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2018

October

In 1954, a group of 32 social scientists led by Kenneth B. Clark, an African-American psychologist, filed a brief with the U.S.

Schools that install a lot of indoor cameras may not be improving security while in fact making children feel less safe, a U.S. study suggests.

September

New research by an Arizona State University professor shows that some methods of addressing security in schools may actually make students feel less safe.

Every day, black people have to navigate in “white spaces,” dispelling stereotypes and convincing everyone that they’re worthy.

August

This April, the United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network launched the Millennium Fellowship.

Recent and ongoing changes to U.S.

Amy Pennar, a former Arizona State University doctoral student in family and human development at the T.

July

While the policies for separating children from their parents or guardians at the U.S.-Mexico border have recently changed, there are still many concerns about the short- and long-term effects suff

In late May, Professor Nina Berman of the School of International Letters and Cultures, Professor Beth Blue Swadener of the School of Social Transformation and Lecturer Paul Quinn, director of the

Guns — few issues evoke as much passion and raw emotion from almost all corners of society. No matter what your opinion of them is, they are a defining part of what it means to be an American.

June

With more than 2,000 children currently separated from their parents as a result of recent border policies, the U.S. is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

American flag bunting, barbecues, Bomb Pops and John Philip Sousa: We all know the trappings of a great July Fourth celebration.

May

Larissa Gaias recently received her PhD from Arizona State University's T.

High school sometimes seems like a Darwinian environment: survival is dependent on keeping up with the crowd, creating barriers, and maintaining the status quo.

April

We are often quick to thank military personnel for their service, but do we really offer the necessary support for them and their families?

A recent viral video showing two women vandalizing a local mosque while sharing their ideology with three young children brought the topics of hate (and hate crimes) and tolerance back to the foref

On Tuesday, May 8, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities

Dating back to the mid-16th century, the term “tomboy” has undergone changes in both gender and definition.

March

How do students cope and find meaning when they begin to question the faith they’ve grown up with?

Immigration uncertainty is causing headaches — literally — for millions of Latino parents across the country, regardless of their legal status.

February

“Gunfire Erupts at a School. Leaders Offer Prayers. Children Are Buried. Repeat.”

Michelle Missler, a master's degree recipient in sociology, from Arizona State University's T.

A new demographic of never-married women in their 40s who have children has emerged in recent years, in sharp contrast to traditional family models like the so-called "nuclear family."

Cammy Bellis, from Arizona State University's T.

January

Arizona State University’s Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics has surpassed Harvard in the Center for World University Rankings on fa

Social media can be extremely useful when you have something to shout from the rooftops — like, say, groundbreaking research — and indeed, many scholars regularly use it so.

T. Denny Sanford’s name is associated with major philanthropic gifts throughout the U.S.

2017

December

On Tuesday, Dec.12, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, n

The Girl Scouts have put out a notice reminding parents and others that girls shouldn’t feel fo

Sarah Lindstrom Johnson. assistant professor from Arizona State University’s T.

Last year, for the first time ever, the T.

While Thanksgiving has passed, the holiday season remains in full swing with many more family get-togethers approaching.

November

Carol Martin from Arizona State University’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics was recently cited in the article.

Professionals whose college days are behind them still need to learn new skills to stay at the top of their game, and Arizona State University has launched a new way to do that.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse and Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has awarded Kit Elam, an assistant professor at Arizona State Uni

Richard Fabes, from Arizona State University's T.

October

The “talk” parents are having with their children about sex is undergoing a sea change.

According to the most recent U.S.

It’s First Friday at the Children’s Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

A $7 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), of the National Institutes of Health, will fund a specialized research “Center for Excellence” at A

Shock, sadness, fear, anger, confusion. Life as they know it just took a dramatic turn for hundreds of people in the aftermath of this weekend’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

September

In June 2017, three Arizona State University students received a very exciting email — they had been selected to attend the

On a recent Saturday morning in September, a small group of people files into a room at Arizona State University’s Counseling Training Center on the Tempe campus.

