Fuel for the future

Most people who fill up their gas tanks give little to no thought about where the gas comes from, or the effort it takes to get it to the pump.

An online program at Arizona State University, which just celebrated its “tin anniversary," is devoted to this mission.

6 ASU academic programs ranked among top 25 in the world

Six Arizona State University programs including business, management and public administration were ranked top 25 in the world by ShanghaiRanking’s 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

Published annually by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, an independent organization dedicated to research on higher education intelligence, programs are ranked in 54 subjects across five disciplines including natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.

Airline cancellations have personal, economical impact

Flying these days can be hazardous to your mental health.

According to the United States Department of Transportation, more than 63,000 flights had been canceled by late June, compared to just over 44,000 in 2019, the year before the pandemic hit.

Several reasons have been cited for the cancellation surge: bad weather, air traffic control issues, rising fuel prices and, most notably, airlines slow to replace personnel who retired or took a leave of absence during the pandemic.

Inflation, trading and government finances under the microscope this fall

This fall, Arizona State University students will have a chance to gain a deeper understanding of economics by diving into the history of economic thought — from the classical political economy of Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill to contemporary concerns about trade, economic growth and money.

In the process, they will notice that many of today’s concerns are echoed in the issues that led to the development of economic theories in the last 300 years. 

Home sweet home base

Nearly a quarter of all Americans either work from home or have flexible schedules that allow them to work remotely, according to a State of Remote Work 2021 poll.

It’s no longer a perk in a post-pandemic world. Instead, more Americans are simply demanding it from their employers.

While these workers enjoy this newfound freedom, they may still miss the office and need a sense of friendship and social activities, says an Arizona State University researcher.

ASU remembers Lonnie Ostrom for his service to students, colleagues, donors

When asked about lessons learned throughout his life, Lonnie Ostrom’s most important takeaway was: “Friendships and relationships dominate the memories you carry with you. That’s what life is all about.”

Ostrom adhered to this principle closely, through his unwavering commitment to developing meaningful relationships with each student, benefactor and colleague he worked with.  

An Air Force veteran who died on July 4, Ostrom spent just shy of 50 years developing these relationships and advancing the future of ASU for generations to come. He was 80 years old.  

This year's Prime Day: What you see is what you get

People who like a good deal look forward to Amazon Prime Day all year long.

The annual deal event exclusively for Amazon Prime members offers two days of bargains on products from small businesses and top name brands.

But this year is going to be a little different.

Instead of offering the usual wide variety of goods, consumers might have to make do with less because of a lag in the world’s supply chain — another byproduct of the pandemic.

Thunderbird School prepares global leaders with an out-of-this-world education

Over the last century, the realm of space exploration has shifted from something that was available almost exclusively to the elite of society – governments, militaries, engineers, astronauts – to something that may soon become fair game for everyone, via existing ventures like commercial tourism, and even a pathway for human beings to become an interplanetary species, pending future developments.

This has opened a window to create leaders knowledgeable of international (and intergalactic) space law and the physics of space itself.