Downtown Phoenix Campus News

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
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 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 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
February 6, 2020
In an age of intensified public debate about the role of police officers, more law enforcement agencies rely on evidence-based policing to help officers perform their duties. In a new book written by... Read more
February 6, 2020
At the beginning of his classes, Arizona State University law Professor Myles Lynk would share the poem “Ithaca” by Constantine Cavafy, reminding students that the long and challenging journey ahead... Read more
January 31, 2020
Migrant women and girls who experienced violent crime are more likely than nonvictims to have health problems and face barriers to vital health care here in Arizona, a new Arizona State University... Read more
January 30, 2020
More than 3,100 people in Arizona died from firearms from 2015 to 2017 and 71% of those deaths were suicides, according to a new report released by Arizona State University. The report, presented... Read more
January 30, 2020
Arizona State University students keep trying new ways to live up to the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions ’ slogan #BeTheSolution. But when being the solution involves learning... Read more
January 28, 2020
Are you a student who is interested in sustainability and having a solar powered outdoor study and hang-out space on the Arizona State University Tempe campus? If this sparks your interest, you may... Read more
January 24, 2020
Many prominent American writers of the last 50 years — including Alice Walker, Spalding Gray, Maxine Hong Kingston, Louise Erdrich, Tobias Wolff and Sandra Cisneros — have one noticeable career... Read more
January 24, 2020
One university, multiple locations and a plethora of research projects, but what exactly is happening in the classrooms and labs at Arizona State University? Block your calendar and invite your... Read more
January 24, 2020
This tournament has it all: the biggest names in golf during the day and the biggest names in entertainment at night. More than $147 million donated to charities in the Waste Management Phoenix Open... Read more
January 23, 2020
Legal issues surrounding science and technology are increasing exponentially alongside the pace of innovation. Helping to direct traffic at this ever-more-congested intersection of disciplines is... Read more
January 23, 2020
Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication today announced it has received a grant from Facebook to help improve digital media literacy among adults ahead... Read more
January 22, 2020
The U.S. Department of State has awarded Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication the opportunity to host the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in journalism... Read more
January 21, 2020
The ASU Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $937,000 grant from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation in support of 35 scholarships for students who are considered “Dreamers.” These... Read more
January 17, 2020
Fifty years ago, Mark Reader joined protests at ASU and in the Valley demanding clean air and water as part of the original Earth Day. Today, the emeritus professor of political science continues... Read more
January 16, 2020
Each January for a quarter century, thousands of Americans have foregone a day of leisure on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor the work of the slain civil rights leader by helping others. Arizona... Read more
January 14, 2020
Journalism is at its lowest point since the Sedition Act of 1798 and has been poisoned by misinformation, biased reporting and partisan politicians, “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley told a... Read more
January 9, 2020
Researchers at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions have received a $2 million grant from Arizona’s Medicaid agency to evaluate and improve the quality of care for thousands of the... Read more
January 6, 2020
Jon Gould is an internationally recognized criminal justice policy and reform expert whose talent for merging scholarship and practice is aimed squarely at making a difference in the world. He... Read more
January 6, 2020
A team of Arizona State University students engaged nearly 900 fellow students in the voting process with an online tool, placing ASU in the top 15 among 131 U.S. colleges and universities, the... Read more
December 31, 2019
Sun Devils were inspired this fall to launch projects addressing community issues as diverse as gender-inclusive sports and postpartum health for refugees. After pitching their projects in November,... Read more
December 30, 2019
Matt Barrie, an ESPN SportsCenter anchor and studio host for the network’s college football coverage, will become the newest member of the Alumni Hall of Fame at Arizona State University’s Walter... Read more
December 27, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition (dietetics) this month, Barrett, The Honors College , student Dahlia... Read more
December 23, 2019
Brightly colored regalia, broad smiles on the faces of more than 360 graduates, their families and friends and inspiring words about those of different viewpoints working together for a better... Read more
December 18, 2019
Andrew Heyward, a longtime CBS News executive, encouraged the Cronkite School’s newest class of graduates to shape their own destinies and seize every opportunity that comes their way as they leave... Read more
December 18, 2019
According to Arizona State University Clinical Assistant Professor Heather Ross , it is no longer enough for physicians to just be good at taking care of patients; they also have to be prepared to be... Read more
December 17, 2019
Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation, is launching a special yearlong project to cover the... Read more
December 16, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Mia Reza, who is graduating with her bachelor’s degree in social work in December from the Watts College of Public... Read more
