May 22, 2015

Social Science


ASU students commit to boosting global health, starting with Uganda

Arizona State University is on a mission to empower its students to enact powerful and positive social change.


ASU students bring campus safety campaign ideas to national conference

Emily Barney and Lauren Bacon will travel to Harvard University later this month as part of a national effort fostering youth political engagement.


ASU leads initiative to increase diversity in fields where science, society intersect

To help increase participation by underrepresented minorities in science and technology studies and science policy fields, the National Science Foundation has awarded ASU with $237,000 to create a program that targets mid-career undergraduate students who show an initial interest in these fields.


Study finds lethal aggression is natural in chimpanzees

A new study using long-term data gathered on chimpanzee aggression finds that human impact is not the culprit.


ASU institute receives single-largest investment in human origins research

Thanks to a $4.9 million research grant from the John Templeton Foundation, scientists at ASU’s Institute of Human Origins will undertake a collaborative research project that seeks to increase our understanding of “how we became human.”


ASU mathematicians receive international prize for research contributions

ASU professor Sergei Suslov and Regents’ Professor Carlos Castillo-Chavez have been awarded the Leonhard Euler Prize 2014 for their distinguished research contributions in the interface between mathematical sciences and the natural and social sciences.


Ebola paper demonstrates disease transmission rate

New research analyzes transmission rates of Ebola in West African countries and shows how rapidly the disease is spreading.


Students offer new ideas for redevelopment in a classic Western town

Students from ASU’s Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program recently partnered with the Town of Wickenburg to address future growth of the community’s historic downtown.


ASU offers new certificate program in political thought and leadership

A new undergraduate certificate program at ASU, Political Thought and Leadership, takes up Thomas Jefferson's vision of education and civic action by combining classroom learning in the foundations of democracy and political thought and leadership with real-life experiences.


News coverage | Social Science:  ASU anthropologist argues for better process when dealing with isolated tribes

ASU anthropologist Kim Hill has spent his career living with and studying isolated tribes in South America.

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