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    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 31 Dec 2017
    • Various East Valley Locations

    New Frontiers Logs

    New Frontiers is an organization dedicated to adults wishing to continue their discovery of knowledge and advance their learning. Founded in 1995, New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning was created through the auspices of the Mesa Community College. The community college is located in Mesa, Arizona and serves the communities of the East Valley of metropolitan Phoenix. We are a peer-led, self-governing organization with interests in volunteer opportunities, travel, hiking and healthy life styles. Discovering new, lifelong friendships is an added plus.

    Life Long Learning Events (updated September 1, 2017)


    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Phoenix Art Museum & Alumni Lounge Memorial Union



    Join ASU’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative for two events in September featuring renowned science fiction novelist Kim Stanley Robinson, author of more than twenty books including the Mars trilogy, 2312, Aurora, and Green Earth, as well as the new novel New York 2140. The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative is a partnership between the Center for Science and the Imagination and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

     

    Lecture, “The Comedy of Coping: Alarm and Resolve in Climate Fiction”

    Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave

    Free and open to the public: RSVP today

     

    As the creeping destruction wrought by climate change escalates and political antagonism and public apathy deepen, finding the right story to catalyze change is more urgent than ever. In this lecture, Kim Stanley Robinson will trace the threads of story and science that he wove together to create his latest novel, New York 2140, a scientifically-grounded exploration of climate chaos, its long aftermath, and the enduring forces of culture and community. He will also argue that we need to renounce apocalyptic thinking, even when it feels most irresistible. What can stories do in the face of impending calamity? How can fiction authors balance their urges to unsettle and inspire? How can literature be part of an affirmative response to existential risk?

     

    After the talk, Robinson will take questions from the audience and sign books. Learn more and RSVP.

     

    Master Class for Writers

    Thursday, September 21, 3:00-4:30 pm

    Alumni Lounge (Room 202), Memorial Union, ASU Tempe campus

    Free and open to ASU students, staff, and faculty: RSVP today

     

    Join Kim Stanley Robinson for a master class and Q&A session on climate fiction, research processes, and the writing life. Drawing on his latest novel—New York 2140, a vivid portrayal of life in New York City after a 50-foot rise in sea levels—Robinson will share some of his strategies for using scientific research as an underpinning for creating convincing narrative structures and lush, believable worlds. How do we balance the need to convey information with the artistic demands of the creative process? How can plot, character, setting, and other literary devices be used to transcend exposition? Robinson will also share more general strategies and tips on the writing process. Learn more and RSVP.
    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Fulton Center 6th Floor Boardroom


    Bertram Jacobs,

    Director, School of Life Sciences, ASU
    Professor of Virology, ASU


    We are on the cusp of being able to engineer viruses to do what we wish. To “domesticate” viruses, if you will, to serve a purpose for humankind. Jacobs will discuss two engineering projects, one to improve use of viruses as vaccine vectors, and a second, to generate viruses that can target and replicate in cancer cells.


    Can we make tiny machines that can take us on a “Fantastic Voyage”, to the depths of our body, to improve health? And, are we naturally “infected” with viruses that help us fight cancer?

    Virus: Who goes there, friend or foe!


    ASU’s Biodesign Institute in the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, his research is focused on developing a vaccine for HIVone that prevents infection or extends the lives of HIV patients. Jacobs also leads a group of students every summer to sub-Saharan Africa to teach AIDS prevention to the international community.


    Jacobs is one of the world’s foremost experts on a poxvirus called vaccinia, a cousin of the smallpox virus. He has genetically engineered vaccinia as a vehicle against a number of infectious agents, bioterrorism threats, cancer, and other viruses, including HIV.


    He also assists HIV/AIDS-related support organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Aunt Rita’s Foundation, on the Advisory Board for Support for International Change, and on the Board of Directors for HEAL.


    For those with Emeritus parking decals, parking is available in the Stadium Structure, right across the street from Sun Devil Stadium. For those who don't have an Emeritus decal, you can park in the Fulton Center parking lot and there is also metered parking on 7th Street. Please bring your parking ticket with you for validation.


    While walk-ins are always welcome, RSVPs to each Colloquium are appreciated. Please RSVP by emailing . Refreshments will be available.

    • 09 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Shalimar Country Club

        

    Since we live in troubled times, Friends of ASU plans to continue our friendly luncheon presentations with a mixture of cheer, humor, and reality.  Our first program is a surprise visit from Julie Sherman, Executive Director of Wildlife Impact, a non-governmental international organization. 


    Julie is an example of how to turn a lifelong passion about animals into a career of protecting wildlife and habitats. Her global experiences with wildlife sanctuaries, environmental organizations, and international conservation policy--including the Convention for the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), will help us understand what is happening internationally with wildlife conservation and how we can individually make informed choices to protect rare species and wild places.  


    Luncheon Details

    Date:  Monday October 9, 2017

    Time:  noon until ~ 1:30 p.m.

    Place:  Shalimar Country Club, 2032 E. Golf Ave. Tempe 85282

    Cost:  $17 for a full buffet with beverages and desert

    R.S.V.P:  by email


    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Friendship Village

    Speaker TBD



    Please RSVP by emailing .

    Note: If lunch is desired, there is an optional $10 charge payable in cash at the Short Talks

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Fulton Center 6th Floor Boardroom

    Speaker and Topic TBD


    While walk-ins are always welcome, RSVPs to each Colloquium are appreciated. Please RSVP by emailing . Refreshments will be available.

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Friendship Village

    Speaker TBD



    Please RSVP by emailing .

    Note: If lunch is desired, there is an optional $10 charge payable in cash at the Short Talks

    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Fulton Center 6th Floor Boardroom

    Speaker and Topic TBD


    While walk-ins are always welcome, RSVPs to each Colloquium are appreciated. Please RSVP by emailing . Refreshments will be available.

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Old Main Carson Ballroom

      

    The Arts in a STEM World


    The arts, in education and in our daily lives, provide enrichment beyond measure. Yet, their position in our schools, our communities and in our national government seem threatened as never before. In education, especially, as resources grow ever tighter and economic realities often favor the support of basics and STEM instruction, the question of survival of the arts in the public schools has become one of urgency. This year's Symposium theme, The Arts in a STEM World, offers a wide topical scope for presentations, inch-rding debate and proposals relating to the appropriate role of the arts in education.

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