Downtown Phoenix Campus News

August 7, 2020
It’s been a turbulent 2020, with a pandemic, continuing social unrest and an economic recession. How to make sense of it all? Colleen Wessel-McCoy, a specialist in Christian ethics, is joining the... Read more
August 7, 2020
Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the Arizona State University Enterprise, completed this past fiscal year 2020 by raising over $15,000,000 toward the construction of Thunderbird... Read more
August 6, 2020
It wasn’t until a severe car crash left her needing medical care she could not afford that Swapna Reddy understood the value of a good health insurance plan. “Health insurance is one of those things... Read more
August 5, 2020
Students often cite studying abroad as the highlight of their academic career and a crucial moment in helping them gain a more nuanced view of the world. Study abroad programs provide an opportunity... Read more
August 4, 2020
The ongoing protests over racism in the United States have fueled conversations about the role of policing, including demands for officers to focus on “de-escalating” situations before they become... Read more
August 4, 2020
It’s unusual times during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Arizona State University has made an extraordinary shift to welcome another class of Sun Devils for fall semester. Thousands of first-year... Read more
August 3, 2020
If you want to learn about the challenges in health care, you can ask just about anyone. If you want to learn about ways to solve those challenges, ask a nurse. Jasmine Bhatti is a nurse, a PhD... Read more
August 3, 2020
Even though it may sound as if studying abroad has no downsides, many students consider their options and, ultimately, count themselves out of studying abroad for one reason alone: the cost. “I mean... Read more
August 3, 2020
For some students, going abroad for a full semester may not be realistic, with balancing a packed course load in the fall and spring semesters, working through the semester and other academic year... Read more
August 3, 2020
Studying abroad may not seem like a feasible option for students trying to juggle graduating on time, extracurricular commitments and working through the semesters to pay for tuition, but that’s why... Read more
July 31, 2020
The start of the fall 2020 semester at Arizona State University will look very different from previous years, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the university has shifted all of its support... Read more
July 30, 2020
An Arizona State University associate professor of criminology and criminal justice will use a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant to assess risks of COVID-19 infection among incarcerated... Read more
July 27, 2020
To help companies safely move their employees back to the workplace, Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions and the World Economic Forum, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation... Read more
July 24, 2020
Mere hours ahead of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s press conference on Thursday, July 23, in which he discussed the hotly contested issue of whether to delay the reopening of schools this fall, Arizona... Read more
July 17, 2020
It's not hard to put a face on health care inequity. The recent death of 26-year-old Sha-Asia Washington is but one of the many that account for the significantly higher rate of pregnancy-... Read more
July 17, 2020
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. It is the most discussed, debated and durable legal document in our nation’s history. And it’s been getting quite a workout... Read more
July 16, 2020
High school sports were fun, but as far as Arizona State University alumnus Andrew Hanus is concerned, participating in track, wrestling and football did not make him an athletic titan. That actually... Read more
July 15, 2020
Angela M. Banks , the Charles J. Merriam distinguished professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, was recently elected to the Council on Foreign Relations... Read more
July 14, 2020
Despite all hope that warmer weather might allow for a brief respite to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, temperatures aren’t the only thing soaring in Arizona this summer. In late May, not long... Read more
July 10, 2020
In just three years’ time, the group of faculty behind the Law and Behavioral Science initiative took Arizona State University from relative obscurity in the field to one of the most dominant players... Read more
July 10, 2020
Join the ASU Graduate College for a virtual town hall event for graduate students at 6 p.m. Arizona time, Tuesday, July 28. A distinguished panel of ASU leaders will address questions submitted by... Read more
July 10, 2020
After Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law in 2019 a bill creating a study committee to examine ways that Arizona can battle violence against American Indian women and girls, state legislators tapped... Read more
July 9, 2020
Pursuing higher education when you’re raising children can come with significant financial and logistical barriers. But the upcoming expansion of an Arizona State University chatbot hopes to make... Read more
July 9, 2020
You don’t have to be an experienced trailblazer to know that if you choose to hike in the heat, you better be hydrated. Yet scientific literature on the subject reports that roughly 25% of heat-... Read more
July 9, 2020
Mi-Ai Parrish, the Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership at the Cronkite School and former publisher of the Arizona Republic, is among three Arizona State University women... Read more
