The School of International Letters and Cultures hosted a conference in November, sponsored by
Expressions of empathy can be healing not only between two people but also between groups.
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
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.
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.
COVID-19 has killed more Americans than the 1918 influenza pandemic, pushed the
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
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
This week, Sun Devils who have served or continue to do so can enjoy the sounds of rock, rap and classic soul.
Government statistics show that Black students are at greater risk for being suspended than any other demographic in the United States.
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
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
When you step into Neal Lester’s Discovery Hall office on the ASU Tempe campus, you’ll never forget it.
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.
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
As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct.
At its heart, engineering is about helping people. To achieve this aim, engineers need to reflect the diversity of the people they serve.
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
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.
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.
It took Haunani Kāne and her team of researchers four d
The School of International Letters and Cultures brings the 21st U.S.
In 2019, the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University made a definitive statement to the academic world ab
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
"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.
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.
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.
Editor's note: ASU News is highlighting some of its impressive incoming students for fall 2021.
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.
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.
Two faculty members from the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences were recognized as exceptional mentors by Arizona State University's F
To help bridge the diversity gap in the real estate industry, the W. P.
In the intro to her new book, “Blackface,” ASU Regents Professor of English
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
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.
Sarah Amira de la Garza has been selected to receive the 2021 Gary S.
Amanda Baldeneaux is living proof that a writer can create solid work under the most trying of circumstances.
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.
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.
Editor's note: This event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
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.
For more than 25 years, award-winning political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has advocated for Latino and immigrant rights through his work.
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.
There’s something new this year for Indigenous Culture Week.
It’s the word “Indigenous.”
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.
In the span of a century, students with autism have gone from being institutionalized in sanitariums to having careers in the STEM field.
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.
In fall 2020, the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies launched a
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.
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
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School became its own entity in fall 2020.
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
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2021 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.
Editor's note: In recognition of Women’s History Month, ASU is highlighting inspiring women and their stories.
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.
Bold. Inspirational. Fearless.
This fall, Arizona State University’s Department of English and
Women around the world are realizing there is strength in numbers when they have shared challenges.
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
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
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,
Arizona State University’s Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy has a bevy of job titles and picked up a new one in
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.
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.
A decade ago, Preeti Lather learned her daughter was at risk of not being able to talk because of an autism diagnosis.
Anybody who has had the opportunity to hear Michael Eric Dyson speak will tell you how powerful an experience it can be.
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
In her novels, award-winning author and Arizona State University Professor Jewell Parker Rhodes of
When Arizona State University’s film school was named aft
Chelsea Seletewa is a senior attending ASU Prep Digital.
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.
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
The Lorraine W.
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.”
COVID-19 has imposed a heavy toll on the entire United States, but the pandemic has been particularly brutal among Indigenous communities.
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
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
In the recent opinion article "ASU’s diversit
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.
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.
Issues of social inequality, racism and economic disparity remain at the forefront of the most serious challenges facing America.
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.
A dispiriting job on Wall Street led Ayanna Thompson to the realization that she wanted to change the world more than sh
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.
The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University granted a fellowship to
The Andrew W.
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
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
Jeremy Scott Vinson graduated from Arizona State University’s School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
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.
Students, staff and faculty of the W. P. Carey School of Business met Jan.
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
Jose E. Náñez Sr.
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
ASU undergraduate astrophysics student Bryanna Gutierrez-Coatney, of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, has been awarded the school’s inau
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
Two women with a passion for philanthropy have been selected as the 2021 ASU Martin Luther King Jr.
In October 1968, Dick Fosbury used a high school trick to win a gold medal in the Olympic high jump.
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
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
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.
It was the viral image of activist Allie Young leading a group of Navajo vo
In the wake of 2020’s challenges, Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research wanted to infuse hop
Broadening efforts to bring together students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State Un
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.
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
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.
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
Throughout human history, the celebration of a bountiful harvest is weaved into many different cultures.
