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Oct 12, 2015 · Events

Event:  Meet and Greet Reception for Dr. Lori Arviso
Date/Time:  Thursday October 22, 2015, 10:30am
Location:  Labriola Center, Hayden Library, 2nd Floor, Tempe campus

Event:  Lecture by Dr. Lori Arviso
Date/Time:  Thursday October 22, 2015, 7:00pm
Location:  Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

About Dr. Alvord:  

Lori Arviso Alvord: "Ceremonies work at multiple levels, but primarily they heal the mind, which helps to heal the body. Chant, song, prayer, and guided imagery are used, in an elaborate form of mind-body medicine. Subsistence living and environmental sustainability principles are also found in ceremony teachings, and are examples of how interconnection can promote sustainability theory and teach humans a way of living that honors and protects our natural world."

Raised in Crownpoint, New Mexico, Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, MD (Navajo) is a member the Tsinnajinnie (Ponderosa Pine) and Ashi’hii’ Dine’ (Salt) clans. She is the first Navajo woman to be board-certified in surgery. Her memoir, The Scalpel and the Silver Bear (Bantam, 1999), tells the story of her journey from the reservation to the operating room and of her work to combine Navajo philosophies of healing with western medicine.

Dr. Alvord is currently Chief of Surgical Services and a practicing general surgeon at Banner Health Page Hospital, in Page, Arizona. She also holds an appointment as Associate Faculty at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for American Indian Health.

Dr. Alvord earned her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1979, received her doctorate of medicine (MD) at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1985, and completed her residency in general surgery at Stanford University Hospital. In addition to other medical practice and teaching positions, she served as a member of the National Advisory Council of the NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine from 2008-2010. Her research has focused on surgical outcomes and health disparities in Native American populations. Additional interests include Native American health, Native American healing, integrative medicine, and the creation of healing environments.

Dr. Alvord has been awarded honorary degrees from Albany Medical College, Drexel University College of Medicine, and Pine Manor College, and has been a commencement speaker at five medical schools. She is featured in the National Library of Medicine exhibit, “Changing the Face of Medicine,” honoring pioneering women physicians over the past 150 years.


Oct 12, 2015 · Events

EventThe Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Navigating the Wild West of Open Access Publishing

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time:  1:30-3:00pm

Location:  Hayden Library, Room 133, Tempe campus

Description:  There’s a “Gold rush” happening in the new frontier of open access publishing! As publishers experiment with new business models, there’s an explosion of new journal titles and publishers. In the tradition of all boomtowns, outlaws move in as well as upstanding citizens - and they often look alike. With no real marshall in town, how can researchers sort out the good guys from the bad?

Join Scholarly Communications Librarian Anali Perry for a tour of the open access journal landscape, followed by a panel discussion these fabulous guests!

Katie Hinde, Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Katie Hinde earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Washington in 1999, a Ph.D. in Anthropology from UCLA in 2008, and was a post-doctoral scholar in Neuroscience at the California National Primate Research Center, UC Davis from 2009-2011. Since 2002, Hinde has investigated the fi rst substance a mammal has evolved to consume: mother’s milk. In her Comparative Lactation Lab they investigate how mother’s milk contributes to infant development trajectories in socially complex taxa, particularly humans and monkeys. In addition to journal publications, Hinde co-edited “Building Babies: Primate Developmental Trajectories in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective” released by Springer in 2013. Hinde is an associate editor and writer for SPLASH! Milk Science Update, executive council member for the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation, and showcases research on mother’s milk, breastfeeding, and lactation for the general public, clinicians, and researchers at her blog “Mammals Suck… Milk!”

Connect with Katie Hindle:

Kevin McGraw, Professor, Director, School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Program

Kevin McGraw is an integrative behavioral ecologist who primarily studies the colors of animals such as birds to understand the costs, benefits and evolution of visual signals. He and his students use a variety of approaches from fields including biochemistry, nutrition, physiology, immunology and endocrinology to determine what factors control color intensity. They couple these approaches with behavioral, ecological and evolutionary studies, both in the field and the lab, to evaluate how and why animal colors function in visual communication.

Connect with Kevin McGraw:


Jason Raymond, Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration

Jason Raymond studies the origin and co-evolution of life and our planet, as well as the metabolic systems upon which life is built.  His research ranges from using evolutionary genomics to understand key evolutionary transitions on the ancient Earth, and molecular genetic approaches for investigating the function and diversity of microbial life in extreme environments.

Connect with Jason Raymond:

Stephanie Schreiner, edXchange Publication Manager

edXchange is a knowledge mobilization initiative at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. The main goal of edXchange is to increase the accessibility and usability of educational research by fostering exchanges among scholars, educators, policymakers, journalists, social entrepreneurs, civic organizations, and concerned individuals to develop solutions that answer today's most pressing educational challenges. We engage in interdisciplinary research-based collaborations to provide comprehensive and sustainable solutions for the common good.

Find out more about edXchange:


Oct 12, 2015 · Events Open Access

Event:  Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Date: Monday October 19, 2015


Location: Hayden Library, C41 (Entrance level), Tempe campus

DescriptionDuring International Open Access Week on October 19-24, 2015, SPARC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library are co-hosting a global, virtual edit-a-thon for Open Access-related content on Wikipedia. This year’s theme is “Open for Collaboration,” and Wikipedia is the perfect example to highlight.

The ASU Libraries are kicking off Open Access Week by hosting in an in-person edit-a-thon on Monday, October 19 from noon-3:00 PM in Hayden Library room C-41. Feel free to join us at any time and stay as long as you want!

We hope to improve already existing Open Access-related pages, to create new content where it needs to be added, and to translate Open Access-related pages into languages where they don't yet exist. You don’t need to be an expert Wikipedia editor to contribute - we’re happy to teach the basics!  All you need is an interest in Open Access and willingness to share your knowledge by adding it to an article or translating information into a new language. We’ll also have snacks and prizes!


Questions?  Contact Anali Perry, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Oct 06, 2015 · Events archives

EventLatino Genealogy & Preservation of Family Archives Workshop
Date: Thursday October 8
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location:  Hayden Library, C41

Description:  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for this special event (free & open to the public)! 

The workshop will focus on Latino genealogy and family archives. We'll talk about the importance of tracing your roots and how to preserve family photos, artifacts, etc. We'll be giving away "Genealogy-Archives Kits" to people who attend the workshop.

Also, do you have photos or artifacts that are damaged? If so, bring your family archives with you to the workshop. Our Preservation Department will be attending this event and will be giving you preservation/conversation advice!

For more information, please contact:
Nancy Godoy (Curator and Librarian of Chicano/a Research Collection) (480)965-2594

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 (

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