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ASU ranks among ‘best buy’ public colleges

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Arizona State University has been named a “best buy” among public colleges and universities for 2015, according to Fiske Guide to Colleges. ASU is among 22 public colleges in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom selected for their demonstrated commitment to quality academics and affordability. According to Fiske, ASU is a place “where… Read More →

Asteroids named for 2 ASU faculty members

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Two Arizona State University professors can add an unusual honor to the long list of accolades they have received: An asteroid has been named after each of them. This “out-of-this-world” honor has been conferred on professors Phil Christensen and Dave Williams. The two planetary geologists, both faculty members in ASU’s School of Earth and Space… Read More →

ASU biogeochemist among 15 top scientist-educators

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Biogeochemist Ariel Anbar has been selected as Arizona State University’s first Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professor. This distinguished honor recognizes Anbar’s pioneering research and teaching. He is one of 15 professors from 13 universities whose appointments were announced by the Maryland-based biomedical research institute on June 30. The appointment includes a five-year $1 million… Read More →

Hubble unveils its most colorful view of the universe

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Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a very comprehensive picture of the evolving universe – and the most colorful. This study, called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (UVUDF) project, provides the missing link in star formation, say researchers. Prior to this survey, astronomers were in a curious position. They… Read More →

ASU unveils innovative sports law programs

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If you want to work with professional sports teams, big sporting events or promising student athletes, then you may be interested in the innovative new sports law and business program officially being launched this week by Arizona State University. The highly ranked Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and W. P. Carey School of Business… Read More →

ASU’s engineering schools merge

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Arizona State University is merging its two successful engineering schools. The move will enhance and expand engineering education opportunities, lead to growth in the number of engineering and technology graduates, strengthen and increase the impact of research and simplify engagement for industry. This is a natural next step for ASU’s successful College of Technology and… Read More →

New ASU program provides grants to nonprofits

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In recognition of #GivingTuesday, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation today announced a new program to engage young people in identifying innovative and impactful efforts to address hunger, conflict and poverty. In partnership with Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation, the Buffett Foundation will solicit proposals through the 40 Chances Seed Grants… Read More →

8 ASU grads lead companies on Fast 500 list

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November 19, 2013 by in Education | Featured | Tech

Eight Arizona State University alumni are CEOs of companies named to Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™ list, according to information released by Deloitte on Nov. 12. The ASU alumni whose companies made the list include: Sean Barry ’93 B.S., of Bridgevine, Inc. Thomas  R. Evans ’76 B.S., of Bankrate, Inc. Diana P. Friedman ’84 M.A.,… Read More →

ASU top university for international students

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Arizona State University is ranked 11th in the nation as a top choice for international students among all colleges and universities, according to a report released today by the Institute of International Education. ASU increased its appeal among international students during the 2012-13 academic year, with 6,645 international students attending the university, up 29.6 percent… Read More →

ASU Polytechnic Students Take $2 Challenge

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More than 30 students at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa, located at 7001 E Williams Field Rd, will abstain from modern-day luxuries and challenge themselves to live on two dollars a day and in cardboard-box houses from Nov., 12-15, 2013.  Students will convene outside the Student Union and begin building their homes at… Read More →

ASU engages with NASA’s Solar Research Institute

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Arizona State University Foundation Professor Kip Hodges is co-investigator and ASU principal investigator for a node of the new NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). SSERVI brings nine teams of researchers from NASA laboratories, universities, research institutions, and commercial enterprises together in a collaborative virtual setting to focus on questions concerning planetary science… Read More →

John Creer to lead ASU real estate activities

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John P. Creer was named Assistant Vice President for Real Estate Development at Arizona State University (ASU). Creer comes to ASU from Coldwell Banker Commercial in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he has worked as a commercial real estate broker since August 2011. Morgan R. Olsen, ASU’s Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer,… Read More →

ASU partners with India to transform teacher preparation

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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty are sharing a path of teacher development they hope will lead to a better education for India’s burgeoning population of school-aged children. Called the India Support for Teacher Education Program (In-STEP), the year-long project funded by a $4.3 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development is bringing… Read More →

ASU expands reach of innovative financial literacy scholarship

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Arizona State University recently was awarded a second round of funding for the ASU Earn to Learn program – more than doubling the program’s funds and reach. Part of the AZ Earn to Learn (AZEL) program – a collaboration of the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona… Read More →

ASU freezes tuition for Arizona undergraduates

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Arizona State University will not increase tuition for Arizona undergraduate students for the academic year that begins in fall 2014. This applies to both current students and those entering that year. No determination has been made yet regarding tuition levels for out-of-state students or for graduate students, whether in-state or out-of-state. “ASU is focused on… Read More →