August

Rolling a ball to a baby can be adorable fun, but it’s also a way to build a crucial bond that can affect the child’s emotional growth.

Local NBC 12 News recently sought the expert advice of Arizona State University's Megan Pratt to address the controversy about delaying kids from kindergarten to ensure they’re mentally ready.

July

Three graduate students from Arizona State University’s T.

May

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

April

The wood-burning fireplace is now a reading nook and the once-bare walls are covered with bright posters, but the Child Development Lab at Arizona State University is much the same as when it start

On Tuesday, May 9, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at th

February

From visiting one of the most beautiful Nordic cities, to exploring interpersonal relationships on beaches in Fiji, to understanding the integration of science and humanities in Italy, Arizona Stat

As the federal government wrangles over the rights of transgender students, an Arizona State University expert says that politics aside, schools can still create an affirming environment for those

January

A study published Monday by ASU psychology professor Gary Ladd found that contrary to popular assumptions, bullying is mor

From being a first-generation college student to catching a notorious bank robber featured on "America’s Most Wanted," Arizona State University alumnus Manuel J.

2016

December

Researchers have known for some time that certain environmental factors in a neighborhood — adequate lighting, access to green space, safe crosswalks — can affect the happiness of its residents.

October

“He” and “she” are short words, but they are a big deal for young people who are transgender.

July

ASU Student Gets Letter From President

Arizona State University (ASU) graduate student, Millicent Pepion, received a letter from the President of the United States, President Barack Obama, in a response to a letter she wrote to him earl

May

2016 Outstanding Graduates

A look at the spring 2016 Outstanding Graduates award winners, who are chosen from each college to be honored during Arizona State University's Graduate Commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

April

On Tuesday, May 10, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest-achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at t

Thanks to a recent award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Arizona State University’s Ira A.

March

Diamond Bravo, a Doctoral Student in the Program in Family and Human Development in the Sanford School, was chosen as a Harvard Postdoctoral Fellow

Dean James Ryan announces three postdoctoral fellows as part of the newly developed Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Development.

February

To get an idea of how increasingly diversified the United States has become, all one has to do is look to the current occupants of the polestar of American iconography: the White House.

2015

December

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are

November

Sanford School Members are Positively Impacting Families in our Community

We'd like to take a moment to congratulate Bridget Seeley and her husband, Bret Seeley, for receiving The Foster Parents of the Year Award from

Driven by a burning desire to succeed in a competitive workforce, four remarkable alumni from Arizona State University have gone above and beyond in their professional careers to create positive ch

October

Editor's note: Leading up to Homecoming, we'll be running several stories a week on ASU alumni.

September

America is largely a country of immigrants.

July

Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor is selected to receive Marie F. Peters Award

The Ethnic Minorities Section of the National Council on Fam

April

Cammy Bellis was awarded the CSW 2015 Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award

Each year, the Commission on the Status of Women seeks to honor those individuals, groups or teams whose efforts most exemplify and further the mission of the CSW.

Vanessa Sandoval awarded the Roberto L. Pastor Student Award

Vanessa Sandoval, a Sanford School student, has been awarded

January

Most Meaningful College Majors: Child Development and Family Studies top the list

According to

2014

December

Sanford School doctoral graduate students win Hult Prize

Congratulations to Larissa Gais and Diana Gal for winning the ASU competition for the Hult Prize 2015 Challenge in Early Childhood Education.

November

ASU Sanford School a national leader in social sciences

The T.

The Sanford School is highly ranked in Human Development/Family Studies Programs

The first publicly available rankings of Human Development/F

October

Anti-bullying effort partners with ASU

Arizona State University President Michael Crow, Phoenix May

ASU President Michael Crow, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and First Lady Nicole Stanton are taking an active stance against bullying with the announcement of the creation of the Dion Initiative for Ch

April

The Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Awards were established in memory of Zebulon Pearce, who graduated from Territorial Normal School at Tempe (now ASU) with teacher's credentials in 1899.

Natalie D. Wilkens - Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Natalie D.