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'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.

'The Veterans Project' storytelling performance comes to FilmBar

Veterans of the U.S. military will share personal stories of service and life after the military in "The Veterans Project," which will be presented at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix on Nov. 9. Currently in its fourth year, "The Veterans Project" is the product of an ongoing initiative at ASU to create space for veteran-civilian community dialogue. Five previous iterations have been performed in Tempe, Phoenix and Tucson since 2013.

ASU Art Museum receives Contemporary Craft Initiative grant from Windgate Charitable Foundation

ASU Art Museum is the recipient of a two-year, $330,000 grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation in support of the establishment of the Windgate Contemporary Craft Initiative. This gift will support a series of contemporary craft exhibitions, visiting artists and scholars, new acquisitions, conservation, public and university programs and student awards in contemporary craft.

ASU Art Museum has a long-standing commitment to this particular area of interest. 

ASU celebrates its innovators as new chapter of National Academy of Inventors launches at university

If necessity is the mother of invention, Arizona State University is a hotbed of midwifery.

The university celebrated opening a chapter of the National Academy of Inventors by honoring the 101 faculty and researchers who have earned patents or had their technology licensed by ASU.

Of the top 100 universities in the world for patents, ASU ranks 38th.

ASU launches initiative to support next generation of leaders

Arizona State University is a massive engine that runs at warp speed, and a new initiative is inviting a group of campus leaders to look under the hood so they can keep it going decades into the future.

The Advanced Leadership Initiative is a six-month immersive experience to cultivate a new pool of leaders to keep ASU on a trajectory of innovation and achievement.

ASU students to premiere plays during ASU MainStage season

The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre has officially announced its 2016-17 MainStage season, which features two world-premieres of plays created by Arizona State University students as well as five dance concerts, two film screenings and theatre productions featuring boats, food and a strange creature.

The annual "Fall Forward!" dance concert kicks off the MainStage season, the official performing arts season of the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, at the end of September. The concert features new works by ASU faculty and guests.

ASU theater students to premiere autobiographical play

Throw a group of grad students into a room, and tell them to make a play from scratch. Creating a cohesive work might be hard with around a dozen artists bringing their own ideas and identities to the project. But Arizona State University's School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s MFA theater cohort used that potential hurdle as an asset when devising the MainStage production “Out of Many,” which premieres Friday, Oct. 14 at the Lyceum Theatre.

Beating cancer, one drum rhythm at a time

ASU counseling master's student Kristian Mastin’s learned instrument is the banjo.

But this week, in between seeing youth clients as a clinical intern in a small Mesa counseling practice, Mastin headed over to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona, to beat out rhythms on a Senegalese sabar drum with ASU alumna Dr. Sonja Branch, who led a drum circle to inspire hope and well-being as part of the Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Week events.

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