ASU's week in pictures
A new test bed expansion at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) was formally introduced through a grand opening ceremony on Feb. 21 at ASU’s Polytechnic campus. This new expansion will offer 80,000 gallons of algae growing capacity through a combination of raceways and a variety of photo-bioreactors, additional support space, and processing equipment. This will enable AzCATI to provide additional technical services and enhanced capabilities to their partners and the rapidly growing algae industry.Tom Story
Milt Sommerfeld, ASU professor, directs Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s attention to some of the technology used to grow algae at the AzCATI site on the Polytechnic campus.Tom Story
Governor Brewer cuts the ceremonial ribbon held by Milt Sommerfeld, ASU professor; Mesa Mayor Scott Smith; Bill Harris, President and CEO of the Science Foundation of Arizona; and Mitzi Montoya, vice provost and dean, College of Technology and Innovation.Tom Story
ASU honored the 2011 Regents’ Professors at an induction ceremony, Feb. 16. The annual accolade recognizes professors who have made pioneering contributions in their areas of expertise, who have achieved a sustained level of distinction and who enjoy national and international recognition for these accomplishments. Read more: https://asunews.asu.edu/20120216_regentsprofessorsTom Story
Karen Schupp demonstrates a leap during a Ballet II class.Tom Story
A cold front and the threat of rain on the Feb. 14 made the fireplace in the Memorial Union's Schoular Lounge an inviting place for Sarahi Chacon to prepare for her Calculus 210 exam. Chacon is business communications freshman from Chandler, Ariz.Tom Story
Junior mechanical engineering major Nathan Kalish lifts his bicycle from the bed of his pickup truck prior to riding from Lot 59, out by Sun Devil Stadium, to his classes on ASU's Tempe campus. Above him, a solar array in the lot generates 2.1 megawatts of electricity and provides shade for 800 parking spaces.Tom Story
The traveling production of "Wicked" began its four-week run at ASU's Gammage Auditorium, Feb. 15. As the Broadway show set up on the Gammage stage, Feb. 14, production stage manager Jason Daunter took time to speak to students in the theatre department about the business of show business. Learn more about how Gammage was transformed into the Land of Oz: https://asunews.asu.edu/20120216_video_Wicked_Tech.Tom Story
How the Arizona Supreme Court shaped the state and its laws during the first century of statehood was examined Feb. 14, during a panel hosted by Paul Bender, professor and dean emeritus of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. “The Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Constitution: The First Hundred Years,” sponsored by the Arizona State Law Journal at the law school, was held at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse in downtown Phoenix and drew legal and political experts from across the Valley.David Sanders
Carolivia Herron, author, educator and Project Humanities Distinguished Visiting Scholar, makes a point during the “Truth is Overated: a debate event,” held in West Hall on the Tempe campus.Tim Trumble
Professor Stefan Borbely continues the Project Humanites conferences with a discussion about Ioan Petru Culianu, who was a Romanian historian of religion, culture and ideas, a philosopher and political essayist, and a short story writer. The conference presented by Project Humanities and Babes-Bolyai University, in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, explored different approaches to the specific competences of comparatism today.Tom Story
Ruxandra Cesereanu (right), an associate professor in the Department of World and Comparative Literature at Babes-Bolyai University, waits for a talk to begin. Cesereanu spoke earlier in the week on "Saint" Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov. Hosted by ASU, the conference continues and extends the academic exchanges between the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and its academic partners, Babes-Bolyai University and ASU.Tom Story
Duru Pop explores Peter Eserhazy's, "She Loves Me" in his lecture, "Reading Literature through Cinematic Devices," as part of the Project Humanities conference, "Literary Imaginary and the Poetics of Truth."Tom Story
Horea Poenar, lecturer in the Department of World and Comparative Literature at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania, continues the conference, "Literary Imaginary and the Poetics of Truth," with a discussion of Ernest Hemingway in "The Life of Fiction."Tom Story
Artist Vernon Burt speaks at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus during Project Humanities week about his life and paintings. Burt had dreamed of having NBA career, but instead became a police officer and homicide detective.Madeline Pado
The final presentation of the “Literary Imaginary and the Poetics of Truth” conference featured Dumitru Cornel Vilcu, assistant professor in the Department of Romanian Language and General Liguistics at Babes-Bolyai University. Vilcu discussed "Thomas Mann: Reflections on Time."Tom Story
Lee Gutkind, a professor with ASU’s Consortium For Science Policy, makes a point about the power of story during the Project Humanities event, ”Journalism and the Humanities: sources of estrangement, future prospects.” The first session addressed the question, “What’s lost to journalism and the humanities when the two are estranged?” Other participants were Regents’ Professor Steven Pyne (left), Craig Allen, associate professor, and Gregg Zachary, professor of practice (both not shown).Tom Story
In the second session, Sharon Bramlett-Solomon, associate professor, speaks about the theme, “What’s lost to consumers of journalism because of its current estrangement from the humanities?”Tom Story
Hugh Raffles, professor of anthropology in Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, presented "Strange Stones," a new ethnographic project that explores the lives of rocks and stones. There are two central problems:
• What are the forms of life enacted by objects that, in "the Western philosophical tradition," are commonly considered inanimate?
• What can we learn from stones?
Raffles explores these questions ethnographically, assuming that they are susceptible to empirical investigation. He considers a limited set of cases, two of which were introduced in this talk – the ancient monuments of the British Isles and Chinese "scholar's rocks."
Julie A. Larrieu, professor of clinical psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine, speaks on infant mental health and child welfare. The event was a session of the Sally Campbell Memorial Best for Babies Seminar, concerning integrating the science of early childhood and child welfare, Feb. 17, at ASU's Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law.Tom Story
Sarah M. Buel (right), clinical professor of law and faculty director of the Diane Halle Center for Family Justice, listens to the comments of Jon McCaine, clinical director of the Bayless Behavioral Health Solutions' South Phoenix Family Clinic, during the panel discussion that closed the Sally Campbell Memorial Best for Babies Seminar.Tom Story
Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, presents the 13th annual John P. Frank Memorial Lecture, "States' Rights in the 21st Century: Immigration, Health Care, and Gay Marriage."
One of the signature lecture series in ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the John P. Frank endowed lectures honor the memory of John P. Frank (1917-2002), a leader in the Arizona legal community and one of our nation's great legal minds. Frank is recognized as part of the team that represented Ernesto Miranda before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1966 – the case in which the High Court ruled that suspects must be advised of their right to legal counsel.
John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent, speaks to students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. King was in Arizona to moderate the Republican presidential debate that was held Feb. 22 in Mesa, Ariz.Michel Duarte
Senator Jon Kyl addressed ”American Sovereignty and Transnational Law” in the 16th annual Willard H. Pedrick Lecture at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU. The senator discussed how non-ratified international treaties and agreements are circumventing domestic laws. The Willard H. Pedrick Lecture was established in 1997 by the Pedrick family, in memory of the founding dean of the College of Law.Tom Story