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Music theorist Nicholas Shea will join the ASU School of Music as assistant professor of music theory beginning in August 2020. “We are thrilled to have attracted Nicholas Shea to our faculty,” said...
For an older person with dementia, a rousing rendition of big-band music might stir some memories. And when that older person claps or sings along, the brain connection is even stronger. That’s one...
Editor's note: As Arizona continues to battle COVID-19, please follow social distancing and face covering guidelines in public at all times, including playgrounds. A day at the playground can be...
Most of us find ourselves fully immersed in the digital age. Books are replaced with tablets, newspapers articles are delivered via an app rather than your doorstep, the junk mail once found in your...
Kyle Hoefer, an Arizona State University School of Arts, Media and Engineering alumnus, has landed a job at X, Google's Moonshot Factory provided by Adecco onsite , a semisecret research and...
Most Americans, today, might not recognize the name Agnes Smedley. That’s because the American journalist made a name for herself in China, where she lived and worked between 1929 and 1941, and rose...
In celebration of this upcoming Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day, in honor of the day that emancipated the last of the enslaved African Americans in the United States — Arizona State University...
June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and an Arizona State University graduate student has put together a virtual showcase of local queer artists to...
Look up the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on the Arizona Department of Health Services website , and you will see the extent of the pandemic in each county. But how did the...
The year 2020 has proven to be one full of heartache, fear and anger. Social injustices that have existed in the U.S. for generations are now being thrown into sharp relief. What can the humanities...
The Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band, School of Music and Sun Devil Athletics banded together to create a virtual performance of the fight song to show support and build encouragement...
On April 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Arizona State University as a winner of its eighth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge , a national competition that engages...
As a new member of Herberger Institute Professor Daniel Bernard Roumain ’s DBR Lab , ASU film student Keegan Carlson was looking forward to performing with the lab at National Sawdust in Brooklyn,...
Sixteen Arizona State University architecture students were tapped to provide design work around one of the most important large-scale artworks in the world — Roden Crater, the installation created...
Arizona State University's Class of 2020 knows what it means to be resilient. They’ve had to adapt to unique circumstances, and they’ve risen to the challenge. They moved to fully remote...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Kate Howe’s path to becoming an ASU alumna has been somewhat unconventional, but that’s what makes...
Every student in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University is talented and special in their own way. In every class there are many accomplished students with skills in a vast array of...
Suren Jayasuriya , an Arizona State University professor jointly appointed with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering , and Kimberlee...
When Eric Dachman graduated from ASU in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a minor in film, the Scottsdale, Arizona, native already knew he wanted to move to Los Angeles to work in...
ASU’s costume shop may be closed, but its staff and students are still hard at work — making masks instead of costumes. When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the U.S., Arizona State University...
This weekend, you can sit back with your popcorn at home and enjoy two nights of original film and media, as Arizona State University's School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s annual Spring Senior...
Seven Arizona State University artists will showcase new works as part of ASU Gammage’s Digital Connections Facebook live series on Wednesday, May 6. Composer and storyteller Cole Travis, dance...
On March 24, Arizona State University’s annual Social Embeddedness Network Conference was hosted virtually for the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In her opening remarks, keynote speaker...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Graduate student Lawrence Fung came to ASU from Hong Kong, China, to study at the W. P. Carey School...
Arizona State University Associate Professor Garth Paine has been awarded a patent for a device his research lab developed that is capable of detecting gunshots in dense rainforests to help prevent...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Anna Ciza Deogratias, who’s graduating from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts with a major...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Early in her college experience, Kaylee Antill was advised that it would be difficult to undertake a...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . After spending several years with Arizona State University's School of Arts, Media and...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Julia Lopez has kept a close connection to her heritage, which has inspired in her design work. Lopez...
Professors, students and staff around the world are adapting to new learning environments for their classes, but what about educational experiences and activities beyond the classroom? For theater...
Dance exists beyond the stage. Students, faculty and staff in Arizona State University's School of Film, Dance and Theatre have always explored how movement and dance performances can happen in...
Arizona State University has responded to the coronavirus crisis by ramping up a massive initiative to design, produce and distribute critically needed personal protective equipment and other medical...
In a relatively short time, much has been written about the global cultural response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ASU researchers in the health humanities think there should be even more discussion —...
Ariane Middel is from a small village in western Germany where the weather is generally cold and rainy. When she moved to Phoenix in 2009 to do her postdoc at Arizona State University, her original...
In the spirit of physical distancing and in honor of the concert halls around the world that have fallen silent, the ASU Wind Bands in Arizona State University's School of Music have responded...
“Designing the Illusion of Reality” is a brand-new class in Arizona State University's School of Arts, Media and Engineering intended to give students a grasp of online gaming. It was originally...

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