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ASU researchers will explore solutions to food waste

Researchers from the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU will explore solutions to food waste through two unique research projects funded by the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The first project will test online marketplaces and mobile apps. These emerging sharing economy companies could help farmers, restaurants, retailers and households manage problems with… Read More →

ASU’s photovoltaics program earns 6 awards from Energy Department

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Arizona State University has earned six prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Awards, totaling $4.3 million, ranking it first among recipients in the Photovoltaics Research category for 2017. This year’s awards, which come with grants totaling $20.5 million overall for 28 projects, supports the development of new commercial photovoltaics technologies that improve product performance, reliability and manufacturability. In this… Read More →

ASU, TGen researchers find Alzheimer’s gene source

Researchers led by Arizona State University (ASU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been associated with memory robbing Alzheimer’s disease, in specific cells in the brain. Using an extremely precise method of isolating cells called “laser capture microdissection,” researchers looked at three… Read More →

ASU, Catellus proceed on next phase of Novus Innovation Corridor

by in AZRE Magazine

Arizona State University (ASU) and master developer Catellus Development Corporation announce the next phase of the Novus Innovation Corridor, the bold new community created by ASU’s establishment of a university athletic facilities district. When completed, Novus will integrate more than eight million square feet of private, mixed-use urban development with new and renovated technology-enhanced collegiate… Read More →

Long-term commercial real estate outlook is optimistic

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A recent survey of commercial real estate brokers shows the market is poised for a continued slow and steady recovery, for at least another six months. The latest survey conducted by ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business reflects changes in attitude now that the Presidential election is over. Responses show confidence has returned. “There are a number of… Read More →

Arizona remains on ‘solid’ job growth pace

Arizona added 54,700 jobs from January 2016 to January 2017, a 2 percent increase that put it near the top of states for job growth, according to a jobs report released this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Experts point to traditional factors, like the state’s steady population growth and its low-tax, pro-business environment,… Read More →

ASU Innovation Open will award $100K to startup

ASU Innovation Open

ASU is hosting a venture acceleration competition that is meant to help fuel startups from collegiate founders. The winning startup at the ASU Innovation Open will win $100,000, sponsored by Avnet, to help grow the startup. Dozens of teams from across the world have submitted video pitches for the competition. The ASU Innovation Open will… Read More →

New ASU center to research future of transportation

Arizona State University has been named the lead institution for a new U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center that plans to focus on improving regional travel demand forecasting. ASU will have a new research center that will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation on improving regional and local transportation systems. Through… Read More →

Mixed-use project at University Drive and Forest Avenue sold

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

Cushman & Wakefield negotiated the $15.24 million sale of the mixed-use development at the northwest corner of University Drive and Forest Avenue in Tempe, Ariz. to Minneapolis-based The Opus Group. The Cushman & Wakefield team of Brent Moser, Mike Sutton and Brooks Griffith represented the seller, Sundt Companies of Tempe. The 115,325-square-foot development site, yet to be named, will include two… Read More →

App designed by ASU students hopes to diagnose epilepsy quickly, efficiently

Millions of adults and thousands of children have been diagnosed with epilepsy, according to a 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control. Despite these high numbers, the brain disorder can be difficult to diagnose, and it is estimated that 40 percent of those with epilepsy have not been properly diagnosed. Enter Robert Yao and Neel Mehta,… Read More →

ASU showcases sustainable pavement methods

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The 13th Annual Arizona Pavements/Materials Conference took place on Arizona State University’s Campus Tuesday morning to demonstrate six different types of sustainable pavement. Demonstrations took place on Orange Street and McAllister Avenue where folks from ASU, the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration showcased the sustainable pavement types. “What we have here… Read More →

ASU police teaching free self-defense courses to all women

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The Arizona State University Police Department is teaching self-defense courses to women in the community for free through the R.A.D. program in efforts to prevent sexual violence but also to help women identify their inner strength. R.A.D., which stands for Rape Aggression Defense Systems, began in 1988 and was implemented on the ASU campuses to… Read More →

ASU students feel the pain from bike collisions on campus

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There’s no way of telling exactly how many bike, skateboard and scooter accidents students are getting into on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. With having so many students attend on-campus classes, crashes are bound to happen. “I see at least one bike or skateboard accident everyday,” said Connor Ray, an ASU student DART Driver for… Read More →

Is Downtown Phoenix safe for ASU students?

Commercial Development - AZRE Magazine January/February 2012

With dozens of high-rises and restaurants being added to Downtown Phoenix’s city sprawl, safety concerns among Arizona State University students living in the area are still high. The close proximity of local hospitals and news stations downtown made ASU’s Phoenix campus location ideal for journalism and health students alike when they began construction in 2006.… Read More →