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ASU Foundation earns 4-star rating from nation's top charity evaluator

The ASU Foundation for A New American University has earned a premium 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-used evaluator of charities. As the ASU fundraising arm, the foundation was recognized for its growth in philanthropic investments received during the 2010-2011 fiscal year, as well as its fundraising efficiency. During the 2012 fiscal year, more than 94,000 donors invested more than $172 million in support of ASU scholarships, research, colleges and programs.

Student innovation on display

Where can you find students working to solve problems ranging from language barriers in school to compliance with HIV medication? Try the College of Technology and Innovation at ASU’s Polytechnic campus. Students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds work together through CTI’s iProjects program, an initiative that connects students with industry partners to find creative solutions to real-world problems.

NASA rover landing to conclude Mars education teacher conference

The landing on Mars of Curiosity – NASA's biggest, newest and most capable rover – will wrap up a STEM learning conference for educators at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory by ASU's Mars Education Program. The program helps teachers develop STEM skills in their students by bringing the excitement of exploring Mars to the classroom. ASU's Mars Education Program, begun in 1992, has helped more than 40,000 students learn about science, technology, engineering and math subjects.

Announcements &





Arizona Identity in the Western Film:

2 p.m., Aug. 4,

Southeast Regional Library, Gilbert.




Getting Schooled by a Third Grader:

"What Kids' Gaming, Tweeting,

Streaming and Sharing Tells us

about the Future of Elementary

Education," 9-10:30 a.m., Aug. 9,

online webcast.




Science Book Discussion: 1493

7:30-9 p.m., Aug. 9, Noble Library,

room 105,
Tempe campus.




jobs @ ASU

university news


Study: Healthy seafood comes from sustainable fish




Report: Arizona's emerging political landscape




Professor uncovers lost stories of Cesar Chavez




Criminologists examine teen delinquency in China




Future of major high-speed rail project looks green


PeopleSoft upgrade planned for September

In late September, ASU will upgrade its PeopleSoft system to Version 9.0. PeopleSoft is the engine behind many of the university’s most important business functions.



ASU Police Department announces assistant chief promotions

Commanders Michael Thompson and James Hardina assumed their new assistant-chief roles July 23. Sergeants Michele Rourke and Louis Scichilone were promoted to commander rank, and Corporal Jason Latella now is a sergeant.



Herberger Institute announces performing arts season

The ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts 2012-2013 performing arts offerings include musical theatre, opera, dance and theatre productions, and guitar and organ concerts that showcase the many talents of our students, faculty and visiting guest artists.



ASU partners with Scottsdale Healthcare

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation at ASU is partnering with Scottsdale Healthcare on a statewide collaboration of graduate nursing education programs to increase the state's primary care workforce.



New journalism award to recognize disability coverage

A new national journalism awards program will recognize excellence in reporting on disability issues and people with disabilities. The Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability is the first national journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage.



Patterson discusses

upcoming year




around Campus

Opening weekend recap of Sun Devil Olympians

New gifts support public relations at Cronkite School

The Affordable Care Act: a generational change

Osher Institute announces Fall 2012 course schedule

ASU book group to discuss English professor's 'Available Surfaces'


Metrics for wise water management earns award for ASU doctoral student

Idea for combating hunger attracts international interest

Cronkite School establishes AAJA student group

ASU Mars scientist explains why NASA chose Gale Crater for new rover

Sustainability is focus of UCW conference

in the news

In providing a definition of “environmentally green” for Arizona Republic reporter Ben Backhaus, two sustainability experts at ASU said it “boils down to energy.” “Only two areas can be measured: water and energy consumption. Energy is the one you can take to the bank," said Harvey Bryan in the July 29 article. Also stressing “energy” in the story was Mick Dalrymple, an expert in applied sustainability.


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