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2018

November

If you had to choose one word to sum up the life of Arizona State University freshman Jairo Ramirez, it would be "resilience."

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

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

He also lives in darkness.

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

October

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

Arizona State University Associate Professor Natalie Diaz has been named the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Co

A highly acclaimed study program in Prato, Italy, has helped expand the profile and prestige of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. 

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

The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a Hispanic tradition celebrated annually Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 in remembrance of lost loved ones.

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

After centuries of oppression and silenced voices, Emmy Award-winning journalist Norah O’Donnell predicts meaningful change is on the horizon for women around the world.

Female action heroes. Everyman poet-musicians. Fake news. Publishing YA lit. Saving the planet. Writing theft. A history of English.

In 1954, a group of 32 social scientists led by Kenneth B. Clark, an African-American psychologist, filed a brief with the U.S.

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

Today millions of Americans are enjoying a day off work — a tip of the hat to Christopher Columbus, the man who history says discovered this country in 1492.

Arizona State University poet Natalie Diaz has been named one of 25 winners of this year's John D. and Catherine T.

How would you dance with a Yiddish accent? Or express the tensions of Jewish-Arab relations through movement?

September

Needlework pieces are often seen as simple decorative heirlooms, but many were actually borne from matters of persecution and strife. 

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

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

While Nancy Gomez was preparing for doctoral exams, she spent her study breaks working on her walk.

Ten years after the election of Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, the United States is still walking a line between hope and hate.

Editor's note: To demystify the process of attaining distinguished graduate fellowships, ASU Now will feature a multipart series of interviews with distinguished graduate award

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.

Arizona State University has welcomed 52 Saudi Arabian educators to the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as part of the yearlong Buildi

Maggie Walter has flown more than 8,000 miles to study how Native American children, families and schools in Arizona work to maximize educational outcomes.

This fall, the Department of English at Arizona State University is getting another upgrade, and this time it’s personal. Rather, personnel.

Online style publication Voyage Phoenix recently profiled artist Antonieta Carpenter-Cosand, an Arizona State University graduate student in the School of Social Work and the School of Internationa

Editor's note: ASU Now chooses not to use the word that is the proper name of the Washington NFL football team in this or any future story, given its nature to many in our comm

With its emerging skyline, newly renovated stadium and continual growth, sometimes it’s easy to forget that Arizona State University’s Tempe campus sits on the ancestral homelands of American India

Every day, black people have to navigate in “white spaces,” dispelling stereotypes and convincing everyone that they’re worthy.

August

Editor's note: Explicit verbal permission was given by Louise Wilson to publish photos depicting the Gitksan language.

After enjoying the nation’s capital this summer, a delegation of Arizona State University students who attended UnidosUS 2018 in Washington,

As students made their way onto campus Saturday, excited and ready to start a new journey, a petite girl wearing a huge smile pulled up to Hassayampa residential hall.

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 double meaning of the title of the movie “Hidden Figures” remains a go-to for what was, is and could be for women and girls in science.

July

Arizona State University played a major role in the first-ever Summit on the Research and Teaching of You

The Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University has added Ukrainian to its roster of languages taught to bolster national secu

After completing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a long list of research projects by age 19, Alisha Menon will head off to the University of California, Berkeley this fall as one

June

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

Benigno Canze smiles and extends his hand as a woman approaches his table at a welcome reception held June 22 at the Maricopa County Security Building ballroom in downtown Phoenix.

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

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

In college, science is often seen as an exclusive field — one reserved only for exceptionally bright students.

Arizona State University political science PhD graduates are employed both in a range of profess

Government leaders in Greece and the Republic of Macedonia have agreed on a resolution to their

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

May

Most people go to college to enhance their education, bolster their professional status and increase their earning power.

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 California.

Arizona State University is partnering with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on a new master’s fellowship designed to increase diversity among museum professionals.

The ordeal is finally over for a Central American caravan seeking asylum, with the last of the members crossing the U.S. border on Friday after a week of delays and heavy media attention.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated at Arizona State University in April and nationally in May, but in the Asian Pacific

Vasthy Lamadrid, a student majoring in political science at Arizona State University, was recently awarded the Ro

April

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement

A fellow at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is gathering people in the Latinx dance community to forge bonds and consider a closer collaboration.

Arizona State University School of Social Transformation Professor K.

