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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...
After enjoying the nation’s capital this summer, a delegation of Arizona State University students who attended UnidosUS 2018 in Washington, D.C., are starting a new academic year with the skills and inspiration to act. When ASU’s Educational Outreach and Student Services office offered to sponsor students and accompany them to attend the gathering, which UnidosUS described as a “public commitment...
Arizona State University on Monday hosted the 2018 ASU Congressional Conference: Space Innovation at the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus. NASA officials, private space companies, scientists and academics attended the daylong event to discuss how to develop the workforce to get mankind into space, how the private and academic sectors can partner with government and what universities can contribute...
The world can be a scary place. Perhaps no one knows this better than Nicholas Rasmussen, senior director of the new Counterterrorism Program at Arizona State University's McCain Institute for International Leadership . Rasmussen assumes his new role with clear program goals: to increase public capability to meet the risk to our national security posed by extremists, to forge new...

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