West Campus News

April 12, 2019
On May 6, thousands of ASU students will move their tassels to the left side of their mortarboards and head into the next phase of their journey. Before they do, ASU Now is taking a look at some of... Read more
April 9, 2019
Sun Devils enrolled in the largest and most diverse Arizona State University class are finishing their first year, and their demographics forecast a changing higher education landscape within Arizona... Read more
April 5, 2019
It was a horrific crime: The villains tracked down mothers and their babies, killed the adults and trafficked the little ones all over the world. Sreetharan Kanthaswamy , now a professor at Arizona... Read more
March 19, 2019
Over the years, Arizona State University has encouraged its students and alumni to adopt a philosophy of philanthropy in support of higher education. And the message has been catching on. In fact, it... Read more
February 24, 2019
The syncopated rat-a-tats and rhythmic dance moves of a traditional African drummer heralded the final weekend of Black History Month at the La Sala Ballroom on Arizona State University’s West campus... Read more
February 17, 2019
Toothbrush robots. Black widow spider webs. Sparky practicing CPR. Open Door at West campus on Saturday really had it all. At the third event in the Open Door series, visitors learned about anatomy,... Read more
February 8, 2019
Malachi Boni came to ASU’s RECHARGE conference looking for inspiration. Accordingly, the Globe High School sophomore seemed to find it, saying that the event helped him think about his choices after... Read more
February 7, 2019
Erika Camacho , an associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, is the winner of the 2019... Read more
February 4, 2019
A new partnership between the Office of Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and the U.S. Army Department of Military Science at Arizona State University will identify and fully fund selected incoming... Read more
January 31, 2019
In 2017, the United States spent $3.5 trillion on health. That’s 18 percent of the country’s GDP, and almost six times more than the budget of the U.S. Department of Defense. And yet the country has... Read more
January 28, 2019
With the new year comes a chance to start over with a clean slate — an opportunity to learn something new, embark on an adventure and explore the unknown. It’s also the time of year that the college... Read more
January 25, 2019
Around 1,000 students, teachers and members of the community gathered on Wednesday, Jan. 23 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Arizona State University's 28th annual March on West. The March... Read more
January 16, 2019
You dreamed of going to Arizona State University. You applied, were accepted, and now you’ve arrived. You’re a Sun Devil! You’re also a member of the digital generation, which means you’re going to... Read more
January 14, 2019
For this installment of ASU Now’s "culture of pursuit" series, we interview Sarra Tekola, recent awardee of the highly competitive and distinguished Ford Foundation Fellowship. The Ford... Read more
December 28, 2018
Thinking visually, communicating that way, is an opportunity for me to show you how I view the world. I really care about the stories I tell and how I present them, and I hope you get something out... Read more
December 27, 2018
I'm fortunate that I'm assigned a review of my work for ASU Now each year. It gives me a perspective on what I've accomplished and probably more importantly the takeaways of what I... Read more
December 21, 2018
Without passion, we have no purpose. I use my passion — a camera — to document those who create excellence art Arizona State University. My purpose is to introduce you to them. The people in my world... Read more
December 7, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . Ileen Younan is carrying the weight of history on her shoulders. Originally from Midland,... Read more
December 5, 2018
Of the many benefits an Arizona State University degree affords its graduates, one is the offer of lifelong career services to all alumni, in all corners of the globe. To support this mission, ASU’s... Read more
December 4, 2018
The beginning of the fall semester welcomed a new group of fresh-faced students and as it ends, Arizona State University bids farewell to accomplished individuals who have put in the time and hard... Read more
November 30, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . The streets in Jennifer Moreau’s Austin, Arkansas, neighborhood are safer thanks to a... Read more
November 20, 2018
While the nation’s schools continue to struggle to retain teachers, many Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College alumni are finding reasons to stay, advancing their careers and finding joy in classrooms.... Read more
November 9, 2018
What else do science and technology PhD students do when they graduate besides work in the academy? According to the Distinguished Awards office of Arizona State University's Graduate College,... Read more
November 8, 2018
Arizona State University student Don Knowles is his own beacon of light. The 58-year-old Marine Corps veteran is hopeful and optimistic about his future. He also lives in darkness. He lost his sight... Read more
November 8, 2018
Arizona State University junior Grant Navakuku joined the Arizona Army National Guard to fulfill a family legacy of service but discovered it offered wonderful benefits — a chance to enhance his... Read more
November 5, 2018
Felipe Herrera is leading the way, not just for his family but also for other first-generation students at Arizona State University. Herrera was the first in his family to go to college, and now the... Read more
October 15, 2018
More than 130 years ago, a small community of settlers in a remote northern Arizona valley erupted into a frenzy of ambushes, murders and massacres. In one five-year period during what has come to be... Read more
September 26, 2018
Arizona State University Associate Professor Craig A. Mertler is a man of action — and research. Mertler, who is also director of the EdD Program in Leadership & Innovation at ASU’s Mary Lou... Read more
September 26, 2018
"How am I going to pay for college?" "What can I expect when I get there?" "How can I make sure I’m ready for a career?" These are some of the questions that freshmen... Read more