December 16, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Ayanna Bernard, a first-generation college student who is graduating from ASU this December, credits ASU TRIO Programs... Read more
December 13, 2019
Arizona State University’s School of Social Work will offer a first-of-its-kind graduate program in Yuma, Arizona, that focuses on issues along the U.S.-Mexico border. Starting next summer, students... Read more
December 13, 2019
As the seas rise along the Gulf Coast of the U.S., thousands of communities must decide how to adjust to a new environment. Two professors at Arizona State University are part of a team that’s... Read more
December 10, 2019
Public distrust in the media has taken on another dimension in the digital age. A recent poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and USAFacts confirms this new... Read more
December 9, 2019
A week after she turned 24, Sasha Bayat had a stroke. An active, healthy Arizona State University sophomore working toward medical school, Bayat’s fast-paced life came to a grinding halt that day.... Read more
December 9, 2019
At the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, students learn from some of the nation’s foremost scholars and innovative legal instructors. They have played an integral role... Read more
December 9, 2019
As thousands of community members packed the parking lot of the North Phoenix Baptist Church to check out the float entries for the APS Electric Light Parade, Special Event Management students... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Wherever Matt Eckles goes, he stands out. Literally. At 6 foot, 5 inches tall, he towers over his peers. But perhaps... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Vince Nicholes is a busy father and working professional that is about ready to graduate with a master’s degree in... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Ashley Funneman was a case manager and crisis intervention specialist working in a state-funded program to help... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Steven Laxton grew up in Cedar Hill, Texas and then spent his high school years in Henrico, Virginia, eventually... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Wherever Matt Eckles goes, he stands out. Literally. At 6 foot, 5 inches tall, he towers over his peers. But perhaps... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . The road to success is more often winding than a straight line, and Vanessa Porter knows all about that. Porter will... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . College students often have doubts, and Brittney Dwyer is no different. In fact, she recalls struggling during her... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . For Wendi Malmgren, it took a community of friends, fellow students, teachers, tech support staff and field... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . As a career choice, the nonprofit sector hadn’t initially occurred to Atlas Pillar, who originally enrolled in ASU as... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . First-generation Arizona State University student Anjelica Yapura is graduating with a degree in nursing from the... Read more
December 6, 2019
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego talked about her job — that it’s very rewarding but involves dealing with criticism — and encouraged students to sign up for city internships in a recent impromptu talk to... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . For a firefighter to attain the rank of captain usually takes several years, often a decade or two, of dedicated... Read more
December 3, 2019
Arizona State University is now offering the first bachelor’s degree in popular music in the state, creating a career pathway to a music industry that clocked $19 billion in sales in 2018. The... Read more
December 3, 2019
Downtown Phoenix doughnut lovers rejoiced this year when beloved Valley chain Bosa Donuts opened not one, not two, but three locations within a 1-mile radius. Students in Arizona State University... Read more
December 3, 2019
This Dec. 16, thousands of students will cross the commencement stage in advance of heading out to solve problems, be creative, make discoveries and help their communities. ASU now is looking at some... Read more
December 2, 2019
There are students at Arizona State University who have a personal connection to immigration reform. Organizations such as Undocumented Students for Educational Equality (USEE) and Association of... Read more
December 2, 2019
On a cool and cloudy Thanksgiving day, 25 people gathered for “Thanksgiving with the Callahans,” one of the great unofficial traditions of Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of... Read more
November 27, 2019
For decades, the NCAA has adamantly opposed the idea of student-athletes being paid to play college sports. That position is no longer tenable. California recently adopted a law that bans schools in... Read more
November 22, 2019
Arizona State University continues its ascent in the national research rankings, rising to No. 7 in total research expenditures for universities without a medical school, according to the latest... Read more
November 21, 2019
Christopher Callahan, who led the transformation of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University into one of the nation’s top programs, was announced... Read more
November 21, 2019
Arizona State University’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety received a new grant to evaluate a program that will train police in the emergency treatment of opioid overdoses, and... Read more
November 18, 2019
Hiking through hidden caverns bathed with rays of sunlight from above and exploring a traditional Navajo hogan were among the many ways more than 20 Arizona State University tourism students learned... Read more
November 18, 2019
Veterans in Arizona are at more than twice the risk of the rest of the population of dying by suicide, according to new information from Arizona State University’s Center for Violence Prevention and... Read more
November 15, 2019
Mike and Cindy Watts , for whom the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is named, received the Regional Advancement Award from WESTMARC on Nov. 7 during its annual Best of the... Read more
