2014 American Studies Seminar at ASU
Arizona State University is hosting the 2014 American Studies Seminar for seven faculties from Sichuan University, China on February 7-23, 2014. This seminar is designed to strengthen the new American Studies Center at Sichuan University by providing an intensive two-week program for seven SCU faculties. The focus is the American Southwest with particular attention to the history and culture of the state of Arizona. The seminar will include lecture presentations, counterpart meetings, onsite visits, cultural activities and excursions.
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 23, 2014
|Contact Name||Stephanie Wynn|
During the two weeks of the seminar, each morning will be devoted to direct interactions with ASU experts in American Studies and Southwest Studies. ASU considers these areas as inherently interdisciplinary fields drawing on many different departments and research centers throughout the university. Based on the academic interests of the SCU faculty involved, ASU will select panelists and speakers who are closely aligned with SCU participants' specialties. Morning sessions will also include information about ASU's structure and priorities as a rising research university with a strong interdisciplinary focus.
Afternoon activities will vary. Participants will be able to use the ASU library system, including full text access to all the journals that are available online to ASU faculty and students. SCU professors will also have opportunities to engage in one-on-one discussions with ASU faculty and administrators in areas of particular interest. In addition, the group will visit the Heard Museum, one of the world's best museums on Native American societies, as well as other cultural resources in Phoenix. The seminar runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Group activities and excursions will be held periodically throughout the program.
Participants will stay at the Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University during the seminar. The hotel is within close proximity to the campus and to all major ASU venues as well as shops and restaurants in Downtown Tempe, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. The participants will each have one single occupancy room, furnished with a kitchenette, living area, desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, and grocery service (provided by the hotel as a complimentary service). ASU will pay the daily room rate and tax for incidental hotel charges including, but not limited to room service, laundry service, food and beverage orders, concierge service, car service, and grocery service accrued during a participant's stay, unless otherwise noted. Each guest will need to provide a credit card upon check-in and settle all outstanding charges directly with the hotel upon checkout.
The hotel will provide group transportation to and from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at schedule group arrival and departure times. Instructions fro accessing the hotel shuttle will be provided at a later date. Participants shall be responsible for their own individual transportation to/from the hotel and campus. *Please note, that the hotel sources is about a 10-minute walk to the outer edge of the Tempe campus. Participants may also take the Phoenix Light rail to access the Tempe or Downtown campus. A stop is conveniently located outside the hotel and connects to the northern edge of campus. Participants will be given a two-week light rail pass to access public transportation during their stay.