Oct. 23: Speed Networking Event


Oct. 23: Speed Networking Event

Join ASU’s Operational Excellence Community of Practice (OECoP) for this speed networking event. You will leave the event having practiced your skills, learned something about other areas in ASU, and expanded your network.

Mikhail Chester

Oct. 15: How Vulnerable is our Infrastructure in a Changing Climate?

Join us via Zoom as sustainability scientist Mikhail Chester discusses the vulnerability of infrastructure to climate change and the challenges of designing systems for deep uncertainty. Sustainability scientist Margaret Garcia will moderate the audience Q & A following the presentation.

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NSF seeks strategy input on advancing a systems approach

Complete a questionnaire in support of a National Academies committee’s effort to develop a compelling vision for a systems approach to studying the Earth in order to inform approaches to integrated research at NSF and to provide guidance as to how NSF can support the research community.

Kristin Baja

Oct. 14: People-Centered Climate Action and Resilience Planning

Climate Action Planning isn’t just about collecting data and making operational changes; it’s an opportunity to put people first by addressing their needs as part of this transformative process. This webinar will highlight how focusing on racial equity and climate justice in local plan and policy development helps lay the foundation for a more equitable and resilient community.

Lee Gutkind

Oct. 20: Creative nonfiction pioneer Gutkind on his ‘last 8,000 days’

In his new memoir, ASU Professor Lee Gutkind reflects on life as a writer and the impact of aging. He’ll discuss those topics in a storytelling event on Oct. 20.

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Watch: Education and engaging offline communities

Sustainability scientists Faheem Hussain, Mary Jane Parmentier and Laura Hosman recently conducted a webinar with USAID. The webinar, Digital Strategies for Offline Communities: Cases and Lessons from the Field, shared research-based insights and lessons learned from various approaches to digital engagement in education and with vulnerable populations, including refugees and rural communities.

New paper: Global citizen views on climate and energy

As global environmental issues are increasingly coordinated through international negotiations, new methods are needed to engage citizens worldwide in the policy-making processes. Sustainability scientist Netra Chhetri and co-authors draw insight about citizens’ views on issues of climate and energy through quantitative analysis of the data from World Wide Views.

Culturally competent-curious faculty members needed

Bhatti-Klug’s research focuses on increasing cultural intelligence among university faculty through intercultural competence training. She intends to measure the effectiveness of both the Advanced GACP and the culturally responsive tools she provides to all faculty members involved.

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University Senate resolution supporting students’ right to vote

In Spring 2020, the University Senate approved Resolution 2020-74 for supporting voting removal of barriers for students. Faculty are urged to demonstrate support for students’ participation in voting by using their discretion when considering the dates of elections when planning course calendars and due dates and when considering excused absences, make-up assignments or testing on election days.

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Free student access to Pearson eText and premium digital products

To explore these offers for students in your courses, or to find out more about a product/ title availability, it is requested that faculty fill out the information form found here no later than October 15, 2020, for your Spring A & C 2021 needs.