Valeria Gutierrez is a sophomore majoring in psychology who conducts research as part of the Arizona Twin Project.
Koop Bills is an Arizona State University senior in neuroscience and psychology who wants to pursue a PhD in cognitive neuroscience after graduation.
For the United States, 2020 has been a year of racial reckoning.
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.
We all have our biases. But few of us consider how biases can inadvertently shape the design and execution of research.
Many historians have stated that this country was founded on the exploitation of Indigenous peoples and the Earth.
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.
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
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.
The work to improve health and health care is ongoing and ever-evolving.
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.
“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.”
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
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
“There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.”
— Octavia Butler
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.
Editor's note: This story is part of a series from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for National Book Month.
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.
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
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
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
Arizona State University has received a $4.7 million federal grant to boost testing for COVID-19 in underserved communities around the state.
The Arizona State University Library is about to receive new documents for archival and housing in their facilities.
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.
People told Elizabeth Jones for years that she couldn’t be an engineer.
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
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
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
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.
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
The Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University is convening with sports business executives to launch Pro Sports Assembly — a 501(c
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
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 sociologists of the T.
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
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
It didn’t take Larry Ross, a fifth-generation educator who launched the Omega Youth Leadership Academy in Arizona, lon
If engineers are going to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve, the field must reflect the diversity of those communities.
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.
COVID-19 forced all teaching in Arizona to go to an all-online format this past spring, including special education supports and services.
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.
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.
Last Saturday, about halfway through Part 1 of the ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy’s two-part
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.
The Virginia G.
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
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.
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.
Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins has always loved nature.
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.
Whether or not you wear a face mask in public probably has a lot to do with your political affiliation.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Nancy Godoy, associate archivist of the ASU Library's Chicano/a Research Collection and leader of the Community-Driven Archives
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
Callout culture is a sticky business.
Who wrote Malcolm X’s autobiography? The obvious answer is Malcolm X.
Pardis Mahdavi has made the "D" list.
Crisis has a way of bringing out the best and worst in people.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
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.
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’
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.
Marlon James is a writer for a few reasons: It brings him joy. It allows him to address cultural erasure.
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
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
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 com
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.
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
The 19th Amendment of the American Constitution officially gave women the right to vote in 1920, putting
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
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
Industry and academic partnerships are critical to strengthening innovation, talent and economic development in the Phoenix metro area.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The 2019–20 school year is about to begin, and with new beginnings come new faces on the Arizona State University campuses.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
Pardis Mahdavi possesses a deep reservoir of empathy.
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.
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?”
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
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.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for sp
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 co
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.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 comm
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.
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.
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.
The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University welcomes Eric H. Holder Jr.
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
If you’ve returned from spring break in a panic because you haven’t yet made your fall 2019 class selections, we can help.
An image of a dirt road and boxy houses hangs in Maria Cruz-Torres’ office at Arizona State University.
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.
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.
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.
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
Two Arizona State University School of Music alumni have been selected to participate in the Sphinx Organization’s national arts leadership
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
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
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.
Erika Camacho, an associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University’s New Colle
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.
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.
He was a civil rights activist and academic.
The son of a Native American who taught at an all-black college.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine being guided through your next doctor’s visit using augmented reality and artificial intelligence.
Perceptive residents of downtown Phoenix may already be aware of the latest mural to crop up in the city’s ever-growing collection.
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.
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.
Forget everything you thought you knew about drag.
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.
If you had to choose one word to sum up the life of Arizona State University freshman Jairo Ramirez, it would be "resilience."
Arizona State University student Don Knowles is his own beacon of light.
The 58-year-old Marine Corps veteran is hopeful and optimistic about his future.
He also lives in darkness.
NCAA college basketball rarely makes it to the far reaches of the Navajo Nation.
Melanie Katzman was born curious and said she always planned to study psychology.
