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College Avenue Commons: A monument to innovation and construction
A monument to excellence in craftsmanship, innovation, sustainability and efficiency, the stairway in College Avenue Commons also is a testament to gratitude, individual achievement and beauty. Read the article.

GIT student honored by Education Malaysia
Hayda Abu Hasan, a senior majoring in graphic information technology, recently was honored as an outstanding Malaysian scholar. Read the article.

ASU engineers have growing role in renowned Chautauqua dialogues
Engineers Brad Allenby and Amy Landis are among ASU faculty members who have been leading public dialogues on society’s big challenges at the prominent Chautauqua Institution center. Read the article.

Q&A with Shawn Jordan: Building epic machines, winning prestigious awards
Professor Shawn Jordan uses crazy chain-reaction machines to help students learn engineering skills. He recently received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award. Read the article.

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Halting the spread of Ebola: Nigeria a model for quick action, scientists find (National Science Foundation news)
A report on efforts to control the Ebola virus cites research on big data-driven computational simulations designed to aid planning to battle epidemics. The research was led by K. Selçuk Candan, a professor of computer science and engineering in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. The  article explains the contribution of the research to developing scenarios that help guide development of effective responses to significant public health threats. Read the article. Read more about Candan’s work in this area: ‘Big data’ advances could help solve health, energy challenges.

Entrepreneur: EndoVantage spins ASU research into product for market (Phoenix Business Journal)
Research led by ASU engineer David Frakes has led to formation of a business startup. The company called EndoVantage is working to bring to the marketplace technology developed by Frakes and his team that enables physicians to do virtual surgical planning using advanced computer simulations. Frakes is an associate professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Read the article. Read more about the research and the technology startup: Innovative medical device modeling software sparks tech startup.

ASU hires former NASA space walker who climbed Mount Everest (The State Press)
New Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty member Scott Parazynski brings his experiences as a physician, astronaut, inventor and mountain climber to his teaching and research roles at ASU. Parazynski is joining the faculty of the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, and has a joint appointment with the School of Earth and Space Exploration in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Read the article.

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