Downtown Phoenix Campus News

April 8, 2021
A partnership between Arizona State University and the Tempe Police Department has yielded a curriculum designed to help officers keep contacts with the public peaceful and productive — and a Team... Read more
April 8, 2021
The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, a national reporting initiative at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won the top collegiate... Read more
April 7, 2021
Jacky Alling, the chief philanthropy officer for the Arizona Community Foundation, will depart the foundation after 17 years to join the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation... Read more
April 1, 2021
Elizabeth Lightfoot will become the next director of the Arizona State University School of Social Work on July 1, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions Dean Jonathan Koppell... Read more
April 1, 2021
When Joanna Grabski took over as director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, she increased enrollment 20%, rebranded the school as a globally oriented school for the 21st century,... Read more
April 1, 2021
Arizona State University, in partnership with Amnesty International, has created a new advocacy course that’s being offered to the human rights organization's staff in the Middle East and... Read more
April 1, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor to NBC News and MSNBC, will give the keynote address at the spring 2021 convocation of the Walter Cronkite... Read more
March 31, 2021
The good news, of course, is that more and more Arizonans are receiving COVID-19 vaccines, with tens of thousands getting vaccinated in parking lots at large sports stadiums. But the daily challenge... Read more
March 30, 2021
The din of construction on the northeast corner of Garfield and Fifth streets in downtown Phoenix will soon give way to a flurry of activity as the researchers and entrepreneurs who will inhabit half... Read more
March 30, 2021
The time for the mercury to begin creeping toward the triple digits in the Valley is nigh. And when it does, the sudden transition from pleasant warmth to serious heat can wreak havoc on the body.... Read more
March 30, 2021
Erika Araiza has a passion for helping others, especially those within her community. For a little over a year, Araiza has been helping out with the American Dream Academy , an Arizona State... Read more
March 29, 2021
New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet still believes after 45 years in the business that journalism is an honorable profession with the grandest mission: To do the public good and to serve the... Read more
March 29, 2021
Adrienne Fairwell, a proven media leader with years of communications and public television experience, has been named general manager of Arizona PBS at Arizona State University. The appointment is... Read more
March 29, 2021
Editor’s note: This story was developed in partnership with TGen and written by Steve Yozwiak, senior science writer at TGen. A review of more than 20 studies by researchers at Arizona State... Read more
March 26, 2021
Posting on Facebook doesn’t really accomplish much in the way of change. Lobbying politicians is a long haul. And laws change slowly. After a year in which many people hungered to effect change, an... Read more
March 26, 2021
Dean Baquet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is the first Black executive editor to lead both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, emphasized the importance of deep and open-minded... Read more
March 23, 2021
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... Read more
March 18, 2021
After 34 years in the game of basketball, Clarisse Machanguana retired. Her eponymous philanthropic foundation remains her only connection to the sport, although the effect of the global game has... Read more
March 18, 2021
Those who work with young people in the child welfare system occasionally will look up from that work and glance at the calendar, which reminds them that one day, every one of these children must... Read more
March 17, 2021
American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) Executive Director Traci Morris (Chickasaw Nation) is one of 25 Top Women in Higher Education in 2021, an annual honor bestowed by Diverse: Issues in Higher... Read more
March 17, 2021
ASU students overcame the physical challenges of reduced on-campus traffic in 2020 to register large numbers of fellow students to vote and organize other successful voter engagement programs... Read more
March 12, 2021
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. A lieutenant... Read more
March 11, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stressor for America’s health care system. While simultaneously losing revenue, hospitals saw massive surges in sick patients, shortages of equipment and staff... Read more
March 11, 2021
One year ago, the looming COVID-19 pandemic cut short Major League Baseball's spring training. The cancellation of the season on March 12, 2020, wasn’t just a disappointment for the many fans... Read more
March 10, 2021
For many, Super Bowl Sunday is a junk food junket, a day filled with chips, chicken wings and extravagant spreads — but not for Arizona State University alumna Stephanie Kolloff O’Neill. On her Super... Read more
March 5, 2021
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. "This curiosity made me realize that many... Read more
March 2, 2021
Arizona State University’s commitment to the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves is embedded in its charter. As part of that commitment, ASU President Michael... Read more
March 2, 2021
Promising new research shows aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer’s dementia. Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation... Read more
February 26, 2021
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, all from... Read more
February 26, 2021
Unlike countries with parliamentary systems, where governing with pluralities rather than majorities is the norm, the United States has only two major parties, meaning usually one or the other is in... Read more
February 25, 2021
Health care has a humility problem, according to Barret Michalec , director of Arizona State University's Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research and associate... Read more
February 24, 2021
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is offering a new online degree program for future students — a Bachelor of Arts in digital media literacy... Read more
