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Rainbow Convocation speaker encourages LGBTQ students to 'dream big, take risks'

Each year, Arizona State University hosts multiple convocations to recognize the achievements of a wide variety of students, including international students, Hispanic students, military veterans and more.

The Rainbow Convocation is held to celebrate graduating LGBTQ+ students. The convocation, originally dubbed the Lavender Convocation, was created in 1995 by Ronni Sanlo, director of the LGBT Campus Resource Center at the University of Michigan.

ASU professor wins Pulitzer Prize

Azmat Khan was recently awarded a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her work on the New York Times series “The Civilian Casualty Files,” which, according to the Pulitzer committee, “exposed the vast civilian toll of U.S.-led airstrikes, challenging official accounts of American military engagements in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan."

The investigation found that one in five of the coalition strikes identified resulted in a civilian death rate of more than 31 times higher than was acknowledged by the coalition.

Puppet master: MFA theater student lands semester-long gig at the Met

Chris Ignacio, a first-year MFA student in theater with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media performance at Arizona State University, spent the spring 2022 semester in New York working with the Metropolitan Opera as a cover puppeteer.

“I got offered the job, and ASU was flexible and nice enough to let me come up and do it,” Ignacio said. “I'm fortunate to even be gaining some internship credit.”

ASU's Narrative Storytelling Initiative partners with Temple University Press in creation of new book series

Imagine a series of books infused with the insights of academia and matched with personal experiences and compelling narrative writing that connects with both scholarly and wide public audiences. That’s the plan for a new partnership between the Narrative Storytelling Initiative, situated within Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, and

ASU confers degrees upon more than 1,300 Watts College graduates at spring convocation

Festive shouts from families and friends reverberated throughout Desert Financial Arena on May 10 as Arizona State University conferred degrees from the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions upon more than 1,300 graduates at the college’s spring 2022 convocation.

The college celebrated the conferring of 814 bachelor’s degrees, 490 master’s degrees and 11 doctoral degrees during the convocation on ASU’s Tempe campus.

ASU course addresses 'female opportunity gaps' in sports participation

It’s just after 3 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon, and 11 girls from Holdeman Elementary School in Tempe are getting ready for their afternoon exercise inside the school gymnasium. 

Standing underneath one of the baskets is Austin Moritz, a senior at Arizona State University and one of five students from Alaina Zanin's Applied Coaching Communication class who coach the girls.

Moritz, a senior majoring in communication, was an instructor in the Marines. Getting Marines to follow orders is easy. Having elementary school kids do the same is not quite so easy.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. gives behind-the-scenes look at popular PBS show during Q&A

Henry Louis Gates Jr. has inspired hundreds  of celebrities and public figures throughout the years to explore their ancestry and make insightful revelations about their past.

However, Gates’ interest in ancestry didn’t start after he became a renowned scholar, professor, filmmaker, journalist and cultural critic. Instead, it began when he was a young child in West Virginia interviewing his parents about their family tree.

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