School of Social and Behavioral Sciences presents – Town Hall Debate: Inequality and the Role of Government

Town Hall Debate
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The ASU New College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences presents Town Hall Debate on

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in the University Center Building – La Sala at 6:00 p.m.

The motion  “Government has no place in reducing economic inequality” will be debated by:

 

FOR:

  • Dean Martin – Mr. Martin predicted “the great recession” and despite the abysmal economy made taxpayers over $1 billion in profits from investments. Prior to being Treasurer, Mr. Martin served as a Senator and Finance Chairman.
  • William Boyes – In addition to many scholarly achievements and numerous publications, Professor Boyes has won the CASE Outstanding ASU Professor, the John Teets Outstanding Graduate Teacher, the Huizingh Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, and the MA Outstanding Professor

AGAINST:

  • Dana Naimark – Ms. Naimark conducts analysis, raising awareness, and lobbies the state legislature on a wide variety of policy issues that affect parents and children.  She earned her Masters in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
  • Lane Kenworthy – Professor Kenworthy has written numerous books and articles on the causes and consequences of living standards, poverty, inequality, mobility, employment, economic growth, social policy, taxes, public opinion, and politics in the United States and other affluent countries.

Join us on Tuesdays here at the Kiva
Special Time & Place: 6 p.m. at La Sala

All presentations are free and open to ASU Students, Faculty, Staff and the public.

The full ThinK schedule can be found on the ASU New College website at: http://newcollege.asu.edu/think

Come join us: Tuesdays here in Kiva!

 

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty Profile: Jennet Kirkpatrick

Jennet Kirkpatrick
Her research focuses on American political thought, with an emphasis on social movements, law, and social change.

Jennet Kirkpatrick is a new Associate Professor in New College’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She writes:

My research focuses on American political thought, with an emphasis on social movements, law, and social change. The broad goal of my research is to better understand the development of American political ideas and culture from the eighteenth century to the present. I explore how ideas change over time by focusing on what has been called “history from below” and social movements like abolitionism, vigilantism, the civil rights movement, feminism, and the militia movement.

My new research project continues to look at American political thought but with an emphasis on opting out from democratic politics. I am investigating the ethics of exit, in part by looking at extreme forms of political withdrawal such as Brook Farm, the Oneida Community, and the Shakers, and Walden Two Communities.

In addition to my interest in American political thought, I also teach and write about morality and politics, and feminist theory. I earned my B.A. in Politics from Mount Holyoke College and my doctoral degree in Political Science from Rutgers University.

See a full listing of our innovative college degree programs at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and contact an SBS college advisor to start your future today!

Performance and Art – Travelon Gamelon – live at the ASU West campus, Sept. 27 @ 4 p.m.

Travelon Gamelon Performance
Join us for a live performance, Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 4 p.m. in the CLCC courtyard

This landmark musical work for amplified bicycles by ASU West professor Richard Lerman has been commemorating its 35th anniversary world-wide and we’ll do the same with an outdoor concert in CLCC Courtyard (note the change from Fletcher Lawn) unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Cyclists that want to participate should arrive with their bikes at 3:00pm to get wired for sound and then be led on a ride around West campus before the concert version of the piece begins!

The Travelon Gamelon was conceived by Richard Lerman a professor from the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at ASU New College.  Come experience this performance live in an outdoor concert to be held Thursday, September 27 at 4:00pm on the ASU West campus CLCC courtyard.

Professor Richard Lerman teaches courses in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance (IAP) program focusing a study of the arts and digital media with an emphasis on 20th and 21st century arts, performance, technology and practice. Learn more about our innovative programs by contacting the School of Humanities, Arts & Cultural Studies.

ASU New College Sun Devils – Upcoming Deadlines You Should Know About!

College Graduation Application Deadline Is October 1, 2012Graduation Deadline coming up October 1st

  • Your name will not be included in the Commencement program if you apply after October 1, 2012, and late fees will be included.
  • Grad Fair is Thursday, November 1st.  This is where you will order your cap and gown, buy announcements, ASU class ring and more!
  • Ride the motor coach to Undergraduate Commencement in Tempe from the West campus.
  • Visit our College Graduation page for more info.

Online Literary Magazine Submissions – October 1, 2012

Canyon Voice Literary Magazine is a burgeoning journal dedicated to displaying the works of emerging writers and artists.  Founded in the Spring of 2010 at Arizona State University’s West campus by six students and one professor, this journal strives to bring the creativity of its writers and artists to light within the community and beyond.  Supported by students and faculty of ASU’s New College School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Canyon Voices is currently accepting writing and art from undergraduates, graduates, faculty members, and the community. Read the submission rules!

