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Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Tasha Romero just became a legend in the world of esports — or at least a winning reality show competitor with a prize...
What do you get when you bring together art, science and technology? A powerful way of galvanizing people, says Diana Ayton-Shenker. Ayton-Shenker is executive director of the new Arizona State...
Imagine a smartphone app that can identify whether your pet is a cat or dog based off a photo. How does it know? Enter machine learning and an unimaginable amount of data. But teaching a machine is...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . It’s taken five years, hard work and a few bumps, but Katherine Del Rosario is finally graduating. This month she will...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . When graduate student Andrew Robinson first started classes in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, he didn’t...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Roy Wasson Valle has had a flourishing art practice in the Valley for several years, but decided he wanted to expand...
What does a comedy performance look like when the cast and crew are all women? "Funny for a Girl" is a live comedy show created, produced and performed by ASU film and theater students....
“Evocative, imaginative, engaging.” “Exquisitely controlled chaos.” “… from the mesmerizing opening scene, I was completely drawn in and it gave me HOPE.” The Arizona State University School of Music...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2019 . Arizona State University is now offering the first bachelor’s degree in popular...
Like many arts organizations, the recession was tough on Arizona Opera, which is now working to ensure its financial future. In its 47th season, the opera company is partnering with Arizona State...
The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has been awarded $400,000 from ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) to support its work in building the field of creative placemaking toward furthering healthy...
Urban Sol, a cr oss-institute initiative in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, shines a light on street arts culture with DJs, MCs, aeroSOUL artists and dancers...
The Salt River Valley has always revolved around two things: the sun above and the river below. Hohokam children played on the banks of the Salt and ate fish caught in weirs and corn and squash...
Just over 10 million people were living in the U.S. without legal immigration status in 2017. Tens of thousands are young people who received temporary protection through the federal Deferred Action...
The 10th annual PRISMS Contemporary Music Festival at Arizona State University puts the human voice center stage. PRISMS: Voices will highlight the different aspects and styles of voice Nov. 6-10. “...
Civic and cultural leaders who practice “creative placemaking,” the community approach that puts arts, culture and design at the heart of community planning and equitable development, will hold their...
Choosing your major out of high school can be a daunting task, especially when a school like Arizona State University offers more than 350 undergraduate majors. To help with the decision of which...
Millions of people around the world are working on making the push into space. Blue Origin is testing landers in the west Texas plains. SpaceX engineers are putting in long hours at its headquarters...
Praised as “passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding” by the London Independent, the internationally acclaimed Brentano Quartet returns to the ASU School of Music for the school’s Visiting Quartet...
“Call Kathy.” It’s a phrase that gets thrown around quite a bit among scholars and practitioners in the field of theater for youth. And call they do. They call with questions about scripts and set...
The Arizona State University School of Music’s 2019-20 choral season explores the power and subtlety of the human voice with music familiar to groundbreaking. This year’s season includes recent music...
Stephanie Weiss , assistant professor of voice in the ASU School of Music, recently released her first solo and duo recording, “ Sacred & Profane: Duo Au Courant Performs Song Cycles of Daron...
The ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will host the 2019 American Liszt Society Festival on Oct. 24–27 to honor the music and legacy of Franz Liszt, considered...
The School of Music’s 2019-20 Organ Series celebrates the pipe organ — an instrument with a repertoire than spans more than 500 years. Performances this year feature a wide range of music, from 14th...
Movers and makers are innovating art and science at the sixth annual MOCO International Conference on Movement and Computing at Arizona State University on Oct. 10-12. Artists, engineers and...
Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is teaming up with Biodesign Institute on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Biodesign Institute auditorium to participate in an...
Arizona State University faculty and students will join the Dayspring United Methodist Church Choirs on Saturday, Oct. 5, for a concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The...
A protest of social injustice and an opportunity for change: ASU Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with ASU Gammage is redesigning the classic orchestral concert. “ Towards a More Perfect Union ”...
Temporary parklets will be popping up around metered parking spaces in downtown Phoenix this Friday, including one built by a group of Arizona State University landscape architecture students. In...
From some of the most celebrated masterworks to collaborations with living composers, multimedia artists and world-class soloists, the ASU School of Music orchestras' 2019-20 season ventures...
On a Friday night when their fellow students are starting their weekend, more than 50 Arizona State University students are busy at Devils Invent , embarking on 48-hour journey to design, build and...
The ASU School of Music wind bands 2019-20 concert season features band classics, chamber works, new compositions and collaborations that celebrate and cultivate community through music. “I am...
Award-winning guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre is slated to perform this Thursday in a concert that kicks off the 2019-20 Arizona State University Guitar Series. Feuillâtre is the first-prize winner of...
The image in stone relief is arresting, but not for its beauty. A woman on bended knees, head tilted upward, is restrained by a man from behind while another man at her front appears to reach his...
The ASU Music Theatre and Opera program’s 2019-20 season features major musical theater and operatic works premiered exclusively in the United States in the past 100 years, predominantly in the 21st...
Editor's note: The following update was added to this story on Nov. 4, following the successful launch of the Phoenix CubeSat. On Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6:59 a.m. Arizona time, the Arizona State...

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