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ASU study: Healthy people save calories on the side

February 10, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration estimates Americans consume about one-third of their daily meals away from home, where calorie information isn’t always available. To help the public make healthier choices when eating out, starting May 5, new menu labeling guidelines from the FDA will require restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on menus and menu boards...

The power of writing to communicate knowledge

February 10, 2017

A roomful of teachers are huddled in groups around pages of text, hurriedly highlighting, circling and underlining certain words and phrases. This isn’t a paper-grading marathon, though — it’s a writing workshop, and the pages they’re marking up are op-ed letters. Find Your Voice: Using OpEds to Tell Your Story and Fight for Justice , sponsored by the Central Arizona...

Night of the Open Door launch: Health demos, trivia and more

February 4, 2017

The Downtown Phoenix campus started off this year's Night of the Open Door — five free open houses over the month of February — on Friday, welcoming crowds of visitors enjoying the mild weather and the chance to peek into Arizona State University's learning spaces. Video of NOD Downtown Phoenix Families watched health-cooking demos, explored a coral reef, learned about...

ASU’s Night of the Open Door powered by STEAM innovation

January 31, 2017

Searching for new ideas and unique experiences with the family in 2017? Does your New Year’s resolution include medieval knights and chain mail, international culture, new-age cars, space exploration or Teotihuacan pyramids? What about discovering the newest career fields or meeting the brainiacs heading labs at the No. 1 most innovative university in the country? Arizona State University hosts the...

ASU food pantry provides for students in need

January 27, 2017

Freshman year at ASU, Stephanie Kaufmann watched a friend who couldn’t afford to eat leave school. The friend, who worked multiple jobs on top of a full-time school schedule to make ends meet, dropped out because “she just couldn’t muster up the energy anymore to keep going.” Kaufmann, now a senior majoring in drawing and art history, said. “At one...

ASU-developed app seeks to improve medical diagnosis process

January 17, 2017

It can be tough getting an accurate diagnosis. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine found that “most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.” With this in mind, a team of researchers at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, has been working on an app that they hope will make...

ASU takes leading role in future of U.S. transportation system

January 5, 2017

Arizona State University researchers are poised to help boost innovation in the planning and design of future enhancements to the nation’s transportation systems. ASU has been named the lead institution for a new U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center that will focus on improving regional travel demand forecasting. The center’s work will be part of a larger...

Mayo Clinic, Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care host payment reform summit

December 22, 2016

January 2017 marks the beginning of a new year, a new administration and a new opportunity to provide thoughtful input as the U.S. continues the discussion surrounding health care reform. To inform the development of alternative payment models that ensure access to, and sustainability of, high-quality health care in America, Arizona State University’s School for the Science of Health Care...

Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars celebrate graduation from ASU

December 12, 2016

Families of three Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars celebrated the upcoming graduation of their family members. Patrick Andrew, BS, social work; Yesenia Beltran, BS, journalism and Zakeeyah Habeel, BS, speech and hearing science took part in a ceremony held at the ASU Student Center in downtown Phoenix. A fourth Legacy Scholar, Stacey Lamanillao, BS, finance, was unable to attend. Each...

ASU speech clinics help youth communicate with confidence

December 5, 2016

A group of toddlers sits in a circle, singing and passing around maroon and gold pom poms. When the they come around to a shy 2-year-old, everyone sings, “Who are we rooting for?” He shouts, “Max!” and beams a wide smile as they cheer. The enthusiasm is in contrast to when he began coming to these sessions a few months...

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