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2021

June

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Cynthia Lietz, a President’s Professor of social work who has served as vice dean since 2016, has

All her life Lauren Leander has been told she needs to speak up and participate more.

Anthony Pacheco knew since the third grade that he wanted to be a lawyer. He enjoyed debating and he loved fighting to help others.

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

Regents Professor Flavio Marsiglia’s “outstanding contributions to advancing the field of prevention science” throughout a long and distinguished

May

More than 220 students will receive bachelor’s degrees this month from

Jeff McClelland was a dedicated and accomplished executive at the time of his death in 2006.

President Joe Biden’s proposed American Families Plan would spend $1.8 t

A new program at Arizona State University will carry the name of a legendary Arizona figure and ASU’s first Alumni Association president with the goal of mentoring tomorrow’s leaders by connecting

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.

Military spouses often face situations and challenges that most civilians don’t — deployments, long periods of separation and adhering to codes that sometimes can stifle human emotion.

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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 con

To honor its Class of 2021, the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University staged a truly unique college graduation.

Pollen is widely known both as an incredibly important aspect of creating our ecosystems and as an annoyance to those who suffer from allergies.

When ASU’s Public Service Academy debuted in 2015, it was one of a kind.

Arizona State University student veterans were able to celebrate their graduation in a special way this year — from the comfort of their cars.

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April

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This year, the Sedona Forum — the signature annual event of the McCain Institute for International Leadership — goes both virtual and public, inviting the community to hear from U.S.

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Two men. A restored brook. A historic site. Thousands of fish.

And one big Sun Devil surprise.

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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 h

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Sian Proctor is preparing to launch into space this fall, which makes complete sense.

Thirty years ago, clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay drew attention to similarities between the trauma experienced by Greek warriors, as documented in the epic poem “The Iliad,” and Vietnam vetera

Elizabeth Lightfoot will become the next director of the Arizona State University School of Social Work on July 1,

March

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.

Posting on Facebook doesn’t really accomplish much in the way of change. Lobbying politicians is a long haul. And laws change slowly.

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 l

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 admin

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 mentorshi

Members of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) elected Arizona State University criminal justice and sociology Professor Anthony Pegue

Arizona State University’s commitment to the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves is embedded in its charter.

February

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,

There is a pandemic. State and federal authorities clash over the timing, policies and efforts to check its spread. Hot spots arise in cities and states with lesser restrictions.

Researchers at Arizona State University's Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, along with colleagues at Arizona’s two other state universities and Mayo C

Legacy Corps, a national organization based at Arizona State University that provides caregiver support services for veterans and military families, has welcomed Phoenix-based

Now that long-awaited vaccines have appeared, questions are arriving with them.

Book authorship among tenured faculty members is a regular byproduct of their research and scholarship.

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.

Arizona State University alumna Tatum James has a busy year ahead of her, from an internship in Washington, D.C., to a teaching assistantship in No

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January

A graduate student at Arizona State University has teamed up with airmen from Luke Air Force Base to develop a 3D augmented reality system that could revolutionize the way U.S.

An endowment from the family of Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions Dean Jonathan Koppell honors the memory

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 addre

Eleven Arizona State University online undergraduate and graduate degree programs ranked among the top three in their categories in the country by U.S. News & World Report. 

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 a

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.

2020

December

A student team from Arizona State University has won the million-dollar XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge to redesign the face masks used to prev

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A Maricopa County COVID-19 case investigative team consisting of Arizona State University students, assisted by faculty and staff from the ASU School of

Arizona State University is conducting coronavirus testing for a vulnerable population — those who work with people experiencing homelessness — with help from a $45,000 grant from t

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A virtual celebration for fall 2020 graduates of Arizona State University’s School of Community Resources and Development and alumni earned its special-event management student organizers a top uni

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In January 2019, Arizona State University and the National World War II Museum launched a new online master’s degree in World War II studies, creati

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November

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Now is the time when snowbirds flock to the Southwest – and Arizona is a major hot spot for those looking for a warm winter getaway from the harsh weather up north and in the Midwest.

The lack of affordable housing in Arizona is inextricably tied to education and employment, and effective solutions must address the whole picture, according to several experts who spoke Monday at

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Dakota Hohenwalter is an Arizona State University College of Health Solutions graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in exercise and wellness.

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Sarah Dolens-Moon, who recently graduated from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, completed her MFA with a project that focused on drama engagement with m

When it comes to solving global development problems in communities, not all voices are heard.

