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ASU moves up in National Science Foundation research rankings

Arizona State University ranks ninth out of 719 universities in the U.S. for research expenditures for institutions of higher education without a medical school, up one spot from last year, in the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development rankings . The NSF’s HERD rankings are the leading source of information about research and development expenditures at American universities...

Take a sneak peek inside ASU's new Biodesign C building

Biodesign C, the $120 million building expansion of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, continues to rise along Rural Road at ASU’s Tempe campus. Much of the building is now in place ahead of an April 2018 completion date. Biodesign staff recently toured the construction site for a sneak peek at the progress, and the project architects explained the...

Founding director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute, Charles Arntzen, retires

From his roots as a fair-haired Minnesota farm boy to climbing the ladder of success in big pharma, to blazing a translational academic research path into life-saving therapies, Charles Arntzen has led one extraordinary life in science. During the course of a prolific career, Arntzen and his collaborators have gained international recognition and helped burnish a special shine on ASU’s...

The velocity of change

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Fifteen years ago, Michael M. Crow brought his idea of the New American University — an agile and radical reimagining of higher education — to ASU. Neither naysayers nor the Great Recession could derail his vision, and...

ASU student spearheads lab-glove recycling program

Bill Dauksher has worked in clean rooms and labs for almost 30 years. For him, putting on lab coats, booties, a face mask and gloves is like putting on pants for the rest of us. The manager of the Solar Power Laboratory at Arizona State University’s Research Park, Dauksher conservatively estimates he has used more than 10,800 pairs of gloves...

ASU students learn the ways of science policy-making through immersive summer session

Science Outside the Lab (SOtL) is an experiential education program designed to teach participants about the relationships between science, policy and societal outcomes in a place where decisions about these important issues are often made — Washington, DC. The program was developed in 2002 by Dan Sarewitz, co-director of ASU’s Washington, D.C.-based think-tank, the Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes...

Exhibit shares little-told tale of Jewish refugees' time in China

The interesting thing about this Holocaust story is that it’s rarely been told. The account centers around Irma Glahs Gottlieb, a 95-year-old Scottsdale woman who survived the Nazi purge of Germany in the 1930s by moving to Shanghai, China. While much of the Jewish diaspora connects survival stories to relocations in North America or other parts of Europe, the Holocaust’s...

Watergate's lesson: History becomes 'bogus' with bad information

John Dean talked to a crowd of ASU journalism students about the importance of their craft and how he doesn't regret blowing the whistle on Watergate because he was telling the truth.

Exhibit shares little-told tale of Jewish refugees' time in China

"Jewish Refugees in Shanghai" an exhibit currently up and running through Dec. 15 at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center in Phoenix and at ASU’s Hayden Library on the Tempe campus, shares the stories of the Jewish Diaspora's reach into China.

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