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2016

May

Driven by a passion to educate people about alcoholism and recovery, Arizona State University professor Linda Lederman aims to make a difference in the lives of many by fighting the stigma of weakn

Quanah Parker was a Comanche leader and fierce warrior who sought and obtained peace for his people at a crucial point in their history.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

April

On Tuesday, May 10, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest-achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at t

Matthew Desmond is an ASU alum and a sociologist at Harvard.

ASU alum Luis Fernandez was recently elected president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).

Mexico’s emerging energy reforms and the rise of natural gas signal a paradigm shift where new opportunities will arise in North America, said the former head of strategic planning for then-Mexican

After paying rent, Lamar, a disabled single father of two boys, had $78 left for the rest of the month.

Written in plain block letters on a whiteboard is a menu that includes such items as tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas.

March

Wei Li is has spent the past several months working on a prestigious Fulbright project — for the second time.

When Kimberly Scott worked as a teacher in a high-needs school district operated by the state education department, she had a hunch that her female students weren’t reaching their full potential.

A high school principal, a judge and a former prisoner walk onto a college campus …

Stories about your parent’s childhood are usually life lessons hidden as clever anecdotes providing a glimpse into a time past. However, for K.

February

The United States is a young country, but it still has its fair share of history.

When the June 2015 issue of Vanity Fair hit the stands last summer featuring Caitlyn Jenner wearing an ivory bodysuit on its cover, the magazine caused a maelstrom.

January

On Monday, Jan. 11, ASU will launch the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, led by Dr. Kimberly Scott of the School of Social Transformation.

Courtney Besaw is a natural when it comes to numbers and experimentation. She’s also a girl.

2015

December

Associate professor Alesha Durfee of the ASU Women and Gender Studies program will be advancing her research on domestic violence and social policy with nearly $370,000 in funding awarded by the Na

In partnership with Indigenous-serving universities and Indigenous communities, the Justice and Social Inquiry Program (JSI) at the ASU School of Social Transformation is expanding its development

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are p

November

Sarah Moser, a student in Barrett, The Honors College and justice studies undergraduate at the ASU School of Social Transformation, was selected as a Bidstrup Undergraduate Fellow for the 2015-2016

October

When a silver SUV containing a family of five — including three young children — crashed into Tempe Town Lake on Oct.

Arizona State University professor Nancy Jurik’s work, with a focus on social justice and gender and work issues, has drawn praise over the years that continues with her latest honor, the Lee Found

September

The White House has announced that Arizona State University will lead the National STEM Collaborative, a consortium of 19 institutions of higher education and nonprofit partners committed to suppor

August

Innovation is a complicated business.

May

In her new book, “Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders,” Arizona State University Regents’ Professor Sally Kitch seeks to shed light on the role Western intervention has played

Professor Eduardo Pagán has been appointed associate dean for community affairs for the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona Stat

Native American graduates carry an extra responsibility: As a group they overwhelmingly feel a need to give back to their tribes.

March

When one thinks about a traditional classroom, he or she might envision rows of desks, chalkboards or computers, maybe windows overlooking a school campus.

Four College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students will represent Arizona State University March 20 at a national debate tournament.

Most, if not all, of the major challenges of our time require us to consider a time far beyond the present.

February

Mary Frances Berry says we live in a society where civil rights have advanced over the years, but many concerns still remain.

2014

November

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies announces the start of a new master’s degree program in American studies beginning in fall 201

October

With a focus on strengthening ASU's capacity to meet the needs of American Indian students, Bryan Brayboy will work with Arizona's 22 tribal nations in his new role as Arizona State University's sp

April

Two ASU professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be named 2014 President’s Professors on April 18 at the Faculty Excellence Awards.

Shaving down college student loan debt while still in school could soon be an option for ASU and other U.S. university students, thanks to the efforts of a team of ASU innovators.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students selected as Dean’s medalists will graduate in May with diplomas in their hands and opportunities ahead.

Civil rights attorney and Bennett Boskey Professor of Law Lani Guinier, the first African-American woman appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School, will deliver the A.

Although many studies have associated the demise of complex societies with deteriorating climate, few have investigated the connection between an ameliorating environment, surplus resources, energy

March

American Indian students who come into a university environment may struggle with culture shock and feeling homesick, especially if they move from a small reservation community to an unfamiliar maj

First-year ASU student Erin Schulte says religion has always been a strong presence in her life, “but rarely has it been the same religion: Buddhism, Catholicism, Lutheranism, Wicca – you name it,