Sharon Bramlett-Solomon has devoted more than three decades to researching diversity and media issues, including the workplace environment and experiences of journalists of color in the news indust

Arizona State University professors Valerie Hoekstra and

For nearly two decades, Arizona State University’s WeGrad program (formerly the American Dream Academy) has supported tho

June is LGTBQ Pride Month — a time to celebrate the contributions that the LGTBQ community have made to society and throughout history.

June is Pride month, a time to commemorate the people, places and events that have catalyzed change for the LGBTQ community.

The Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre has announced Jace Kaholokula Saplan as associate professor of music learnin

While working in Washington, D.C., April Hobby was surrounded by impressive museum art galleries like the Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art.

Mitchell Jackson was in Saudi Arabia the first week of June for the Hegra Conference, a three-day series of panel discussions an

Juneteenth is a federal holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the June 19, 1865, announcement from a Union Army general proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas.

Dance educator Shola K. Roberts will be joining the dance faculty in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University.

Madeline Sayet is a busy woman these days.

Arizona State University has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S.

On average, Black, Latino and Indigenous students fail or withdraw from general education courses in their first year of college more often than their white peers.

Karen Schupp, associate professor of dance and associate director of the School of M

As you head downstairs to the lower level of the University Center, a surprise aw


The offices were frozen in time.

A calendar from March 2020 highlighted St. Patrick’s Day. Balloons lay deflated in a cubicle. Half-filled water bottles and coffee cups remained on desks.

Teasing and unwanted hair touching are just some of the negative experiences Black girls go through because of their hair, according to a new study.

George Ramos and Jesus Ledezma think stuttering is a misunderstood condition and that myths about it should be dispelled.

Zócalo Public Square, a digital magazine and host of public programs, has announced author Heather McGhee as the winner of the

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Each year, Arizona State University hosts multiple convocations to recognize the achievements of a wide variety of students, including international students, Hispanic students, military veterans a

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In addition to the main undergraduate and graduate commencements, and more than 15 c

Each year, the Pitchfork Awards at Arizona State University aim to recognize and celebrate organizations, events and students that

Eric Bing, Thunderbird alumnus, chancellor and CEO of The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) has been named the spring 2022 convocation speaker for the

STEM education isn’t typically offered at the grade-school level, but a group of local science, technology, engineering and math activists, including faculty members and students from the

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For Elijah Foster, the RISE Leadership Institute has helped to elevate his outlook on life after high school.

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Michele Neptune McHenry and her husband, Joseph McHenry, were slowly making their way through the photo album when they came upon the photos and name card.

Sixteen-year-old Avi Agarwal asked a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs for $1,000. Instead, he received $5,000.

The idea that made them want to give more? Edible cupcake liners.

The statistics are alarming: Less than 1% of active physicians identify as American Indian or Alaska Natives, and 90% of U.S.

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An experienced advocate for equitable communities is now the interim director of an Arizona State University-based studio that integrates arts, culture and design to advance just and inclusive plac

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Liahnna Stanley, a doctoral candidate in Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, is one of 100 wom

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Arizona State University professors Anne Feldhaus and

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This wasn’t your typical Project Humanities conversation. It wasn’t warm or fuzzy, and no one walked away feeling all tingly.

Active-duty military personnel in crisis need real help, not an obstacle course, when it comes to accessing mental health counseling.

On Q Financial Inc., a national home mortgage lender, has selected senior Royce Perez as the recipient of the Josiah N.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s goal in his war in Ukraine is nothing less than eliminating the country, according to an expatriate Russian-American journalist who spoke at Arizona State Univers

Creating a new benchmark for Broadway, "Hadestown" demanded that theater make space for diverse voices.

Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has launched a new graduate partnership with the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and Indian Cou

Several of the country’s top salsa dance instructors told students at Arizona State University how they found solace and passion in the dance community when they were accepted nowhere else.


The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University will host “

Ayanna Thompson is not a fan of musicals.

A new study from Arizona State University, in collaboration with the Recording Academy and Berklee College of Music Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, is illuminating the experiences of

Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will feature John Quiñones — a trailblazing Emmy Award-winning broadcast jou

Stanlie James, a professor emeritus and former vice provost of inclusion and community engagement at Arizona State University, is a lifelong learner and advocate for women’s and Black issues in the

Tony Award-winning poet Lemon Andersen is debuting his latest one-man show, "When Aliens Fall From the Sky," at ASU Gammage on March 26. 

Investigative journalism and history will converge on March 23 when Arizona State University’s Institute for Humanities Research will sponsor a virtual talk with Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, whose years

Now through March 31, ArtSpace West, located on Arizona State University’s West campus, is hosting "Boardz and Arrowz," an exhibit featuring nearly 50 hand-painted and mixed-medium skateboard

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When Jayashree Adivarahan realized engineering could help solve critical global issues — including access to

Two Arizona State University students have been named 2022 Champions of Change by the Center for Native American Youth for their work to make a positive impact in their communities.

A new art exhibit at Arizona State University is focusing attention on three Black communities that flourished a century ago, and the mob violence that destroyed them. 

Miki Kittilson and Valerie Hoekstra spent years researching and writing their book on women’s representation in high courts around the world.

A new study by a postdoctoral fellow at Arizona State University has found that in interviews, street criminals admit that they see undocumented immigrants as easy targets for robbery.

Elsie Moore, a beloved Arizona State University faculty member and pioneer in diversity, equity and inclusion, died on Feb. 21 at the age of 72.

Movies on the Field is presented by ASU 365 Community Union, an initiative transforming Sun Devil Stad

If you jumped on TikTok Monday morning, you might have seen a video of a toddler talking to herself in front of a mirror, a rooster wearing blue pants or a three-minute makeup tutorial: Fun, harmle

When women don’t see themselves represented in engineering and technology classrooms, research, careers and leadership, it can make succeeding in those fields a struggle.

If you’re feeling like recent geopolitical events have that grim, here-we-go-again vibe, you’re not alone.

People who don’t gamble don’t really care about those who do.

Those who do gamble?

Only 11% of all astronauts have been women, and the number of women working in the aerospace industry has hovered around 20% for the last 30 years.

While there’s a long history of communities growing their own food, there’s been a recent uptick in people finding alternatives to the grocery store.


Since launching the first online degree in 2017, the number of chemistry and biochemistry undergraduate majors in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University has more than doubled.

By any measure, Arizona State University Associate Professor Joe Lockard is an expert in African American studies and 19th a

There’s more to Arizona State University’s chapter of the National

In an effort to support a racially and ethnically diverse student population and help strengthen the pipeline of diverse accounting talent, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State Unive

There are a couple of reasons Arizona State University Professor Bernard Young — who has a PhD in philosophy from Cornell — gives s

As the country’s attention turned toward issues of social justice during the summer of 2020, a group of students in the Herberger Instit

The Department of Defense is one of the greatest meritocracies in the world, but representation within the ranks isn’t reflected in leadership.

