March 04, 2015



Study examines high temperatures, hospitalizations

Like Arizona, summer temperatures in Brisbane, Australia can get hot. Dangerously hot.


ASU planning professor receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Emily Talen, a professor in ASU's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, has been selected for one of this year's prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships.


Favorable climate change facilitated rise of Mongol Empire study finds

A new study, co-authored by ASU visiting professor Nicola Di Cosmo, asserts that the rise of the Mongol empire can be directly attributed to favorable climate change.


ASU leads new research network to study impacts of nanomaterials

A new national research network created to assess the potential impacts of engineered nanomaterials will be led by ASU engineers and scientists.


ASU spatial analysis tool passes 100K users milestone

GeoDa, the software that serves as an introduction to spatial data analysis and is developed at ASU’s GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, has now been downloaded by 100,000 users.


Are we missing the trees for the forest?

University of Utah's Nalini Nadkarni will present a lecture on "Our Intimate Connection to Trees," Feb. 21.


What ecosystem greeted the first human settlers in the northern Caribbean?

A fossil deposit discovery on Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas is helping to shed light on animal and plant life at the time of first human presence.


ASU alum’s work earns prestigious national planning award

The firm ASU alumnus John Houseal founded has been recognized nationally for its creative and innovative work.


Research reveals effectiveness of urban heat-reducing technologies

A team of researchers from ASU and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun exploring the relative effectiveness of some of the most common adaptation technologies aimed at reducing warming from urban expansion.


Presence of humans, urban landscapes increase illness in songbirds

For the first time, scientists have found a direct link between the degree of urbanization and the prevalence and severity of two distinct parasites in wild house finches.

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