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Joshua Gardner , clinical associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, and Stefanie Gardner recently released “Gone is Gone,” their debut album as the...
Ruth Jones has found her forever home. It’s 20 stories tall, sits at the edge of the ASU Tempe campus and offers spectacular views of the Valley. “My forever home had to be someplace, and this is it...
A play is more than what you see on stage. It’s casting and rehearsals, staging and building sets. It’s developing and learning choreography. It’s figuring out the lighting and any multimedia...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Sumana Mandala graduated with her Master of Fine Arts in dance this December, two decades after she...
Kaden Hildreth just graduated from Arizona State University, earning a degree in digital culture with a concentration in film, and has already landed their dream job working at Achievement Hunter as...
The country’s reckoning with social justice this year has put a spotlight on America’s memorials. Who gets to be remembered forever, and who tells that story? Big monuments are expensive and...
It was the viral image of activist Allie Young leading a group of Navajo voters to an Arizona polling station on horseback that really drove it home for Diné poet Jake Skeets . “That to me is...
When film students at Arizona State University were unable to shoot their capstone projects because of the pandemic, the New American Film School reached out to Hollywood for help. About two dozen...
In an effort to provide fall 2020 graduates the best virtual ceremony innovation can create, a team of a dozen students from ASU’s Meteor Studio , in coordination with the XR at ASU initiative,...
During a year with little to no opportunities in the conducting field, Argentinean-born Arizona State University music alumna Michelle Di Russo has been awarded two esteemed conducting fellowships....
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Doctoral graduate Soyeon “Sally” Kang always understood that for a performance, practice makes perfect...
Astrid Morales Torres, Doctor of Musical Arts student in piano performance, showcased Mexican music in a livestreamed concert this fall as part of an international collaboration between Arizona State...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Accomplished students are frequently asked about their “aha moments,” when they discovered their path...
From the textbooks of ancient Greek physician Hippocrates to current research on the coronavirus pandemic, we know that human health is impacted by environmental factors. British artists Vicky Isley...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Olufela Joda graduates this month with a master’s degree in architecture, but he has no plans to limit...
With a pop, the flash of a small round something makes a graceful arc against a starry sky. But it’s not the cork from a bottle of celebratory Champagne. Nor is it a baseball after a home run hit. It...
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre continues its season this weekend with a virtual production of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler.” Just back from an extended honeymoon, Hedda Gabler is confronted...
Winter break is a time to refresh and relax, and this year, instead of expanding your waistline, Arizona State University invites you to expand your mind. ASU is offering five weeks of free virtual...
Sarah Dolens-Moon, who recently graduated from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, completed her MFA with a project that focused on drama engagement with...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Piyum Fernando always thought he would pursue computer science throughout his higher education, but...
Each year, the Graduate College solicits individuals and teams of faculty to help the Graduate College advance key initiatives that improve graduate curricula across the university through the...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . During her time at Arizona State University, Rachel Hebert walked 500 miles across Colorado, climbed a...
When distance learning involves overseas students studying music, a Zoom call isn’t quite good enough. So, on Oct. 22, Cathal Breslin , assistant professor of piano in Arizona State University's...
It was seeing herself reflected that made the college decision for Maria Walker. The high school senior had been all set to go to Columbia University on a full scholarship, but then Tribal Nations...
Editor’s note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now’s year in review. Read more top stories from 2020 . Earlier this year, the Arizona Board of Regents formally approved a plan to create two...
Marissa Rohr quit her job this year. It was the next step in pursuing her passion for esports — and a move that has paid off for the ASU a lumna. After graduating from the School of Arts, Media and...
Editor’s note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now’s year in review. Read more top stories from 2020 . Arizona State University is entering that golden time of year when the desert at last...
With a generous grant from the Windgate Foundation, the ASU Art Museum has established the Windgate Curator of Contemporary Craft and Design Fellowship and announced Sarah Kelly as the first fellow....
Kay Norton , professor of musicology in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, is an invited keynote speaker at the INECO Foundation's first virtual conference in...
The ASU Art Museum is exploring light as an artistic medium in several ways this semester. “Traditional Stories of Light” is a new all-ages coloring book that’s available for free at the ASU Art...
How do you put on a live theater production with multiple cast members via Zoom? Students, faculty and staff in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre have adapted all the...
Come AZ You Are , a minifestival celebrating spaces of affirmation and radical joy through art as social (inter)action, kicks off Oct. 23. The interdisciplinary festival is inspired by the vogue and...
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, universities have had to find and adopt new ways of building, maintaining and creating communities for students to flourish in and remain connected through. The...
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create changes in lifestyle, work and school, forcing individuals, as well as groups, to adapt and work together in ways they hadn’t previously planned. In the...
The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Fernanda Aoki Navarro as an assistant professor of music composition. Navarro is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, developing...
ASU School of Arts, Media and Engineering Associate Professor Grisha Coleman — whose work focuses largely on movement research, computation and digital media — has been awarded a 2020 Media Arts...

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