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Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation funds new ARCS Scholar

Ivy Foundation

The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) is providing a scholarship for John Heffernan, an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) scholar. Heffernan is currently pursuing a Ph.D in bioengineering at Arizona State University and plans to focus on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer research. The Ivy Foundation is the largest privately funded brain cancer… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor looks ahead at challenges

Maricopa Community Colleges

Maricopa Community Colleges’ newly appointed chancellor is set on leading the community college system forward in a sustainable way as the system faces financial challenges. State aide for the community college district was cut in this year’s budget, as Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick takes over the community college district as chancellor after Rufus Glasper’s retirement. The community… Read More →

LeadershipYOU gives students career advice, helicopter ride

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Four Arizona college students became the first winners of the LeadershipYOU Career Coaching Event, receiving career advice from a local entrepreneur and a helicopter tour. The winners flew in a helicopter over Phoenix and Scottsdale, which was flown by Dr. John Shufeldt, author of the book “LeadershipYOU: Your Future Starts With You.” The contestant winners… Read More →

Is ed-tech the key to growing Arizona’s knowledge-based economy?

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The Valley’s educational technology (ed-tech) scene has been growing critical mass for decades and odds are it’s not going to stop anytime soon. John Sperling was ahead of the curve in 1976 when he founded for-profit University of Phoenix with the mission to educate working adults. In 1989, the university launched its online program, which… Read More →

HomeSmart International launches school supply drive

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HomeSmart International recently announced the franchising company and more than half of its franchisees nationwide will partner together to launch a program dubbed Tools 4 Schools by HomeSmart to donate school supply necessities to thousands of children who desperately need them for the 2016-17 school year. The program is collecting donations from the company’s more… Read More →

10 class of Helios Scholars at TGen starts today

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Tiffanie Cappello Lee didn’t know what she wanted to study in college when, as a high school student, she applied to the Helios Scholars at TGen summer biomedical internship program. She had no background in cancer research, let alone biology, when she landed last summer in the lab of one of the nation’s most noted experts in… Read More →

Tucson poised for major growth, economists predict

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Tucson’s economy is poised for significant growth over the next two years. That was a key message during Wednesday’s University of Arizona Eller College of Management 2016 Breakfast with the Economists event at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. More than 400 people attended the event to hear presenters George W. Hammond, Ph.D., director and research… Read More →

Education leaders call Prop 123 first step, still not enough

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Education advocates Monday applauded the approval of Proposition 123 but said Arizona education is still being shorted billions of dollars. Leaders for the Arizona PTA and the Arizona Education Association for teachers, said at a news conference at the Capitol that the measure to provide $3.5 billion over a decade is only a first step… Read More →

UA College of Medicine develops organ-on-a-chip tech

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In partnership with the University of Luxembourg, scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine. The research, published earlier this month in Nature Communications, will allow… Read More →

Arizona’s Catholic universities form coalition

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Arizona’s four private Catholic institutions of higher education have formed a coalition, Catholic Universities of Arizona, to support each other’s mission and to help students of all faiths complete an education that is meaningful and values-based. The four schools in the association include Benedictine University in Mesa, The College of St. Scholastica in Mesa and Phoenix, Saint Xavier University in Gilbert,… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

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You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

Ducey declares Prop. 123 a win, but what’s next?

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Thursday night, Gov. Doug Ducey celebrated the passing of the ballot measure that will inject $3.5 billion into the state’s education system through an increase of state land trust withdrawals over the next 10 years without raising taxes. The special election for Prop. 123 was a close one that was initially reported as too close… Read More →

White House honors Arizona education professional

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On Wednesday, May 11th, the White House recognized Cynthia Tercero-Sandoval of Peoria, Ariz. as one of 12 education support professionals across the country as a “School Support White House Champion of Change.”  These individuals were selected by the White House for their leadership and tireless work to ensure that students in our nation’s schools receive… Read More →

Avnet, ASU launch innovation lab to spark growth

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Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The organizations collaborated to create the Avnet Innovation Lab, which is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The lab will provide critical business consultation and venture support to entrepreneurs… Read More →