Does the Super Bowl result in an increase in human trafficking?

January was Human Trafficking Awareness month. The Super Bowl, which historically has been linked to an increase in sex trafficking, will be played at State Farm Stadium on Feb. 12.

What better time, then, to check in with Samantha Calvin, an instructor in Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Calvin has studied human trafficking for more than a decade and teaches a Fundamentals of Human Trafficking class that is embedded within the college.

Exhibit gives high school students chance to express themselves

A little more than a year ago, Charles St. Clair and Matthew King had a conversation.

St. Clair, technical director in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies within ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, wanted King’s art class at Academies at South Mountain high school to have an exhibit displayed this February as part of Black History Month.

Regents Professor is an AI explorer of 4 decades

Arizona State University Professor Huan Liu is well-suited for his job. He’s known around the world as an early AI explorer, his research at ASU has led to seven patents and he has graduated 34 PhD students over the course of his academic career. Even so, he felt underdressed when he learned about his latest honor.

Last October, he was mysteriously called into ASU President Michael Crow’s office. And he felt his attire — a Sacai polo shirt and slacks — wasn’t quite up to par.

Super Bowl is super lucrative

The Super Bowl is back in Phoenix for the first time since 2015. While fans around the world will be cheering during the Feb. 12 game, civic and economic leaders will be rooting for another reason — or a billion of them.

Eight years ago, the Super Bowl and related events produced a gross economic impact of $719.4 million in the region. This year’s big game combined with the Waste Management Open (Feb. 6–12) and Car Week (Jan. 21–29) is expected to help the Valley surpass the $1 billion mark.

The state of artificial creativity

​If you have been on social media in the past month, you may have been tempted to submit your photo to a content-generating website to see yourself transformed into a futuristic cyborg, a pop-art portrait or a mystical woodland creature. Or, you may have explored the depths of your imagination to pull the most obscure themes you could think of to see what image the technology could dream up.

With the help of artificial intelligence, or AI, all of this creativity is possible and accessible at the click of a button.

Annual community activist forum and festival returns to ASU with a new location

Tempe, Arizona-based volunteer organization Local to Global Justice is excited to be returning to Arizona State University for their 22nd Annual Forum and Festival, an event that includes a weekend of workshops, spoken word performances, live music and keynote speakers, along with a community solidarity action focused on energizing justice.