If Politics Has You Down, Crash a Graduation Ceremony

Today's College Grads Exude Optimism and a Commitment to Teamwork That Political Leaders Would Do Well to Emulate

Around the country, graduation speakers are stepping up to podiums to deliver messages of inspiration and hope. But this is not your typical graduation season. This year, speakers honored at commencement ceremonies must calibrate their words of wisdom to cut through the chatter of a political season whose discourse has turned coarse, bitter, and disheartening.

At Arizona State University’s commencement a few weeks ago, Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp advised the newly-minted graduates to remember the importance of inclusion and diversity and the need to break down barriers that keep …

Life—As We Know It—Is in His Hands

Our DNA Is Software. And J. Craig Venter’s Going to Code Us All.

We’ve reached a pivotal moment in our understanding of what life is. Biologist and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter, one of the scientists responsible for bringing us to this point, explained …

Hello, Mr. Chips

Craig R. Barrett, Former CEO and President of Intel, Discusses the Future Of Nanotechnology

When Michael M. Crow, the president of Arizona State University, introduced Craig R. Barrett, the former CEO and president of Intel, he called Barrett “a singularly important actor in one …

Will This Billionaire Save Your Life?

Biomedical Tycoon Patrick Soon-Shiong Talks With ASU’s Michael Crow About the Imminent, Hoped-For Healthcare Revolution

We’ve all heard the dismal facts about the American healthcare system: high spending, low-quality treatment, poor delivery, and spotty access. But biomedical innovator, businessman, and physician Patrick Soon-Shiong–who is also …