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Jan. 20 marked one year since Donald Trump became president of the United States. Since then, politicians, pundits and citizens of all stripes have watched as America became a nation more deeply divided than ever before. On Monday evening, Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict hosted two former White House officials at the Marston Exploration...
Pakistan, Palestine, Nigeria and many developing countries may soon feel the pinch if the Trump administration and the British government carry out their threats to cut foreign aid. The two countries have stated they are questioning the efficacy of the funding and wonder if the money might be better spent on infrastructure projects. The United States and the U.K. spend...
Each January the National Association of College and University Business Officers compiles data from hundreds of institutions of higher learning across the U.S., public and private. The result is the NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE), a definitive report that serves as an annual benchmark of the performance of university investment funds. The NCSE for fiscal year 2017, released today, credits...
In 2021, a spacecraft the size of a Cheerios box will carry a small telescope into Earth orbit on an unusual mission. Its task is to monitor the flares and sunspots of small stars to assess how habitable the space environment is for planets orbiting them. The spacecraft, known as the Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat, or SPARCS for short, is...
Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, featuring a star-studded cast, plenty of Oscar buzz and expectations that it will take home some snazzy hardware at the 90th Academy Awards in March. Approximately 300 students, faculty and friends of ASU’s Cronkite School were treated on Wednesday to a sneak preview of the...
Arizona State University welcomed the first cohort of its new executive master of public administration program last week, bringing together a diverse group of emerging public service leaders. “We’ve attracted a very strong group of individuals from a range of sectors — city management, national security, universities, nonprofits — all seeking leadership and management skills. We could not be more...
A wounded soldier is whisked off a battlefield. To stop him from hemorrhaging, a medic injects him with a tiny capsule packed with electronics, then waves a wand over him. The bleeding ceases. This is bioelectronic medicine, and it’s the future. Arizona State University engineers Jit Muthuswamy and Bruce Towe are working on the cutting edge of it, developing a...
With hospitals more often reaching for antibiotics of last resort to fight infections and recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks crossing borders like never before, the worldwide scientific community has been challenged with developing new antimicrobials to safeguard the population. The research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense — the Defense Advanced Research Program Agency, or DARPA — is known...
Update: Since this story was originally published, Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal have won two journalism awards for their story, "The Uncounted": the 2018 Ellie National Magazine Award for best reporting and the Overseas Press Club of America's 2018 Ed Cunningham Award for best magazine reporting in print or digital on an international story. The American-led coalition fighting the Islamic...

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