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A new twist on character education

Source: Raising Arizona Kids Date: Sunday, February 2, 2014

Just a few years ago, it was hard to read anything about schools without encountering the phrase “character education.” Every campus I visited seemed to be plastered with colorful signs sporting character education catchwords such as compassion, forgiveness and respect. I don’t hear as much about it these days, but I stumbled on that same trio of words not long ago as part of something called Humanity 101 created at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Letter From The President of Phi Beta Kappa Association

Source: Phi Beta Kappa Association Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014

"I am pleased to be serving as President of your Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Phoenix Metro Area and look forward to telling you about my Phi Beta Kappa family legacy and qualifications later in this letter."

Project Humanities launches Humanity 101 series

Source: ASUNow Date: Monday, January 27, 2014

Compassion. Empathy. Forgiveness. Integrity. Kindness. Respect. Self-reflection. Transcendent words, no doubt. But how do we put those words into daily action? ASU’s Project Humanities will offer diverse strategies for true dialogue, discovery, connectedness and sustained focus – all toward creating more personal responsibility and social accountability.

Voices and Ideas: Key of Excellence Award

Source: The Key Reporter Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This December, with its launch of the National Arts and Sciences Initiative, an advocacy program supporting the liberal arts and sciences, the Phi Beta Kappa Society recognized programs and individuals championing their current mission.  One of the awards announced was the Key of Excellence Award, an honor recognizing programs across the United States that address the arts and sciences from new and innovative angles. 

The Phi Beta Kappa Society Launches National Arts & Sciences Initiative for Education Support

Source: Broadway World Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Phi Beta Kappa Society (?BK), the nation's oldest academic honor society, formally launched its National Arts & Sciences Initiative to energize support for a broad-based arts and sciences education for the value and opportunity it brings through all of life. The multi-year initiative kicked off with an evening reception in celebration of the arts and sciences at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre, where Senator Lamar Alexander and Representative Rush Holt were recognized as recipients of The Phi Beta Kappa 1776 Award

Project Humanities receives national award in Washington, D.C.

Source: ASUNow Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ASU’s Project Humanities stepped into the national spotlight again and was recognized today by a leading higher education organization for its innovative effort to engage communities with the arts and sciences. The Phi Beta Kappa Society selected Project Humanities as its inaugural recipient for the Key of Excellence Award at a Dec. 4 ceremony in Washington, D.C. 

Race and the N word examined today at @ASUCollegeofLaw

Source: AZ Attorney Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It may be in the darkest corners of our history—and ourselves—that we locate the self-awareness to make positive change.

That thought occurred to me when yesterday I came across a lecture at noon today that takes on the uncomfortable but vital topic of one of the most vile insults that can be uttered. Kudos to the ASU Law School for inviting a speaker to address “The N Word.”

The speaker is Neal Lester, an ASU Foundation Professor of English and the Director of Project Humanities—a surprising choice for a law school speaker, but an inspired one. Lester’s research and his experience as a literary scholar combine to bring to today’s lecture what I’m sure will be a nuanced and incisive commentary.

ASU alumnus speaks about humor therapy in health care at Project Humanities event

Source: Downtown Devil Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Humor Horizons President and ASU alumnus David M. Jacobson returned to his alma mater for a Project Humanities event Wednesday to spread the message that humor can be an effective form of therapy in health care.

From the classroom to the big screen: ASU professor shares success

Source: ASUNow Date: Friday, August 2, 2013

Bambi Haggins, associate professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University, has taken her work from the classroom to the big screen with an HBO documentary titled, "Why We Laugh: Funny Women." Haggins worked directly with "Why We Laugh" series producer Quincy Newell to develop a treatment for the project, which features several well-known women in the comedic industry, including Kathy Griffin, Tig Notaro, Joan Rivers and Whoopi Goldberg.

Project Humanities 'Top 10 Questions'

Source: ASU Now Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

In an effort to promote conversation and thinking about humanities, ASU is launching “The Top 10 Questions Humanities Will Answer This Year.” Each month a new question will be posed and answered in different formats by individuals across the globe and from multiple perspectives.