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'Engineering the Future' introduces ASU minds to industry needs

Business, meet Arizona State University’s engineers. This is what we can do for you.

That was the intent behind “Engineering the Future: Entrepreneurship, Partnerships and a Commitment to Innovation,” an event held Tuesday to introduce and promote collaboration between industry and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The Phoenix Business Journal co-sponsored the event.

'Mindfulness is a skill set': ASU poised to contribute

Standing at the front of a large lecture hall as hundreds of college students streamed in with their books, bags and devices, headphones still in their ears, something dawned on William Heywood. They were distracted from the moment they came in the room.

Heywood, assistant director of The Design School at ASU, began starting each class with five minutes of what he called “centering.” Five quiet minutes where students were asked to unplug, breathe deeply and be present in the moment.

ASU Concert Band and the Harmony Project Phoenix join forces to present a free concert Feb. 28

The ASU Concert Band and the Harmony Project Phoenix are joining forces to present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre on ASU’s Tempe campus.

The concert features world premieres of commissioned works for Harmony Project Phoenix soloists, all of whom are primary or secondary school students. Music composition majors in the ASU School of Music wrote the concertos for soloists as part of an interdisciplinary project to learn about how to write music for young, developing musicians with advanced band accompaniment.

ASU entrepreneurship students to host Valley arts showcase and networking event

Entrepreneurs within the arts will have the opportunity to engage with Valley artists during the one-night immersive event “No Vacancy.”

Herberger Arts and Design Entrepreneurship Students (HADES) designed the event as part of their work at ASU in entrepreneurial professional development through peer-to-peer mentoring, workshops and interaction.

ASU film school makes blockbuster move

The contracts have been signed. The equipment has been moved. The sets have been built. And now students are in class.

ASU film professor Janaki Cedanna (pictured above) has been charging hard the past six months, but he was all smiles this week. His dream of boosting the university’s film program has come true through an innovative partnership with Sun Studios of Arizona that gives more than 600 students access to state-of-the-art soundstages and production facilities.

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