School of Social Transformation

ASU theater students join nationwide effort to bring awareness to gun violence

In the wake of recent mass shootings, many may feel helpless about creating change. But Arizona State University graduate student Marissa Barnathan believes that doesn’t have to be the case.

Barnathan, who is pursuing an MFA in theatre directing in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, said everyone can use their skills to raise awareness. 

ASU course addresses 'female opportunity gaps' in sports participation

It’s just after 3 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon, and 11 girls from Holdeman Elementary School in Tempe are getting ready for their afternoon exercise inside the school gymnasium. 

Standing underneath one of the baskets is Austin Moritz, a senior at Arizona State University and one of five students from Alaina Zanin's Applied Coaching Communication class who coach the girls.

Moritz, a senior majoring in communication, was an instructor in the Marines. Getting Marines to follow orders is easy. Having elementary school kids do the same is not quite so easy.

ASU researchers to amplify voices of Native students to explore underrepresentation in health care

The statistics are alarming: Less than 1% of active physicians identify as American Indian or Alaska Natives, and 90% of U.S. medical schools have reported three or fewer such students. 

In nursing, it’s a similar story — just 0.3% identify as American Indian or Alaska Natives. The underrepresentation is also present in nursing education, with an average of 0.5% of nursing students who identify as American Indian or Alaska Natives.

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.

Russian journalist fears Putin won't stop attacks on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s goal in his war in Ukraine is nothing less than eliminating the country, according to an expatriate Russian-American journalist who spoke at Arizona State University on Monday night.

“He’s not going to stop. I don’t expect the negotiations to come to anything,” said Masha Gessen, an author and staff writer for the New Yorker who covers Russia and Putin.

“The best-case scenario is some kind of temporary partition that Putin agrees to because they’ve run out of resources, but that will be time he takes to regroup and attack again.

'Women in the Mix'

A new study from Arizona State University, in collaboration with the Recording Academy and Berklee College of Music Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, is illuminating the experiences of women in the music industry to inspire a more inclusive and equitable environment.