Chon A. Noriega is a Professor in the UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC), and Adjunct Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). He has published ten books on Latino art, media, and performance. He is editor of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies and A Ver: Revisioning Art History, a book series dedicated to the contributions of U.S. Latino artists to American and world art history. Noriega is currently completing a book length study of Puerto Rican multimedia artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz (b. 1934), a three-part study of hate speech on talk radio that uses social and health science methodologies, and a longitudinal study of online and social media strategies among nearly 180 art museums in the United States.
Reception and Keynote Address
Open to all ASU communities and the public
Tuesday, February 28th 5 PM-7 PM, Downtown Phoenix Campus
Reception with light hors d’oeuvres 5-6 PM, Cronkite 215
Keynote Address 6-7PM Cronkite Room 128
“ To Combat Hate Speech with More Speech”: New Approaches to Studying Broadcast Media and Online Social Networks”
Chon Noriega will address three new approaches to the study of hate speech on broadcast media: qualitative content analysis, online social networks, and biomarkers for increased aggression. In addressing the issue of hate speech and its relation to hate crimes, this lecture argues that we need the “more speech” of sound scientific research on the phenomenon itself, so that we have some basis other than unsubstantiated claims by which to understand who says what.
Chon Noriega will draw upon Ernest Boyer’s notion of a “scholarship of engagement” to describe the approach he has taken to cinema and media studies. He will focus on four areas: history and criticism, archival collection development, access and employment for minority producers, and media advocacy and policy.
This session is designed for ASU faculty and graduate students, seating is limited
“Making a Difference on Campus”
Wednesday, February 29
Downtown Phoenix Campus, UCENT 822A
Light refreshments will be provided
This workshop will focus on diverse strategies for impacting campus climate, student advancement, and professional development (for students, staff, and faculty). Through case studies and dialogue, we’ll consider the role of a commitment to social change and cultural diversity within the mission of a public university.
This session is designed for ASU student support and staff, and seating is limited
The Exercise and Wellness and Nutrition programs in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion are hosting the Annual 2012 Building Healthy Lifestyles conference on February 17-18, 2012 at the Memorial Union, on the Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.
The conference, titled “Changing Environments, Shaping Lives,” will highlight and examine the scientific evidence on the importance of food sustainability and the impact of built environments on physical activity and food choices. ASU faculty and outside experts will present their latest research on a broad range of subjects including industry’s effects on the food environment, school lunch sustainability, the history of food, effects of the built environment on physical activity, and walkable livable communities.
The conference provides opportunities for experts and students to network and discuss the latest research. The keynote speakers include:
Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All: Fixing School Food in America, will discuss the sustainability of school lunches.
Michele Simon, a public health lawyer and author of Appetite for Profit, will discuss how industry affects the food environment
Laura Cohen, director of Western Regional Office of Rails to Trails
Larry Frank, Professor and Bombardier Chair, University of British Columbia, will address the topic of urban planning as it relates to physical activity
On November 16th 2011, 12 presenters spoke at Ignite @ ASU: Small Solutions, Big Change. They inspired over 100 community members with their ideas on how small solutions can create big change in our local and global communities.
Here is one of the amazing speakers:
Nate Anderson is the authentically over-flowing Founder and Executive Director of Ear Candy Charity an organization dedicated to providing youth access to music education. In early 2012 Ear Candy will be debuting an Online Instrument Donation System which allow instrument donors to choose a music program where there donation will impact student.
“Every student deserves access to the rich benefits music education can provide and Ear Candy has created a community driven solution to address this need. We have an obligation to expand our successful model from the desert to across the country. Sharing our expansion plans at a forum like Ignite ASU is ideal since the presenters and audience are forward thinking creative individuals who get it!”
Get involved and join the movement by visiting Ear Candy’s website and spreading the word. The time is now! For more information about Ear Candy Charity go to www.EarCandyCharity.org.
Read next week’s post to be inspired by another Ignite @ ASU presenter and to get information about the next Ignite @ ASU.
Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University and LGBTQA Services
How can educators, students and administrators work together to create a more inclusive community for people associated with the LGBTQA community? Join us for this session which will begin with a panel discussion with ASU faculty, staff and students that will discuss their experiences with LGBTQA issues. Following the panel discussion attendees will engage in dialogue to identify ways to assist with creating a more welcoming environment in their communities.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Downtown Phoenix Campus, Mercado C145
Light refreshments will be provided
This event is free and open to the entire ASU community
University Dialogue is a multiyear initiative sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University. It is intended to facilitate campus dialogue and discussion around issues and challenges related to diversity. Attendees are expected to gain a better understanding of the topic and learned strategies that can be applied in the workplace or the classroom to advance a more inclusive environment. The ultimate goal of the University Dialogue is to develop a welcoming climate for all individuals and viewpoints. Some of the previous topics have included: Disabilities in and Inclusive Environment and Interfaith Dialogue.
OUTSpoken Dialogues sponsored by LGBTQA Services is a series for those seeking the opportunity to have dialogues (not debates) about different topics that address the experiences of LGBTQA individuals and communities. Some of the previous topics have included: Queer People of Color and The Revolving Door: Coming Out/Staying Out.