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May 15, 2015 · research

new knowledge, local solutions, global impactCheck out the Scholarship Showcase Collection in the ASU Digital Repository where you can discover recently published articles by ASU Authors. You will find a growing collection of over 440 recently published articles authored by members of the ASU community.  The collection serves to preserve and provide open access to these articles in order to facilitate new research and collaboration. Subjects include Astronomy, Physics, Engineering, Computer scienceEnvironmental studiesand more!

The collection includes articles added to the Web of Science  as of July 2014 and moving forward. 

Curated by Collections and Scholarly Communications Librarian Anali Perry, the ASU Scholarship Showcase is where you can find New Knowledge, Local Solutions, and Global Impact. 

Explore the collection and see a slice of ASU’s amazing cross-disciplinary research!  

Want your work to join the collection? ASU-affiliated authors who want to add articles are welcome to contact us at

May 12, 2015 · Podcasts lecture, Events

The ASU Libraries proudly presents spring 2015 installment of The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community, presenting ‘INDIAN TIME’ talk, film and Q&A with Victor Masayesva.  This event was held on March 19, 2015, at the Heard Musuem in Phoenix, Arizona.  

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Multimedia producer Victor Masayesva, Jr., showed two examples of his cutting edge filmmaking and discussed his latest project at the March 2015 Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community at the Heard Museum.  The first film Mr. Masayesva showed to the crowd was  produced in the 1980’s and employed cutting edge animation to provide a video explanation of traditional Hopi clowning. The second film is the beginning of a project regarding the Indigenous concepts of time using a special technology to create a film to be viewed communally in a dome such as a planetarium. His lecture examines notions of time, the Mayan calendar, the Hopi calendar, and the imposition of the Western calendar on Hopi life.

About Victor Masayesva:  A member of the Hopi Tribe from Hotevilla, Victor Masayesva, Jr. has been a life long advocate for the ascendancy of the indigenous aesthetic in multimedia productions. He has promoted this aesthetic by curating programs at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and serving as artist-in-residence at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Walker Art Center, Banff Centre for the Arts and featured director and jurist at the Yamagata International Film Festival, and the CLACPI Festival in La Paz, Bolivia. Honored with the American Film Institute’s Maya Deren Award, Masayesva is an independent filmmaker who has been at the forefront of experimental filmmaking in the Native American media community. His publications include Husk of Time from the University of Arizona Press and his media work is included in the permanent collections at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Houston Museum of Art, Houston, TX; and the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC.

Download the presentation and checkout all of the lectures on YouTube

About the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture Series 
The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community at Arizona State University addresses topics and issues across disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and politics. Underscoring Indigenous American experiences and perspectives, this series seeks to create and celebrate knowledge that evolves from an inclusive Indigenous worldview and that is applicable to all walks of life.

ASU Sponsors include: American Indian Policy Institute | American Indian Studies Program | Department of English | School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies | Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law | Labriola National American Indian Data Center | School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts | Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation. The Heard Museum is our community partner.

Apr 29, 2015 · Exhibits

ExhibitThe Nature of Creation: Joseph Haydn’s Oratorio and Beyond
Available:  Hayden Library, Upper Concourse, Spring-Summer 2015, during normal library hours

Description:  This exhibit celebrates Joseph Haydn’s The Creation oratorio and is part of the ASU Creation Project, a yearlong series of events that concluded with a free performance of Haydn’s oratorio on April 29. The exhibit explores the nature of Creation through human imagination and creativity, as depicted in visual arts, music, cosmological narratives and diagrams, utopian writings, and scientific work. The exhibit is accompanied with a library guide, videos of pop-up books in action, 3D dioramas and high quality photos of fossil plants:

Exhibit co-sponsors: ASU Libraries, School of Music and School of Life Sciences

Exhibit curated by Rachel Leket-Mor, Associate Librarian, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Jewish Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Apr 29, 2015 · Events

Event: 7th Annual Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award
Date: Monday May 4, 2015
Time: 10:00am
Location: Labriola Center, Level 2, Hayden Library, Tempe campus

Author Interview moderated by Dr. David Martinez, Professor, American Indian Studies

About the recipient:  Dr. Brenda Child, professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, is the winner of the 7th annual Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award for her 2014 book My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. 

Apr 27, 2015 · Exhibits

Exhibit:      A Retrospective ~ The Art of Carol Lavender
Location:   Polytechnic campus Library during normal library hours
Available:  April 25, 2015 – July 25, 2015

Artist info: Carolyn Lavender was raised in Kent, Washington, but lives and works in Phoenix Arizona. Her current work is comprised of animal portraits, woods scenes, or illustrations of collages done in personal journals. Lavender received art degrees from Northern Arizona and Arizona State University and has completed residencies at Skidmore College, New York and Studios Midwest, in Galesburg, Illinois. In 2001 Lavender helped found, and was a member, of the Phoenix artist-run space, Eye lounge.

Apr 20, 2015 · Events

Event:  Carlos Montezuma's Wassaja Newsletter - Digitization, Access and Content
Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 10:00am
Location: Labriola Center, Hayden Library, Level 2

Description:  The “Carlos Montezuma’s Wassaja Newsletter: Digitization, Access and Context” IHR Seed Grant Project will host a panel discussion with David Martinez (PI, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies, ASU), Peter Iverson (Emeritus Professor of History, ASU), Raphael Bear (former Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President), Jackie McCalvin (Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Librarian), and Jacqueline Hettel (Assistant Director, Nexus Lab, ASU).

