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Students at Arizona State University can choose from hundreds of degree programs, and any one of them can lead to a lifelong commitment to treating the planet gently. These three ASU alumni are...
Earlier this summer, the sixth-largest city in India, Chennai, ran out of water. The cause wasn’t just a weak monsoon. Overextraction of groundwater, unmaintained reservoirs, runaway urban growth and...
Artificial intelligence algorithms have become pervasive in daily life, but should they? And what are the drawbacks and advantages of using machine learning? Several Arizona State University faculty...
When former graffiti artist Clyde Thompson experienced the European art scene at age 21, he was inspired by the sweep of what he saw. “When I saw the murals in Europe, they looked like pieces of fine...
Arizona State University history alumnus Kino Reed regularly teaches O’odham cultural studies and social studies at Salt River High School near Scottsdale, Arizona. But this last week he was back at...
Earlier this year, winds in Eagar, Arizona, got up to speeds of 80 mph, and the jungle gym on the playground at the Boys and Girls Club of Round Valley took flight and landed in a nearby field. It...
Standing for hours within crowds of people in hot, sunny and humid conditions is a recipe for heat-related illness — but that’s what spectators at the Tokyo Summer Olympics marathons may be dealing...
For Jesse Lopez , the opportunity to partner with Upward Bound , a federally -funded academic program for college-bound students from underfunded communities , was a chance to pay it forward , since...
It’s a common story: Developers start transforming public spaces with little to no input from the community — and it doesn’t end happily. But, as Arizona State University Assistant Professors Paul...
“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” — Jane Austen Just in time for face-melting season, a study of shade, heat and the best ways to cool...
The work of several students and alumni of the School of Art in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will be on view in the Valley for the next year as part of IN...
When J. Bouey took their first dance class as a teenager in south Phoenix, they just wanted to be a stronger captain for their little-known high school step team. Now, after years of doubts and...
The unseasonably temperate weather in the Phoenix metropolitan area this spring may have everyone scratching their heads, but rest assured, heat will always be a concern in the Valley whose name pays...
Living in space is going to present problems. Lots of them. Heat. Cold. Radiation. Is the company liable for overtime pay when the ship wakes you from cryosleep ahead of time? One of the more...
The National Accelerator for Cultural Innovation at Arizona State University will welcome seven Practices for Change fellows from around the country to ASU’s Tempe campus this summer. The Practices...
Announced today in Washington, D.C., by Blue Origin , Arizona State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Blue Origin to send payloads to the lunar surface. Blue Origin, a...
A team of researchers from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering will present their work this week at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing, the...
Among a sea of aspiring actors dressed in black and lined up at an open call audition, Tregoney Shepherd wore a bright red miniskirt. Whether the skirt helped or hurt her chances, she’s unsure — but...
Each spring, high school students across the U.S. declare their college decisions, a first major step in carving their future path, and it deserves celebration. On May 1, Michelle Obama’s Reach...
Roden Crater, a large-scale art installation of light and perception in northern Arizona, is seen by only a few hundred people every year. This past year, 60 Arizona State University students were...
The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has announced five winners in the 2019 Concerto Competition. Eleven students performed as finalists in...
The 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music went to the composer of “p r i s m” — an opera that had its first developmental workshop at the Arizona State University School of Music and was commissioned and...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Erick Fowler made a big decision when he chose to go to college 1,000 miles away from his hometown in Tulsa,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . At 19 years old, Krystina Owens started her own production studio while attending Arizona State University. Now the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . When artist Edgar Fernandez transferred to Arizona State University, he was looking for new inspiration. “I...
Among the uninitiated, Phoenix might conjure less-than-savory thoughts of suburban sprawl, ecological challenges or a dearth of history. But the truth is every place has its own unique stories to...
Arizona State University School of Music education, performance and therapy areas recently joined forces with community partners Kyrene Aprende Middle School and Sunrise Senior Living Community to...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Maedeh Moayyednia’s journey as a refugee inspired her to become a storyteller through the art of film. Moayyednia,...
It used to be that people would dress up once a year at Halloween, but the world of cosplay has opened new opportunities for people to create intricate, elaborate costumes to wear year-round. Arizona...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Although he is a theater major in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts , senior Fargo Tbakhi found a home...
The United States and the Soviet Union clashed on many fronts during the Cold War, and music was one of them. An Arizona State University professor who’s an expert on the music of that time period...
The Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theatre is holding a monthlong celebration of dance this April consisting of three events: Latin Sol, SpringDanceFest and Come AZ You Are. Guest...
Arizona State University School of Music doctoral students and alumni won all three top prizes at the renowned 2019 Hong Kong International Chamber Music Competition . The Laniakea String Quartet won...
More than 3,000 people packed the grass at Sun Devil Stadium on Friday as part of ASU 365 Community Union ’s Movies on the Field. The screening of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"...
“I have had the opportunity to participate in many different projects and activities at ASU, all of which were fantastic for my growth. However, this project feels more meaningful than almost any...
The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has announced a new online gig referral system designed to connect community members who are seeking...

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