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Over the past 2,000 years, organized learning has evolved. Today, however, there are social, economic and cultural needs not being met. American society has undergone massive shifts over the past 50 years but our universities have hardly changed at all. The very identity of the university is at stake. So, ASU is changing that identity. ASU is reinventing higher education in America. By breaking the mold, ASU has created a place where local solutions have global impact. Join us. And pursue the work you believe in.
Carlton Yoshioka discusses why he’s energized about guiding nonprofit organizations and professionals.
Kenja Hassan talks about working toward developing a meaningful presence for ASU in targeted communities around the state.
Kenja Hassan is the assistant director of ASU for Arizona: Building Great Communities. She received a bachelor’s degree in religion from Princeton University and a master’s in religious studies from ASU, both with an emphasis on Navajo traditions.
She is currently finishing up a project called the State of Black Arizona which generates dialogue among African American communities in Arizona to find out what their successes and needs are. The project will culminate in a book and an online publication which are geared toward spurring focused research and inspiring a continued conversation within African American communities across the state.
What is your favorite color — maroon or gold? Students, faculty and staff talk about their favorite ASU color and the reasons behind their choice.
In this video: Michael Jung, Matthew Whitaker, Missy Pizzo, Tanner Woodford, Clayton Taylor, John Stuart Hall, and Carlton Yoshioka.
Manfred Laubichler talks about teaching, theoretical biology, historical biology and stretching the limit of what is known.
Manfred Laubichler is a professor in the School of Life Sciences at ASU. His research covers three distinct yet overlapping areas: theoretical biology, the history of biology, and evolutionary developmental biology. He is also an affiliated professor in Philosophy.
Jacquie Scott, faculty chair of the Barrett Honors College, talks about The Human Event, being open to new ideas, and what it means to be passionate about learning.
Jacquelyn Scott Lynch joined the faculty of the Barrett Honors College at ASU in 2001. She holds a B.A. in Economics and English from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Arizona State University. Her scholarship focuses on Darwinian literary criticism, Irish and African American literature, and social and biological theories of race. In April 2007, she received the college’s Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Service, and she was honored with ASU’s inaugural Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching Performance.
How do you describe the New American University in one word? Sustainable, dynamic, ambitious, collaboration, openness, modern, realistic, access, strength, quality. Students, faculty and staff take a stab at it.
In this video: Michael Jung, Matthew Whitaker, Jacquie Scott, Kenja Hassan, Missy Pizzo, Jenna Diaz Gonzalez, Denisse Leon, Tanner Woodford, and Clayton Taylor.
Denisse Leon, who graduated from ASU in 2007, talks about her own journey to pull together her many interests and the idea that you can’t really make mistakes as a student—each “mistake” is just a new experience.
Denisse Leon moved to the United States about 6 years ago from Mexico City to attend ASU, where she was an Entrepreneurship Ambassador in the spring of 2007. She graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral sciences, and is currently doing Americorps service at the National Farm Workers Center at El Mirage. She also works as a freelance web designer and marketing consultant, and plans to apply to the University of Oregon for a master’s in arts administration or intercultural service, leadership and management. Her main interests lie in helping promote the arts through different media and using art to create social change.
Matthew Whitaker talks about giving meaning to freedom and the work he does as an associate professor of History at ASU.
Matthew Whitaker is an associate professor of History at Arizona State University. He earned his B.A. in Sociology, B.A. in History, and M.A. in United States History, from ASU. He then attended Michigan State University in Lansing, where he earned his Ph.D. Professor Whitaker specializes in Modern U.S. history, African American history, the African Diaspora, Civil and Human Rights, sports history, popular culture and the American West. His research focuses on African American leadership, social movements, activism, and the struggle for racial, economic, and gender equality in American history and life. His articles have appeared in many scholarly journals and encyclopedias, and his latest book is entitled Race Work: The Rise of Civil Rights in the Urban West (University of Nebraska Press, 2005).