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Friday, June 14, 2019
PTC invites you to apply for the 2019-2020 Research Seed Grant Cycle! The PTC Research Seed Grants support academic year-long collaborative efforts by Arizona State University (ASU) faculty interested in pursuing research focused on the cultural, economic, political and environmental processes occurring at the intersection of borders and society, with emphasis on the Arizona-Sonora border region. Applications focusing on other borders and transborder communities are also welcome to apply....
Friday, June 14, 2019
PTC invites you to apply for the 2019-2020 Research Seed Grant Cycle! The PTC Research Seed Grants support academic year-long collaborative efforts by Arizona State University (ASU) faculty interested in pursuing research focused on the cultural, economic, political and environmental processes occurring at the intersection of borders and society, with emphasis on the Arizona-Sonora border region. Applications focusing on other borders and transborder communities are also welcome to apply....
Friday, June 14, 2019
En el marco de las atribuciones encomendadas al Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt), éste instrumenta su objetivo en fomentar la formación, el desarrollo y la vinculación de la comunidad científica con el fin de consolidar las estrategias y las capacidades nacionales que puedan satisfacer las necesidades y prioridades del país en beneficio del bienestar social, a partir del desarrollo humanista, científico y tecnológico. Mediante el Programa Presupuestario de Becas de Posgrado y...
Friday, April 12, 2019
The U.S.-Mexico border is a complicated mosaic of unpredictable policies and shifting economic tides. A patchwork of man-made and natural barriers spanning four U.S. states and almost 2,000 miles, the stretch is usually defined by the things it separates. But at the Arizona-Sonora Colloquium, academics aimed to challenge that notion by reconnecting the area’s historic ties and forging a more sustainable future for both lands. The biennial event convened for its latest session April 4–5 at...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Asking about the less obvious consequences of technology is one of Torie Bosch’s rules for thinking about the future, which she shared with an audience in Mexico City last week. Bosch is the editor of Future Tense and an editor-in-residence and lecturer at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She was joined by Pablo Duarte, an editor of the prestigious Mexican magazine Letras Libres, and Alejandro Pisanty, a professor of chemistry at the Universidad Nacional...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
A webinar appearance by ASU President Michael M. Crow and live discussion with Mexican researcher Sergio Alcocer about higher education in the 21st Century is one of two upcoming events announced recently by ASU’s Convergence Lab in Mexico City. Alcocer is president of “México Exponencial,” a think tank focused on generating dialogue on innovation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and other topics about government, private industry and academia. The second event, in April, will delve into...
Friday, January 18, 2019
On the second-floor balcony of Noble Library – among artifacts, photographs, maps and charts – students can find a floppy disk sitting in a glass case. While the type of storage device may be obsolete, the information it holds is part of an ongoing study at the Teotihuacan Mapping Project, a research effort working to transfer data about the ancient Mexican city once home to 100,000 people. Michael E. Smith, a professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and director of...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Arizona State University attracts students from all over the world for varied reasons — degree program variety, accessibility, recommendation from others, research and program reputation, athletics and many others.  But for an aspiring PhD student from Mexico, choosing ASU came down to primarily one thing she discovered while conducting research for her master’s degree: an inspiring professor. María Rita Plancarte Martínez, now a senior leader serving as a vice rector with the Universidad de...
Friday, June 15, 2018
Emerita professor's work with University of Guanajuato highlights overlooked contributor to weight gain — poor sleep quality An Arizona State University emerita professor is working with Mexican academics to help fight obesity by exposing a rarely talked about, sneaky and harmful contributor to weight gain: bad sleep. Carol Baldwin, a distinguished veteran nurse with the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, travels to the University of Guanajuato in central Mexico twice a year to...

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