Through a community collaboration with Adaptive Training Foundation, Arizona State University launched Devils Adapt, an initiativ

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,

Soccer fanatics got a treat April 17 when Bruce Arena, the former U.S. men's soccer national team coach, visited Arizona State University. 

If you want to know something about scholarly activism and indigenous communities, the office of David Martinez would be a good

In March the New York Times introduced a project called “Overlooked,” in which influential women who

Times sure have changed.

Young adult novels used to be about dealing with rites of passage like parents getting divorced, or dating and menstruation.

It's Pride Week at Arizona State University, and ASU Now asked students from the

Fifteen years ago, when Gregory Rodriguez first conceived of the idea that would become Zócalo Public Square, he could not have imagined what it would become.

Susana Rubi Valenzuela's advice to communication majors when asked the infamous question, “What do you do with a communication degree?” — confidently respond: “Everything.”  

On April 3, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

March

Arizona State University Assistant Professor Robert LiKamWa’s students in the Mobile Experiential Technology through Embedded Operations Research lab, known as

The Ak-Chin Indian Community has made a philanthropic donation to benefit the Indian Legal Program (ILP) at the Sandra Da

In most cultures, identity is inextricably tied to the land, and when land is taken, cultures can struggle to survive.

Imagine having a conversation with a bespectacled companion.

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

From 1915 to 1970, 6 million African-American people migrated out of the American South, forever changing the culture and politics of the United States.

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

Editor's note: Opening week continued at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at ASU.

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun, hybrid celebration — a mixture of religion and Irish folklore, symbolism and food, plus lots and lots of green beer. (The day after? Sometimes not so much fun.)

Most of us enjoy meeting a friend for a cup of coffee and a chat, but few of us pause to think about how we learn to have a conversation.

Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Bill Cosby. Rob Porter.

For historian Yasmin Saikia, Women's History Month is an opportunity to recognize all women, in addition to trailblazing histori

February

They are the nation’s largest ethnic minority, claiming nearly 18 percent of the population and 17 percent of the labor force, yet there is growing concern about the impact of Latinos not achieving

Arizona State University's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership held its inaugural spring conference Friday and Saturday on the Tempe campus.

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

As recently as January of this year, yet another college was in an uproar over a controversial speaker when University of Chicago students, faculty and alumni demanded the school rescind its invita

After the life-altering difficulties they faced in their home countries, refugees who come to America can feel overwhelmed trying to integrate into their new communities.

For many, studying religion at a public university may seem out of place. Studying historical cultures and ancient languages in order to learn more about your own culture? Even more so.

Leaders in Greece and the Republic of Macedonia are close to

When a teenaged Nikki Stevens built her first website, she did not foresee the barriers she would encounter in pursuit of her newfound passion.

History has its eyes on "Hamilton." And so too does a group of storytellers honing their craft at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

It might sound contrived, given her area of expertise, but to ASU Jewish studies Director Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, a career in academia is like a secular version of a religious commitment.

For Arizona State University professor and historian Denise E.

It’s an adult world, and kids are just living in it.

Civil rights advocate and law professor Anita Hill said Monday that while women are currently experiencing "a movement” and moving the needle on sexual harassment, it hasn’t happened quickly enough

Jason Thompson, assistant professor in the School of Music, has been selected to speak at TEDxASU: Boundless in March.

Krista Ratcliffe’s first semester at Arizona State University began in a cloud of dust.

January

Stem cells possess great potential for the study and treatment of disease.

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

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of profiles on ASU's diverse student coalitions

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

Twenty years, the threat of personal violence and two unexpected deaths have not quelled the fervor of Maria Cruz Torres to make visible the travails of the female shrimp traders whose literal bloo

An engineering workforce that reflects the makeup of a global society can better design the electronics, software, infrastructure and other systems we use on a daily basis.

Creating art is not a formal, quiet process, and viewing it in a museum should not be either.

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.

March on West has been a tradition as part of Arizona State University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. events since 1991.

2017

December

Sebastian Husein, a scholar in the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies National Science Foundation-Department of Energy Engineering Research Center, won the NSF’s Perfect Pitch compet

ASU Kerr Cultural Center will present Jarabe Mexicano Jan. 18 in a diverse program of traditional Mexican music made modern with reggae, rock, Tex-Mex, doo-wop and more.

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

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

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

When you update the software on your phone, it takes some effort to adapt to changes to the software you have become so used to.

