Christine Marin, Ph.D.

Making their mark

Making their mark

Arizona Latinas blaze a trail and make history

 LPM Staff

Leading by example

Leading by example

Valley Latinas reflect on women’s challenges – past and present

 Veronica Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Latinas in Science

Latinas in Science

The world of science and technology is one full of amazing discoveries and fascinating new technologies. It is an ever-changing world in which the players are constantly challenging the limits of knowledge and redefining our future. As new problems arise in our society, scientists work to develop new technologies to solve or prevent those problems. […]

 LPM Staff

Striving for the best

Striving for the best

Celia Herrera, Master Sergeant, Arizona Air National Guard. Personnel non-commissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) with Joint Counter Narco-Terrorism Task Force

 Sam Naser

Making the grade

Making the grade

Drive around town and pay attention to public school’s letreros and you’ll notice some will tout their level of performance: “We’re excelling!” or “Our school is highly performing!” Other marquees may stay to safer announcements like “Wednesday is early release” or “Band concert tonight!” Maybe the school doesn’t want you to know they’re performance level […]

 Bronwynne Evans, Ph.D., R.N.

Share your caregiving story

Share your caregiving story

For many years, the comfortable Figueroa house was a second home to neighborhood teenagers. The kids grew up, and then it became a second home for Robert Figueroa’s 91-year-old mother, Julia. Robert and his wife, Isabelle, like many Mexican-American families, tenderly cared for the older woman until her death late last year. Although they received […]

 LPM Staff

Tax wise, tax ready

Tax wise, tax ready

Death and taxes may be the only two certainties in life, but it seems there’s no shortage of uncertainty when it comes to the fine print of the U.S. tax code. That’s because when it comes to taxes, the devil’s in the details: Every year, an assortment of new and complex rules, deductions, and breaks […]

 LPM Staff

And the DNA says… poof! You’re a Walmart greeter.

And the DNA says… poof! You’re a Walmart greeter.

If “WE” want to remain the global superpower (or is it too late?), then the U.S. ought to think about DNA profiling for kids. Otherwise, we just may be outdone by China. “Experts” there have been predetermining destiny at Chongqing Children’s Palace via DNA testing on human progeny to identify genetic gifts “and predict the […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

We celebrate WOMEN

We celebrate WOMEN

In honor of National Women’s History Month, we devote our cover story to formidable women who have made significant contributions to our state. In “Making their Mark,” ASU archivist and historian Dr. Christine Marín contextualizes the contributions of seven trailblazing women: Plácida García Smith, sisters Alice Ocampo Quesada and Dora Ocampo Quesada, Dr. Anne Marie […]

 LPM Staff

That’s a painting of your … what?

It’s the modern-day portrait. Instead of sitting in your natural habitat dressed in your Sunday best while an artist throws color onto canvas, you send a swab of your saliva to New York retailer Hammacher Schlemmer (www.hammacher.com). They’ll produce a painting – a giclée, actually – of your DNA, “allowing you to prove, once and […]

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