Listening to Understand

Do you find yourself preparing your own response even while your boss or colleague is still speaking? If so, you're not listening actively.  In this course you will discover the common reasons we fail to listen well and then learn and practice the most effective techniques for active listening to improve your communication success. 

"Matilda the Musical" at ASU Gammage

Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards, "Matilda The Musical" is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, "Matilda" continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway, in London’s West End, and in Sydney, Australia.

Behind the Faucet: What Impacts Your Drinking Water Quality?

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Molecular Sciences present a Dean of Science Public Lecture.

Join us as we explore where our water comes from and what journey it takes to get to our tap — from rivers through treatment to the faucet. As we grapple with the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, we seek to determine how decisions based on science, not politics, can prevent future water contamination and crises across the country.

What’s the quality of our drinking water? And how can cities and water suppliers keep our water safe?

Free Film Screening: Rooted in Peace

Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world.The film Rooted in Peace poses the basic question: How do we want to live? The film explores how one person can learn to make the necessary changes to enjoy a better life — and in so doing inspire others to want to improve their own lives, and society as a whole.

View the trailer and learn more about the film.

Film director, Greg Reitman, will lead a post film discussion.

"Art + Money" Art Exhibition Opening

"Art and Money" takes a starting point at the tangled intersection between the art market and the economy. In this juried exhibition, Arizona artists of all media provide critical explorations of themes such as the commercialization of art, the cost of contemporary art school training, the notion of "value," and the symbolic power of money. The pieces will be selected by the Institute for Humanities Research curator Angelica Fox in conjunction with the 2016-2017 institute fellows, who are working around the theme of "Money."

Lay Theories of Healthy Eating: Insights from Cross-cultural Comparison

Mariya Voytyuk, a global health PhD student in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, will defend her dissertation, "Lay Theories of Healthy Eating: Insights from Cross-cultural Comparison." Her committee members are Associate Professor Daniel Hruschka (chair), President's Professor Alexandra Brewis and Assistant Professor Meg Bruening.