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'Research Stories' site debuts

May 11, 2009
In recent months, some newspapers and magazines have written their final stories and closed their doors. For many, it is the end of their business, the end of the word, the last of the pages.

After 23 years, ASU's Research Magazine printed its last 58-page magazine this spring-a beautiful, glossy, richly illustrated, 4-color publication. It has featured the best of research and creativity at the University by the top writers in our community. But in a University that prides itself on sustainability and has dealt with increasingly leaner budgets in the past year, it was time to move ASU's research stories to an on-line publication.

"The print magazine has served us well," says R. F. "Rick" Shangraw, ASU Vice President for Research and Economic Affairs, "but our readers, both in recruitment and retention, are electronically wired and they expect media-rich communications."

The new electronic publication will include stories that humanize ASU's vast body of research-from the clean labs of the Flexible Display Center to the bronze pours in the sculpture studio-but it will also include video clips, slide shows, podcasts and audio. Research Stories will be updated weekly. We hope you'll visit soon and often.