April 27, 2015

ASU News Coverage

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.

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.