Related:  ASU Digital Repository Collection:  Carlos Montezuma’s Wassaja Newsletter

This event is sponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research, American Indian Studies Department, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, and ASU Libraries.

Mar 17, 2015 · services, Students

West campus students:  Do you use the Fletcher Library? Or any of the ASU Libraries? Would you like to have a voice in shaping our future?

Please join Fletcher Library Interim Director Dennis Isbell for lunch on Wednesday March 25, 2015, from Noon – 1:00 PM

This is your opportunity to offer insights on issues, share suggestions about library programs and services and to voice your concerns.

To sign up please email or call Fletcher Library Administration at 602-543-8518

Mar 10, 2015 · Exhibits

Exhibit:  Locally Grown: An overview of agriculture as seen through the holdings of ASU Libraries' Archives and Special Collections

Location:  Luhrs Gallery, Hayden Library, Level 4

Available:  Through summer 2015, during normal library hours

Description:  Sustainable living teaches us that eating locally grown foods is good for us and our environment. Central Arizona, to those unfamiliar, seems too hot and harsh for agriculture. But for over 2000 years people have used irrigation and sustainable practices to raise a variety of crops, supporting a surprisingly large number of people in the long history of the Valley of the Sun. Drawn primarily from the McCulloch Brothers and the Herbert and Dorothy McLaughlin photograph collections, these images tell the story of agriculture in Arizona. Beginning with the ancient Hohokam Canals, the maps, text, and images show the valley greening with the 19th century irrigation projects, the enticement of farmers and ranchers to the Southwest, and the history of citrus, cotton, cattle, sheep, ostriches, and jojoba.

Feb 20, 2015 · Podcasts

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Sandy Osawa (Makah), a filmmaker based in Seattle, WA, was the featured speaker in the fall 2014 installment of The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community, presenting "Maria Tallchief," a lecture and viewing of the film. This video presents the lecture portion of the program, but does not include the showing of Sandy Osawa’s film “Maria Tallchief.” You may view the film in the Labriola National American Indian Data Center in Hayden Library, Arizona State University Tempe campus. The film is also available for purchase on DVD through Upstream Productions for a modest cost.
Osawa’s extraordinary film on Maria Tallchief, America’s first prima ballerina, was broadcast on PBS from 2007-2010. The film swept Fargo’s 2009 International Film Festival for “Best Documentary” and “Best of Show” categories. Maria Tallchief is currently being extended to include additional footage of key dances including her innovative role as the first sugar plum fairy in “Nutcracker.” Such an extension will enable the film to play in theaters and will target a new audience.

Download the presentation and checkout all of the lectures on YouTube

About the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture Series

The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community at Arizona State University brings notable scholars and speakers to Arizona for public lectures twice a year. These speakers address topics and issues across disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and politics. Underscoring Indigenous American experiences and perspectives, this series seeks to create and celebrate knowledge that evolves from an Indigenous worldview that is inclusive and that is applicable to all walks of life.

Feb 04, 2015 · Exhibits

ExhibitThe Faces of Hope Photography Project; Journey Through the Emerald Isle; Asa & Michelle Paintography; Selected works of Michelle Penington; The Photography of Kimberlee Christiansen

Location: Vault Gallery, Downtown Phoenix campus Library, Lower Level of the University Center Building, 411 N. Central

Available: February 1st through July 1st, 2015 during normal library hours

Description: Asa and Michelle Paintography is a vision shared by two artists and brought to life through lens and paint. Asa Plum is a photographer, educated as an architect, his perspective on the world grasps at the intangibles of place. Photographing the world as a stage, awaiting the players. Michelle Penington works in oil, a renowned artist in her own right.  She brings her unique romance and playful dance of color and light to populate the stage. Begun in 2014, the collaboration was born out of a shared vision for the art of place, seen through two sets of eyes. The exhibit includes works of Asa & Michelle along with original artwork by Michelle Penington.

Faces of Hope showcases the faces of the under-served women and children who have been assisted through grants that are awarded annually to qualified grass roots charities by the Arizona Women's Partnership.​ These small non-profits address critical issues dealing with domestic violence, child abuse and exploitation, youth programs, elder care, health awareness and medical exams, homelessness, recovery, animal therapy for special needs children, education, ESL, literacy, refugees, job training, foster and adoptive parenting, youth leadership, musical instruments for under-served youth, etc.​ The Arizona Women's Partnership, an all-volunteer philanthropic 501C(3) non-profit created by Paula Cullison, has awarded over $235,000 to over 45 nonprofits, many of which are multiple-year grant recipients.

Journey through the Emerald Isle is a photography exhibit reflecting the love of international travel of writer and photographer Paula G. Cullison. New York City born, long-time Phoenix resident, Cullison has visited over 30 countries as an independent traveler. 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. Paula’s recent trip to Ireland gave her a sense of the magnificent beauty of the land and the strong character of its people, prompting the exhibit Journey Through the Emerald Isle. Her goal is to inspire others to experience the joys of travel.

Kimberlee Christiansen Also presented is a collection of work by Phoenician photographer Kimberlee Christiansen. Inspired by the crude and haunting images of Weegee, Kimberlee is a graduate of Phoenix College who yearns for four seasons and a community of her own exotic animal friends – one in particular being an otter named Napoleon. Though she is vertically impaired and sometimes brusque, it should not be mistaken for a weak structure harboring a frail mind.