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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...
Artists and scientists are not such strangers as one might think. An overarching curiosity drives both. Arizona State University engineer Nathan Newman sees in his fellow scientists — and in many of...
Arizona State University’s School of Music welcomes musician, composer, singer, choral clinician, educator and author Ysaÿe M. Barnwell for a weeklong residency Sept. 5–8. During her time on campus,...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Arizona State University gave a...
Former Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) Miki Garcia is joining Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as...
Her sophomore year, Anissa Griego served as the assistant director and choreographer for the Lyric Opera Theatre student production of “Grease.” It was one of the greatest challenges of her life,...
The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s upcoming season offers something for everyone, from dance concerts and film screenings to cutting-edge theatre and collaborative productions between...
Maribel Alvarez describes what she does as “the embellishment of ordinary life.” A nationally respected anthropologist, folklorist, curator and community arts expert, she is the executive director 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 . “Why do you like the desert, Mr. Lawrence?” “Because it’s clean...
Theater artist Ricky Araiza has devoted much of his artistic time to working in his native Arizona, from studying his craft at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts,...
Tamara Underiner, a scholar of theater and performance studies and associate dean for research for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, has been named associate dean of academic affairs...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Actor James Franco has made a successful career from being...
For more than 35 years, the ASU Guitar Series has impressed audiences with a selection of unforgettable performances by virtuosos from around the world. This year’s lineup continues this tradition,...
ASU counseling master's student Kristian Mastin’s learned instrument is the banjo. But this week, in between seeing youth clients as a clinical intern in a small Mesa counseling practice, Mastin...
In her final weeks as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan famously said, “In ballet, if you’re over 40, you’re a dinosaur.” She was 47 years old at the time. “There is a tacit...
With a repertoire that spans more than 500 years, the pipe organ has an unmatched power and versatility in the musical world. Take in the beauty and intensity of this incredible instrument this fall...
Noted scholar of artists and art cities Joanna Grabski is joining Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as the new director of the School of Art. “Joanna is...
When Karen Schupp left the world of dance competition, she thought she left the costumes behind too. But with her new project, she’s not only donning costumes again, she’s also revisiting her...
Neon and taxidermy animals usually scream gun shop, feed store or Arizona honky-tonk. This time it says art. “Art can be anything — good taste, bad taste, avant-garde, digital — it’s just material,”...
Peter Schmelz, an associate professor in ASU's School of Music, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Berlin Prize, a semester-long fellowship in Berlin awarded annually to top-tier...
Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins is known for pioneering a new field of study around the invention and adoption of marine conservation technology. An assistant professor in the School for the Future of...
Internationally recognized as one of the few undergraduate and graduate programs providing training in both opera and musical theater, ASU’s Lyric Opera Theatre (LOT) ventures into its 54th season...
Let’s say you have a complex, scientific story to tell, like you want to point out the irony that while researchers have determined the weight of the moon, the composition of stars and even a theory...
Liz Lerman is somebody who both talks the talk and walks the walk. Over the course of the past semester, she’s been doing both in a gallery in the ASU Art Museum. For “Minds on the Move: The...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Erika Moore graduates with her MFA in dance this week. And she has no intention of slowing...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Ryan Downey is not only a native Arizonan, from Mesa, he’s also a fourth-generation ASU...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Keyaanna Pausch graduates from ASU this week – something she says might not have happened...
Necessity — and sometimes desperation — drive innovation, and several Arizona State University students have been rewarded for creating amazing solutions to problems they dealt with firsthand. A...
About 14,000 Sun Devils graduate from Arizona State University this week, turning their tassel and becoming the university's newest alumni. It's time to celebrate all they've...
Standing at the front of a large lecture hall as hundreds of college students streamed in with their books, bags and devices, headphones still in their ears, something dawned on William Heywood. They...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Herberger Institute grad student Jericho Joseph Thomas was born in a “red state,”...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . At 15 years old, doctors told Nicky Shindler she should never dance again. “I was...
Six School of Music students in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are finding success by coming together as the Eos Sextet. The group was selected to compete...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . As a child, Nicole Blumenstein dreamed of being a scientist, maybe a doctor. She always...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Josh Greene’s career path all started with a visit to Arcosanti as a high school student. “...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . During her undergraduate career, 22-year-old Angelica Fox worked with an array of arts...

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