September 25, 2018
Ideas will have a new place to grow and flourish starting this October at Arizona State University’s West campus. One year after successfully launching a first-of-its-kind Health Entrepreneurship and... Read more
September 18, 2018
Shawn Walker, an assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, has received a startup... Read more
September 17, 2018
Kuai Xu and Feng Wang of Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences were recently awarded $382,751 by the National Science Foundation for a cybersecurity... Read more
September 12, 2018
Social workers need to be on the front lines of imagining a world without oppression — the key to ending gender-based violence, according to experts at an Arizona State University conference on... Read more
September 12, 2018
Whether caused by nature or instigated by people, disaster can strike anywhere, anytime, and communities must be ready to respond. September is National Preparedness Month — a time for families,... Read more
September 12, 2018
Arizona State University has welcomed 52 Saudi Arabian educators to the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as part of the yearlong Building Leadership for Change Through School Immersion program.... Read more
August 23, 2018
Arizona State University is searching for challenge-seeking military veteran students to sign up by Sept. 2 for a new program that aims to improve academics and carve a path toward career success.... Read more
August 22, 2018
Arizona State University New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences researchers are set to collaborate with Phoenix College on developing Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE... Read more
August 22, 2018
Incoming Arizona State University freshman Aquarie Doyle readily admits she didn’t have an idyllic childhood. The product of a broken home, her parents were both teens when she was born. Doyle’s... Read more
August 21, 2018
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2018 incoming ASU students. Some might take it for granted that twins are inseparable; growing up, incoming Arizona State University... Read more
August 15, 2018
A big university offers many opportunities, but it also can be a bit overwhelming. Students who choose one of Arizona State University’s smaller metro Phoenix campuses can still take advantage of the... Read more
August 13, 2018
Cardboard, soda cans, cheesecloth, Christmas lights, duct tape. Ingredients for a DIY craft project? How about a clever use of otherwise mundane items to test a scientific theory? Arizona State... Read more
August 12, 2018
Moving into your first residence hall can be daunting: Did you pack everything? Will your roommate be cool? How do you do laundry again? Luckily, the Arizona State University Class of '22 had a... Read more
August 11, 2018
Sheets, blankets, towels, laundry supplies, personal toiletries, maybe a bike and a printer — the cost of college life essentials can add up. For youth aging out of foster care who may not have any... Read more
August 7, 2018
The college experience is about stretching beyond your comfort zone to learn from new and sometimes challenging situations, shattering preconceived notions in the process. That is a central theme of... Read more
July 25, 2018
This fall, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University will begin offering a new advanced-practice nursing degree with a focus on acute care for children. The addition of... Read more
July 23, 2018
Tracking your graduate program progress is about to become a breeze not just for Arizona State University students, but also for faculty and support staff. The Interactive Plan of Study is going... Read more
July 12, 2018
Tess Neal, assistant professor of psychology, and Nicholas Schweitzer, associate professor with the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, both in Arizona State University's New College of... Read more
July 3, 2018
Arizona State University is committed to helping students develop and maintain healthy habits during their college years that can last a lifetime. This spring, ASU was one of the first universities... Read more
July 2, 2018
On June 25, President Donald Trump announced the recipients for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and the Presidential Awards for... Read more
July 2, 2018
The TRIO Talent Search program at Arizona State University launched in spring 2017 through a partnership with the Tolleson Union High School District . The federally-funded, precollege program... Read more
June 28, 2018
Sally Kewayosh uses the short break in filming while students reposition their cameras to explain the 180-degree rule of cinematography, then instructs one of them to come in closer for a profile... Read more
June 27, 2018
Allan Colbern, assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University has been awarded a Russell... Read more
June 25, 2018
In a quiet courtroom, an attorney steps up to a lectern to deliver a closing argument. The defendant in the case is charged with murder, accused of having stabbed a woman to death in front of her... Read more
June 21, 2018
Shawn Walker, assistant professor of communication and social technologies with the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts... Read more
June 20, 2018
Barbara Ridge, the West Valley business owner, civic leader and community activist who helped to conceive of and lead the successful grassroots effort for what would become Arizona State University... Read more
June 19, 2018
Matt Simonton, assistant professor for Greek history at Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, has won the Runciman Award for his first book, “Classical Greek... Read more
June 12, 2018
Erika Camacho, associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, represented ASU at the... Read more
June 12, 2018
Kimberly Bussey from Arizona State University's BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science on the Tempe campus will be joining the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in an... Read more
May 15, 2018
Roughly 80 percent of the 62,000 refugees who have come to live in Arizona since the Federal Refugee Resettlement Program was established in 1980 reside in Maricopa County. Many have endured violence... Read more
May 11, 2018
