Wednesday: Teaching in the Wake of Racial Violence with Carol Anderson


Carol Anderson

Wednesday: Teaching in the Wake of Racial Violence with Carol Anderson

All are invited to attend a conversation with acclaimed historian Carol Anderson, human and civil rights advocate, expert on African American history and 20th-century politics and the author of the critically-acclaimed “White Rage.” The event is sponsored by ASU’s Institute for Humanities Research.

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Chester comments on climate change and our already-taxed infrastructure

“We need to fundamentally reassess what our systems need to be able to deliver, and under what conditions,” said sustainability scientist Mikhail Chester in an August 8 article in the Washington Post.

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Video: Convergence Lab: Social Cohesion in a Time of Crisis

Convergence Lab/ASU in Mexico is hosting an online event with sustainability scientist Craig Calhoun, University Professor of Social Sciences, and Alexandra Zapata, a researcher, activist, and former deputy director of the prestigious think tank Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad.

Gary Moore

Moore receives Department of Energy Career Award

Sustainability scientist Gary Moore studies the fundamental science of energy conversion processes, including those required to use solar energy for producing fuels and other value-added chemical products. The research aims to unleash sustainable-chemistry and renewable-energy technologies that address global-scale demands.

If “the economy” is collapsing, how do people survive?

In this Medium post, the Human Economies Working Group of the Global Futures Laboratory discusses the importance of the informal economy, especially in times of crisis. The authors advocate for “an understanding of economic activity that…is centered on the long-term well-being of humans and the rest of the planet.”

Solar panel closeup

DOE establishes new EFRC at ASU

The center, called Ultra Materials for a Resilient, Smart Electricity Grid, or Ultra EFRC, is headed by Regents Professor of physics Robert Nemanich and Professor of electrical engineering Stephen M. Goodnick.

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ASU, Zimin Foundation partner for future of urban tech

The new Zimin Institute for Smart and Sustainable Cities will help support applied research projects to drive a people-centric vision for the future of cities.

COVID-19 virus

SSRC Rapid Response Grants and Essay Forum

The Social Science Research Council seeks proposals that address the risks, opportunities, and challenges posed by public health surveillance stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. A new essay forum explores the human, social, political, and ethical dimensions of Covid-19.

Mariana Bertoni

Bertoni, Christen named Fulton Entrepreneurial Professors fellows

These ASU engineering fellowships help innovative faculty commercialize their technology startup ventures. Bertoni’s startup, Crystal Sonic, cleaves expensive semiconductor materials using sound and without any waste.

Empty food cans

Center for Global Health research focuses on food insecurity during crisis

The center identifies a key theme each year, one that they believe can reinvent and reimagine global health. This year’s focus is on the human experience of food insecurity, and how it is worsened by illness and other crises.


Hsueh awarded AAUW American Fellowship

The fellowship supports sustainability scientist Lily Hsueh’s work on her book-in-progress, which examines the demand for, and supply of, global businesses’ climate action, across levels of governance, sectors, and in developed and developing countries.