April 20, 2014

ASU News Coverage

AAAS: Regents' Professor Jane Maienschein was recently featured in an article from the American Association for the Advancement of Science about her journey through life and the research she conducts as director of Arizona State University's Center for Biology and Society.

To the Best of Our Knowledge: ASU's Ed Finn was featured on the public radio program To the Best of Our Knowledge, in an episode titled "Imagining Possible Worlds," about science fiction and visions of the future.

New York Times: A recent New York Times article singled out Arizona State University for the work of student journalists at its Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Horizonte: By about 2050, blacks and Latinos will make up half of the U.S. population. ASU's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy is coordinating dialogue to help forge community alliances.

Arizona Republic: ASU historian and lecturer Michael Rubinoff reflected on the late Senator Barry Goldwater's contributions to Arizona and national politics, on the 50th anniversary of Goldwater's presidential campaign.

The Science Show. Australian Broadcasting Corporation: ASU professor Steve Corman points to a pattern of traditional narratives in extremist communication.

CBS 5 News: An Arizona State University student who rescued a 15-year-old boy pinned beneath a car in a horrific accident is credited with saving the teenager's life, according to a recent story on CBS 5 News in Phoenix.

National Public Radio: In the midst of tax season, a National Public Radio series is looking at women and wealth.

College Planning & Management : ASU's solar installation accomplishments are showcased in the March 2014 College Planning & Management magazine's "Trends in Green" feature.

Bloomberg Businessweek: A new sports business degree offered at Arizona State University is growing in popularity.

Arizona Republic: Linda Vaughan, director of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at ASU is talking about fiber in the new “HealthFull” project in the Arizona Republic.

Cronkite News: ASU's Mari Koerner recently testified before a congressional committee about the importance of teacher preparation in the nation's education colleges.

Horizonte: ASU's Neal Lester discusses "easily the most inflammatory, shocking and historic word in the English language."

Slate magazine: Advocate journalists who provide coverage of current affairs with a clearly-stated worldview are an overlooked and essential element of the digital media landscape, argues Dan Gillmor, a professor of practice at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Arizona Republic: In the last three years, the Boeing Company has paid for supplies and partial tuition for teachers who have taken ASU classes that help them teach chemistry and physics in a hands-on way.

Time Magazine: In a Time magazine article, ASU journalism professor Joseph Russomanno explains Westboro Baptist Church's complicated relationship with the First Amendment.

Media Bistro: Students of ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism are helping to comprise a new American Public Media Public Insight Network, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Knight Foundation.

Slate magazine: What do engineering and theatre have in common? They share a focus on performance – the performance of materials, technologies, processes and systems, argues Lance Gharavi, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Film, Dance and Theatre, in a Future Tense article for Slate magazine.

Men's Journal: Despite what some may think, exercising at night will not disrupt your sleep.

Slate magazine: Young women from historically marginalized populations are frequently excluded from STEM opportunities because of low expectations by teachers and family members, argues Kimberly Scott, associate professor at ASU.

Slate magazine: The Digital Tabernacle was one of the featured performances at ASU’s Emerge: The Carnival of the Future, which took place in Downtown Phoenix March 7.

Slate magazine: What’s the best way to make music with drones? According to David Rothenberg, a visiting artist for ASU's Emerge 2014: The Carnival of the Future, let them give voice to their own secrets and struggles.

NPR : Micheline Maynard, visiting professor of business journalism at ASU, appeared as a guest panelist on NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show" to discuss the state of the U.S. auto industry.

azcentral: Arizona State University has been selected to host the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University, "as a result of growing national and global recognition of ASU's commitment to transformational change.”

American Association for the Advancement of Science : Anthropological geneticist Anne Stone spends much of her time trying to decipher the origins and evolutionary paths of some of the world’s oldest diseases.

Channel 5 Phoenix: ASU students at Barrett, the Honors College participated in the Beautiful Soles project, decorating and donating hundreds of pairs of shoes for needy students at Children First Academy in Tempe.

Nature : Denis Simon, vice provost of the Office of International Strategic Initiatives, comments on Chinese incentives to lure back expatriates and bring senior scientists to China with generous incentives.

azcentral.com: Alexandra Ncube, who graduated from ASU in 2012 with a degree in theater, will star in the popular Broadway production, "The Book of Mormon."

National Association of Science Writers: Following a natural disaster, vulnerability to food shortage appears to depend more on a group's ability to migrate and form positive relationships with other groups than on resource factors.

Slate magazine: In a Future Tense article for Slate, ASU Visionary in Residence Bruce Sterling muses about borders, open-source hardware, cultural dislocation and his interactive installation piece, “My Future Frontier/Mi Futura Frontera.”