News

2016

April

As the academic year comes to a close, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognizes exceptional faculty members who have gone above and beyond to educate the next generation of scholars.

On Tuesday, May 10, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest-achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at t

The horror that was the Holocaust exists now in our collective consciousness as one of the darkest periods in human history.

March

You’ve come a long way, ASU.

The March 22 attacks in Brussels served as yet another grisly reminder that we live in a world where the threat of terrorist attacks has become something of a new normal.

It may be hard to believe, but already the better half of a century has passed since World War II broke out.

The Navajo language is dying, and Manuelito Wheeler wants to change that.

February

Students in China are eager to learn about American culture, and Arizona State University is part of a project designed to meet that need.

2015

December

Discovering the rich tapestry of history can open our eyes to the connections between past and present, and how people and circumstances have shaped and continue to influence todays’ complex world.

Hands go up in a crowded ASU lecture hall when a social justice course instructor asks who has ever experienced prejudice.

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are p

November

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

Driven by a burning desire to succeed in a competitive workforce, four remarkable alumni from Arizona State University have gone above and beyond in their professional careers to create positive ch

An eminent scientist and engineer with transdisciplinary expertise in sustainability, an award-winning musician, and a distinguished history professor of the American West and tribal communities ha

October

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

September

Pope Francis’ speech to Congress on Thursday, the first by a pontiff, made history and invited a different perspective in an institution packed with entrenched viewpoints.

August

For most people, the thought of spending your summers in war-torn areas of conflict isn’t too appealing. But for Yasmin Saikia it’s more than an attraction, it’s her job.

May

ASU professor Rebecca Tsosie has been appointed vice provost for inclusion and community engagement.

To hear Sai Tummala tell it, basketball helped him in his STEM classes.

April

ASU student Will Novak has a plan to beautify the 181 miles of canals that run through Phoenix.

Questions like whether a body left in space can be used as compost, and whether it’s legal to let a corpse drift into the great beyond are posed by Daniel Oberhaus, a senior in Barrett, the Honors

March

Associate professor of history Calvin Schermerhorn has written an op-ed for Virginia’s largest circulating newspaper, “The Virginian-Pilot.” His piece is about the

Four College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students will represent Arizona State University March 20 at a national debate tournament.

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Most, if not all, of the major challenges of our time require us to consider a time far beyond the present.

February

Cultural historian Eric Lott kicks off the Provost's Distinguished Lecture Series on Feb. 11.

January

Editor's note: Jannelle Warren-Findley died in Phoenix on Feb. 4, at age 69, after the publication of this article.

In September 1962, the National Farm Workers Association convened its first convention in Fresno, California, initiating a multiracial movement that would result in the creation of United Farm Work

A panel of researchers from Arizona State University’s Frankenstein Bicentennial Project will deliver public lectures as part of “

The Arizona-Mexico border serves as a national and international spotlight for discussions about border issues and illegal immigration.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will visit Arizona State University's Tempe campus to give opening remarks before a public lecture by Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan.

Arizona State University's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies has hired Jonathan Barth as an assistant professor of history of capitalism and political economy.

2014

December

Research for books in the humanities is hard, complicated and lengthy.

November

What do pacemakers, prosthetic limbs, Iron Man and flu vaccines all have in common?

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies announces the start of a new master’s degree program in American studies beginning in fall 201

October

A postcard for “A Night in India,” an Indian-American banquet that was held in Phoenix in 1951, showed the cost to attend was only $1.50.

American power around the world is facing new challenges, and our government is often paralyzed by gridlock. How did we get here, and how do we fix it?

Professor Leah Sarat was interviewed on KAET’s "Horizonte" about the relationship between religion and migration in Mexico and the United States, which she explores in depth in her book “Fire in th

September

Students in the School of International Letters and Cultures and the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall through a host of lectu

August

A team of researchers led by professor Paul Hirt of Arizona State University's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies has won a planning