June 29, 2015

Social Science


News coverage | Social Science:  Google Earth solves and creates problems for archaeologists

Open-access imagery is changing the face of archaeology, and that may not be a good thing. The May issue of Discover magazine takes a look at this phenomenon and enlists the expertise of an ASU archaeologist to help size up the problem.


ASU students create innovative solutions for childhood obesity challenge

Using the very tools that often keep children indoors, an ASU student team created a fantasy-sports gaming website and app with perks earned by exercise – one of three winning teams in a university-wide competition aimed at tackling obesity in children.


Global health student connects local Ethiopian women with health care

By the time Hana Alkahlout graduates from Arizona State University this May with her bachelor's in global health, she will have already positively impacted the health of her community.


ASU's 1st Pueblo Indian doctoral cohort ready to make a difference in their communities

Empowering students to become leaders in their communities' policymaking and effecting positive change is the goal of the ASU Pueblo Indian Doctoral Program, which is about to see its inaugural class graduate on May 11.


ASU professor to investigate 'intellectual migration' between India, US

As a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar, ASU professor Wei Li will spend a few months each in 2016 and 2017 looking deeply into patterns of migration between the United States and India.


News coverage | Social Science:  Liquid mercury found beneath Teotihuacan temple

Excavations of a tunnel beneath Teotihuacan's Feathered Serpent Pyramid have revealed liquid mercury. ASU research professor George Cowgill commented on the find for the Huffington Post.


Study of human behavior takes ASU anthropology student across globe

ASU doctoral anthropology student Leonid Tiokhin uses evolutionary theory to explore human behavior. He is particularly interested in Indonesian culture and will travel to Java this summer as a Fulbright-Hays scholar.


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.


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.


ASU team unlocks clues in unidentified human remains

ASU researchers venture to "Body Farm" to solve cases of unidentified bodies using isotopic analysis for insight into the diet and birthplace of the deceased.

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