Innovation and Versatility: Reflections from the U.S. Army Air Forces’ 1st Air Commando Group in WWII

Charles Poston, decorated veteran of the 1st Air Commando Group, presents the inaugural event in the Aviation Speakers Series at ASU's Polytechnic campus. Poston will share recollections from his experience in WWII on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, from 12-1:30 p.m. in Picacho Hall, Room 150.

After Charles Poston graduated from Louisiana State University with a major in electrical engineering and as a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers, he volunteered for pilot training when called to active duty, then served as a fighter instructor in the P-47 Thunderbolt.

Where Thieves Go After Death

Resident artist Sofía Córdova creates new media interventions that explore sci-fi, futurity, extinction and mutation, especially as they relate to human acceleration of climate change. Córdova is interested in the mythic and mystic mechanisms our species employs to make sense of the unimaginable. "Where Thieves Go After Death" is the first in a series of sound art projects scheduled for the 2017-18 academic year at Project Space.

Visit the museum website for Project Space directions and hours.

 

Practical Legal Research Training for New Grads

Practical Legal Research Training for New Grads is a free, 2-hour workshop for our 2017 grads, taught by two of our law librarians: Beth DiFelice and Tara Mospan. We will give you practical tips and strategies for better and more efficient research in practice.

The event will take place Friday, Oct. 6, 2-4 p.m. at the Beus Center for Law and Society, room 352, 111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Reporting the News on Snapchat

Award-winning political journalist Peter Hamby, head of news at Snap Inc., talks about the growing influence of news on Snapchat and social media in this talk with Jessica Pucci, Ethics and Excellence Professor.

The talk is part of the Cronkite School's "Must See Mondays" lecture series, which has brought more than 225 lecturers and panelists since 2008. Participants have included Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters, national and international news correspondents, public relations executives, and journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

Covering the Latino Community: From the Barrio to the Border

Vanessa Ruiz, director of the Cronkite News Borderlands desk, and Fernanda Santos, Southwest Borderlands Initiative professor, share their experiences reporting from the border with Rick Rodriguez, Southwest Borderlands Initiative professor.

The talk is part of the Cronkite School's "Must See Mondays" lecture series, which has brought more than 225 lecturers and panelists since 2008. Participants have included Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters, national and international news correspondents, public relations executives, and journalism innovators and entrepreneurs.

Freedom of Speech on Campus? A Conversation with Floyd Abrams

Floyd Abrams, the prominent First Amendment attorney who represented The New York Times in the landmark Pentagon Papers Supreme Court case, is taking part in a special discussion on free speech on campus.

Abrams, a senior counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, has argued high-profile cases before the Supreme Court on the First Amendment, the nature of broadcast regulation, the impact of copyright law and the continuing viability of the Miranda rule.

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