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A recent work composed by Arizona State University School of Music Professor of Practice Daniel Bernard Roumain is changing the possibilities of what opera is and can be. His critically acclaimed...
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Thanksgiving brings us closer together, but our conversations across generations in a family can sometimes drive us farther apart. “We’re forced to spend these long hours with people, some of whom we...
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Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute played host to “Climate Change Theatre Action” Tuesday, an event communicating some of the most pressing sustainability issues of our society, by...
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What do kids want when they play? A group of interior architecture students at Arizona State University asked 70 sixth-graders, who said they wanted to climb and slide and be immersed in a different...
Michelle Marji isn’t throwing her father a party on his birthday this Friday. Instead, she’s premiering a new dance work at the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s Emerging Artists production — a...
Catalin Rotaru, an Arizona State University School of Music associate professor, was afforded the rare opportunity to bring the music and spirit of legendary Italian composer and virtuoso Giovanni...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Four Arizona State University students are about to make the...
On Nov. 14, students from Arizona State University will participate in one of 211 events across 38 countries aimed at addressing climate change through theater. Climate Change Theatre Action is a...
Through a significant $50,000 AIGA Innovate Grant from and partnership with AIGA National, AIGA Arizona and The Design School at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts...
Big questions about the nature of time and space and how they relate to mankind and the Earth have confounded some of the greatest minds since humans were capable of complex thought. At this current...
The sounds of the jittery feet from musical theater students roared from Arizona State University's Music Building last week as students anxiously warmed up to take a tap Master Class from...
What if you could trade in your internal moral compass for a digital compass? In “The Compass,” which opens this weekend at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, an app lets users forgo the struggle of...
Arizona State University celebrated its latest state-of-the-art educational facility on Monday at the new home for the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy on the ASU West campus. The building...
Every Halloween season the BloodList unveils a list of the best 13 unproduced horror and suspense genre screenplays, and for the second year in a row, the list included a script by ASU faculty Chris...
“Every man needs a place to go where he can go crazy in peace,” said author and desert rat Edward Abbey. There may soon be less of one of those places. President Donald Trump announced Friday he...
Ysaÿe M. Barnwell’s pedagogy is more far-reaching than just singing music. She teaches the humanity of music-making. “Music is infinitely functional,” Barnwell said. “It ties the whole existence of a...
Micah Wilkinson, former Arizona State University School of Music student, won the position of principal trumpet of the internationally acclaimed Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for 2017. Wilkinson was...
Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has tapped ASU alum Erika Moore to help run one of the first programs of the Herberger Institute’s Projecting All Voices...
Exploration. Creative observation. Removing the limits of conventional thinking. These are the words of Arizona State University art students exercising their creative minds as part of “Sculpting...
Ever since Dean Steven J. Tepper arrived at ASU, he has been working on a way to bring the diverse students, faculty, staff and alumni of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts together. Given...
The AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence, Arizona's awards for outstanding theater, recognized Arizona State University's excellence in theatrical productions and individual performances...
“The Nutty Professor” (1963), “A Star is Born” (1976), “Jerry Maguire” (1996) and — coming soon — “Rhea” (year TBD). An in-production feature film is joining the ranks of those in which Arizona State...
Welcome to the Nether — a network of virtual reality realms. Plug in. Choose an identity. Indulge your every whim. But can you really have a world without consequences? That’s one of the questions...
Arizona State University’s School of Music is hosting the Society of Composers, Inc. Region VII Conference Oct. 13–14. Region VII includes Society of Composers members from Arizona, Nevada, Utah,...
The exploration of temporality in Eastern and Western music is the focus of “Out of Time,” this year’s Prisms Contemporary Music Festival at the Arizona State University School of Music, Nov. 8–12....
Arizona State University School of Music students and faculty are uniting with local community members for a benefit concert to aid the relief efforts in Houston, Texas. Lisa Blasi, School of Music...
When Emeritus Professor Ron Roedel retired in 2011 after 30 years of teaching and research in electrical engineering, there was one thing his longtime colleague and friend Michael Kozicki thought was...
Recognized as the No. 2 educational clinic in the nation, the Arizona State University Music Therapy Clinic in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Music changes lives one note...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Bouncing back. How do you recover from a setback? It’s an age-...
Arizona State University’s Child Drama Collection is the largest, most utilized and internationally renowned youth-theater repository in the world, according to university officials. It lures...
On a recent Saturday morning in September, a small group of people files into a room at Arizona State University’s Counseling Training Center on the Tempe campus. Laid out on tables are drums of...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . For the third year in a row, Arizona State University tops the...
Polluted beach samples from Japan, whale poop stickers and bamboo cutlery. No, this isn’t something out of a marine biology trip; these are just some of the items biology doctoral student Charles...
There are thousands of printers, tablets and computers on the campuses of the nation's most innovative university. But tucked away inside an underground classroom on Arizona State University...
Dennita Sewell, director of Arizona State University’s fashion program, stood at the front of her global fashion industry class, impeccably dressed — as one might expect of someone whose career has...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Arizona State University has unveiled a new statue of American...

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