Downtown Phoenix Campus News

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
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 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 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
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 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 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 . Long before winning the fall 2020 semester’s Barton Kyle Yount Award as the outstanding graduate of... 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 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 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 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 . Growing up in Phoenix, watching her older brother devour anatomy books made a big impact on Iman... 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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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