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UA receives $1.5M to study cancer in firefighters

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Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters, and the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is leading to collaborative project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters. The UA program received a $1.5 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance… Read More →

UA Eller MBA ranked 6th in ROI by U.S. News & World Report

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The University of Arizona Eller College of Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) program ranked sixth nationally for its return on investment as a degree, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The average salary and signing bonus for Eller MBA students within three months of graduation was $100,850 in 2015. The… Read More →

ASU Research Park generates jobs, $1.4 billion in state income

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A recent study conducted by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals that ASU Research Park tenants generate 16,160 jobs for Arizona residents, provide labor income of $865 million for Arizona workers, and account for $1.418 billion in total income. Labor income is the… Read More →

The College of St. Scholastica continues Arizona expansion

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The College of St. Scholastica, a 104-year-old private Catholic Benedictine institution, has commenced its fall semester in Arizona with two milestones: opening a new office in downtown Phoenix, and planning for a first-ever spring social work cohort. On Nov. 1, St. Scholastica’s administrative staff became headquartered at 3550 N. Central Ave., #1020, Phoenix, 85012. Social work faculty… Read More →

NAU, UA health students collaborate to improve patient care

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A one-year inter-professional mentorship program is bringing together health profession students from Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to better understand and improve the patient’s experience. The Community Health Mentor Program, which launched in 2015, stresses the importance of an inter-professional approach in order to provide successful health… Read More →

UAT offers STEM scholarship for veterans

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University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is offering veterans a chance to pursue a STEM career by partnering with Warriors Heart to advance job skills of alumni who complete their 28-day peer-to-peer healing program. Warriors Heart is the first and only private treatment center for “Warriors Only” (veterans and first responders) in the U.S. dealing with… Read More →

Arizona Science Center receives $265K donation

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On Nov. 5, Arizona Science Center unveiled the new “Innovation Hallway” at CREATE honoring Jon Madonna, a retiring AT&T board member, and his wife, Lynn Madonna, who is a Trustee with the Center. AT&T contributed $250,000 to the Arizona Science Center in Madonna’s name to support CREATE, which is a community hub dedicated to using… Read More →

Enterprise University offers retirement planning workshop

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Enterprise University, educational arm of Enterprise Bank & Trust, will feature a free workshop on how to plan for retirement on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Arizona Small Business Association in Phoenix. Designed for business leaders, managers and marketers, this workshop will highlight the specific factors behind a safe and strong retirement plan. Breakfast and… Read More →

PBS launches 24/7 kids channel so kids always have age appropriate options

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Arizona PBS dedication to lifelong learning has manifested itself into a brand new 24/7 kids channel launching on Jan. 16, 2017. Channel 8.4 will feature Arizona PBS Kids programs that include the iconic “Sesame Street,” “Odd Squad,” “Peg + Cat,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Arthur,” “Splash and Bubbles,” “Super Why,” “Nature Cat,” “Wild Kratts” and “Ready… Read More →

State saw largest science test score gains, still lags nation overall

Children listen a presentation on spacesuits at the National Air and Space Museum. Educators at the museum to release national science test results said such hands-on activities can help kids learn science. (Photo by Claire Caulfield/Cronkite News)

Arizona posted the nation’s biggest gains in fourth-grade standardized science test scores last year but still lagged behind the national average, with the fifth-lowest scores overall, according to national test results released Thursday. The National Assessment of Educational Progress also said that Arizona managed to close the achievement gap between white and Hispanic students, but… Read More →

Sun Studios of Arizona will host ASU film courses

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Sun Studios of Arizona is about to become home to some of Arizona State University’s School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s Film and Media Production curriculum (FMP). The Tempe production facility has reached an agreement with the university to host the BA in Film classes, as well as to provide access to ASU students for production of their own film projects as part… Read More →

Is Downtown Phoenix safe for ASU students?

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With dozens of high-rises and restaurants being added to Downtown Phoenix’s city sprawl, safety concerns among Arizona State University students living in the area are still high. The close proximity of local hospitals and news stations downtown made ASU’s Phoenix campus location ideal for journalism and health students alike when they began construction in 2006.… Read More →

Be A Leader Foundation helps 1st-generation college students

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Helping first-generation college students take steps toward college success was the focus of the Be A Leader Foundation‘s eighth annual college resource fair at Civic Space Park. “We try to connect students with as many resources as possible so they can build their leadership capacity,” said Soilo Felix, vice president of College Going initiatives and… Read More →

New rules would hold teachers’ colleges accountable

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For years, the U.S. Department of Education has rated teachers’ success based on how well their students performed on tests. Now, it wants to take a step back and evaluate how teachers are taught to teach. The department on Wednesday released new regulations aimed at assessing education colleges and programs that prepare teachers for their… Read More →