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#1 most innovative school in the country

U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 on its "Most Innovative Schools" list, putting us in the company of such elite schools as Stanford and MIT. The ranking is based on a survey of college presidents, provosts and admission deans across the country. ASU is a leader in student entrepreneurship, knowledge delivery and student support services, and is continually developing new degrees in emerging fields. read more.

Execs mentor ASU students to become workforce ready  

Sarah Swinford, a pre-med student in the College of Letters and Sciences, said she’d never given much thought to the business side of health care until a career-shadowing program at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus connected her with Rudy Apodaca, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center's vice president for operations. Read more.

ASU students team up to fight childhood obesity

Inspired by the Arizona State University Changemaker Challenge, Mayo Clinic–ASU Obesity Solutions recently partnered with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Health Solutions to sponsor a university–wide competition aimed at tackling obesity in children. Challengers were asked to think globally and critically about the problem, taking into account that obesity is affected by environment, genetics, culture, socioeconomic status and education, among other factors. The winning student teams — FantasyXRT, Nutritional Health Awareness and Partners in Empowerment — applied various perspectives and disciplines to generate creative solutions to key components of the obesity epidemic. Read more.

Global health student connects local Ethiopian women with health care

By the time Hana Alkahlout graduates from Arizona State University this May with her bachelor’s in global health, she will have already positively impacted the health of her community. Alkahlout has been working with local Ethiopian immigrant women to determine their perspectives, and the barriers they face, in obtaining primary health care. Read more.

ASU undergrad studies the nutritional science and medicinal benefits of juicing

At 20 years old, Sara Mata Stevens, a pre-med and biochemistry major, suffered a debilitating back injury. After leaving the hospital, she was then bedridden for 18 months — unable to walk, bathe or even turn over in bed on her own. After experimenting with every option offered to her by 10 different specialists, she began to look to alternative treatments in the form of nutritional medicine. It was then that she discovered juicing. Mata Stevens says she is committed to conducting her honors thesis research on nutrition because it has made such a big impact on her life. Her research entails collecting numerical data from a large population of people who choose to integrate juicing into their daily life. The survey has been taken by more than 1,000 people of varying age groups and levels of juicing experience from around the world. Read more.