The Cronkite School just got another “get.”

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali and Maya Angelou are among the notables frequently mentioned in conversations related to Black History Month — and rightfully so.

Crestcencia Ortiz-Barnett knew she wanted to do something for Black History Month, but she wasn’t sure what.

Representation is a powerful tool that can be used to bring positive social change to our world.

The Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre will premiere two new works by internationally acclaimed composer

America does not have a shortage of licensed teachers. It does, however, have a shortage of people who want to teach.

Black History Month is a celebration. But it’s also a time for awareness and education.

The 2022 Winter Olympics have kicked off in Beijing, coinciding with Black History Month. But very few of the 225 athletes representing the U.S. are Black — continuing a long trend.

Social psychologist and Arizona State University Department of Psychology alumna Arielle Silverman aims to bring awareness to the challenges facing people with disabilities and ultimately change th

Getting old has its perks and perils. People are mostly kind and respectful to their elders, but that doesn’t keep older adults from being undervalued citizens of their communities.

ASU 365 Community Union’s Movies on the Field program screens a movie on the Frank Kush Field in Sun Devil Stadium on the third

Mitchell Jackson has a story to tell.


It’s Shakespeare as you probably haven’t heard him before: en español. 

A new program out of Arizona State University’s School of Molecular Sciences is creating opportunities

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.

In May 2020, Arizona State University reached a major milestone when it enrolled approximately 3,500 American Indian students.

Can participating in sports keep a young man out of trouble?

The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

This spring, Arizona State University theater students will have the opportunity to work with professional directors on two major theater productions.

While sorting through photos in the J. Eugene Grigsby Jr.

Kimberly Scott has been named to a new role focused on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion opportunities in philanthropy, and expanding faculty involvement in philanthropy.

What do we mean when we use the term “systemic racism," and how does it differ from individual prejudice and legal discrimination?

Last month, Arizona State University honored the accomplishments and commitment of ASU’s Hispanic students pursuing higher education during the Hispanic Convocation. Reyna E.

Have you ever thought about the amount of single-use plastic cutlery disposed of daily on the ASU Tempe campus? How about in a semester? Or a year?

Din Tuan Anh has dreamed of developing an electric wheelchair since he was in high school.

Sidney Poitier, a Hollywood icon who broke racial barriers in his roles and as the first Black man to win the best actor Oscar, left a legacy that will live on through film school students at Arizo

Shakira Hobbs had an idea as an engineering graduate student in 2014, and she transformed it into a globally impactful nonprofit only five years later.

It can be argued that activists often don't have time to adequately process what they've experienced and learned before considering their next steps.

Phoenix chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, a woman who represents her heritage and community through both her food and activism, has been selected as the 2022 ASU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Two students have been selected as the 2022 ASU Martin Luther King Jr. Student Servant-Leadership awardees, as a part of Arizona State University’s annual MLK Jr.

An influential professor at Arizona State University since 1997, Neal Lester has been selected as the 2022 ASU Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Servant-Leadership



About two weeks ago, The Guardian newspaper reported

It has been a remarkable year for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.

Listen to processional drumming

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The summer of 2020 gave way to the largest protests for racial justice and civil rights in the U.S. during the 21st century.

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Tucked behind the main video board of Sun Devil Stadium is the Coca-Cola Sun Deck.

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The School of International Letters and Cultures hosted a conference in November, sponsored by


The first-ever OpenCitizen Gathering, held this month, brought together an exciting group of thinkers and doers to explore a common chal

The American Geophysical Union recently announced the selection of the first cohort of Academy Fellows for its LANDInG Acade

Expressions of empathy can be healing not only between two people but also between groups.

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With only a week remaining until this golden-age musical is performed on the ASU Gammage stage, lead actress Shereen Ahmed shares her experiences and road to stardom as Eliza Doolittle in the natio

A new table made by Indigenous people for an Indigenous space at Arizona State University evokes the ancient canal system built by the Hohokam tribe that first sustained people in the Valley.

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A few months after her husband, David, was killed in the line of duty in February 2020, Kamellia Kellywood was asked to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing for the White Mountain Apache Tribe in n

It’s not easy keeping the attention of 100 third graders.

For one family, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is more than just a law school — it is a place of legacy.

Though the Black and African American population has shown the highest percentage growth rate in Arizona, Black entrepreneurship, investments in Black-owned businesses and wages have not kept

COVID-19 has killed more Americans than the 1918 influenza pandemic, pushed the

Over the past 10 years, Arizona State University’s Project Humanities has received high praise from many dignitaries around the world

When most people think of Dallas, they think barbecue, big hats and bigger buckles, not Black theater innovators.

For 100 years, one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history has remained largely untold.

In spring 2022, Arizona State University undergraduates will have an opportunity to study the First Amendment and campus free speech controversies with one of the nation’s foremost authorities on f

A conference sponsored by Arizona Humanities and Arizona State University will bring together national and international translation professionals and scholars later this month to discuss the theor


Government statistics show that Black students are at greater risk for being suspended than any other demographic in the United States.

This week, Sun Devils who have served or continue to do so can enjoy the sounds of rock, rap and classic soul.

Arizona State University alumna Lisa Pino was born and raised in New York City — her mother a political refugee from Cuba and her father a political refugee from Spain.

Cecilia Muñoz may be small, but she’s got sharp elbows.

Live music shows sponsored by ASU 365 Community Union are returning this fall at Sun Devil Stadium for the ASU community and the publi

This fall, ASU welcomed the inaugural cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows and

Latino adolescents have disproportionally high rates of substance use problems and 

When you step into Neal Lester’s Discovery Hall office on the ASU Tempe campus, you’ll never forget it.

Decades of racist policies like redlining have extracted wealth from Black communities, but one way to repair the harm would be to cancel student debt, according to a researcher who spoke at Arizon

If cities tweaked their regulations to make it easier to start a business, it might lead to more minority business ownership, according to an economist who analyzed a new Arizona State University d

This fall, graduate student Dylan Peay was announced as a recipient of the Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Spotlight Award for his work in promoting and mentoring underrepresented students

While working as a senior research scientist early on in his career, Arizona State University alumnus Dave Wilson noticed that he didn’t see many people who looked like him in the lab.

The introduction of a new mathematics journal would not ordinarily make big news.

