Dr. Sara Brownell's Article is One of Best For the Year in Journal CBE Life Sciences Education!

April 7, 2014


This article was selected as one of the best articles of the year from the journal CBE Life Sciences Education.  According to the journal:

"Every year a subset of articles from CBE--Life Sciences Education are compiled into a Highlights issue. Articles are selected to represent the breadth of work published in the journal and to be exemplars of life science education research and evidence based practice.

The article itself focuses on the issue of professional identity as being a possible barrier to faculty pedagogical change.  

Dr. Brownell comments that in the article, "we position that most faculty in life sciences have a strong research identity - the product of years of training in graduate school and postdoctoral work - but have a limited teaching identity - if at all.  Because faculty do not have a strong teaching identity, they do not feel as though they need to change the way they teach - because it is outside the realm of their professional identity."

Dr. Maienschein Publishes Latest Book!

April 7, 2014

Dr. Maienschein, who is passionate about the public's perception of biology, discusses the possibilities that Embryo research reveals. This research is promising to some, yet deeply frightening to others. She argues that the public should have access to up-to-date scientific information about these issues so they can know the whole story.

Interview with Dr. Maienschein Featured on AAAS Member Central

April 7, 2014

Dr. Maeinschein was recently interviewed for a 'Member Spotlight'  feature on the AAAS blog. She talks about the public perception of biology and the importance of examining the history of science in order to understand how it works.

Global Classroom Featured in the State Press

April 7, 2014

The Global Classroom is a partnership between Arizona State University and Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. The Center for Biology and Society partners with the School of Sustainability to create this exciting learning experiment that aims to develop a model for Liberal Arts Education. Video Technology (an ASU partner), Google Hangouts, and Adobe Connect allow students in Germany and the US to meet for class and effectively communicated across the ocean. In the Fall, Leupahna students visit ASU for two weeks, and in the Spring ASU visits Leuphana for two weeks. Read more about this interdisciplinary and intercultural experiment in the feature article in the State Press. 

CBS Students Attend Clinton Global Initiative

April 2, 2014

Rachel Gur-Arie and Alexis Abboud, accelerated BS/MS students studying Biology and Society with a focus in Bioscience Ethics, Policy, and Law, attended the conference along with 1,200 international and American students.

Embryo Project Training Scholars Have Arrived

March 19, 2014

The Embryo Project (EP) engages and connects researchers who aim to capture and investigate the history, science, and contexts of embryology in new ways. The EP combines scholarly research with the science of informatics.

Evolutionary medicine expert joins ASU faculty

March 2, 2014

After a conversation with CBS Manfred Laubichler and Provost Robert Page, Randolph M. Nesse, one of the world’s preeminent researchers and teachers in the field of evolutionary medicine, joins the Arizona State University faculty this semester.

ASU Students Impress at AAAS!

February 27, 2014

"Our trip to Chicago and the AAAS conference surpassed my expectations in so many ways."
"Before the AAAS Annual Meeting I had never attended a research conference and was unsure of what to expect."
"The 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting was a phenomenal experience I will forever cherish as a highlight of my academic career. "

Classroom lessons go global at ASU through technology

January 30, 2014

The Global Classroom, a pilot project funded by a $900,000 award from the Mercator Foundation, utilizes video conferencing; intensive writing assignments and student writing workshops; online exhibits; peer-to-peer mentoring; and in-person international exchange.

World renowned fire expert, CBS' Steve Pyne, discusses the health of U.S. forests

January 24, 2014

The Weather Channel interviews Steve Pyne, ASU School of Life Sciences professor and world renowned fire expert. Pyne discusses how changes in both climate and land use have dramatically affected the health of U.S. forests.

ASU School of Life Sciences, Phoenix Zoo team up for conservation research

January 24, 2014

Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences and the Phoenix Zoo are launching a new program to strengthen animal conservation efforts by collaborating on new research and improving conservation communications and outreach to the public.

Evolutionary medicine expert joins ASU faculty

January 24, 2014

After a conversation with CBS Manfred Laubichler and Provost Robert Page, Randolph M. Nesse, one of the world’s preeminent researchers and teachers in the field of evolutionary medicine, joins the Arizona State University faculty this semester.

Michael Dietrich is "Drawn to Controversy"

January 13, 2014

By digging through dusty storerooms and reading dead people’s mail, science historian and philosopher Michael Dietrich keeps biologists attuned to the past and mindful of the present.

CBS Faculty Dr Gerber introduces "whale-shares"

January 8, 2014

Want to save the whales? Put a price on them says ASU professor, Leah Gerber.