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Record class hits the books as ASU bucks national trend of declining enrollment

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2019 . When Tucson native Sadie Azersky started exploring colleges, she set her sights on attending a school that would challenge her. She found what she was looking for at Arizona State University: the opportunities of a large research university combined with...

Generosity to ASU climbs to new heights in 2019

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2019 . Sun Devil supporters bolstered scholarships, medical advancements, professorships and research opportunities as part of a banner fundraising year for the ASU Foundation. Nikki Hinshaw is one of more than 7,400 students who benefited from private scholarship support through the foundation...

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

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2019 . 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...

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...

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