Matt Simonton, assistant professor for Greek history at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, released his first book, "Classic Greek Oligarchy: A... Read more
May 10, 2018
Pam Marshall, associate professor of genetics and cell biology, was part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Arizona State University and Columbus State University to publish new... Read more
May 10, 2018
Beth Polidoro , assistant professor of biology at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, was recently awarded a prestigious Fulbright award to conduct... Read more
May 10, 2018
Shawn Walker , assistant professor of social media at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, recently co-authored an article in The Conversation about the... Read more
May 7, 2018
Overcoming great challenges to achieve success stands as the underlying theme for some of the more than 700 student veterans graduating this spring semester from Arizona State University. ASU’s... Read more
April 29, 2018
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Arizona State University undergraduate Dimiana “Dimi” Wassef knows where she’s going. Specifically, the English... Read more
April 25, 2018
The President’s Recognition Reception honors the outstanding efforts and achievements of Arizona State University faculty and staff who have made an impact in the workplace through the promotion of... Read more
April 25, 2018
This spring, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University quietly launched a much-anticipated official internship program with the aim of setting health students up for... Read more
April 22, 2018
Ask Lilianna Valdivia where her ambition came from and her eyes light up. “My mom,” she says with a smile. Born and raised in Peoria, Arizona by a single mother, the Barrett, The Honors College... Read more
April 10, 2018
Part of the mission of Arizona State University is to enhance its local impact and social embeddedness, and one of the best ways to achieve that is to connect people. ASU's Office of University... Read more
April 5, 2018
The wave of refugees that began flooding into Europe as early as 2014 as a result of massive unrest in the Middle East has shown no signs of ebbing. In the last two years alone, roughly 1.3 million... Read more
March 30, 2018
Tess Neal, assistant professor of psychology at Arizona State University's New College, has been invited by the Arizona Supreme Court to be the keynote speaker at the Legal Competency and... Read more
March 26, 2018
While summer is a time for teenagers to relax and have some fun, it's also a great chance to get a leg up on their education. Several enrichment programs at Arizona State University will offer... Read more
March 21, 2018
A new pilot program is bringing Arizona State University pre-med students into an emergency department to learn the best ways to communicate with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center patients. Ten... Read more
March 21, 2018
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine recently held a national summit on innovations in physician diversity sponsored by Arizona State University. The two-day conference in February, “Pathways to Physician... Read more
March 21, 2018
Magical things can happen when innovative minds connect with forward-thinking investors. So Arizona State University is combining the strength of its research commitment and entrepreneurial spirit... Read more
March 19, 2018
Cynthia Gaffney, a senior lecturer at Arizona State University, has been honored by the Pat Tillman Veterans Center with the Honor Roll award, signifying she went above and beyond for the veteran and... Read more
March 19, 2018
More than 40,000 cybersecurity professionals will descend upon San Francisco's Moscone Center in mid-April for the annual RSA Conference, "Where the World Talks Security." Among them... Read more
March 16, 2018
In 2010, Arizona State University Associate Professor Bertha Manninen wrote an article on the topic of abortion for the American Journal of Bioethics. In the article, Manninen addressed from a pro-... Read more
March 16, 2018
Erika Camacho, associate professor of mathematics at the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, continues to add to her long list of awards. This month, Camacho was named the Outstanding... Read more
March 15, 2018
Martin Matustik, professor of philosophy and religious studies at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Lady Davis Fellowship at the... Read more
March 1, 2018
Kim Jones, director of the Cybersecurity Education Consortium at Arizona State University's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the ASU Foundation's 2017–18... Read more
February 27, 2018
What should I expect when attending new student orientation? What’s the best way to get around ASU’s campuses? Who the heck is Sparky? These are some of the questions that prospective Arizona State... Read more
February 20, 2018
Professor Greg Wise from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus was recently announced as the 2017 winner of the Surveillance Studies Network Book Prize.... Read more
February 20, 2018
New College Assistant Professor of Psychology Jessica Salerno has been tabbed as a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science. The designation recognizes outstanding... Read more
February 15, 2018
Justiana Carabajal neatly stacks the pages in front of her, then takes a deep breath as Arizona State University communications sophomore Miranda Alexander presses record on a video camera. “Go ahead... Read more
February 13, 2018
For over 40 years, Global Launch has helped students from more than 160 countries learn English and become a part of the American community. Many Global Launch alumni are accepted into one of Arizona... Read more
February 11, 2018
Arizona State University's Open Door continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where visitors learned about forensics, toured the biomedical research lab, played games, hung out with... Read more
February 1, 2018
Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow met with Valley community leaders Thursday afternoon at the West campus to discuss what he called the “public enterprise” university’s progress,... Read more
January 29, 2018
T. Denny Sanford’s name is associated with major philanthropic gifts throughout the U.S. With few exceptions, they are associated with the health and welfare of children and young people — such as... Read more