Research Opportunities – October 19, 2012:

  • New College Undergraduate Inquiry and Research ExperiencesNCUIRE – You don’t have to wait to be a graduate student to do research!  This program provides New College undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct hands-on research in partnership with our faculty.   The deadline to apply is soon approaching:  Friday, October 19, 2012. Read more about the New College Undergraduate Inquiry & Research Experiences

Graduate programs at New College Information Session – October 22, 2012:

Internship Opportunities – December 17, 2012:

Follow ASU New College on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ or our live RSS newsfeed to stay current on events, news stories and deadlines. Go Sun Devils!

 

Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance Art students present – Call and Response – September 25th at 6 p.m.

Opening Reception is September 25th at 6 p.m. at ArtSpace West

The Call and Response show presents digital imagery, sound, and video artworks from students in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance (IAP )program at the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies in New College.  Students were invited to create works that express their ideas  pertaining to New College’s War and Peace theme for the academic year of 2011-2012.   Two dimensional posters, sound art, music compositions, and video art work created by students from all levels in the IAP program will be on display in the ArtSpace West Gallery, located in the University Center Building (UCB) 226, beginning on September 25, Tuesday, with the opening reception at 6pm that evening and will continue until October 19.  The ArtSpace West is open Mondays – Fridays from 12 noon -5 p.m.  The show was curated by Associate Professors Patricia Clark and Dr. Barry Moon and is supported though the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies as part of the  Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance season of events and ASU West Campus Events.

Download a flyer for the event call-and-response-finalflyer (PDF 29.4mb)

ASU New College sponsors “Meet the Tutors!” @Think

Join us on Tuesdays at the Kiva
@Kiva, Sept. 25th at 4 p.m.

The Student Success Center presents this week’s ThinK event, “Meet the Tutors!

The Student Success Center provides free tutoring on a walk-in basis.  The Writing Center provide writing support and assistance to both undergraduate and graduate students. They also provide Online Sessions to help meet your busy schedule.

ThinK was an initiative by Vice Provost and Dean Elizabeth Langland to have weekly presentations for the students to attend, however, ThinK is open to the staff and the community as well.  “Participating in our ThinK series exposes students to a variety of intellectual perspectives and disciplines that enrich, integrate, and advance the ideas they are encountering in their courses” says Dean Langland. ThinK is the opportunity for the faculty to present a brief one hour presentation on the topic of their choice, usually related to research they are conducting outside of the classroom.  The ThinK presentations then also give the students and opportunity to be introduced to their professor’s research and see their professors outside of the classroom setting.   ThinK will be highlighting presentations from professors in the School of Social and Behavioral SciencesSchool of Humanities, Arts and Cultural StudiesSchool of Mathematical and Natural Sciences within New College along with the W. P. Carey School of Business.

All presentations are free and open to ASU Students, Faculty, Staff and the public.

The full ThinK schedule can be found on the ASU New College website at: http://newcollege.asu.edu/think

Come join us: Tuesdays here in Kiva!

School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies Faculty Profile: Claudia Villegas-Silva

Claudia Villegas-Silva
Dr. Claudia Villegas-Silva primary areas of research are modern and contemporary literatures and theoretical practices of Latin America.

Dr. Claudia Villegas-Silva is Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at Arizona State University in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies.  She holds a BA in Comparative Literature and a BA in Spanish from the University of California, Irvine, a Master’s from Arizona State University and a Ph.D in Hispanic Literature and Culture from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Villegas-Silva has been responsible for delivering basic language instruction and specialized courses Spanish, U.S. Latino and Latin American literature, history and culture at The University of Kansas, University of Hawaii and Chapman University. In her courses she incorporates a variety of perspectives and theoretical strategies such as visual theory, gender theory, postcolonial and cultural studies as well as more traditional and literary studies. Her primary areas of research are modern and contemporary literatures and theoretical practices of Latin America. Her undergraduate career at the University of California, Irvine in Comparative Literature and Spanish inspired her early on to assume a comparative perspective that directed her research to cross disciplines, to link theatricality and performance and to consider the interrelationship between theoretical discourses along with the transformation of cultures and societies. These tendencies are reflected in her research and publications.

Her areas of research are Contemporary Latin American, Spanish and Latino/a Literature, Latin American, Spanish, U.S. Latino Theatre and New Media, Performance in Media and Politics, Theatre in the 20th and 21st century as well as theatricalities of religious festivals and street theatre. Dr. Villegas-Silva’s current book project, “Tecnologías en escena: Del teatro multimedia al cibernético en las Américas y España,” explores the use of new media in theatre today and focuses on the relationship between theatre and technology from cultural studies perspectives. The book project examines how technology is incorporated in productions from 1985-2012 and argues that contemporary theatre utilizes transnational and multimedia codes to reach today’s spectator, one whose visual competence is strongly influenced by cinema, modern art, television, commercial marketing, mass media, digital and cyber-culture. The book project explores the use of new media and theatre histories of Spain, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Peru and Brazil, as well as productions by US Latino Directors.  She is also currently serving as Associate Editor of GESTOS: Teoría y práctica del teatro hispánico.

