ASU strives to have a faculty representative of the diversity of the state and nation, and its incoming cohort is the latest example of that. Of the more than 140 new tenured and tenure-track faculty, 28 percent are minority and 42 percent are female.
With support from the National Science Foundation, Arizona State University is part of the Urban Water Innovation Network, which helps communities increase the resilience of their water systems and enhance preparedness for responding to water crises.
According to a Smithsonian Magazine feature titled "Human Sex Chromosomes Are Sloppy DNA Swappers," ASU assistant professor Melissa Wilson Sayres has discovered that the X and Y chromosome are not very neat when pairing and sharing DNA.
For his lasting contribution to the conservation of mammals and their habitats, the American Society of Mammalogists has given the Aldo Leopold Award to Arizona State University professor Andrew Smith.
ASU and Arizona Christian University's new partnership allows third-year students at the private accredited Christian school to transfer seamlessly into ASU’s biology program. The partnership reflects ASU's commitment to expanding interdisciplinary opportunities.
Many animal lovers dream of becoming veterinarians, but some realize during college that there are other ways to interact with animals. Susannah French, a 2006 alumna of ASU's School of Life Sciences, chose one such path and is now an assistant professor at Utah State University studying reptiles and their environment.