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ASU's Hacks For Humanity Spawns New Innovations For Social Good

Source: 91.55 KJZZ Date: Monday, October 8, 2018

When you think about hackers, you might think of headlines about Russian hacking into the 2016 election or Facebook’s latest revelations about millions of its users’ information being hacked.

Hacks for Humanity grows, inspires others in academia

Source: ASU Now Date: Monday, October 8, 2018

Discarded pizza boxes. Empty energy-drink cans. Dozens dancing. And hundreds of people cracking, hacking and tapping away on laptops during a 36-hour marathon binge. Sounds like the internet being broken, but it was a good thing. A very good thing.

Ahwatukee prof’s ‘hackathon’ an exercise for humanity

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Mention the word “hackathon,” and the people who don’t look puzzled probably think of a group of geeks locked in a room, huddling over computers and working on codes.

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

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