Arizona State University Associate Professor Natalie Diaz has been named the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Co
A highly acclaimed study program in Prato, Italy, has helped expand the profile and prestige of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Gloria Feldt has been at the forefront of women’s empowerment issues for decades, and she hopes women can move past the current #MeToo movement to include men in the conversation about gender equit
The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a Hispanic tradition celebrated annually Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 in remembrance of lost loved ones.
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 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
In 1954, a group of 32 social scientists led by Kenneth B. Clark, an African-American psychologist, filed a brief with the U.S.
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.
Editor's note: ASU Now chooses not to use the word that is the proper name of the Washington NFL football team in this or any future story, given its nature to many in our comm
With its emerging skyline, newly renovated stadium and continual growth, sometimes it’s easy to forget that Arizona State University’s Tempe campus sits on the ancestral homelands of American India
Every day, black people have to navigate in “white spaces,” dispelling stereotypes and convincing everyone that they’re worthy.
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.
The recent launch of the partnership between Arizona State University
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community has made a philanthropic donation to benefit the Indian Legal Program (ILP) at the Sandra Da
In most cultures, identity is inextricably tied to the land, and when land is taken, cultures can struggle to survive.
Imagine having a conversation with a bespectacled companion.
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine recently held a national summit on innovations in physician diversity sponsored in part by Arizona State University.
From 1915 to 1970, 6 million African-American people migrated out of the American South, forever changing the culture and politics of the United States.
The Juste family church tipi has been in service, helping heal the Salt River Gila community, for over 25 years.
Editor's note: Opening week continued at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at ASU.
St. Patrick’s Day is a fun, hybrid celebration — a mixture of religion and Irish folklore, symbolism and food, plus lots and lots of green beer. (The day after? Sometimes not so much fun.)
Most of us enjoy meeting a friend for a cup of coffee and a chat, but few of us pause to think about how we learn to have a conversation.
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
After the life-altering difficulties they faced in their home countries, refugees who come to America can feel overwhelmed trying to integrate into their new communities.
For many, studying religion at a public university may seem out of place. Studying historical cultures and ancient languages in order to learn more about your own culture? Even more so.
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.
For Arizona State University professor and historian Denise E.
It’s an adult world, and kids are just living in it.
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.
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
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.
Prince Harry’s recent engagement to American actress Meghan Markle is a contemporary Grace Kelly/Prince Rainier love story.
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.
Catalonia’s official quest for independence from Spain was squashed by the country’s constitutional court Tuesday, temporarily ending the long-simmering separatist movement towards total autonomy.
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of profiles on ASU's diverse student coalitions
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 it would be.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.
The shift from high school to college isn’t always an easy one. The newfound independence can be both freeing and intimidating — especially if you’re autistic.
Celebrity chef Nephi Craig, who made a gu
Twenty years after he helped establish the Department of Chicano/a Studies at ASU, Associate Professor Edward Escobar listened as friends and colleagues reflected on his accomplishments and bid him
On Tuesday, April 4, the Virginia G.
Genocide has been a thread through humanity, stretching back centuries and into modern times.
Update: The Degrees of Freedom team won the Rookie All Star Award at this weekend's FIRST Arizona West Regional 2017 and advance to the FIRST Championship competition in Housto
With an all-black production of Shakespeare, an all-female production of “Men on Boats” and a new play about race, bias and “who the f--- has the right to tell whose story,” ASU’s Herberger Institu
Women in recent generations have made remarkable progress in academia and the workforce — but there’s a lot left to do.
Laid out on a table in Hayden Library’s fourth-floor Luhrs Reading Room is an assortment of black-and-white photos, yellowing leaflets, musty T-shirts, tin buttons, ribbons and plaques.
Despite the major contributions minorities have made to the nation’s science efforts, like those depicted in the movie “Hidden Figures,” they continue to lag in STEM fields across the U.S.
Every student takes his or her own route to a college education. Some have more twists and turns — and, frankly, years — than others, but every journey is enhanced with mentorship.
There are few people you encounter who believe wholeheartedly in a cause and who have dedicated their entire life to one organization or one community.
