Live @ Generator Labs with Matt Likens, November 2

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Customize your experience, Events |

Live @ Generator Labs Fall 2017 flierEntrepreneurship is at your fingertips — all you need to do is start!

The Live @ Generator Lab event series is here to help. On the first and third Thursday through November 2017, learn from successful entrepreneurs and startup CEOs, gather with like-minded students to build your venture team and learn new skills to help you on your path to entrepreneurship.

On November 2, 2017, Matt Likens, Healthcare Management and Consulting and former CEO of Ulthera, will share his tips for being a successful entrepreneur.

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Attend the DoubleDutch Engineering Mixer and React Native Crash Course, September 7

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Career, Events, Opportunities |

DoubleDutch logoCome meet the DoubleDutch team in Phoenix for an evening of networking and technical discussions with other engineers. Compete for prizes in code golf, get a crash course in React Native, and join in the debate over the path from rapid prototyping to stable product releases.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
3:30–9 p.m.
DoubleDutch Inc., 101 N. 1st Ave. Suite 2750, Phoenix, AZ 85003 View Map

Register now!

Schedule of events
3:30–6:30 p.m. — Code Golf + Crash Course in React Native
6:30–9 p.m. — Mixer + Panel including DoubleDutch’s CTO & various members of the DoubleDutch Engineering Team

Questions? Contact Jackie Roberts at jroberts@doubledutch.me.

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Feed your brain before finals with a free finals breakfast, Apr. 26

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Events, Opportunities, Spirit and Traditions | 1 comment

Graphic for ASU Finals Breakfast with a clock that say "feed your brain before finals"Join your fellow Sun Devils and refuel before finals with a free, late-night breakfast! Finals Breakfast is an ASU tradition that allows you to take a study break. ASU faculty and staff will be serving the food as a way to show you their support.

Open to all ASU students. Bring your ASU I.D.
Relaxation activities, free food, tutoring and giveaways.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
8–10 p.m.

Polytechnic campus
Citrus Dining Pavilion

Tempe campus
Barrett Dining Hall
Hassayampa Dining Facility
Manzanita Dining Hall
Memorial Union/Pitchforks

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Attend a screening and discussion of the America Divided docu-series, Apr. 10

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Events |

You are invited by the ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion to a special screening and discussion on the EPIX original docu-series America Divided.

The eight-part series features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system with correspondents that include Common, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Zach Galifianakis, Norman Lear, Amy Poehler, Peter Sarsgaard and Jessie Williams.

CCI at the Tempe campus will show two episodes, “The Epidemic” and “Out of Reach” back to back, which will be followed by a group discussion. “The Epidemic” explores inequalities among the working class and the increase in drug and alcohol use in middle America. “Out of Reach” explores difficulties and challenges faced by undocumented workers in the United States.

Monday, April 10, 2017
2:30–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) Pima Auditorium, Tempe campus [map]
Register to attend the Tempe campus screening

 

 

 

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Enroll in honors enrichment credit classes for summer

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Opportunities |

Are you a student in Barrett, the Honors College that is looking for an honors enrichment credit this summer? Associate Professor Vaughn Becker is offering a pair of classes entirely online this summer that will make for exciting and applicable honors enrichment contracts for a limited number of honors students (eight per class). These classes address fundamental perspectives on human nature and freedom, as well as how one applies the science of the mind to design, business and technology challenges.

Both classes have HSE or PSY 101 as a pre-requisite, but this can be waived given completion of the first-year honors sequence. The classes are entirely online using a mix of narrated lectures, videos and readings.

Applied Cognitive Science (HSE 324; summer session A) explores the state of the art in the study of the mind. Traditionally a blend of philosophy, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, neuroscience and artificial intelligence, the field has increasingly come to include evolutionary, social and emotional perspectives as well. In addition to an introductory text by Friedenberg and Silverman, (Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind, 3rd edition), you will be responsible for several additional texts, principally: selections from Howard Gardner’s The Mind’s New Science, Steven Pinker’s How the Mind Works and philosopher Andy Clark’s Natural-Born Cyborgs. You will respond to challenge questions each week, and develop a position piece on one of several unifying themes in the texts.

Evolutionary Psychology: Reverse Engineering the Mind (HSE 394; summer session B) examines the human brain and its behaviors in terms of the problems they were designed to solve in the ancestral past, a function of natural selection and sexual selection. In contrast to criticisms that such views amount to genetic determinism, we will discover that evolved mechanisms depend critically on developmental and learning processes, a true fusion of nature and nurture. The primary text by David Buss (Evolutionary Psychology, 5th edition) is a comprehensive overview, but you will take a deeper dive into sometimes unorthodox perspectives. You will read selections from Matt Ridley’s The Red Queen, Sarah Hrdy’s Mothers and Others, Richerson and Boyd’s Not by Genes Alone and Peter Singer’s The Expanding Circle: Ethics, Evolution and Moral Progress. You will respond to challenge questions each week, and develop a position piece on one of several unifying themes in the texts.

Questions? Contact Vaughn Becker at vaughn.becker@asu.edu.

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