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What is social embeddedness?

One of ASU’s eight design aspirations is “social embeddedness,” defined as: ASU connects with communities through mutually beneficial partnerships. ASU Now recently spoke with Lindsey Beagley, director of social embeddedness with the Office of University Initiatives, about how ASU is finding ways to integrate into surrounding communities, and just why social embeddedness is so important. We caught up with Beagley...

'The College' debuts at Arizona State University

Shiv Shah is a scientist first and foremost. And he looks every bit the part, clad in a white coat, seated behind a microscope, peering through the lens at a slide in a lab at Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building I on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. His love for the field is why he decided to major in biological...

NSF grant aims to expand diversity, inclusion for ASU STEM faculty

Growing up in East Los Angeles, Erika Camacho , an associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University, saw education as a portal to a better life. “My mom and my dad were janitors who didn’t really have many opportunities, the pinnacle of what I thought I could be was a cashier,” she said...

Letting in the light: ASU, artist James Turrell partner on masterwork in the desert

One of the most important large-scale artworks in the world sits in the desert of northern Arizona, where artist James Turrell has spent decades shaping the landscape into an immersive observatory. His creation, Roden Crater, is a masterwork of light and perception inside a dormant volcano, now only seen by a few hundred people every year. A new and innovative...

Inspiring sustainability action through virtual field trips

Arizona State University sustainability scientists Rimjhim Aggarwal and Ariel Anbar were recently awarded a grant that enables the professors to pilot a project that will train students to create virtual field trips as a way to narrate their own place-based stories regarding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and share with peers globally to motivate youth action. Aggarwal and...

ASU to celebrate first Innovation Day

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2018 here . The rankings proclaim it. The double-decker bus wraps brag about it. And now the Arizona State University community is coming together to celebrate it: Innovation Day on Friday, Nov. 16, is a university-wide celebration of the efforts of faculty,...

New faculty bring diversity, innovative research to ASU College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University announces the appointment of five new faculty members whose diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise will enhance the college’s translational approach to research and teaching. “Our new faculty share our passion for an interdisciplinary team approach to translational research that addresses critical health issues and improves health outcomes,” said Deborah Helitzer,...

ASU Foundation sets fundraising record for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth year in a row, the ASU Foundation has announced the completion of a record year in fundraising for academic programs, research and initiatives at the university. At the close of the 2018 fiscal year, numbers show donors throughout Arizona and the world contributed over $253 million for ASU to advance access and excellence. The previous record of...

ASU in top 1 percent of world’s prestigious universities, says Times Higher Education

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2018 here . Arizona State University is in the top 1 percent of the world’s most prestigious universities, according to 2018 rankings announced by Times Higher Education. Times Higher Education world university rankings represent the only global performance tables that measure research-intensive...

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