January 25, 2018
Each January the National Association of College and University Business Officers compiles data from hundreds of institutions of higher learning across the U.S., public and private. The result is the... Read more
January 24, 2018
With expected changes in climate, what will life at Arizona State University look like in the future? ASU community members have an opportunity to shape the answer. The effects of climate change, a... Read more
January 17, 2018
It’s a commonly held belief that college is where you “find yourself,” whether that means realizing a passion for the arts or discovering a hidden talent for mastering equations. Still, many students... Read more
January 16, 2018
We all remember when the floor was lava, when we were schoolteacher to our stuffed animals, when we played detective to solve the mystery before dinnertime. Some of us turned that imagination into... Read more
January 10, 2018
March on West has been a tradition as part of Arizona State University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. events since 1991. It is an interactive educational experience for the hundreds of middle school... Read more
December 20, 2017
Doug Kelley, a professor of communication in Arizona State University's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences , in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, was honored as the... Read more
December 15, 2017
Arizona State University ranks ninth out of 719 universities in the U.S. for research expenditures for institutions of higher education without a medical school, up one spot from last year, in the... Read more
December 11, 2017
Nearly 7,700 students graduated from Arizona State University on Monday and entered a flourishing economy with a good outlook for jobs. But as family and friends filled Wells Fargo Arena, the newly... Read more
December 7, 2017
Arizona State University bid adieu to the fall semester of 2017, kicking off December with 28 graduation ceremonies over 12 days. Undergraduate commencement will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11... Read more
December 5, 2017
Kim Jones, director of the Cybersecurity Education Consortium (CEC) and professor of practice at ASU’s West campus has organized a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Advisory Board. The... Read more
December 1, 2017
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. For her capstone project, Sarina Guerra booked an entire studio in the basement of the University Center Building on... Read more
November 28, 2017
It’s that time of year when college students everywhere prepare to head home for the holidays, where they can catch up with friends and family and breathe a sigh of relief that they made it through... Read more
November 27, 2017
Karen Watanabe-Sailor, associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University's West campus, recently received funding from the U.S. Army Corps of... Read more
November 15, 2017
Trans Awareness Week runs through Nov. 20 and provides an opportunity to celebrate the trans community at Arizona State University and promote awareness of transgender and gender non-binary... Read more
November 14, 2017
For its third consecutive year, Arizona State University has increased the number of students participating in credit-bearing, study abroad programs. This increased ranking is a direct reflection of... Read more
November 8, 2017
Arizona State University’s TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB), a free college-preparatory program aimed at veterans who are either low-income or potential first-generation college students, has been... Read more
November 1, 2017
Arizona State University celebrated its latest state-of-the-art educational facility on Monday at the new home for the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy on the ASU West campus. The building... Read more
November 1, 2017
Catalonia’s official quest for independence from Spain was squashed by the country’s constitutional court Tuesday, temporarily ending the long-simmering separatist movement towards total autonomy.... Read more
October 31, 2017
At a university that prides itself on inclusiveness and diversity, Arizona State University got a surprising wakeup call when it recently met with more than 1,100 Native American students about their... Read more
October 19, 2017
Editor's note: This story contains a frank discussion of death and human remains. It may not be suitable for all readers. As firefighters work on expanding containment of the deadly wildfires in... Read more
October 16, 2017
Actress Mindy Kaling tweeted Monday about how funny it is that how early you can say you saw the Broadway smash “Hamilton” has become a sort of “social currency.” Leslie Odom Jr. can say he saw it... Read more
October 12, 2017
The almost 600 freshman students who started at ASU’s West campus this fall will share in an unconventional experience this month: one of their first college-level discussions will include Broadway... Read more
October 5, 2017
As extreme weather events become more commonplace, regions of the world that get hit the hardest are often left scrambling to put the pieces of their homeland back together. Sian Mooney, associate... Read more
September 29, 2017
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Arizona State University Police Department officers and aides will wear purple Velcro patches, bracelets and lapel pins throughout October to show... Read more
September 20, 2017
Last December, as other teens were looking forward to the holiday season and planning outings with friends and family, Houston-area high school student Brandy Vela was feeling so overwhelmed by... Read more
September 18, 2017
Shows like “CSI,” “The First 48” and “Forensic Files” have captivated audiences, keying into a general fascination with murder, crime and forensics. In the world of make-believe, high-tech... Read more
September 18, 2017
The recent Equifax data breach is just one in a growing list of businesses experiencing cybersecurity failures. So how are they dealing with it? Professor of Practice and Director of ASU’s... Read more
September 13, 2017
A new academic year brings a host of new buildings and significant facilities upgrades to the Arizona State University community. During summer break, ASU Facilities Development and Management... Read more
