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Dog study shows there's a lot more to behavior than just breed

A genetic study of 2,155 purebred and mixed-breed dogs combined with 18,385 owner surveys has challenged existing notions about dog breed stereotypes and personality types. The study identified 11 locations along the canine genome that were strongly associated with behavior, none of which were specific for breed, suggesting that these personality traits predate modern canine breeding by humans.  

Next-generation laboratory course developed for online chemistry students

Contemporary trends in commercial chemistry laboratory techniques are moving toward incorporation of more automation and remote access to scientific instrumentation and analysis.

Modern analytic scientific techniques increase efficiency and accuracy, and decrease costs by using cameras, autosamplers and other aspects of automation in concert with cloud connectivity to make measurements on samples and process data.

The College recognizes academic excellence with spring 2022 Dean's Medalists

On May 11, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest-achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at the spring 2022 convocation.

Each semester, departments and schools within The College select outstanding students who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to academic excellence during their time at ASU. These students will be awarded a prestigious Dean’s Medal in honor of their scholastic achievements.

Meet the outstanding Dean’s Medalist awardees from The College for spring 2022.

2 ASU students named Champions of Change for work in Native communities

Two Arizona State University students have been named 2022 Champions of Change by the Center for Native American Youth for their work to make a positive impact in their communities.

Triston Black and Maria Walker are part of a cohort of only five young adults across the country. Center for Native American Youth Program Manager Cheyenne Brady says the selection of two ASU students is remarkable.

ASU success programs help first-generation students navigate between worlds

First-generation college-goers can feel caught between two worlds as they navigate their new lives, but Arizona State University supports this population of students in many different ways.

ASU has about 25,000 undergraduates who are the first in their families to attend college, according to Kevin Correa, director of the Student Success Center at ASU. That number rises to about 30,000 when first-generation graduate students are added.

Learn, earn and return: School of Molecular Sciences supports military students

Since launching the first online degree in 2017, the number of chemistry and biochemistry undergraduate majors in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University has more than doubled. Additionally, the new online student group is significantly more diverse than the on-ground student population, at 65% female and with four times as many Black students and six times as many military and veteran students compared with on-ground students.

3 ASU students selected for Brooke Owens Fellowship

Many who go into aerospace engineering, planetary sciences or astronomy dream of one day working at NASA on the next big mission, exploring the future of space travel or discovering faraway planets.

Three Arizona State University students will soon have the opportunity to be involved in this kind of work as interns at leading aerospace organizations through the Brooke Owens Fellowship.

The importance of identity, representation in photography

Representation is a powerful tool that can be used to bring positive social change to our world. With the evolution of technology, more people are discovering artists who are sharing how social movements can be made through art, identity and representation.

At Arizona State University, one faculty member is using his expertise to share how his thought-provoking work is bringing positive social change, one photo at a time.