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ASU grant aims to transform global energy landscape

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Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective carbon capture technology using an innovative electrochemical technique to separate carbon dioxide from other emissions originating… Read More →

iPhone glass manufacturer wants to close Mesa plant

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A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones told a bankruptcy court Friday that it wants to shut down a Mesa factory that was once touted as a big job creator for Arizona. GT Advanced Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. In a bankruptcy court filing Friday, the company… Read More →

Avnet Recognized for Diversity Leadership in STEM

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Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced today that Beth McMullen, vice president of IT for Avnet, Inc., was selected as one of STEMconnector® 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM. McMullen was honored in the STEMconnector® publication featuring top executives who have demonstrated a commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and diversity… Read More →

FDA Puts Valley Fever Drug on Fast Track

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A potentially curative anti-Valley Fever drug has been given a boost in its development by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The University of Arizona has received word that its request has been granted to designate nikkomycin Z (NikZ) as a “qualifying infectious disease product” (QIDP). NikZ is an antifungal drug that the UA has… Read More →

U.N. taps Arizona Summit Law School prof to design system

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Arizona Summit Law School professor and founding faculty member Steven Gonzales was invited by the United Nations to assist the Industrial Court of Botswana on the development of the court’s alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system. Professor Gonzales will advise the court on effective mediation and arbitration policies and practices, as well as provide comprehensive mediation… Read More →

More than 1,000 enrolled for Starbucks tuition program

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Starbucks says more than 1,000 of its workers have enrolled for an upcoming fall semester at Arizona State University to take advantage of a program that helps pay for their tuition. That’s from about 4,000 workers who started the application process, 2,000 who completed it, and 1,800 who were accepted by the school, according to… Read More →

Experts say quality education equals quality jobs for Arizona

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The formula is simple: W = $. A well-qualified, educated workforce equals high-paying, deeply entrenched Arizona jobs and statewide economic growth. “There are too many buzzwords and not enough solutions,” muses Rick Heumann, Chandler’s vice-mayor and a passionate education advocate. “If we don’t do something now, we’re going to lose an entire generation. The legislature… Read More →

Mueller uses hybrid model to turn GCU into a winner

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Brian Mueller is the CEO of Grand Canyon University.

Brian Mueller has created the most successful business model in education. When he took over as Grand Canyon University’s CEO in 2008, there were less than 1,000 students on campus and about 10,000 online. Today, GCU has 8,500 students on campus and 50,000 online, with a new East Valley campus coming in 2015. Mueller has… Read More →

ASU helps honor ‘Most Accurate Economist’

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth

While many Americans were still pinching every penny and praying for a faster recovery from the Great Recession, John Lonski, chief capital markets economist of Moody’s Analytics, understood what our country really faced in its uphill battle toward an economic comeback. He had the most accurate U.S. forecast among the nation’s top economists for the… Read More →

G&K’s Antonuccio Elected to Phoenix Day’s Board

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that associate Laura E. Antonuccio has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Phoenix Day. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in November 2015, Phoenix Day is the oldest, continuously operating early childhood education and youth development center in Arizona. It provides affordable education and childcare… Read More →

GCU naming business college after Valley icon Colangelo

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Grand Canyon University is renaming its business college after former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Colangelo. Officials at the for-profit Christian school announced Thursday that the Colangelo College of Business is intended to provide “real-world relevance” to future generations of “values-driven business leaders. The 74-year-old Colangelo already was the namesake of GCU’s school… Read More →

Banner Health honored for preparing emerging leaders

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Banner Health leads the field in preparing current and future generations who are working to transform health care, according to The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL). Banner was listed as a 2014 “Top 10 BOLD” health care organization by NCHL. A total of 19 companies were selected from 120 health systems that participated in… Read More →

$1.8M grant supports UA cancer biology program

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The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Arizona Cancer Center a $1.8 million grant to continue training cancer researchers for the future. The grant, called a T32 Training Grant, is a five-year award that will draw on the strengths of research faculty at The University of Arizona who direct their efforts toward the… Read More →

Alumni Mobilize To Save Frank Lloyd Wright School

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The words contained in the Last Will and Testament of Frank Lloyd Wright stand in contrast to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s announcement last month that it may close the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Wright’s Will, written in 1958, leaves no doubt about his wishes and priorities. It notes the Frank Lloyd Wright… Read More →