February 27, 2015



Experts gather to discuss the works of Samuel Beckett

Arizona State University will bring together more than a hundred literary scholars, teachers and students from around the globe to examine the works of one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.


Harvard professor to shed light on the situation in Ukraine

Harvard professor Serhii Plokhii will speak on Thursday at the Memorial Union on ASU's Tempe campus.


Arts / Culture | Humanities | News coverage:  ASU English scholar sheds light on Jane Austen letters

Devoney Looser and her colleague discovered two previously unpublished letters that shed light on the life of novelist Jane Austen.


Civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry to speak at ASU

Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, will speak at ASU on Feb. 25. Her talk is titled "Achieving Justice & Opportunity in the 21st Century: Now is the Time."


ASU series explores role of humanities in health care

How does our understanding of the relationships between our bodies, our minds and our environments influence our attitudes regarding health care?


Stories of Egyptian revolution, Chicano experience inform international lecture series

Two distinguished professors will share their first-hand knowledge regarding the significance of life experiences and the author's voice as part of ASU's School of International Letters and Cultures' spring 2015 International Artist Lecture Series.


Neuroscientist to present views on religion, conflict at ASU lecture

David Eagleman, accomplished neuroscientist and best-selling writer, will discuss "Neuroscience and the Religious Imagination" at a free public lecture.


Event aims to empower women through body acceptance

The stage at Galvin Playhouse will turn into a runway this Friday with the fifth Sun Devils Wear Prada event. But it's more than just a fashion show; the club of the same name worked with an ASU psychologist to show how beauty is not just skin deep.


Project Humanities director touted as 'Invisible Hero'

Neal Lester, founding director of ASU's Project Humanities and Foundation Professor of English, was presented with the 2015 Invisible Heroes' "UMOJA" Award Feb. 3.


'Race in the age of Obama' jumpstarts provost's lecture series

Cultural historian Eric Lott kicks off the Provost's Distinguished Lecture Series with his talk, "Hauntologies of Race in the Age of Obama," at 4 p.m., Feb. 11 on the Tempe campus.

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