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ASU celebrates ancient practice of yoga

June 15, 2017

Thirty years ago the phrase “downward dog” was likely to raise a few eyebrows when overheard in conversation, but nowadays you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t recognize it as a yoga pose. The United Nations seemed to think so when in 2014 it sought to give the more-than-5,000-year-old practice the recognition it deserved by establishing June 21 as...

English professor’s Oxford fellowship broadens ASU role in health-humanities field

May 24, 2017

Arizona State University Professor of English Mark Lussier has been appointed Visiting Research Fellow in Medical Humanities at Worcester College, Oxford University, U.K. Lussier will complete brief residencies at Oxford between August and December 2017, conducting research and helping forge connections between ASU and Oxford in the field of health humanities. Lussier, who is a former chair of the Department...

10 things to know for Better Hearing and Speech Month

May 23, 2017

This month is Better Hearing and Speech Month , which was created to raise awareness about communication and listening disorders each May. At Arizona State University, the Department of Speech and Hearing Science trains speech-language pathologists, audiologists and researchers, and the university boasts highly ranked national programs inside the field. ASU also offers a speech and hearing clinic, which provides...

ASU's adult speech and language programs meet critical needs

May 10, 2017

Imagine going to Starbucks every morning and ordering a drink you don’t want because the one you do want is too hard to say. Imagine interviewing for a job when you can’t remember certain words. Imagine walking out of a summer movie with friends and not being able to express your opinion because you can’t keep up with their conversation...

ASU's outstanding graduates are ready to branch out and bloom

May 8, 2017

Arizona State University's outstanding graduates — both at the undergraduate and graduate level — have already started to change the world for the better, with great potential to keep that going after graduation. Hear their stories in their own words in the videos linked to their photos below. Read more about ASU's Class of 2017. Undergraduate outstanding students Graduate outstanding...

Hands-on semester abroad in Italy solidifies academic path for ASU nutrition major

May 4, 2017

Maggie Matzinger, a College of Health Solutions nutrition major at Arizona State University, has just completed her semester in Perugia, Italy where she participated in the Food and Sustainability Studies Program (FSSP) offered by the Umbra Institute, an American study abroad program, in partnership with the ASU Study Abroad Office. “Looking at this semester as a whole, every workshop and...

Deborah Helitzer named dean of ASU College of Health Solutions

May 3, 2017

Arizona State University Provost Mark Searle has announced the appointment of a new dean of ASU’s College of Health Solutions: Deborah L. Helitzer, who is leaving her position as the founding dean of the College of Population Health at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She will start at ASU on Aug. 1. In her new position at ASU,...

What US health care needs most is visionary leadership, 2 experts say

May 2, 2017

The American health-care delivery system is breaking. It is faltering in so many ways that it can seem like the overall system is beyond fixing. It has become contentious and politicized to the point where it is commonly fought over by politicians, debated endlessly by Americans and yet no substantive changes are enacted that address the system’s core goal —...

Autistics on Campus bust myths, show young students that college is possible

April 27, 2017

The shift from high school to college isn’t always an easy one. The newfound independence can be both freeing and intimidating — especially if you’re autistic. “The transition to college was very frightening for me,” Jenna Breunig said. “Many autistic high schoolers are already struggling to function at their current level of independence. … Being pushed to be even more...

ASU faculty chosen for prestigious Mayo Clinic summer residency

April 19, 2017

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care has chosen eight Alliance Fellows to be part of the inaugural Faculty in Residence program. The six-week program is designed to facilitate long-term collaborations between faculty members and research teams at Mayo Clinic and ASU. This includes fellows involved in science, engineering, biomedical informatics, economics, information systems and biomechanics. Fellows...

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