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Celebrating 15 years of Julie Ann Wrigley’s commitment to sustainability

Since 2004, Julie Ann Wrigley ’s impact on Arizona State University and its sustainability education and research endeavors has been profound. But for her, the important thing isn’t what has been done over the past 15 years — it’s what lies ahead. “I recognize the need to continuously engage to stay ahead of the game,” Wrigley said. “We need to...

ASU’s Committee for Campus Inclusion honored with city of Tempe’s diversity award

On Jan. 17, Arizona State University’s Committee for Campus Inclusion will be honored for its commitment to diversity in the city of Tempe. The Tempe Human Relations Commission will award the committee the 2020 MLK Diversity Award in the category of educational organization. The annual recognition is given to individuals, businesses or community groups that help achieve the goal of...

ASU students go to town on sustainability

Apache Junction, Arizona — a city of approximately 42,000 residents on the eastern outskirts of the metro Phoenix area — has a complicated relationship with its 125 mobile home and RV parks. These parks represent more than 60% of the city’s housing stock and are a highly affordable option for people living on low or fixed incomes. Many of these...

Future Tense: How a simple observation led to ASU's partnership with New America and Slate

Honored for a fifth consecutive year in 2019 as America’s most innovative university, one of Arizona State University President Michael Crow’s remarks was to explain it this way: “‘The tremendously creative minds and efforts of our students, faculty and staff elevate who we are.’” That’s not an accident. At ASU, ideation plays a major role in the university’s success, as...

Two new President’s Professors named

Two Arizona State University faculty members have been named President’s Professors, adding to the growing list since 2006 — the first year the designation was given out. The new honorees are Michael Angilletta , a professor in the School of Life Sciences and the associate director of undergraduate programs, and Joni Adamson , professor of environmental humanities in the Department...

ASU alumni recognized for their vision, gifts to transform stadium

The vision and gifts of three Arizona State University alumni is coming to fruition after five years. Steve Butterfield, Bill Kent and Jack Furst spearheaded the reinvention of and fundraising for Sun Devil Stadium, transforming it into a year-round, multiuse complex called ASU 365 Community Union . During Saturday’s ASU football game the three men and their families were honored...

ASU-inspired lake marks 20 years

The Salt River Valley has always revolved around two things: the sun above and the river below. Hohokam children played on the banks of the Salt and ate fish caught in weirs and corn and squash nourished by the water. Centuries later, settlers unearthed the native canals and irrigated their own crops. A ferry moved farmers, swindlers and gunfighters across...

More than just answers: ASU’s Department of Physics is teaming up for solutions

At one time or another, we were all scientists. There is a reason a child’s first questions include: “What is it?”, “Why?” and “How?” A physicist never loses that sense of wonder, that drive to understand something that, for now, might remain a mystery. Albert Einstein himself claimed that his real talent was not a superior intelligence, but a passionate...

ASU named No. 1 in innovation for 5th consecutive year

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2019 . For the fifth year in a row, Arizona State University has been named the most innovative school in America. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed. The...

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