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LGBTQ+ Studies Collection a repository rich in legacy

Arizona State University’s LGBTQ+ Studies Collection isn’t just a repository for historically underrepresented communities; it’s a celebration of resistance and survival. The collection, located within the Community-Driven Archives Initiative, is the largest archival repository for LGBTQ+ history in...

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Memory Keepers Fellowship 2024: Myacedes Miller

About the Memory Keepers Fellowship: This blog post series is a part of the Memory Keepers Fellowship program, a project partnered between ASU’s Community Driven Archive Initiative and the Labriola Center. The fellowship is geared for BIPOC students at local community colleges and for them to explo...

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Should we believe innocent looks or statistics? Explaining P-Value

Should you believe innocent looks or statistics? I hope you side with statistics after reading this blog. Otherwise it would mean I have failed as an educator. Well, one day I came home and found my dogs near a bunch of chewed books. To be fair, I didn’t catch them red-handed, but it was “obvious” t...

Portrait of Natalie Robles and Ariana Cecelic, 2024 spring LibAid Award recipients

Two library student employees receive awards for exceptional service

ASU Library is thrilled to announce the spring 2024 Tomalee Doan LibAid for Student Success award recipients. Natalie Robles from the Downtown Phoenix campus Library received first place and Ariana Cecelic from Hayden Library received second place.  Every day, ASU Library welcomes thousands of patr...

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Map of the Month: June 2024

Our previous Map of the Month (April 2024) came with a surprise, as it was hiding a secret. This month, let’s explore the mystery found hiding underneath the canvas backing of the previous map. It can be seen faintly in the image below, but it’s an entirely different map! The map hidden behind canva...

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MLK's 1964 speech at ASU subject of new, continuing exhibit

On June 3, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at Goodwin Stadium, then the home of Arizona State University’s football team. The speech was titled “Religious Witness for Human Dignity” and was delivered just days before the Civil Rights Act was passed by the U.S. Senate. “The bill must pas...

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ASU collection preserves legacy of modern architects, buildings in the Southwest

Arizona has a complicated record when it comes to the preservation of historic structures. It’s a place that thirsts for development, regularly churning the old back into the earth so that something new can grow in its stead. However, some architectural gems have managed to dodge the wrecking ball o...

A portion of the Featured Map of the Month, focusing on modern day Iran. It is labeled as Persia. To the bottom is a region called Luristan, with mountains along the southern edge. There's a line running across the entire area labeled "Southern Limit of Russian Sphere"

Map of the Month: May 2024

This month, we’re going to travel to the birthplace of civilization: Mesopotamia. The earliest known human settlements are found in the valleys of the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, and they have had constant human habitation since.  The map, published in the middle 1916 as part of Edward Stanford’s ...

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Database Discovery: Find statistics and data-driven insights with Statista

Where can you find accurate statistics about world lithium reserves or which countries have the most TikTok users? ASU students, staff and faculty can find all sorts of facts and figures to fuel their research with Statista. Statista compiles statistics from a wide range of sources, provides data v...