October 10, 2015

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  • The question of why big animals don't get more cancer than small ones is a long-standing mystery, and today all eyes are on the elephant, thanks to research by Arizona State University associate professor Carlo Maley.

  • With record-strength disasters becoming the new normal — Hurricane Joaquin just the latest — scientists are digging into ways cities can survive them. An ASU sustainability expert is visiting New York and Puerto Rico this week to meet with civic officials.

  • Black-market collectors willing to pay hundreds of thousands for rare cactuses are putting more than 30 percent of the species at risk for extinction, according to a paper released Monday. ASU conservation biologist Jan Schipper contributed to the study.

upcoming events

Marine Week, ASU Day

Sept. 10-Sept. 12, various times and locations
The U.S. Marine Corps selected Phoenix as the city to host Marine Week 2015, Sept. 10-13. As part of the celebration, the Marines have designated Sept. 10 as ASU Day. Marines will have events on campus on that day. More information

Journalism in the Age of Personal Media

Monday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Andrew Heyward, the former president of CBS News and current principal of Heyward Advisory LLC., will explore the evolution of journalism and the rise of personal media. His discussion will be moderated by Mark Lodato, assistant dean of the Cronkite School, and will include an introduction from Christopher Callahan, dean of the Cronkite School. More information


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