Vietnam is looking to become a country of innovators, and the country’s student entrepreneurs are answering the call.

The night before Thanksgiving, while traveling with his family for the holiday, Jeffrey Cohen sat down in his hotel room for a Skype chat with Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow.

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of profiles on ASU's diverse student coalitions

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

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

Prince Harry’s recent engagement to American actress Meghan Markle is a contemporary Grace Kelly/Prince Rainier love story.

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

Rodney Hero, a political science professor and the Raul Yzaguirre chair in the School of Politics and Global S

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

November

In the 1970s at the famed Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Sandra Cisneros, Rita Dove and Joy Harjo were the only non-white students.

Once sworn to secrecy about their cryptic contributions to U.S. military battle, some former hidden heroes are now decoding the details of their efforts for historical posterity.

Native Americans have distinct health-care needs.

Thanksgiving time finds many of us thinking back to our fondest food memories. But what if the meal that sticks out most in your mind doesn’t feature a turkey and pumpkin pie?

Univision Arizona, the state’s most-watched Spanish-language television station, is now broadcasting Cronkite Noticias, a 30-minute news program produced by bilingual Arizona State University stude

Trans Awareness Week runs through Nov.

Angelica Amezcua was the first in her family to receive a bachelor’s degree. Then she was the first in her family to receive a master’s.

To create real change, include everyone. That was the message sent to a group of young people who attended the Obama Foundation’s training day for civic engagement on Saturday.

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of profiles on ASU's diverse student coalitions

It started with a headline: “We asked six political scientists if Bernie Sanders would have a shot at the general election.”

Anti-racism activist Jane Elliott hates what’s happened to this country lately.

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

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of profiles on ASU's diverse student coalitions

October

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

Sugar skulls at craft stores and processions in James Bond movies — the imagery associated with Day of the Dead has spread through the United States and often the line between it and Halloween is b

It’s First Friday at the Children’s Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

Myron Dewey (Newe-Numah/Paiute-Shoshone), an award-winning filmmaker, citizen journalist and educator, is the featured speaker in Arizona State University's Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of profiles on ASU's diverse student coalitions

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

Arizona State University student Andrea Smolsey went swimming with the frogs — or rather smelling with the frogs — this summer during a six-week internship at the Construction Engineering Research

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.

September

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.

Three Arizona State University professors were honored at the Victoria Foundation’s eighth annual Arizona Higher Education Awards ceremony for helping Latina/o youth pursue advanced degrees.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then Syeda Qudsia’s master’s thesis must be worth at least 40,000 words.

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

Being Latino doesn't automatically mean you speak Spanish or that your skin is brown.

Since 2011, enrollment of first-generation college students in Arizona State University's Ira A.

A recent $1 million investment from Intel Products Vietnam helped Arizona State University to sponsor six Vietnamese scholars for one-year master’s fellowships to speed the transformation of Ho Chi

Editor's note: This summer, Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures Professor Oana Almasan participated in an event in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, to sh

August

This profile is part of a series highlighting the personal stories and achievements of Thunderbird students. Want to read more?

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

It is said that one of the best ways to learn a language is to immerse yourself in the culture.

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.

July

Update: The National Council of La Raza on Monday said it will change its name to UnidosUS ("UnitedUS").

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’

June

Many students have passions outside of their studies, but recent Arizona State University graduate Antonieta Carpenter-Cosand leveraged her language and art studies to showcase and teach othe

Arizona State University continues to foster Vietnamese STEM innovation and skill-building with the opening of the Maker Innovation Space in Ho Chi Minh City’s Saigon Hi-Tech Park.

On June 4, thirty middle and high school students arrived at Arizona State University to kick off the ninth annual ASU Startalk Chinese Language Summer Camp.

It’s not every day one’s name is mentioned in the same breath as the name Rosa Parks. It’s also not every one who has the honor of sharing that space with the late civil rights icon. 

While newscasts and political discourse seem to highlight a divided word, an Arizona State University doctoral student student has found cultural overlap between Christianity, Judaism and Isl

May

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 peoples,

Stereotypes can take all forms, even that of “awkward, positive praise.” Regardless of the intent, it’s no less minimizing.  

