Author Archives: Arizona State University


ASU goes tobacco-free Aug. 1, 2013

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Effective Aug. 2, 2013, Arizona State University will join more than 800 universities nationwide in becoming 100 percent tobacco-free. The initiative, spearheaded by students and supported by the University Staff Council and the faculty Academic Senate, is part of a larger ASU effort to promote health and wellness in the ASU community. ASU already prohibits… Read More →

ASU joins EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge

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Arizona State University adds a composting program and joins the Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Challenge. The EPA’s voluntary program kicks off Nov. 15, 2012 in celebration of America Recycles Day. According to the EPA, food is the single largest material sent to landfills and accounts for 25 percent of all waste sent to landfills.… Read More →

Hear from Top Business Leaders in the New ECP Season

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Top leaders from Sam’s Club, Intel, the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), and the Arizona Diamondbacks are among those taking the stage during the current season of the Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series. Every year, Phoenix-area audiences are invited to attend the club’s luncheons and hear from some of the biggest names in the… Read More →

ASU Libraries gets Manuscripts of Nicaraguan Poet Darío

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Arizona State University Libraries has acquired a privately-held collection of manuscripts created by Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío.  Darío (1867-1916) is considered one of Latin America’s most famous poets, and is recognized widely as the founder of Spanish American modernism. This distinctive collection of archival material contains documents pertaining to Darío’s life and work as a… Read More →

Commerce partners with ASU to encourage U.S.-Mexico border trade

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Michael Camuñez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance, and Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University (ASU), will co-host the Realizing the Economic Strength of our 21st Century Border Trade, Education and Jobs Conference, September 23-25, 2012, in Tempe. The conference will focus on creating jobs, enhancing education in the United States… Read More →

Inaugural Cronkite Day Celebration Set for October

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Arizona State University journalism alumni are invited back to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication for the school’s first-ever large-scale alumni celebration Oct. 26. Conceived and designed by the Cronkite School National Board of Advisors, Cronkite Day is an all-day festival of professional, social, career development and networking opportunities held at the… Read More →

Are Self-Service Technologies Making Your Business Better?

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December 30, 2010 by in Podcasts | Small Biz

Self-service technologies, which automate routine interactions between companies and customers, are a source of convenience and efficiency to both parties — until something goes wrong and the customer cannot make the system work. Many companies should be focusing more closely on the overall customer experience, says Michael Goul, a professor of information systems and a… Read More →

The Nickel And Dime Approach — Are Those New Airline Fees A Smart Strategy?

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December 23, 2010 by in Economy | Podcasts

As higher fuel costs gobble up airline profits, the carriers are imposing new fees on passengers in an attempt to make up the difference. William A. Verdini, chairman of the supply chain management department of the W.P. Carey School of Business, wonders if this is a smart strategy. (17:23)

The Art Of Negotiating With Your Boss, Part Two

The Art Of Negotiating With Your Boss

One of the most difficult tasks for a worker is negotiating with a boss. Whether it’s getting a raise or a new assignment, or a simple request for more office supplies, asking a boss for anything can be nerve-wracking. Knowledge@W. P. Carey interviewed management professor Kevin Corley about the best way to negotiate with your… Read More →

Economic Forecast Calls For Another Year Of Slow Recovery In 2011

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December 1, 2010 by in Economy | Featured

Arizona’s economic recovery will continue to move at a glacial speed in 2011 — but at least it’s moving. The coming new year will see an increase in job creation, a rise in population and even a modest increase in single-family home permits. However, the consensus among economists at today’s 47th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon,… Read More →

The Art Of Negotiating With Your Boss

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November 25, 2010 by in Podcasts | Workforce

You don’t have to be a power broker juggling corporate mergers to need negotiation skills. Just about everybody must negotiate with a superior at some point, about a raise or an assignment, or even a new idea for a project. Most people are conscious of the power gap between themselves and their bosses; astute employees… Read More →

Median Price Not Full Story For Phoenix Market

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The median price for resale homes in the Phoenix area has been edging up for several months. Does this signal that the market is approaching normalcy? Jay Butler, associate professor of real estate and author of the Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business, talks about the factors affecting median price,… Read More →

Avnet’s Roy Vallee On Leadership

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October 19, 2010 by in Podcasts

Thirty-seven years ago Roy Vallee was stocking shelves at a small electronics distribution company in Los Angeles. That small firm has grown up to become Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 firm located in Phoenix, Arizona. Avnet is one of the largest distributors of electronic parts, enterprise computing and storage products, and embedded subsystems in the… Read More →

Learn The Principles Of Effective Leadership

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Knowledge: Great companies and great leaders are often synonymous, but what does it take to be a great leader? Dr. Angelo Kinicki is professor of management at the W.P. Carey School of Business. As a consultant, Kinicki often works with top management teams. Here, Kinicki discusses the principles of transformational and managerial leadership in increasing… Read More →

Digital Management Solutions Are Basic Competitive Necessity

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September 21, 2010 by in Podcasts | Small Biz

Digital universe. Exabytes. Data fluidity value. Master data management solutions. This is the language of the future of business. As the amount of data companies attain and store grows, so too must the ability to deal effectively with this digital avalanche. Michael Goul is a professor of information systems at the W. P. Carey School… Read More →