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A group of young African leaders has been visiting Arizona to learn how American institutions collaborate to solve problems — and also how sometimes they fail. Arizona State University is among several universities that are hosting the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, an intensive six-week program of academic work and community service. This is the fourth year of...
Engineers create the devices, software, chemicals, materials, machines, buildings, airplanes and other systems that make our daily lives better. However, to successfully design for the diversity of the human experience, engineers must understand people — their clients as well as themselves — in addition to technology. Enter the Human Systems Engineering program in Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools...
Researchers from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business will explore solutions to food waste through two unique research projects funded by nearly $1 million from the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. Online marketplaces to reduce waste The first project will test online marketplaces and mobile apps. These emerging sharing-economy companies could help farmers, restaurants, retailers and...
Alzheimer’s disease tragically ravages the brains, memories and, ultimately, personalities of its victims. Now affecting 5 million Americans, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and a cure for Alzheimer’s remains elusive, as the exact biological events that trigger it are still unknown. In a new study published today, Arizona State University-Banner Health neuroscientist Salvatore Oddo...
In the week marking the sixth anniversary of the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, scientists continue to make the case for space. Arizona State University’s Lindy Elkins-Tanton was among those calling on the U.S. government to re-energize its support of deep-space research at a hearing before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in Washington, D.C., on July...
For all its resiliency and creativity, the human brain is equally fragile and prone to disease. Millions around the world are affected by neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. In fact, a World Health Organization study found eight out of 10 disorders in the three highest disability classes are linked to neurological problems, a figure likely to increase, as the global elderly...
Casey Ankeny has taught almost 2,500 students in 28 classes — in multiple versions of five different courses — since joining the faculty of Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering as a lecturer only four years ago. Often about 100-plus students have been in those classes, which all together cover subject matter spanning nearly the entire range...
Arizona State University has earned six prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Awards, totaling $4.3 million, ranking it first among recipients in the Photovoltaics Research category for 2017. This year’s awards, which come with grants totaling $20.5 million overall for 28 projects, supports the development of new commercial photovoltaics technologies that improve product performance, reliability and manufacturability. In this round,...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has seen a chance for progress in the conflict in Ukraine and has tapped Kurt Volker, executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, a unit of Arizona State University, to work with both sides in the peace process. Kurt Volker Volker was named a special representative for Ukraine negotiations on July 7...

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