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Longtime ASU supporter, philanthropist Sanford endows scholarships for ASU, 11 other universities

T. Denny Sanford’s name is associated with major philanthropic gifts throughout the U.S. With few exceptions, they are associated with the health and welfare of children and young people — such as the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, built to resemble a fairy-tale castle. At Arizona State University, the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family...

ASU adds convenience by joining Common Application

Arizona State University is becoming even more accessible by joining The Common Application , an online system used by more than 750 colleges and universities in the United States and around the world to manage the admissions process. The Common Application saves time for potential students because they can apply to several universities at once. It can also save money...

Chinese partners bring strong potential to advance research at ASU Biodesign Institute

Arizona State University's approach to global research engagement addresses some of the most pressing problems facing us in health today: issues such as global pandemics and a growing cancer incidence in the developing world that require multiple, transnational partners to come up with solutions more rapidly. Recently, ASU Biodesign Institute Executive Director Joshua LaBaer led a delegation to visit key...

ASU's year in review 2017

There was no shortage of changes for the nation and Arizona State University in 2017. In a year that celebrated the 15th anniversary of the New American University, the faculty, staff and students have made advancements in many fields of research, formed new partnerships and found innovative ways to help the communities they serve. Related: Photos of the year from...

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...

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