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University of Utah researchers identify 4 gene variants linked to heightened suicide risk

Posted by   /  December 9, 2018  /  Education, Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Ben Lockhart | Deseeret News University of Utah Health researchers have identified some genetic factors that may increase a person’s risk of dying by suicide, according to the results of a newly published study. Variants in four genes — known as APH1B, AGBL2, SP110 and SUCLA2 — were identified as being noticeably associated with […]

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[COLUMN] Rep. David Stringer banned from Prescott-area schools but still welcome at state Capitol

Posted by   /  December 6, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Laurie Roberts | Arizona Republic Opinion: Arizona’s resident white nationalist has been banned from Humboldt schools. But he’s still welcome at the state Capitol./ (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) State Rep. David Stringer may be welcome in the Legislature but he’s persona non grata in some northern Arizona schools. Humboldt […]

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How Jerry Colangelo steered a renaissance at Grand Canyon University

Posted by   /  December 3, 2018  /  Education, Sports  /  No Comments

  By Mike Sunnucks | Sports Business Journal Jerry Colangelo has always liked starting with a fresh canvas. He was general manager of the expansion Phoenix Suns in 1968. Twenty years later, he was owner of the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks. “I love blank slates because you kind of make your own portrait,” said Colangelo, who […]

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Education, attitude matter when detecting fake headlines

Posted by   /  November 26, 2018  /  Education, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  Do you have a degree? What’s your income? The answers could affect how you view the news. People with higher education levels and more positive attitudes about news can more easily spot fake headlines, according to a research report by the News Co/Lab at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass […]

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Breaking into construction: How an ADOT program attracts women and minorities

Posted by   /  November 20, 2018  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Karisma Sandoval | Cronkite News MIAMI – The Arizona Department of Transportation is working with education and business leaders to change a dismal statistic – more than 90 percent of workers in the construction industry are men, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. ADOT is working with community college leaders and contractors to […]

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New university slated for Thunderbird campus

Posted by   /  November 15, 2018  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Joshua Bowling | Arizona Republic Central Glendale’s old Thunderbird School of Global Management campus next year will get a new tenant with some 800 students, Arizona Christian University. The private university made the announcement Wednesday morning. The Thunderbird school, which became a part of Arizona State University in 2014, moved to downtown Phoenix this year, leaving […]

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Dissenting justices explain their decisions in ballot case for education tax

Posted by   /  November 2, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

They said the voters should have gotten the last word instead of taking measure off the ballot By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Ahwatukee Foothills News Two justices of the Arizona Supreme Court are criticizing their colleagues for their decision blocking voters from deciding whether to increase income taxes on the wealthiest to […]

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Regent: Arizona Wildcats Sean Miller’s job not in jeopardy after recent federal court revelations

Posted by   /  October 31, 2018  /  Education, Sports  /  No Comments

  By Anne Ryman | Arizona Republic A member of the Arizona Board of Regents said on Wednesday that Sean Miller’s job as head coach of the Arizona men’s basketball team isn’t in jeopardy. This after recent federal court allegations surfaced about money being offered to Arizona recruits. Regent Bill Ridenour said an executive-session meeting […]

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Charter school association head stepping down after election

Posted by   /  October 31, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Arizona Charter Schools Association President and CEO Eileen Sigmund is leaving the organization after more than 11 years at its helm. Sigmund told the Arizona Mirror that, after more than a decade as the association’s head, it was time for a change in leadership. She said that she and […]

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Arizona Board of Regents to discuss Arizona Wildcats basketball program after federal court revelations

Posted by   /  October 30, 2018  /  Education, Sports  /  No Comments

  By Anne Ryman | Arizona Republic The Arizona Board of Regents has called an executive-session meeting for Thursday to discuss the University of Arizona’s men’s basketball program after new allegations surfaced in a federal court trial about assistant coaches offering money to recruits. The regents, who oversee the state universities and approve head coaching […]

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