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Sustainability team studies how cities survive mega storms

With record-strength disasters becoming the new normal — Hurricane Joaquin just the latest — scientists are digging into ways cities can survive them. An ASU sustainability expert is visiting New York and Puerto Rico this week to meet with civic officials.

PowHER conference at ASU aims to inspire confidence in young women

The inaugural PowHER Women’s Conference aimed to inspire young women with the confidence and habits that would serve them well in college and beyond — while also acknowledging that although strides have been made in female empowerment, there is still work to do.

Students pitch inventive ideas during Launch Days

From ways to keep sun-bathed cars cool to new social media apps, Launch Days provides entrepreneurial students a chance to pitch their ideas for new inventions or ideas.

Effort to improve neural repair earns NSF CAREER award

ASU Engineering professor Sarah Stabenfeldt has earned a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for her efforts to harness the brain's healing powers after a traumatic injury.

Business students exchange ideas on ASU visit from China

A cohort of 14 students in the Doctor of Business Administration in Global Financial Management program — a partnership between ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business and the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance — recently visited ASU's Tempe campus from China.

Study: Collectors plundering cactuses to extinction

Black-market collectors willing to pay hundreds of thousands for rare cactuses are putting more than 30 percent of the species at risk for extinction, according to a paper released Monday. ASU conservation biologist Jan Schipper contributed to the study.

Hacking technology for the social good

People from all walks of life came together for ASU's Hacks for Humanity – a "hackathon for the social good. This year, ideas ranged from apps that assist in calming car-crash victims to finding kidney donors to helping pedestrians better navigate cities.

ASU's Academic Bowl emphasizes brain over brawn

Arizona State University kicks off the 10th annual Academic Bowl, which pits teams of students against each other for the chance to win scholarship and prestige.