Several amazing College of SBS faculty members are presenting at 2023 South by Southwest (SXSW) as part of the University of Arizona Wonder House. Topics include gender equity, historically accurate video games, Latin/x media, and climate data.
In addition to these presentations, SBS Dean Lori Poloni-Staudinger interviewed Noam Chomsky, laureate professor of linguistics and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair, on the future. That video that will be available online throughout the festival.
Myth Busting: Women, Competitiveness, and Equity with Mary Rigdon, PhD
Despite what you think or have heard, there is no gender competitiveness gap. It's a myth that women are not as competitive as men. Rigdon's research makes a business and ethical case for greater inclusion, equity, and opportunity to place more women on boards and in C-Suites.
Date: 3/12/23 Time: 1 PM Location: The Wonder House, Surround Stage
Gaming the Past: History as Time Travel with Alison Futrell, PhD, and Paul Milliman, PhD
Travel Arizona History’s path breaking collaboration with Age of Empires IV opens new possibilities for creative and meaningful virtual time travel. Dive into immersive gaming and rich history with the professors behind the Age of Empires IV Illuminated History Experience.
Date: 3/12/23 Time: 5:30 PM Location: The Wonder House, Surround Stage
Latino/a/x Cultures and Media: Going Global with Jessica Retis, PhD
The US is becoming the 2nd largest Spanish speaking country in the world, yet media companies still look at the Latinx market as a block, leading to missed opportunities in coverage, editorial and market share.
Date: 3/13/23 Time: 4 PM Location: The Wonder House, Surround Stage
Climate Data is Power - to the People with Joellen Russell, PhD, and Beth Tellman, PhD
As climate scientists - and moms - we know that future generations depend on us making good decisions today about where and how to develop our human society and protect our planet. When we harness the power of big climate data, we can all make better decisions for our cities, our countries and our homes.
Date: 3/14/23 Time: 4 PM Location: The Wonder House, Surround Stage