ASU's Week in Pictures
Early Thursday morning, students cross University Drive in front of the Fulton Center on the Tempe campus.Tom Story
Prior to his appearance as part of ASU's Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict's "Alternative Visions" series, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen spoke to and answered questions from students in professor Annamaria Oliverio's "Terriorism, War and Justice" class on Jan. 31.Tom Story
Bill Streever, author of "Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places," explains why we love hot places, to an audience at the ASU Art Museum. "Human beings are world-champion sweaters," said Streever, "we've evolved to sweat better than other mammals, in fact." Streever's talk was hosted by Zocalo Public Square, which is a project of the ASU Center for Social Cohesion.
Students find comfortable places to prepare for upcoming classes on the Tempe campus' Hayden Lawn.Tom Story
A ribbon-cutting formalized the opening of the Sun Devil Fitness Center on the Polytechnic campus, Jan. 31. The 60,000 square foot facility was designed with input from students and paid for by a student approved facilities fee. From left to right: Jim Rund, senior vice president for Educational Outreach and Student Services; Mitzi Montoya, vice provost and dean of the College of Technology and Innovation; ASU President Michael Crow; Jeffrey Hebert, University Student Government president; Rhian Stotts, Graduate & Professional Students Association president; and Aaron Krasnow, dean of students at the Polytechnic campus.Tom Story
The "Fan Boy" food truck, which serves up Asian fusion cuisine, proves to be popular on the Polytechnic campus.Tom Story
Distinguished guests Arizona Senator John McCain (center), Maen Rashid Areika, ASU alumnus and Palestine Liberation Organization Ambassador to the United States (left) and New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, listen as the experts on Syria debate the United States' role in the ongoing conflict during the inaugural ASU McCain Institute debate, Jan. 30, in Washington, D.C.
"Should the United States Save Syria?" was the question asked at the inaugural ASU McCain Institute "Debate and Decision" event. The debate featured (from left to right) Elise Labott, CNN; Aaron David Miller, distinguished scholar at the Wilson Center; Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma; Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the New Republic. To watch a recording of the discussion, visit http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/28926227.
Jeffrey Rosen of the George Washington University Law School delivered the First Annual Jurimetrics Lecture hosted by ASU's Center for Law, Science and Innovation.
Professor Rosen explored issues involving the future of technology and the Constitution in his lecture, "The Deciders v. The First Amendment: Regulating Global Free Speech in an Age of Mobile Technology," Feb. 1.
More than 40 junior-high school students from the Chandler Unified School District got up close and hands-on with sustainable construction and design concepts in a workshop led by Subramaniam Rajan, professor in the Fulton Schools of Engineering's School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Students learned about eco-friendly and energy-efficient structural materials, as well as the methods and challenges of purifying water.Natalie Pierce
Lawrence Krauss moderated the "Great Debate: Climate Change, Surviving the Future" event at ASU Gammage, Feb. 2. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department, and inaugural director of the Origins Project.Tom Story
John Ashton is a founding director of E3G, an independent not-for-profit organization that works in the public interest to accelerate the global transition to sustainable development. Ashton is the former Special Representative for Climate Change in the UK Foreign Office.Tom Story
James Hansen of NASA is chief of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and faculty at Columbia University's Earth Institute. An atmospheric scientist and an activist, his testimony before Congress helped bring global warming to the world's attention.Tom Story
Susan Solomon is internationally recognized as a leader in atmospheric science, particularly for her insights in explaining the cause of the Antarctic ozone hole and for her leadership of the 2007 science report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Solomon currently focuses on issues relating to both atmospheric chemistry and climate change.Tom Story
Sander van der Leeuw is a senior sustainability scientist for the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability. Van der Leeuw was awarded the 2012 Champion of the Earth prize by the United Nations for his work in the study of innovation as a social process.Tom Story
Klaus Lackner is the Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics and director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia's Earth Institute. Lackner is currently developing a carbon-capture device modeled after a tree leaf as a means for sequestering carbon from the atmosphere.Tom Story
Wallace Broecker, the "grandfather of climate science" and Newberry Professor of Geology at Columbia University, spoke only briefly at the Great Debate Climate Change, due to the fact that he was recovering from a recent illness. Broecker was instrumental in organizing the content of the Great Debate and the accompanying invitation-only academic workshop hosted by the Origins Project, in which 40 of the top climate scientists and policy experts met to discuss what practical measures could be taken to mitigate the climate crisis.Tom Story