#ArtLitPhx: ASU Polytechnic 20th Anniversary Speaker Series

ASU Polytechnic Campus Alumni Lecture SeriesAs part of their 20th year anniversary, the ASU Polytechnic is showing off their outstanding alumni. This Thursday, September 22nd, Leatta McLaughlin with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, kicks off the series in September, speaking on The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opportunities and Risks for Arizona. This lecture is sponsored by the Morrison School of Agribusiness at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, from which she graduated in 2003. McLaughlin is the associate director of the Animal Services Division at the Arizona Department of Agriculture.

The event takes place at 6 p.m. at Cooley Ballroom A, Student Union, ASU Polytechnic campus. This is a free event and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. You can RSVP here.

Parking will be provided in lot 10 (red lot) and Lot 49 (visitor lot across the street). A map of campus parking is located here.

#ArtLitPhx: Migration in Latin American Film

Migration in Latin American Film: Beyond Trauma, Sex, and Disastermigration-latin-american-film-beyond-trauma

ASU professor Lorena Cuya Gavilano will explore migratory displacements as cognitive journeys and new perspectives in the representation of migration in four Latin American countries.

Cuya Gavilano’s areas of interest include migration studies, Latin American visual arts, and Latin American cultural studies. She earned a doctorate in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Penn State University and served as a visiting assistant professor at Bucknell University and also taught courses in narrative, theater, rhetoric and composition at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Peru. She is assistant professor of Language and Cultures in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU.

The event is free and open to the public. It takes place on Friday, September 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Cronkite Building, Room 122, Downtown Phoenix campus. This presentation is part of Hispanic Heritage Month events at ASU, Sept. 15- Oct. 15. For more information visit the ASU events page or the Facebook page.