The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

On Dec. 14, 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 fall 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.

Communication graduate has plans to travel the world and learn about other cultures

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2022 graduates.

Communication graduate Chris Green has been fortunate to be able to apply the skills and knowledge he gained from his communication classes at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication to his student worker job in marketing at ASU. 

ASU Regents Professor honored with materials science award

ASU’s Alexandra Navrotsky has been awarded the Czochralski Medal from the European Materials Research Society, their highest honor for lifetime research achievement in materials science.

The medal was to be given at the society's meeting in Warsaw, Poland, in 2020, but that meeting was canceled due to COVID-19. It was instead presented at the society's recent meeting in Boston by European Materials Research Society President Juan Ramon Morante in a ceremony during a session on modern materials thermodynamics, which was organized by Navrotsky and colleagues. 

World's first open access dashboard reveals neighborhood-level trends of COVID-19 from wastewater

Due to public health issues like the opioid crisis and the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, innovative cities have turned to new technologies to better understand the risks to their communities.

One of these technologies is wastewater-based epidemiology, an emerging field that can track the types of chemicals and viruses in sewers as a public data tool for municipality-wide public health and safety policies and interventions.