Downtown Phoenix Campus News

June 18, 2021
For many, managing chronic pain means getting a prescription for some form of opioid medicine, despite the documented risks. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, two out of... Read more
June 17, 2021
While celebrating Juneteenth, the new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, the Arizona Diamondbacks will also honor Lois Brown , director of ASU’s Center for the... Read more
June 16, 2021
Friends and family members of a grieving person often will advise them to talk to a counselor, to “keep busy” or engage in some other activity they think will help. They want to see that individual... Read more
June 11, 2021
House Democrats pushed through legislation in April to make portions of Washington, D.C., the 51st state in the nation. The new measure would allow nearly 700,000 residents an opportunity to vote for... Read more
June 9, 2021
For the eighth consecutive year, the Phoenix Business Journal has ranked the ASU Alumni Association as the No. 1 largest Phoenix-area networking association. The ASU Alumni Association supports 544,... Read more
June 9, 2021
All her life Lauren Leander has been told she needs to speak up and participate more. “I’ve always been the quiet one, I’ve always been more subdued. I have never been one to be loud or draw... Read more
June 8, 2021
More than 2.7 million American children are directly affected by the current incarceration of a parent or loved one. Many of them, as well as their relatives and peers, lack the resources to deal... Read more
June 7, 2021
Families providing round-the-clock care to infirm veterans or military members will have volunteer respite caregivers to help them for another three years, as a federal agency renewed funding for a... Read more
June 3, 2021
Two local artists exploring themes of unity, joy and initiation are exhibiting their work this summer at the Vault Gallery , part of Arizona State University's Downtown Phoenix campus library.... Read more
June 2, 2021
ASU’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has renamed the annual Alumni Scholar Award for a distinguished member of its faculty who retired this spring. The Dr. John R. Hepburn Alumni Scholar... Read more
June 1, 2021
You’re starting to emerge from the pandemic and gather with family again, and you notice that Mom seems a little withdrawn and sad. It could be a temporary change after having been socially isolated... Read more
June 1, 2021
Regents Professor Flavio Marsiglia ’s “outstanding contributions to advancing the field of prevention science” throughout a long and distinguished career led to his selection as the Society for... Read more
May 27, 2021
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic led Jason Faircloth, founder of the United States Disabled Golf Association, to cancel the association's annual national golf tournament, which was scheduled to... Read more
May 21, 2021
Jeff McClelland was a dedicated and accomplished executive at the time of his death in 2006. A new scholarship his family has established in his name honors his great respect for higher education and... Read more
May 20, 2021
Last year, Alexia Childress, a student in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, teamed up with her childhood best friend, Alehandra Bahena from the University of Pennsylvania, and... Read more
May 20, 2021
President Joe Biden’s proposed American Families Plan would spend $1.8 trillion on several programs, including universal preschool education and funding for child care. Currently, working families... Read more
May 19, 2021
For the first time in more than a year, ASU's College of Health Solutions celebrated the accomplishments of its graduating students in person, combining small, safe ceremonies with virtual... Read more
May 18, 2021
Almost one year ago, Elizabeth Langland was appointed director of Arizona State University's Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. Her tenure aligned with the center’s move to the humanities... Read more
May 18, 2021
A PhD student at Arizona State University who studies how nonprofits can collaborate to improve people’s health is literally taking his expertise to the field. Rodney Machokoto, a doctoral student in... Read more
May 14, 2021
This week, Nika Gueci , executive director at the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University, is speaking at the Mindful.org "Mindfulness for Healthcare"... Read more
May 14, 2021
An idea popped into Erin Schneiderman’s mind as the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine entered her arm during an early-morning appointment in the State Farm Stadium parking lot. Was there some way her... Read more
May 13, 2021
New research from Arizona State University has found that it’s cheaper to build permanent, supportive housing for people who have chronic mental illness than it is to let them become homeless. A... Read more
May 12, 2021
Life after college looks different for every student athlete. Some may move on to the pros. Others will put their sports-playing days behind them as they graduate into unrelated careers. But some... Read more
May 11, 2021
May is Nurses Month , which honors the nation’s registered nurses through celebrations, education and recognition. And as the country focuses its attention on supporting this critical workforce,... Read more
May 10, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Spring 2021 ASU graduate Sarah Booth embodies the unofficial Thunderbird qualities of a “business... Read more
May 10, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Ana Paula Chavarry Pizzorno has worked everywhere from nonprofit consulting and managing to analyzing... Read more
May 10, 2021
Since 2016, Jake Agron has led the Arizona Senate Research Department, which provides nonpartisan, objective research and policy analysis to the elected members of the chamber. Now Agron is returning... Read more
May 9, 2021
Sierra Gullette has always strived to make a positive impact on the world, even when she didn’t know exactly what that impact would be. Her desire to make a difference was fueled by exposure to... Read more
May 7, 2021
In the late 1980s, University of Connecticut researcher Lawrence E. Armstrong was looking for a way to assess hydration. In his lab, he had laid out several urine samples for analysis when the light... Read more
May 7, 2021
The Watts College of Public Service of Community Solutions celebrated in person with nearly 450 graduates May 3 for a part-virtual, part-live spring convocation event that enabled every participant... Read more
May 7, 2021
To honor its Class of 2021, the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University staged a truly unique college graduation. With students spread out all over the world during this... Read more
May 6, 2021
After more than a year of working remotely, students in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University were finally able to see some of their fellow graduates and faculty members on... Read more