August 25, 2017
Editor's note: Thirty new ASU freshmen and transfer students who started classes at the university last week took advantage of Bridging Success Early-Start. The six-day residential transition to... Read more
August 21, 2017
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2017 incoming ASU students. Growing up in Yuma, Arizona, Lourdes Barraza sometimes yearned for a bit more excitement than the small... Read more
August 15, 2017
For the fifth year in a row, Arizona State University is enrolling more freshmen from Arizona than the year prior, the fruit of the university’s continued commitment to help educate the state it... Read more
August 12, 2017
More than 14,000 new and returning students moved in to Arizona State University’s residence halls, from the new (the state-of-the-art Tooker House ) to the historical (Manzanita marking 50 years of... Read more
August 10, 2017
Teamwork is essential in the U.S. military, and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center wants new student veterans at Arizona State University to know that there is a diverse team of people here also to help... Read more
August 4, 2017
In 1994, three teenage boys were convicted of the murders of three 8-year-old boys in what would become known as the case of the West Memphis Three. Nearly two decades later, they were released from... Read more
July 21, 2017
The title of doctor, whether medical or academic, carries a certain weight. After all, you don’t become one without a great deal of time, dedication and expertise. ASU Professor Patricia Friedrich... Read more
July 11, 2017
Editor's note: This is part of our weeklong monsoon series; to read the first installation, "Gully washers and boulder rollers: How monsoons shape the desert," click here . On Friday,... Read more
July 5, 2017
It's a summer Monday morning and Brian Johnson is making his usual rounds. The manager of Arizona State University's athletic grounds facilities has already inspected the school's... Read more
June 15, 2017
When Jeff Kassing, an Arizona State University professor of communications, asked students in his course on the cultural significance of soccer to select and profile an historic rivalry, he expected... Read more
June 5, 2017
Spectrum Video and Film , a local video production company in Scottsdale, opened its doors to conduct a workshop with students at Arizona State University's West campus this spring, providing... Read more
May 8, 2017
About 14,000 Sun Devils graduate from Arizona State University this week, turning their tassel and becoming the university's newest alumni. It's time to celebrate all they've... Read more
May 5, 2017
An open mind, good time management and a curiosity about the world — all are key tools in college students' journey toward a degree. But for many, caffeine is a crucial component as well,... Read more
May 3, 2017
Outgoing ASU West campus Dean Marlene Tromp is handing over a strong legacy. Under her guidance, the campus has added an interdisciplinary forensics major, launched a cybersecurity initiative and... Read more
April 29, 2017
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . A few years ago, John Hart found himself at a crossroads. For a long time, he’d been... Read more
April 28, 2017
When you’ve gotten used to waking up to your iPhone buzzing, asking Google every random question that pops into your head and relying on GPS to get around, it can be easy to forget how new it all is... Read more
April 20, 2017
When faced with student concerns of disrupting major maps, offsetting graduation, worrying about taking time away or making a big dent in finances, the Arizona State University Study Abroad Office... Read more
April 20, 2017
For a ninth consecutive year, Arizona State University and the school's facilities management team is piloting an effort to help local students, families and organizations. Starting on Monday,... Read more
April 5, 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona State University partnered with the Valley of the Sun United Way to present Sun Devils UNITE on March 31 through April 9 across four of ASU’s campuses,... Read more
March 14, 2017
Two of the largest graduate schools at Arizona State University jumped significantly in the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, with two business programs ranked among the best in... Read more
March 13, 2017
On behalf of Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, ASU Staff Council hosts annual staff barbecues on four ASU campuses. The barbecues set aside time for staff to get to know each other... Read more
February 20, 2017
Heart Health Awareness Month underscores automated external defibrillator training at Arizona State University. Anyone may use an AED to analyze a heart rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an... Read more
February 15, 2017
Vera Coleman has a strong interest in environmental and social debates. Coleman also loves studying Spanish culture, literature and language. Through her PhD dissertation and the School of... Read more
February 15, 2017
Arizona State University was not at the top of Amanda Minutello’s college list. She had applied to 13 schools and only two of them were outside of the Eastern Time Zone. She lived 3,000 miles away on... Read more
February 14, 2017
Meditating at a waterfall. Bucket baths. Eating ant eggs. For Peace Corps Week at Arizona State University, former volunteers recalled their most memorable experiences abroad in a pair of videos for... Read more
February 12, 2017
Arizona State University's Night of the Open Door — five free open houses over the month of February — continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where the rain held off as visitors... Read more
February 9, 2017
Sometimes during a trial a lawyer will get angry, a witness will speak out of turn or a defendant will have an outburst. The judge will then calmly instruct the jury to disregard what just happened.... Read more
February 6, 2017
This spring, Arizona State University Police Department hosts self-defense classes designed to make everyone feel safer no matter what their gender. View all upcoming classes on ASU Events. Men in... Read more
February 2, 2017
