May 23, 2015

ASU News Coverage

Eastern Arizona Courier: ASU graduate Marisa Borjon's determination to not let health challenges derail her education was the focus of a recent profile in the Eastern Arizona Courier.

Arizona Republic: The Arizona Republic reported on a new tool from Arizona State University that uses an online quiz to help students choose a career path.

Discover magazine: 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.

The University Record, University of Michigan: Navigating the thorny issue of how academics could better inform public debate brought much accord from four university presidents assembled at the Rackham Amphitheater for a Michigan Meeting discussion May 13.

The Conversation: In an effort to better understand the role humanity plays in the future preservation of nature, School of Life Sciences professors Ben Minteer and Stephen Pyne brought distinguished environmental w

Aeon: The era of human evolution is inseparable from the evolution of fire, according to ASU School of Life Sciences Regents' Professor Stephen Pyne.

Forbes: ASU researchers are hoping to work with NASA to find out if Saturn's tiny moon Europa supports life.

Huffington Post: Excavations of a tunnel beneath Teotihuacan's Feathered Serpent Pyramid have revealed liquid mercury. ASU research professor George Cowgill commented on the find for the Huffington Post.

Horizonte on Eight, Arizona PBS: Laurie Mook, ASU assistant professor, and Lindsay Romasanta, assistant director for the ASU First-Year Success Center, were interviewed on the PBS Channel 8 program Horizonte about ASU's First Generation Pathway to Success (1GPS) program.

Arizona Republic : The ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety is leading a study of how body-worn cameras are perceived by citizens and police officers in Tempe and Spokane, Washington.

The Daily Beast: The Daily Beast has published a review of "The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860," (Yale University Press, 2015) by ASU associate professor of history Calvin Schermerhorn.

PBS News Hour: An ASU engineer is formulating new kinds of concrete that could be made without the harmful greenhouse gases emitted in the production of conventional concrete.

The Atlantic: The May 2015 issue of The Atlantic features an article titled "The Upwardly Mobile Barista" in which it tells the story of several Starbucks employees who are benefiting from the new educational model.

Energy Digital: An April 20 article from Energy Digital featured the top 10 campuses in the nation for solar energy production, with Arizona State University coming in at No. 1.

Fast Company: An ASU engineering professor is developing technology that shows promise for helping to reduce the troublesome buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Times Higher Education: Imagine getting the chance to work with chief executives on real-world projects in your career field, before you even have a degree. That's what students at ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business are doing, thanks to the school's New Venture Group.

KJZZ: An executive order for water use reductions issued by California Gov. Jerry Brown has many Arizonans questioning our own water future.

KJZZ Here and Now: KJZZ's Mark Brodie interviewed ASU professor Darlene Cavalier about citizen science and the unique contributions and perspectives that citizens bring to research.

The Washington Post: The Washington Post has reported on a study, led by ASU researchers, where geneticists have discovered a "bottleneck," or decrease in genetic diversity in the male lineage about 4,000 to 8,000 years ago.

The Guardian: In an article appearing in The Guardian, ASU School of Life Sciences assistant professor Benjamin Hurlbut and two colleagues are calling for additional actions pertaining to the possible implementation of genetic engineering.

Slate Future Tense: 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, an English and philosophy senior at Arizona State University in an article for Slate.

Arizona Republic: Arizona has never seen a governor quite like its first and longest serving - George W.P. Hunt. He is considered to be one the state's most successful politicians ever.

New York Times: By studying subtle changes in President Ronald Reagan's speech patterns while he was in office, ASU's Visar Berisha and Julie Liss have linked these changes to the onset of dementia, years before doctors diagnosed his Alzheimer's disease in 1994.

Future Tense: Archaeologist and ASU scientific software engineer Stephen Savage recently penned an article for Slate's Future Tense regarding the destruction of important archaeological sites by terrorist group ISIS.

Entrepreneur magazine: A little over $1,000 in personal savings and a wacky idea is all Arizona State University alum Greg Rudolph needed to launch his venture Board Blazers.

KJZZ: In an interview with KJZZ's Steve Goldstein, Herberger Institute's Dean Steven J. Tepper discusses the state of the Valley art scene.

CityLab, an online publication of The Atlantic: In recent research, ASU professor Deirdre Pfeiffer took a new look at "slumburbia," which posits that as families of color have moved from inner cities to the suburbs, the subprime mortgage crisis and global recession stalled or even pushed backward these families' progress toward social and economic mobility.

PBS NewsHour: In two recent interviews, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni said ASU and the university's honors college offer quality, affordability, access and diversity for university students.

The Virginian-Pilot: Associate professor of history Calvin Schermerhorn has written an op-ed for “The Virginian-Pilot" about the intertwined history of slavery and sugar.