Linda Hogan (Chickasaw), a prominent poet, novelist, essayist and environmentalist, is the featured speaker in ASU’s Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Communi
A message posted outside the Memorial Union Ventana Ballroom on Monday night forbade the presence of posters and signs at a student-organized talk being given by DeRay Mckesson, one of the most out
Arizona State University has hit upon a new solution to help Native American men and boys overcome the host of obstacles that block the path to socioeconomic success for so many: Get outside the cl
It was clear from the start what the 89th Academy Awards would be all about Sunday night: diversity, inclusiveness and distance from the #OscarsSoWhite criticisms that have dogged the Hollywood est
Cecil Patterson is used to being a trailblazer: He was the first black judge appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court, the first black lawyer in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the
“Think of it as being trapped inside of an invisible shell, where you’re often shielded from awareness of your actions, thoughts and expectations about yourself and others."
Vera Coleman has a strong interest in environmental and social debates.
An award-winning professor in counseling and psychology, an international expert in linguistics, and a renowned authority in geographical sciences and urban planning have been named the Outstanding
These black students at Arizona State University want you to know one thing: There isn’t any one thing to know.
Minstrel shows are relics of a racist chapter in theater history. Actors painted their faces black and caricatured harmful stereotypes, portraying African-Americans as dumb, lazy and deceitful.
The American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) at Arizona State University, in collaboration with ASU’s Entrepreneurship + Innovation, The Department co-working space, Maricopa County Small Business D
Shakespeare with a cast of black actors shouldn’t be a big deal, said actor Jonathan-David.
Arizona State University student Isabella Jaber shows that learning a language doesn’t just help get you a job, but can elevate your role in a workplace and help you achieve a number of goals
The sixth annual ASU Prison Education Conference will bring together a broad
In a time of heated rhetoric and fraying decorum, Arizona State University is planning to train incoming freshmen in the art of civility.
Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has launched Cronkite Noticias/Mixed Voces, a new digital Spanish-language platform for reporting on issues cr
Hundreds of young people rallied to re-enact Martin Luther King Jr.’s landmark 1963 March on Washington at ASU’s West campus on Wednesday, where they waved signs, cheered for equality and lis
ASU professor Neal A. Lester has won several awards and recognitions throughout his academic career, and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day he’ll receive one that ranks right near the top.
One ASU student and two influential Arizonans were selected as the 2017 Community Servant-Leadership awardees as a part of Arizona State University's 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Innovation does not happen in a vacuum.
Editor's Note: This is part one of a three-part series.
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Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.
It can be tough to be a Native American in mainstream society.
Lisa Baer had little hesitation making the decision her freshman year to major in computer science.
Henry Cisneros, the former U.S.
The principal owner for the Miami Dolphins said today’s athletes are starting to recognize their power as change agents for social good and that they should take advantage of their platform to shin
On the afternoon of Election Day in America, hours before the final outcome of a heated presidential contest he called a “bloodletting” would be known, Henry Cisneros, politician turned businessman
Throughout U.S. history, sports has had the power to bring people together from all walks of life.
ASU Law student Allyson Von Seggern said she felt like a rookie two years ago working a primary election.
On Tuesday, California voters will decide on the fate of bilingual education.
College is a time for new experiences, and that means interacting with different types of people.
In a joint acquisition, ASU has just scored what scholars believe is one of the most comprehensive collections of Western film memorabilia ever gathered.
ASU English lit and public policy major Megan Tom says it can be tough for Native Americans living away from their home communities for the first time.
On a recent autumn afternoon, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix was bustling, full of mothers tending to plants: barrel cactus, prickly pears, flowering saguaros.
Companies, like individuals, need to embrace change and diversity in order to innovate — and innovation is the future of business, according to two of Arizona State University’s top business expert
For Debbie Reese, cutting classes in high school was an opportunity to indulge her passions.
Before the entrance to Hayden Library was underground, it was flanked by a growth of shrubs.