When Arizona State University’s Public Service Academy (PSA) debuted in 2015, its intention was to educate the next generation of public servants.

The wilderness therapy program Huts for Vets allows veterans to commune with nature in the Colorado Rockies and experience a perspective sh

ASU’s 2020 Salute to Service kicked off on Nov.

Christopher Rearley spent his life beating the odds. He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 6 and was permanently using a wheelchair by 11.

Although she’s just 15 years old, Arizona native Carly Cairns chose to spend her first few months after graduating high school studying ancient Greek and Latin at Arizona State University.

Chris West spent two decades building what would become a national real estate servicing business, Green River Capital, based out of Salt Lake City. 

International recording artists the Gin Blossoms paid tribute to Arizona State University’s military members, veteran population and all others who serve

October

Mark Salter met the late Sen. John McCain by accident.

Salute to Service at Arizona State University will move forward this year with virtual events planned from Nov.

Domestic violence was already considered an epidemic long before COVID-19 impacted the world, but the pandemic has caused

Cyrus Commissariat and Alexis Sammon have been active in educating and motivating fellow Arizona State University students to register to vote.

For the past two years, the Center for Child Well-Being at Arizona State University has intensively examined the impact of incarceration on families th

September

Twenty-nine years ago, Karen Gallagher could have been mistaken for any other wide-eyed kid on the Highline Community College campus in Des Moines, Washington, stumbling her way through the first w

For the past decade, Arizona State University has developed a reputation for its strong commitment to military members, veterans and their dependent population. 

We sit down with Professor Edward Maguire of ASU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, a nationally known expert on police

In May, John Oliveira graduated with a master’s degree in global security from Arizona State University's School of Politics and Glob

When people are incarcerated, their families also suffer, surrounded by shame and stigma. Especially little kids.

Arizona State University has a very strong commitment to indigenous communities, in particular the Native American tribes in Arizona.

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Arizona State University vice president for cultural affairs and ASU Dr.

A fire is sweeping through a small town putting people’s homes and lives at risk.

Arizona State University's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies partnered with the

August

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to make a stronghold in Arizona, Arizona State University employees began fighting back — by answering urgent calls for help and, often, by taking on completely new r

While bars, gyms, dine-in restaurants and other buildings have been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, water left sitting in pipes could change in quality.

The third year of graduate school in a doctoral program usually includes some coursework and a lot of data collection. For HyeJung Park it included all that — and a deployment with the Army.

Thousands of surgical masks donated to Arizona State University are helping keep people from spreading the novel coronavirus, thanks to a generous gift by Hainan University (HNU) in China.

ASURE is looking for students’ innovative solutions for the Arizona National Guard to increase brand awareness and recruit top talent.

Scrambling jets. Sweepings for mines. Clearing airfields. Designing hangars for multibillion-dollar planes. Developing a peer mentor program to improve mental health.

It’s been a turbulent 2020, with a pandemic, continuing social unrest and an economic recession. How to make sense of it all?

The ongoing protests over racism in the United States have fueled conversations about the role of policing, including demands for officers to focus on “de-escalating” situations before they become

July

ASURE has been awarded a contract that could total as much as $42.4 million over the next five years to advance unmanned and robotic technologies and weapons sys

An Arizona State University associate professor of criminology and criminal justice will use a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant to assess risks of COVID-19 infection among incarcerated pe

Ryan Gleason was 10 years old when he solidified his love for maps. 

Arizona State University has been ranked in the top 10 “Best Buy” public schools in the 2021 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, the only Arizona school to make the li

In partnership with Arizona State University’s Threatcasting Lab, the Army Cyber Institute created a new graphic novel, “Invisible Force,” as a “science fiction prototype,” which is a fiction

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

Chris Hill, ’86 B.S., chair of the ASU Alumni Association Board of Directors and National Alumni Council, began his position during a unique time in history.

June

Does your neighborhood have a guaranteed water supply?

Is ocean desalination the future of drinking water?

After graduating with the 2015 cohort, McCain Institute for International Leadership Next Generation Leader (NGL) Mohammed Al Tarawneh returned to his home country of Jordan with goals to promote d

As the death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise, Americans in search of information are getting mixed messages from both the medical and political communities.

Survivor Link, a team of Arizona State University educators, students, faculty members and community volunteers who work to pr

As Americans warily begin to reengage during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are having to weigh the risks and benefits of returning their kids to team competition.

Protective face masks are key to Arizona State University and other schools and organizations reopening because their use significantly decreases coronavirus spread.

