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Oct 06, 2015 · Exhibits exhibits, Music, archives

Exhibit: The John Bavicchi Archive

Location: Music Library, Tempe campus

Available: October–December, during normal library hours

Description: The ASU Music Library is pleased to announce the initial arrival of music manuscripts, papers, correspondence, memorabilia, and published scores and books belonging to the late Boston composer, music educator, and conductor John Bavicchi (1922-2012).  Mr. Bavicchi studied composition with Walter Piston at Harvard and, in 1964, was instrumental in starting the composition department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  In the spring, the remainder of the archive will make its way to ASU and will include audio tape interviews of world-renowned composers who visited Boston, including Sergei Prokofiev. 

The receipt of this important composers’ archive was made possible through the kindness of the Bavicchi Estate.  The current Music Library exhibit features select music manuscripts and related published scores and correspondence.  It will remain in place from October through December 2015.




Sep 23, 2015 · Exhibits

Exhibit: Hispanic Heritage Month, Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Location: Fletcher Library at the West campus, first floor lobby 

Available: September 15th – October 15th during normal library hours.

Description: Fletcher Library celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with a display of books, films and music.  Also on display is a poster session created by Professor Ilana Luna’s master’s students on Latin American independence movements.

National Hispanic Heritage month is observed from September 15th to October 15th and is a time when we recognize the contributions made, and the important presence of, Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.  During this month we celebrate their heritage and culture.

The observation started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded to cover a 30 day period in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

September 15th is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.  Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence day on September 16 and September 18th respectively.

The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.  Today nearly 55 million Americans are of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Sep 23, 2015 · Exhibits

Exhibit: Girl Who Grew Wings, a display of ‘cajitas’ by Jewell (Medina) Armendariz

Location: Fletcher Library at the West campus, Second Floor display case, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ, public parking available (Map) 

Available: September 15th – October 30th during normal library hours.

Reception: October 8th from 6-8pm on the second floor of Fletcher library

Description: My art is centered on my social material conditions of growing up and living on the borderlands. Cajitas originated in Mexican art to depict memories, altars, and to give honor and recognition to important days, times and people in our culture. These cajitas speak to the social justice and human rights issues impacting our communities on the borderlands. My granddaughter will have one installation in this exhibit addressing gender roles and the social construct of gender…she has named our show “Girl Who Grew Wings!”

Artist Information: Mia Moore and Jewell Medina (M. Armendariz), ASU MA social justice and human rights alumni, BA Women’s Studies. Ms. Armendariz also has a permanent exhibit of her ‘cajitas’ in the Chicano Research Collection in Hayden Library.     |     facebook: Jewell.Medina.5     |

Sep 18, 2015 · Events

Event:  Reception to Honor Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Laura Tohe

Date:  Wednesday September 30

Time:  10:30am

Location:  Labriola Center, Hayden Library, 2nd Floor

Description:  Please join the Labriola National American Indian Data Center and Red Ink:  International Journal of Indigenous Literature for a reception honoring the newly named Navajo Nation Poet Laureate, Professor Laura Tohe.  

Sep 17, 2015 · Events

Event:  Poetry Reading & Opening of "Write Now" Exhibition: ASU Creative Writing 30th Anniversary Celebration

Date:  Thursday October 1

Time:  7:15pm - 9:00pm

Location:  Hayden Library, Upper Concourse

Description:  The ASU Department of English's MFA in Creative Writing Program celebrates its 30th year with poetry readings and the opening of "Write Now," a photographic and letterpress exhibition. Featured poets are Alberto Ríos, Jeannine Savard, and Sally Ball. Artists include photographer Rebecca Ross and printmaker Karla Elling.
A reception will follow.
Sponsored by the ASU Department of English and its Program in Creative Writing, with support from the Katharine C. Turner Chair in English, the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry, and the Humanities division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Sep 16, 2015 · Exhibits

Exhibit: Journey through the Emerald Isle: Travel Photography exhibition by Paula G. Cullison, travel writer and photographer

Location: Fletcher Library at the West campus, Third Floor, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ, public parking available (Map) 

Available: September 14th – January 12, 2016 during normal library hours.

Description: Journey through the Emerald Isle and Have Passport – Will Travel are two photography exhibits which reflect her love of international travel. Paula’s recent trip to Ireland gave her a sense of the magnificent beauty of the land and the strong character of its people. She encourages other to experience the joys of travel.

Artist Information: New York City born, long-time Phoenix resident, Paula Cullison has a passion for international travel.  An independent traveler, she has visited over 30 countries.

Upon graduating from college, she worked in Switzerland on an AIESEC traineeship,  and has attended several international conferences through her involvement with the United Nations Association.

