Author Archives: Arizona State University


ASU grant aims to transform global energy landscape

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Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective carbon capture technology using an innovative electrochemical technique to separate carbon dioxide from other emissions originating… Read More →

ASU is 11th in Teach For America corps members

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Arizona State University ranked 11th in the nation among large universities for its number of graduating seniors joining Teach for America this year. Teach For America recently released it’s ranking of colleges and universities that contributed the greatest number of graduates to its 2014 teaching corps. ASU moved up three spots from number 14 in… Read More →

Record 82,000 students choose ASU

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While college enrollments may have slowed in recent years, Arizona State University continues to draw record numbers of academically qualified students who are eager to learn and embark on their journey to a better life. As the fall 2014 semester gets under way Aug. 21, the university anticipates an enrollment of more than 82,000 undergraduate… Read More →

ASU freshman class breaks records for enrollment

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Arizona State University is welcoming an academically strong and remarkably diverse freshman class that includes many students who have distinguished themselves both inside and outside the classroom. The new class of Sun Devils rises from the largest pool of freshman applicants in the university’s history, and among its ranks are a 16-year-old with four associate’s… Read More →

More than 13,500 students moving into ASU

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A strong demand for quality academic programs and the student experience at Arizona State University has led to a record number of students choosing to live on campus this year. More than 13,500 first-year and returning students move into residence halls this weekend. Approximately 8,300 first-year students – an all-time record – will live in… Read More →

NASA chooses ASU for Mars 2020 mission

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Arizona State University has been selected by NASA to design, deliver and oversee the Mastcam-Z imaging investigation, a pair of color panoramic zoom cameras, on the next rover mission to be launched to the surface of Mars in 2020. Jim Bell, a professor in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, will be the principal… Read More →

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 →