See a full listing of our innovative college degree programs at the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies (HArCS) and contact a HARCS college advisor to start your future today!

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty Profile: Alexander Halavais

Alexander Halavais
Alexander Halavais researches the ways in which networked technologies can help lead to a more creative, just and free society.

Alex Halavais comes to the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in ASU’s New College most recently from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where he taught in a masters program in interactive media. Before that, he taught in the communications and informatics programs at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Prof.

Halavais researches the ways in which networked technologies can help lead to a more creative, just, and free society. In particular, he is interested in the ways social media may act as a catalyst, leading individuals, organizations, and societies to change and learn.

Prof. Halavais is the president of the Association of Internet Researchers, and will be traveling to Manchester this October for the association’s thirteenth international conference. He is also a consultant for the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California, and serves on the editorial boards of New Media & Society and Information, Communication, and Society. He is the author of Search Engine Society (Polity Press, 2008), and over two dozen articles and book chapters.

Originally attracted to the New College because of its interdisciplinary focus, Prof. Halavais is eager to meet with students in any program who have an interest in researching and working with social media. Even if you are just interested in saying “hi” please drop him a note, or a tweet, or a friend request.

Alexander.Halavais@asu.edu

Twitter:  @halavais

See a full listing of our innovative college degree programs at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and contact an SBS college advisor to start your future today!

Ishmael Beah – Author of “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” @ ThinK

Author of Long Way Gone
This year our national speaker is Ishmael Beah author of “A Long Way Gone” on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

National speakers have been a part of the ASU New College ThinK series since its beginning and will continue this year with a presentation on Tuesday, September 18 by Ishmael Beah, the author of “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier”.  “A Long Way Gone” is the assigned reading for all incoming ASU New College freshman as well as the freshman from W. P. Carey, Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College and University College students at the ASU West campus.  Mr. Beah will also be available for a book signing following his presentation on September 18.  Due to the larger expected audience for this presentation it will be held in the La Sala ballroom at 7 p.m.

All presentations are free and open to ASU Students, Faculty, Staff and the public.

The full ThinK schedule can be found on the New College website

Join us on Tuesdays at the Kiva
Special presentation at 7 p.m. at La Sala Ballrooom

at: http://newcollege.asu.edu/think

Come join ASU New College at : Tuesdays here in Kiva!

School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies Faculty Profile: Ilana Luna

Ilana Luna
Ilana Luna finds herself quite at home in the interdisciplinary setting ASU New College offers.

Ilana Luna is an assistant professor of Latin American Studies in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies (HArCS) at Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.  She received her PhD in Hispanic languages and literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011 where she was also the first doctoral student to graduate with an emphasis in Translation Studies. Her M.A. in Spanish and Portuguese was also granted, with honors, from UCSB (2006), and her B.A. in Spanish literature was awarded Magna Cum Laude from Bryn Mawr College in 2001.

Dr. Luna has lived, worked and studied on both coasts of the U.S., in the northeast, the mid-Atlantic and in the south. She cannot wait to explore the western desert. Over the course of her career, she has taught students from pre-school through graduate school, at both male and female single-sex institutions, as well as co-educational public universities. She has lived, studied in and traveled extensively throughout Mexico, lived and studied in Argentina during her teenage years, and traveled extensively in Brazil. She has also spent significant time in Spain and Portugal, where she studied as well.

Dr. Luna’s most current research revolves around questions of gender and sexual identity, the gendered performance of self and the representation of women, class struggle, and art’s potential for the praxis of social justice as seen in contemporary Mexican cultural productions, primarily literary works, theater and film.  Her current book-length project examines feminist literary texts in Mexico as they are adapted to film in the Mexican film industry’s “decade of change”(1990s). Her subsequent project is a critical exploration of lesbian representation in Mexican film from the inception of film technology to the present day.

Dr. Luna finds herself quite at home in an interdisciplinary professional milieu as her work has never been tied exclusively to a single approach nor area of interest, neither geographically nor thematically. Her professional training in literature coupled with her background in musical performance, her love of photography and film, large-scale visual art and architecture as well as regional and national culinary traditions all feed her passions in and around Latin American Studies.  Here she hopes to help build a program that defies limiting notions of regional study to span across visible and invisible boundaries and creates new ways of thinking about our historic and future interconnectedness.

See a full listing of our innovative college degree programs at the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies (HArCS) and contact a HARCS college advisor to start your future today!