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Rising sea levels are becoming more frequent along coastal America, and have been accelerating more than ever before, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Climate change has not only contributed to a significant increase in high-tide coastal floods, powerful hurricanes and years of drought for some, but also negatively impacted the quality of life for thousands of vulnerable residents that otherwise don’t have the means to relocate inland. A mix of creative...
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in ASU Thrive’s special photography issue, celebrating a day in the life of inspiring people across the ASU community. WASHINGTON, D.C. — One week before Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, Kateryna “Katja” Smagliy moved to Washington, D.C., for her post at the embassy of Ukraine. Previously, the McCain Institute selected her as a 2019 McCain Global Leader to focus on strengthening democracy in her country. She calls the late Sen. John McCain one of...
Last week, Arizona State University alumna Dalia Larios testified before the United States Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety about her personal experience as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipent. Sen. Alex Padilla of California called the hearing to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and more than 20 years that have passed since the first introduction of the DREAM Act. The testimonials were...
Earlier this year, Arizona State University’s Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab convened ambassadors and foreign service experts to discuss actionable steps that can be taken to revive, reform and reimagine the U.S. Foreign Service for the 21st century in an online open discussion, “The American Diplomacy Project – Phase II.” The discussion was organized as part of the Inaugural ASU Washington Diplomatic Roundtable, a quarterly event connecting ASU with the Washington foreign...
What happens when Big Tech becomes too big? And how do regulators ensure that competition is fair and that consumers are protected in an industry that remakes the world overnight? The world’s largest technology companies have become too big, with too much power and influence in the economy, according to critics, without much scrutiny or oversight. Now, leaders in the U.S. are playing catch up — with the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice set to decide which of the tech...
In the three months since Russia invaded Ukraine, Russian forces have profoundly altered the European security order and ushered in what is effectively a 21st century Iron Curtain over the continent. Defense officials from Estonia and Bulgaria joined the McCain Institute this month to discuss how today’s pressing economic, social and security challenges elevate the importance of the NATO alliance and the need for its member states to collectively respond to the common threat of a more...
Dozens of students and guests gathered both on-site and virtually for the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University's latest seminar, “New Tools for Science Policy — No Help Wanted: Outside Technical Advice for the U.S. Military,” on April 12. Mahmud Farooque , associate director for the consortium, welcomed attendees and introduced the featured speaker, John Alic , adjunct faculty at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and former project...
In matters of mathematics, cross-multiplication is used to find common denominators, transform fractions and accelerate problem solving. In manners of mass communication, ASU Media Enterprise is fast becoming a common denominator, a cross multiplier of audience fractions and an accelerator for transmedia storytelling. Reimagining the models of journalism and mass communication is the nexus that brings together the parts that compose ASU Media Enterprise. A growing collection of media properties...
Editor's note: An additional alumna came to light after this story originally published. The story has been updated to include Wendy Bohon. Three Arizona State University women are immortalized in statue form on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this month to highlight women in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The statue exhibit features Lekelia Jenkins (pictured above with her statue), an associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society;...

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