News

2019

September

Should the mission of a company focus only on the bottom line? Maybe not.

August

The 2019–20 school year is about to begin, and with new beginnings come new faces on the Arizona State University campuses.

July

Artificial intelligence algorithms have become pervasive in daily life, but should they? And what are the drawbacks and advantages of using machine learning?

The 2019 Next Generation Leader cohort at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University has graduated from its 10-month intensive leadership training program.

Since Neuralink’s public launch in 2017, there’s been much speculation about the focus of the company’s research.

April

It was a horrific crime: The villains tracked down mothers and their babies, killed the adults and trafficked the little ones all over the world.

An arrest in the decades-old Golden State Killer

March

When ASU President Michael Crow signaled to the university community with the launch of the 

February

Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), a research unit of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society, has once a

January

Poachers are still making headlines as the demand for rhinos, elephants, tigers and other endangered animals remains strong.

2018

October

Last year almost 87,000 pounds of marijuana were sold to the nearly 153,000 Arizonans who carry medical cards legally allowing them to buy it (that equates to slightly more than half a pound each p

May

The School of International Letters and Cultures is part of a new class being offered in the fall 2018 semester at Arizona State University called the

April

Atop the hill at the end of a ridge, Union Army Col.

March

Many people believe in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

February

The 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" has ushered in a new creation — but it’s something entirely different than the familiar eponymous creature.

2017

December

Professor Douglas Kelley Wins Prestigious Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship or Distinguished Service in Family Communication from the National Communication Association

Education funding in Arizona is one of the most complex, controversial and political issues facing the state.

September

 The Ethics@Twilight lecture series returned this past Thursday with a guided discussion on “Engineering the Brain: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” led by with S

August

Scientists have for the first time edited genes in human embryos to fix a disease-causing mutation, according to a paper published (ironically) in the journal Nature.

June

Lincoln Center Faculty Fellows come from almost every discipline at ASU and execute a diverse range of ethics-related projects.

Despite being only undergraduates, Patrick Sarette and Stephen Lane are spending the summer conducting cutting-edge research in the biomedical sciences to combat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

2016

November

A cheap and radical tool that enables geneticists and researchers to edit genomes easily by removing, adding or altering sections of the DNA sequence is causing a stir among scientists.

July

Adriana Sanford, an alumna of Arizona State University and now a professor there, has been elected to the board of directors of Amnesty International USA.

June

Two hundred years ago, in the early morning hours of June 16, Mary Shelley found herself possessed by a waking dream in which she “saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the

The potential of a gene drive to do good is great. For example, it could be used to eliminate infectious diseases such as malaria or the Zika virus.

Imagine eradicating a disease-transmitting mosquito or removing an invasive plant species with a precise, relatively easy-to-apply technology.

April

Recent advances in biotechnologies, such as the completion of the human genome project and genetic editing, have not only raised ethical questions about their use and effects on humans, but also un

March

Arizona State University recently launched Ethics @ ASU to highlight ethics as a cross-cutting initiative throughout the curriculum and across the university.