August 02, 2015

ASU News Coverage

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.

Channel 12 News: Last week Arizona State University announced that it is helping to launch the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies, a $127 million investment from the United States building partnerships in higher education and research.

New York Times: A Foundation professor in the ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is the lead author of a new report analyzing police stops in Missouri.

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.