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2018

May

Math has been John Douglas (J.D.) House’s favorite subject since he was eight years old. Math felt structured and clear cut, and it made sense to him.

Can a fast food job, the Navy and Wikipedia lead to your ideal career?

That’s what led Arizona State University graduate Christopher Cameron to his actuarial sciences degree.

April

We worry about a lot of dangers in the modern world, but what's actually most likely to hurt us?

It's an actuary's job to know the answers — or at least the probabilities.

On Tuesday, May 8, 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

2017

December

Naala Brewer Arizona State University Professor and lecturer for the Florence prison.

Every Thursday morning, Arizona State University mathematics lecturer Naala Brewer makes the one-hour plus drive to Florence prison.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

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.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

On Tuesday, Dec.12, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, n

Can you break the code?

June

An essay contest for math people? Sounded like an intriguing idea to Arizona State University student Zhihan Jennifer Zhang.

May

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences recently hosted its annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony celebrating outstanding students, faculty and staff at the Sun Devil Welcome Center au

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

April

On Tuesday, May 9, 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 th

Charles Wexler did not believe in muddling classes with tests. Class time was for learning. Testing — a far lesser pursuit — was for Saturdays.

February

For five evenings over the course of February, the public was invited onto Arizona State University's campuses for Night of the Open Door to see what each ha

January

As Phoenix continues to sprawl toward Tucson, urban planners are working to prevent the entire 100-mile corridor between Arizona’s largest metro areas from becoming nothing but concrete and asphalt

2016

December

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

October

Steve Schramm started out at Arizona State University as a chemistry major and wanted to go to law school.

Everyone’s got a morning routine; certain steps we take to get cleaned, dressed, fed and out the door on time. The order of those steps is very important. Switch it up and you could be late.

June

Arizona State University has no shortage of high-achieving Sun Devils making their mark on the world — and being recognized for it.

May

Three of Arizona State University’s top professors have been recognized for combining their passion for teaching with engagement with the larger world in ways that help ASU students become master l

An international group of mathematicians at Arizona State University and other institutions have released a new kind of online resource to help discover uncharted mathematical worlds.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

April

On Tuesday, May 10, 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 t

Three students from Arizona State University have been named Goldwater Scholars, a prestigious national scholarship awarded to students across the nation who are doing research in science, technolo

Having more than 100 high school students excited about math sounds like an April Fool's hoax, but thanks to some creative workshops that incorporated candy, rope untangling and colored pencils, th

March

Ken Levine, formerly from New York, now calls Arizona home and Arizona State his adopted alma mater.

Lin Wang, an Arizona State University graduate, won a Fulbright grant and is working as an English teaching assistant in Taiwan.

February

For five evenings over the course of February, the public was invited onto Arizona State University's campuses for Night of the Open Door, to see what each h

Gaming the system and ending up on a white sand beach, watching clouds drift by.

January

What would happen if the vacant land around Phoenix were converted to urban farms? Could it bring sustainable, locally grown food closer to consumers?

Like hundreds of other teachers, Krystal Yeager is returning to her high school math classroom after winter break.

2015

December

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are

November

Driven by a burning desire to succeed in a competitive workforce, four remarkable alumni from Arizona State University have gone above and beyond in their professional careers to create positive ch

October

This summer President Barack Obama became the first sitting president of the United States to visit a federal prison, touring one in Oklahoma.

August

Jeff Durham has always liked math: “Math is something I’ve always enjoyed — the way it makes you think about a problem.”

ASU President Michael Crow and Jose Ferreira, founder and CEO of Knewton, an adaptive-learning company, spoke about the need for an educational revolution and the importance of math during a talk t

May

Arizona State University student Jakob Hansen and ASU professor Horst Thieme have received Charles Wexler awards for their excellence in mathematics.

2014

October

John Stufken has joined Arizona State University as the inaugural Charles Wexler Professor in Statistics at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences.

September

Arizona State University professor Sergei Suslov and Regents’ Professor Carlos Castillo-Chavez have been awarded the Leonhard Euler Prize 2014.

July

An Arizona State University professor is traveling to London to help develop a qualitative theory for describing the long-term, unusual and hard-to-predict behavior in random processes that arise i

June

Arizona State University graduate Bethany Fowler of Uvalde, Texas, is among the first 50 Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teach

May

Michael Horst has always been a talented musician. At Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, he played baritone sax in the marching band, piano in the jazz band and cello in the orchestra.

A team of researchers from Arizona State University has found that releasing excess heat from air conditioners running during the night resulted in higher outside temperatures, worsening the urban

Working as a cook at a local fast-food restaurant proved to be a pivotal turning point in Alasdair Martin’s life when he realized he didn’t want to serve French fries for eternity.

Inspired by a sense of duty to the world, David Choi, a senior majoring in economics and supply chain management and mathematics at Arizona State University, is on a mission to tackle hunger and fo

On the cusp of graduation, more than 2,500 of ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students are poised as adaptable critical thinkers, entrepreneurs and leaders destined to shift the course o

April

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students selected as Dean’s medalists will graduate in May with diplomas in their hands and opportunities ahead. 

Three outstanding Arizona State University juniors who already are doing sophisticated research have won Goldwater Scholarships, the nation’s premier awards for undergraduates studying science, mat

March

Arizona State University is gearing up to produce more and better-prepared high school math teachers, addressing a critical need in classrooms around the state and the nation.

February

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University has received a gift provided by Blue Cross Blue Sh

January

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2013

September

Three Arizona State University professors, with multiple awards, honors and publications among them, are also distinguished by commitment to their students’ academic and professional success.

June

Matthew Brown, an Arizona State University physics and math major, has won the 2013-2014 Goldwater Scholarship.

March

Arizona State University is gearing up to produce more and better-prepared school teachers, addressing a critical need in classrooms around the state.

2012

December

Julia Anglin plans to travel the world next summer in search of the most successful methods for teaching mathematics.

In an article published Dec.