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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.

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.

ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact — As the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Arizona State University will be well represented. There are 27 Sun Devils going to Rio, representing 15 countries in nine sports. That's the most since 1996, when there were 30 athletes and coaches with ASU ties.

A global experience from Phoenix's West Valley — The Thunderbird Summer Global Experience, new this year, created several engagement opportunities at ASU's West campus. "It's a campaign to increase programs that ASU offers in the Glendale area and to give prospective students a chance to experience the ASU campus in a way they wouldn't otherwise," said Linda Hill, program director for Global Launch at ASU.

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.
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Aug 25, 2016

RT @asuEnglish: English major @Meganjtom, facilitator of @ASU American Indian Council, promotes Indigenous People’s Day on campus. 

Aug 25, 2016

When you sprint up the stairs to make a 9 am conference call - then realize it's not til next Thursday.

Aug 24, 2016

RT @NHL: Dawn Braid, hired by @ArizonaCoyotes as skating coach, becomes first full-time female coach in the NHL. 

Aug 24, 2016

RT @kailawhite: The more than 11,500 freshmen flooding @ASU this month are ASU's largest, most diverse freshman class EVER 

Aug 23, 2016

Bad things predicted about Rio were untrue. But daughter can't survive @AmericanAir. Absolute losers. #LostBag

Aug 23, 2016

RT @DiscoveryIN: 25 years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee allowed access of internet to the public. Life without internet? NO. #InternautDay

Aug 22, 2016

RT @GrandCanyonNPS: Natl parks entrance FEE FREE from 8/25-8/28. Explore our history, culture & natural wonders! #FindYourPark #NPS100 htt…

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