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Virtual ASU Code and Coffee

Monday, April 19, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 p.m

Are you stuck with your Python or R script? Do you need help with your web application?

Research software engineers from various parts of ASU (Research Computing, School of Complex Adaptive Systems, the Library, and others) will hold a monthly Code and Coffee session for anyone who needs help with a...

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Podcasts for Engaging with Non-Academic Audiences

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. AZ Time

Athena Aktipis

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; Lincoln Professor, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics

Andrew Maynard

  • Professor & Associate Dean for Curricula and Student Success, College of Global Futures, ASU

Podcasts are an effective, engaging way to engage audiences on timely scientific issues. Join two ASU Sustainability Scientists for a robust discussion on their popular podcasts aimed at increasing public engagement on science topics.

Among other roles at ASU, Athena Aktipis directs the Interdisciplinary Cooperation Initiative. She...

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Digital Brown Bag: The Imagination Desk

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
12 - 1 p.m. Arizona time

Joey Eschrich

  • Editor and Program Manager for the Center for Science and the Imagination

ASU's Center for Science and the Imagination is behind the podcast "The Imagination Desk." Host Joey Eschrich chats with artists, scholars, scientists, and technologists about what inspires them and how they define and use imagination in their work. For this Digital Brown Bag we ask our participants to listen to...

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Earth Day Story Slam: Sustainability in the Peace Corps

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (AZ Time/PDT)

Honor Earth Day and join us to learn about the challenging, rewarding. and inspirational moments of Peace Corps service from a panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers, including two who went on to pursue/earn degrees at ASU. Ask questions about serving in the Peace Corps and gain tips to guide...

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ICT as a Tool for Inclusive Development for Emerging Economies

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
3 - 4:30 p.m. Arizona time, via Zoom

Eusebio Scornavacca

  • Parsons Professor of Digital Innovation at the University of Baltimore & Director of the Center for Digital Communication Commerce and Culture

Katina Michael

  • Professor at Arizona State University & Director of the Society Policy Engineering Collective (SPEC)

Eldon Marks

  • Social techpreneur (technology-focused social entrepreneur)

The 2021 cohort of the Innovation in Global Development PhD program at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society invites you to the Development Reimagined Talk Series centered on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for Inclusive Development. Our focus is on how technological change functions in...

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Purchasing Power: How Government Can Lead the Way to a Low-Carbon Economy

Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. AZ Time (PDT)

Nicole Darnall

  • Associate Dean of Faculty Success and Strategic Partnerships, College of Global Futures; Associate Director and Professor of Management and Public Policy, School of Sustainability

Does the public sector hold the key to a low-carbon and sustainable, planet-healthy economy?

Federal government purchases account for nearly one-quarter of the US GDP; state and local governments account for billions more. By favoring low-carbon and sustainable choices in buildings, vehicles, energy, and other purchases, the public sector can lead...

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Earth Day 2021 Celebration

Thursday, April 22, 2021
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (AZ Time/PDT)

Join us for a special Earth Day celebration as we launch a new symposium series that explores topics of the moment and impacts made through the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory

This event will feature a conversation among three internationally recognized, globally oriented scientists:

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A Conversation with Ayanna Thompson

Earth Day
Thursday, April 22, 2021
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. AZ Time (9 p.m. EDT)

Ayanna Thompson

  • Regents Professor of English; Director, Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, ASU

Steven Beschloss, Moderator

  • Professor of Practice, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU

Join us at this special Changing Hands Bookstore event with Ayanna Thompson. Thompson is a scholar of Shakespeare, race, and performance and is the author of many books including Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America and her most recent book, Blackface.

Why are there so many examples of...

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Understanding the Logic of Adaptive Collective Behavior

Friday, April 23, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AZ Time

Bryan Daniels

  • Assistant Research Professor, School of Complex Adaptive Systems, College of Global Futures, ASU

This Making Sense of Complexity talk, hosted by the new School of Complex Adaptive Systems in the College of Global Futures, features Bryan Daniels with the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, a joint venture between ASU and the Santa Fe...

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2021 Semiannual Student Showcase

Friday, April 23, 2021
2:30 - 4 p.m.

Join us for the College of Global Futures Student Showcase!

This Student Showcase features undergraduate and graduate research, including applied projects, internships, theses and dissertations. The Showcase will include student’s work from the College of Global Futures.

Students interested in participating and presenting their work can visit the Student Showcase webpage...

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Can Alternative Meats Bring the Heartland More than Burgers?

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
10:00 a.m. AZ time

The rise of alternative meats—either plant-based or lab-grown— could bring huge benefits for the environment, public health, animal welfare, and potentially even rural workers and the national economy. Currently, progress in this field is slow—alternative meats make up less than 1% of the total meat market share. Accelerating innovation will...

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Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (AZ Time/PDT)

The American Lung Association is soon to release its 22nd Annual State of the Air Report that assesses air quality across the US. In the past, the Phoenix metro area has ranked 7th in the nation.

Join us for a virtual screening of Unbreathable, a 30-minute film that weaves historical...

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