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Changemaker Challenge winners reach out to those expressing thoughts of suicide on social media

Source: ASUNow Date: Monday, April 27, 2015

ARKHumanity – which came about at a hackathon co-sponsored by ASU – was inspired by this question and developed technology that scans Twitter for messages that suggest a risk of self-harm and connects the author with immediate support. The project has won the Arizona State University Changemaker Challenge’s top prize of $10,000 seed money.

Upcoming 'Hackathon' uncovers positive side of hacking

Source: azfamily Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

PHOENIX -- When you hear the term "hacking," it's usually associated with something negative. But Data Doctors expert Ken Colburn joined us on Good Morning Arizona to tell us about an event that puts a positive spin on the word hacking.

Grad student's research helps save lives through social media

Source: ASUNow Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jordan Bates, doctoral student in applied mathematics and research associate at the Center for Policy Informatics at Arizona State University, was part of the winning team at September’s Hacks 4 Humanity event, co-hosted by ASU's Project Humanities and EqualityTV.

ASU’S Project Humanities hosts 'Hacks 4 Humanity' this weekend

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News Date: Friday, September 19, 2014

Arizona State University’s award-winning Project Humanities has partnered with Equality TV to create and host “Hacks 4 Humanity”, a two-day, 36-hour event. This event will combine technological developments with the humanities. Participants will cluster to create their own apps or other technologies that support the social good. Each app will in some way reflect one or more of the seven principles – forgiveness, kindness, integrity, self-reflection, compassion, respect and empathy.

Could your teen be a hacker?

Source: Raising Arizona Kids Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

“Hacks 4 Humanity” is designed to engage the community in creating “technology solutions that contribute to the social good.” Presenters are ASU Project Humanities—which promotes “talking, listening and connecting”—and Equality TV.

ASU Project Humanities teams up with EqualityTV to host Hacks 4 Humanity

Source: The State Press Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

ASU’s Project Humanities is partnering with EqualityTV to host a Hacks 4 Humanity hackathon, a two-day event Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tempe SDFC where participants will form small teams led by software designers, developers, and programmers to create a mobile app that focuses on doing social good.

Hacks 4 Humanity Hackathon kicks off September 20th at ASU

Source: AZ Tech Beat Date: Friday, September 12, 2014

Calling all app designers, humanists, and creatives alike – the mission of Hacks 4 Humanity is to create technology solutions and initiatives that will contribute to the social good and address the needs of humanity using the seven principles of ASU Project Humanities “Humanity 101” movement.

'Hackathon' to create technology solutions for social good

Source: ASUNow Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

ASU's award-winning Project Humanities has partnered with EqualityTV to create and host Hacks 4 Humanity – a "hackathon" aimed at developing technology (websites, mobile apps) around humanities themes. The two-day, 36-hour event is slated for Sept. 20-21 at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex on ASU's Tempe campus.

Hacking for the Social Good

Source: Frontdoors Date: Monday, August 18, 2014

“Hacking” is a word often associated with criminals who use their computers to try to gain access to a secret government website. But, that’s not the entirety of hacking.

Project Humanities Event Encourages Hacking For The Social Good

Source: ADI Date: Monday, August 4, 2014

Last month, Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon introduced a bill as part of his Shrinking Our Spending Initiative, or SOS Initiative, which aims to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This month, ASU has announced that their “award-winning Project Humanities has partnered with EqualityTV to create and host Hacks 4 Humanity.