Noted educator, scholar and journalist Andre Perry will deliver the third annual Graduate College Distinguished Lecture, 

Through a wide array of activities and events, Arizona State University annually celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Latino and Hispanic individuals and communities across

“America’s pastime” of baseball has a culture that is so white-dominated that it has lost Black participation at every level, from youth teams to major-league managers, according to several Black e

In follow-up to ASU’s commitment to enhance and support the lived, teaching and learning experiences of Black students, faculty and staff, the

Between 2010 and 2020, enrollment at Hispanic-serving institutions — colleges or universities with a student population that is at least 25% Hispanic — 

As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is launching several initiatives this fall with its Mexican partners to deepen the school’s engagement with our neighboring country a

At its heart, engineering is about helping people. To achieve this aim, engineers need to reflect the diversity of the people they serve.

How can the study of ancient texts lead to better understanding of contemporary issues around social equity, diversity and inclusion?

The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology is celebrating five successful years of programming initiatives at Ariz


If Shakespeare believed that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” perhaps he would also be amenable to the idea that his plays, updated with modern English, would still hit the same.

Gafaru Adam, who arrived from Ghana at the end of July to begin a PhD in biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University, died in a tragic accident off campus on Sept.

It took Haunani Kāne and her team of researchers four d

On Sept. 25, 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by President Ronald Reagan.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will host the annual Jonathan and Maxine Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series with Clint Smith, award-winning writer, poe

Susan Smith Richardson, a nationally recognized journalist and media industry leader, said news organizations can support and im

Beginning in 2020 with Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, more th

In 2019, the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University made a definitive statement to the academic world ab

"Hey Google, what happened today in Latino history?"

Climate migration is expected to displace more than 200 million people in the next three decades, according to a recent World Bank report.

The ASU Art Museum celebrated its third annual M

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

On Q Financial Inc., a national home-mortgage lender, announced the recipient of its first scholarship to Arizona State University senior Oliv

Engineering has a lot to offer young people exploring their career possibilities. And young people who come from a variety of backgrounds have a lot to offer the field of engineering.

Arizona State University has had lots of famous alumni: Pat Tillman, Kate Spade, Nick Nolte, Reggie Jackson, Steve Allen and Barry Bonds. But not any alumni astronauts.

Until now.

The Phoenix Indian Center recently honored Christopher Sharp (Colorado River Indian tribes), a clinical assistant professor in Ari

The Pandemic Reader” is a new collection of essays edited by faculty in Arizona State University's School of Social Transf


The Arizona State University Library has appointed Alex Soto to the position of director of the Labriola National American Indian

In the crowded landscape of divisive topics and misinformation in the U.S.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University will welcome its most highly credentialed class for the fourth year in a row, wit

The American Political Science Association has named Arizona State University Associate Professor Mark Ramirez’s most recent book

Five new faculty members joined the School of International Letters and Cultures this fall, bringing their expertise on a range of topics including Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and American Sign La

When it comes to the topic of transgender athletes competing in sports, people have a lot to say. But it's more than just talk.

Twice a year, Arizona State University hosts a conference to celebrate and continue the legacy of Black and African American Sun Devils through the

As Pat Tillman’s life recedes further into the past, the legend of his courage and sacrifice has grown, elevating him to an almost mythical figure in Arizona State University history.

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New graduates often wonder how much of what they learned while in school will translate into their careers.


With the opening ceremony set for Friday, July 23, the Tokyo Olympics are officially a go after a year of delays due to COVID-19. So now you can sit back, relax and enjoy the Summer Games.

The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Joyce McCall as assistant professor of music learning and teaching.

In the early morning of July 7, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assass

This fall, critically acclaimed sci-fi and fantasy writer Nnedi Okorafor will join The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Two Arizona State University professors have been invited to join a prestigious new initiative that’s intended to empower African experts to help shape policy in Africa.

Hollywood has reached another milestone in LGBTQ representation, and this one is definitely moving the needle.

Sometimes the path to a rewarding career is straightforward, and sometimes it has many roadblocks and detours along the way.

In May 2017, James Wermers was leading a presentation on microaggressions and structural racism

When James Riding In first came to Arizona State University as a lecturer in fall 1990, Native Ame


Vuong Thi Ngoc Tuyet grew up in the Mekong Delta's largest city, Can Tho, Vietnam. Throughout her childhood, she had an energetic curiosity for science.

This week, 33 middle and high school students from Oahu and the neighboring islands arrived at Hawai’i Pacific University’s

Eleven students in a new Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College degree program have been hired by the Foundation for Blind Children, after just a year in the program.

Juneteenth — now a federal holiday — commemorates the end of slavery in

This fall, Arizona State University will welcome renowned writers Mitchell S. Jackson and Safiya Sinclair to The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Department of English. 

ASU graduate Kamaldeen Okuneye and Foundation Professor Abba B.

While celebrating Juneteenth, the new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, the Arizona Diamondbacks will also honor

If you thought a book about the orthographic significance of the hyphen would be dull, think again.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University offers a variety of courses on gender and sexuality as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ)

In “Pride,” a new FX docuseries currently streaming on Hulu, ASU Associate Professor of film and media studies

It started with the creation of the Sustainable and Impact Finance Initiative, a student organization that set out t

Graduate music theater and opera student Yophi Adia Bost wanted to take ownership of the art she shared.

Internationally recognized and award-winning dancer, choreographer, educator and performer LaTasha Barnes joins the dance faculty in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Thea

How does a job candidate know whether a company is authentically LGBTQ-friendly?

A recent survey of the top 1,300 highest-grossing films released in the U.S.

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

Associate Professor Grisha Coleman of the ASU Herberger Institute’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering has been named a

When Nyla Knox, a JD student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, was selected as the inaugural


The School of Molecular Sciences is part of a group awarded a JEDI — Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion — seed grant from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

“I have lived through the massacre every day. Our country may forget this history, but I cannot. I will not. And other survivors do not. And our descendants do not.”

For decades, the Center for Asian Research has been Arizona State University’s hub for research and teachings

Millions of women have dropped out of the workforce during the pandemic — with thousands more leaving the labor market in April.

A PhD student at Arizona State University who studies how nonprofits can collaborate to improve people’s health is literally taking his expertise to the field.

A new program at Arizona State University will carry the name of a legendary Arizona figure and ASU’s first Alumni Association president with the goal of mentoring tomorrow’s leaders by connecting

Military spouses often face situations and challenges that most civilians don’t — deployments, long periods of separation and adhering to codes that sometimes can stifle human emotion.

The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University has awarded funding to six new seed grant project

As an Asian American interested in conservation and environmental science, still largely white-dominated disciplines in the U.S., Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences Professor

Members of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication received two awards from the ASU Faculty Women's Association.

