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Tally of Phoenix homicides show increase in 2017 from 2016

U.S. News & World Report | December 31, 2017

Scott Decker of the Center for Public Criminology at the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice says Phoenix's homicide rate is low compared with such large cities as Chicago, Atlanta and St. Louis.

Unfiltered fervor: The rush to get off the water grid

New York Times | December 29, 2017

“Just take a breath of air,” said Mr. Friesen, a professor of materials science at Arizona State University. “Take a deep breath. No matter how wealthy or poor you are, you can take a breath and own that air that you breathe. And yet water — the government brings it to you.”

Real remorse or fauxpology? ASU professor explains the difference

KJZZ | December 29, 2017

A fauxpology may sound like an apology but doesn’t include remorse. 

Dr. Dawn Gilpin, who specializes in public relations and social media at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, talked more about different kinds of apologies.

After setback, disability studies major at ASU approved by Arizona Board of Regents

Phoenix New Times | December 29, 2017

Beginning in Fall 2019, Arizona State University will offer a major that takes a humanistic approach to the study of disability, with classes taught by professors like Patricia Friedrich, author of a book about the literary, political, and social implications of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

In Dallas as in Phoenix, people look to trees for relief from urban heat islands

AZ Central | December 29, 2017

Researchers at Arizona State University and elsewhere have determined that cooler air wafting around homes can bring down temperatures inside homes that lack air-conditioning.

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