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Arizona State University is the recipient of a grant funded by the Henry Luce Foundation to promote greater interaction between religion scholars and journalists who report and write about religion. ASU is one of three universities to receive the grant support from the Luce/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Program in Religion, Journalism and International Affairs. The others are Northwestern...
Arizona State University and the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) today announced a partnership to advance research and academic programs in science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) across Vietnam. The SETI Alliance, which builds on existing, U.S. government-supported initiatives between ASU and MOST, coincides with Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to the U.S. this week to...
Psyche, NASA’s Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main asteroid belt in 2026 – four years earlier than the original timeline. “We challenged the mission design team to explore if an earlier launch date could provide a more efficient...
The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) held a workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan this spring with the hopes of improving gender equity for women in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The three-day workshop was helmed by Professor Chad Haines of Arizona State University, who specializes in cultural anthropology and topics related to the contemporary Muslim world. The...
A recent missile launch has thrust North Korea back into the national defense conversation, sparking concerns that the test might be a frightening milestone in Pyongyang’s quest to become a fully developed nuclear power; it also should raise the question, an ASU expert on international military conflict says, of how the U.S. should respond. The intercontinental ballistic missile, called the...
Two dozen Sun Devil students have qualified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of their hard work done both in the Valley of the Sun and beyond. The award was established by George W. Bush in 2002 as a way to honor volunteers who give back hundreds of hours each year to their community. For their efforts, the...
There are nearly 200 countries in the world today. In those countries there are various religions, age groups, social interests and economic classes, which themselves can be considered cultures. Now imagine how often these cultures can change over time and how difficult it is to track. To help in understanding culture, the United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral...
Recently, a new Arizona State University invention by ASU Biodesign Institute researcher Tony Hu has resulted in the development of the world’s fastest and most accurate blood test for tuberculosis (TB). The test can provide new hope to physicians in the treatment of people infected with TB, with results in a just few hours instead of the week or two...
Jupiter's moon Europa is definitely an odd place. Discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei, it was first seen in detail only in the late 1970s, after spacecraft visited the jovian system. Slightly smaller than our own moon, Europa could hardly appear more different. Both have interiors of rock and metal. But Europa is wrapped in a global saltwater ocean and...

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