Now through June 28, volunteers throughout the metro Phoenix region will be putting on masks and picking up trash as part of a nationwide

When COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic, volunteers with Phoenix Allies for Community Health immediately leapt into action.

Technology is an enabler. Applying it in the public interest means there is a use value for the common good.

May

The premature death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer caught on video May 25 raises questions as to how a call to investigate a person suspected of forgery can end up in

Spectator sports are among the many aspects of normal life formerly taken for granted, but missing, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Want to know what a future with robots and artificial intelligence looks like? 

The COVID-19 pandemic is having tough economic impacts on Arizonans, with fewer work hours as well as job losses and furloughs, according to a new poll by Arizona State University.

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On April 15, Air Force students crossed a digital threshold by logging in to a new, custom Squadron Officer School portal made possible by an innovative collaboration.

To make the grade and get the degree, every college student has some hills to climb that aren’t detailed in a syllabus.

Scott Goldner is a second-year JD student in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

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Azmat Khan, an ASU Future of War Fellow with New America, has been named a winner of a prestigious

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating huge disruption for many Arizona nonprofit organizations, which are seeing increased demand for services but plummeting revenue.

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An Arizona State University team is working to keep the state’s front-line nonprofit agencies connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arizona State University's Pat Tillman Veterans Center has found its next leader.

America’s criminal justice system was already in the process of reforming, but the COVID-19 pandemic could make further progress uncertain, especially if crime jumps when the shutdown ends, accordi

The logistical challenges of teaching a class inside a state prison are complicated enough during a typical semester, let alone one that includes a pandemic.

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Arizona State University’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is offering to pay the application fees for first responders and esse

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced every kind of institution to quickly change course, but for the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, the piv

April

The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the critical need for the United States to develop a strong system for young people to engage in public service — much like the

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Social distancing is flattening the curve of coronavirus in Arizona, according to a team of Arizona State University experts, but they expect the disease to spread if restrictions are lifted.

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President Donald Trump has masterfully used the rhetoric of the "deep state" to divide Congress and the public and to deflect attention away from himself, according to David Rohde, a two-time Pulit

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The extraordinary COVID-19 pandemic will be studied for decades and will likely lead to changes in law enforcement, according to experts who spoke at an Arizona State University panel discussion on

Throughout the more than half century since he received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, Geoffrey Gonsher dedicated his lif

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The Arizona State University character-driven leadership program based in Washington, D.C., has found a new chieftain.

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Service to others is an important part of any society — a need made even more crucial in a time of national and global crisis.

March

A $2 million donation in emergency grants from the Virginia G.

What started out as an extracurricular activity has turned into the grease that keeps a community's wheels moving smoothly.

A shock felt across the state, responses to the current spread of the novel coronavirus have changed ev

Parents need strong social support because poor parenting not only damages children, but also leads to negative consequences for the larger community, according to a panel of experts who spoke at a

Arizona State University has a long-standing commitment to the military community and its veterans, long after they have finished active duty, and once they are ready to pursue a degree and a new c

Arizona State University’s graduate schools continue to hold high positions in the latest U.S. News and World Report annual rankings.

This spring, two ASU students were chosen to receive training about how to advocate for college access to national leaders.

Arizona State University has much to celebrate in our nation’s capital, especially since opening the Barbara Barrett and Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Cente

President Donald Trump has three strikes against him when it comes to dealing with foreign and national security issues, according to one of America’s preeminent national security experts.

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.

February

Making Waves, a team of Luke Air Force Base airmen and Arizona State University engineering researchers, has tied for first place in an annual Ai

Breanna Gonzalez was 11 years old when she decided to one day join the Peace Corps.

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 recreati

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 accountabil

Leah Terry is an Arizona native who has always enjoyed her history classes.

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.

January

More than 3,100 people in Arizona died from firearms from 2015 to 2017 and 71% of those deaths were suicides, according to a

Arizona State University students keep trying new ways to live up to the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions’ slogan #BeTheSolution.

With six major active-duty military installations, the most innovative university in the nation and branches of companies like Boeing, Raytheon and General Dynamics calling the state home, Arizona

Gen. James N. Mattis has been named the 2020 John J. Rhodes Chair in Public Policy and American Institutions at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.

This tournament has it all: the biggest names in golf during the day and the biggest names in entertainment at night.

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.

Apache Junction, Arizona — a city of approximately 42,000 residents on the eastern outskirts of the metro Phoenix area — has a complicated relationship with its 125 mobile home and RV parks.

