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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...
December 4, 2016

ASU selected as institutional partner for renowned transdisciplinary organization

The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) has announced Arizona State University as its partner institution after a competitive, nationwide search.
November 14, 2016

Alternate career paths for humanities students

With a shrinking job market in tenure-track faculty positions, doctoral students in the humanities often must compete for alternative academic — known as “alt-ac” — careers, or even search for jobs...
November 13, 2016

Foodies get a taste of the future

Chefs, professors and everyday foodies were busy using their taste buds to delineate the finer notes of hibiscus, passion fruit and orange blossom. Their minds, however, were focused on whether they’...
October 16, 2016

ASU scholars led humanities lab discussion in D.C.

Representatives from several labs, as well as from foundations and federal agencies, met at NEH headquarters in Washington, D.C. to participate in “The Humanities Laboratory: Discussions of New...
October 11, 2016

Book on emotions and capitalism wins transdisciplinary award

"The Emotional Logic of Capitalism" challenges the traditional perception of capitalism as a rational monster, devoid of emotion or social roots, and instead reveals its deep emotional and...

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