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The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Joyce McCall as assistant professor of music learning and teaching. McCall is one of the few scholars whose music education research focuses on...

Paola Sanguinetti, noted expert in technology, sustainability and architecture, has been named the new director of The Design School in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and...

Scientists have been sounding the alarm on the climate crisis for nearly three decades, and we still face major challenges. A group of Arizona State University educators are reaching out to youth for...

Lauren Sarah Hayes, musician, sound artist and assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Arts, Media and Engineering, is receiving praise for her latest album of improvised...

Students in the transdisciplinary School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University will be empowered by “technofluency,” a concept embraced by the school’s faculty and new director,...

Arizona State University’s outdoor installation DesignSpace provided more than 100 ASU students, including 21 students from the School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for...

Nonny de la Peña, dubbed the "Godmother of Virtual Reality” by Forbes and the Guardian, is joining Arizona State University to design and lead a new graduate program and center in emerging media...

Jennifer Weiler, an Arizona State University media arts and sciences postdoctoral alumna and current faculty associate, is releasing a comic book this summer that teaches users how to use code to...

Graduate music theater and opera student Yophi Adia Bost wanted to take ownership of the art she shared. Bost said she got that chance as part of the School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s Color...

Internationally recognized and award-winning dancer, choreographer, educator and performer LaTasha Barnes joins the dance faculty in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre...

A recent survey of the top 1,300 highest-grossing films released in the U.S. from 2007 to 2019 has revealed just how skewed representation is: Only 44 of those movies had a lead character who was...

Associate Professor Grisha Coleman of the ASU Herberger Institute’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering has been named a 2021–22 fellow by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute . The Radcliffe Institute...

In what reads like a piece of advice from a 19th-century version of Marie Kondo, British textile designer William Morris once wrote, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or...

Scenic designer Arnel Sancianco joins the School of Music, Dance and Theatre in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts this fall. “We are thrilled to have...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . For Ausette Anderies, theater is more than entertainment – it’s a way to communicate. “At the end of...

About 30 students in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts celebrated two “firsts” at their graduation celebration the evening of May 4: They were the first graduates of the new School of...

A venture founded by two Arizona State University alums that makes gear-storage racks out of recycled plastic has won a $10,000 investment. Sean Dicke and Nicholas Raccosta won the money for their...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . When Shannon Smith needed to choose a major, she couldn't pick just one. “ I chose ASU because I...

Arizona State University’s spring 2021 graduates were congratulated for not only persevering through the difficulties of a pandemic, but also for helping to make the university a better place despite...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . You may not know spring 2021 ASU graduate Taylor Kephart by name, but if you’ve engaged with ASU’s...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Vashawn Arora’s intellectual curiosity and musical drive have challenged him to explore snippets of...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Alicia Castillo is a composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter. Her compositions range from concert...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Jay Williams wants to use all the tools at his disposal to tell the stories popular media often...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . When she first started as a Sun Devil, Medallion Scholar Sara Donaldson knew that she wanted to...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Music has been a crucial part of Joel Adalid Martinez Lorenzana’s life for as long as he can remember...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Only 22% of licensed architects are women, according to the National Council of Architectural...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Omar Hashem never gave up. As a teenager with a hobby in photography, he didn’t give up when he...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Eliana O’Brien thrives in environments that require personal engagement and creative flexibility. In...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Benjamin Cortez has been playing music for most of his life. He grew up in a musical family and took...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Jalen Jorel Montgomery believes that one should not just talk about the work of equity but lead the...

Wrapping up the School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s 2020-2021 virtual performance season for dance is SpringDanceFest, and the lineup is set to move audiences beyond just the physical. The concert...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Dave Osmundsen graduates this spring with an MFA in dramatic writing, and he is already making a name...

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has announced four winners in the 2021 Concerto Competition. The school holds the competition each year for...

The ASU Graduate College has announced the awardees of the fifth annual Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Awards. The daylong virtual event featured four graduate student and postdoctoral...

It was deep into 2020 when John Featherstone had a realization that stopped him in his tracks — there were students whose last year of college had been upended by the pandemic and who were soon...

The newly named Sidney Poitier New American Film School is getting a new director – Dianah Wynter, who has a background in film, theater and television. Wynter, who is currently a professor and chair...

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