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The Othello whisperer: A Q&A with Ayanna Thompson

ASU’s Ayanna Thompson talks about her path from Wall Street analyst to Shakespearean scholar and what race has to do with the Bard of Avon.

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A path to reentry: providing tools for youth in the juvenile justice system

ASU researchers are providing career-readiness skills and resources to help youths in the juvenile justice system successfully transition back into their communities.

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Geowhat?

ASU researchers propose geomimicry as part of NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition. Help them win by giving their “Big Idea” your vote.

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Watering down diabetes

ASU researcher Stavros Kavouras sees the glass half full in the fight against diabetes. His research shows that proper hydration could combat negative health outcomes.

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ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and economic development at ASU, in Arizona and globally.

 

Research Growth Areas

How do we feed a growing world population? Is space travel commercially viable? What if we could detect disease before they do permanent harm? ASU researchers are polling their expertise in the natural sciences, engineering, arts and humanities to address big challenges and answer important questions. Learn about key areas where ASU is making discoveries that make a difference.