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Newswise: Community-service partnership improves youths' perception of police, ASU research shows
Released: 28-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Community-service partnership improves youths' perception of police, ASU research shows
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In his latest research, Adam Fine, an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, explores how those attitudes diverge by race at a young age, and how a specific community-service partnership program called Team Kids can change youths' views toward police officers. His paper, “Police Legitimacy: Identifying Developmental Trends and Whether Youths' Perceptions Can be Changed,” was published recently in the Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Arizona State University and World Economic Forum, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, announce COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons to help companies get back to work
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To help companies safely move their employees back to the workplace, Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions and the World Economic Forum, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, announced today the COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons — an interactive hub for the global community to access the very latest information about testing options and to share knowledge and practices for safely bringing back and keeping employees in the workplace during the COVID-19 era.

Newswise: Music therapy goes virtual in the midst of the pandemic
Released: 22-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Music therapy goes virtual in the midst of the pandemic
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How one professor's quick thinking allowed music therapy to play on for clients at home

Newswise: When it comes to longevity, any exercise is good exercise
Released: 17-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT
When it comes to longevity, any exercise is good exercise
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ASU sociologist finds team-oriented exercises benefit us socially and can also increase life span

Newswise: Data analytics can help predict global warming trends and heat waves
Released: 15-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Data analytics can help predict global warming trends and heat waves
Arizona State University (ASU)

New data analytics process evaluates how global energy consumption, as well as urban green infrastructure, can affect climate change.

Newswise: Is This the End of DACA?
Released: 9-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Is This the End of DACA?
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ASU Law professor talks about the possible outcomes of the upcoming Supreme Court DACA ruling

Newswise: Trump escalates war with Twitter
Released: 1-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Trump escalates war with Twitter
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies after Twitter flagged his posts as being incendiary and misleading. Experts weigh in on whether social media platforms should be responsible for fact-checking.

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Released: 29-May-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Yes, your dog wants to rescue you
Arizona State University (ASU)

Imagine you're a dog. Your owner is trapped in a box and is crying out for help. Are you aware of his despair? If so, can you set him free? And what's more, do you really want to?

Newswise: 12 ASU engineering faculty earn the National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Released: 14-May-2020 2:25 PM EDT
12 ASU engineering faculty earn the National Science Foundation CAREER Award
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Twelve ASU engineering faculty members have earned the NSF CAREER Award between November 2019 and April 2020. More than 40 early-career investigators in the Fulton Schools of Engineering have earned this prestigious honor in the last five years.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 10:00 AM EDT
ASU Launches Comprehensive Summer School 2020 Program for Learners at all Levels
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What does Summer School look like for students in 2020? In a period of economic uncertainty with shifting job markets and employment opportunities that are evaporating in some places and springing to life in others, higher education remains one of the best investments people can make. And for those who find themselves thrust into a new set of circumstances by changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, universities offer a dynamic place to explore options and quench the thirst for learning something new.

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Released: 21-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
ASU scientists lead study of galaxy's 'water worlds'
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Astrophysical observations have shown that Neptune-like water-rich exoplanets are common in our galaxy. These "water worlds" are believed to be covered with a thick layer of water, hundreds to thousands of miles deep, above a rocky mantle.

Newswise: Researchers reveal new understandings of synthetic gene circuits
Released: 7-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Researchers reveal new understandings of synthetic gene circuits
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Recent discoveries by two research teams in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University are advancing the field of synthetic biology. Results from a research collaboration between the lab groups of Assistant Professor Xiaojun Tian and Associate Professor have revealed novel ways that engineered gene circuits interact with biological host cells.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Anterior insula activation restores prosocial behavior in animal model of opioid addiction
Arizona State University (ASU)

Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have shown that chemogenetic activation of the anterior insula restores prosocial behavior in an animal model of opioid addiction and empathy. The findings suggest an important role for the anterior insula in the brain response to addiction.

