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ASU School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences staff earn top honors

Joelle Park and Jennie Burel, both graduate program coordinators in ASU's School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, were recently recognized with notable awards.

Park was honored with the Michelle Howe Staff Award for Outstanding Service, the top award for staff within the school. Burel was named Outstanding New Staff Member by the Graduate College.

School of Molecular Sciences celebrates 45 'Moore' years

Arizona State University has a long-standing reputation in natural and artificial photosynthesis research, thanks in part to Ana and Tom Moore, who have been important members of the School of Molecular Sciences (formerly known as the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) since late 1976. The pair were also founding members of one of the earliest centers at ASU, the Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis. This year marks 45 years of service to ASU for both.

Ray Carpenter retires after four-decade distinguished career at ASU

The past four decades have seen many advances in electron microscopy at Arizona State University, and Ray Carpenter has been instrumental in many of them.

After a productive 13 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Carpenter came to ASU in 1980 as a tenured full professor and the founding director of the NSF National Facility for High Resolution Electron Microscopy in the interdisciplinary Center for Solid State Science.

Last week, Carpenter gathered with colleagues, former students, friends and family at ASU’s University Club to celebrate his career.

Stanlie James on rights for women, people of color and her journey to higher education

Stanlie James, a professor emeritus and former vice provost of inclusion and community engagement at Arizona State University, is a lifelong learner and advocate for women’s and Black issues in the U.S. and beyond. 

In preparation for the March 30 webinar "Black Women in Higher Education: A Conversation with Stanlie James," the School of Social Transformation sat down with James to talk about her career milestones, academic passions, research and more.

ASU community to celebrate generosity on Sun Devil Giving Day March 17

On March 17, the Sun Devil community will unite once again for Sun Devil Giving Day, a universitywide day of giving when Arizona State University supporters come together to champion the causes they care about the most by giving to an ASU program or initiative.

Whether they care about protecting the planet, serving the community, making education accessible for all, conducting research for the public good or creating learners for life, when supporters donate on Sun Devil Giving Day, the impact of their generosity runs deep throughout the ASU community and beyond.

ASU 365 Community Union features 'The Banker' for March Movies on the Field

Movies on the Field is presented by ASU 365 Community Union, an initiative transforming Sun Devil Stadium into a community hub activated with events and free programs 365 days a year. On March 18, guests are invited to bring their blankets, family and friends to sit on the football field and enjoy "The Banker" under the stars on one of the biggest screens in Tempe. 

Celebrating Black History Month: 6 change-makers to know

Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali and Maya Angelou are among the notables frequently mentioned in conversations related to Black History Month — and rightfully so.

But what do we know about other Black change-makers; the many who have gone uncited in history books — the female orators and journalists, the astrophysicists and meteorologists, the music therapists and composers?

Online dating is booming, changing in pandemic era

For the app aficionado in today’s 5G world, waxing nostalgic on what dating and romance used to be may only go back as far the dial-up modem that brought “Shopgirl” and “NY152” together in the pre-HD-produced rom-com “You’ve Got Mail.” It was a slow technological connection for a slow romantic buildup, and now — by modern standards — a rather “dated” recall for partner pairings when compared to the “likes,” “swipes” and “DM slides” that engineer today’s romantic rendezvous.

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