Prospects of conducting exciting research influenced grad to study criminal justice

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2021 graduates.

When Abiud Hernandez-Garcia began studying criminology and criminal justice at ASU, he thought he wanted to be a police officer. But the Avondale, Arizona, resident said he was never quite convinced it was the correct career path for him.

Scientists examine rare blood clots linked to adenovirus COVID-19 vaccines

An international team of scientists believe they may have found a molecular mechanism behind the extremely rare blood clots linked to adenovirus COVID-19 vaccines.

Scientists led by a team from Arizona State University, Cardiff University and others worked with AstraZeneca to investigate vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT), also known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), a life-threatening condition seen in a very small number of people after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Going with the flow

Over the almost four decades he has been working in fluid dynamics, Werner Dahm has yet to see a lull in its upward trajectory as a springboard for progress in science, engineering, technology and the growth of industry.

The vigor of the field as a driver of innovation in developing potential solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges was recently on display at the 74th annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics, or APS DFD, in Phoenix.

ASU recognized for its care for the environment

When it comes to sustainability and carbon footprint, Arizona State University has walked the walk and talked the talk for decades.

And those efforts have garnered the university national acclaim.

ASU was recently recognized for its commitment to net zero emissions and use of green power by Times Higher Education and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The twin honors are humbling but a sign of how ASU is tackling climate crisis in order to build a more sustainable future, said ASU President Michael M. Crow.

Passionate problem-solvers pitch for prizes

In a world plagued by problems, problem-solvers thrive. In the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, innovative students and faculty members can find support to bring their solutions to life in many entrepreneurial programs and pitching competitions. Several of those programs and dedicated entrepreneurial sponsors came together for the first time this fall at the ASU Hool Coury Law Tech Venture Showcase.

Visiting scholar at ASU is selected for Open Society Institute’s 2021 Civil Society Scholar Award

The Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies at Arizona State University welcomed Zeqir Veselaj as a visiting scholar this past November. Veselaj, a professor of environmental education and sustainable development in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pristina, Kosovo, was previously a Fulbright Scholar at ASU in 2018.

ASU faculty selected for AGU's national diversity, equity and inclusion leadership academy

The American Geophysical Union recently announced the selection of the first cohort of Academy Fellows for its LANDInG Academy to include Arizona State University Associate Professors Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and