ASU's Week in Pictures
Aimme Quach, Selianna Robles and Gina Yi look over portfolios chronicling students' experiences during their summer internships abroad during a reception held atop the Lattie Coor Building on ASU’s Tempe campus. The event recognizes the accomplishments of returning Global Studies interns and honors its December graduates. Global Studies majors gain international experience through working in diverse organizational and local settings throughout the world.
This year’s interns are returning from countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and South America where they worked with government agencies, companies, and non-governmental organizations. New majors had the chance to talk with returning interns as they make their own international internship plans. For more, go to http://pgs.clas.asu.edu/content/global-studies.
Captain Wayne Porter, USN, presented the first event in the Wrigley Lecture Series of the 2012-2013 academic year. The Captain presented "A National Strategic Narrative," co-authored with Colonel Mark Mykleby, which argues for a need of a sustainability context when protecting our nation's prosperity and security.Tom Story
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, best known as the Iman of the Masjid al-Farah mosque (12 blocks from Ground Zero) in New York City, spoke on “Religion and Conflict: Islam and Pluralism” Oct. 25 in an event sponsored by ASU’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict. Iman Rauf is the founder of the Cordoba Initiative and frequently comments on issues pertaining to Islam and the West.Tom Story
Randall Amster, executive director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and a professor at Prescott College, spoke on “Justice, Solidarity and Empathy in Arizona and Beyond” as part of the Seeking Justice in Arizona 2012 Fall Lecture Series sponsored by the School of Social Transformation.Tom Story
Regents' Professor Carlos Velez-Ibanez, director of the School of Transborder Studies, delivered the keynote address to open the 2012 Western Regional Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference hosted by ASU's School of Transborder Studies.Tom Story
Jeremy Waldron (left) and James Weinstein debated “The Legal Response to Hate Speech: Should the U.S. be more like Europe?” to a standing-room-only crowd at the Great Hall in Armstrong Hall, Oct. 26.
Waldron is a university professor at the NYU School of Law and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at the All Souls College, University of Oxford and Weinstein is an Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU.
Robert Pahle, an assistant research professor, explains the Decision Theater's satellite unit to attendees of the Inter-American Development Bank Water Resources Conference, hosted by ASU. The satellite unit enables the Decision Theater's information display system to be used on location.Tom Story
Students disembark from a westbound Metro light rail train at the Rural Road stop near ASU's Tempe campus.Tom Story
Katie Ibarra (center) gets advice from Susana Barron (left) and Stephanie Marin (right) as she chooses her classes for next semester. All three freshmen, Ibarra and Marin are majoring in criminology and criminal justice while Barron is an exploratory student.Tom Story
John Nussbaum, a junior transfer student from California, chats with Bob Costas, who was touring the studios of Cronkite Newswatch on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Costas was in Phoenix to receive this year’s Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism Oct. 30. Learn more about the award at https://asunews.asu.edu/20121030_costasaward.Tom Story
James Morone's lecture, "Saints, Sinners and Power: the Role of Religion in a Secular Government," drew a large turnout and filled the Carson Ballroom on ASU's Tempe campus. Morone, a professor and chair of political science at Brown University, has long been at the forefront of writing on American government, politics and culture, and was brought to ASU by a grant from John and Dee Whiteman. The lecture was part of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict's Alternative Visions series. Learn more about the lecture here: https://asunews.asu.edu/20121030_lecture_religionpoliticsTom Story
Joseph S. Lee, interim president of National Central University (NCU) in Chungli, Taiwan, presents ASU President Michael Crow (left) with an award before an audience of 500 faculty and students at NCU. Crow, joined by vice provost Denis Simon and vice president Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, visited Taiwan as part of ASU's efforts to expand its global footprint and develop ties with Taiwan's leading industrial technology research organization and the island's top universities. Crow provided three presentations on topics that ranged from "The New American University" to "Perspectives on Sustainable Development."
Wired editor Chris Anderson (left) discusses his new book "Makers: The New Industrial Revolution" with Slate editor David Plotz at a Future Tense event in Washington, D.C. During the discussion Anderson emphasized the importance of "making" for students and predicted how 3-D printing will revolutionize physical products and their respective industries. Future Tense is a partnership among ASU, Slate magazine and the New America Foundation. Read more about the event on the Future Tense blog.Eliza French