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TEDxASU event looked ahead to the future

At the March 25 event, held at Gammage Auditorium, speakers explored everything from the democratization of space exploration and AI's role in ending sex trafficking to the future of cancer diagnosis. Watch the recently uploaded TED talks here.

The Othello whisperer: A Q&A with Ayanna Thompson

ASU’s Ayanna Thompson talks about her path from Wall Street analyst to Shakespearean scholar and what race has to do with the Bard of Avon.

A path to reentry: providing tools for youth in the juvenile justice system

ASU researchers are providing career-readiness skills and resources to help youths in the juvenile justice system successfully transition back into their communities.

Can innovation exist without soul work? ASU KEDtalk

Is innovation always good? And is more always better? Not without "soul work," says Gaymon Bennett. He explains what soul work, shadow and spirituality have to do with our fixation on innovation in a new KEDtalk format with bonus podcast.

ASU KEDtalk: Democratizing digital design

Technology is not created to reflect the rich diversity of people that use it, says Jessica Rajko. She contends that adding more voices in the design process will create not only more inclusive tech experiences but better technology overall.

Drafting history in black and white

Why does everyone know the name Rosa Parks but not Claudette Colvin? Matthew Delmont shines a light on news coverage of the Civil Rights Movement and the importance of black newspapers—vital forerunners of today’s social media activism.

Pride and Prejudice and roller derby: Q & A with Devoney Looser

Catch up with ASU professor Devoney Looser about her new book tracing Jane Austen’s rise to fame and the role the author has played in her own life – including her wardrobe.

Digital tools connect humanities to humanity

ASU’s Nexus Lab is plugging in major processing power to help humanities researchers connect with communities in a more immediate and effective way.

Tweeting terror: Understanding extremism on social media

Extremist organizations use social media to promote their ideology and recruit new members globally. ASU professors are collaborating to track, analyze and understand this threat.

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