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Two faculty members from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences were recognized as exceptional mentors by Arizona State University's F

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To help bridge the diversity gap in the real estate industry, the W. P.

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In the intro to her new book, “Blackface,” ASU Regents Professor of English

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In a year that has put a glaring spotlight on America's long and troubled history with systemic racism and social injustice, ASU President Michael Crow

Following a rise in xenophobia directed toward Asian Americans at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few months have seen a string of high-profile attacks that increased awareness of

On March 16, Arizona State University alumna María Rita Plancarte Martínez was elected by the University of Sonora (UNISON) University Board to serve as the next president, or rector, of the univer

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Zócalo Public Square, the space where people and ideas connect, has announced author Jia Lynn Yang as the winner of the

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Two members of the Arizona State University community are named in the new membership rolls of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced on April 22.

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Amanda Baldeneaux is living proof that a writer can create solid work under the most trying of circumstances.

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As reports of anti-Asian hate crimes have escalated across the country in recent months, nearly two dozen students, faculty and staff in the

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Ashley Franco worked 10 years as a pharmacy technician while earning her bachelor’s degree in health sciences in 2015 and her Master of Science in the science of health care delivery in 2016

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was voted out of office in 2016, after 24 years as the county’s top cop.

Improving solar power load management systems, turning waste into valuable products and teaching robotic swarms to coordinate are just a few of the areas students in the 

In fall 2020, after a renewed cry for social justice in America, Arizona State University President Michael Crow announced the university’s commitment to address social transformation by implementi

Last year, Michael McQuarrie was studying the street medics who supported the Georg

Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will feature influential civil rights and social justice leader Rev. William J.

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Donatella Danielli became the new director of Arizona State Univesity's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences on Jan. 1.

This academic year alone, Arizona State University's Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services (SAILS) has served more than 7,000 o

George Floyd, the man whose death in police custody launched a thousand protests in 2020, has reignited a critical conversation about systemic racism and social injustice around the world.

On March 13, 2020, former President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, thus marking the beginning of the pandemic for many Americans.

For more than 25 years, award-winning political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has advocated for Latino and immigrant rights through his work.

There’s something new this year for Indigenous Culture Week.

It’s the word “Indigenous.”

In the span of a century, students with autism have gone from being institutionalized in sanitariums to having careers in the STEM field.

Arizona State University is on the verge of making "herstory." Soon the university will for the first time have three women in the position of executive vice president.


The newly named Sidney Poitier New American Film School is getting a new director – Dianah Wynter, who has a background in film, theater and television.

Freedom is a word that comes to mind when describing the unmediated self-publishing space of zines, short for “fanzines” or “magazines,” a creative space that Rachel Leket-Mor, an associate librari

Hispanics make up an increasing part of Arizona’s student population, but the key to their success in higher education is for universities to be intentional about supporting them, according to Ariz

Nearly 2 million people experience a traumatic brain injury in the United States every year. Just as each person is different, their injuries present in different ways.

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School became its own entity in fall 2020.

Newsrooms would do well to embrace workplace issues surrounding LGBTQ rights, personal identity and creating more gender inclusive content because it leads to more accurate and nuanced coverage as

Last fall, the Music Library at Arizona State University began working on a new research tool for students and faculty interested in exploring an area of study largely undiscovered — important Blac

American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) Executive Director Traci Morris (Chickasaw Nation) is one of 25

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Throughout almost three decades in the Army, Brian Ridley had three things he came to depend on: a diverse team that felt like family, embeddedness in the community and mentorship.  

Deborah Helitzer got an early start thinking about health, fascinated from a very young age by why some people became ill while others stayed well. 

Arizona State University’s Institute for Humanities Research has announced Black feminist scholar and activist adrienne maree brown as the 2021 IHR

Women around the world are realizing there is strength in numbers when they have shared challenges.

It has been nearly a decade since Louise Erdrich’s novel “The Round House” first told the story of Joe Coutts, a 13-year-old boy living on an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota who takes it upon hi


Arizona State University’s Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy has a bevy of job titles and picked up a new one in

As COVID-19 continues to make visiting college campuses a challenge for prospective students and families, ASU is stepping up and taking an innovative approach to allow students to tour ASU,

It’s no secret that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields need more diversity and would greatly benefit from the new perspectives and ideas that come with it.

Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business is one of seven universities announced as a participant of Charles Schwab Corporation’s $3.5 million endowed scholarship program.

A decade ago, Preeti Lather learned her daughter was at risk of not being able to talk because of an autism diagnosis.

Earlier this month, Stormy Nesbit posted the ultimate series of selfies on Instagram: She was at the Quarter shopping plaza in Scottsdale, inside the Forever 21 store wearing a sweatshirt that she

A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and a leading voice in the national conversation on racial justice and police reform said he has no problem being called an activist as long as he is

Anybody who has had the opportunity to hear Michael Eric Dyson speak will tell you how powerful an experience it can be.

In her novels, award-winning author and Arizona State University Professor Jewell Parker Rhodes of

Despite the fact that conversations on race relations are more common today, many parents, guardians and educators from all races still feel uncomfortable having these talks with young children.

When Arizona State University’s film school was named aft

2020 was a year of upheaval that brought attention to a wide range of areas in social injustice and inequity, from the Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ movements to inequities in access to health care

When it comes to American history, ASU Foundation Professor Lois Brown believes no story is too small to tell.

Louise Erdrich’s 14th novel “The Round House” opens with an image of creeping tree roots threatening the foundation of a family home on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota.

Black cowboys are an integral yet forgotten element of the Wild West, which is something playwright and director Layon Gray hopes to change in his latest work, “Cowboy.”

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is partnering with the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communicatio

COVID-19 has imposed a heavy toll on the entire United States, but the pandemic has been particularly brutal among Indigenous communities.

A new Arizona State University study shows the dismal record of hiring Black head coaches in the NFL — a league in which three-quarters of the players are Black.

In a time when issues of religion, ethics and science are often challenged inside and outside the academic world, a new conference put on by five academic units at Arizona State University is

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University has an international reputation as an outstanding cent

The Black Lives Matter movement started way before 2020, but last year forced many to see the reality of racism in all its shapes.

Join Arizona State University’s Black African Coalition and Undergraduate Student Government leaders for an incredible evening of conversation with Angela Davis on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Issues of social inequality, racism and economic disparity remain at the forefront of the most serious challenges facing America.

After a tumultuous four years and a presidential election that rendered voters divided, journalists must work harder to regain the public’s trust by relying more on accurate and solutions-oriented

When Americans think of the Great Migration, that period of time from the early 1900s through the 1970s when 6 million African Americans moved from the southern U.S.