Newswise: Online Mindfulness Initiative Promotes Caring and Connection During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Released: 25-Mar-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Online Mindfulness Initiative Promotes Caring and Connection During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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As the country adjusts to new work- and learn-from-home routines and increasingly practices social distancing, the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University is finding ways to help people reconnect and create community online.

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Released: 17-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Media consumption predicts how people think about computer hacking
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A recent study from Arizona State University examined the impact of general media consumption on hacking behavior. People who consumed more media thought others were likely to engage in hacking. The punishments associated with hacking had no influence on how people thought about hacking.

Newswise: New federal report by ASU professors highlights how produce ends up in landfills
Released: 6-Mar-2020 12:35 PM EST
New federal report by ASU professors highlights how produce ends up in landfills
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Currently, nearly a third of the food produced in the US never makes it to the grocery aisle — creating a huge waste problem. Two Arizona State University professors worked on a new federal report that highlights the reasons for the losses and some potential solutions.

Newswise: Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability
Released: 6-Mar-2020 6:00 AM EST
Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability
Arizona State University (ASU)

What dramatically improves solar cell efficiency is to put another solar cell on top of an existing one – and that's exactly what the researchers did.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 3:45 PM EST
Using biology to explain social psychology of cultural differences wins theoretical prize at SPSP
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The idea of using principles from biology as a theoretical framework for social psychologists to understand societal differences has won the 2019 Daniel M. Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Scientists from Arizona State University and the University of California, Irvine, used adaptive phenotypic plasticity, or how the environment of a living thing affects development and behavior, as a model for how people act in different societies.

Newswise: Public distrust in media, helping the public understand how news works
Released: 22-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
Public distrust in media, helping the public understand how news works
Arizona State University (ASU)

Kristy Roschke is the managing director of News Co/Lab, and she offers remedies for readers who want to stay media literate.

Newswise: The Demon in the Machine is named Physics Book of the Year in UK
Released: 19-Dec-2019 6:05 PM EST
The Demon in the Machine is named Physics Book of the Year in UK
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Paul Davies’ newest book, The Demon in the Machine, takes aim at one of the great outstanding scientific enigmas –what is life, how and why does it emerge and what distinguishes the living from the non-living? The book, which was published this past October in the U.S. has now been named the top physics book of 2019 by Physics World, a publication of the UK Institute of Physics.

Newswise: NCAA takes steps to allow college athletes to get paid… now what?
Released: 2-Dec-2019 6:00 PM EST
NCAA takes steps to allow college athletes to get paid… now what?
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For decades, the NCAA has adamantly opposed the idea of student-athletes being paid to play college sports. That position is no longer tenable.

Released: 22-Nov-2019 4:05 AM EST
ASU Innovation Open 2020 announces semifinalists
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ASU Innovation Open has announced the semifinalists for Arizona State University’s most exciting pitch competition, taking place Jan. 31, 2020, in Tempe, Arizona. Competitors will pitch their student-led ventures for a chance to win $300,000 in prizes, including two $100,000 grand prizes.

Newswise: ASU solar awards eclipse other universities in latest round of DOE funding
Released: 15-Nov-2019 4:50 PM EST
ASU solar awards eclipse other universities in latest round of DOE funding
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ASU receives $9.8 million in Solar Energy Technologies Office Awards.

Newswise: Fiber-reinforced concrete speeds construction, 
reduces costs
Released: 4-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
Fiber-reinforced concrete speeds construction, reduces costs
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Fiber-reinforced concrete reduces construction time frames from years to months and months to weeks. Transportation experts say the economic, safety and transit benefits could be huge.

Released: 4-Nov-2019 3:05 PM EST
ASU, Phoenix Children’s Hospital team up for pediatric-focused acute care program
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Arizona State University and Phoenix Children’s Hospital team up for pediatric-focused acute care program

Released: 23-Oct-2019 2:05 AM EDT
New research shows that consuming mung bean protein can improve physical strength — no exercise required.
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New research from Arizona State University shows that consuming mung bean protein can improve physical strength — no exercise required.

