July 28, 2015

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Deborah Clarke appointed university vice provost

Professor of English Deborah Clarke has been appointed vice provost for academic personnel at Arizona State University. Clarke will oversee personnel processes for all academic personnel, including hiring, promotion and tenure, effective Aug. 1.


Scientists determine structure of important drug target using groundbreaking X-ray laser approach

Using the brightest X-ray laser in the world, scientists have determined the structure of a molecular complex that is responsible for our sense of sight.


ASU's Krauss elected board chair for Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has announced that Lawrence Krauss, an ASU Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics, has been elected chair of the organization's Board of Sponsors.


Popular ASU 3-D astronomy show to be shown in Spanish

A highly popular 3-D astronomy show that takes viewers to the boundaries of the universe is now being given once a month in the Spanish language.


Resilient cities: Changing the way we think about urban infrastructure

ASU's UREx Sustainability Research Network is exploring how extreme weather events affect urban infrastructure and how we can make cities more resilient.


ASU archaeologist uses new methods to explore how humans became farmers

The recent work of Arizona State University archaeology postdoc Isaac Ullah sheds new light on the human shift from hunting and gathering to farming.


Alum helps ASU microbiology students realize their dreams

In 1992, ASU alumnus alumnus Michael Peddecord began contributing to the university's microbiology-program scholarship fund and hasn't stopped since.


ASU life sciences professor wins national conservation award

For his lasting contribution to the conservation of mammals and their habitats, the American Society of Mammalogists has given the Aldo Leopold Award to Arizona State University professor Andrew Smith.


ASU professor receives lifetime career award for contributions to evolutionary medicine

Randolph Nesse, founding director of ASU's Center for Evolution and Medicine, has been honored for his lifelong contributions to research in the field of evolutionary medicine.


Celebrate historic Pluto flyby with space party at ASU

The dwarf planet will get a historic flyby from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on Tuesday, and Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration is celebrating with a free Pluto Palooza party.

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