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ASU's year in review

December 14, 2015

A look back at some of the top stories of 2015

As we say goodbye to 2015 and look back on the year, it has been an exciting one for Arizona State University. From building spacecrafts to receiving innovation accolades, ASU continues to be a role model for the New American University. Here are some of the top stories.



From exoskeletons to new knowledge about Mom's health, ASU researchers are on the cutting edge of discoveries that have implications for us all.



Access to education, creating leaders, helping veterans: These are just a few of the real-world challenges that ASU faculty and staff sought to solve this year.


Global Engagement

The ASU community stretches far beyond the metro Phoenix area, or even Arizona. Sun Devils make a difference all over the globe, and this year was no exception.



Arts and innovation continue to drive ASU, and this year we were recognized for it by being named the most innovative university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

Lisa Robbins

editor/publisher , Media Relations and Strategic Communications


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ASU Police grant holiday wishes to kids in need

Shop with a cop has more holiday cheer than you might think.
ASU Police grant holiday wishes to kids in need.
December 14, 2015

Arizona State University and Tempe police departments partnered with Greek Life and local businesses this month to host a holiday breakfast and shopping event for children and families in need this holiday season.

On Saturday, 30 children —15 from the ASU community and 15 from the Tempe community — were invited to have breakfast and then ride in police cars to go shopping for holiday presents with the officers. This is the first year that ASU Police hosted the “Kids + Cops Holiday Shop!” event.