A dispiriting job on Wall Street led Ayanna Thompson to the realization that she wanted to change the world more than sh


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

In response to the protests over the death of George Floyd in May 2020, graduate students in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology found themselves asking how they could enact meani

Author Colson Whitehead felt a responsibility to stick to the truth when he wrote the terrible events in

Hawaiian girls in grades 8-12 are invited to apply for the CompuGirls Hawaii Spring Camp 2021, a free virtual program aimed to introduce and educate Hawaiian girls underrepresent

Arizona State University has renamed its film school after Hollywood icon Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win the Academy Award for best actor.

As the turbulent summer of 2020 wound to a close, with the nation still reeling after the killing of George Floyd ignited a spate of Black Lives Matter protests calling for an end to systemic racis

When Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, the college’s

Arizona State University was well represented at this year's Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), the largest annual mathemat

Liam Gleason sat scrolling through dozens of images hoping to find something that showed diversity in anthropology for a poster they were creating.

Arizona State University’s Project Humanities will be recognized for excellence in education by the c

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University is working to provide students from underrepresented populations with opportunities for hands-on research experience, which can be the first

ASU undergraduate astrophysics student Bryanna Gutierrez-Coatney, of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, has been awarded the school’s inau

In October 1968, Dick Fosbury used a high school trick to win a gold medal in the Olympic high jump.

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



Among the lessons learned from 2020 is just how important it is for the global community to work together to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

With the year coming to an end, three of Arizona State University’s groups committed to social justice met on Dec.

Her words are powerful. As it turns out, they’re as powerful as her jump shot.

Fabio Milner, associate dean of graduate initiatives and professor in Arizona State University’s School of Ma

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Kwanzaa has been celebrated in the United States for more than a half-century, but it still remains a mystery to many Americans.

The summer of 2020 was one of racial reckoning for America.

Arizona State University’s new summer research experience for engineering students from historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, is expanding in 2021 to include new schools and added

It was the viral image of activist Allie Young leading a group of Navajo vo

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

In the wake of 2020’s challenges, Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research wanted to infuse hop

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Even as a child, Malissia Clinton knew that she wanted to be a lawyer.

“I’ve never not wanted to be a lawyer,” said Clinton. “From my first memory it was something that I wanted to do.”

In the early days of computer technology, during the 1940s through the 1960s, women were a critical part of the computing workforce.

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When he was in middle school, Alexander Sojourney’s parents would take him to community meetings, where he saw elected officials listen to people’s complaints.

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When hundreds of Indigenous students collect their diplomas next week, they’ll be participating in a historic event — a first-time virtual ceremony to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Arizona Stat

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Arizona State University will expand programs and initiatives to prepare students of color to complete the education and training necessary to enter and advance in sustainable employment in the Gre

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Valeria Gutierrez is a sophomore majoring in psychology who conducts research as part of the Arizona Twin Project.

Throughout human history, the celebration of a bountiful harvest is weaved into many different cultures.

Koop Bills is an Arizona State University senior in neuroscience and psychology who wants to pursue a PhD in cognitive neuroscience after graduation.

This week, Arizona State University President Michael Crow spoke about the impact of immigration on higher education institutions at the National Immigration Forum’s virtual conference “Leading the

Storytelling is a tool that has been used cross-culturally for centuries as a means to teach lessons, express viewpoints and build communities.

For the United States, 2020 has been a year of racial reckoning.

Many historians have stated that this country was founded on the exploitation of Indigenous peoples and the Earth.

We all have our biases. But few of us consider how biases can inadvertently shape the design and execution of research.

They’re student advocates and storytellers. They’re leading the way in making their classrooms and workplaces more equitable. They’re providing invaluable resources to students.

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

With the shift to mostly virtual classes this year, American Sign Language (ASL) students and professors at

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

The work to improve health and health care is ongoing and ever-evolving.

Christopher Rearley spent his life beating the odds. He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 6 and was permanently using a wheelchair by 11.

First-generation students start college as trailblazers in their families, and while that can present challenges, it’s also a source of strength.

The events of this year have started a national conversation about systemic racism, social justice and the overall treatment of Black and other nonwhite bodies in th

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

Disability reporters must be tenacious.

Their stories, in-depth and data driven, can take months to report and their beat can take years to fully understand.

Lisa Fernandez became interested in politics early. Her mom, Charlene Fernandez, is well known in the world of Arizona politics, having worked for Congressman Ed Pastor, former Arizona Gov.


A biomedical engineering student in Arizona, a designer in New York, a nonprofit professional in Canada and a high school student in Israel wouldn’t typically find themselves in the same plac

“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.”

While some holiday traditions may be in jeopardy this year because of the pandemic, one small group of students at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus will celebrate an important Hispanic

Daniel Brouwer, associate professor of rhetorical studies at Arizona State University's 

Each election, whether it is a race for the presidency, a senate seat or a seat on a city council, captures the unique snapshot of a region or group of people in history.

Raising children isn’t like it was in your parents' and grandparents’ generation. 

The ASU Art Museum is exploring light as an artistic medium in several ways this semester.

Come AZ You Are, a minifestival celebrating spaces of affirmation and radical joy through art as social (inter)action, kicks off O

Jim Hemauer, former associate director of Arizona State University’s Disability Resource Center (now known as Student Accessibility and Inclu

Over this past summer, statue after statue of historical figures were uprooted from their foundations in parks, plazas and thoroughfares across America as civil unrest following a spate of killings

ASU School of Arts, Media and Engineering Associate Professor Grisha Coleman — whose work focuses largely on

Benny LeMaster, assistant professor of critical/cultural communication and a performance scholar in the

Opening the door to inclusivity starts with a lot of listening, according to Melita Belgrave, an associate professor of music th

They’re future diplomats, entrepreneurs and community advocates. But they’re also effecting change in the present day.

“There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.”

— Octavia Butler

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This fall there is more on Americans' minds besides cooler weather and autumn colors. With the changing of the season comes talk of elections.

Arizona State University sophomore Halle Aquino was born in 2001, on the heels of 9/11.

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

In 1767, nine chiefs from the Cherokee Nation were invited to New York City to view a performance of Shakespeare’s “Richard III.” Exactly what they thought of the play, rife as it is with themes of

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 jour

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

Five states and 1,500 miles separate students at Lane College, a historically Black college of approximately 2,200 students in Jackson, Tennessee, and the 120,000 students across Arizona State Univ


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

People told Elizabeth Jones for years that she couldn’t be an engineer.

The Research for Inclusive STEM Education Center, a newly launched Arizona State University initiative, is striving to make higher education more inclusive through innovative research, ongoin

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

A new report out of Arizona State University shows how Black men have a more difficult path to college head football coaching jobs than white men, who are hired with less playing and coaching exper

As the demography of the United States dramatically shifts, so too should the idea of what it means to be a family, said an Arizona State University professor.

The Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University is home to an extensive collection of work by Hispani

After presenting Jason Derulo and Icona Pop this summer to thousands of people digitally, Live from ASU is back this f

Arizona State University graduate students interested in addressing inequality through their coursework have the unique opportunity to help design the curriculum for new interdisciplinary lab

ASU’s School of International Letters and Cultures is proud to welcome 10 new faculty members and one postdoctoral scholar in the fall 2020 semest

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

International religious leader, philosopher and award-winning author Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks spoke to more than 430 people from 13 countries in a virtual discussion on Sept.

In Sarah Viren’s essay “How to Explain Lesbian Baby-making to Your West Texas Stylist,” she writes about finding herself, yet again, in the position of having to explain to someone outside the quee

The Princeton Review has named Arizona State University one of the Best 386 Colleges in its 2021

Newsroom co-workers and society alike benefit when journalists have different perspectives and backgrounds, because they reflect diversity, equity and inclusion.

Addressing present concerns in social justice, sustainability and technology, the Department of English at Arizona State University has recruited five additional faculty to its programs in film and

Constructing complex objects from the bottom up, layer by layer, through a process known as additive manufacturing is set to revolutionize how we build everything from dental implants to houses to

The Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University is convening with sports business executives to launch Pro Sports Assembly — a 501(c

Recognizing the need for connection and community support, especially for graduate students from underrepresented populations, the Graduate College is piloting a new group mentoring experienc

When Peter Fischer came to Arizona State University as a student in the architec

Through an interdisciplinary approach jointly formed by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Arizona State University vice president for cultural affairs and ASU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


From manatee calves being raised by a single mother to male jacana birds who raise related young from nearby nests — there are hundreds of family structures found in the wild.

America is at a “speak-up moment” with racial reckoning, according to W. Kamau Bell, a comedian and TV host who spoke at an Arizona State University event on Thursday night. 

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is announcing a new initiative to promote the study of racism and

White women have historically played a curious role in race relations in America, occupying dual roles as oppressor and the oppressed. 

Arizona State University Professor Jewell Parker Rhodes believes that out of the COVID-19 pandemic, America needs to have a reboot

Since its creation more than 30 years ago, the Indian Legal Program at the Sand

Among the many new things you will find on Arizona State University’s campuses for the 2020–21 school year, some new faces will be included.

Arizona State University’s Disability Resource Center recently announced that it has changed its name to Student Accessibility and

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.

Arizona State University continues its Live from ASU virtual event series with "Black Lives Matter and t

Arizona State University graduate Kamra Sadia Hakim is an artist and entrepreneur with a vision to create inclusive spaces for marginalized communities through 

If engineers are going to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve, the field must reflect the diversity of those communities.

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

An ASU Online first-year writing program is transforming English composition students from around the country into activists and helping them


Jude Schroder arrived at Arizona State University as a National Merit Scholar planning to pursue a career in the foreign service.

It's not hard to put a face on health care inequity.

Cadenza Theatre, which was co-founded by Arizona State University Herberger Institute alumni, is set to present the online monologue series “We Cried Long Before the Teargas,” in response to

The recent showing of the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” on TV showcased several amazing Black actors.

COVID-19 forced all teaching in Arizona to go to an all-online format this past spring, including special education supports and services.

In the midst of worldwide Black Lives Matter protests and a reenergized focus on creating more inclusive, equitable environments, many are seeking out more resources on race, history, culture and g

After the protests and the reading and the conversations about racism, how can people take action?

Iuliia (Julia) Inozemtseva is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Lecturer Award in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences a

Editor's note: Arizona State University has previously acknowledged the ancestral homelands that the Tempe campus sits on and will continue to do so as the ASU community continues


Having just launched in late January of this year, ASU’s

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began to unfold, people’s lives were deeply impacted on many levels, and they continue to be.

Everybody seems to comprehend the practical use of the term systemic racism, but its real meaning can get lost in translation.

And no wonder.

COVID-19 has exacerbated infrastructure vulnerabilities in Indian Country and has brought attention to myriad issues that advocacy hasn’t been able to, experts say.

When you’re an astronaut, whom do you represent? Do you represent the citizens of the country whose flag is emblazoned on your suit?

Explosive imagery from the George Floyd protests has evoked inevitable comparisons to the civil rights movements of the 1960s.

Juneteenth, a portmanteau of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” was born out of what was once referred to as the “peculiar institution” of the United States.

The current protests over police killings and racial injustice has left many people with a hunger to learn more about inequality and to try to do better.

As Americans warily begin to reengage during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are having to weigh the risks and benefits of returning their kids to team competition.

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and an Arizona State University graduate student has put together a virtual showcase of local queer artists t

Editor’s note: While this article attempts to shed light on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting members of the disabled community, it is by no means intended to be comprehen

Discrimination knows no boundaries. Unfortunately, the fields of STEM are no exception. STEM fields have been plagued by structural and systemic forces that have been highlighted by recent events.

“Defund the police” has been a popular rallying cry at recent protests across the nation.

Coaches around the country were already comforting student-athletes who saw their seasons cut short when recent killings of black people and the subsequent protests over systemic racism in America

In the middle of a global pandemic, it’s clear the world is intensely interconnected.

It's not a club that requires a monthly fee, a secret key or a password. All that’s required is a listening ear and a curious mind.


The 2020 Next Generation Leader Cohort has completed its nine-month intensive leadership training program through the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.

Two Arizona State University professors are now among a prestigious class of poets that have been selected by the Academy of American Poets for fellowships made possible by the Andrew W.

Whether or not you wear a face mask in public probably has a lot to do with your political affiliation.

It’s well believed that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to be immersed in a country alongside native speakers.

The National Center on Disability and Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University has launched a campaign to encourage news coverage of

African American communities are negatively affected by COVID-19 more than other ethnic minority groups because of enduring systemic racism and structural inequalities that exist in the United Stat

ASU Kerr will present “Gather,” a live online storytelling event, at 6:30 p.m.

There were a few firsts in this year's Rutgers TEN Plus Supply Chain Innovation Challenge.

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Nancy Godoy, associate archivist of the ASU Library's Chicano/a Research Collection and leader of the Community-Driven Archives

COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate when selecting victims, but the pandemic is underscoring societal inequities when it comes to treatment and response, according to an Arizona State University professo

For many, attending a university is a chance to explore topics and passions and improve future career prospects.


Graduating Arizona State University seniors Annmarie Barton and Alison Lane worked together on their Barrett, The Honors College creative project to write and publish "The Scientist in Me," a child

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

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Callout culture is a sticky business.

