March 01, 2015

ASU News Coverage

LiveScience: Large urban centers tend to be laid out similarly, and according to a recent study, they also tend to follow the same patterns of growth – and have since ancient times.

Horizon: In a TV interview, ASU engineering researchers describe how developments in robotics technologies are raising hopes of improving restoration of human physical functions.

Wall Street Journal: Medical students in some of the most respected schools in the country are learning under a new model that emphasizes cost-effective, patient-centered care.

Slate: Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination, interviews world-renowned author Margaret Atwood about climate change, science, art and storytelling.

New York Times: Devoney Looser and her colleague discovered two previously unpublished letters that shed light on the life of novelist Jane Austen.

Science magazine: Environmental research led by an ASU engineer has revealed that there are significant amounts of precious metals in an unlikely place.

The New York Times: As low-water-use plants and desert landscaping have grown more popular with desert dwellers, knowledge of how to care for xeriscapes has not kept pace, says ASU professor Chris Martin.

The Chosun Ilbo (“Korea Daily”): Arizona State University Associate Vice Provost at Graduate Education Ajay Vinze spoke with South Korea's leading newspaper about Sejong University's academic partnership with the W. P. Carey School of Business on a recent visit to its Graduate School of Business.

The Arizona Republic: Two ASU engineering graduates and a current engineering graduate student have helped develop technology for an entrepreneurial endeavor to help cure jaundice in infants.

The New York Times: ASU Regents' Professor of Art Mark Klett discusses his new show, up now at New York's Pace/MacGill Gallery, with John Guida of The New York Times.

Engineering News Record Southwest: An ASU professor has received a career achievement award from one of the top construction industry publications.

LiveScience: The first historic study of risk of death linked to the survival of skull fracture was recently conducted by an international research team.

NPR: ASU associate professor Chris Herbst has spent much of the last decade examining what works and what doesn't when it comes to subsidized day care and other welfare programs designed to help people in need.

Science: While insects and crustaceans have long been considered by scientists to be separate branches of the arthropod "family tree," ASU School of Life Sciences researcher and professor Jon Harrison reports that new findings show they actually belong together.

Symmetry: Applying his expertise in physics to an engineering endeavor, Arizona State University professor Klaus Lackner is developing technology to help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Education Week: Four ASU faculty members are named in this year’s “Rick Hess Straight Up” Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, which honor 200 university-based education scholars for their extensive contributions to public debates about education.

Scientific American: For more than 50 years, authorities in China have tried to eliminate a mouse-like creature called the "pika" due to a belief that the animal damages grasslands.

Deseret News National: Dec. 10 marked fifty years since Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Arizona State University's Keith Miller points to the Nobel remarks as key to understanding King’s overall philosophy of nonviolence.

Nurse Leader: Jennifer Mensik, instructor in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University, is featured as a “Leader to Watch” in the November/December issue of Nurse Leader.

The Wall Street Journal: Arizona State University's Furnace Accelerator program was featured in the the Dec. 18 issue of The Wall Street Journal, which highlights innovative national efforts to make university tech transfer more relevant.

Vail Daily: An art degree isn't a dead end. ASU Herberger Institute Dean Steven J. Tepper discusses how artists find work and fulfillment in a nontraditional field.

New York Times: Criminology professors Michael White and Charles Katz were interviewed by several major news organizations for their expertise on the use of police uniform-mounted video cameras.

NEXT CITY: Arizona State University associate professor Kevin Gurney presented information on how cities can help mitigate urban greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations Climate Conference in the Peruvian capital of Lima.

Climate Central: In a recent Climate Central article, senior sustainability scholar Daniel Bodansky of Arizona State University provides insight into a major international climate change conference, now under way in Lima, Peru.

KJZZ: Arizona State University archaeologist Arleyn Simon recently gave KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez a tour of the rock art at South Mountain and discussed the state's wealth of petroglyphs, which are often right under hikers' noses.

Slate, Future Tense: In an article published in Slate magazine’s Future Tense, Arizona State University’s Ben Minteer writes that de-extinction is not a conservation strategy and does not reflect a sound conservation ethic.

U.S. Department of Education: Education Secretary Arne Duncan cited Arizona State University as a school that is "raising the bar" on teacher education, as he unveiled a plan nov. 25 aimed at strengthening teacher training and better preparing teachers for the classroom.

Zócalo Public Square: Mari Koerner, dean of Teachers College, emphasized the importance of great teachers connecting with children, having strong leadership and knowing how to teach at a recent Zocalo Public Square event in Los Angeles.

Arizona Horizon: Social scientist and policy scholar Steven J. Tepper talks about his new role as dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and about his vision for the institute.

New York Times: In an op-ed published in the New York Times, ASU professor Rolf Halden addressed a critical societal issue affecting our soils, water and food – the active ingredients of antimicrobial products such as soaps and toothpaste.