Students in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will provide free tax-preparation services to qualified people at the West campus through April 15. The students are part of... Read more
January 31, 2017
Searching for new ideas and unique experiences with the family in 2017? Does your New Year’s resolution include medieval knights and chain mail, international culture, new-age cars, space exploration... Read more
January 30, 2017
Has the new year put you in a goal-setting mood? “Pick two and focus on them,” that’s the advice that ASU First-Year Success Center associate director Kevin Correa has for students — or anyone —... Read more
January 27, 2017
In a time of heated rhetoric and fraying decorum, Arizona State University is planning to train incoming freshmen in the art of civility. Nearly 11,500 new students will take a three-hour workshop... Read more
January 25, 2017
Statistically speaking, there’s a lot of room for improvement in the representation of American Indians in higher education: Such students make up less than 1 percent of all college students in the U... Read more
January 24, 2017
Following a murder-suicide last year involving two suburban Phoenix high school students, it became apparent that there had been warning signs on social media that went unnoticed. Hoping to make... Read more
January 18, 2017
Hundreds of young people rallied to re-enact Martin Luther King Jr.’s landmark 1963 March on Washington at ASU’s West campus on Wednesday, where they waved signs, cheered for equality and listened to... Read more
January 4, 2017
At the beginning of the new year, many Sun Devils renew their focus on health and wellness. Arizona State University benefits-eligible employees may improve their health at little or no cost this new... Read more
December 6, 2016
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. On the afternoon of Tuesday, Dec. 13, Sandra Vazquez Salas will stand up in front of a crowd of hundreds on Fletcher... Read more
November 30, 2016
Mosques across California received letters threatening genocide against Muslims this week, and although authorities say they didn’t rise to the level of hate crimes, ASU associate professor Patrick... Read more
November 9, 2016
It’s hard to miss evidence of Indian history and culture in metro Phoenix: Valley residents drive down Apache Boulevard, hike past Hohokam petroglyphs on A Mountain and enjoy fry bread at fairs and... Read more
November 8, 2016
Tomorrow the presidential election will be over, and friends, co-workers and family members who have been bitterly divided will need to move forward. But how? One way is to stop talking and listen,... Read more
November 4, 2016
Arizona State University will honor America’s men and women in uniform, past and present, and their families during the annual Salute to Service celebration held across the university's campuses... Read more
November 3, 2016
Three Thunderbird undergraduate students — Bryan Gomez, Leilani Viscaina and Lina Gookooluk — have been awarded the very first Gary C. Anders Memorial Scholarships for their exemplary ambitions,... Read more
October 24, 2016
Companies, like individuals, need to embrace change and diversity in order to innovate — and innovation is the future of business, according to two of Arizona State University’s top business experts... Read more
October 5, 2016
Arizona is home to one of the largest Native American populations in the United States. To help honor the thousands of years of indigenous tradition and culture in our backyard, Arizona State... Read more
September 21, 2016
A group of Arizona State University students are seated in a circle at the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus. They’re conversing in Spanish and passing around a cup, taking turns sipping from a... Read more
September 20, 2016
Fans of 1980s trivia, video games and geek culture rejoiced when it was announced Steven Spielberg would be taking Ernest Cline’s 2011 beloved dystopian novel, “ Ready Player One ,” to the big screen... Read more
September 2, 2016
Arizona State University furthers commitment to translate knowledge into action on sustainability challenges through three new international partnerships: Knowledge Partnership with the World... Read more
August 19, 2016
Two students in ASU T-shirts sit across from each other in an office on the West campus. One is hunkered down, arms crossed over his chest as the other leans in and gently asks for the second time... Read more
August 18, 2016
During the dot-com boom of the late ’90s and early 2000s, data centers began sprouting up by the dozens throughout the Phoenix metro area, with companies attracted to its abundance of open land,... Read more
August 18, 2016
The first day of the 2016-2017 school year got off to a smooth start at Arizona State University. It was easygoing in Tempe, streamlined at West, bucolic at Polytechnic and compartmentalized at the... Read more
August 14, 2016
Moving into a residence hall is a rite of passage for college students. And thanks to an enthusiastic crew of helpers, it's also a low-stress event for students and their families at Arizona... Read more
August 10, 2016
Every year, new students arrive at Arizona State University's campuses excited to start a new chapter in life. Some will even blaze new paths in innovation and research, but it all starts at... Read more
August 5, 2016
ASU professor Stanlie James has taught about diversity and inclusion for many years, from Arizona to Senegal and Uganda. Now she will step beyond teaching. She will help make it happen. Mark Searle,... Read more
July 28, 2016
While other teenagers were playing the latest smartphone game, a group of high schoolers came to Arizona State University earlier this month to create business plans. The students were in the... Read more
July 7, 2016
School is out for the summer, but 26 high-achieving eighth-graders are spending this week dissecting plants, using a microscope and learning about physics and chemistry. They were among 500 Barrett... Read more
July 7, 2016
Curly Hopkins, Texas Pickles Franklin and Fat Bad Boy King sit contemplating their next verse in a classroom on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. In reality, these students have fairly normal... Read more
July 7, 2016
The academic pace slows a bit in the summertime at Arizona State University, but the energy level stays high as thousands of young people come to campus for camp. Middle schoolers sleep in the... Read more
