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ASU ranks among ‘best buy’ public colleges

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Arizona State University has been named a “best buy” among public colleges and universities for 2015, according to Fiske Guide to Colleges. ASU is among 22 public colleges in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom selected for their demonstrated commitment to quality academics and affordability. According to Fiske, ASU is a place “where… Read More →

Dos and Don’ts when Paying for College

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Back to school specials are about to take over our shopping experiences once again, but for many high school students, this is also the time to start shopping for college. It takes more than clipping out a coupon to make sure you get a good deal. To many, it can seem so intimidating that many… Read More →

Asteroids named for 2 ASU faculty members

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Two Arizona State University professors can add an unusual honor to the long list of accolades they have received: An asteroid has been named after each of them. This “out-of-this-world” honor has been conferred on professors Phil Christensen and Dave Williams. The two planetary geologists, both faculty members in ASU’s School of Earth and Space… Read More →

UA College of Medicine Accredited Through 2022

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The medical education program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, designed to train the next generation of highly skilled physicians dedicated to improving patient care and advancing the state of medical knowledge, has earned accreditation through 2022, a full eight-year term. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accreditation authority… Read More →

UA Shows Curcumin Effect on Colon Cancer

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A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metastasis to other organs in the body. Colon cancer… Read More →

Bank of America Volunteers Help Students

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Nearly 1,100 Bank of America associates in the metro Phoenix area will be spending time helping school children prepare for the coming school year at the Back to School Clothing Drive. Volunteers will help in many areas, including as “personal shoppers” for the thousands of schoolchildren who will pass through Alhambra High School this week… Read More →

St. Scholastica Will Accept All MCCCD Transfer Credits

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The College of St. Scholastica, a 102-year-old Catholic Benedictine college, has forged a partnership with the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) that will allow students to transfer 100 percent of their credits toward St. Scholastica’s bachelor’s programs. Two of the hottest careers emerging in Arizona today – health information management (HIM) and social work… Read More →

Thunderbird School signs letter of intent to join ASU

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The Thunderbird School of Global Management has signed a letter of intent to join Arizona State University. The two schools released a statement Thursday that said both sides are working on a possible integration. “This merger offers significant advantages to both institutions,” said ASU President Michael M. Crow. “Through the integration of Thunderbird with ASU,… Read More →

ASU biogeochemist among 15 top scientist-educators

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Biogeochemist Ariel Anbar has been selected as Arizona State University’s first Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professor. This distinguished honor recognizes Anbar’s pioneering research and teaching. He is one of 15 professors from 13 universities whose appointments were announced by the Maryland-based biomedical research institute on June 30. The appointment includes a five-year $1 million… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges strengthen STEM educaton

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As part of the State’s FY 2015 budget, the Maricopa Community Colleges received $1.4 million to bolster educational efforts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Workforce areas. This additional funding is the first State appropriation for Maricopa in areas of the STEM and Workforce since 2009. The criteria used to determine the allocation… Read More →

Each Class of Dropouts costs Arizona $7.6B

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The more than 18,000 Arizona students who dropped out of high school this year will produce $7.6 billion less economic activity over their lifetimes than if those same students had graduated, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. Cutting the dropout rate in half would generate $3.8 billion more in economic… Read More →

SEED SPOT hosts program for students

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Do you know any high school students who are interested in business, and want to learn the ins and outs of launching a company, straight from successful entrepreneurs? SEED SPOT is the best place for these ambitious high school students to camp out this summer, and be part of the nonprofit’s first entrepreneurial program for… Read More →

Arizona Central Credit Union Launches Kids’ Website

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Arizona Central Credit Union is launching a new initiative to encourage financial literacy among children. Designed for children between the ages of 8 and 12, this program is intended to encourage sound financial habits and further an awareness of positive saving and spending practices. Molly and Moe are the official mascots of the Monkey Money… Read More →

TGen and NAU celebrate 5-year research pact

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Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) announced a five-year agreement to promote innovation and quality research benefiting Arizona. The NAU-TGen Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) implements the allocation of state funding as directed by Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Legislature, and reaffirms the commitment of both institutions toward quality research,… Read More →