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Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Virtual Reality degree back at UAT

Virtual reality degree

The world of Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for decades. Over 25 years ago, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) led the country as the first university in the nation to offer a fully accredited degree in Virtual Reality. Having been created in 1991, the initial VR degree offering may have been a bit before its time,… Read More →

Dr. Cecilia Rosales: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dr. Cecilia Rosales

Dr. Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, assistant dean and associate professor, University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix Rosales was appointed to the Academic Technical Council of the Binational Border Health Network, which is comprised of experts from 10 border states to improve response to the challenges posed by public health conditions… Read More →

Melanie D. Logue: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Melanie D. Logue

Melanie D. Logue, PhD, DNP, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, Grand Canyon University Logue earned her PhD/DNP in her home state of Arizona and has a passion for educating the next generation of nurses. Advice: “Embrace change and continuous quality improvement … Learn how to give and receive feedback in a healthy… Read More →

APS and Phoenix Suns team up to provide STEM grants

Arizona School Choice Trust

What do cardboard boat races, worm farms, robot coding and solar car design have in common? They are all recent classroom projects funded by STEM mini-grants from APS and the Phoenix Suns. And, effective immediately, Arizona K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within the APS service territory are invited to apply for STEM mini-grants… Read More →

UA aims to help asthma sufferers reduce attacks

Asthma is a big cause of school absences and can cause parents to miss work, too.

About 25 million people in the United States — 7 million of them children—suffer from asthma. A five-year, $7 million National Institutes of Health grant awarded recently to Monica Kraft, MD, an internationally renowned physician-scientist who specializes in translational asthma research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and the UA Health… Read More →

Wells Fargo honors Arizona Teacher of the Year

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Wells Fargo is honoring Arizona’s Teacher of the Year on its ATMs across the state. For the month of August, most of Wells Fargo’s 557 ATMs in Arizona will feature a screen congratulating 2016 Teacher of the Year Christine Porter Marsh. Wells Fargo’s ATM customers will see a picture of Marsh and some details about… Read More →

Enterprise Bank & Trust announces Enterprise University lineup

Enterprise Bank & Trust

Enterprise Bank & Trust announced its fall 2016 Enterprise University course schedule, which includes talks on social media and SEO, Millennials’ place in the workplace and how to plan for retirement. Since 2013, Enterprise University has inspired more than 15,000 business leaders through its free educational seminars. These courses challenge business owners to think strategically and… Read More →

Arizona telemedicine program receives federal grant

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The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center – a division of the nationally renowned Arizona Telemedicine Program – received $325,000 in federal funding to help advance the use of telehealth and telemedicine throughout five Southwestern states. The grant will support the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) from Sept. 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2017. The funding comes from the U.S. Health… Read More →

NAU ranked No. 1 in the nation for social media engagement

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Northern Arizona University has placed itself at the top of the mountain when it comes to social media engagement. The state university was ranked No. 1 by Rival IQ and Up&Up in what the companies described as “the first ever study of the effectiveness of social media across leading universities in the United States.” According to its news release,… Read More →

Former Peoria spa set to open as University campus

HU, Peoria’s first stand-alone university, will offer four-year BA and BS degrees in digital media arts. (Photo courtesy of NAI Horizon)

From a day spa with lots of chandeliers and massage tables to a 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art liberal arts university, the transformation is complete at 8353 W. Mariners Way in Peoria, Ariz. Huntington University, the Arizona Center for Digital Media Arts, opens its doors in the West Valley on Aug. 29. School and city officials celebrated with… Read More →

10th class of bioscience interns finishes at TGen

Cancer research

Celebrating the program’s 10th year, the 2016 Helios Scholars at TGen completed their eight-week internships today with a daylong scientific symposium at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. The collaboration between the Helios Education Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) graduated 44 students who will help form the next generation of scientists specializing in Arizona’s growing biomedical… Read More →

Educare Arizona hits milestones since opening 5 years ago

Educare Arizona

Think about 1,000 young people from an economically disadvantaged part of the community getting ahead in life instead of falling behind early – a feat that resets their futures and stays with them for decades. Educare Arizona marks some key milestones that highlight its impact on children, families, educators and the community.  On Thursday, July 28, Educare Arizona welcomes its sixth… Read More →

Childhelp, ASU join forces to combat child abuse

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Childhelp, a nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children, and Arizona State University (ASU) have officially signed on to the second year of a five-year partnership to make a national, measurable impact on the prevention of child abuse, through prevention education. The Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe curriculum is a research-based program that engages children… Read More →