July 7, 2016
On a hot summer morning on Arizona State University’s West campus, Darra Browning was all smiles. Like many educators at ASU, she is excited and passionate about her field of expertise, and she was... Read more
July 6, 2016
Sun Devils have more chances to capture landfill-bound waste as the blue bag recycling program extends to the ASU Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic and West campuses the week of July 4. The blue bags... Read more
July 5, 2016
"The DNA is a match." When you hear that phrase on modern-day detective shows, you know the jig is up; the bad guy has been caught. In a fictional TV world where crimes are solved in 30... Read more
June 6, 2016
In the past 10 years, Latino undergraduate enrollment at ASU has almost doubled. University student outreach efforts have played a key part in educating parents, first-generation students and... Read more
May 26, 2016
Arizona State University students collected more than 105,000 pounds of reusable or recyclable items during the spring 2016 Ditch the Dumpster move-out event. Each year, students in ASU residence... Read more
May 26, 2016
The dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU’s West campus has been named the Arizona Women in Higher Education Woman of the Year for 2016. Marlene Tromp (above right),... Read more
May 17, 2016
School’s almost out, kids — be sure to thank your teachers as you head off to summer. They really need to hear it, according to a new survey by a professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at... Read more
May 13, 2016
“I too am not a bit tamed — I too am untranslatable; I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.” — Walt Whitman , from “Leaves of Grass” Need an enriching, arts-based summer activity for... Read more
May 6, 2016
From the start of freshman year, ASU Now photographers Charlie Leight and Deanna Dent documented the lives of Barrett students Eric Arellano, Hannah Kiesling and Kaitlyn DiLorenzo, as well as ASU... Read more
May 4, 2016
Strolls along the Seine, coffee breaks in Trafalgar Square, selfies atop the Great Wall — for many students, these are the things that come to mind at the mention of “study abroad.” But for students... Read more
May 2, 2016
Not only is Arizona State University the first institution in higher education to create a School of Sustainability that educates students, but also extends sustainability education to all of its... Read more
May 2, 2016
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Michael Montpetit draws strength from what others may see as a challenge. Montpetit self-... Read more
May 2, 2016
Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here . Sarah Malik had always been a good student, but the Chicago native said it wasn’t always... Read more
May 2, 2016
Bandak Lul came to Arizona in 2006 as an Ethiopian refugee. He was 15 years old. He was lucky enough to be accompanied by his older sister, but the rest of his siblings, his mother and his father all... Read more
April 28, 2016
Pritika Shahani isn’t even in med school yet and she already has four years of cancer-drug research under her belt. Sophisticated concepts and formidable verbiage spilled out of her like water off a... Read more
April 25, 2016
How does Arizona State University prepare for finals week? With food and puppies, of course. Here’s a list of all the ways the most innovative university in the country helps prepare its students for... Read more
April 18, 2016
In a small classroom at the end of a long hallway, groups of three to four students are huddled together behind the soft glow of at least a dozen Apple icons, working against looming deadlines to put... Read more
April 17, 2016
Arizona State University recorded the lowest rates in violent crimes over the past two years among its peer institutions, according to data submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. Among the... Read more
April 15, 2016
Arizona State University students can collect items to “Ditch the Dumpster” beginning on Earth Day, April 22, to help local organizations and families in need. ASU residence hall students donate and... Read more
April 14, 2016
The Sun Devil Campus Stores will be hosting a one-day sale exclusively for ASU employees on April 29.
April 7, 2016
The Office of the President and the Office of Human Resources invite all ASU full- and part-time faculty and staff to attend one of the upcoming 2016 Employee Recognition Celebrations. These... Read more
April 4, 2016
Looking for a fun way for your child to spend their summer? Look no further than the Sun Devil Kids' Camp. Sun Devil Kids' Camp is a fun-filled, action-packed sports and activity summer... Read more
March 23, 2016
Scott Blamer wants to be a doctor and is eager to develop the critical-thinking skills he’ll need for that demanding profession. So Blamer, a senior at Camelback High School in Phoenix, took Advanced... Read more
March 22, 2016
It may be hard to believe, but already the better half of a century has passed since World War II broke out. Despite the distance time has graced us from its atrocities, their effects are still felt... Read more
March 7, 2016
It's a job that's been glamourized through many television crime shows, but that doesn't make "real" forensics work any less interesting. Last week, students from different... Read more
February 25, 2016
It’s one of those nightmare situations you hope you never find yourself in: sitting on death row for a crime you didn’t commit. In 1977 that nightmare became a reality for Randall Dale Adams, thanks... Read more
February 24, 2016
Advertising is a multibillion-dollar business for one reason: It works. Ever since people have been buying things, there have been people telling them why they should. And these salespeople have... Read more
February 23, 2016
"Year One: Life at ASU" is a periodic photo series following five freshmen navigating their first year at ASU. This installment checks in on Kaitlyn DiLorenzo, a freshman at the West campus... Read more
February 18, 2016
Wind spatters Fletcher Library’s three-story picture window with rain, but inside hardly anyone notices. The crowd grows inside the library — the first building to be completed on Arizona State... Read more
February 16, 2016
