Jan 7th, 2014 by Matt Crum
What is it??? It’s a CT scan of the head of a fish, of course!
New College’s Lara Ferry is among a select group of ASU faculty members who have been selected to launch ASU’s new initiative to use crowdfunding to advance knowledge in a variety of fields.
Ferry’s crowdfunding project is called Imaging the Future. In Ferry’s lab, undergraduate students conduct their own independent research projects using cutting-edge visualization tools to identify novel or abnormal bones, muscles or other tissue complexes, without harm to the specimen.
“This means we can study live specimens, or fragile museum specimens that are hundreds of years old in some cases, without harm to the specimen,” said Ferry, who teaches courses in New College’s bachelor’s degree program in life sciences.
You have until Jan. 18 to make a tax-deductible contribution to Ferry’s project.
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Dec 30th, 2013 by Matt Crum
New College’s Akua Duku Anokye is featured in an article in today’s Arizona Republic about Phoenix’s celebration of Kwanzaa. The celebration among people of African descent emphasizes family, community and culture.
Anokye, associate professor in New College’s School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, spoke at the event and talked about the importance of working together.
“That’s how you get things done – collective work and responsibility,” she told the gathering in Phoenix.
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Dec 10th, 2013 by Matt Crum
The State Press student newspaper has posted an article profiling Joseph Carter, vice provost for the West campus and associate dean of ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. In the article, Carter discusses his motivations for a career in education, his experience in the field of supply chain management, and more.
“I am committed to growing the business academic presence at West campus by adding new degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level,” Carter told the State Press. “I feel that the West campus is a jewel in the crown of Arizona State University, and I look forward to the growth of the campus.”
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Dec 5th, 2013 by Matt Crum
Don’t miss today’s pep rally on Fletcher Lawn from 2 to 4 p.m.! The rally will build excitement for Saturday’s PAC 12 Championship Games against Stanford at Sun Devil Stadium.
There will be free food, soda, water, and activities with many prizes including footballs signed by Coach Todd Graham and tickets to the PAC 12 Championship Game.
Then from 4 to 5 p.m., ASU President Michael Crow will host an open forum in Multipurpose Room 2 of the Verde Dining Pavilion. This is your chance to hear directly from President Crow and ask questions. The entire university community is invited to both events.
Dec 3rd, 2013 by Matt Crum
Congrats to Colleen Dunbar, who’s getting ready to graduate with a master of arts in communication studies (MACS) degree through New College. Dunbar used her applied project as an opportunity to establish a new club within the ASU Alumni Association.
The ASU Nonprofit Professionals Alumni Club brings together Sun Devils from all degree programs and academic disciplines who have an interest in the nonprofit sector.
“It has been a really great learning experience starting this club, managing the board, and being in charge of all the internal and external communications,” said Dunbar, whose goal is to pursue a career path in public relations in the nonprofit sector.
The new club aims to strengthen the nonprofit sector on behalf of ASU and all Sun Devils by discussing collaborative opportunities, exchanging information about new resources and programs, advising one another on issues and challenges, and working hands-on with community issues.
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Nov 18th, 2013 by Matt Crum
Two ASU News stories are spotlighting the work of New College students involved in the college’s NCUIRE program, which pays undergrads a stipend to work on research projects under faculty guidance.
Ashley Johnson is working with Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty member Bonnie Wentzel on a project to determine the impact of the mentoring experience on students who serve as mentors in the communication program’s CALL lab.
Click here to read about Johnson’s project.
Meanwhile, Kyle Trebitowski is working with Mathematical and Natural Sciences faculty member Beth Polidoro to study contaminants in urban waterways. Trebitowski makes use of “artificial fish,” as seen in the photo above. Artificial fish are devices filled with fat designed to mimic fish fat, which are placed in bodies of water to determine what contaminants they absorb.
Click here to see the story about Trebitowski’s project.
Nov 13th, 2013 by Matt Crum
ASU New College and the West campus will be hosting a 3-day event Nov. 14-16 dedicated to a dialogue among women performers of Son Jarocho, about community activist practices through art and humanities scholarship. This event is part of Entre Nosotras and Performance in the Borderlands.
The Saturday and Sunday events will be held in central Phoenix. The Thursday kickoff event at the West campus is a public lecture by professor Micaela Diaz Sanchez. Her work engages queer Chicano/a and African diasporic musical traditions. She will begin the weekend-long dialogue about the socio-historical context of Son Jarocho.
The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Kiva and is preceded by a reception at 6 p.m.
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Nov 4th, 2013 by Matt Crum
The Oct. 22 debate about online anonymity, sponsored by New College and presented on ASU’s West campus, was videotaped and may now be viewed online.
The debaters included a journalist, an electronic media expert, a former prosecutor with expertise in cyber crime and an educational psychologist who works on online bullying.
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Oct 30th, 2013 by Matt Crum
Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy, will discuss the latest inside information on U.S. counter-narcotics work in the Americas and its impact, Mexico’s spiraling violence, and grassroots organizing efforts to build more peaceful and effective strategies. This presentation will be followed by an open discussion regarding a variety of Drug War topics from a binational, human rights, and foreign policy perspective.
The program, sponsored by New College, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Kiva.
Carlsen has been a political analyst and writer in Mexico for over twenty years and has written extensively on trade, security, immigration and gender issues. She is the author of “A Primer on Plan Mexico” and is currently writing “The Tangled Web” on the U.S.-backed war on drugs in Mexico. She has been closely tracking the Merida Initiative—the U.S. security aid package that institutionalizes the drug war–over the years, working with U.S. and Mexican groups to develop facts-based assessments and explore alternatives.
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Oct 22nd, 2013 by Matt Crum
Students on ASU’s West campus are invited to have lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. with Dennis Isbell, director of Fletcher Library on the West campus.
In addition to a free meal, you’ll get the chance to offer feedback and suggestions to help shape the Library’s future. You can share suggestions about Library programs and services, offer your insights on a variety of issues, and voice any concerns you may have.
Both undergrad and graduate students in all majors are invited to participate.
Interested? Call 602-543-8318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.