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The ASU Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $937,000 grant from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation in support of 35 scholarships for students who are considered “Dreamers.” These students are young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and are allowed to remain in the country if they meet certain criteria. Because of their circumstances, "Dreamers" are...
On Jan. 4, Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law hosted a reception at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center to kick off the first of many events in 2020 to celebrate a major milestone, its 50th anniversary. An array of faculty, students, alumni and others with a connection to ASU Law gathered...
As the fall semester came to a close, many Arizona State University students spent their time toiling away on essays, cramming for exams, and consuming enough caffeine to get them through the final days of their classes. But for Maya Perez, a junior double-majoring in political science and global studies, these past couple of weeks could not have been more...
Honored for a fifth consecutive year in 2019 as America’s most innovative university, one of Arizona State University President Michael Crow’s remarks was to explain it this way: “‘The tremendously creative minds and efforts of our students, faculty and staff elevate who we are.’” That’s not an accident. At ASU, ideation plays a major role in the university’s success, as...
When hundreds of scientists and science advocates attending the National Council on Science and the Environment’s (NCSE) annual conference crowded into the Regency Ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a lunchtime session, they were visibly excited for more than the food being served. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Arizona State University President Michael Crow was presented the...
The United States’ strike against Iran’s most feared military strategist last week killed someone responsible for thousands of deaths, including U.S. soldiers, and was a major blow to their government. Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s Jan. 3 demise came as the result of an MQ-9 Reaper drone strike in Baghdad, which injured approximately 200 others. His death has elicited fiery...
In a world facing many complex, formidable problems, how can the social sciences become a decisive force for improving social conditions? And what role can universities play in transforming the social sciences into drivers of societal improvement? These are the questions panelists explored at the fall 2019 " Issues in Science and Technology" launch event on Nov. 20 at Arizona...
The growing intersection of technology and politics, the implications for personal privacy and national security, and the increasing complexity of public policy problems of all kinds were the focus of “From Deep Fakes to Deep Space: Policy Challenges for the Future,” a conference sponsored by the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Center for Strategic Foresight. In his remarks keynoting the...
Expanding self-determination, ensuring national sovereignty and nurturing democratic norms and institutions in new and transitioning democracies have long been foreign policy goals of the United States and its allies in the West. Members of the American foreign policy community gathered to discuss regional hotspots related to these goals at Arizona State University’s Barrett O’Connor Center in Washington, D.C., on Sept...

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