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ASU looks to become Olympic training destination

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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

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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 →

NAI Horizon appoints senior vice president

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NAI Horizon announced the promotion of Shelby Tworek to senior vice president on Monday. The company — established in 1992 — operates in Arizona as a full-service commercial real estate company and member of the NAI Global commercial real estate network, which is the single largest global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms.… Read More →

Photos: Tempe campus bookstore closing after 49 years

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For nearly 50 years, Arizona State University students have stopped at a Tempe bookstore to pick up school supplies. But the decades-long tradition will soon come to an end.   Photos courtesy of Anna Copper/Cronkite News The Student Book Center will shut down on May 31, mourned by current and longtime customers. “This is actually the… 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 →

ASU, NAWBO to celebrate entrepreneurial women

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Arizona State University (ASU), in collaboration with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)-Phoenix chapter, is hosting a May 12 ceremony to celebrate women entrepreneurs who have successfully completed ASU’s SparXX 20 or NAWBO’s Business Mentoring programs. The jointly held event will also celebrate supporters of women entrepreneurship programs in Phoenix and provide attendees an… Read More →

ASU West hosts comic and Sci-fi convention

Phoenix Comicon Brings In Over 23,000 Attendees, Photo: Jonathan, LightningOctopus.com

Get excited comic and science fiction fans, because the ASU Cos Club, Hispanic Honor Society and Teachers of the Future are hosting the third annual DevCon Convention, a celebration of all nerdy fandoms. The DevCon Convention will be on ASU West campus on Saturday, May 7th to Sunday, May 8th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The… Read More →

ASU professor tests preventive cancer vaccine

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For more than 10 years, professor Stephen Johnston and a team of researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have been developing a cancer vaccine aimed at preventing all types of cancer. Johnston said his vaccine has passed safety trials and is moving on to efficacy trials in dogs. Johnston said one of the biggest… Read More →

Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of 2016

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Here’s a reason that Arizona businesses might want to embrace Latinos: Hispanics now make up more than 30 percent of the state’s population, while non-Hispanic whites have dropped to 56 percent of the population, according to Arizona’s latest census numbers. Now, consider this, nearly 45 percent of Arizonans under age 5 are Hispanic, outnumbering the… Read More →

College Football Playoff has $273.6M economic impact

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The 2016 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship generated $273.6 million in economic impact, highest among Arizona’s eight college football title games, according to a study by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. An estimated 65,401 visitors came to Arizona for the 2016 College Football Playoff… Read More →

Ballard Spahr marks milestone with diversity scholarship

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Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a $125,000 gift to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The first scholarship from the Ballard Spahr Diversity Scholarship—$25,000 for one year of tuition—will be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year, and the recipient will be known as the Ballard… Read More →

Arizona added 100,000 residents in 2015

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Arizona’s population grew by nearly 100,000 in 2015, driven largely by growth in Maricopa County which saw the second-largest increase among counties in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates. The bureau’s 2015 population estimates for counties and metro areas also said that Maricopa finished first in the nation for net domestic migration growth… Read More →