Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for life – without it, we could not grow our food nor build our bones. Yet our current use of P relies on mining it from the earth to make into fertilizer and then letting this fertilizer leach into our waterways and act as a pollutant. Some parts of the world are unable to access enough fertilizer to grow their food, let alone let it be wasted away into rivers.
Sustainable Phosphorus Summit is part of the Frontiers in Life Science workshop series sponsored by ASU’s School of Life Sciences. The Sustainable Phosphorus Summit will explore the complex dynamics of P as a limited resource and create a stage for discussion on P sustainability. International experts, including students and faculty from the SOLS will define the scale and scope of the “biggest problem you’ve never heard of,” and raise awareness of this problem. In Phosphorus, food and our future, artists and scientists have teamed up to explore our current use of P and how we can make it more sustainable. The exhibit features work by 20 teams of artists and scientists using a variety of media including painting, photography, collage, sculpture, illustration, multimedia installation, dance and music.
To further research the concepts embodied in Sustainable Phosphorus, consult the Sustainable Phosphorus LibGuide created by ASU Librarians Olivia Sparks and Rene Tanner. This guide includes a list of relevant books from the ASU Libraries, links to related websites on the topic and more.
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Description: The Cultural Arts Coalition presents the work of local artists, youth in detention, HUD housing residents, South Mountain High School and others as a means to explore and inquire about RIGHTS. Exhibit will include mixed media artworks from professional and student artists including some sculpture, art installations and ceramic.
Participants in the Cultural Arts Coalition (501c) support and promote arts programming that engages critical inquiry for learning, communication and self discovery. In this context, the arts are not solely aesthetic forms, but are intended to invite each of us to the center of our own experience of discovery and interpretation, engaging public dialogue around issues of shared community concern. For more information see www.artsCARE.org/cac.intro.shtml
Over the break, about 50 research databases had significant updates to their user interface. These databases are all on the new Proquest Research Platform, which was designed to be user-friendly, intuitive, and engaging. The clean look makes searches quick and easy. The new platform provides with time-saving tools to view & focus your results, and integrates the handy “My Research” where you can save, cite, manage, and share the content you find in these databases. You can either add citations to your RefWorks account, or use the integrated citation tool to cite your articles immediately. You can also quickly share your results with your colleagues via social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Stumbleupon and more.
Information: IMAGEWORKS was founded in 1997 by a group of photographers who shared a passion for the use of large format view cameras to create exceptional fine art images. The group is limited to 25 members; if there is a vacancy new members are added after an application process that includes showing of representative prints made with a large format camera and an approving vote of the membership. Activities of the group include regular print showing by members, with critique by the group; educational programs; formal exhibitions; and other activities to share information and stimulate creativity and continuing improvement in the use of both traditional processes and emerging technologies.
Although the technology of photography has changed since the group was founded, with the use of improved digital printing processes now replacing darkroom-generated prints for some members, all members of the group share a commitment to preserving and promoting the use of large format view cameras both as a link to photographic history and from a belief that there is no better way to create high quality images that translate to outstanding prints at any size.
Arizona State University is the first secular institution of higher education to receive one of only 299 copies of the Heritage Edition. The Distinguished Lecture, entitled The Great Illuminated Bibles of 12th-century England, was presented by Dr. Rodney M. Thomson of the University of Tasmania. Dr. Thomson covers the creation, historic significance and beauty of grand, illuminated (illustrated decorated) Bibles, from a time when expensive materials and the enormous labor made creating them as a single, physical unit a rarity.
Dr. Robert Bjork, Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies introduces Dr. Thomson.
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