July 8, 2020
Vanessa Ruiz, director of diversity initiatives at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, was named one of Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”... Read more
July 1, 2020
Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs has climbed to No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 4 globally for research on public administration, according to the 2020 Shanghai University Academic... Read more
June 24, 2020
The task of redesigning Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions from an institution of disparate departments to one of translational networks was no small feat. But it’s what leaders... Read more
June 18, 2020
Survivor Link , a team of Arizona State University educators, students, faculty members and community volunteers who work to promote healthy relationships and provide domestic violence interventions... Read more
June 17, 2020
For new students, the idea of going to an unfamiliar place can be daunting, and this has only been compounded by the pandemic. ASU has long believed in the power of community to address the potential... Read more
June 16, 2020
Now through June 28, volunteers throughout the metro Phoenix region will be putting on masks and picking up trash as part of a nationwide cleanup event called “Masks On, Litter Gone.” Arizona State... Read more
June 12, 2020
Professor James Hodge has not had much spare time since COVID-19 spread globally. As the director of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Center for Public Health Law and Policy at Arizona State... Read more
June 11, 2020
Evidence suggests the use of vaccines goes as far back as the year 1000, but the modern-day practice of widespread inoculation can be attributed to English physician Edward Jenner, whose smallpox... Read more
June 10, 2020
Kristin Gilger , an author, journalism leader and senior associate dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been named the school's interim dean, effective... Read more
June 8, 2020
In 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established . This program provides work permits and protection from deportation to undocumented youth who came to the United... Read more
June 8, 2020
“Defund the police” has been a popular rallying cry at recent protests across the nation. Originated by the Black Lives Matter movement and police reform activists, the slogan was introduced to the... Read more
June 4, 2020
More than 20 million Americans are now out of work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest unemployment number since the Great Depression. Many of those who have remained employed and... Read more
June 3, 2020
Arizona State University President Michael Crow called it “one of the most complex semesters in the history of the known universe.” And for the 850 students who graduated this spring from the College... Read more
June 1, 2020
President Donald Trump has declared war on Twitter after the tech giant flagged his posts as being incendiary and misleading by placing public warning labels on some of his tweets this past week. The... Read more
May 29, 2020
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. Mellon... Read more
May 29, 2020
Editor's note: Youth currently in the foster system will be referred to only by initials in this story to protect their privacy. High school student MG said that before attending First Star ASU... Read more
May 29, 2020
The premature death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer caught on video May 25 raises questions as to how a call to investigate a person suspected of forgery can end up in... Read more
May 29, 2020
Spectator sports are among the many aspects of normal life formerly taken for granted, but missing, during the COVID-19 pandemic. You don’t have to be a dedicated fan who has memorized hundreds of... Read more
May 28, 2020
For the past few months, “vaccine” is a word that has been on everyone’s lips, dominating headlines the world over. But perhaps instead that word should be “diagnostics.” “The reality is all the... Read more
May 28, 2020
There is no magic wand that can solve all of the world’s problems. But water might be the closest thing. In his new book, Rhett Larson , the Richard Morrison Professor of Water Law at the Sandra Day... Read more
May 28, 2020
In the National Jurist’s Spring 2020 issue of preLaw, ASU Law's home — the Beus Center for Law and Society on the Downtown Phoenix campus — was named the No. 2 “Best Law School Building” in the... Read more
May 19, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . For Anahi Parra, education is a path to a job that doesn’t feel like a job. Parra graduated last week... Read more
May 19, 2020
Arizona State University's 2020 Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication convocation was an event unlike any other in school history. Instead of a single convocation speaker,... Read more
May 14, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Coaches often demand their teams to “finish the game strong,” and that is exactly what a former high... Read more
May 14, 2020
Even before the COVID-19 crisis wreaked havoc on America’s health care system, there were other challenges faced by those in need of care, not least of all being access and cost. Telehealth seemed... Read more
May 12, 2020
Parents often struggle to explain certain things to their children. There are topics that can be embarrassing, like sex, or tougher situations, like the death of a beloved pet or divorce. But what... Read more
