Downtown Phoenix Campus News

October 22, 2020
Faculty, students and staff from Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions joined with more than 300 members of the health community on Oct. 9 to address Arizona’s efforts in the... Read more
October 20, 2020
While the early bird gets the worm, early voters get the confidence that their voice will be heard. At Arizona State University, students, employees and members of the public have the opportunity to... Read more
October 20, 2020
Award-winning journalist and White House correspondent Peter Alexander has covered tsunamis and wars, interviewed dictators, and at times, clashed with President Donald Trump. Holding the powerful... Read more
October 16, 2020
Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings came to a close this week, and the public is getting an opportunity to hear her stance on multiple key issues. The conservative judge, if confirmed,... Read more
October 15, 2020
Editor’s note: This story was written in collaboration with The Hope House. Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation has entered into a five-year partnership with The... Read more
October 14, 2020
Looking to learn more about study abroad at ASU? Well, you’re in luck. Study Abroad Week is coming to a computer near you! With over 300 programs ranging from one week to a year offered in 65... Read more
October 2, 2020
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 journals, part of an ongoing effort to advance equality... Read more
October 1, 2020
Roughly $165 billion worth of food is wasted every year in the United States, most of it at the household level. In a recent study, ASU College of Health Solutions researcher Chris Wharton and... Read more
October 1, 2020
David Sklar , a physician and professor at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions , has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award in medical education research and lecturing to... Read more
October 1, 2020
A funny thing happens when you grow accustomed to something in your life. No matter how wonderous or necessary, when it’s always there, you can start to take it for granted. In the United States,... Read more
October 1, 2020
In the span of two decades, Matt Barrie went from an unknown sports journalist to a national anchor, collecting 11 Emmy Awards and three Edward R. Murrow journalism awards along the way. And he had... Read more
September 28, 2020
Arizona State University senior Jennifer Duenas is wrapping up her last year studying pharmacology, toxicology and neuroscience with an eye on medical school after graduation. Her time as a Sun Devil... Read more
September 24, 2020
The era of the television brought with it the TV dinner — a fast, convenient meal that, while nutritionally questionable, meant the whole family could gather together on the sofa to enjoy "The... Read more
September 24, 2020
Carl Yamashiro , an associate clinical professor at the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, has been named the Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year by... Read more
September 22, 2020
This semester, first-generation college student Angel Ledesma began his college journey at Arizona State University with a goal of becoming an orthodontist one day. But it wasn’t a given that the... Read more
September 21, 2020
Arizona State University graduate students interested in addressing inequality through their coursework have the unique opportunity to help design the curriculum for new interdisciplinary labs... Read more
September 15, 2020
The potential health implications of living next to a sewage plant are pretty obvious, but what about living in a neighborhood with no sidewalks? At Arizona State University, Associate Professor Marc... Read more
September 15, 2020
Newsroom co-workers and society alike benefit when journalists have different perspectives and backgrounds, because they reflect diversity, equity and inclusion. These differing perspectives could be... Read more
September 15, 2020
In the latest move to advance their partnership of five years and counting , Arizona State University and Dignity Health have announced the launch of a new project to design, implement and evaluate a... Read more
September 14, 2020
It was in Ghana, West Africa, that Danielle Gold came to realize an important fact that would change the trajectory of her work leading education, health and business projects in the developing world... Read more
September 11, 2020
A pandemic, civil unrest and record heat. Could there be anything worse? A lack of water, perhaps. Arizona recently received a drought one-two punch: The state will receive another reduction of... Read more
September 9, 2020
Recognizing the need for connection and community support, especially for graduate students from underrepresented populations, the Graduate College is piloting a new group mentoring experience. “... Read more
September 8, 2020
When people are incarcerated, their families also suffer, surrounded by shame and stigma. Especially little kids. Sometimes, children will make up stories to explain why their parent isn’t around.... Read more
September 3, 2020
When Peter Fischer came to Arizona State University as a student in the architecture program in 1995, finding his way around campus using an electric wheelchair wasn’t too much of a challenge.... Read more
September 2, 2020
The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University announces the appointment of nine new research and clinical faculty whose wide-ranging expertise and deep research and clinical experience... Read more
September 2, 2020
Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are embarking on an ambitious project to better understand the prevalence and spread of COVID-19 cases in the... Read more
September 2, 2020
What do yoga, grilled cheese, lumbar punctures, lettuce seeds and infectious diseases have in common? Nothing, unless you were one of the 450 K–12 students who participated in Arizona State... Read more
September 2, 2020
J. Orin Edson was the quintessential entrepreneur. He cared deeply for his community and believed others should have the resources to pursue their entrepreneurial visions. Edson, who died in 2019 at... Read more
August 28, 2020
The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is announcing a new initiative to promote the study of racism and racial relations in graduate studies at Arizona State University. The... Read more
August 28, 2020
Erin Barra is coming to Arizona State University to lead the new popular music program at a pivotal time. The music industry is undergoing huge changes as popular music itself is part of the country’... Read more
August 25, 2020
The Carnegie-Knight News21 program, a national multi-university reporting initiative headquartered at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has... Read more
August 25, 2020
The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, a national reporting initiative at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has released a three-month... Read more
August 24, 2020
The path to entrepreneurship looks different for everyone but there are some universal steps that can be taken to get to your destination faster. At Arizona State University, the Health... Read more
August 18, 2020
In 2017, Samantha Calvin created a first-of-its-kind course for Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. HCR 394: Fundamentals of Human Trafficking set out to teach... Read more
August 17, 2020
Editor’s note: This story is part of a series about the impacts of disinformation, how to guard against it and what researchers are doing to stop its spread. Everyone’s seen them — Facebook posts... Read more
August 17, 2020
Arizona State University’s Disability Resource Center recently announced that it has changed its name to Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services. In alignment with ASU’s Charter to be “... Read more
August 14, 2020
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. The amendment has... Read more
August 14, 2020
Thousands of surgical masks donated to Arizona State University are helping keep people from spreading the novel coronavirus, thanks to a generous gift by Hainan University (HNU) in China. The gift... Read more
August 12, 2020
Some students dream of living in a different country. Partnership and exchange study abroad programs make those dreams reality, allowing students to spend a semester or even a year fully experiencing... Read more
August 12, 2020
On the surface, studying abroad is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime way for students to enhance their college experience and engage immersively in an international community. But when you dig a little... Read more
August 12, 2020
On Aug. 18, more than 13,000 first-year students will gather virtually for Sun Devil Welcome, a high-energy experience that officially welcomes new students to ASU. The traditional ceremony... Read more
August 11, 2020
Not many Arizona State University freshmen come to campus with a catchy nickname, but Samantha Miller said it’s essential to her success. Miller, also known as “Sideline Sammy,” is the daughter of... 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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 . 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 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