Exclusively made up of indigenous professors, the American Indian Studies program at Arizona State University motivates the next generation of scholars to advocate for Indigenous nations and commun

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

Arizona State University students Samantha Sanders and Ryan Featherston are championship winners in the 16th Annual Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition held April 29 at the University of

Engineers strive to better the world through technology and new ideas. However, engineering alone can’t solve the world’s problems.

The United States is home to more than 320 million people from dozens of countries and ancestries, in addition to Native American peoples.

A group of 27 Pakistani engineering scholars from the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Energy, better known as USPCAS-E, set off on an adventure over spring break, learning what nature can engine

So you think Cinco de Mayo is a made-up holiday contrived to sell stereotypically Mexican bar food and alcohol to gringos?

Megan Tom sees working in education research, policy and tribal law in her future.

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

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.

April

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

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

The shift from high school to college isn’t always an easy one. The newfound independence can be both freeing and intimidating — especially if you’re autistic.

Celebrity chef Nephi Craig, who made a gu

Twenty years after he helped establish the Department of Chicano/a Studies at ASU, Associate Professor Edward Escobar listened as friends and colleagues reflected on his accomplishments and bid him

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

On Tuesday, April 4, the Virginia G.

Genocide has been a thread through humanity, stretching back centuries and into modern times.

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

March

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.

Women in recent generations have made remarkable progress in academia and the workforce — but there’s a lot left to do.

Despite the major contributions minorities have made to the nation’s science efforts, like those depicted in the movie “Hidden Figures,” they continue to lag in STEM fields across the U.S.

Every student takes his or her own route to a college education. Some have more twists and turns — and, frankly, years — than others, but every journey is enhanced with mentorship.

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.

Linda Hogan (Chickasaw), a prominent poet, novelist, essayist and environmentalist, is the featured speaker in ASU’s Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Communi

A message posted outside the Memorial Union Ventana Ballroom on Monday night forbade the presence of posters and signs at a student-organized talk being given by DeRay Mckesson, one of the most out

Join in the celebration of women at Arizona State University and beyond this March for HERstory Month. Events

Arizona State University has hit upon a new solution to help Native American men and boys overcome the host of obstacles that block the path to socioeconomic success for so many: Get outside the cl

February

Looking to create opportunity, the American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) in collaboration with ASU’s Entrepreneurship + Innovation has developed an inter-tribal initiative called 

It was clear from the start what the 89th Academy Awards would be all about Sunday night: diversity, inclusiveness and distance from the #OscarsSoWhite criticisms that have dogged the Hollywood est

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

Vera Coleman has a strong interest in environmental and social debates.

“Think of it as being trapped inside of an invisible shell, where you’re often shielded from awareness of your actions, thoughts and expectations about yourself and others." 

An award-winning professor in counseling and psychology, an international expert in linguistics, and a renowned authority in geographical sciences and urban planning have been named the Outstanding

These black students at Arizona State University want you to know one thing: There isn’t any one thing to know.

Minstrel shows are relics of a racist chapter in theater history. Actors painted their faces black and caricatured harmful stereotypes, portraying African-Americans as dumb, lazy and deceitful.

January

Arizona State University student Isabella Jaber shows that learning a language doesn’t just help get you a job, but can elevate your role in a workplace and help you achieve a number of goals

The American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) at Arizona State University, in collaboration with ASU’s Entrepreneurship + Innovation, The Department co-working space, Maricopa County Small Business D

Shakespeare with a cast of black actors shouldn’t be a big deal, said actor Jonathan-David.

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

In a time of heated rhetoric and fraying decorum, Arizona State University is planning to train incoming freshmen in the art of civility.

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has launched Cronkite Noticias/Mixed Voces, a new digital Spanish-language platform for reporting on issues cr

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 equality and lis

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.

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.

2016

December

This is part two of a three-part series. Access the intro

Innovation does not happen in a vacuum.

Editor's Note: This is part one of a three-part series.

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

November

It can be tough to be a Native American in mainstream society.

Lisa Baer had little hesitation making the decision her freshman year to major in computer science.

Henry Cisneros, the former U.S.

The principal owner for the Miami Dolphins said today’s athletes are starting to recognize their power as change agents for social good and that they should take advantage of their platform to shin

On the afternoon of Election Day in America, hours before the final outcome of a heated presidential contest he called a “bloodletting” would be known, Henry Cisneros, politician turned businessman

Throughout U.S. history, sports has had the power to bring people together from all walks of life.

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

On Tuesday, California voters will decide on the fate of bilingual education.

