ASU exhibit uses art to explore mass incarceration

The ASU Art Museum is opening a new social justice exhibit on Friday in which 12 artists have created new works that explore the tragedy of mass incarceration.

“Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration” will run through Feb. 12. The show is the first one ever to take over the entire ASU Art Museum space.

The museum began working on the project three years ago when it received a grant from the Art for Justice Fund, according to Miki Garcia, director of the museum.

Betting big on sports betting

Legal sports betting is coming to Arizona this week, bringing a taste of Las Vegas-style entertainment to the Valley.

Several casinos and corporations will launch their betting services on Sept. 9, which coincides with the start of the 2021–22 NFL season.

Going to a game and placing a bet on your favorite team will be as easy as ordering beer or peanuts.

Advertising dollars rivaling presidential elections are already enticing veteran bettors and novices alike with offers of free money to sign up for their service or app.

Downtown Phoenix campus turns 15

It was once a place where people cleared out after work, where most restaurants closed by 3 p.m., where only the occasional sports game or First Fridays art walk drew a younger crowd.

Now Arizona State University students live and learn on the Downtown Phoenix campus, bringing an energy and presence that have helped inject new life into the area.

ASU professor begins term as president of History of Economics Society

Ross Emmett, director of Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Liberty and professor at the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, recently began his term as president of the History of Economics Society, an organization dedicated to “encouraging interest, fostering scholarship and promoting discussion among scholars and professionals in the field of history of economics and related di

ASU ranks 4th nationally in undergrad STEM degrees

Arizona State University, an emerging national leader in educating the next generation in engineering and science, ranks fourth in the United States for undergraduate degrees in STEM-related fields.

With 4,427 STEM-related undergraduate degrees awarded in the 2019–20 school year, ASU is among the national leaders along with Pennsylvania State University (6,473), the University of California-Berkeley (4,961) and Texas A&M University (4,918).