April 22: Ayanna Thompson, author of new book, Blackface


April 22: Ayanna Thompson, author of new book, Blackface

This important book explains what blackface is, why it occurred, and its 21st-century legacies. Blackface examines that history and provides hope for a future with new performance paradigms. Join us April 22 for a discussion with the author.


ASU contributes to Global Alliance for Equity in Leadership report

A new report, What Will It Take: Equality In Leadership By 2030, outlines 10 action plans that articulate the practical actions Government, Universities and Industry must take to close the leadership gender gap.

Deadline extended: Global Futures Research Accelerator

The Global Futures Research Accelerator empowers the Scientists and Scholars network to develop an ASU research enterprise strategy to increase competitiveness, funding success, partnerships and societal impact. Apply by May 17.

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April 7: Solve Climate by 2030 event

Solve Climate by 2030 is a nationwide effort to spark Earth Month conversations on the challenge of rapid decarbonization across the country. Join us for a discussion on the ambitious, yet feasible actions that will spur a just, green recovery in Arizona.

Cities of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures

A new book of science fiction, art, and essays from the Center for Science and the Imagination and Center for Energy & Society at Arizona State University explores how solar energy will transform the future of cities and the people who inhabit them. A webinar inspired by the book will be held Friday, April 2.

April 8-9: ASU Diversity and Inclusion Conference

ASU Staff Council sponsors the 1st Annual Conference on Diversity and Inclusion at the university to provide a venue for exchange of innovative ideas and facilitate action.

May 13: Positionality, reflexivity and bias in research

This workshop is appropriate as an introduction for scholars interested in developing ethically grounded reflexive approaches to research methods.

Registration open for Nobel Prize summit ‘Our Planet, Our Future’

The program includes remarks from Johan Rockström, Beatie Wolfe, Xiye Bastida, Steven Chu, John Kerry, Anthony Fauci, Ursula Von der Leyen, the Dalai Lama, and many other distinguished presenters. April 26-28, 2021. Free virtual event.

April 6: Global asymmetries, digital extractivism and the fight for economic justice

The workshop brings together three leading scholars to discuss current changes in the global economy, including the impact of mobile money, resource extraction, and other transformative factors on economic practices in urban and rural areas of the global south.

Gerber quoted in Bioscience: Scientists key to decision-making in critical times

Leaders in the scientific community are calling for better ways to incorporate science into decision-making during periods of crisis and beyond. Gerber’s work on structured decision-making is cited in the article.

Walker comments on disinformation and the arbiters of truth

Walker, skeptical of applying concepts such as inoculation and herd immunity to disinformation, says the epidemiological approach risks overlooking the nuances and differences between online communities.