October 03, 2015



Moral philosopher Peter Singer joins ASU's Lawrence Krauss in conversation on ethics

"Singer & Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue" is a candid and unscripted conversation on ethics for the 21st century, covering topics ranging from animal liberation to dying with dignity to effective altruism.


ASU center director Jane Maienschein joins University Professor elite

Two Arizona State University faculty members were appointed to an elite group of ASU University Professors on Sept. 29 by ASU President Michael M. Crow and Interim Provost Mark Searle.


'Bro' Adams: ASU on the 'leading edge' of humanities research

As ASU's Institute for Humanities Research celebrates a 10-year anniversary, William "Bro" Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, says the university's interdisciplinary humanities research is impressive.


ASU experts weigh in on Pope Francis' speech to Congress

Pope Francis' historic speech to Congress on Thursday morning put him in a position no other pope has been in before, and also represented what some view as a shift in the perception of the Catholic Church in the United States.


Contest challenges writers to imagine futures shaped by climate change

The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at ASU invites writers to submit short stories that explore climate change, science and human futures for its first Climate Fiction Short Story Contest.


ASU director explores cultural impact of Jewish philosophy

Understanding the impact of Judaism on our thinking, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, the director of ASU's Center of Jewish Studies, seeks to shed light on the contribution of Jewish philosophy to the humanities.


Humanity 101 events to examine social injustices

This fall, Project Humanities presents a series of events — as part of its Humanity 101 initiative — showing that although injustices still exist, we are far from losing our humanity.


Phoenix writer explores impact of community art in ASU lecture

Phoenix writer and social entrepreneur Joey Robert Parks kicks off ASU's fall Humanities Lecture Series on Sept. 17, leading a panel of professional Phoenix photographers and writers in a discussion about community art and the program he founded, "26 Blocks."


'Pencils of Promise' founder to speak about purpose at ASU West campus

After a near-death experience, Adam Braun re-evaluated his life's purpose and ultimately established an organization that works to ensure access to quality education in developing nations. His book was the 2015 Summer Common Read at ASU's West campus.


ASU communication professor earns Fulbright award

Robert Shuter, research professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, has been granted a Fulbright Specialist Award to share his expertise at the Hong Kong Baptist University School of Communication this October.

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