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Who wrote Malcolm X’s autobiography? The obvious answer is Malcolm X.

Crisis has a way of bringing out the best and worst in people.

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University will feature Emmy award-winning journalist, author and Latina leader Maria Hinojosa in a dynamic livestreamed


Arizona State University Professor Rebecca White recently co-authored a study on the negative impact of recent immigration policy

Many of Arizona State University’s students face learning challenges that no one can see. These “invisible” disabilities can include anxiety, autism, processing disorders or diabetes.

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.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article referenced a live screening of the film on the Tempe campus. That event has been postponed until the fall semester. 

Kicking off Women’s History Month this year is the 107th anniversary of the first large political march in Washington, D.C., the Woman Suffrage Procession of 1913, which took place March 3.


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.

April Ryan is a veteran White House correspondent and CNN political correspondent who has reported on national urban issues since President Bill Clinton’s tenure.

Decades ago, young black men who were quarterbacks in high school knew that they would never get the chance to play that position in college or the professional leagues.

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 

Award-winning filmmaker, actor and director Fanny Véliz will speak with ASU students following a screening of her film “Our Quinceanera.”

Stephanie Gil, an assistant professor in the Ira A.

Black speculative fiction can trace its roots to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, but it's currently experiencing a big resurgence thanks to the twin successes of the movies “Black Panther” and


The Faculty Women of Color Caucus at Arizona State University is pleased to welcome Menah Pratt-Clarke, a leader in institutional transf

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.

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

The energy at Arizona State University's Katzin Concert Hall on Thursday night was mostly celebratory, sometimes solemn and decidedly female.

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.

Three women, three countries and hundreds of letters spanning five decades.

Three women, three countries and hundreds of letters spanning five decades.

When Arizona State University started the spring semester earlier this month, it took a big step toward making digital course content more accessible to all students.

Two of the nation’s most respected scholars of race and politics visited Arizona State University’s Tempe campus Wednesday to participate in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership’

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.”

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

Marlon James is a writer for a few reasons: It brings him joy. It allows him to address cultural erasure.

Mimi Fina thinks it's fun to charge into a pile of rugby players wrestling for the ball.

The approximately 4 million Arab Americans living in the United States are rarely included in psychological research.

Madeleine Jennings recalls being a child who was constantly tinkering and taking things apart to understand how they worked.     

While Nancy Gómez was writing her doctoral thesis, she spent her study breaks working on her walk.

It’s only fitting that the literature produced by citizens of a country predicated on the idea of personal and societal freedoms should reflect those deeply entrenched values.



Two new fellowship opportunities invite scholars and doctoral students living outside the Phoenix area to Arizona State University in support of their research exploring the diverse history of the

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

Assistant Professor of religious studies Shamara Wyllie Alhassan has been named the winner of the

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

Just over 10 million people were living in the U.S. without legal immigra

A story of changing lives starts as all good stories do — with good food and good conversation.

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


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

African American actress Regina King is the star in an HBO adaptation of D.C.’s “The Watchmen,” premiering Oct.

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

College wasn’t even on Sergio Loza’s radar when a recruiter came to visit his high school in the mostly Latino, low-income neighborhood of Maryvale in Phoenix during his senior year.

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

Latino youth and young adults born and raised in United States who are fluent in English and steeped in American culture still feel excluded from this country. Though they are politically active an

Over the past couple of decades, depictions of Latino characters have become more frequent in popular media, from Sofía Vergara’s portrayal of Gloria, the Colombian-born wife of the family patriarc


A protest of social injustice and an opportunity for change:

Growing up in California, Julian Lim, assistant professor at the Arizona State University 

Representation and inclusivity in modern American fiction are essential components of honest, accurate writing, novelist Jess Row told a crowd of faculty, staff and students at Arizona State

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

How do we think about the future during precarious times?

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

Arizona State University is proud to announce that Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins, associate professor in the

Living as an undocumented immigrant in America exacts a painful price personally and for the country, according to Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist and filmmaker.

Arizona State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are pleased to announce the joint appointment of Maysa Jalbout as visiting scholar and special adviser on the

Naruro Hassan took a seat among 10 other undergraduate research fellows in John Carlson’s “Inquiry into Religion and Conflict” course one sweltering morning in August 2017, a student like all

Victoria Serrano realized at an early age that education would be the key to a bright future.

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for pride and reflection, celebrating millions of Americans who have positively influenced and shaped our society.

Nearly half of physical therapy patients are age 65 and older.


Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Arizona State University vice president for cultural affairs and ASU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. committee chair, is soliciting nominations for the 2020 ASU Dr.

Responding to steady growth in English and film and media studies programs and to Arizona State University's 

The members of the Desert WAVE robotics team from Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus are returning to school this month as the best-performing underwater autonomous robotics team i

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

Each August, Arizona State University's first-year students paint the gold A on “A” Mountain white to signify a fresh start to the school year.

Ranked a top nine public law school in the nation, No. 27 among all law schools according to U.S. News & World Report and No.

The 2019–20 school year is about to begin, and with new beginnings come new faces on the Arizona State University campuses.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is honored to welcome Stacy L.

Third-plus generation students — those born in the U.S. to U.S.-born parents — attend better-resourced schools compared to first- and second-generation students from immigrant families.

Desert WAVE, the all-female underwater robotics team of Arizona State University students

In the modern world, everyone is a potential outsider when it comes to civil rights, according to Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law professor and

Heat sinks, used to regulate the temperature of electronic devices, are more pertinent now than ever, especially with the increased demand for personal devices such as laptop computers.


The 2019 Next Generation Leader cohort at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University has graduated from its 10-month intensive leadership training program.

Arizona State University history alumnus Kino Reed regularly teaches O’odham cultural studies and social studies at Salt River High School near Scottsdale, Arizona.

One of the current paradigms in cancer treatment is not to treat a tumor itself.

Finding a leadership style that works. Navigating workplace culture. Balancing work and family. Dealing with sexual harassment.

Along with the fireworks, festivities and barbecues that celebrate the Fourth of July, one of the most moving events to witness is a naturalization ceremony. For those seeking U.S.

On June 13, the National Academy of Sciences appointed Arizona State University School of Social Transformation Associate Professor Marlon Bailey to serve as a member of its


Fifty-six years ago, on a humid Sunday in early May, thousands of African American congregants walked calmly out of the New Pilgrim Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and headed toward the city

There’s a scene in Season 1, Episode 2 of FX’s acclaimed series "Pose" that chronicles the ballroom culture of New York City in the late '80s and early '90s, wherein one of the main characters, Bla

Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law recently received the 2019 Diversity Matters Award for its commitment to increasing diversity and accessibility to quality legal

International Women in Engineering Day, celebrated June 23 and founded by United Kingdom-based charity

Young Latinos are one of the nation’s fastest-growing populations according to the Pew R

As a transgender woman and first-generation student from the Navajo community of Teec Nos Pos in northeastern Arizona, Arizona State University alumna Trudie Jackson is used to forging her own way.

