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A new perspective

Art and public policy.

They might not sound like they go together, but Kade L. Twist is proof to the contrary.

The ASU School of Art alumnus works today as both a multidisciplinary artist and a public-affairs consultant.

“[Art and public policy] feed into each other,” said Twist (pictured above). “It’s really about connecting narratives of indigenous self-determination with the public sphere.”

ASU business experts urge firms to embrace diversity

Companies, like individuals, need to embrace change and diversity in order to innovate — and innovation is the future of business, according to two of Arizona State University’s top business experts.

“It used to be that you could develop a product or service that was world-class and it was hard for others to catch up, but now we’re in a system in which organizations have to constantly innovate to stay one step ahead,” Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU, said.

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, city of Phoenix launch new innovation incubator program

Arizona State University, twice named the most innovative school in the nation by US News and World Report, in collaboration with the city of Phoenix, named the Top Performing City overall by Governing and Living Cities, announce a call for innovators and entrepreneurs to participate in the RISN Incubator, a diverse solutions business development and accelerator program.

Dance films to screen during college film festival at Sun Studios of Arizona

Eighteen short dance films will be featured at the fourth annual Dance Shorts: College Film Festival this Friday, April 14 at Sun Studios of Arizona.

“The festival provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students all over the country to share their short dance films,” said Sharon McCaman, artistic director for the festival and a graduate student in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

McCaman started the festival in 2013 as an undergraduate student in Florida.

From 'bulldozer bait' to a beehive of artistic activity

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2016, click here.

Ceramic cows are taking over an old warehouse in downtown Phoenix where artist Elliott Kayser has his studio: small, painted cows spotted with little bumps in contrasting colors, medium-size cows giving birth to shiny golden calves, a large terracotta relief of cows on a modern cattle farm.

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