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Creating resilient cities: ASU UREx SRN

ASU is leading a team of 50 researchers and practitioners from 15 different institutions to help make urban infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather events.

Resilient cities: From fail-safe to safe-to-fail

ASU’s UREx Sustainability Research Network is exploring how extreme weather events affect urban infrastructure and how we can make cities more resilient.

A positive spin

Lab-on-a-disc offers potential for early, fast and inexpensive disease diagnosis. Find out how ASU researchers are working to make these devices available for clinical use.

Human-nature relationship: “It’s complicated”

As humans impact the environment, the environment impacts us, in turn. ASU researcher Michael Barton studies this complex relationship.

Global connections, global solutions

ASU President Michael Crow talks about how the university is well positioned to solve global problems through its focus on solutions and innovative approach to learning and discovery.

Mining for extremism

A tool developed at ASU analyzes websites and social media to study potentially dangerous extremist movements.

ASU and USAID helping rural Guyana out of the dark

About 1.5 billion people around the world live without electricity. The VOCTEC program, funded by USAID and led by ASU, aims to change that.

Student innovation on display

ASU students are finding creative ways to solve global challenges, from poor communities in Mexico to education reform here in the U.S.

Connecting with Neal A. Lester

A conversation with Project Humanities director Neal Lester on everything from notions of "professional" hair to the subtext he finds in all forms of literature to his research on the "n-word."

Returning migrants: Strangers at home

Mexican families living in the U.S. often return to Mexico or get forcibly deported. But after they’ve built a life here, their country of origin may not feel much like home.