March 31, 2015

ASU News Coverage

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.

Phoenix Business Journal: Five graduate students in the W. P. Carey School of Business' new Master of Science in Business Analytics program beat out Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago and Pepperdine University for first place in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition.

TIME: Two ASU researcher detailed a Phoenix high school's participatory budgeting experiment – the first of its kind in the U.S. – in an article that was featured in TIME.

Washington Post: In reference to a reported record-setting snowstorm that struck Capracotta, Italy, March 5, ASU professor Randall Cerveny said snowfall measurements are very difficult to verify, and that for this reason the World Meteorological Organization does not currently track snowfall data.

The Economist: According to a recent article in The Economist, MOOCs (massive open online courses) "have enabled universities to beam lectures to wide audiences for a tiny marginal cost."

Slate: Arizona State University engineering and ethics professor Brad Allenby says the ever-faster pace at which new and powerful technologies arise presents us with difficult choices.

CBS News: An Arizona State University aerospace and mechanical engineer is developing a promising new method to keep ice off aircraft, thanks to a toxin-secreting amphibian.

Slate: The best adaptive technologies are designed by, not for, people with disabilities, says ASU's Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan.

USA Today: ASU architecture students from The Design School helped to construct a selection of tiny spaces currently on view in an exhibition featuring 12 structures under 600 square feet at the Schemer Art Center in Phoenix.

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.