Nov. 8, 2013—William A. (Wink) Ames, a longtime supporter of the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Construction. The academy recognized him “for a lifetime of dedication to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the construction industry through industry associations and education activities.” Read on Full Circle
Zachariah Berkson thinks much can be learned about science and engineering — and their societal implications – by exploring them through a creative lens. That was his goal in writing two science fiction stories that were selected for “Cautions, Dreams & Curiosities,” an anthology of fiction and essays recently published by the Center for Science and the Imagination (CSI) at Arizona State University and the Intel Tomorrow Project. Read on Full Circle
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Mining for Extremism (ASU Research Matters)
ASU computer scientist Hasan Davulcu leads a web data-mining team that collects online information for a Department of Defense initiative that works to understand the social, cultural and political forces that shape various parts of the world. Davulcu, an associate professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, collaborates on research led by ASU’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict to study the motivations driving extremist groups and the impact of their activities on society.