Student carillonneur to give inaugural recital

January 15, 2013

Jacob Hofeling, the Arizona State Credit Union Student Carillonneur, will present his first recital at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 25.

The concert may be heard live around the Memorial Union and on Old Main Lawn.  Those who wish to see the carillon and hear the music may listen from the Lower Level of Old Main. Download Full Image

Hofeling is a sophomore organ-performance major at Arizona State University. He will perform the following program:

Fantasy on Carillon de Westminster, arr. Jacob Hofeling; Bells of Freedom and Sacred Ground, Jon Schmidt; Beethoven’s Ecossaise from 6 short ecossaise; Ukrainian folk song, by Shedrik; and short jazz pieces by Vince Guaraldi.

Hofeling began his keyboard studies with piano teacher Roxie Owens when he was 8 years old in Show Low, Ariz.  Hofeling now plays the organ for his local church congregation and gives piano lessons himself.  He hopes to teach piano and organ at the college level, and his dream is to be organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Hofeling’s father, Michael Hofeling, said Jacob began playing for church services at age 12, and studied Rachmaninoff “almost exclusively” in his senior year of high school.

“Jacob’s desire to continue to excel in music is a blessing to our family.  We have all learned to fall asleep at home while Jacob pounds away late into the night.  He is a gifted piano and organ player, and a gifted accompanist as well.  It is an honor for him and for his family to have him playing the carillon at ASU.”

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The future of energy

January 15, 2013

Can our energy future be reliable, affordable, and low-impact? Fossil fuels come with environmental, economic, and social pitfalls, but renewable energy sources have their downsides as well. Perhaps our future will be shaped by a combination of both.

ASU and the Arizona Science Center are hosting a public event on the future of energy, from 5-8 p.m., Jan. 24, at the Arizona Science Center IMAX Theater. During this panel discussion, American Public Media reporter Eve Troeh will moderate a former Shell Oil president, a climate scientist, and an environmental filmmaker as we all contemplate and envision sustainable energy options. Download Full Image

This event is hosted through a partnership between Arizona Science Center and Arizona State University. Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Arizona Science Center President and CEO Chevy Humphrey will provide opening remarks.

Thursday, Jan. 24
5-6 p.m., booth displays by the Arizona Energy Consortium and the university community
6-7:30 p.m., panel discussion
7:30-8:00 p.m., reception

Arizona Science Center, IMAX Theater
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85004
Getting There/Parking:

John Hofmeister, founder, Citizens for Affordable Energy
John Hofmeister retired as president of Shell Oil Company in 2008 to found and head the nationwide nonprofit group, Citizens for Affordable Energy. As a business leader, his global corporate experience crosses a wide range of both energy-consuming and energy-producing companies, leading him to consider environmental security differently from mainstream practice. His unique both-sides background provides valuable insight to ASU‚s Global Institute of Sustainability and School of Sustainability, where he serves as a faculty member and Julie A. Wrigley Private Sector Executive-in-Residence for Sustainability. Hofmeister received his master‚s degree in political science from Kansas State University. Learn more about John Hofmeister at Download a photo at

Mark Jacobson, director, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University
Mark Jacobson is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University. There, he directs the Atmosphere/Energy Program and develops computer models to better understand air pollution and climate change. His research on soot and aerosols has inspired climate policy actions and regulations. Jacobson has served on the Energy Efficiency and Renewables advisory committee for the U.S. Secretary of Energy and continues to investigate reliable, low-impact energy sources. Jacobson holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of California - Los Angeles. Learn more about Mark Jacobson at
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Peter Byck, director, Carbon Nation
Peter Byck has more than 20 years of experience as a film director and editor. He has toured nationally with his documentary, Carbon Nation, which features people from all over the U.S.˜from a Texas wind farmer to multi-millionaire Sir Richard Branson˜sharing their climate change solutions. During the filmmaking, Byck ultimately found that liberals and conservatives support clean energy initiatives and clean energy can serve as „the great convener.‰ He has a bachelor of fine arts from the California Institute of Arts. Learn more about Peter Byck at Download a photo at

Eve Troeh, reporter, American Public Media Marketplace
Eve Troeh started out as a staff member at Marketplace Money in 2008. In 2010, she joined Marketplace's Sustainability Desk as a radio reporter breaking stories on how sustainability issues impact business and the economy. Her first assignment was reporting the 2010 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. From there on, she‚s profiled stories about free-range hog farms, international climate change negotiations, and historical energy infrastructures. Troeh holds undergraduate degrees in anthropology and journalism from the University of Southern California.

This event is part of the Case Critical Series presented by ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information call 480-965-2975. Speakers in this series discuss a range of timely environmental, social, and economic topics. Check online for future events at

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Lauren Kuby,

Sharon Keeler