We all know the meaning of that blue decal with a stick figure person that hangs from rearview mirrors. What we probably don’t know is how to refer to the person it depicts.

For professionals involved in geospatial science — an area of study related to geography — it is standard operating procedure to help answer the question, “Where are we?”  

Glitz, glam and a rich sense of community will be represented on stage at this year’s 73rd annual Tony

It’s June 6, 1944.


Five years ago, Amanda Thart had no idea she’d be embarking on her career as an engineer in the defense industry.

One in four adults in the U.S.

Keon McGuire, assistant professor at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, is having quite a year.

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

Engineers solve some of the world’s biggest problems, but they need more than technical skills to create meaningful solutions.

Less than a year after the groundwork was first laid for a collaboration between Arizona State University and Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya

Arizona State University Associate Professor Heather Switzer and alumna Anastasia Todd are using the power of narrative to break

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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.

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Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2

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Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2

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The fire that burned down her apartment could have been the coup de grâce for Imani Stephens, but it didn't stop her from pursuing a college degree.

Arizona State University’s missions of inclusivity and serving the community go beyond the state of Arizona, and even the United States. Funded by the U.S.

The acronym DOWM is a trope many scholars of Western canon are familiar with.

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

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

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

Thousands of people jammed Sun Devil Stadium this weekend to cheer for their home team, but it wasn’t for a football game or sporting event.

Pain and trauma can afflict not only individuals and families, but also entire countries.

The U.S.-Mexico border is a complicated mosaic of unpredictable policies and shifting economic tides. A patchwork of man-made and natural barriers spanning four U.S.

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.

Sun Devils enrolled in the largest an

When speaking with young writers, Chicana essayist, playwright and poet Cherríe Moraga has a perennial piece of wisdom — for an authentic voice, go home.

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

On April 27, 1994, just four years after spending nearly three decades in prison, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s new leader in the first all-racial democratic election in its history.

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University welcomes Eric H. Holder Jr.

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

More than 3,000 people packed the grass at Sun Devil Stadium on Friday as part of ASU 365 Community Union’s Movies on the Field.


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

White supremacists, misogynists and alt-right groups have occupied space on the internet and social media channels for nearly a decade. 

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.

To be an engineer, or not to be: That is the question.

A woman who overcame poverty and discrimination to reach prominence in the U.S. Army challenged students at Arizona State University to help their own communities.

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

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

An image of a dirt road and boxy houses hangs in Maria Cruz-Torres’ office at Arizona State University.

If you’ve returned from spring break in a panic because you haven’t yet made your fall 2019 class selections, we can help.

Arizona State University is spotlighting an issue that is rarely discussed in public or mentioned in the media: the romantic and sexual lives of people with disabilities.

Ava Karanjia was 8 years old when she was diagnosed with an unknown illness and spent countless hours in doctors’ offices being handed from one specialist to another.

Mamie Locke was the first African-American woman to be elected mayor of Hampton, Virginia. Since 2004, Locke has served as a member of the Senate of Virginia for the 2nd District.


The revolution will not be televised, but it might very well be sold.

The World Health Organization is targeting neurological diseases as one of the greatest threats to public health.

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

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

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

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

Earlier this month, Arizona State University hosted the Geoscience Alliance, the nation's leading organization devoted to prom

Dontá McGilvery has devoted his life to finding people who live at the margins of society and giving them a voice through theater.

The former South African president who ended apartheid said Saturday that statesmen have the power to change the world and positively alter the course of history, but a rule of law must be establis

“What is the language we need to live right now?”

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

Hispanic and Latino youth are more likely to drink alcohol at a younger age than their African-American and non-Hispanic Caucasian peers, but they are less likely to receive treatment for substance

Two Arizona State University School of Music alumni have been selected to participate in the Sphinx Organization’s national arts leadership

The dominating performances by nine African-American male track athletes in the 1936 Olympics was an inspiration for those who followed them, according to two former Olympians who spoke at Arizona

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

Afrofuturism is a long-emerging art and cultural movement that views music, literature, films and television through a black lens.

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

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

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


Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told a crowd at Arizona State University that although he is undecided on whether to run for president, he would do so as an independent because the two politica

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

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

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.

Earning a college degree can be a crucial step toward life success. But some Arizona State University students want more — they are earning three degrees at one time.

Talking, listening and connecting: They’re the three pillars of Arizona State University’s Project Humanities, and there were plenty o

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 many years, there existed among scholars of the medieval and Renaissance periods the old chestnut that those were the times before the concept of race existed.

As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, so does ASU’s 34th annual Dr.

Combining the artistic space of a traditional residency with the teaching and professionalization of an academic fellowship, the Virginia G.

Putting mortarboards on Native Americans has historically been a challenge for colleges and universities.

Arizona State University Assistant Professor Tiffany Bao won best paper for her collaborative research on cyberwarfare at the NSA’s sixth annual



For Jay (a pseudonym), a fifth-year doctoral student originally from China, the road to academic and interpersonal success has been a long one.

What are the best holiday gingerbread houses made of? Sugar and spice and engineering advice.

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

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

A hit comedy series that helped to shape the image of the modern-day woman has been adopted into a gender studies class at Arizona State University.

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

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

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

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

Perceptive residents of downtown Phoenix may already be aware of the latest mural to crop up in the city’s ever-growing collection.

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

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

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


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

There’s a big difference between a migrant, who’s primarily angling to enter the United States to make more money, and a refugee, who is fleeing political or religious persecution or violence.

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

At first glance, you might think Arizona State University grad student Abby Goff is in need of a sweater.

In recent years, talk of border security, child separation, caravans of migrants and building — or not building — “the wall” has dominated U.S. headlines.

Forget everything you thought you knew about drag. 

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. 

It’s 27 hours and 14 minutes into a 40-hour 3D print job when the 3D printer hiccups and takes over your masterpiece/prototype/capstone project piece/replacement part that will save you $10,000.

During World War II, cartoons, posters and screwball comedies were just as deadly as panzers and Thunderbolts.

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.

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

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


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

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

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.

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

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


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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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


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.


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


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.

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

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

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


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.

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

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


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

Arizona State University School of Social Transformation Professor K.

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.

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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

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


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

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

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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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.

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

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.

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

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



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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.


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.

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

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.

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

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 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

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

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

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.


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


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.


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’


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


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?

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

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

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