May 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating huge disruption for many Arizona nonprofit organizations, which are seeing increased demand for services but plummeting revenue. A new survey of 449 nonprofits... Read more
May 11, 2020
An ASU Law student was in the United Kingdom for an externship when the coronavirus swiftly began shutting down countries. When the United Kingdom was added to the U.S. travel ban list on March 14,... Read more
May 10, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Marisa Von Holten’s Arizona State University journey took some unexpected twists, turns and setbacks... Read more
May 8, 2020
An Arizona State University team is working to keep the state’s front-line nonprofit agencies connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security at ASU... Read more
May 7, 2020
The logistical challenges of teaching a class inside a state prison are complicated enough during a typical semester, let alone one that includes a pandemic. This spring, an Arizona State University... Read more
May 6, 2020
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,” said Winston Churchill in August 1940, a few months after becoming prime minister of the United Kingdom as World War II... Read more
May 5, 2020
The notion of the artist as a solitary being is not entirely inaccurate. Some degree of isolation is certainly necessary for any endeavor that requires deep contemplation and reflection. However, it... Read more
May 5, 2020
Arizona State University’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is offering to pay the application fees for first responders and essential workers who apply for graduate degree... Read more
May 5, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Rachel Dora-Ann Fisher never dreamed a disability that once interrupted her academic studies... Read more
May 5, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Cassandra Peña’s search for a career didn’t end with her finding social work. “Social work found... Read more
May 5, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Some people take online quizzes to find out what movie star they most resemble, or in which state... Read more
May 5, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Anna Salas believes her life experiences led her to public service. “Ever since I can remember, I... Read more
May 5, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Genevieve McKenzie remembers the spring of her freshman year, when she questioned whether she... Read more
May 4, 2020
A new grant from Dignity Health Arizona’s Community Grants Program will extend the reach of a long-standing collaboration between Arizona State University and several key community partners to reduce... Read more
April 30, 2020
Hundreds of Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions students at Arizona State University recently discovered some unfamiliar numbers appearing on the screens of their ringing phones.... Read more
April 30, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Anna Ciza Deogratias, who’s graduating from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts with a... Read more
April 30, 2020
For the past month, as the COVID-19 pandemic sent most Arizona State University staff home to work, a telepresence robot nicknamed Scotty has been key to keeping the public television station up and... Read more
April 30, 2020
Retirees Nancy and Ted Wolter were already big fans of the wide variety of learning and engagement opportunities within the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Arizona State University. Then... Read more
April 29, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Spring 2020 Arizona State University graduate Mason Ford’s central goal is to change the world in... Read more
April 29, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . In February 2020, Joel Farias and a team of fellow students at Arizona State University’s Howard... Read more
April 27, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . This semester, Arizona State University student and Phoenix native Karina Espinoza will be one... Read more
April 27, 2020
Arizona State University College of Health Solutions alumna Tiara Cash describes what she does for a living as “reaching out and holding space for others.” And right now, in the midst of the COVID-19... Read more
April 27, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Jessica Antonio’s journey to graduation from Arizona State University is “one for the books,” as... Read more
April 27, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Before Oumou Bah ever stepped foot on Arizona State University’s campus, her college career was... Read more
April 27, 2020
When Arizona State University issued its stay-at-home order to faculty, staff and students in March to address the spread of COVID-19, the College of Health Solutions had two missions: One, to make a... Read more
April 24, 2020
At its best, this is a time of “uncertain uncertainties” and “unknown unknowns,” said Sanjeev Khagram, director general and dean of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. In countries around... Read more
April 17, 2020
Throughout the more than half century since he received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, Geoffrey Gonsher dedicated his life to public service in a career of unsurpassed variety... Read more
April 15, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of outstanding spring 2020 graduates . Arizona State University’s Marcella Baietto said her last 18 months at the Cronkite School was a... Read more
April 10, 2020
