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Channel 8’s public affairs program “Horizonte,” which focuses on Arizona issues through a Hispanic lens, welcomed New College faculty member C. Alejandra Elenes to its airwaves on July 28. Elenes talked about her book “Transforming Borders: Chicana/o Popular Culture and Pedagogy.” Elenes, who teaches in New College’s Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies (HArCS), […]

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Far from being just a way to kill time, videogames can be a powerful means to teach and inspire young people, according to a newly hired faculty member in ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Sasha Barab, who comes to ASU from Indiana University, is perhaps best known for his work in developing “Quest Atlantis,” an […]

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C. Alejandra Elenes, an associate professor in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, is blessed with a winning recipe for her writing — one part heart, one part personal experience. The two are in evidence in her most recent tome, “Transforming Borders: Chicana/o Popular Culture and Pedogogy” (Lexington Books). “My interest in the border, borderland […]

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As reported here last week, Peter Jurutka, an associate professor in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, was recently honored by ASU with a Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in undergraduate student mentoring. Says Jurutka mentee and life sciences major Christa Tabacaru, a senior scheduled to receive […]

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If you’re going to be a bear, be a grizzly. If you are going to build a center of learning, build one that will foster and sustain new intellectual communities, and also one that will promote innovative relationships and collaborative research. Welcome the Center for Critical Inquiry and Cultural Studies, the latest New College of […]

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Jeff Kennedy, a clinical associate professor in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, is rockin’ the house. He’s rockin’ a house that dates to the early 1900s, and a house that is considered the birthplace of American drama. Kennedy, who has taught courses in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance program for 11 years as […]

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The most recent quarterly e-newsletter from the good folks at the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is out and making the rounds! The February 2011 e-dition of what’s new includes New College Dean Elizabeth Langland’s take on the ASU Project Humanities initiative, as well as a handful of college stories featuring programs, faculty […]

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…jump right ahead in my web.” So sang the Rolling Stones in their 1965 hit, “The Spider and the Fly.” Chad Johnson, assistant professor in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, has his own spin on the Stones tune and on black widow spiders. Johnson oversees undergraduate […]

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Courtesy of a nearly-$1 million grant, ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences faculty members Carl Wagner and Peter Jurutka are conducting Alzheimer’s drug discovery research right here on the West campus. Their work could lead to a way to “jump start” the clearance of damaging plaques that attach themselves to the brains of […]

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OK, we don’t mean to make light of Associate Professor Mary Burlseon’s research into the human health benefits of affectionate touch; it’s a bit more serious than “touchy-feely.” Burleson, who conducts research with her students in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences’s Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is currently working with fellow […]

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