March 01, 2015

School of Social Transformation


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.


Scholar to discuss 'moving beyond the asterisk' for American Indian students

Leading American Indian scholar Heather Shotton will explain how universities can help American Indian students succeed during a talk, April 10, at ASU's Tempe campus.


ASU student earns research fellowship in religion and conflict

First-year ASU student Erin Schulte has earned a competitive fellowship in the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict to grow her understanding of how religious ideology plays out in conflict and human rights issues around the world.


Education | Science | News coverage:  How schools discourage some girls from pursuing STEM

Young women from historically marginalized populations are frequently excluded from STEM opportunities because of low expectations by teachers and family members, argues Kimberly Scott, associate professor at ASU.


Global studies student gains new perspective in UAE

ASU global studies major and Gilman Scholar Kamra Sadia Hakim finds career opportunities while studying abroad in the United Arab Emirates.


'Food justice' focus of Local to Global Justice Festival

ASU's 13th annual Local to Global Justice Forum and Festival serves up a weekend of free workshops, panels, youth activities and film screenings focused on issues of food justice.


White House names CompuGirls founder a Champion of Change

CompuGirls founder Kimberly Scott will be named a STEM Access Champion of Change at the White House during an event Feb. 26.


Journalist Gary Younge closes out ASU Black History Month

Author and journalist Gary Younge holds a unique position in the world of modern reporting. A columnist and feature writer for the Guardian of London, Younge’s “beat” for more than a decade has been race in America.


ASU's Night of the Open Door festival expands to 4 campuses

ASU's largest and most successful open-house event of the year – Night of the Open Door – expands to four campuses, with even more to experience, beginning Feb. 21.


Diversity | News coverage | Social Science:  Celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year? Look for 'fish, dragons, smoke, crowds'

Wei Li, professor of geography and Asian Pacific American studies at ASU, contributed to a Travel section article about the spectrum of Chinatowns in the United States.

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