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Egyptian online grad fulfills dream of master’s degree, makes trip to Arizona to celebrate with classmates

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

Ahmed Radwan dreamed of earning a master’s degree at a reputable American university. But affording tuition posed a huge challenge, and the currency exchange rate did not favor him: One U.S. dollar was worth 18 times the value of the currency in his home country of Egypt.

ASU confers degrees upon more than 1,300 Watts College graduates at spring convocation

Festive shouts from families and friends reverberated throughout Desert Financial Arena on May 10 as Arizona State University conferred degrees from the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions upon more than 1,300 graduates at the college’s spring 2022 convocation.

The college celebrated the conferring of 814 bachelor’s degrees, 490 master’s degrees and 11 doctoral degrees during the convocation on ASU’s Tempe campus.

ASU grads receive messages of hope for the future

Thousands of Arizona State University graduates who earned advanced degrees on Monday were asked to remain positive in these tumultuous times and to use their expertise to improve their communities.

More than 5,000 people earned master’s and PhD degrees from ASU this semester, and many of them celebrated at Graduate Commencement at Desert Financial Arena on Monday morning.

ASU President Michael Crow told the graduates to be optimistic and forge ahead.

In the ‘untrespassed sanctity of space,’ an Air Force pilot soars at ASU

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

What does it mean to be a standout among standouts?

It’s possible that Capt. Kimberly “Kimber” Jackson, a KC-46A instructor pilot who is graduating from Arizona State University with a graduate degree this spring, is the embodiment of that idea.

Dog study shows there's a lot more to behavior than just breed

A genetic study of 2,155 purebred and mixed-breed dogs combined with 18,385 owner surveys has challenged existing notions about dog breed stereotypes and personality types. The study identified 11 locations along the canine genome that were strongly associated with behavior, none of which were specific for breed, suggesting that these personality traits predate modern canine breeding by humans.  

Next-generation laboratory course developed for online chemistry students

Contemporary trends in commercial chemistry laboratory techniques are moving toward incorporation of more automation and remote access to scientific instrumentation and analysis.

Modern analytic scientific techniques increase efficiency and accuracy, and decrease costs by using cameras, autosamplers and other aspects of automation in concert with cloud connectivity to make measurements on samples and process data.

Lecturer and ASU alum Gary Cabirac to retire in June

While wandering Arizona State University’s campus in the late 1970s as a self-professed chemistry nerd, the young Gary Cabirac had no idea he would return and become a beloved lecturer in the School of Molecular Sciences. 

“I enjoyed being a student at ASU; there’s an energy level of being on campus,” Cabirac recalled. “Even back then, I recognized that the Department of Chemistry, as it was known then, was an island of excellence.”