The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Neighborhoods as a space for creativity, connection

In spring 2020, as the pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders shuttered schools and indoor public spaces, many people found themselves holed up in their homes while still yearning to remain social creatures. 

From that desire for human connection, an unlikely communication outlet and form of creative expression emerged: chalk messages on neighborhood streets, sidewalks and driveways. Across the Valley, residents took to their asphalts and pavements to etch colorful words sharing messages of support, anguish, loss and triumph.

Seeking a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary understanding of why and how people thrive

Despite news headlines screaming about viruses, inflation, climate and conflict, people across the world are actually better off than at any other time in history. Understanding how humanity continues to thrive, even in the face of adversity, is the focus of the Global Scientific Conference on Human Flourishing on Nov. 29 and 30. 

ASU faculty among top female scientists in the world

For the first time, has published a list of the top 1,000 female scientists in the world. Four of them are faculty at Arizona State University.

“We are painfully aware that academic research is still a predominantly male profession, and we believe that female scientists deserve an equal chance to be represented and praised for their achievements,” the site states.  

Grad student applies master's degree to career in the Air Force

Thomas Morgan’s multifaceted approach to life has allowed him to deepen his understanding of international affairs and apply his knowledge to his career in the United States Air Force.

For four years, Morgan served as a Major and C-130J Instructor Pilot at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. He was recently offered the chance to serve in Vicenza, Italy, as a liaison officer to the U.S. Army’s 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. 

ASU names Regents Professors for 2023

Arizona State University announced Thursday its four Regents Professors for 2023 — the most prestigious and highest faculty award possible.

Considered the best and brightest scholars, Regents Professors bring honor and distinction to their disciplines and are considered the top researchers that ASU has to offer. Fewer than 3% of all ASU faculty carry the title.