Symposium aims to help young Latino males in crisis

October 21, 2010

With the support from a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Center for Community Development and Civil Rights hosted the Young Latino Male Symposium at the Urban Research Lab at the downtown campus in Phoenix.

The symposium format allowed experts in the fields of education, criminal justice and community influences and interventions to study, discuss and determine the next steps the community should take to address the “predicament of young Latino males ‘failure to thrive’ in twenty-first century society.” Download Full Image

An annual summit will be held to encourage original research studies and to expand efforts to reach educators, policy makers, community leaders and media.

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Moon, Jupiter, galaxies to be in focus at Astronomy Open House

October 21, 2010

A tradition at Arizona State University’s West campus continues on Nov. 9, as the fall semester’s Astronomy Open House event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Telescopes will be set up on the bike path west of the soccer field and near the Central Plant building on the campus at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix.

“The timing of this semester’s event is good for viewing the moon, Jupiter, stars and galaxies,” said Paul Schmidtke, senior lecturer in astronomy with ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. “We’ll also observe star clusters, nebulae and other objects in the November sky. Download Full Image

“The Astronomy Open House is fun for the whole family. For many participants, it’s the first opportunity they’ve ever had to see the night sky through a telescope,” Schmidtke says.

The event is free and open to the public. Visitor parking costs $2 per hour.

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