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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...

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...

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...

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 . 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 . 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 . 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 . 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 . Jalen Jorel Montgomery believes that one should not just talk about the work of equity but lead the...

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 . Dave Osmundsen graduates this spring with an MFA in dramatic writing, and he is already making a name...

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...

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...

Twenty-three music and dance faculty, students and alumni in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre are featured performers at the international Walled City Music Festival...

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School became its own entity in fall 2020. With a new name, expanding faculty and new facilities around the corner, other new possibilities have emerged and...

Ted Hope, the former co-head at Amazon Movies, will join Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management as the marquee professor of practice in the new Master of Arts in Global...

Specialization has long been one of the primary allures of a college education. A student can concentrate on a singular area of study to acquire sufficient training to land a good job and get on the...

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2021 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. Story by Jaime Casap, ’93 MPA in public administration, who evangelizes the potential of...

In a year when performing artists’ careers are at a standstill, Ji Yeon Kim , who goes by Jiji, is finding ways to keep her creativity alive and her music moving forward into the future. An assistant...

The Local spring series will feature artists from the community as they perform live on the ASU Gammage stage. Viewers will have the chance to tune into two remaining performances for the season. On...

The ASU Interplanetary Initiative has announced their partnership with Slate on a new podcast — " Mission: Interplanetary ." "Mission: Interplanetary" is a weekly podcast hosted...

Early in February, small live events with the School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates in dance took place at Arizona State University’s Margaret Gisolo Dance Theatre and...

More than a year ago, two Arizona State University students discovered that they not only shared a passion for musical theater, they also clicked as a creative team. Over 14 months and one pandemic,...

The ASU Alumni Association Founders’ Day awards program honors the pioneering spirit of the institution’s founders and celebrates the innovations of alumni, faculty members and supporters of one of...

Arizona State University’s commitment to the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves is embedded in its charter. As part of that commitment, ASU President Michael...

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