ASU's Week in Pictures
Ann Meyers Drysdale led the panel discussion "Athletes and Sports Culture" in a Project Humanities event, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. The WNBA Hall of Famer and vice president of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury was joined by Jean Boyd of Sun Devil Athletics; Ronnie Cox, a professor in ASU's School of Social Transformation; Kevin Correa from Institutional Inclusion; and Peter French of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU.Tom Story
Jonathan Kozol, renowned for his work with inner-city schoolchildren and his books examining public education in the United States, delivered a lecture titled "Fire in the Ashes" on ASU’s Tempe campus, Sept. 12. Kozol’s appearance was presented by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU, and co-sponsored by the university’s Project Humanities initiative.Tom Story
Alan Dean Foster (left) talks with students following the Project Humanities event in which the science fiction author used the screening of a "Star Trek" episode as a jumping off point for a larger discussion of science fiction and its place in society. Foster was joined by President's Professor Brad Allenby and Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination. ASU Libraries also was a partner in the event.Tom Story
Heather Kloberdanz (left) and Cody Flagel made themselves comfortable in the lower level of the Memorial Union, Sept. 13, as they prepared for an upcoming class. Both seniors, Kloberdanz will be receiving her degree in psychology in the spring, while Flagel will graduate from the W. P. Carey School of Business in December.Tom Story
The first event in the “Thing on Thursday” series took place Sept. 13, on ASU’s Polytechnic campus. The kickoff event was titled “Unconference,” and helped students focus on leadership and creating opportunities. Here, a group plays the “Pantomime Quiz.” To learn more about upcoming events in the series, visit http://technology.asu.edu/thing.Goeke M. Frerichs
Brooke Ridley (left), a freshman majoring in civil, environmental and sustainable engineering, discusses career options with a visiting civil engineer at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Career Exploration Night. Now in its third year, the annual event is designed to get first-year students thinking of themselves as engineers from day one at ASU and planning early for a successful career.Rosie Gochnour
Filmmaker Raymond De Felitta (center) met with students during a Project Humanities event in partnership with the Department of English and School of Letters and Sciences.Tom Story
Jessica Lundy, a junior marketing major, talks with Jamie Wallitscek about WPC 101, a required first semester freshman seminar that introduces academic success strategies, resources and services available, and helps prepare students for further studies at the W. P. Carey School of Business.Tom Story
Following the Arizona premiere of the film "Booker's Place" at the Tempe Center for the Arts, the movie's co-producer Yvette Johnson and its director Raymond De Felitta, participated in a panel discussion moderated by Sherry Ranking-Robertson. The discussion featured Aaron Baker and Keith Miller in this Project Humanities event, presented in partnership with the Department of English and School of Letters and Sciences.Tom Story
Quannah Yazzie (left) and Colin Begay watch the Sun Devils play the Tigers of Missouri, from the Memorial Union, Sept. 15. For more photos of the game and other ASU sports from throughout the week visit https://asunews.asu.edu/20120918_gallery_weekinsports.Tom Story
A campus shuttle bus drives past the Power Parasol Solar Array in Lot 59.Tom Story
The investigative, student-run reporting project News21 sought to analyze the facts behind the controversial issue of how American citizens exercise their right to vote in a New American Foundation event in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18. Maryann Batlle (left) and Joe Henke, News21 Fellows from ASU, joined in the discussion led by Len Downie, the Weil Family Professor of Journalism at the Cronkite School. To learn more about the event, visit http://newamerica.net/events/2012/who_can_vote.Eliza French
A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the grand opening of the Century Hall residence community and the Citrus Dining Pavilion on the Polytechnic campus, Sept. 18.
From left to right: Aaron Krasnow, dean of students at the Polytechnic campus; Murrell Rizon, ASU student and director of the Residence Hall Association; Mitzi Montoya, vice provost and dean of the College of Technology and Innovation; Ross Robb, director of Special Projects for Inland American Communities; and Michael Crow, President of ASU.
Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell (left) and ASU President Michael Crow (second from left) applaud as the RAVEN robot "cuts" the ceremonial ribbon at the conclusion of the grand opening celebration of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) on ASU’s Tempe campus, Sept. 19.
ISTB4 is a 294,000-square-foot, seven-story building that houses parts of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. RAVEN (Robotic Assist Vehicle for Extraterrestrial Navigation) is a three-wheel, 330-pound rover that can traverse 20 degree slopes and is able to travel at speeds up to 3 feet/second and is a joint project of students from ASU and the University of Maryland.
To learn more about the new building visit https://asunews.asu.edu/20120919_ISTBIV_opening.