October 04, 2015

ASU News Coverage

Today show: ASU President Michael Crow appeared on several national morning news shows Wednesday to talk about the newly announced gift from him and his wife, Sybil Francis: a $1.2 million commitment to fund the directorship of the ASU Public Service Academy.

Nature: For cities trying to shrink their carbon footprint, researchers at Arizona State University and a number of other institutions say one solution is to look at the emissions of individual buildings and communities, rather than cities as a whole.

The Stranger: Arizona State University evolutionary anthropologist Katie Hinde provides some insight into some of breast milk's more mysterious aspects, such as how it changes daily to meet infant requirements.

New York Times: Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, shared with the New York Times her wish to have NASA explore objects in the asteroid belt, such as the body known as Psyche.

Forbes.com: Arizona State University alumnus Chris Myers recently wrote about ASU’s commitment to "transforming the Southwest into a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship," in a contributing piece in Forbes.

Ideastream, WCPN (Cleveland NPR): ASU criminology and criminal justice professors Alyssa Chamberlain and Danielle Wallace wanted to find out how the release of large numbers of parolees in a concentrated area affected their chances of returning to prison.

On Point with Tom Ashbrook: Mari Koerner, dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, discussed the national shortage of teachers on NPR's "On Point with Tom Ashbrook."

Medium: ASU President Michael Crow and Jose Ferreira, founder and CEO of Knewton, an adaptive-learning company, spoke about the need for an educational revolution and the importance of math at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival.

The New York Times: Frank Bruni of the New York Times wrote glowingly of Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. He lauded the program in a column Aug. 8 about honors colleges and programs within public universities.

Phoenix Magazine: The Westward Ho and ASU's renovation of the former grand hotel's first-floor space is the subject of a story in the August 2015 issue of Phoenix Magazine.

Future Tense: According to planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton, director of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, with some detective work it can tell us quite a bit; like how the explosion affected the ozone layer and created acid rain.

Matter: Digital magazine Matter publishes a collection essays exploring issues like a world without oil and human response to climate change as a way to examine how storytelling and art can help confront the challenges of climate change.

Slate: In an article for Slate magazine's "Future Tense" section, ASU professor Stephen Pyne discusses how a century of fighting wildfires with different methods have come together to create a new approach.

Smithsonian Magazine: According to a Smithsonian Magazine feature titled "Human Sex Chromosomes Are Sloppy DNA Swappers," ASU assistant professor Melissa Wilson Sayres has discovered that the X and Y chromosome are not very neat when pairing and sharing DNA.

The Guardian: A rare display of the original fossil skeleton of the human ancestor "Lucy" was presented for President Obama's visit to Ethiopia.

Huffington Post: ASU historian Brooks Simpson was quoted in a Huffington Post story about how history has judged Ulysses Grant over the 130 years since his death.

Slate / Future Tense: In the wake of the United States Office of Personnel Management data breach, ASU's Jamie Winterton argues that government agencies have a responsibility to protect the personal information of people with security clearance.

Business Insider: Arizona State University, along with schools such as Stanford, the University of California at Berkeley and UCLA, was named to Business Insider's list of the top 20 schools with the highest rate of placement in Silicon Valley jobs

The Economist: Arizona State University is a sponsoring a series of events with The Economist magazine titled "Re-inventing Higher Education," in which ASU President Michael M. Crow was a participant.

Inside Climate News: In the opening weeks of this summer thousands of people across the globe succumbed to heat-related deaths, and more loss is imminent.

Artforum: This summer, ASU Art Museum is presenting a new commissioned work by Mexico City-based artist Yoshua Okón, in an exhibition titled "Oracle." In a recent conversation with Artforum, Okón describes his time in the desert.

Phoenix Business Journal: Chandler-based Local Motors on Tuesday announced its research partnership with Arizona State University and two other universities, with the goal of changing the automotive industry forever.

Washington Post: Jonathan Koppell, the dean of Arizona State University's College of Public Service and Community Solutions, recently spoke with the Washington Post about the university’s new Public Service Academy launching this fall.

Arizona Republic: Arizona State University Alumni Association President Christine K. Wilkinson has been honored with inclusion in the 2015 edition of Republic Media Who's Who in Business.

Slate magazine: Driverless cars may have unforeseen negative effects for the cash flow of local governments, argues Kevin Desouza, associate dean for research and professor at the College of Public Service and Community Solutions, in an article on Slate’s Future Tense blog.

Zócalo Public Square: Arizona State University assistant professor Christopher Jones has written a piece for Zócalo Public Square in which he looks at the history of oil pipelines in the United States.

KJZZ: In response to an announcement about Arizona State University's partnership with the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, ASU's Nadya Bliss spoke with KJZZ about what this new agreement means. 

Fox 10 Phoenix : Charles Katz, the director of the ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, appeared on Fox 10's morning show to discuss the increased use of body-worn video cameras by police departments.

BackStory with the American History Guys: ASU assistant professor Chris Jones, the author of "Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America," joins the crew of NPR's BackStory with the American History Guys as they explore the history of pipelines and American infrastructure.

Science: Many of us know that disaster befell Native Americans after their initial contact with Europeans. But it might surprise some to know that it is still occurring with indigenous societies around the globe.