What does going deaf sound like? Many people don’t think about hearing loss until it has progressed far enough to become a burden. But there are steps you can take to preserve your hearing throughout... Read more
February 15, 2016
There are scores of campus tours available at Arizona State University throughout the year, but once a year there's a super-size event that gives prospective students an inside look at what... Read more
February 8, 2016
You’re watching a political debate on TV and notice one of the candidates beginning to fidget. The time comes for him to speak and he keeps his eyes trained on the lectern instead of looking directly... Read more
February 7, 2016
The West campus kicked off a month of open-house events at Arizona State University's campuses during Night of the Open Door on Feb. 6. From fitness to food, there was fun for the whole family.... Read more
February 4, 2016
Dragons and crime scenes and spiders, oh my! Those are just a few of the sights attendees of Arizona State University's Night of the Open Door will be treated to Saturday, Feb. 6, when ASU'... Read more
January 29, 2016
Imagine never forgetting where you put your keys again. Or being able to weigh the odds at a blackjack table in seconds. Having those kind of abilities sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie... Read more
January 27, 2016
The five freshmen who agreed to be part of our Year One: Life at ASU photo series are halfway through their first two semesters at the university. With experience as their guide, the freshmen reflect... Read more
January 26, 2016
What do golf balls and the staff of your local pharmacy have in common? They can both benefit from data analysis. In the case of golf balls, analyzing data related to product dimensions can result in... Read more
January 22, 2016
Dr. Tess Neal with Arizona State University’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences won the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence in Psychology and Law, co-sponsored by the American... Read more
January 22, 2016
A few years ago, students in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College took a three-credit course on how to use technology in the classroom. “There’s something kind of ironic about having a course called... Read more
January 21, 2016
Editor's note: This is part of a series highlighting new faculty members at Arizona State University. Find a complete listing of new 2015-2016 faculty here . A year ago, Arizona was the first... Read more
January 20, 2016
Students from across the Valley came together on Jan. 20 to participate in the March on West campus in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This was the 25th anniverary of the event, which... Read more
January 19, 2016
Ever wonder what is happening in the labs and classrooms of the No. 1 innovative university in the country? ASU’s Night of the Open Door festival is your chance to discover the fascinating research... Read more
January 14, 2016
Monday marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a time to reflect on the struggles for equality and freedom in America. It's also a day to recall our various connections to the holiday's namesake... Read more
January 11, 2016
Every couple has a “how we met” story. Sometimes it takes place at a party, sometimes it’s online, sometimes it’s at school. Anthony and Catyana Falsetti met at a morgue in Broward County, Florida. “... Read more
January 5, 2016
“Please turn off all mobile devices.” Is that even possible now? In two generations, phones have gone from something that hung on the kitchen wall and didn’t get answered if you weren’t home to the... Read more
January 1, 2016
College students tend to focus more on learning and expanding their minds than staying healthy: lab instead of lunch. Faculty and employees often worry about their job and their mission more than... Read more
December 14, 2015
Chilly, overcast weather greeted this year's December graduates — but the clouds didn't put a damper on the happy smiles and tears as several thousand students celebrated achieving their... Read more
December 11, 2015
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are part of our December 2015 commencement coverage. It might be hard to believe, but there is such a thing as too much of... Read more
December 11, 2015
That first semester can fly by for freshmen. The same sensation is felt here with "Year One: Life at ASU," our periodic photo series following five freshmen through their first year at ASU... Read more
November 25, 2015
Arizona State University freshman Kaitlyn DiLorenzo has found her rhythm. The Prescott native who is majoring in mathematics on the West campus says the freshmen experience hasn't been too... Read more
November 23, 2015
Nearly 100,000 people have been launched into the business world from Arizona State University. It's an impressive number, and only after six decades of work. The W. P. Carey School of Business... Read more
November 16, 2015
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2015, click here . A bottle of Turnbull's scotch whisky sits next to an... Read more
November 9, 2015
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2015, click here . In 1941, men came to a dusty plot of land in Glendale to learn... Read more
November 6, 2015
Editor's note: Read more about the Homecoming 2015 lineup here . The Homecoming festivities get off to a running start Sunday at the ASU West campus with the Sparky’s Challenge 5K/10K. The 5K (... Read more
November 4, 2015
They’re a small group but they have a big voice. The Barrett Indigenous Culture Association is one of the newest groups to represent diversity at Arizona State University. Formed last spring by... Read more
November 3, 2015
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and Sun Devils everywhere know what that means — it’s Homecoming time. Arizona State University Homecoming 2015: Forever Bold, Maroon and... Read more
November 3, 2015
His shift ended a while ago, but Victor Seca-Diaz is still hanging around the Sun Devil Fitness Complex on Arizona State University’s West campus. For Seca-Diaz, it’s no big deal to be there when he’... Read more
November 3, 2015
The debate over high-stakes testing for students was highlighted last month when President Barack Obama said that schools should have fewer, but better quality exams. In Arizona, starting this year,... Read more