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Released: 18-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Like Humans, Crayfish Talk a Tough Game -- Even When Outmatched
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ASU Professor Michael Angiletta Angilletta and his co-authors have been studying self-deception in crayfish for about 10 years. They combined mathematical modeling with an experiment to show that crayfish meet the criteria for self-deception.

Released: 10-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT
A bold restructuring of ASU’s College of Health Solutions results in growth and innovation across all measures
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One year following a large-scale restructuring, Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions announces growth in enrollment, new faculty and research advancement.

Released: 9-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Inaugural “Doing Business” Report Ranks North American Cities by Ease of Doing Business
Arizona State University (ASU)

The Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University has released the Doing Business North America report, a first-of-its kind report that provides objective measures of business regulations across 115 cities in 92 states, provinces and districts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Newswise: New Photovoltaic Research Partnership Spans Countries, Disciplines
Released: 7-Oct-2019 12:00 AM EDT
New Photovoltaic Research Partnership Spans Countries, Disciplines
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Arizona State University is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, the Tyndall National Institute and Ulster University to improve solar technology.

Newswise: Thunderbird School of Global Management Celebrates New Global Headquarters
Released: 7-Oct-2019 12:00 AM EDT
Thunderbird School of Global Management Celebrates New Global Headquarters
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Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management will break ground Monday on a new state-of-the-art global headquarters on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

Newswise: Advisory: Global Headquarters Groundbreaking Block Party
Released: 18-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Advisory: Global Headquarters Groundbreaking Block Party
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News advisory for a groundbreaking block party on Monday, October 7 at 4 p.m.

Released: 11-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Thunderbird School of Global Management Hosts Alumni Reunion in Japan
Arizona State University (ASU)

Thunderbird School of Global Management would like to invite you to attend an exclusive Business Forum in Tokyo this coming Saturday where you can have access for one-on-one interviews with prominent business leaders in Asia for any reporting you are working on, including Mr. Hiroshi Hamada, Chairman of the Board & CEO of ARUNI Corporation; Ms. Yuka Tanimoto, Deputy Editor of Forbes Japan; and Dr. Edward Jung, Founder & CEO of Xinova.

Released: 5-Sep-2019 12:20 PM EDT
Fix and prevent health disparities in children by supporting mom, and dad
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According to the recent National Academies report on health disparities in children, one of the most important factors in preventing and addressing disparities is the well-being of the child’s primary caregiver. This finding is based on decades of developmental psychology research from Arizona State University scientists and others. When the primary caregiver is supported, the caregiver-child attachment can buffer against adversities like poverty, trauma and chronic stress.

Newswise: ASU working to save Hawaiian coral reefs during onset of new ocean heatwave
Released: 27-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
ASU working to save Hawaiian coral reefs during onset of new ocean heatwave
Arizona State University (ASU)

July ended with the hottest recorded average temperature since people have been making daily readings. With the warming, climate change is assured. A huge chunk of Greenland has melted, Arctic seas have opened, and the diversity of life on Earth may be threatened. Now, the effects are spreading across the Hawaiian Islands, with some of the most diverse and abundant life under peril due to a massive coral bleaching event underway.

Newswise: The environmental impact of the protein we consume
Released: 26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
The environmental impact of the protein we consume
Arizona State University (ASU)

Whether you're a bacon fanatic, a vegan, or somewhere in between, the choices you make about the foods you consume matter. So how does a person weigh both the nutritional quality and the environmental impact of a food? Recently published research from Arizona State University offers some answers.

Newswise: Carbon capture technology moves to commercialization
29-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Carbon capture technology moves to commercialization
Arizona State University (ASU)

Powerful Mechanical Trees Can Remove CO2 From the Air to Combat Global Warming at Scale

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Released: 29-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
New research reveals the social communication challenges of aging with autism
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The research team found that older adults with autism report more social communication difficulties than younger adults with autism. Using brain scans, they were able to determine that areas of the brain related to social communication, cognition and executive functions thinned more quickly with age in adults with autism than those without.


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