ASU center celebrates 5 years of successful STEM programming initiatives

The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology is celebrating five successful years of programming initiatives at Arizona State University. Over the course of the last five years, the center has worked with a wide range of students, parents, schools and industry partners not only in Arizona but throughout the United States and internationally.

ASU Art Museum awarded Andy Warhol Foundation fellowship

Arizona State University Art Museum has been awarded a $50,000 Curatorial Research Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Launched in 2008, the Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Research Fellowship aims to encourage curatorial research leading to new scholarship in the field of contemporary art. This grant will support guest curator Elizabeth Armstrong in research, travel and interviews for the upcoming ASU Art Museum exhibition “Dangerous Women” and the exhibition’s companion catalog.  

Do sports police femininity?

When it comes to the topic of transgender athletes competing in sports, people have a lot to say. But it's more than just talk. This debate is expressed through popular culture, policies and politics.

Essentially, it boils down to this question: Do “fairness” and “inclusivity” hold the same weight in sports?

According to the International Olympic Committee, “participation in sport is a human right.” Translation: yes. But not everyone agrees.

Is Shakespeare an 'engine of inequity'?

In May 2017, James Wermers was leading a presentation on microaggressions and structural racism in a room of over a hundred people. 

He began the discussion with a brief exercise:

First, he asked the group to identify plays by Shakespeare, to which they responded enthusiastically, naming 26 different works.

Then, he asked a second question: Can you name works by Indigenous authors, female authors or authors of color?