College is a time for new experiences, and that means interacting with different types of people.

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

October

ASU English lit and public policy major Megan Tom says it can be tough for Native Americans living away from their home communities for the first time.

On a recent autumn afternoon, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix was bustling, full of mothers tending to plants: barrel cactus, prickly pears, flowering saguaros.

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

For Debbie Reese, cutting classes in high school was an opportunity to indulge her passions.

Before the entrance to Hayden Library was underground, it was flanked by a growth of shrubs.

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

September

An interactive exhibit installed Thursday at Arizona State’s Hayden Library examines the history, culture and tradition of indigenous medicine to help viewers explore Native American health from a

Sept. 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a time to honor the contributions that Hispanics and Latinos have made to science, the arts, social justice and more.

When ASU professor Rashad Shabazz hears Prince classics like “1999” and “Little Red Corvette,” he hears musical artistry and creative genius, to be sure.

Before the big game this weekend, hundreds of Arizona State University students from around the world got an opportunity to understand a uniquely American sport when they took Football 101 at the M

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

August

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

Jennifer Jones has an inspirational message that is summed up in one word.

Yéego. It’s a word in the Navajo language that, loosely translated, means diligence and hard work.

Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series following members of the first ASU Pueblo Indian Doctoral Cohort.

Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series following members of the first ASU Pueblo Indian Doctoral Cohort.

Native American students who go from a reservation or rural community to a large university such as Arizona State University often face issues that others on campus can’t fathom. 

ASU professor Stanlie James has taught about diversity and inclusion for many years, from Arizona to Senegal and Uganda.

Now she will step beyond teaching. She will help make it happen.

July

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.

Madit Yel, who is from Wunrok, South Sudan, plans to use his business degree and leadership skills to set up a reliable college preparatory program in Africa to connect promising students to educat

Loris Taylor knows firsthand how tough it can be to run a radio station in Indian Country.

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.

It was the moment high school sophomore Randy Oshiro had been looking forward to most since learning he’d get to participate in a mock trial as part of the

June

Kamra Sadia Hakim is up for the challenge. She is up for the challenge of thinking globally, committing her life to service and being an agent of change.

The woman who broke barriers as Arizona’s first Native American TV news reporter has recently guided the nation’s foremost Indian youth empowerment group to new students, communities and sources of

Who stole the bones at ASU? That’s the question that eighth-grade crime solvers from Phoenix are investigating on Wednesday and Thursday mornings this month in the science labs at ASU’s Downtown Ph

Athletes and American Indian students from Arizona State University will travel to the Havasupai community June 15-18 as part of the annual ASU Tribal Nations Tour.

One way to unleash the enormous potential of minority entrepreneurs is to back away from the word “entrepreneur.”

Two heads are better than one. Gather a whole roomful of bright minds and there’s no telling what can be accomplished.

Jose Julian Campos introduced himself while trying to make eye contact, speak up, use good body movements, avoid the word “like” and not let his voice rise up so his name sounded like a question.

May

Forty years ago, dozens of young black people lay shackled inside a film set that was made to look like the hold of a slave ship.

Anni Leaman has a respectable-sized to-do list when she returns home to Massachusetts later this week.

A 32-year Arizona State University tradition continues as nearly 400 Hispanic students will take the Wells Fargo Arena stage on Saturday to be recognized for achieving their academic goals.

Quanah Parker was a Comanche leader and fierce warrior who sought and obtained peace for his people at a crucial point in their history.

Mahalia Newmark says the strong women in her life inspired a paper that won the Vine Deloria Jr. Student Paper Competition at the Western Social Sciences Association Conference in April. 

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

April

Kenja Hassan is a champion of diversity at Arizona State University. She is passionate about creating connections between the university and diverse communities throughout the state of Arizona.

Maggie Zheng performed her first surgical procedure when she was just a preschooler.

Granted, it was on one of her stuffed animals.

The ASU Native American Alumni Chapter will feature professional marathon and long-distance runner Alvina Begay during its annual alumni breakfast April 23 at the ASU Karsten Golf Course.

March

Brave, outspoken women throughout history have advocated for women's rights and equality. There are women in history with recognizable names, but what about the other women?

Stories about your parent’s childhood are usually life lessons hidden as clever anecdotes providing a glimpse into a time past.  However, for K.

February

Arizona State University is working to defeat the deep-rooted idea that higher education is an exclusive enterprise, a privilege set for only a segment of the population.

