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ASU Magazine features Project Humanities, cyber security research in December issue

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November 30, 2011

The December edition of ASU Magazine features a report on a year-long exploration of the humanities at the university, as well as efforts by ASU researchers to bolster the safety of the digital-based data that has become omnipresent in our society.

Project Humanities is a universitywide celebration of how humans make meaning out of their life experiences. The ASU Magazine story takes readers inside this broad-based project, which has covered topics ranging from the common threads linking American musical forms to the relevance of the King James Bible in today’s society, and gives a sneak peek at what lies ahead for this initiative.

The cyber security feature, “Defending against data disaster,” discusses the impact of the increase in computer-like devices in daily life and the consequences of data security breaches. Several ASU faculty who are exploring various approaches to keeping digital data safe are interviewed.

In addition to these two articles, the December edition includes a feature exploring the burgeoning field of social entrepreneurship and how it is being nurtured at ASU; a story documenting the abundance of Sun Devil coaches who are alumni of the university; updates related to ASU’s sports teams; a story highlighting ASU’s excellent organ performance program in the arts section; news and photos from alumni chapters across the country; and a full complement of alumni-focused news reports in the Class Notes section.

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