In the News


May 22, 2018

New certificate offers innovative approach to challenges in health

A human is more than bones, muscles, neurons and DNA: ASU to offer new Health Humanities Certificate, encouraging interdisciplinary and culturally-responsive study of health and wellbeing.
April 22, 2018

ASU scholars save priceless manuscripts from obscurity

In 2015, an ASU-led group of scholars visiting a monastery in Germany was unexpectedly granted entrée to its usually off-limits library. Inside was a treasure trove of previously unknown texts dating...
April 10, 2018

ASU fellows rethink health and well-being

A group of interdisciplinary ASU scholars are conducting research to challenge and explore our notions of health through the Institute for Humanities Research’s Fellows Program. Their research...
February 13, 2018

ASU scholars preserve Phoenix history

Researchers from across Arizona State University are coming together to analyze, preserve and revitalize historic materials found during the renovation of Park Central Mall in midtown Phoenix. The...
November 6, 2017

Are humans 'out of time'?

Questions about the nature of time and space and how they relate to mankind and the Earth have confounded some of the greatest minds over the years. Now, ASU Associate Professor Ronald Broglio thinks...
October 17, 2017

Counting the dead

So unusual was the 1918 influenza that its symptoms were often misdiagnosed. This particular strain of flu virus took its deadliest toll on young adults who were previously healthy, and it claimed an...
October 3, 2017

ASU professor sheds new light on citizenship

ASU professor Charles T. Lee questions our approaches to citizenship and eliciting change in our current democratic system.
May 23, 2017

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

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...
March 31, 2017

ASU event to showcase how the arts can help people cope with disease

There are 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, 1 million with Parkinson’s and nearly half a million with multiple sclerosis. And with an aging U.S. population, it’s likely those numbers will...
February 13, 2017

The rise of graphic novels

Print book sales have been on decline since the Great Recession with one exception: graphic novels. Taking advantage of the momentum, ASU is bringing in award-winning author and illustrator Mark...