February 23, 2021
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 isn’... Read more
February 22, 2021
Two Arizona State University research centers — the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center and the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy – are integrating to strengthen their research... Read more
February 16, 2021
Researchers at Arizona State University's Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center , along with colleagues at Arizona’s two other state universities and Mayo Clinic, are working to reduce... Read more
February 16, 2021
When it comes to the health outcomes of populations, social determinants can make or break them. And during a pandemic that requires social distancing at least and full-on self-isolation at most, if... Read more
February 15, 2021
Pedro Gomez , an Arizona-based reporter for ESPN who was a frequent presence at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, died unexpectedly Feb. 7 in his Valley home. He was 58... Read more
February 11, 2021
Legacy Corps, a national organization based at Arizona State University that provides caregiver support services for veterans and military families, has welcomed Phoenix-based Hospice of the Valley... Read more
February 9, 2021
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 Communication to... Read more
February 8, 2021
Book authorship among tenured faculty members is a regular byproduct of their research and scholarship. It’s rarer, although not unheard of, that nontenured instructors are also writing books about... Read more
February 4, 2021
A documentary produced by students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication about a disturbing rise in youth suicide in Arizona is on track to reach 1... Read more
February 4, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been hardest on the most vulnerable people, and Arizona State University students have been working to help one group in downtown Phoenix. Residents at the Westward Ho... Read more
February 3, 2021
S neha Pujani’s parents could hardly believe it. In fact, they still don’t. She laughs about it while speaking from her downtown Phoenix apartment, situated within walking distance of the Thunderbird... Read more
February 3, 2021
William Rhoden , an award-winning national sports writer and visiting professional at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be inducted into the... Read more
February 2, 2021
When ASU Assistant Professor of design Danielle Foushee was being treated for cancer at a hospital in Seattle, it was the art pieces positioned in various foyers and elevator banks – not the typical... Read more
February 2, 2021
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... Read more
January 28, 2021
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 address... Read more
January 28, 2021
Last fall, as populations across the globe struggled to adapt to life in the midst of a pandemic, ASU nursing student Lindsey Collins made the selfless decision to leave the familiarity of her home... Read more
January 28, 2021
An endowment from the family of Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions Dean Jonathan Koppell honors the memory of his grandmothers and will help support students from the college... Read more
January 28, 2021
Donors gave about $70 million over the past 10 years to expand Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions ’ programs, support its students, increase its research impact and drive its... Read more
January 27, 2021
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) online graduate degree program at Arizona State University continues for a seventh year as one of the nation’s top 10 such courses of study,... Read more
January 26, 2021
Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University are pleased to host Kevin Doxzen as a recipient of the World Economic Forum’s Hoffmann... Read more
January 19, 2021
Being a graduate student at Arizona State University is demanding enough for most, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more challenging. Recently, the Graduate College identified a particular... Read more
January 15, 2021
The course is officially named CHS 494 – Adaptive Exercise Program Practical Experience, but most students at Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions know it simply as AEP. It’s... Read more
January 14, 2021
An entrepreneurship program created by the Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU has taught women around the world how to start businesses and keep them afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more
January 13, 2021
Maricopa County residents realized a $4.85 return on investment for every dollar the county Parks and Recreation Department spent on operating costs at its eight parks in 2019, according to an ASU... Read more
January 12, 2021
When Kathryn Sorenson was director of water services for the city of Phoenix, she was in charge of a massive infrastructure that included 7,000 miles of pipeline. When she needed information, she... Read more
January 11, 2021
ASU Legacy Scholar and 2017 alumna Nicole Evans says Arizona State University felt like home the moment she walked on campus in 2010 for the first time. “I was only a freshman in high school that... Read more
January 11, 2021
Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions has announced the selection of Dr. Frank LoVecchio as the new medical director of clinical and community translational research. LoVecchio... Read more
January 7, 2021
For the second time in 2020, ASU's College of Health Solutions honored graduates with online commencement and convocation ceremonies. While the COVID-19 pandemic deprived the college yet again... Read more
December 29, 2020
The country’s reckoning with social justice this year has put a spotlight on America’s memorials. Who gets to be remembered forever, and who tells that story? Big monuments are expensive and... Read more
December 21, 2020
Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science degree program in nonprofit leadership and management this fall became the world’s first undergraduate degree curriculum to be accredited by the... Read more
December 18, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Arizona State University PhD graduate Charlene Poola’s hard work and dedication toward enhancing the... Read more
December 18, 2020
