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July 13, 2012

Clinton lauds ASU-Intel partnership for fostering global economic growth

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pointed to an educational outreach partnership of ASU and Intel Corp. as a prime example of innovative efforts to expand global economic opportunities. In remarks made earlier this week at an American Chamber of Commerce reception in Hanoi, Vietnam, Clinton spoke of the program that aims to help Vietnam’s universities and technical schools modernize its engineering education, and lay the groundwork for future education, research and business collaborations between U.S. interests and Vietnam.

Sun Devils head to 2012 Olympics

Former ASU basketball players Ike Diogu and James Harden will compete in London this summer at the 2012 Olympics, joining 14 fellow Sun Devils who also qualified for the games. As the 2004-2005 Pac-10 Player of the Year and All-America pick, Diogu put Nigeria on his back and led the team to an 88-73 win over the Dominican Republic in the final qualifying game in Caracas, Venezuela. Harden was named July 7 as a member of the final 12-man U.S. team roster for the Olympics, setting the team that will travel on an international tour over the next few weeks.

Food justice scholar, new director looks at role of humanities in society

Recruited from Brown University, Matt Garcia joined the ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2011, with a shared position in the School of Transborder Studies. He has been appointed the director of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, and said his primary focus as director will center on restoring understanding of the important roles that the humanities play in today’s society. Garcia is particularly interested in how the culture of food and agricultural production in the United States provides pivotal insights for our future.

Announcements &




Renew your parking permit

through July 15.




Family Fun Day

10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 14,

ASU Art Museum.




Project Humanities

Summer Film Series presents

"Baraka," 6-9 p.m., July 17,

Mesquite Library, Phoenix.




Vital Voices: Indigenous Voices

6:30-9 p.m., July 19,

Sunshine's Motor City Cafe,






jobs @ ASU

university news


Professor comments on historic social laws




Science steps up with Higgs discovery




Archaeologists: Phoenix finds predate Hohokam




ASU Art Museum examines soul of Arizona


ASU law dean appoints three associate deans

Dean Douglas Sylvester has promoted three faculty members at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law to associate deans to help advance the school’s upward trajectory in teaching, scholarship, research and new projects.



Decision Center for a Desert City marks leadership change

Dave White, whose work focuses on understanding the linkages between science and policy for environmental decision-making, was named a co-director of the Decision Center for a Desert City at ASU.



Ecologist earns international award for water research

ASU's James Elser has received the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award, the most prestigious global award in the aquatic sciences, at the July 2012 Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography meeting on the shores of ancient Lake Biwa, Otsu, Shiga, Japan.



School of Dance director co-curates NYC world arts festival

Simon Dove, director of the ASU School of Dance, is co-curator of Crossing the Line, an arts festival of interdisciplinary work and performances by artists from around the world, to take place this fall in New York City.




Cutting up your food can

keep you thin




Writers invited to polish

their craft




Islamist extremists stress self-defense, not world domination




Waste to watts: Improving microbial fuel cells


around Campus

ASU professor begins National Science Foundation post

Book explores promise, pitfalls of personalized medicine



Symposium to examine the ethics of cheating

Professor's article on death, taxes and zombies praised by 'New York Times'



in the news

College of Law professor Carissa Byrne Hessick discussed the Supreme Court’s ruling on SB 1070 on Monday, June 25, on the Wisconsin Public Radio program, “At Issue with Ben Merens.” Hessick cautioned that some people are over-speculating about what the decision means for the so-called “show your papers” segment of the law.



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