The United States’ strike against Iran’s most feared military strategist last week killed someone responsible f

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.

2019

December

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 soci

He was a community college student when a trip with his grandfather to an air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 2007 sealed his fate. Chase Johnson saw that sleek U.S.

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Steve Borden, director of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, is leaving Arizona State Univers

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 ente

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Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego talked about her job — that it’s very rewarding but involves dealing with criticism — and encouraged students to sign up

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November

People who live in rural Arizona share many of the same concerns as their urban counterparts, but they also face unique challenges and wish for a bigger share of support from the state, according t

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Jerry Gustafson is a self-proclaimed football nut.

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

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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 learne

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 an

Learning they’re eligible for a college tuition waiver would usually be enough to send any 18-year-old to the moon and back.

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Whether it’s in the military or the community, public service comes in many forms. During an event on Nov.

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

Todd Canterbury not only followed in his father’s footsteps, he practically mirrored them.

In his 34 years, Arizona State University student veteran Roman Rozell has survived his parents' divorce, addiction, six combat concussions and being struck by lightning.

Climate change and national security are two topics most people don’t connect.

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Michael Sheppard is a former Navy special operations combat medic and current PhD student in engineering education systems and design in the Ira A.

Hemingway. Salinger. Whitman. All legendary writers who once served in the military. 

Salute to Service Week is a great opportunity to give to veteran causes through ASU.

Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will compete for the fourth annual flag football tournament title to honor America’s service members as part of Arizona State University’s

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.

October

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.

James Cromley, a third-year student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, has won the John S. Jenkins Award for Excellence in Military Legal Studies.

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 mi

Thousands of scientists are hard at work across the country, but their innovations don’t always make it out of their labs.

As temperatures start to cool off, the bright lights of the Ferris wheel illuminate the Phoenix sky and customers line up to taste the year’s hottest culinary trend (the hot Cheetos pickle), it can

For the second time in three years, a doctoral candidate from Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs has been named an Emerging Scholar of the

For the fifth consecutive year, Arizona State University has been ranked as a top producer of educators by Teach For America,

One in four suicides in Arizona are related to violence involving an intimate partner, according to a new report from Arizona State University’s Center for Vi

September

During her senior year of high school, with an appointment to West Point, Katie Richardson thought her plans were set. However, a severe concussion that year quickly changed those plans.

The My Lai Massacre was one of the most shameful and atrocious chapters of the Vietnam War.

Blades of rescue in the chaos of war, the flying model of a Huey helicopter in Broadway’s “

Two years ago, Yiamar Rivera-Matos was at home with her family in Jayuya, a rural mountain town of about 12,000 people in the center of Puerto Rico, when Hurricane Maria hit.

Nicole Darnall, associate dean and professor of management and public policy in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, has been named a National Ac

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.

First-year student Ashley Stills is on a mission to serve mothers and their newborns in local and international communities.

August

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Arizona State University vice president for cultural affairs and ASU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. committee chair, is soliciting nominations for the 2020 ASU Dr.

Since the military became an all-volunteer force in 1973, there has been an increasing gap between civi

For four years in a row, the Military Times group has ranked Arizona State University as one of its “Best for Vets” coll

Matt Cavanaugh, a new professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies and an affiliated faculty member with the

July

Even as they are separated from their communities, the men who are incarcerated at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence are finding a way to give back, with help from Arizona State Universi

After traveling to 24 different countries on missions ranging from delivering medical supplies in West Africa during the Ebola epidemic to deploying a THAAD Missile System in South Korea, one might

The 2019 Next Generation Leader cohort at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University has graduated from its 10-month intensive leadership training program.

Arizona State University announced today that it has been selected by the U.S.

Standing for hours within crowds of people in hot, sunny and humid conditions is a recipe for heat-related illness — but that’s what spectators at the Tokyo Summer Olympics marathons may be dealing

An Arizona State University professor’s new research has discovered that teenagers’ positive perceptions of law enforcement have decreased dramatically in the past few years, even as their confiden

When President Donald Trump made an impromptu trip to North Korea last week to shake Kim Jong-un’s hand, he made history.

June

It’s March 20, 1911. Former President Theodore Roosevelt is in town for the dedication of a dam 60 miles northeast of the Salt River Valley.

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s …

OK, maybe we don’t know what it is.