Leonardo da Vinci called water “the driving force of all nature.” Indeed, it is common knowledge that it is an essential, life-sustaining element. But according to recent data collected by the... Read more
April 2, 2020
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday evening that the next 60 days will be rough for all Arizonans but assured them there would be plenty of food, water and supplies to get the state’s 7 million... Read more
March 25, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has everyone operating at more than arms length these days, but a new Arizona State University-sponsored webinar series is offering a twist on the social hour. “ Social-... Read more
March 25, 2020
The word came at 4:28 p.m. on a Wednesday in the middle of spring break: All classes at Arizona State University would be taught remotely in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Eighty... Read more
March 20, 2020
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. A new training... Read more
March 19, 2020
Four Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions graduate programs rose in U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 rankings , according to an announcement this week. The college's School... Read more
March 17, 2020
At Cronkite News, there are no daily TV broadcasts because of the response to COVID-19, but that didn’t stop students from reporting the news. On Tuesday, dozens of student journalists reported on... Read more
March 16, 2020
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is now ranked No. 24 by the U.S. News & World Report best law school rankings, the highest placement in ASU Law’s history.... Read more
March 12, 2020
Arizona State University’s graduate schools continue to hold high positions in the latest U.S. News and World Report annual rankings. The 2021 analysis includes rankings on fine arts and health... Read more
March 11, 2020
Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will use a $225,000 investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to help foster innovation in... Read more
March 11, 2020
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will soon say farewell to its longest-serving faculty member, John Craft , who has been guiding students for nearly five decades. Craft... Read more
March 6, 2020
There’s a lot of things that Sonya Forte Duhé will miss about her home state of Louisiana: Mardi Gras, muffulettas and the cuisine of the Crescent City. But her new gig at Arizona State University... Read more
March 5, 2020
To help students get an authentic feel for their subject matter, some teachers will abandon the lecture hall in favor of a real-world learning environment that exists under actual game conditions.... Read more
March 3, 2020
Christina Jewett has tailed a Russian mobster, discovered a secret government database kept by the Federal Drug Administration and exposed corrupt doctors and corporations. Who knew health reporting... Read more
March 2, 2020
Arizona State University broke ground Monday on the Downtown Phoenix Residence Hall and Entrepreneurship Center, a 16-floor building at the southwest corner of Fillmore Street and First Avenue. The... Read more
February 28, 2020
Each day, 130 Americans die from opioid or prescription drug abuse. In Arizona, nearly 15% of adults know someone who died from a prescription painkiller overdose, according to the Morrison Institute... Read more
February 27, 2020
Duct tape is generally regarded as the best friend of armchair handymen everywhere, but it’s not the best tool for troubleshooting a remote control. Nevertheless, it has been used that way, as a... Read more
February 25, 2020
In the 15 years since Arizona State University’s School of Community Resources and Development was created, it has blossomed from its origins as a recreation program into a fully sustainable... Read more
February 24, 2020
The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, a national reporting initiative at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, today released a multimedia... Read more
February 18, 2020
Breanna Smith can’t wait to put on events. She’s organizing a fairly good-size one now. More on that in a moment. A junior studying tourism development and management in Arizona State University’s... Read more
February 17, 2020
A new program at Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is preparing students to advance the well-being of our aging society. That program, the Master of Science in... Read more
February 17, 2020
Two women with strong ties to the Maryvale community in northwest Phoenix will serve as "community champions," working with faculty, staff and students of Arizona State University’s Watts... Read more
February 16, 2020
Nadia Murad, the human rights advocate who exposed ISIS’s ethnic cleansing of the Yazidi minority community in northern Iraq five years ago, said Saturday that justice can be a tool for... Read more
February 11, 2020
It’s 2020 and self-care is all the rage. From Marianne Williamson to Miley Cyrus to Barbie , there is no shortage of celebrity voices touting the benefits of loving yourself first. With the world... Read more
February 11, 2020
Her office bookcases were half empty, with dozens of volumes already in boxes on a table in her soon-to-be former office, as Cassia Spohn completed her time as director of the School of Criminology... Read more
February 9, 2020
The Downtown Phoenix campus continued this year's Open Door series on Saturday, welcoming visitors for a look inside Arizona State University's learning spaces. From hearing screenings and... Read more