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Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. For many people, dance is a form of escape. The sweat-soaked physicality of the art offers the...
More than $300,000 from the Charlene and J. Orin Edson Initiative for Dementia Care and Solutions was awarded to three Arizona State University research teams for innovative research projects. The...
Arizona State University Music Theatre and Opera, in collaboration with musical theater writers Rachel Dean and David Brush , released the official cast album for “The Anxiety Project.” The new...
Deborah Cullinan, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CEO, will join ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts for a 12-month residency called the National Field Leader in Residence . This...
As a new assistant professor in ASU's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Rachel Finley hopes to increase the educational experiences of her students and to help them find their own voices. “...
With workplace wellness programs on the rise, an Arizona State University team of interdisciplinary researchers are asking big questions about how to improve the overall functionality, impact,...
Robert Farid Karimi wants to amplify the ways people tell stories, and as a new assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Karimi hopes to do that...
From manatee calves being raised by a single mother to male jacana birds who raise related young from nearby nests — there are hundreds of family structures found in the wild. Arizona State...
Erin Barra is coming to Arizona State University to lead the new popular music program at a pivotal time. The music industry is undergoing huge changes as popular music itself is part of the country’...
With a dearth of new movies during this pandemic summer, the release of a new thriller starring one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood is big news. And it’s especially exciting for the two...
ASU-Leonardo and the Center for Science and the Imagination have announced the Leonardo Imagination Fellowship Program for fall 2020. Fellows selected to participate in this prototype season of the...
Arizona State University offers more than 800 fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs — not to mention more than 270 minors and certificates — and that number is growing this fall...
ASU Art Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, Aug. 20. During the temporary hiatus, staff has been working diligently to plan for the safe return of visitors to the museum, which closed to...
ASU Art Museum has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. for the implementation of the upcoming exhibition “...
Music therapist Sarah Hameline joins the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as a clinical assistant professor in music therapy this August....
An esteemed promoter of the arts who has engaged with some of the most venerable museums and cultural institutions in Southern California has been appointed to lead the board of trustees of Zócalo...
A regional cohort of four artists from Arizona, Utah and the Diné Nation has been selected to participate in the 2020–21 Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellowship , a joint venture between Arizona...
ASU saxophone quartet Helíos recently won the silver medal in the senior wind division of the Fischoff Competition , one of the most respected chamber music competitions in the world, held virtually...
As awareness of racial injustice has broadened this spring and summer, reading lists have been shared to help increase people's understanding of our nation's past and present — including...
Since late 2005, Christian Ziegler , an assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Arts, Media and Engineering , has been working on an interactive stage technology that creates...
Cadenza Theatre, which was co-founded by Arizona State University Herberger Institute alumni, is set to present the online monologue series “We Cried Long Before the Teargas,” in response to racism...
For years, violinist Seth Thorn , an instructor in Arizona State University's School of Arts, Media and Engineering, wanted to expand how traditional instruments were played, learned and used to...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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