Firearms are the second leading cause of death behind vehicle crashes for young people in the U.S., and gun deaths among people age 19 and younger have skyrocketed 44% since 2013, according to the

At a swearing-in ceremony early in May, Arizona State University alumna Arlene Chin became the newest member of the Tempe City Council and the first Asian American woman to hold the position

It’s June 6, 1944.

May

Brandon Vickers served his country for five years while he was a welder in the Navy.

One of the surest signs that spring has sprung is the abundance of fresh blooms sprouting from greenery everywhere.

Smiles on every face. Congratulations passed around left and right. Speakers saying they don’t want to speak for too long. Just another scene of another graduation in May.

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University has announced its 2019 alumni awards, which this year included three categories.

Joseph Conant has planned on joining the U.S. Navy since he was a child.

Fake news. Weaponized narratives. Agitprop.

It’s all chatter, until someone puts down the keyboard, picks up a gun and walks into a house of worship.

How do you fight that?

In 2010, Tomas Robles found himself in Phoenix with an accounting job he didn’t love and what felt like a troubling political tide he was powerless to impact.

Students in the Carnegie-Knight News21 investigative reporting project at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State Un

Anniversaries are ways to mark milestones and reflect on the years and accomplishments that occur between them.

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April

Crime is down in Arizona but more people are in prison, and confronting that issue will require a broad range of changes plus a lot of courage, according to a group discussion on criminal justice r

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The fire that burned down her apartment could have been the coup de grâce for Imani Stephens, but it didn't stop her from pursuing a college degree.

Arizona State University representatives from across campuses attended a symposium April 17–18 in Phoenix to gain insight into the veteran space, network with local and military veteran community l

In the Sun Devil Football Student-Athlete Facility, you'll find an Alumni in the NFL wall with an American flag collage that immediately grabs your attention.

Climate change is an ever-present and ever-pressing issue that has the attention of national and world leaders. On Nov. 23, 2018, the United States federal climate report was released.

It’s a typically gorgeous spring morning in Phoenix. Families paint color on a drab brick wall as others visit nearby booths and food trucks.

College students, professionals and high school students came together to learn, network and tackle community problems at the third annual SPARK conference in March.

During February and March, the Valley of the Sun YMCA in partnership with Arizona State University's Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions hosted its inaugural Youth and Gov

Finding the “right” job can be tough for anyone, but for military veterans transitioning to civilian life, it can be daunting as they part ways from a highly structured, team-centric environment wi

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 1777. At the end of a daylong battle, George Washington’s right flank has completely collapsed. British troops are closing in. 

March

When Arizona State University alumna Elaissia Sears was sworn in as a justice of the peace for the West Mesa Justice Court this January, she marked milestones for herself and Arizona.

Eleven cities, along a 2,400-mile stretch of the southern United States, united by Interstate 10 and water.

Too much of it, too little of it, and sometimes both.

Displaced and powerless, refugees and incarcerated people both struggle with the concept of hope, according to two social work experts who have researched the resilience of these populations.

A woman who overcame poverty and discrimination to reach prominence in the U.S. Army challenged students at Arizona State University to help their own communities.

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University is moving forward with a project to help revitalize a growing community of 230,000 residents in Phoenix.

African-American law enforcement officers must balance two identities simultaneously during these complicated times, and each identity serves the other, according to a panel discussion at Arizona S

Tyler Rockwood is finishing up his 4+1 master’s degree in biochemistry and medicinal chemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University.

Floods, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes.

A new Arizona State University study has found that boys whose parents were less involved and communicative with them during childhood were significantly more likely to carry a gun during their tee

February

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a golf event like no other, known for its record-breaking crowds and raucous revelry.

Disasters stop normal life dead in its tracks. Schools, stores and businesses shut down and wait it out.

Ellie Perez, an alumna of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, was born in Veracruz, Mexico.

For Sister Donna Moses, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, a certificate, an associate degree, two bachelor’s degrees, a master’s de

The fun kept rolling Saturday with the second of Arizona State University's Open Door events, where members of the community were invited to check out the exciting work being done by the scho

A new partnership between the Office of Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and the U.S.

January

In his human development theory, the late psychoanalyst Erik Erikson called the seventh of eight life stages the generativity phase, a term he coined to describe the drive to impact society a

2018

December

Arizona State University graduate student Anthony Lawrence recently got a taste of what his future life could be like when he strapped into the back seat of an F-16D Fighting Falcon at Luke Air For

The lifeblood of any nonprofit organization is its volunteers — those people who gladly donate their time for a cause that stirs their passion.

