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Get ready for a great year!

January 5, 2018

Alonzo Jones has one of the best jobs at Arizona State University: associate athletic director for inclusion and championship life. Who doesn’t want to lead a championship life? Jones is in charge of the “life skills” programming for student-athletes at ASU, teaching them how to balance all parts of their busy lives. “It’s a wraparound for the student-athlete to ensure...

Wanna Get Lucky? Start 2018 with the Eating-for-Luck Tradition on New Year’s Day

December 29, 2017

People in many countries eat certain foods on the first day of the year to bring them luck all year long. While it may not guarantee more wealth or love, eating special foods on New Year’s is an optimistic, hopeful way to start the year.

Educational excursion: ASU faculty members seeking insights, research partners in Israel

December 22, 2017

Israel offers as intriguing a panorama of cultural, historical, religious and political significance as just about any place in the world. An opportunity to meet some of the people and see some of the prominent places at the center of such a pulsating environment draws interest from hundreds of faculty members at colleges and universities in the United States in...

ASU's year in review 2017

December 21, 2017

There was no shortage of changes for the nation and Arizona State University in 2017. In a year that celebrated the 15th anniversary of the New American University, the faculty, staff and students have made advancements in many fields of research, formed new partnerships and found innovative ways to help the communities they serve. Related: Photos of the year from...

3 ways to transform your outlook through mindfulness

December 15, 2017

We like to think of the holidays as a time of peace, joy and family togetherness, but very often the reality is quite different: feeling stress over gifts and finances, overwhelmed by bursting calendars and guilt over not being anything resembling jolly. It's time to re-center. Experts at Arizona State University's new Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience offer these...

A first for their families

December 14, 2017

After 10 years, three changes of major and two children, Ashley Pitman graduated from college this week — the first in her family to earn a degree. Like many first-generation students, her journey took a bit longer, but she knows that she’s secured a future for herself and her family with her bachelor’s of nursing degree from Arizona State University...

ASU grad aims to improve lives, community through health education

December 11, 2017

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Madisyn Forst has always been inspired to help other people. Now as she graduates from Arizona State University with her Bachelor of Science in health education and health promotion from the College of Health Solutions , she will make a career...

Healthy Devils: Easy egg sandwiches for nutritious brain food

December 7, 2017

Editor's Note: This is the third installment in an ASU Now series featuring nutritious recipes demonstrated by faculty from the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion , an academic unit of ASU’s College of Health Solutions . The first installment covered overnight oats , and the second installment was about electrolyte drinks . If anyone knows a tough customer, it’s...

ASU Online grad gratified that he could care for his mom while studying

December 1, 2017

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . ASU Online students have the flexibility to learn anywhere, and Christian Hansen’s go-to spot was in the hospital where his mother was being treated for cancer. “Strangely, my favorite spot to study became Room No. 1 at the El Camino Hospital...

ASU experts put gluten-free diets under the microscope

November 29, 2017

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Walk into the local grocery store and you’re likely to find an array of products with the words “gluten-free” splashed across the label. Everything from cereal to frozen pizza to pasta — even water — is getting...