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The second annual Art and Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon is a joint event sponsored by the School of Art and Arizona State University Library, as part of the Art and Feminism Do It Yourself campaign to improve coverage on feminism and the arts on Wikipedia and also encourage female editorship.  

ASU Library is co-sponsoring the Wikipedia edit-a-thon in conjunction with Open Education Week, emphasizing OER or open education resources like Wikipedia. The event will offer group training sessions at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. If you arrive at another time, someone will help train you individually. Students, faculty, researchers, staff and the community are all welcome. 

Attendees will be introduced to editing Wikipedia pages and guided on editing women and art Wikipedia entries, either updating a current Wikipedia page or adding a new Wikipedia entry. You don’t need to be an expert, all you need is an interest and willingness to share your knowledge.  

The event will be catered and computers will be provided. 

Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Hayden Library, room C-41, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Mimmo Bonanni
ASU Library

Washington Elementary School Annual Student Art Show

Repeats every day until Fri Mar 31 2017.


Through a successful partnership between Washington Elementary School District (WESD) and the Arizona State University West campus, works of art from 32 schools and 45 art teachers are on display at the Fletcher Library on ASU's West campus. The annual event offers an assortment of 2-D and 3-D work. 

WESD is proud to serve a diverse population in north central Phoenix and east Glendale. The largest elementary school district in Arizona, WESD is comprised of 32 schools (18 K–6 schools, two K–5 schools, seven K–8 schools and five middle/junior high schools). 

An evening reception will take place from 5–7 p.m., March 28.


Fletcher Library exhibit

Fletcher Library, second and third floor, West campus

For More Information Contact:

Linda Duncan


Editor's Note: This event has been moved to the fall. Updated date to come.

Italian-born, San Francisco-based artist and scholar Fiamma Montezemolo is exhibiting work at Arizona StateUniversity's Hayden Library as part Visual LIT, a new collaboration between ASU Library and ASU Art Museum that brings together visual artists interested in exploring different aspects of the library — from antique books to future modes of communication. Her piece for the installation "Neon Afterwords" uses sentences extracted from Borges' short story "The Anthropologist." She will be lecturing at the ASU Art Museum about her art practice and her work on display at ASU.

About the artist:
Fiamma Montezemolo is both an artist (MFA, San Francisco Art Institute) and a cultural anthropologist (PhD, University Orientale of Naples). She is an established scholar in border studies and an associate professor in the department of Cinema and Digital Media at the University of California, Davis. She is the co-author of "Here is Tijuana" (Blackdog Publishing, 2006) and co-editor of "Tijuana Dreaming: Life & Art at the Global Border" (Duke UP, 2012). She works with various media, including installation, video, digital photography, archives, cartography and ethnography. Her artwork has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is represented by the Magazzino gallery in Rome. 

Image credit: Fiamma Montezemolo, "Neon Afterwords," 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

Fiamma Montezemolo: Neon Afterwords

ASU Art Museum, Tempe campus

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ASU Art Museum


There are many ways to tell a story. Esri Story Map applications give you an out of the box, no programming needed opportunity to create an online application using maps, text and multimedia to tell your story.

This workshop will expose you to the different applications available and demonstrate how easy it is to make one.

Workshop participants will make two different types of story map applications. If you have your own maps, text and multimedia, bring it with you!

Noble Science and Engineering Library, instruction room 105, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Melissa McGehee


This three hour workshop will introduce you to the form-centric data collection app from Esri called Survey123.

Workshop participants will learn how to create a simple survey and a more complex survey that includes business logic and participate in field data collection (this portion of the event will be held outdoors; please dress appropriately). Come discover how you can make Survey123 work for you!

Noble Science and Engineering Library, instruction room 105, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Melissa McGehee


A new exhibit in Hayden Library, "Greater Arizona: Mapping Place, History and Transformation," features historical maps that belong to the Simon Burrow Collection at Arizona State University's School of Transborder Studies and highlights the different ways the region of Arizona has been conceptualized in a global context. 

As geographical diagrams, official documents, political tools, educational implements and records of the past, maps offer a rich and complex understanding of the past and the present. In this exhibit, Arizona is not marked as we know and understand it today; rather, the region of Arizona is represented through numerous developments and various manifestations over time since the 16th century.

The Greater Arizona exhibit also includes photographs by Alejandro Lugo, a professor and director of the School of Transborder Studies, of the border fence area between Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Arizona, as well as photographs of two Spanish missions that still stand in the southern Arizona landscape.

Curated by Theresa Avila, coordinator of the map collection, and Lugo, the exhibit encourages an inclusive and expanded understanding of Arizona and the nation through remembering the state's rich and diverse history.

