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Mary Beth Faller

Staff Writer, Arizona State University News

Writer for ASU News. Former education reporter, AZ Republic. Penn State grad. Opinions are my own.

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — Land grabs by Russia. Escalating military dominance in China. Superpowers fighting in outer space. The launch of World War III. It is the stuff of fiction - specifically, Peter W. Singer's novel "Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War" - but it is also mere moments away from reality, the acclaimed political theorist said Tuesday at ASU.

ASU launches partnership to pilot learning tech on campuses — Arizona State University is launching a new initiative that will help get education technology to the market faster by allowing new ventures to be tested by students and faculty. The initiative - the ASU Draper GSV Accelerator - will source, fund, pilot and credential new products created by higher-education technology companies.

Thunderbird at 70: Rebirth and rediscovery — The Thunderbird School of Global Management started its life as a training base for fighter pilots in World War II. As it marks its 70th anniversary as an international business school, CEO Allen Morrison said the partnership with ASU has given Thunderbird a chance at rebirth and rediscovery.

Arizona Indians' path to voting — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has made a special effort to reach out to a group of Americans who were not even allowed to vote when he was born. Next month will mark the 60th anniversary of the Arizona Supreme Court decision giving American Indians the right to vote.

Taking your passion to the classroom — Noah Brown has always loved literature and is an avid fan of Shakespeare. "I realized it didn't just want to read it, I wanted to talk to people about it," he said. "I didn't just want to write, I wanted to inspire other people to write and tell their own stories."

Thunderbird rugby club marks 40 years of scrums — The Thunderbird rugby team started as scrappily as the game is played - with a bunch of students getting together with a ball in 1976. Over the past 40 years, the alumni have maintained their bond and taken their talents abroad.

ASU setting path 'Toward a More Perfect University' — An Ivy League author predicts that knowledge is progressing so quickly that the concept of a standalone university could soon become obsolete. The former provost of Columbia praised ASU President Michael Crow for innovations such as the transdisciplinary Biodesign Institute. "The Ivy League is not where's it's at," Jonathan Cole said.

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — A typical college course will require a student to read thousands and thousands of words - usually printed in ink on paper. The Alternative Format Services lab at ASU converts those words into a version that blind or visually impaired students can use, such as Braille or with an e-text reader program.

ASU education dean joins call for more transparency — ASU is part of a nationwide push to improve the way data is collected about teachers. Mari Koener, dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU, wants the state to collect more information on student achievement. "It's about finding out how we can do better," she said.

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — So much consumer research boils down to "would you buy this product or not?" But at the Behavioral Research Lab, the inquiry is much deeper: What social group do you identify with? What would prod you to recycle an item? Does this brand make you feel good? The lab, part of the W.
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Apr 27, 2016

Wow - At @RaysBaseball game, they have teachers on the crowd stand up to be recognized. Awesome!

Apr 22, 2016

Vaibu Mohan, an amazing @BASISScottsdale senior & a Flinn Scholar, chose #ASU#ASUexplore her passion for the arts.

Apr 21, 2016

RT @ESPNStatsInfo: The @Dbacks swept a 4-game series in San Francisco for the 1st time in franchise history (via @EliasSports)

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