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“Baby Shark,” the viral children’s song that became the postseason anthem of the Washington Nationals , may be unforgettable, but it’s also inaccurate. Despite what the catchy music video suggests, female sharks are often larger than male sharks, according to Arizona State University postdoctoral researcher and marine conservation biologist David Shiffman . And the cute animation is symptomatic of a...
Arizona State University has much to celebrate in our nation’s capital, especially since opening the Barbara Barrett and Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center more than two years ago. On Feb. 26, ASU hosted a celebratory reception at the Longworth House office building on Capitol Hill to mark the impact the university has made in Washington, D.C., while bringing together those...
Every year since 2004, Arizona State University has seen enrollment numbers go up in STEM disciplines , which is why the university is helping shape coast-to-coast conversations about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning inside and outside the classroom, especially in major museums. On Feb. 26, ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes co-sponsored an event with the Association...
Workforce patterns are constantly changing, and they are not easy to predict. But a new app, currently in development by Arizona State University and other top researchers, may be able to help U.S. companies, institutions and workers understand which jobs are relevant and which jobs will become obsolete in the future. On Feb. 18, experts from a variety of industries...
On Feb. 11, the Arizona State University Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes hosted an event at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center to discuss France’s recent democratic experiments that directly engage citizens in the policymaking process. The discussion covered how these recent experiments could be a model for other Western democracies seeking to engage...
Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), a research unit of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society, has for a sixth consecutive year been named one of the top 10 think tanks for science and technology policy in the University of Pennsylvania’s 2019 “Global Go-To Think Tank Index.” The Think Tanks and Civil Societies...
On Jan. 22, Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (CSPO) convened leaders from universities, businesses, government and civil society to discuss potential solutions to the critical, complex challenges of sustainability and the future of our planet. The open workshop “What Will It Take to Transition to a Sustainable Future?” was held at the Barrett & O’Connor Washington...
The ASU Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $937,000 grant from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation in support of 35 scholarships for students who are considered “Dreamers.” These students are young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and are allowed to remain in the country if they meet certain criteria. Because of their circumstances, "Dreamers" are...
On Jan. 4, Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law hosted a reception at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett & Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center to kick off the first of many events in 2020 to celebrate a major milestone, its 50th anniversary. An array of faculty, students, alumni and others with a connection to ASU Law gathered...

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