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Hayden Library, Upper Concourse Level, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Theresa Avila
School of Transborder Studies


Linda Hogan (Chickasaw), a poet, novelist, essayist and environmentalist, is the featured speaker in the spring 2017 Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community. Hogan will give a reading and narrative journey through her extensive body of work. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Hogan is the author of the poetry collections "Calling Myself Home" (1978); "Daughters, I Love You" (1981); "Eclipse" (1983); "Seeing Through the Sun" (1985), which won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; "Savings" (1988), "The Book of Medicines," a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist (1993); "Rounding the Human Corners" (2008); "Indios" (2012); and "Dark. Sweet. New and Selected Poems" (2014). According to the Poetry Foundation, Hogan's poetry primarily deals with the environment and eco-feminism, the relocation of Native Americans, and historical narratives, including oral histories. 

Her novels include "Mean Spirit" (1990), "Solar Storms" (1995), "Power" (1998), and "People of the Whale" (2008). Her lyrical work is considered to be work of literary activism, and it contains Native spirituality and indigenous knowledge systems in all genres.

Hogan's nonfiction includes a collection of essays on environment, "Dwellings, A Spiritual History of the Land" (1995); and "The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir" (2001). In addition, she has, with Brenda Peterson, written "Sightings, The Gray Whales' Mysterious Journey" (2002) for National Geographic Books, and edited several anthologies on nature and spirituality. She has written the script, "Everything Has a Spirit," a PBS documentary on American Indian religious freedom. In 2007, Hogan was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.

She has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, the PEN Thoreau Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and lifetime achievement awards from Native Writers Circle of the Americas, The Wordcraft Circle, and The Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association, along with many other honors and recognitions from state and national arts organizations. She is the first minority woman to have been named a full professor at the University of Colorado, where she is currently professor emeritus.

The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community at Arizona State University addresses topics and issues across disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and politics. Underscoring Indigenous American experiences and perspectives, this series seeks to create and celebrate knowledge that evolves from an inclusive Indigenous worldview and that is applicable to all walks of life.

ASU sponsors include: American Indian Policy Institute; American Indian Studies Program; Department of English; School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Labriola National American Indian Data Center; School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts; Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation. The Heard Museum is our community partner.

Can't make it to the lecture? Meet Linda Hogan on the ASU campus at 10:30 a.m. on March 23 in ASU's Labriola Center.

Photo of Linda Hogan by Gabriel Padilla. 

Linda Hogan with her horse Misty / Photo by Gabriel Padilla

For More Information Contact:

Kristen LaRue-Sandler
Department of English


This hands-on training immerses participants in Census Bureau data, the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in Arizona.

Who should attend? Faculty, researchers, librarians, and those who use census data for research purposes, budget analysis, needs assessment, developing policy, advocacy, grant writing and planning.

In a live computer lab setting, participants will navigate the U.S. Census Bureau website,’s data tools, interactive maps and quick searches. This will increase the participant’s ability to find population numbers, make race/ethnicity comparisons and locate social/economic characteristics i.e., educational attainment, income, occupation, poverty on a community level.

Bring a laptop, or use your ASU authentication to log-on to a classroom workstation.

This workshop is presented by ASU Library in Partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau-Data Dissemination Branch Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office. 

Census Map

Hayden Library, room C41, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Brad Vogus
ASU Library


"Digital Approaches to Intertextuality and Stylistics in the 'Plum in the Golden Vase.'"

Extensive digitization efforts are creating large corpora of imperial Chinese texts, a process that is opening a variety of new avenues for research. In this talk, professor Paul Vierthaler will discuss his current research into using these large digital corpora to identify and stylistically analyze the wide variety of textual materials that are reproduced within the late Ming novel, "The Plum in the Golden Vase." The goal of this research is to distill the original voice of the author to facilitate the larger task of determing his or her identity. As a part of his talk, Vierthaler will aslo discuss some of the pitfalls inherent in the digital research on imperial Chinese texts. 

Hayden Library (Rm C6A) (Concourse Level), Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Murphy McGary
School of International Letters and Cultures


ASU Libraries mkrspace is proud to present our 3-D printing workshop taught in Mandarin! Open to native speakers or students who are just beginning their studies, please join us for a night of conversation, creativity and fun! This course will be taught by a native speaker and 3-D printing extrordinare. This workshop is focused on beginning 3-D printers and is open to all language levels. Please provide your ASU affiliated email when registering.

ASU图书馆的mkrspace将举办一个以中文教学的3D打印工作坊。 我们的工作坊将开放给所有对3D打印技术感兴趣的同学,欢迎大家前来参观与学习。这个工作坊将会以中文讲解的方式给大家介绍3D打印的基本知识和操作,每个参与者将有机会亲自参与制作一个3D打印的纪念品。只需用ASU邮箱注册,就可以报名参加我们的3D打印工作坊。我们将度过一个充满科技与乐趣的夜晚,期待你的到来。

ASU Libraries mkrservices provides open, interdisciplinary makerspace for students, faculty and staff to collaborate, tinker and create. Located throughout the university, these spaces offer access to state-of-the-art tools and equipment that can be used for research, class projects or just for fun.

3D Printing in Mandarin

Hayden Library, mkrspace, room 208, Tempe campus

For More Information Contact:

Joel Smalley
ASU Library mkr services