We all know the scene in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where Indiana Jones narrowly escapes a giant rolling boulder, and at one point or another, many of us could see ourselves going on adventures just

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Aim high, set lofty goals and work hard to reach them is the advice Marine veteran and Arizona State University PhD student Nicholas Sisco would like to pass on to others, especially military veter

With only seven months left in the U.S.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

November

Gregory Melikian feels strongly that communication is a key component for U.S relations overseas.

A return to civilian life after military service can sometimes take some

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 ed

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.

For veterans, their time in the military is often a significant part of their lives, and nobody is going to understand that service more than another veteran.

Military personnel are often thought of as strong, adaptable and resilient men and women who make great sacrifices to protect our country.

Arizona State University has a secret weapon: Distinguished military leaders who have served at the highest levels at home and abroad advise President Michael M.

For most of the last decade, Arizona State University has been designated a top military-friendly school. It's a great place for veterans to earn a degree, and the metrics prove it.

If they weren’t so humble, active-duty Army Capts.

Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will compete for the third annual flag football tournament title to honor America’s service members as part of Arizona State University’s annual Salute

October

For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona State University has been named a “Best for Vets” school by the Military Times Group, publisher of the top-read news publications by U.S.

Arizona State University student Carla Castillo likes to do her research before making big decisions, and that included determining what her major would be.

When Paul LePore traveled to Virginia in April to participate in the Department of Defense’s oldest and most prestigious public outreach program, he walked away truly inspired by what he saw.

It was just a small detail: a logo on a shirt. 

Connecting patients, caregivers and family members with resources and research is the goal behind an annual public conference hosted by the Arizona Al

August

Arizona State University is searching for challenge-seeking military veteran students to sign up by Sept.

As the big envelopes started filling up Morgan Sansone’s mailbox, her decision about where to go to college was getting seemingly harder: University of California, San Diego; University of Californ

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center organizes welcome events for student veterans prior to the start of every semester, but on Friday in Tempe for the first time the center held an event geared toward

July

The latest group of veterans who've completed Arizona State University’s TRIO Veterans Upward Bound were celebrated with a banquet July 12 at the Student Pavilion on the Tempe campus.

The world can be a scary place.

June

Two Arizona State University graduate student veterans who are passionate about making a positive impact in society have been named Tillman Scholars for the Class of 2018, the Pat Tillman Foundatio

May

Three Sun Devils, who are also alumni of the Arizona State University TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program, recently received scholarship

Memorial Day was once a day of solemn bereavement for fallen members of the United States military, but over the years, it has gotten lost in backyard barbecues, road trips and weekend radio countd

Arizona State University is known as a university in many places — Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and Lake Havasu.

Arizona State University doesn't do things small (except for maybe our nanotechnology research).

Can a fast food job, the Navy and Wikipedia lead to your ideal career?

That’s what led Arizona State University graduate Christopher Cameron to his actuarial sciences degree.

A new collaboration between Arizona State University’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the Public Service Academy will now move forward after receiving a $100,000 grant from Women & Philanthrop

April

We are often quick to thank military personnel for their service, but do we really offer the necessary support for them and their families?

Through a community collaboration with Adaptive Training Foundation, Arizona State University launched Devils Adapt, an initiative that aims to

Pat's Run, the annual fundraising event to support the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program, drew 30,000 runners an

Arizona State University has been designated a Military Friendly School for the ninth consecutive year, university officials confirmed Wednesday.

Most people go to college to broaden their horizons. U.S. Air Force veteran Christopher Ames went back to Arizona State University with a laser focus to solve one particular problem.

March

As part of its ongoing effort to expand opportunities for military personnel, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is launching a new online degree program specificall

February

“Thank you for your service” is a wonderful sentiment, and it can be a nice thing for civilians to say to active military personnel and veterans.

2017

December

Brad Allenby has collaborated on various endeavors to comprehend the broad societal impacts of our use of powerful new technologies as military weaponry.

The holidays are upon us, and for many that means family gatherings, scrumptious meals, shopping extravaganzas and gift exchanges. The same does not hold true for some members of the military.

After 10 years, three changes of major and two children, Ashley Pitman graduated from college this week — the first in her family to earn a degree.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is offering a new scholarship program specifically for veterans of the U.S. military.

