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Is Phoenix’s Urban Heat Island becoming a hazard?

Downtown Phoenix
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Phoenix’s continuous temperature rise over the past several years has become a major environmental issue for the greater metropolitan area. When pavement and cement structures are in high temperature areas they absorb and maintain heat, which becomes known as an urban heat island (UHI). It is a man-made problem and can impact the overall climate… Read More →

ASU professor teaches class without speaking a word

by in AZ Business Magazine | Education

Professor Paul Quinn is able to make learning a foreign language fun and relaxing, without ever speaking a word. American Sign Language is a course that most students take not because they are eager to learn a new language, but because they were required to learn one for their major and they didn’t want to… Read More →

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 →

Do Downtown Phoenix’s environmental problems lie in Legislature?

by in AZ Business Magazine | Green | Politics

Located in one of the most arid regions of the United States, the city of Phoenix struggles with reducing its environmental footprint. The Sierra Club’s 2016 Environmental Report Card, which grades Arizona’s governor and all its legislators based on their efforts to promote environmental change, showcased Arizona’s lack of change, citing the legislature at the… 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 →

Tempe Chamber of Commerce names Tempe Leadership members


Tempe Leadership, a program of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, announced the upcoming 2016-2017 members of Class XXXII. More than 34 individuals who live and/or work in Tempe applied to be a part of the long-standing leadership program. An executive committee of seven current Tempe Leadership Board of Directors members interviewed each candidate and determined… Read More →

Tailgate for ASU at the Tempe Mission Palms

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

There will be no flag on the play as Tempe Mission Palms crosses the line and scores a touchdown with its tailgate parties for Arizona State University Sun Devils’ 2016-17 football season. ASU’s Sun Devil spirit (and pitchforks) will be out in full force during tailgate festivities, which will begin approximately three hours prior to… 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 →