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The merger of the Global Institute of Sustainability and the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society brings an unprecedented unification of expertise and facilities dedicated to solve problems and sustain the integrity of our planet and its life-supporting systems.

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Universities collaborate to create new Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute (BPRI)

Universities collaborate to create new Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute (BPRI)

ASU to join six other universities to create an institute to better understand locust phase change. As a formidable ecological force, locusts have a long history of devastating crops and causing food insecurity throughout history and around the world. A secret to their success—dubbed phase polyphenism—is a textbook case of phenotypic plasticity where an individual can...

Taming locusts in Senegal: Working with communities, empowering women

Taming locusts in Senegal: Working with communities, empowering women

Locusts are a major pest in many parts of the world, damaging plants and livelihoods. Senegal is one such place; farmers constantly battle migrating swarms of the local Senegalese grasshopper. Led by Associate Professor Arianne Cease from the School of Sustainability and funded by USAID, the Global Locust Initiative went to Senegal — an area where...

ASU moves up to No. 4 in Sierra Club's 'coolest schools'

ASU moves up to No. 4 in Sierra Club's 'coolest schools'

Sierra magazine, the national publication of the Sierra Club, released its 14th annual “Cool Schools” competitive ranking of North America’s greenest colleges and universities on Sept. 28, ranking Arizona State University fourth out of more than 300 institutions. This is the fourth year ASU has scored in the top 20; last year it was No. 10. Each...

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