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UA golf tourney supports medical school scholarships

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Lowering your golf score is a good thing – so are scholarships to help lower debt for medical school students. DPR Construction and Sundt Construction, Inc, Joint Venture will be the presenting sponsor for the fourth annual University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, at Legacy Golf… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona

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They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of industry. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2015, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. “While their resumes and career paths may differ, the women… Read More →

NAU receives $1.5M TRIO Student Support Services grant

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Northern Arizona University has been awarded a TRIO Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue its program through August 2020. The grant award will be $296,273 annually, totaling about $1,481,365, and will serve 240 first-generation, low-income students or students with disabilities each year. This is in addition to institutional support of approximately 200… Read More →

Universal Technical Institute partners with Fiat Chrysler

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Universal Technical Institute  (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, has partnered with FCA US LLC to launch the new Mopar Technical Education Curriculum (Mopar TEC) training program at its NASCAR Technical Institute campus in Mooresville, N.C. The curriculum, which… Read More →

UA program gives teachers added hands-on experience

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The University of Arizona College of Education’s Department of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies is now accepting applications for the summer of 2016 for its Teachers in Industry program. Fifty teachers are expected to be accepted to participate. Teachers in Industry is an innovative, award-winning professional development and degree program for science, technology, engineering and… Read More →

How can your company be No. 1 in Ranking Arizona?

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Everybody wants to be the best. In business, being the best can boost a company’s bottom line. Ranking Arizona lets Arizona companies prove they’re among the 10 best in their industries. Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business, which is published annually by AZ Big Media, is the result of largest business opinion poll taken in… Read More →

Wells Fargo invests $7.3M in Arizona schools, nonprofits

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has announced that it invested more than $7.3 million in schools and nonprofits in Arizona in 2014 – totaling more than $20,000 in daily giving to local nonprofit organizations.  Wells Fargo team members personally pledged more than $3.4 million of the total in addition to recording 90,757 volunteer hours… Read More →

How can you raise financially savvy children?

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With school out for the summer, there’s no better time to teach children about money and finances, experts say. “By teaching children the importance of opportunity costs at a young age, we can better prepare them to become confident and successful members of our community once they enter the real world,” says Jim Lundy, CEO… Read More →

ASU offers free media literacy course

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Arizona State University has launched its first-ever free online course titled “Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload,” designed to help students understand, analyze and create media. The open, digitally-enabled course is the first of its kind offered by a major journalism program, and features guest speakers like New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, Wikipedia co-founder… Read More →

UA surgeons perform dramatic midair rescue

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Life stopped suddenly for Tucsonan Richard “Dick” Highberger at 40,000 feet, when a silent and devastating cardiac arrest left him not breathing and with no heartbeat during a flight over Texas. Within moments, however, three vascular surgeons with ties to the University of Arizona Department of Surgery were at his side, saving Highberger’s life in… Read More →

Educare Arizona names new directors

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The Educare Arizona Board of Directors has appointed two new members: Leela Brennan and Mitch Moore.  Brennan, an experienced communications professional, has had the opportunity to partner with some well-known brands and personalities, including GoDaddy and GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons. She is currently the Director of Marketing & Communications for Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG).  Brennan… Read More →

NASA honors NAU for asteroid observations

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A team led by David Trilling, associate professor of astronomy at Northern Arizona University, has been selected to receive a NASA Group Achievement Award. According to NASA, the Spitzer Near Earth Asteroid Team is being recognized “for exemplary science implementation, analysis and execution of the Spitzer 2011 MD and 2009 BD near-Earth Asteroid Observations for… Read More →

VCU dean selected as NAU Provost

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June 26, 2015 by in AZ Business Magazine | Education

James Coleman, dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been selected as the university’s next provost, President Rita Cheng announced. “Jim’s broad background crosses multiple disciplines and his research focus makes him an excellent fit for provost. Perhaps more important, he shares our passion for transforming the lives of our students… Read More →

Annual Social Media Day returns to Phoenix

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On Tuesday, June 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Social Media Day Phoenix (#SMDayPHX) will be returning for its 6th annual celebration of all things social media at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. From learning about content creation and specific social media apps, like Instagram, to tools to assist with engagement and hearing from… Read More →