Mary Beth Faller on Muck Rack

Mary Beth Faller

Phoenix, AZ
Staff Writer, Arizona State University News

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

ASU team first to prove Uber eases traffic congestion — Uber has provoked great debate over its effects, but new research by a team at ASU is the first to prove that when the nation's largest ride-sharing service enters an urban market, it reduces traffic congestion for all drivers. The new study shows that Uber reduces travel time and gasoline.

ASU's Public Service Academy trains students as ethical leaders — More than 260 aspiring leaders are learning the nuts and bolts of how to serve their communities at Arizona State University's innovative Public Service Academy, which is marking its one-year anniversary.

For ASU trainers, it's a dog day morning, afternoon and night — Even though they sleep through class, these campus-dwellers will get to graduate in only two years. This semester, 11 Labrador and golden retriever puppies are learning how to become service dogs for people with diabetes, mobility issues or post-traumatic stress disorder.

ASU selected nation's most innovative school for second straight year — For the second consecutive year, Arizona State University has been designated as the nation's most innovative school, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings, ahead of Stanford, at No. 2, and MIT which came in third. The back-to-back No.

ASU launches women's triathlon program — Arizona State University is launching a women's triathlon team thanks to donations and a grant from the USA Triathlon Foundation. The team of eight women will attend its first competition next week in a sprint-distance triathlon - a 75-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike ride and 5-kilometer run.

At centennial, National Park Service seeks a balance — This week, as the National Park Service marks its centennial, the federal agency is working hard to balance its twin mandates of forever preserving the most beautiful and historic sites in the country, while at the same time ensuring that everyone gets an opportunity to see them.

Former ASU Sun Devil recounts Olympic, athletics career — For many athletes, the Olympics are a springboard to prominence that doesn't end with the closing ceremonies. Take Herman Frazier, senior deputy director of athletics at Syracuse University: The former Sun Devil brought gold to Tempe as a student 40 years ago before helping ASU to a national title in track and field, visiting the White House as part of the landmark U.S.

ASU responds to increase in transfer students — When Morgan Carver Richards starts classes this week, she won't need the typical orientation advice on how to reach out to her professor or ways to create a balance between studying and fun.Richards' biggest study aid is her kids' bedtime."I work during the day," she said.

Are female CEOs getting bullied by shareholders? — Although women make up half of the nation's workforce, only 5 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have female chief executives. Now new research from Arizona State University reports that female CEOs are far more likely to be targeted by "shareholder activism" than men occupying the same leadership position.

Software scrapes big data for big danger — By now, the wearying trope of internet outrage is a global touchstone, especially when it comes to "angry young men." Everyone is familiar with what's trending on Twitter. It gives a rough idea of what a particular group is thinking.
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Sep 29, 2016

RT @asunews: @ASUCollegeOfLaw student — a Spirt of Service Scholar — aims to help immigrants pursue college:…

Sep 27, 2016

RT @asunews: Harvesting dates @ASU! Want to help at the next date harvest or buy some campus dates? Learn more:…

Sep 26, 2016

RT @RonanFarrow: Forget stamina for the Presidency, I barely had the stamina to get through live-tweeting this debate.

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