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More than ‘thank you for your service’

A first of its kind 18-credit certificate program aimed at closing the American military-civilian gap will launch during the fall semester at Arizona State University. The program “Veterans, Society and Service” is the university’s first undergraduate certificate dedicated solely to the study of veterans, military culture and how it relates to society. ASU’s Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement proposed this new field of academic study, which will be housed under the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Enrollment started Feb. 22. Professor Mark von Hagen, one of the program architects, is available for media interviews. 

ASU professor foreshadows some drama ahead of the Oscars

The anticipation is running high for the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony. We’re sure to see a bit of everything, including epic films, indies and some diversity. Nominations for the March 4 award show include “The Shape of Water,” a low-budget fantasy, leading the Oscar race with 13 nominations. But the real drama taking center stage that night may have nothing to do with films, said Guillermo Reyes, a professor with ASU’s School of Film, Dance and Theatre. Reyes teaches a class about the nominations.

New law sparks debate about how much schooling nurses need

In late December 2017, New York signed legislation mandating that all new nurses in the state earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) within 10 years of initial licensure. The move sparked heated debate in the health-care industry, with legitimate arguments both in favor and against the new law. Heidi Sanborn, clinical assistant professor and interim director of the RN-BSN and Concurrent Enrollment Program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, weighs in on the situation and what it means for the future of health care in the U.S. 

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The Flu

Matthew Scotch
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Health Solutions
EXPERTISE: Public health and viruses
Q&A: Why is this year's flu season so bad?


Jim Bell 
Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration
EXPERTISE: Solar system, planets, commercial space exploration
Q&A: What the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch means for the future of space travel


Victor Benjamin
Assistant Professor, W. P. Carey School of Business
EXPERTISE: Cybersecurity, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning

The Royal Monarchy

Retha Warnicke
Professor, The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
EXPERTISE: European History
Q&A: Prince Harry's marriage and the royal family dynamics

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