November 15, 2019
Learning they’re eligible for a college tuition waiver would usually be enough to send any 18-year-old to the moon and back. That’s how youth in foster care in Arizona likely feel after being told... Read more
November 14, 2019
Editor’s Note: This Q&A is part of a series of articles focusing on military veterans who are part of ASU’s faculty. Over 460 veterans work at ASU, including 151 in the faculty and 312 who... Read more
November 12, 2019
Arizona has seen some improvements in child welfare, but the gains are not equal for all groups — and that's an issue that the state must face, according to Judy Krysik, director of the Center... Read more
November 12, 2019
A smile, an encouraging word, a warm greeting, a small note of thanks — all solid examples of kindness. For years, the world of science has researched if altruistic behaviors can have a positive... Read more
November 6, 2019
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is hosting its seventh annual Gold ‘n Gavel event on Nov. 15, with the help of some of its top supporters. Chief among them is the... Read more
November 4, 2019
Lester Holt, the award-winning anchor of “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC,” accepted the 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism on Monday from Arizona State University. Calling... Read more
November 1, 2019
Editor’s note: This is the second Q&A in a two-part series about how ASU's Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Phoenix Children's Hospital are working together to... Read more
October 31, 2019
Todd Lemay remembers longing for snowless days. The weather constricted the Maine native in ways others couldn’t comprehend. That wasn’t all; steps robbed him of his freedom. Beaches did the same. “... Read more
October 30, 2019
Arizona State University has a long history of supporting those in uniform, but the stance became university tradition in 2011 after the first Salute to Service was held to celebrate active duty... Read more
October 28, 2019
The centuries-long transformation of Halloween from an ancient Celtic festival to the commercialized holiday we know today brought with it many changes. Gone are the bonfires, religious vestments and... Read more
October 28, 2019
For the seventh consecutive year, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University received the highest overall bar passage rate in Arizona for the calendar year , according to the... Read more
October 24, 2019
An Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia diagnosis impacts more than just the person receiving it. According to data from the Alzheimer’s Association, 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care... Read more
October 24, 2019
Sabrina Oesterle, previously a research professor at the University of Washington (UW), has been appointed director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) in the School of Social... Read more
October 22, 2019
People have a number of reasons for adopting plant-based diets, from improving their health to concerns about animal treatment to a desire to minimize their carbon footprint. But there is one good... Read more
October 21, 2019
Thousands of scientists are hard at work across the country, but their innovations don’t always make it out of their labs. A professor at Arizona State University has been tapped to co-chair a... Read more
October 15, 2019
PBS NewsHour West, the new bureau and West Coast feed of “PBS NewsHour,” hit the air for the first time on Monday from inside the Cronkite School. PBS NewsHour West is housed at the Walter Cronkite... Read more
October 14, 2019
When Jaime Martinez and Bret Larsen graduated from Arizona State University, they each wanted to make an impact in their communities. After a few years of work and life experiences, they founded... Read more
October 14, 2019
As thousands of people prepared to celebrate ASU Night at a recent Diamondbacks game, 150 ASU alumni and students gathered at Chase Field ahead of the game against the Dodgers for a Career and... Read more
October 11, 2019
Rachel Masterson has dreamed of being an entrepreneur most of her life. Her dad started his own electrical contracting company in Kentucky when she was 5. Fast forward 18 years. Her dad still owns... Read more
October 11, 2019
Joining rare company, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Associate Professor Kelly Cue Davis has received a Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award. Davis is one of just three... Read more
October 10, 2019
One year after a large-scale restructuring, Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions has announced growth in enrollment, new faculty and research advancement. Last fall, the College of... Read more
October 10, 2019
A lot had changed in the 15 years since Earl Swift last set foot on Tangier Island, located in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay. Whole swaths of coastline he’d traversed as late as 2000 had completely... Read more
October 8, 2019
The Thunderbird School of Global Management broke ground on its new headquarters in downtown Phoenix on Monday with a renewed commitment to globalism. The international management school will move... Read more
October 8, 2019
The World Health Organization has appointed Matthew Buman , an associate professor in Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions , to help update its Global Recommendations on... Read more
October 6, 2019
A PhD student at Arizona State University who is finding a way to clean water with light will get the chance to present her research on a global stage after she won the Falling Walls Lab event on... Read more
October 4, 2019
What awards course credit, builds your resume, provides hands-on experience and gives you the opportunity to travel the world? Study abroad programs. The Arizona State University Study Abroad Office... Read more
October 1, 2019
Even though Arizona State University is situated in the Sonoran Desert, it happens to be one of the “greenest” places on Earth. The university is a model of sustainability with 54 LEED certified... Read more