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Looking to the future by examining the past

November 17, 2015

ASU archaeologist Christopher Morehart's NSF-funded research examines humans' relationships with the environment. He is currently taking a look at the Northern Basin of Mexico in the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic periods.

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Nurturing her passion

The inaugural issue of the ASU Foundation's IMPACT magazine features global health undergraduate Annie Carson, who spent last summer researching maternal health and childbirth practices in 6 foreign nations ...

A dirty – but important – job

SHESC director Alexandra Brewis Slade also co-directs Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions, which explores the many aspects of obesity. It helps support devilSPARC, an NIH-funded study that oversees devilWASTE, a project aiming to gain a new perspective on student health by examinig gut bacteria ...

Lessons from medieval monks

Bioarchaeology grad student Elise Alonzi is finding clues to ancient lifeways in Ireland's monasteries ...

Chaos or collaboration? ASU researcher looks at how humans learned to cooperate

ASU evolutionary anthropologist Ian Gilby has produced a study of three chimpanzee communities showing that hunting in groups is catalyzed by the actions of certain individuals known as "impact hunters" ...  

Defining how we will survive: What is sustainability?

"Sustainability" is heralded as the solution to our overtaxed planet's woes, but what exactly is it? School professors Charles Redman and Chris Boone help shape the discussion ...

Research explores life after weight-loss surgery

The Better Post-Bariatric Lives project is using interviews with Mayo Clinic patients – prior to their bariatric surgery, immediately after it and several months following it – to better understand the personal effects of fat stigma, as well as weight loss ...

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Johanson among first offering ASU Global Freshman Academy course

Anthropology icon Donald Johanson will offer ASM 246 Human Origins in ASU's Global Freshman Academy, a pioneering program that provides a unique entry point to undergraduate education.

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