Arizona is home to one of the largest Native American populations in the United States.
An interactive exhibit installed Thursday at Arizona State’s Hayden Library examines the history, culture and tradition of indigenous medicine to help viewers explore Native American health from a
Sept. 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a time to honor the contributions that Hispanics and Latinos have made to science, the arts, social justice and more.
When ASU professor Rashad Shabazz hears Prince classics like “1999” and “Little Red Corvette,” he hears musical artistry and creative genius, to be sure.
Before the big game this weekend, hundreds of Arizona State University students from around the world got an opportunity to understand a uniquely American sport when they took Football 101 at the M
Eddie Moore Jr. makes no bones about it. He’s trying to change the world.
The most significant issue limiting the nation is the inability to have equal educational attainment across all people, said Arizona State University President Michael Crow on Monday in Phoenix dur
Jennifer Jones has an inspirational message that is summed up in one word.
Yéego. It’s a word in the Navajo language that, loosely translated, means diligence and hard work.
Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series following members of the first ASU Pueblo Indian Doctoral Cohort.
Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series following members of the first ASU Pueblo Indian Doctoral Cohort.
Native American students who go from a reservation or rural community to a large university such as Arizona State University often face issues that others on campus can’t fathom.
ASU professor Stanlie James has taught about diversity and inclusion for many years, from Arizona to Senegal and Uganda.
Now she will step beyond teaching. She will help make it happen.
Remember when AOL became mainstream? That was two decades ago. Since then we have evolved from dial-up to high-speed internet, from flip phones to smartphones.
Madit Yel, who is from Wunrok, South Sudan, plans to use his business degree and leadership skills to set up a reliable college preparatory program in Africa to connect promising students to educat
Loris Taylor knows firsthand how tough it can be to run a radio station in Indian Country.
For Joan it’s all about the dinosaurs. Ana, however, prefers the asteroids. Around the corner, Humberto is mesmerized by an Apollo space shuttle replica.
Kamra Sadia Hakim is up for the challenge. She is up for the challenge of thinking globally, committing her life to service and being an agent of change.
The woman who broke barriers as Arizona’s first Native American TV news reporter has recently guided the nation’s foremost Indian youth empowerment group to new students, communities and sources of
Who stole the bones at ASU? That’s the question that eighth-grade crime solvers from Phoenix are investigating on Wednesday and Thursday mornings this month in the science labs at ASU’s Downtown Ph
Athletes and American Indian students from Arizona State University will travel to the Havasupai community June 15-18 as part of the annual ASU Tribal Nations Tour.
One way to unleash the enormous potential of minority entrepreneurs is to back away from the word “entrepreneur.”
Two heads are better than one. Gather a whole roomful of bright minds and there’s no telling what can be accomplished.
Jose Julian Campos introduced himself while trying to make eye contact, speak up, use good body movements, avoid the word “like” and not let his voice rise up so his name sounded like a question.
Forty years ago, dozens of young black people lay shackled inside a film set that was made to look like the hold of a slave ship.
Anni Leaman has a respectable-sized to-do list when she returns home to Massachusetts later this week.
A 32-year Arizona State University tradition continues as nearly 400 Hispanic students will take the Wells Fargo Arena stage on Saturday to be recognized for achieving their academic goals.
Quanah Parker was a Comanche leader and fierce warrior who sought and obtained peace for his people at a crucial point in their history.
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.
Mahalia Newmark says the strong women in her life inspired a paper that won the Vine Deloria Jr. Student Paper Competition at the Western Social Sciences Association Conference in April.
Kenja Hassan is a champion of diversity at Arizona State University. She is passionate about creating connections between the university and diverse communities throughout the state of Arizona.
Maggie Zheng performed her first surgical procedure when she was just a preschooler.
Granted, it was on one of her stuffed animals.
The ASU Native American Alumni Chapter will feature professional marathon and long-distance runner Alvina Begay during its annual alumni breakfast April 23 at the ASU Karsten Golf Course.
