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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 Grand Challenges Explorations grant, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This grant 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...

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...

Sharing the rewards of a culture of innovation

Magical things can happen when innovative minds connect with forward-thinking investors. So Arizona State University is combining the strength of its research commitment and entrepreneurial spirit with the Thunderbird School of Global Management's Angel Network of investors to create unique opportunities for the ASU family. As part of ASU’s Founders Day observance for 2018, President Michael Crow announced the creation...

6th annual Sun Devil Giving Day on tap for ASU

If it's late March and you hear cheers and boos coming from Stuart Rice's office, don't be too alarmed. Odds are that the Arizona State University graduate student and EdPlus creative designer is simply reacting to a recent donation made on Sun Devil Giving Day , his various mood swings coming as he tracks the contributions made either to his...

ASU’s CSPO again ranked one of the world’s top think tanks for science and tech policy

Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO), a research unit of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society, has once again been named one of the top 10 think tanks for science and technology policy in the latest edition of the University of Pennsylvania’s “Global Go To Think Tank Index.” This is the second consecutive...

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