XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: Big Data

ASU Research Computing is hosting a free, hands-on XSEDE Big Data workshop Dec. 4–5, for faculty, staff and students who wish to work to leverage this modality of high-performance computing within your research. 

Attendees of the XSEDE Big Data workshop will leave with a working knowledge of how to leverage Apache’s Hadoop or Spark frameworks to process and store extremely large data sets that could run on either XSEDE’s and/or ASU’s High-Performance Computing environments.


Unnatural Disasters with Malik Toms

Unnatural Disasters: Writing Sci-Fi and Cli-Fi in a Changing World with Malik Toms

We sit on the edge of possibility. From Roddenberry’s sliding doors and tablet PCs to Atwood’s dystopian floods, our stories point the way to possible futures. This is a class about writing those futures. Participants will explore the basic elements of creating strong fiction and learn how to weave those elements into the extraordinary worlds we carve out of fringe science and the environmental issues shaping our tomorrows.

The Fabulous Foot and Why It Fails: Evolution and Biomechanics

An Evolutionary Medical Perspective with Daniel E. Lieberman, PhD

Daniel Lieberman is the Lerner Professor of Biological Sciences in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He is a leading figure in the field of human evolution, best known for his research on how and why the human body is the way it is, and how human evolutionary history is relevant to health. Lieberman’s research combines experimental biomechanics, anatomy and physiology both in the lab and in the field, and he has conducted research in Africa for almost 30 years and now also works in Mexico.

Apollo 8 Mission 50th Anniversary Celebration

Please join ASU’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team and the School of Earth and Space Exploration for an exclusive Apollo 8 Mission 50th Anniversary Celebration and "First to the Moon" film screening!

On Dec. 21, 1968, the Apollo 8 spacecraft launched from Kennedy Space Center. Its crew was Commander Frank Borman, Lunar Module Pilot Bill Anders and Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell. Their mission was to fly to the moon, orbit it, take photos and collect data for an eventual landing, and return to Earth.

Theresa Devine and Heather Kelley: 'Fortuitous Orbits and the Hazards They Contain' — Opening Reception

Structured yet purposeless, evocative and symbolic, play can be anywhere and everywhere. It spans the world of the senses, engaging with lived experience in every dimension. It is a moon fortuitously orbiting the planet we all live on. Play exposes the hazards and the beauty of the imperfection of our shared humanity. In this exhibition, the work of guest artist Heather Kelley and interdisciplinary arts and performance faculty Theresa Devine demonstrate this broad-ranging connection, showing play’s ability to lower our defenses and open us to our interdependence.