May 6, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, called on the Cronkite School’s newest graduates to build their careers based on what inspires them, to be patient with themselves and to... Read more
May 3, 2021
Maria Perez Martinez and Shanae Germick are two students who transferred to Arizona State University and took advantage of leadership positions, each finding success during their time at the... Read more
May 3, 2021
Arizona State University’s spring 2021 graduates were congratulated for not only persevering through the difficulties of a pandemic, but also for helping to make the university a better place despite... Read more
May 3, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . After she graduates this spring, Monica Medina hopes to continue doing what she spent her last few... Read more
May 3, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . There’s a special satisfaction that comes with completing something, and after eight years and a few... Read more
May 3, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Daniel Sanchez’s inspiration for wanting to work in law enforcement or as a first responder came to... Read more
April 28, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Lauren Aldana knows the power of positive affirmation from someone she respects and admires. As an... Read more
April 28, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Keala Busse is a first-generation Arizona State University student who entered college unsure of what... Read more
April 26, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Elon Graves knows that you have to run a lot to accomplish what you want as an Arizona State... Read more
April 23, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Jose Pelaez was in the Middle East as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve when he realized he... Read more
April 23, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Stephanie Pham says she never doubted her decision to take six years off from school and work to be a... Read more
April 23, 2021
A new study done at Arizona State University has, for the first time, quantified the health-care cost of women in Arizona who experienced trauma as children, pegging the amount at $260 million for... Read more
April 22, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Just two weeks before she moved into her freshman dorm at ASU, Carson Swisher surprised her mother... Read more
April 22, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Danielle Bosma’s journey into the study of social work began about 10 years ago, when she began to... Read more
April 21, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Brandon Myer nearly dropped out of school in sixth grade and settled for a D-average his sophomore... Read more
April 21, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . It was just luck of the draw that Guadalupe Segovia happened to take a sports medicine class at her... Read more
April 20, 2021
James Herbert Williams plans to keep a full schedule that includes editing two books and traveling to Africa once he concludes his four years as director of the Arizona State University School of... Read more
April 20, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . After attending the Cronkite Sports Broadcast Boot Camp the summer before his senior year of high... Read more
April 20, 2021
Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, is the keynote speaker at the third annual National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference, a virtual gathering of professionals... Read more
April 20, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . In the space of three years, Kiarra Spottsville went from being a shy freshman to being a leading... Read more
April 20, 2021
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Arizona State University has played an integral part in the state’s public health response to the novel coronavirus. From developing and administering a saliva-... Read more
April 20, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Farah Eltohamy’s first real reporting experience taught her a lesson that she still carries with her... Read more
April 19, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Up all hours, late into the night, Basam Alasaly has spent the past five years modifying apps,... Read more
April 19, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . When Arizona State University student Hannah Willes graduated from high school in Colorado Springs,... Read more
April 16, 2021
Municipal parks and youth sports programs are gradually reopening as restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ease. Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, many users have... Read more
April 16, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . When it comes to sequels, the general consensus is they’re usually never as good as the original. But... Read more
April 16, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . A gymnast starting at age 3, Heather Udowitch says pursuing her Master of Sports Law and Business (... Read more
April 16, 2021
As everyone has focused on longer and more frequent hand-washing during the pandemic, the availability of safe, clean water has never been more important. That necessity, coupled with the increasing... Read more
April 16, 2021
Ashley Franco worked 10 years as a pharmacy technician while earning her bachelor’s degree in health sciences in 2015 and her Master of Science in the science of health care delivery in 2016 at... Read more
April 16, 2021
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . When Reynaldo Kieser was 17 years old, he randomly selected nursing as his major when applying for... Read more
April 15, 2021
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was voted out of office in 2016, after 24 years as the county’s top cop. The following year he was found to have committed criminal contempt of court and... Read more
April 15, 2021
From an early age, Greg Mayer’s large, extended family ingrained two principles into their children: One: Get an education. Two: Give back to your community. Those family values live on and live well... Read more
April 14, 2021
Sian Proctor is preparing to launch into space this fall, which makes complete sense. It’s a trip she’s figuratively been training for her entire career. Proctor, an instructor at the Osher Lifelong... Read more
April 13, 2021
Two Arizona State University professors have trained the first crime analysts from nine small Caribbean nations. Charles Katz, the Watts Family Director of the ASU Center for Violence Prevention and... Read more
April 13, 2021
Some of the best investigative stories are “hiding in plain sight” and buried just beneath the surface, but the details need to be gold-panned from the stream through documents, records and data,... 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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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