May 30, 2015

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ASU Alumni Association welcomes new class of 30 Medallion Scholars

The Medallion Scholarship program, the Alumni Association’s signature scholarship initiative, incorporates components of leadership, scholarship and service. Scholars receive four-year, renewable scholarships of $3,000 annually.


ASU, Argonne partner on climate, population growth and renewable energy

Arizona State University recently signed an agreement with the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory that will facilitate a broad portfolio of research shared between the two institutions.


Broadcast internship helps students turn passion into profession

Spending the summer by the seashore watching baseball games sounds like an ideal vacation. But for five Cronkite students, it will involve a lot of hard work: preparing for hours each day to do play calling for the Cape Cod Baseball League.


Sun Devil athletes score big in the classroom

Arizona State University recorded an Academic Progress Rate average of 986, the NCAA announced on May 27. The mark is ASU's highest ever, and it ranks among the best in the Pac-12 Conference.


Regents' Professor delves into plight of Afghan women in new book

In her new book, "Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders," Arizona State University Regents' Professor Sally Kitch seeks to shed light on the role Western intervention has played in the fate of Afghan women.


Knight Foundation executive named innovation chief at ASU Cronkite School

Eric Newton, a global leader in championing transformational digital innovation in the news media as an executive of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is joining ASU as the innovation chief of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


ASU scientists play key roles in new NASA mission to Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA is sending a mission to see whether Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, has conditions suitable for life, and three ASU scientists are involved with the mission's instruments.


ASU's Herberger Young Scholars Academy graduates 13 in inaugural class

ASU's Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy provides a highly challenging learning environment for gifted students between grades 7-12. On May 26, the academy celebrated its inaugural graduating class.


Rebecca Tsosie appointed ASU vice provost for inclusion, community engagement

ASU professor Rebecca Tsosie has been appointed vice provost for inclusion and community engagement. She hopes to develop a transformative model of inclusion and community engagement that will set an important standard for leadership in higher education.


ASU professor Eduardo Pagán named associate dean of community affairs

Professor Eduardo Pagán has been appointed associate dean for community affairs for the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, with focus on building ASU's relationships with West-side and Native communities.


ASU researchers taking bold steps toward engineering new lungs

ASU researchers are working to improve aspects of lung engineering that may in the future contribute to providing a nearly limitless supply of donor organs, ideally matched to their recipients, or to repairing damaged lungs.


ASU's InnovationSpace: Creating solutions through collaboration

Arizona State University's InnovationSpace is a yearlong product-design and -development program intent on tackling societal challenges. The expertise of its faculty ranges from marketing to biomimicry.


ASU faculty member recognized for work in music education

For her work publishing in leading research journals, presenting research at professional meetings, mentoring students and participating in the strings community, Marg Schmidt has received two prestigious awards this year.


Academy helps emerging leaders from international nonprofits

The American Express Leadership Academy, delivered by ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management this week, brought together 30 leaders and managers from 10 international social-purpose organizations to enhance their leadership skills.


Sun Devil Marketplace receives recognition for interior design

The Arizona State University Sun Devil Marketplace recently stole the show at the 2015 International Interior Design Association Pride Awards.


Calif. leader: State can learn from model set by ASU

California's public universities need to innovate and increase access if the state is to remain economically strong, according to the lieutenant governor of that state, who said there are lessons to be learned from the model forged by Arizona State University.


ASU, Arizona Western partnership provides bachelor's degrees in key needs for Yuma

Students at Arizona Western College's Yuma campus will be able to complete a bachelor's degree thanks to a new partnership with Arizona State University.


ASU conference aims to help youth achieve economic success

For many young people, the American Dream seems increasingly out of reach. The Southwest Pathways Conference at ASU will bring together national and regional experts to explore solutions to this massive challenge.


ASU expertise results in faster, portable microbial analysis in the field

In a masterful merger of engineering, physics and biology, ASU researchers have developed a briefcase-size device that can continuously detect trace bacterial levels in the ocean, quantify microbes in the soil, detect pathogens in our food and more.


'Dear Himalayas': ASU alum pens love poem to Nepal

ASU alum Samyak Shertok will launch a "Healing Through Poetry" project in Nepal this summer to help those affected by the recent earthquakes.

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