Join us to hear Brigadier General Tom Webster (USAF Ret) as he delves into the history of Close Air Support (CAS), one of the Air Force's most challenging missions. As a former A-10 and F-16 pilot, he held various command positions, specializing in Close Air Support Missions throughout his career. He will trace the history of CAS, which plays a vital role in the military's air/land battle team.

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University has named Bill Nye as the 2024 John J. Rhodes Chair.

Nye is an American science educator, engineer, comedian, television presenter, author and inventor known as Bill Nye, "The Science Guy.”

As Rhodes Chair, Nye will deliver this year’s Rhodes Lecture, presented by Barrett Honors College. The event, titled “Climate Change & You," is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway.

Professor Jordan will cover some of the history and important recent discoveries in quantum physics, focusing on the theme of quantum measurement. Topics such as measurement reversal, entanglement by measurement, and how a quantum measurement can be continuous will be covered at an accessible level. The talk is reflective of his forthcoming book, Quantum Measurement: Theory and Practice, which he has written with his co-author, Irfan Siddiqi (University of California, Berkeley).

Join celebrated gardener, writer, and historian Abra Lee for a special event at Desert Botanical Garden on March 6. Lee will share stories behind key figures from her upcoming book Conquer the Soil. Her talk will focus on the lives of African Americans with careers in horticulture and gardening. In collaboration with ASU's Project Humanities, Lee will be joined by local gardeners and horticulturalists for a discussion about empowering lives through gardening.

The Department of English's Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP) at ASU invites kids in grades 6-8 to step outside! YAWP's 2024 Spring Break Camp takes place on the beautiful Tempe campus, March 11-15. Kids meet each day 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in a Ross-Blakley Hall classroom and then spend time writing outdoors. Tuition is $150 per student.

A component of the Central Arizona Writing Project, YAWP (Young Adult Writing Program) is designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of writing.

Leading science fiction writer Ted Chiang visits Humanities Institute as the 2024 Distinguished Lecturer, in conversation with Matt Bell, Director of The ASU Worldbuilding Initiative.

How do we understand nature? How do we understand ourselves? How do we create a better future in a world that is ever-changing?

We need stories to guide us, and for more than three decades the contemporary writer Ted Chiang has provided them.

“Exhalation by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you thinkgrapple with big questions, and feel more human.”  –Barack Obama 

Enter a world of wonder. In preparation for Ted Chiang’s visit to ASU in February, Matt Bell, Director of the Worldbuilding Initiative will lead a discussion of Chiang and his work. The group will discuss the short story “Exhalation” which is the title story of Chiang’s most recent story collection.

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