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Forward Focus MBA empowers communities with advanced business degrees.

The new Forward Focus MBA empowers communities with an advanced business degree. The first cohort of 119 students get real-world training in using finance to promote social responsibility.

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Fabio Bartoloni to teach and perform on guitar.

Fabio Bartoloni is following in the footsteps of his father to teach and perform on guitar. “The world needs art now more than ever.”

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Eric Nunez is part of an ASU research team monitoring darknet and deepnet websites.

Eric Nunez is hacking the hackers. As part of an ASU research team who monitors up to an unprecedented 120 darknet and deepnet websites where cyber criminals congregate, he detects potential hacks.

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Ed Gorman used his MBA to lead several multi-million dollar real estate development projects.

Ed Gorman used his MBA and passion for numbers and technology to lead several multi-million-dollar real estate development projects, including sustainable Net Zero Energy homes with striking designs and forward-thinking technology.

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Doctoral students used the art of kirigami as inspiration for a lithium-ion battery that can be stretched to more than 150 percent of its original size.

Doctoral students used the art of kirigami as inspiration for a lithium-ion battery that can be stretched to more than 150 percent of its original size. Uses include wearable electronic devices and flexible displays such as a bendable phone.

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Debora Black earned her graduate degree in public administration while working the streets as a patrol officer and SWAT team member.

Debora Black earned her graduate degree in public administration while working the streets as a patrol officer and SWAT team member. Her degree helped propel her career from sergeant to lieutenant to commander to assistant police chief.

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David Roman sees opportunity for Cuban people to learn entrepreneurship.

Executive MBA David Roman, a graduate of Thunderbird Global Academy, sees opportunity for Cuban people to learn entrepreneurship.

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Army vet Darrell Stanley gets new career in innovative construction methods and technology.

Army vet Darrell Stanley graduates with master’s in construction management, gets new career in innovative construction methods and technology, including re-engineered recyclables.

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Craig Hardgrove holding the shoebox-sized satellite CubeSat.

Craig Hardgrove jumpstarted a NASA interplanetary mission with a satellite the size of a shoebox. CubeSat will be designed, built and operated at ASU to orbit the moon and create a map of water-ice.

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Courtney Klein launched SEED SPOT, a nonprofit incubator that gives social impact entrepreneurs the tools to succeed.

Courtney Klein is a changemaker. After earning a master of non-profit studies, she launched SEED SPOT, a nonprofit incubator that gives social impact entrepreneurs the tools to succeed.

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