West Campus News

August 6, 2020
Arizona State University Professor James Sulikowski has been studying sharks around the world for more than 25 years and is a frequent contributor to the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week series. So... 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
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
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 23, 2020
“The Friz” has stepped off the bus and is off on another adventure. Last week the world mourned the passing of celebrated children’s book author Joanna Cole , whose “ The Magic School Bus ” series... Read more
July 16, 2020
COVID-19 forced all teaching in Arizona to go to an all-online format this past spring, including special education supports and services. Special education district leaders and teachers quickly made... Read more
July 10, 2020
In just three years’ time, the group of faculty behind the Law and Behavioral Science initiative took Arizona State University from relative obscurity in the field to one of the most dominant players... Read more
July 10, 2020
Join the ASU Graduate College for a virtual town hall event for graduate students at 6 p.m. Arizona time, Tuesday, July 28. A distinguished panel of ASU leaders will address questions submitted by... Read more
July 9, 2020
Pursuing higher education when you’re raising children can come with significant financial and logistical barriers. But the upcoming expansion of an Arizona State University chatbot hopes to make... Read more
June 18, 2020
Juneteenth, a portmanteau of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” was born out of what was once referred to as the “peculiar institution” of the United States. It references the day 155 years ago this... Read more
June 17, 2020
Sharks are among the most threatened animals in the world, and more people than ever now want to help. But a deep analysis of news coverage of shark conservation issues over 10 years reveals an... Read more
June 17, 2020
For new students, the idea of going to an unfamiliar place can be daunting, and this has only been compounded by the pandemic. ASU has long believed in the power of community to address the potential... Read more
June 16, 2020
Now through June 28, volunteers throughout the metro Phoenix region will be putting on masks and picking up trash as part of a nationwide cleanup event called “Masks On, Litter Gone.” Arizona State... Read more
June 12, 2020
Editor’s note: While this article attempts to shed light on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting members of the disabled community, it is by no means intended to be comprehensive in representing... Read more
May 28, 2020
Arizona educators and concerned parents are eagerly anticipating direction from state officials on how and when K-12 schools should proceed as their communities continue opening up amid the... Read more
May 11, 2020
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Spring 2020 ASU graduate Alexander Sojourney discovered his passion for politics at ASU, and he hopes... Read more
April 6, 2020
Researchers at Arizona State University are harnessing the power of technology to track and predict trends in everything from disaster response to epidemic outbreaks in real time, using data... 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 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
February 19, 2020
In thousands of cases each year in courtrooms across the U.S. and beyond, a person’s fate could hang upon the results of any one of at least 350 different psychological tests that judges routinely... Read more
February 10, 2020
In February, 163 high school students attending the annual AVID Conference at Arizona State University learned about steps they can take to create an exciting future through higher education. This... Read more
February 2, 2020
Knowledge seekers had quite a treat on Saturday as Arizona State University's West campus showed off its labs and learning spaces at the first of four free ASU open houses this month. The West... Read more
January 28, 2020
Juan Carrillo and Jason Méndez came from opposite sides of the country, taught at rival colleges, cheered for clashing NBA teams and even listened to different hip-hop. They were the epitome of East... 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
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 23, 2020
Students, teachers and members of the community witnessed history come alive as they gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy at the 29th annual March on West on Jan. 22. The March on... 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 9, 2020
For most students, graduation is the mark of a final chapter in their collegiate experience. It’s a time to appreciate the journey, say thank you and farewell to supportive faculty, staff and... Read more
December 23, 2019
Arizona State University students maintain at least a half dozen clubs dedicated to some form of cybersecurity. Through these different cyber clubs, students have opportunities to unlock new... Read more
December 6, 2019
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Erika Martinez enjoys several things about teaching – sparking the imagination, passing on her knowledge to others and... 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
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 20, 2019
Eighth grade student Debbie from Country Meadows Elementary School in Peoria dreams of becoming a computer programmer someday. But until this week, she had never met a woman in that role. “It taught... 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 5, 2019
Update: Arizona State University undergraduates Valielza O’Keefe, a physics major, and Joshua Pardhe, a computer systems engineering major, won first place at the inaugural Regents' Cup... Read more
November 1, 2019
Air Force Master Sgt. Duane Gregory can go into the wilderness with little more than a knife and a map and come out just fine weeks later. Now, as he transitions back into civilian life, he’s earning... 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 17, 2019
While making her way around the city on a recent afternoon, Arizona State University Professor Patricia Friedrich noticed something about the crosswalks. “It was incredibly hard getting to the other... 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
September 13, 2019
As the fall semester clicks along, some Arizona State University students are reflecting on everything it took to get to college and what it will take to make it to graduation day. Chacoby Catarino... Read more
September 13, 2019
Few would recall a sick day at home with the flu as a life-changing moment. But for public radio producer Dan Gediman, it was bedridden boredom that launched a journey in the early 2000s that... Read more
September 11, 2019
While most students escape the summer heat to enjoy a much-deserved break, Arizona State University makes a host of needed enhancements to its campuses between May and August. By aligning the many... Read more
September 10, 2019
Dr. Joseph Furst, a Mayo Clinic physician, annually spends two weeks in the summer providing medical care to at-risk communities in other countries. In 2017, ASU students were invited to participate... Read more
September 9, 2019
Local authorities are asking Phoenix metro area residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites and get rid of standing water where the insects can breed due to a sharp increase in West Nile... Read more
September 6, 2019
This summer, when James Sulikowski announced on Twitter that he was moving his Shark and Fish Conservation Lab from the University of New England to Arizona State University’s New College of... Read more