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Valley of the Sun United Way names ‘Live United Top 20’


It just doesn’t happen without them. And it’s time they got the recognition they deserve. Valley of the Sun United Way relies heavily on the generous support of organizations in our community to help it fulfill its mission of improving the lives of children and families in need. Valley of the Sun United Way announced this year’s members of the Live… Read More →

ASU breaks ground on $120M Biodesign C Research Building

(Rendering courtesy of McCarthy Buildings Companies)

McCarthy Building Companies recently broke ground on the new $120 million Biodesign C Research Building, the third building in ASU’s Biodesign Institute complex at Arizona State University. The new research facility will include five stories plus a basement and will be located on ASU’s main campus in Tempe, Ariz., adjacent to the ASU Biodesign B building.… Read More →

New co-working space opening at SkySong


A new co-working space will be unveiled on October 19 at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center — and will feature some incredible pieces of old-time Americana. The space is located on the ground floor in SkySong 1, and is named 1951@SkySong for the year Scottsdale was incorporated. The space is a next step in… Read More →

Experts: Quest for convenience may weaken cybersecurity

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Yahoo! recently announced that in 2014 more than 500 million of its user accounts were stolen, but Yahoo! didn’t catch this cybersecurity breach until 2016, two years after the information was taken. In 2015 Ashley Madison, a popular dating website, was hacked and the identity of many of its users were released to the public.… Read More →

Spoon University helps bring meal hacks to ASU students

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Smart, quick, easy, cheap. It’s rare to find a meal that fits all four categories—especially for college students that are always on-the-go. An emerging student organization is making meal hacks more accessible for Arizona State University students who want to try their favorite recipes. “The best way to change something is to become a part… Read More →

NASA grant will help ASU students build a miniature satellite


Community members packed into an auditorium Friday night to hear members of ASU’s Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory team speak about urban heat islands and how a $200,000 grant from NASA’s Space Grant Undergraduate Student Instrument Program will allow the team to build a miniature satellite. A discussion was held consisting of project manager Sarah Rogers, lead… Read More →

Arizona boldly grows into deep space exploration hub

by in Aerospace | AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of local Arizona aerospace enterprises. If you think for a minute that Arizona enterprises don’t measure up to “The Enterprise,” think again. We may not have Spock, Kirk or warp drive, but what Arizona does have is an impressive list of some of the most progressive aerospace… Read More →

Girls Rule Foundation brings young women together

Girls Rule Foundation

Girls Rule Foundation, in partnership with Arizona State University, is calling all girls for a day of education, entertainment and empowerment. The 4th annual Shine Brightly Teens and Women Summit, is where teen girls go to dream big and build a bright future. The Summit takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 29, and is designed… Read More →

Chase Kalisz credits ASU’s Bowman, Phelps for his first medal win

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A year ago Chase Kalisz packed up his college life at the University of Georgia and moved to the desert to train with world-renown Olympian Michael Phelps and long-time coach Bob Bowman at Arizona State. That moved paid off Saturday night when Kalisz took home silver for the United States in the 400m individual medley,… 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 →

ASU looks to become Olympic training destination


When legendary swim coach Bob Bowman was deciding whether to take over Arizona State’s swimming team last year, the tipping point was the university’s commitment to Olympic sports. “When I chose to come to ASU, it was because Ray (Anderson, ASU vice president for university athletics and athletics director,) and (ASU President) Dr. (Michael) Crow… Read More →

ORION sells Red Devil Center for just over $2M

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

ORION Investment Real Estate announced the sale of Red Devil Center for $2,060,000 ($113/SF). This ±18,170 square foot retail strip center is located just west of the northwest corner of the high traffic intersection, Southern and Mill Avenue. The property is shadow anchored by Fry’s Food Store. Red Devil Center was 81% occupied to stabilized,… Read More →

Space rocks: ASU team finds meteorites in remote Arizona desert

The largest of the fifteen meteorites next to a one-centimeter cube for scale. The black outer layer is called a “fusion crust” and forms when the outside melts as the objects hurtles through the atmosphere at high velocity. (Photo by Anna Copper/Cronkite News)

“The vault” is a climate-controlled room that sits behind three locked doors in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Housed inside are fifteen charcoal-colored pebbles that collectively weigh less than a quarter of a pound. Make no mistake: these are no ordinary rocks. They are the remnants of a roughly… Read More →

State’s economic growth slowed in 2015, as mining, copper took a hit

Arizona is the largest producer of copper in the U.S. and the drop in demand, and prices, for the metal is being felt in the state, where mining jobs are down in recent years.

Arizona’s economy grew in 2015, but at a much slower rate than it did in 2014, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The report said the state’s gross domestic product grew 0.9 percent to reach $294.2 billion in 2015, but that was half the 1.8 percent rate of growth the state… Read More →