Paula has published numerous international travel articles and her first book, Daughters of the American Dream.  She is a member of the Sonoran Arts League, Vice-Pres - Scottsdale Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women, and Founder of the Arizona Women’s Partnership, Inc., an all-volunteer philanthropic non-profit (

Website:     |     info:     |     tel: 602-863-974

Sep 16, 2015 · Events

Event:  Exclusive Pre-Screeening of the film, "Rising Voices Hótȟaŋiŋpi : Revitilizing the Lakota Language"

Date:  Thursday October 1

Time:  6:30pm

Location:  Hayden Library, Room C6, Upper Concourse

Description:  Rising Voices tells the story of a passionate, dedicated and diverse group of people, including members of the Lakota community and Linguists from outside of the community who are working together to save the language and restore it to its rightful place in Lakota — and American — culture. Told through the voices of a wide range of Lakota people who share their feelings about their language and the myriad challenges facing their community, the film also incorporates four short films created for Rising Voices by Lakota filmmakers and artists, each one giving a perspective on how finding one’s authentic language connects a person to a deeper sense of culture.

Rising Voices offers a snapshot into a day-to-day struggle of one of the biggest Native American nations, and illuminates the devastating problem of ancestral language loss to Native American people.

Pizza and beverages will be served.  Please RSVP to

Sponsored by: Interdisciplinary Committee on Linguistics and the Labriola Center, ASU Libraries

Free screening provided by the Language Conservancy and Florentine Films/Hott Productions, with major funding provided by the National Endownment for the Humanities.


Sep 04, 2015 · Events

Event:  Constitution Day 2015

Presentation: Unalienable Rights:  The Role of the Creator in Public Life

Date:  Thursday, September 17

Time:  12-1pm

Location:  Hayden Library Meeting Room 133. This session will be live video conferenced to the ASU Libraries on the West, Downtown, and Polytechnic campuses.

Description:  The Declaration of Independence famously states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This claim relates human rights and equality to the role of the Creator. As such it is affirming a relationship between human origins and human nature. This talk will look at some of the influence this has had on American thought, including religious freedom and state established religion.

Please join us for a Brown Bag Lecture sponsored by the ASU Libraries, featuring Dr. Owen Anderson, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious studies in ASU's New College.  In 2013-2014 he was the William E. Simon research fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University and a visiting scholar at Princeton Seminary.  He has published seven books including The Declaration of Independence and God (2015) and The Natural Moral Law (2013) with Cambridge University Press.  His areas of research include epistemology, the ethics of belief, intellectual history, and religious pluralism.  He regularly teaches Philosophy of Religion, Introduction to Philosophy, Applied Ethics, World Religions, Western Religious Traditions, and Religion in America.

See for past events.

Sep 02, 2015 · Featured resources

What is it?   Sage Research Methods is an online tool to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects.

Who is it for?  

  • Undergraduate students, Graduate students, and Faculty who are planning research projects;

  • Instructors who are teaching research methods courses.  

  • It is especially focused on the social sciences, although researchers in a variety of disciplines may find it useful

What will I find there?  

  • Full text chapters and books, articles and videos on various research methodologies;

  • Datasets specially developed to help teach and learn research methods 

  • A collection of case studies of real social research, specially commissioned and designed to help you understand abstract methodological concepts in practice 

When should I use it?  Use at the beginning of your project to get started or whenever you are having trouble in the research process.

What if I need more help?  Contact your subject librarian - we’re happy to help you make the most of this resource.

Aug 31, 2015 · Exhibits

ExhibitThunderbird: Bringing the world to Arizona for more than 70 years

Location:  Fletcher Library at the West campus, First Floor

Available: August 31st – December, 2015 during normal library hours

Description:  The materials in this exhibit illustrate some of the 70+ year history of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, located in Glendale, Arizona, on the southeast corner of 59th Avenue and Greenway, less than 5 miles from the ASU West campus. 

Before it was a school it was an airbase used by the US Army Air Corps to train pilots during World War II, known as Thunderbird Field No. 1. More than 10,000 pilots trained on bi-planes at the airbase between 1941 and 1945. Cadets came from the United States, Great Britain and China. At the close of the war, in 1946, a group of former military men established the American Institute for Foreign Trade, on the Thunderbird Field site. It was the first graduate management school focused exclusively on training individuals for overseas business.

Now, Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the ASU knowledge network, is regarded as the world's leading institution in the education of global managers. More than 45,000 students have come to Glendale and graduated from Thunderbird. Alumni, known as “Thunderbirds” or “T-birds,” live and work in more than 140 countries.

The school's unique curriculum is based on the idea that to do business on a global scale, executives must know not only the intricacies of business, but also understand the customs and cultures of other countries and be able to communicate in different languages. Over the years, Thunderbird has undergone countless changes (including six different names) but has never wavered from its founding principal nor ignored its rich legacy. 

We hope you enjoy the materials we have selected to display!

Photo information:  An airplane in front of the control tower at Thunderbird Field No. 1 circa 1942. The control tower still stands today and houses the infamous Thunderbird Pub.  Photo by John Swope courtesy of the Thunderbird School of Management Archives, Arizona State University Libraries

All materials courtesy of the Thunderbird School of Global Management Archives,

Arizona State University Libraries