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  • Origins Project recognized in Phoenix Magazine

  • Posted on December 22, 2017 - 4:48pm
  • The Origins Project has been recognized in Phoenix Magazine for its original programming, which plays a special role in ASU's culture of innovation. An excerpt:

  • Zachary Adam recipient of the 2017 Origins Project Postdoctoral Lectureship Award

  • Posted on March 15, 2017 - 6:04pm
  • The Origins Project is pleased to announce Zachary Adam is the recipient of the 2017 Origins Project Postdoctoral Lectureship Award. This $10,000 award, the largest of its kind in the world, is offered to promising young scholar-scientists on the basis of their scholarly achievement and potential, as well as their skills in science communication.

  • Finding nothing: A conversation with Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek

  • Posted on February 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
  • ASU News covers the Origins Project Lecture, Materiality of a Vacuum - Late Night Thoughts of a Physicst. In this Origins Lecture, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek discussed modern physics and how we've discovered that it is very fruitful to regard empty space, or vacuum, as a sort of material, which can have exotic properties, like superconductivity.

  • Origins Project talks of sex, gender and reproductive rights

  • Posted on October 3, 2016 - 3:58pm
  • ASU News covers the fascinating Origins Project Great Debate, Political Bodies - Sex, Gender & Reproductive Rights.

    In this Great Debate, Lawrence Krauss, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Kaiponanea Matsumura, Gloria Feldt, Phyllis Randolph Frye and Jennifer Finney Boylan explore and examine sex and gender issues in the context of their scientific origins and social, cultural, and political implications.

  • The Origins Project Welcomes Frank Wilczek and Sidney Altman to ASU

  • Posted on May 16, 2016 - 10:32am
  • This month, ASU officially welcomed both Nobel laureates as part of its faculty. Altman and Wilczek cite their friendship with Origins Project Director Lawrence Krauss and their connection to the Origins Project as the impetus for accepting their new positions at ASU.

  • Shawn Rupp Wins 2016 Norm Perrill Scholarship

  • Posted on March 22, 2016 - 1:16pm
  • The Origins Project has named Shawn Rupp as the 2016-2017 Norm Perrill Origins Project Scholarship winner. Rupp is a second-year Master's student in the School of Life Sciences. His research interests include studying sex biased expression in reptiles, particularly those that are native to Arizona. Congratulations Shawn!

  • The Origins Project Announces Recipient of $10,000 Postdoctoral Lectureship Award

  • Posted on February 24, 2016 - 9:32am
  • The Origins Project is pleased to announce Dr. Aomawa Shields is the recipient of the 2016 Origins Project Postdoctoral Lectureship Award. This $10,000 award, the largest of its kind in the world, is offered to promising young scholar-scientists on the basis of their scholarly achievement and potential, as well as their skills in science communication.

  • Singer and Krauss discuss enlightenment, reason, and making the world a better place

  • Posted on October 21, 2015 - 10:19am
  • Scott Seckel of ASU News reported on the sold-out Origins Project Dialogue: Peter Singer and Lawrence Krauss held on October 16, 2015, in which he highlights Singer and Krauss’ greatest academic achievements, their contributions to their respective fields, and where those fields converge at the dialogue.

  • 2015 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Winners Announced

  • Posted on October 8, 2015 - 4:47pm
  • The Origins Project is excited to announce the winners of the inaugural Undergraduate Research Scholarship. These scholarship funds for joint research projects between ASU undergraduates and their faculty mentors consist of a $5,000 research fund for both the student and their mentor, for a total of $10,000 awarded per project.

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