Update: Since this story was originally published, Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal have won two journalism awards for their story, "The Uncounted": the 2018

In celebration of Veterans Day, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University honored and appreciated veterans and active members of the mi

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

November

Changing the “sustainability DNA” of their organizations was the mandate given to over 150 military personnel, Department of the Army civilians and contractors during an inaugural training conferen

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

Last year the Center on the Future of War announced Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood as an ASU Future of War Senior Fellow at New America, who

Jill Sullivan, associate professor in the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, has conducted extensive research on women in military bands.

Heading off to college is often the next logical step for many servicemen and women exiting the military.

Brett Hunt sits in his seventh-story office on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus, interviewing millennials a good portion of his days.

Howard Draper held his hand up to the wall of 134 names, next to his uncle’s name, which he shares.

John Goodman, a three-sport star at Encina High School in Sacramento, California, received full-ride offers from every Pac-10 school — but all it took was one meeting with Frank Kush to seal

A quarter-century ago, Sean McCafferty was at loose ends and didn’t know what to do with his life.

When inspiration didn’t strike, he turned to the Army.

October

This year’s Salute to Service celebration at Arizona State University will honor the more than 3 million Americans who served during the Vietnam War with a mix of public events scheduled across ASU

Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will gear up for the second annual flag football tournament to honor America’s service members for their courage and sacrifice as part of Arizona State Unive

September

Military veterans are disciplined, task-focused, team-oriented and get the job done.

These are the same traits required in the information technology field.

August

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2017 incoming ASU students.

Teamwork is essential in the U.S.

July

The skin sings: Iraq. Afghanistan. Korea. Japan. Indonesia. Germany. Hungary. And the good ol’ USA.

June

The ASU Alumni Association recently was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in its annual Circle of Excellence awards competition.

May

Editor's note: This is the third in three-part series that came from the search through history for the first Sun Devil war heroes.

Editor's note: This is the second in three-part series that came from the search through history for the first Sun Devil war heroes.

Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series that came from a search through history for Sun Devil war heroes.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

An event to honor military veterans that started with just 10 participants in the university club in 2011 has grown to the point that it will be held for the first time in Grady Ga

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

April

To honor the sacrifices made by veterans, active duty military and their families, ASU Gammage hosted its annual Heroes Night event April 18, during which hundreds of military guests were tre

Nearly 30,000 members of the community took part in the 2017 Pat's Run — the annual race honoring the legacy of Sun Devil and soldier Pat Tillman — in Tempe on Saturday, including a special group o

When Pat’s Run starts in Tempe on Saturday, a group of Arizona State University student veterans and staff will not only turn to the legacy of Pat Tillman for motivation, but also to something pers

March

Arizona State University and Starbucks are expanding their innovative tuition-reimbursement partnership in an initiative that offers the chance of a college education to 15,000 Starbucks empl

The term “microgrid” may not conjure excitement in the average person, but for organizations or people that stand to lose money, life, limb or living standards due to power outages, it does.

Since its inception, ASU’s Center on the Future of War has led discussions on the emerging role of drones and autonomous weapons, the civilian impact of the conflict in Syria, and the significance

January

Of the 1,269 enlisted airmen in the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, the college edu

Arizona State University junior Christopher Cadeau wants to help change the narrative that veterans are either homeless or heroes, and he has created a radio show dedicated solely to telling more d

2016

December

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is a part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

In response to census reports that showed America would need a massive influx of farmers and ranchers in the coming years, filmmaker Dulanie Ellis created a documentary that calls for military vete

An Arizona State University academic and service program is leveraging a Hollywood movie about recent war veterans to start a dialogue on military service, combat and coming home.

November

Following a contentious presidential election that has left many wondering how to heal a divided nation, an Arizona State University leader has hit upon a potential solution: service.

For the eighth consecutive year the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and Arizona State University earned the designation of Military Friendly School from Victory Media —publisher of G.I.

Downtown students with ASU Changemaker are hoping to put a smile on the faces of veterans during ASU's Salute to Service week.

For all the determination and toughness one can acquire in years of military duty, those traits don’t always translate effectively into a return to civilian life.

The famous British explorer Sir Richard Burton — soldier, poet, linguist, botanist, ethnologist and discoverer of the source of the Nile — once wrote to a friend about his motivations while on an e

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

“They’re selling postcards of the hanging, they’re painting the passports brown / The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, the circus is in town.”

Arizona State University is a place for learning, and one of the newest students is less than 2 years old.

After 25 years of service in the U.S. Marines, Cliff Vellucci retired in 2007 and began his transition to civilian life.

Two Arizona State University students are living their athletic dreams after deferring them while they served their country.

