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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.

Mock budget, real lessons at Capitol — After a day of wheedling, needling and dramatic speeches, a class of ASU students learned how hard it is to navigate the political process and get what you want. "Nonsense, foolery and ridiculousness," declared Tres Wooldridge, one of the 29 students in the Executive Master of Business Administration class in ASU's W.

ASU helps teachers learn how to heal young victims — Children who witness violence or have unstable lives can be traumatized so profoundly that it actually changes their brains. A team in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU has created a free resource that trains teachers in how to identify and help traumatized kids.

Why you need to avoid the office bully — Office relationships are important, and new research by an ASU professor has found that personal identification in the office isn't always positive. Sometimes a new employee, casting about for validation, can identify with someone who wields power: the office bully, according to Blake Ashforth.

Don't overglamorize 'entrepreneurs' to keep dreams within reach — One way to unleash the potential of minority entrepreneurs is to back away from the word "entrepreneur." People who have good ideas to fill a need in their communities can be put off by the concept, thinking it's only for high-tech app inventors, according to a panel of experts.

Mexico, ASU moving forward with energy reform — The visit here from Mexico's lead energy-reform planner June 23 underscores the key role Arizona State University will have in working with the United States' southern neighbor to take its energy sector into the future.Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, undersecretary for planning and energy transition under Mexico's Secretary of Energy (SENER), met with ASU leaders and academics in Tempe before heading to Scottsdale to address the Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit 2016.

ASU professor joins board of Amnesty International USA — Adriana Sanford, an ASU alumna and professor, has been elected to the board of the human-rights organization Amnesty International USA. A dual citizen of Chile and the United States, Sanford will be the only Hispanic person on the board.

YouTube tutoring a boost for economics students

ASU professor highlights complicated history behind blockbuster 'Roots' — Matthew Delmont, an associate professor of history at ASU, delved into some unusual archives to find the backstory of "Roots," the blockbuster miniseries and book from 1977. He found an amazing journey from idea to smash hit, and believes that "Roots" is due for new respect for making a story about slavery part of American popular culture.

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — After living through a deep recession and tough political times, Arizona State University's 2016 graduates are ready to step up and advance human rights, Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp said in her commencement address Monday night."Soon you will be in charge," she told the 9,000 new ASU undergraduate degree-holders in the commencement ceremony at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix.

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.
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Jul 25, 2016

RT @azcsports: #ASU's Anna Olasz is in for the Rio Olympics with Russian Anastasia Krapivina out, reports @jeffmetcalfe 

Jul 23, 2016

RT @JacqueGonzales: PLEASE RT Today Sat July 23 is CLEAR THE SHELTERS DAY around the USA! Find your location->  htt…

Jul 22, 2016

RT @JeffFlake: Trying to count the ways I hate @timkaine. Drawing a blank. Congrats to a good man and a good friend.

Jul 21, 2016

RT @kailawhite: Family, friends mourn teen Wade Young, a Corona Del Sol grad killed by lightning on Humphreys Peak #aztecstrong 

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