Faculty

ASU professor to take part in free event with the Dalai Lama

Life can feel hopeless and challenging at times, and it can be easy to be overwhelmed. Young adults in particular are experiencing a difficult time worldwide from the pandemic, political polarization and conflict. According to a recent report, over 13% of young adults in the United States have reported experiencing at least one major depressive episode in the last year.

Faculty associate uses trading experience to teach negotiations to global studies students

When Herbert Roskind and his wife, Laura, moved to Arizona from Massachusets in 1997 after his retirement, they were looking for a way to get involved in their new community. So the Roskinds started taking courses at Arizona State University aimed at adult learners, where he met professors in a wide array of fields.

Seeing the impact that the university had on its students and the larger community, Roskind knew that he wanted to also be a part of the ASU family.

Celebrating Arizona's first Latino governor

It’s not easy keeping the attention of 100 third graders. But last week, a group of young students from Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary School sat rapt in an auditorium on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus as playwright James Garcia told them — in character as Raúl H. Castro, Arizona’s first Latino governor — about how we went from a poor immigrant to a respected community leader.

New possibilities for life at the bottom of Earth's ocean, and perhaps in oceans on other planets

In the strange, dark world of the ocean floor, underwater fissures, called hydrothermal vents, host complex communities of life. These vents belch scorching hot fluids into extremely cold seawater, creating the chemical forces necessary for the small organisms that inhabit this extreme environment to live.

ASU dance faculty member wins 2021 Bessie Award

LaTasha Barnes, a new faculty member in Arizona State University’s School of Music, Dance and Theatre, recently received a 2021 Bessie Award as an outstanding performer for her sustained achievement in dance. 

“Barnes is celebrated globally for her musicality, athleticism and joyful presence,” according to the nomination. “... She is an amazing dancer telling a beautiful and captivating story.”

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