April 27, 2015

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04/24/15

ASU students turn research into action to help vets with PTSD

ASU professor James Shraiky's students, working with non-profit Wings for Warriors, interviewed veterans with PTSD to better understand their health-care experience. What they discovered shifted their focus from research to a call to action.

04/24/15

Majority of state's brightest Flinn Scholars choose ASU

The Flinn Scholarship, valued at $115,000, aims to keep Arizona's best and brightest students in their home state. Of this year's 21 recipients, 15 will be attending ASU in the fall – and 14 of those are enrolled in Barrett, the Honors College.

04/24/15

Study of primate social behavior brings ASU anthropologist major honor

For Arizona State University anthropologist Joan Silk, baboons – specifically, female baboons – offer significant clues to understanding the form and function of social bonds.

04/24/15

ASU journalism students develop light-rail app for Apple Watch

ASU Cronkite School students recently completed On Time PHX, a free mobile app designed for the Apple Watch and iPhone that delivers real-time information, maps and alerts for Phoenix Valley Metro light-rail commuters.

04/24/15

ASU engineering student awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Impressive achievements in the classroom, in the laboratory and in community service helped an ASU engineering student win one of the nation’s top scholarships.

04/24/15

Tau Ceti: The next Earth? Probably not

The list of potential life-supporting planets just got a little shorter.

04/24/15

Changemaker Challenge winners reach out to those expressing thoughts of suicide on social media

ARKHumanity – which came about at a hackathon co-sponsored by ASU – developed technology that scans Twitter for suicide or self-harm threats and connects the author with immediate support. It won $10,000 seed money through the ASU Changemaker Challenge.

04/23/15

Work to help former foster kids garners ASU junior a prestigious Truman scholarship

ASU junior Frank Smith is one of 58 students nationwide to be awarded the elite Truman Scholarship. He was honored for his efforts urging the Arizona government to create a college tuition waiver for former foster children – kids like Smith himself.

04/23/15

Honor, tradition inspire participants in Pat's Run

When the 11th annual Pat's Run rolls around April 25, people from all walks of life will come together to honor and celebrate Pat Tillman’s legacy. Here's a look at a few of them.

04/23/15

ASU's New American University library will preserve past while looking forward

ASU's library system will see a total transformation in the upcoming years, where buildings will become "showrooms" and librarians will be enthusiastic collaborators.

04/23/15

Key blood pressure drug seen in startling new detail

A new Arizona State University research study has revealed the fine details of how an experimental drug works to regulate blood pressure, paving the way to the development of better drugs.

04/23/15

New director aspires to make ASU an even better place for international students

A former international student himself, Holly Singh was recently named director of the International Students and Scholars Center at ASU.

04/23/15

ASU engineer works to transform ordinary metals into smart materials

A National Science Foundation CAREER Award will help an ASU mechanical engineer expand his work on developing "shape-memory" metal alloys.

04/22/15

Grant to help ASU place more high-quality teachers in rural community

The Gila Valley iTeachAZ site, a collaboration between ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Eastern Arizona College, has recently been awarded $450,000 in grant funding to help widen access to high-quality teacher-preparation programs.

04/22/15

ASU, edX reimagine first year of college

ASU and edX have created a transformative approach to learning that offers an innovative, flexible admissions process and credit for open online courses, providing students significant savings.

04/22/15

ASU student looks at the individual impact of social media

In a social climate where individuals clamor to text, tweet, blog, post, like, favorite and share any and every little detail about their personal lives, does the feedback ultimately shape who they are as an individual? It is a question that ASU student Megan Lindsay has been examining through her dissertation work.

04/22/15

ASU anthropologist explores warfare as a form of cooperation

While many view warfare as a breakdown between societies, Arizona State University anthropologist Sarah Mathew views it as an outgrowth of cooperation.

04/22/15

ASU hosts conversation with Anderson Cooper on media, democracy

Renowned journalist, author, social activist to present second annual Delivering Democracy Lecture April 25 in Phoenix

04/21/15

ASU play tackles comedy, realism and politics

"Our Kiki: A Gay Farce," a new play written by one ASU alumnus and directed by another, merges the comedic and the serious, putting an often-marginalized group in the spotlight.

04/21/15

ASU students to 'Ditch the Dumpster' on Earth Day

ASU students across all campuses are being asked to "Ditch the Dumpster" by donating their unwanted items from campus residence halls instead of throwing them away.

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