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National, international awards recognize faculty innovation in ASU's School of Molecular Sciences

The Arizona State University charter describes a commitment to linking innovation with the advancement of research and discovery of public value. The establishment of the School of Molecular Sciences from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry embodies this commitment to research that directly addresses such major public and societal issues. Current School of Molecular Sciences research takes a molecular approach...

Empower 2019 brings together ASU IT professionals to innovate for the future

On Thursday, May 23, Arizona State University's University Technology Office hosted Empower 2019 , an ASU IT professional community retreat designed to discover new innovations and improve existing ones through peer-to-peer discussion. Over 800 ASU IT professionals spent the day engaging with ASU Chief Information Officer Lev Gonick , one another and a wide array of speakers. ASU President Michael...

Innovative Novus project enters its next stage of development

The new hotel going up northwest of University Drive and Rural Road is part of a reimagining of the north part of the Arizona State University campus in Tempe that will draw corporate partners to the university’s knowledge enterprise, according to the chief financial officer of ASU. “Clearly we believe this is a fantastic real estate location, but it’s so...

New tool developed for student survivors of sexual assault

MyChoice, an internet-based decision aid that provides clear, unbiased information to Arizona State University student survivors of sexual assault, is scheduled for field testing during the 2019-20 academic year. The Digital Humanities Initiative at ASU’s Institute for Humanities Research supported an interdisciplinary collaboration to design the new tool. MyChoice will help student survivors make informed decisions based on the options...

ASU students perform, exhibit and pitch at Change the World

The first Change the World event showcased how Arizona State University students are making a difference through their art, entrepreneurship and good works. Hundreds of students from every campus participated in the festival, held Wednesday at Sun Devil Stadium. Singers, dancers and poets performed on three stages around the stadium concourse. Five separate pitch competitions highlighted students’ best ideas and...

ASU lecturer encourages students to become strong citizens at the New American University

In schools and community centers across the country, Harry Boyte notices a need. “We see a huge hunger among young people for what we would call a different kind of politics,” said Boyte, an affiliate faculty member at the University of Minnesota and the founder of Public Achievement, a theory-based practice of citizen organizing to do public work for the...

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...

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