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What else do science and technology PhD students do when they graduate besides work in the academy? According to the Distinguished Awards office of Arizona State University's Graduate College, some join the legislative and executive branches of government, and others should be interested in following suit. For example, ASU alum Mary Hannah Schultz helped a U.S. senator make sound policy...
Arizona State University has a secret weapon: Distinguished military leaders who have served at the highest levels at home and abroad advise President Michael M. Crow on matters of national significance or importance. Crow recently asked ASU’s Flag Officer Advisory Council , experienced in complex strategic planning, operational management and leadership and character development, to expand their duties. This semester...
For Alec Guthrie, a graduate student pursuing an MA in global security at Arizona State University, the past couple of years could not have been more different than what he envisioned when he came to campus as a freshman. Like many students, it took Guthrie time to discover his academic calling, first exploring majors in biology and physical science before...
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million Smart and Connected Communities grant to a team of researchers at Arizona’s three public universities to develop a network that integrates existing technologies and crowdsourced data to improve real-time knowledge of flooding and enhance communication during flood events. The Integrated Flood Stage Observation Network (IFSON) will capitalize on a number of...
Nearly two decades after the devastating events of Sept. 11, the United States is still waging a war on terror. In the compelling documentary “ Legion of Brothers ,” we meet a group of soldiers who were among the first American special operations forces to put boots on the ground in Afghanistan following the attacks — some of whom continue...
When flying to Beijing, you’ll likely have to take multiple flights and pass through customs to get to your destination. If you’re searching for a Beijing hotel and visit its Chinese website, your request also travels multiple legs through internet networks, entering and exiting the territories of various countries on its way to the Chinese network hosting the website. And...
Decades ago, oilmen had little interest in natural gas, the byproduct of crude extracted from the earth. So, they burned it off, like so many lit torches atop Texas’s oil fields. Jim Miller’s grandfather recalled reading the evening paper by their light. Miller, too, recalls living in their shadows. Now he’s living in the Valley of the Sun, working to...
Sen. John McCain’s support for Arizona State University is attested to by the Washington, D.C.-based institution bearing his name: The McCain Institute for International Leadership was established in 2012 with a $9 million grant to ASU from the McCain Institute Foundation. McCain died Saturday at age 81. READ: McCain’s legacy at ASU one of philanthropy and service “An American icon...
Editor's note: For additional in-depth coverage and commentary on the life of Sen. John McCain, please visit azpbs.org . Also, President Michael Crow speaks on CNN about the senator. John McCain represented Arizona for 35 years, and his legacy has touched Arizona State University through philanthropy, public service and community projects. McCain died Saturday after a yearlong battle with brain...

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