From Ground to Galaxy: How Universities Are Reinventing the World at Large

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
ASU California Center
Presented by: 
ASU Academic Enterprise and ASU Learning Enterprise

Creating a business park in space by the end of this decade. Building artificial tree farms that help with large-scale carbon capture. Adding to Los Angeles’ rich artistic and cultural history by establishing a creative center in the heart of the Broadway district. Bringing the resources of a global university to local communities — including Los Angeles — for students to thrive and contribute in places where they have roots. To be of service to their communities and beyond, public research universities must pursue out-of-the-box research and educational advancements and reforms. Join us in this intimate conversation with thought leaders who are leading and shaping the discovery and educational experiences of the future.

Moira Shourie, executive director, Zócalo Public Square


  • Maria Anguiano, executive vice president, ASU Learning Enterprise
  • Nancy Gonzales, provost and executive vice president, ASU Academic Enterprise
  • Elizabeth González, chief program and strategy officer, College Futures Foundation
  • Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Foundation and Regents Professor, ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration and vice president of the ASU Interplanetary Initiative
  • Lina Calderon-Morin, deputy director, Southern California College Attainment Network