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2011

It was an unusual career path for Carlos Castillo-Chavez, an Arizona State University Regents’ Professor and mathematical epidemiologist. 

What’s to do on a summer evening in the Valley of the Sun?

Schools were closed, restaurants shuttered and large public gatherings cancelled.

Seven years ago, Arizona State University’s Department of Anthropology began its transformation into the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

Arizona State University biological anthropology professor Alexandra Brewis addresses the trade-offs for being tall on the "Room for Debate" page of the New York Times.

People whose friends and family are overweight are more likely to be overweight themselves, but the reason for this is a mystery.

A 2009 Gallup Poll found that only 39 percent of Americans say they “believe in the theory of evolution,” and not surprisingly, the poll found a strong relationship between education and belief in

The Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology, in collaboration with the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, presents ALTERNATIVE, a multi-media artistic exploration of the general p

While serving as a Marine in Iraq, Chris Caseldine decided he wanted a career that allowed him to travel the world and learn about other cultures.

As an 18 year old, Daniel Sadoway walked away from a National Merit Scholarship to join the U.S. Army. That decision shocked many who knew Sadoway as a straight-A student who loved learning.

Did climate change shape human evolution? That is the question marine geologist and geochemist Peter deMenocal is trying to answer.

Marco Janssen has a doctorate in math, but he was never interested in being a mathematician.

Charles Redman, founding director of ASU's School of Sustainability, makes a case for “Anthropology as Key to Sustainability Science” in the April issue of the American Anthropological Association’

It’s often a challenge for academic institutions to effectively relay research results to the general public.

A comment from an Arizona State University biological anthropologist is the “quotation of the day” in the March 31 edition of the New Yor

Slim bodies often are idealized by Americans, who seem to have a disparaging attitude towards fatness. But, does the rest of the world view overweight bodies the same way?

When influenza pandemics arrive, the specter of disease spread through person-to-person contact can mean that schools close, hand sanitizer sales rise, and travellers stay home.

One of the most complex human mysteries involves how and why we became an outlier species in terms of biological success.

The Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology will present “Choosing a Future with Water: Lessons from the Hohokam,” an exhibition exploring the significanc

Archaeology is a vital tool in understanding the long-term consequences of human impact on the environment. Computational modeling can refine that understanding.

A recent eHow article on anthropology schools named Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change among the top four picks for exceptionality.

Kristi Lewton has a long history with anthropology. As a child, she was intrigued by fossil bones. She attended paleontological digs and cleaned fossils at a natural history museum.

The innovative work being done by anthropologist Daniel Hruschka is the subject of a new book, “Friendship: Development, Ecology, and Evolution of a Relationship,” and a recent interview with PLoS’

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