Brave, outspoken women throughout history have advocated for women's rights and equality. There are women in history with recognizable names, but what about the other women?
Stories about your parent’s childhood are usually life lessons hidden as clever anecdotes providing a glimpse into a time past. However, for K.
Arizona State University is working to defeat the deep-rooted idea that higher education is an exclusive enterprise, a privilege set for only a segment of the population.
Wind spatters Fletcher Library’s three-story picture window with rain, but inside hardly anyone notices.
“Just like being at home.”
Professor Alfredo Artiles has made a career of improving education and opening new avenues in learning for students across cultures as the associate dean of academic affairs and the Ryan C.
When the June 2015 issue of Vanity Fair hit the stands last summer featuring Caitlyn Jenner wearing an ivory bodysuit on its cover, the magazine caused a maelstrom.
Arizona PBS honors Black History Month with a collection of new commemorative programs and digital content highlighting the impact African-Americans have made on U.S. history, beginning Feb. 1.
Students from across the Valley came together on Jan. 20 to participate in the March on West campus in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Monday marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a time to reflect on the struggles for equality and freedom in America. It's also a day to recall our various connections to the holiday's namesake.
Hands go up in a crowded ASU lecture hall when a social justice course instructor asks who has ever experienced prejudice.
Carlos Velez-Ibanez desires to know two things: 1) How are people able to excel when they shouldn’t be able to? and 2) How are people able to survive when they shouldn’t be able to?
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles
“Imagine being dropped into the middle of a marching band.”
That’s how Jenna Bruenig described what it’s like to deal with sensory overload as an autistic person.
Arizona State University announced today that for a seventh consecutive year it has been designated as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.
They’re a small group but they have a big voice.
The Barrett Indigenous Culture Association is one of the newest groups to represent diversity at Arizona State University.
Skulls of different shapes, sizes and materials litter a table in the Interdisciplinary B building on ASU’s Tempe campus where students sit contentedly decorating them.
Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies and the
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of stories to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Arizona’s Hispanic population has nearly tripled since 1990 and accrued an estimated spending power of about $40.3 billion this year alone, but the state’s economy will not advance if education doe
Marking the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence in Hispanics recognized Arizona State University’s American Dream Academy on Tuesday for its contr
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of stories to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Three weeks ago Amanda Tachine received a phone call from a blocked number.
Amani Burton is looking forward to meeting a new person every day.
ASU professor Rebecca Tsosie has been appointed vice provost for inclusion and community engagement.
Professor Eduardo Pagán has been appointed associate dean for community affairs for the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Native American graduates carry an extra responsibility: As a group they overwhelmingly feel a need to give back to their tribes.
Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes was born in Steel City U.S.A., but her head, heart and literary works can often be found the Deep South.
On the wall behind Matthew Garcia’s desk hangs a framed black-and-white picture of a woman, her head and shoulders emerging from the thick foliage of a grove of fig trees.
Education is key for the success of Latinos and, in turn, for the success of the state itself.
Walter R. Allen, distinguished professor of education and sociology at UCLA, will discuss the policing of African-American men on college campuses at the 20th annual A.
As social media continues to infiltrate our everyday lives with new ways of connecting and obtaining information, extremist groups such as ISIS are taking advantage of its ease of use and far-reach
An innovative partnership between Arizona State University and the Heard Museum in Phoenix is giving Native American students the opportunity to gain professional experience before they graduate by
Dorothy Rhodes says she took for granted the stories, songs, dances, customs and ceremonies she learned from her elders growing up on several reservations.
ASU Project Humanities is partnering with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict to host "Beyond the Hijab: Pakistani Women’s Perspectives" at 6 p.m., March 26 at Arizona State Universit
Multimedia producer Victor Masayesva, Jr.
One of the most powerful and well-regarded African-American women in the United States, anthropologist and visionary Johnnetta Cole, has broken down barriers since age six.