'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.

'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.

2015–16 ASU Symphony Orchestra season highlights trio of guest conductors and a lineup of timeless masterworks

Longing for the perfect evening of awe-inspiring music, led by internationally recognized conductors and performed by your ASU Symphony Orchestra? Our free concerts offer everything from contemporary works by living composers to masterworks by Shostakovich, Mahler and Stravinsky. And don’t miss the breathtaking talents of some of the School of Music’s top student musicians in the Concert of Soloists.

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.”

Adam Nocek

The top scientific institute in the Netherlands, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), has announced that it will sponsor Adam Nocek’s Geomedia research project. Nocek, an assistant professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, will be a fellow at the IAS this coming year.