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‘Get Your Jersey On’ funds TGen concussion study

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Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School students and teachers will wear their favorite sports team jersey or t-shirt to class today, the first organization to participate in “Get Your Jersey On,” a fun way to help promote and fund concussion research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The Chandler school is the first of… Read More →

University of Phoenix founder dies

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The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to the Apollo Education Group. He was 93. Sperling passed away Friday at a hospital in the San Francisco Bay area. No cause of death was given. “Dr. Sperling’s vision, pioneering spirit and boundless resolve to improve the world through accessible… Read More →

ASU receives rare space rock gift

Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of the Center of Meteorite Studies in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, holds lunar meteorite NWA 7611. The gift will be on display for the short term, but there are plans to use it for research purposes in future years.
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Arizona State University’s Center for Meteorite Studies recently received a precious gift. Aside from its price tag, what makes this space rock so special is where it came from: the moon. The new sample belongs to the rare class of meteorites originating from the moon called “lunaites.” Of all known distinct meteorites in this world,… Read More →

Banner Health acquiring all UA medical facilities

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In a historic move that will transform the health care landscape in Arizona, the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) executed a Principles of Agreement document with Banner Health, to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive new model for academic medicine. This ground-breaking agreement will formalize… Read More →

Stanton Joins Arizona Summit Law School Faculty

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This fall, Arizona Summit Law School will welcome Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to the faculty as an adjunct distinguished lecturer-in-residence. Mayor Stanton will bring his experience as a practicing attorney and public servant into the classroom, teaching Designing Land-Use Policies, and providing valuable instruction to future real-estate-transactional and land-use attorneys. “This will be a great… 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 →

Maricopa Community Colleges hit big on social media

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Maricopa Community Colleges have reached a milestone in connecting with the community through social media. To date, Maricopa Community Colleges has been “liked” or “followed” upwards of 50,000 times across their top three platforms, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Facebook makes up the bulk of engaged community members, having just reached 40,000 followers today. By comparison,… 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 →

UA College of Public Health adds Halpern

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The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health welcomes new faculty member Michael Halpern, MD, PhD, MPH, an associate professor and chair of the public health policy and management section. Dr. Halpern has more than 20 years of experience in health services research and policy analysis, including evaluating patterns of medical… Read More →

Arizona Telemedicine Program names advisory board

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The award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) at the Arizona Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona has announced the appointment of the National Advisory Board of the Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPSSM), to be held Oct. 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. The 24 nationally recognized thought leaders and health-care… 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 →

Advice for Parents on Back-to-School Spending

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Back-to-school spending can take its toll on the family budget, with parents paying considerable cash for clothes, backpacks and other must-haves. The National Retail Foundation expects consumers to spend about $74.9 billion this year to send their children and college students back to school, up 12 percent since 2013. “Back-to-school spending is second only to… Read More →

T.W. Lewis Foundation awards scholarships

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The T.W. Lewis Foundation and Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University have established a partnership to help honors students develop strong leadership skills. Together they are creating specialized classes to enhance the honors curriculum and better prepare students for their chosen careers. The focused classes are under development and will be available beginning… Read More →

Record number of physician residents at Banner Good Sam

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A historic number of doctors are being trained now for the future of medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. There are 291 doctors training in Banner Good Samaritan’s eight medical residency and nine fellowship programs for the 2014-2015 academic training year as part of the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program which is accredited… Read More →