Top March events at ASU

Jump for joy — spring is here, and there’s lots to do at ASU!

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“A Sip of Science” invites you to join in casual conversation at local restaurants with notable researchers and scientists to learn about some of the world’s most fascinating and current scientific issues. This month, in “How will polar ice melt impact the migration of infectious disease?” Associate Professor Matthew Scotch, Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering, presents how melting ice caps have the potential to change the landscape for humans, animals and infectious disease. Learn how warming temperatures threaten to change migration patterns and unlock new dangers of transmissible diseases. Open to the public. Tickets are $15, with proceeds to fund community science events. 5 p.m., The Henry, Phoenix.

  • The Center for the Study of Economic Liberty presents “Jane Jacobs: Economist,” a talk by Sanford “Sandy” Ikeda, professor of economics at Purchase College of the State University of New York and a research associate at New York University. His premise: Those who know of Jane Jacobs tend to think of her almost exclusively in terms of her trenchant writings and fierce activism against heavy-handed urban planning and top-down urban design. Most are unaware that she thought of herself foremost as an economic theorist. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 4:30 p.m., Memorial Union 207, Gold Room, ASU’s Tempe campus.

March 4

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March 18

It’s Pi Day! Celebrate with Sun Devil Fitness and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in a fun Pi Day 5K! This 3.14-mile run takes you on a scenic route through the beautiful Tempe campus. All finishers receive their own mini fruit pie after the race! Free and open to the public. Registration required. 5 p.m., Sun Devil Fitness Intramural Fields, ASU’s Tempe campus.

  • Join the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law for an “Evening with Author Jack Goldsmith — In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.” As a young man, Jack Goldsmith revered his stepfather, longtime Jimmy Hoffa associate Chuckie O’Brien. But as he grew older and pursued a career in law and government, he came to doubt and distance himself from the man long suspected by the FBI of perpetrating Hoffa’s disappearance on behalf of the mob. It was only years later, when Goldsmith was serving as assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration and questioning its misuse of surveillance and other powers, that he began to reconsider his stepfather, and to understand Hoffa’s true legacy. “In Hoffa’s Shadow” tells the moving story of how Goldsmith reunited with the stepfather he’d disowned and then set out to unravel one of the 20th century’s most persistent mysteries and Chuckie’s role in it. Along the way, Goldsmith explores Hoffa’s rise and fall and why the golden age of blue-collar America came to an end, while also casting new light on the century-old surveillance state, the architects of Hoffa’s disappearance, and the heartrending complexities of love and loyalty. A presentation by the author will be followed by a Q&A with Zachary Kramer, associate dean and professor at ASU Law. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 6:30 p.m., Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

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  • April 29: Kelly deVos, “Fat Girl on a Plane”

Free and open to all in the ASU community. Noon, Piper Writers House, ASU’s Tempe campus.

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Want to study abroad, but don’t know if you can afford it? Want to know how financial aid works with study abroad? Join the Financing Your Study Abroad Program Workshop in person or online to figure out how to fund your study abroad program!

Through March 28

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