It was during her first year at Arizona State University that global studies and justice studies double major Evanna Rouhani attended a workshop through Sun Devil Civility that changed her... Read more
December 17, 2020
A Maricopa County COVID-19 case investigative team consisting of Arizona State University students, assisted by faculty and staff from the ASU School of Social Work in Tucson, has closed nearly 15,... Read more
December 16, 2020
Arizona State University is conducting coronavirus testing for a vulnerable population — those who work with people experiencing homelessness — with help from a $45,000 grant from the BHHS Legacy... Read more
December 14, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Before attending the Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU, Makenna Flynn had already started... Read more
December 14, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Siblings Carlos Yanez Navarro and Nicole Yanez Navarro weren’t supposed to “walk the stage” on the same... Read more
December 14, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Long before winning the fall 2020 semester’s Barton Kyle Yount Award as the outstanding graduate of... Read more
December 11, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . As a child growing up in Phoenix, Bhavana Bellamkonda didn’t know what social work was, but she admired... Read more
December 11, 2020
Two Arizona State University undergraduates won an international hackathon competition for their idea to harness data to stop the spread of COVID-19. Austin Brown and Hunter Silvey won the “data... Read more
December 11, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Injustice has always spurred April Karina Guevara Espinoza to do battle for those who are being... Read more
December 11, 2020
A virtual celebration for fall 2020 graduates of Arizona State University’s School of Community Resources and Development and alumni earned its special-event management student organizers a top... Read more
December 11, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Ever since she was very young, Alexis Klemm was fascinated by the study of the mind and human actions.... Read more
December 11, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Brooke Hanna didn’t struggle with what she wanted to study upon enrolling at ASU. She had been working... Read more
December 11, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . When you are undertaking a degree program with “homeland security” in its name, you learn quite a bit... Read more
December 10, 2020
It’s no coincidence that fish and chips is a staple meal in pubs across the U.K., a nation of islands surrounded by water. The same is true regarding the prevalence of rice-based dishes in China, the... Read more
December 8, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Part-time jobs, which students often take while finishing school, aren’t usually known for their... Read more
December 8, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Growing up in Phoenix, watching her older brother devour anatomy books made a big impact on Iman... Read more
December 7, 2020
Dean Baquet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is the first Black executive editor to lead both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, will be presented with the 2020 Walter Cronkite... Read more
December 1, 2020
Food insecurity is on the rise in Arizona as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among Hispanic households, households with children and households who experienced a job disruption,... Read more
November 25, 2020
In workplaces across America, a new noise has become part of the familiar office soundscape: the whir of an electric motor that announces a co-worker’s rise from their chair to a standing position.... Read more
November 24, 2020
The lack of affordable housing in Arizona is inextricably tied to education and employment, and effective solutions must address the whole picture, according to several experts who spoke Monday at... Read more
November 23, 2020
Dakota Hohenwalter is an Arizona State University College of Health Solutions graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in exercise and wellness. She is also a military veteran with nearly 10 years... Read more
November 20, 2020
Rafael Campo had a hard time being taken seriously during his time at Harvard Medical School in the 1980s. In addition to pursuing a career as a physician, he was also a poet. But at the time, most... Read more
November 19, 2020
A new global business survey conducted by Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions and the World Economic Forum (WEF), with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, finds that less... Read more
November 17, 2020
One of the most important issues for voters in any election is health care, and this year, with the fate of the Affordable Care Act in the hands of the Supreme Court, it was no doubt top of mind for... Read more
November 17, 2020
COVID-19 cases in Maricopa County are three to four times higher than testing efforts indicate, according to a recent antibody study. The seroprevalence study, or Serosurvey, was a joint effort by... Read more
November 13, 2020
When Arizona State University’s Public Service Academy (PSA) debuted in 2015, its intention was to educate the next generation of public servants. At the time, it was the only program of its kind in... Read more
November 9, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Patricia Vicente, a first-generation college student, has no intention of forgetting where she came... Read more
November 9, 2020
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. By the time he started college at 18, his doctors... Read more
November 9, 2020
The work to improve health and health care is ongoing and ever-evolving. It takes many shapes, from streamlining delivery to improving care and pursuing inclusive medical research to help develop... Read more
November 6, 2020
Anyone who has ever skipped a meal then lashed out at an unwitting significant other, bystander or retail clerk knows this important life fact: The hanger is real. Hanger — hunger-induced anger — has... Read more
November 3, 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. But the effort is worth it, according to... Read more
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
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 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 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