July 01, 2015

Business, Culture & Affairs


ASU conference aims to help youth achieve economic success

For many young people, the American Dream seems increasingly out of reach. The Southwest Pathways Conference at ASU will bring together national and regional experts to explore solutions to this massive challenge.


'Dear Himalayas': ASU alum pens love poem to Nepal

ASU alum Samyak Shertok will launch a "Healing Through Poetry" project in Nepal this summer to help those affected by the recent earthquakes.


Experts discuss need for cross-border collaborations in higher education, research

University presidents, faculty, international leaders and experts convened at ASU to discuss the role that higher education and research institutions play in advancing quality of life, sustainability and economic development in the Arizona-Sonora region.


News coverage | Social Science:  Google Earth solves and creates problems for archaeologists

Open-access imagery is changing the face of archaeology, and that may not be a good thing. The May issue of Discover magazine takes a look at this phenomenon and enlists the expertise of an ASU archaeologist to help size up the problem.


ASU helps biomedical company's employees learn Chinese

A local health technology company is partnering with two Arizona State University Chinese-based programs to teach its employees the language and culture.


ASU professors prepare national tool kit for police use of body-worn cameras

Two Arizona State University criminology and criminal justice professors are the primary authors of a new online tool kit for police departments nationwide to implement the use of body-worn video cameras.


ASU students create innovative solutions for childhood obesity challenge

Using the very tools that often keep children indoors, an ASU student team created a fantasy-sports gaming website and app with perks earned by exercise – one of three winning teams in a university-wide competition aimed at tackling obesity in children.


ASU grad creates new system for interactive media design

As the only student graduating from ASU's interdisciplinary digital media and performance program this year, Matthew Ragan has explored uncharted territory at the intersection of live performance and interactive design.


ASU grad's career in planning off to a running start

As she receives her master's degree in urban and environmental planning this semester, Stephanie Watney has not only been a top graduate student but has made professional-level contributions to several planning initiatives.


From baseball to policy: The journey of leading public administration scholar Barry Bozeman

Barry Bozeman was the first in his family to go to college. Today, he is one of the nation's leading scholars in public administration in the School of Public Affairs, part of ASU's College of Public Service and Community Solutions.