Devils in the Details is a conversation with experts from Arizona State University who are doing the work, the research, the collaboration that makes ASU the most innovative university in America. Learn more about a wide range of interesting things people are up to – the details, from the Devils doing the work.

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For over a decade, Jonathan Koppell, dean of the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, has been a transformative leader for ASU.

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NASA's spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, recently collected a sample from the asteroid Bennu with the help of ASU's Thermal Emission Spectrometer (OTES), which was built on the Tempe campus.

The 330-acre Novus Innovation Corridor project will convert university-owned property into new and renovated state-of-the-art NCAA athletic facilities and mixed-use private development.

Ask a Biologist is an interactive website that offers a variety of biology learning materials, including stories, games, activities, videos and podcasts. Chuck Kazilek is the creator and developer of the website — a model that is now expanding into other disciplines.

Four professors from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts made creative adjustments to their hands-on curriculum this fall to accommodate in-person, but physically distanced learning, and Zoom-based courses.


The Pulitzer Prize winner talks about his new book, "All About the Story," and his many years leading the Washington Post, changes in the media and the media's role in an election year.


It’s time for football. The fall 2020 Pac-12 football season was delayed by the global pandemic, leaving student-athletes — and fans, and corporate partners and sponsors, and budgets — on hold.

For a sixth year in a row, ASU has been named most innovative school in the country. Devils in the Details highlights seven of ASU’s most innovative projects, and the people behind them, which made this ranking possible.


ASU is launching a new laboratory dedicated to keeping our planet habitable and enhancing the options for future generations to thrive.

We sit down with Professor Edward Maguire of ASU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, a nationally known expert on police use of force, particularly at protests and during conflict.