center for Indian Education has been awarded a $1.2 million grant for an innovative teacher preparation project that will enroll 16 Native American participants in an ASU bachelor’s degree pr

ASU professor Eduardo Pagán hosts behind-the-scenes look at PBS ‘History Detectives’

September

The border regions of the United States have become an increasingly central part of economic, political and ethical debate.

ASU’s School of Social Transformation announced today it is launching a Pueblo Indian doctoral training project as part of its graduate programs in Justice and Social Inquiry.

March

Languages have a history of being lost in the United States.

Bryan Brayboy, co-director of ASU's Center for Indian Education and associate professor of culture, society and education in the School of Social Transformation, commented on some of the challenges

While in Seattle on March 9 to present a lecture at the University of Washington on "The Role of Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Education of Native Populations,” ASU professor Bryan Bray

The policies of No Child Left Behind, with its emphasis on standardized testing and the use of a one-size-fits-all approach to education, has not served American Indian and Alaska Native children w

January

Indian Country Today Media Network has spotlighted ASU's Davina Spotted Elk and Diane Humetewa in a photo gallery of individuals deserving recognition for their contributions to Native American edu

2011

December

Arizona State University is ranked 23rd in the world when it comes to social sciences, according to the Center for World-Class Universities, a ranking compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

February

Davina Spotted Elk, a Navajo, is looking for a few good teachers – teachers-to-be, to be exact – who would like to complete elementary education degrees from Arizona State University without having

January

In Arizona there are more than 80,000 American Indian/Alaska Native children of school age – but only about 1,000 Native public school teachers.

2010

December

The Center for Indian Education’s language revitalization efforts with Arizona’s Native communities were the focus of a State Press story on