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

“Just like being at home.”

Professor Alfredo Artiles has made a career of improving education and opening new avenues in learning for students across cultures as the associate dean of academic affairs and the Ryan C.

When the June 2015 issue of Vanity Fair hit the stands last summer featuring Caitlyn Jenner wearing an ivory bodysuit on its cover, the magazine caused a maelstrom.

January

Arizona PBS honors Black History Month with a collection of new commemorative programs and digital content highlighting the impact African-Americans have made on U.S. history, beginning Feb. 1.

Students from across the Valley came together on Jan. 20 to participate in the March on West campus in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Monday marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a time to reflect on the struggles for equality and freedom in America. It's also a day to recall our various connections to the holiday's namesake.

2015

December

Hands go up in a crowded ASU lecture hall when a social justice course instructor asks who has ever experienced prejudice.

Carlos Velez-Ibanez desires to know two things: 1) How are people able to excel when they shouldn’t be able to? and 2) How are people able to survive when they shouldn’t be able to?

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

“Imagine being dropped into the middle of a marching band.”

That’s how Jenna Bruenig described what it’s like to deal with sensory overload as an autistic person.

November

Arizona State University announced today that for a seventh consecutive year it has been designated as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

They’re a small group but they have a big voice.

The Barrett Indigenous Culture Association is one of the newest groups to represent diversity at Arizona State University.

Skulls of different shapes, sizes and materials litter a table in the Interdisciplinary B building on ASU’s Tempe campus where students sit contentedly decorating them.

October

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of stories to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

September

Arizona’s Hispanic population has nearly tripled since 1990 and accrued an estimated spending power of about $40.3 billion this year alone, but the state’s economy will not advance if education doe

Marking the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence in Hispanics recognized Arizona State University’s American Dream Academy on Tuesday for its contr

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of stories to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

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

August

Amani Burton is looking forward to meeting a new person every day.

May

ASU professor Rebecca Tsosie has been appointed vice provost for inclusion and community engagement.

Professor Eduardo Pagán has been appointed associate dean for community affairs for the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Native American graduates carry an extra responsibility: As a group they overwhelmingly feel a need to give back to their tribes.

Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes was born in Steel City U.S.A., but her head, heart and literary works can often be found the Deep South.

On the wall behind Matthew Garcia’s desk hangs a framed black-and-white picture of a woman, her head and shoulders emerging from the thick foliage of a grove of fig trees.

April

Education is key for the success of Latinos and, in turn, for the success of the state itself.

Walter R. Allen, distinguished professor of education and sociology at UCLA, will discuss the policing of African-American men on college campuses at the 20th annual A.

As social media continues to infiltrate our everyday lives with new ways of connecting and obtaining information, extremist groups such as ISIS are taking advantage of its ease of use and far-reach

An innovative partnership between Arizona State University and the Heard Museum in Phoenix is giving Native American students the opportunity to gain professional experience before they graduate by

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

March

ASU Project Humanities is partnering with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict to host "Beyond the Hijab: Pakistani Women’s Perspectives" at 6 p.m., March 26 at Arizona State Universit

Multimedia producer Victor Masayesva, Jr.

February

One of the most powerful and well-regarded African-American women in the United States, anthropologist and visionary Johnnetta Cole, has broken down barriers since age six.

Mary Frances Berry says we live in a society where civil rights have advanced over the years, but many concerns still remain.

If academia were Hollywood, it would be sweeps season for Neal A. Lester.

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication this week kicks off its annual “Cronkite Glo

Boasting the most diverse tenure-track faculty in its history, Arizona State University now leads the nation in hires of women and minority women, when compared to the 16 institutions designated as

Cultural historian Eric Lott kicks off the Provost's Distinguished Lecture Series on Feb. 11.

January

Arizona State University's Project Humanities is launching “Cultural Appropriation: Exploiting or Paying Homage?”, a one-day symposium on Feb. 7. The event runs from from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Arizona State University will celebrate Black History Month beginning Feb. 1 with a schedule of events for students, staff, faculty, alumni and members of the public.

In September 1962, the National Farm Workers Association convened its first convention in Fresno, California, initiating a multiracial movement that would result in the creation of United Farm Work

This spring, the award-winning university initiative Project Humanities continues its mission to bring people together to talk, listen and connect.