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ASU breaks ground on Mirabella project

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 broke ground Wednesday on a complex that will advance a new concept in intergenerational living and lifelong learning. Mirabella at ASU is a 20-story senior living facility at Mill Avenue and University Drive on the university’s...

ASU expands reach with education partnership for Arab youth

Arizona State University is expanding its global reach with a new partnership with Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education to provide higher education and preparation to students in 22 countries in the Arab world. ASU is collaborating with the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, a UAE-based foundation that provides underserved, high-achieving Arab students with scholarships, support and skills training,...

ASU President Crow speaks to community leaders at West campus

Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow met with Valley community leaders Thursday afternoon at the West campus to discuss what he called the “public enterprise” university’s progress, current state and future trajectory. Executive Director of Government and Community Engagement for ASU West campus’ Office of Public Affairs Roberta Magdaleno introduced Crow, stating that “under his leadership, ASU has risen...

Arizona's universities need freedom to be run like a business, presidents say

The presidents of Arizona’s three public universities were blunt in their request for support from the business community on Tuesday, explaining the need for the freedom to be entrepreneurial. Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University, said his institution responded to cuts in state funding by finding other ways to generate money. “We adjusted, we adapted and we adopted other...

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...

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