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July 29th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (0)

Hats off to another very successful Frank Rhodes Lecture! For the first time since the inception of the Frank Rhodes Lecture, we took this signature ASU event to Washington D.C. This year’s keynote speaker was Ben Nelson, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Minerva Project. The Frank Rhodes Lecture (FRL) focuses on institutional innovation for education […]

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July 27th, 2015
Posted by: Ted Cross in Fellows' Forum, Uncategorized / Comments (0)

On Monday July 20th, 2015 Dean Elizabeth Wentz spoke to the UI team as part of the monthly Fellows’ Forum series. Dr. Wentz is the newly appointed Dean of Social Sciences in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU. Wentz is a Geographer by training and spent the morning discussing a wide range […]

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July 16th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (0)

She is a highly active, working mother with a black belt in Taekwondo, but these are just some of the many very interesting facts that we learned about our Associate VP for Planning and Budget, Lisa Frace. It was a joy to welcome to our office one of the most respected female leaders at our […]

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April 14th, 2015
Posted by: Bethany Weigele in Uncategorized / Comments Off on User-Centered Design to Equip The MasterCard Foundation Scholars

Imagine you are a young African student accepted for a full-ride scholarship to study at a university. Your selection was prompted by your passion to change the continent in which you were born. At the end of your time in school, you will be one of several thousand students who can call themselves a MasterCard […]

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April 10th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments Off on Opening Doors and Possibilities: Fellows’ Forum with David Burge, Director of Enrollment Services

To the delight of our entire team at UI, David Burge, Executive Director of Enrollment Services, joined us for our February Fellows’ Forum. My colleague Mike Meaney shared a great idea for a conversational icebreaker where we described a seemingly random, almost bizarre and yet profound event that happened to each of us in our […]

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April 9th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments Off on Access, Excellence, Impact and Creativity: Fellows’ Forum with Dean Tepper, Herberger Institute for the Design and the Arts

In March 2015, Dr. Steven Tepper, Dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and Dr. Alexandre Frenette, a post-doctoral scholar in Herberger, graciously shared an hour of their time with the UI team as guests of a very successful and engaging Fellows’ Forum. The topics about what the new leadership at Herberger […]

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April 8th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments (1)

“The best and worst news you could ever hear”: Fellows’ Forum with Melissa Werner, CSEP In March 2015, we had the pleasure of speaking with Melissa Werner, Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP), Director of University Ceremonies and Protocol Officer at ASU. Our one-hour discussion with Melissa helped us realize that her role at the university […]

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March 24th, 2015
Posted by: mmeaney in Uncategorized / Comments Off on Thoughts on Online Education

I vividly remember the days of AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM. My screen-name, PurpleWalrus7801, was an attempt at middle-school cool. How clever, I thought, to combine words and numbers into some very non-obvious reference to Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles. The “away message” foreshadowed the status update as a means to self-promote how cool and […]

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March 20th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments Off on Is it worth it? A pivotal point of reflection with the Office of the President: Pt 2

Continuation from Pt 1: http://ui.asu.edu/blog/is-it-worth-it-a-pivotal-point-of-reflection-with-the-office-of-the-president-pt-1/ A conversation with long-time members of the Office of the President Is it worth operating in an ecosystem where the only speeds are fast and faster and where the intensity of projects almost never desist? For my colleagues and our special guests, Joyce Smitheran, Kyle Whitman and Annemarie Belter, the […]

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March 20th, 2015
Posted by: Ray Andrada in Uncategorized / Comments Off on Is it worth it? A pivotal point of reflection with the Office of the President: Pt 1

Last month, Fellows enjoyed an extended opportunity to gain perspectives from more senior members of the Office of the President: Joyce Smitheran, Kyle Whitman and Annemarie Belter. It was a very special and rare chance to collectively pause and reflect broadly on the work we do as well as the President we support. For me, […]

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