Project News

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ASU Hackathon seeks to create technology to solve problems

Source: AZ PBS Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

The annual Hacks for Humanity put on by Arizona State University’s Project Humanities is a 36-hour hackathon that challenges participants to come up with new technologies to help solve local and global problems.

Beyond Bob Lamey and John Schnatter: Why a racial slur with an ugly past continues to divide

Source: IndyStar Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018

The N-word is like no other in the English language. Hateful, toxic, dehumanizing — and enduring. And in recent weeks, its use has sparked controversy in Indiana, costing well-known people like Indianapolis Colts announcer Bob Lamey, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter and others their jobs and prestige even as it inflamed an already heated debate over whether such actions reflect justice or politically correct overreach.

Workshop with Neal A Lester, PhD: Straight Talk About the NWord

Source: 44news Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Some call it the most inflammatory and shocking and historic word in the English language, and Doctor Lester came in to tell us where you can participate in a critical conversation about this.

ASU prof’s Project Humanities rolls out programs for fall

Source: SanTan Sun News Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

If you happened to pass near a downtown Phoenix coffee house on an evening back in April of this year, you may have heard the voices of an impassioned discussion about the future of technology and society.

Ahwatukee prof's Project Humanities rolls out program for fall

Source: Santan Sun News Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018

If you happened to pass near a downtown Phoenix coffee house on an evening back in April of this year, you may have heard the voices of an impassioned discussion about the future of technology and society.

Ahwatukee prof's Project Humanities rolls out program for fall

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

If you happened to pass near a downtown Phoenix coffee house on an evening back in April of this year, you may have heard the voices of an impassioned discussion about the future of technology and society.

Mountain Pointe senior interning at ASU prof’s program

Mountain Pointe senior interning at ASU prof’s program

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A Mountain Pointe High School senior has signed up with Ahwatukee professor Neal Lester as an intern at his Arizona State University program, Project Humanities.Lester, the Foundation Professor of English at ASU, founded Project Humanities, whose mission is bringing individuals and communities together through talking, listening and connecting.Senior Jayla Alston, an active leader in Mountain Pointe’s theater program, ”has her sights on a career that not only makes her happy but also ‘benefits the world,’” said Project Humanities spokeswoman Jocelyn Ohl

High Schoolers Welcomed At ASU's Project Humanities Fresh faces, new perspectives aid in the initiative

High Schoolers Welcomed At ASU's Project Humanities Fresh faces, new perspectives aid in the initiative

Source: ARIZONA INFORMANT Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

While it's common to hear adults mocking millennials behavior and interest, there are young people doing what they can make this world a better place and to support a greater good.

Humanity 101 with Dr. Neal Lester - updated!

Source: Anchor Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

An episode of Add Your 2 Cents l politics

Starbucks raises issues about young black males and racial bias

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Everyone has bias; this reality is neither good nor bad. How bias connects with power and authority begets racism. Racism is messy, and anti-black bias in America is alive and well, even at Starbucks. That Starbucks is now lining up “racial bias training” for hundreds of store employees across the country as a response to the recently documented racial profiling incident in Philadelphia is curious.

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