A new program at ASU has leveraged its unique position to create connections and opportunities for military-minded people to use their experiences to help each other develop.

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 campu

Update: The Salute to Service flag-football tournament featured fierce competition with the ASU’s Air Force ROTC taking home the coveted Dean’s Cup, which was presented by asso

Three Thunderbird undergraduate students — Bryan Gomez, Leilani Viscaina and Lina Gookooluk — have been awarded the very first Gary C.

Veterans of the U.S. military will share personal stories of service and life after the military in "The Veterans Project," which will be presented at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix on Nov. 9.

Arizona State University has forged a reputation as one of the nation’s most military-friendly schools thanks to programs aimed primarily at veterans who have left the service.

September

Military veteran students at Arizona State University are preserving irreplaceable archaeological records for future generations thanks to an innovative initiative by the school’s Center

Luke Skywalker had Yoda. Harry Potter had Dumbledore.

Guides and mentors sometimes appear in unlikely places, willing to share wisdom and experience.

August

Motherhood can be stressful, and for those connected to the military the pressure can be even greater.

Traveling to Washington, D.C., gave A.J.

This September marks 15 years since the events of 9/11. Has the passage of time changed how we remember the attacks and what they mean to us personally and as a nation?

A former administrator has left ASU to expand a project to give anonymous thank-you notes to military veterans.

Official programs are necessary and helpful, but Pat Tillman Veterans Center organizers say students with military experience often learn the most from others who’ve served.

June

An Army veteran studying for a doctorate at Arizona State University has won a highly competitive scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation to enable her research into military members who’ve suf

May

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be daunting to many veterans — especially if they don’t have a strong support system to guide them through it. 

Editor’s note:  This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note:  This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

April

With the strength of nearly half a million fulltime soldiers, the U.S.

Land grabs by Russia. Escalating Chinese military dominance in Asia. Superpowers fighting in outer space. The launch of World War III.

The world’s militaries are close enough to wielding weapons that decide on their own whether to kill — called Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems — that the United Nations this week gathered a select

She was once a student greatly invested in Arizona State University life and now, years later, she is back to help military veterans get the most of their college experience. 

March

More violent attacks are nearly inevitable in Europe because terrorists in the post-9/11 era strike with almost no planning, which makes counterterrorism very difficult, according to an internation

The Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation board of directors has awarded Robert E.

WASHINGTON — Former Air Force Maj. Gen. Margaret H. Woodward, an Arizona State University alumna, led the initial air campaign when the United States intervened in Libya in 2011.

ASU Gammage is hosting a night out for military couples with Operation Date Night.

February

Kristopher Maham’s life as a college student is anything but traditional.

Many historians consider the 1970s the “golden age of terrorism.”

Too much George Patton and not enough Steve Jobs.

January

The evening began with a bold assertion:

“ISIS’ defeat in Iraq is all but certain, probably within the next 12 months.”

2015

December

For five years, the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Arizona State University has been turning midshipmen into successful leaders, earning a reputation for producing the highest qu

November

Coinciding with Arizona State University’s annual Salute to Service honoring military, veterans and their families, the university is on a mission to make a big impact for our veterans.

In community college, Graciela Alvarez wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.

After separating from the military, Henry White became a helicopter pilot — but he knew that wasn’t what he wanted to do.

Mark Richards had always dreamed of being in the military, but because he was already in a career, he figured he was too old to start.

For years John Carlson and Scott Ruston worked just steps from each other, but their paths never crossed.

The Military Times Media Group announced today that Arizona State University has been selected as one of its “Best for Vets” colleges for 2016.

Extensive international travel is a given for many members of the armed forces.

Arizona State University announced today that for a seventh consecutive year it has been designated as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

Veterans can face a number of challenges when they return home from the battlefield.

Michelle Thomas is a history major who wants to bring an understanding of peace to the world.

October

They went through Arizona State together as student cadets and separated in the wild blue yonder as airmen, but this week a special group of alumni reunited in Tempe after years of seeing each othe

Arizona State University kicked off its Salute to Service campaign during the ASU-Oregon football game in patriotic style.

Six Arizona State University energy-related research projects that will engage veterans or active-duty military are getting support from the Navy in the form of $1.5 million in seed grants over two

Editor's note: Professors Nancy Cooke and Tom Sugar will be recognized for their work on military matters at Thursday's football game against Oregon, as part of ASU's

It’s no simple thing to transition back to civilian life from the military.

Editor's note: This feature is part of a series profiling different slices of ASU's diverse population.