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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...
Hawaii faces a range of sustainability threats: The state can’t grow enough food; it imports 90 percent of its energy and water; coral reefs are disappearing; the islands are being overrun by...
The Office of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts announces its second annual Herberger Institute Mike Curb Student IDEA...
An Arizona State University semesterlong fusion experiment that paired artists from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with scientists from the Biodesign Institute culminated in a one-...
Celebrity chef Nephi Craig , who made a guest appearance at ASU last weekend, doesn’t run a swanky New York restaurant or yell insults on a reality TV show. Craig, who is of Apache and Navajo...
What makes something go "viral"? Marketing companies spend billions of dollars trying to answer that question, but in John Fassold's case, he was just bored and trying to make his...
Entrepreneurs within the arts will have the opportunity to engage with Valley artists during the one-night immersive event “No Vacancy.” Herberger Arts and Design Entrepreneurship Students (HADES)...
Jose Bernardi, who spends much of his time researching contemporary design in Latin America, writes on the relationship between design and ideas in cultural settings. It’s no huge surprise, then,...
Cameron Robello, a senior majoring in music composition and theory in the Herberger School of music, has won the 2017 Robert X. La Pat Carillon Composition Contest, sponsored by the ASU Carillon...
Sha Xin Wei, the director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, will give a keynote speech at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) in November....
When Gerald Farin worked with colleagues to establish the Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling (PRISM) center at Arizona State University, he showed how design and the arts at ASU, as well as...
With summer vacation fast approaching, students of all ages are invited to experience the excitement of Arizona State University while they’re still in elementary, middle or high school. From...
This year, ASU's School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s annual SpringDanceFest concert will not only feature the choreography of dance students, but also the choreography of three recent guest...
Arizona State University will host the fifth biennial Pave Symposium on Entrepreneurship and the Arts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5–6 at the Tempe campus. This year's symposium will focus on...
ASU School of Music Professor Roger Mantie The future of classical music is anyone’s guess, but Arizona State University professor Roger Mantie invites us to consider a world without it. “Imagine...
In 1988, longtime collaborators and partners Marina Abramovic and Ulay began walking toward one another from opposite ends of the Great Wall of China. Ninety days later, the performance artists met...
Eighteen short dance films will be featured at the fourth annual Dance Shorts: College Film Festival this Friday, April 14 at Sun Studios of Arizona. “The festival provides an opportunity for...
Jason Schupbach, one of the founding leaders of the national creative placemaking movement and the person charged with representing all of the design disciplines at the federal level, will join...
Imagine you’ve devoted years and years, even decades, gathering knowledge and insights in your given fields of study. Now imagine you’re asked to encapsulate some of what you’ve learned — in a single...
Arizona State University's School of Music welcomes Dwandalyn Reece, curator of music and performing arts at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture...
What is creative placemaking? Celina Tchida has thought about this question more than most people. A graduate student in community development in Arizona State University's School of Community...
Visual LIT is a collaboration between the ASU Library and the ASU Art Museum that brings together visual artists interested in exploring different aspects of the library — from antique books to...
Arizona State University professor Liz Lerman is this year's recipient of the presitgious Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, according to the New York Times. "Since the 1970s, she (Lerman)...
From finding a movie to watch on Netflix, navigating traffic with Waze or Google Maps, fine-tuning your household budget with apps like Mint, or finding a date on Tinder, we find ourselves relying on...
Several ASU School of Music students are slated to participate in the 2017 National Women’s Music Festival in Wisconsin this summer following the success of the ASU Lyric Opera Theatre’s new works...
With an all-black production of Shakespeare, an all-female production of “Men on Boats” and a new play about race, bias and “who the f--- has the right to tell whose story,” ASU’s Herberger Institute...
Artist vs. scientist. Right vs. left brain. Creativity vs. stark logic. When the seemingly separate worlds of art and science collide, will they produce chaos or a masterwork? This semester, in a new...
ASU Art Museum is the recipient of a two-year, $330,000 grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation in support of the establishment of the Windgate Contemporary Craft Initiative. This gift will...
In the contemporary art world, exhibitions don’t get much more esteemed than the Whitney Biennial and documenta . Over the course of an artist’s career, it’s an honor to be included in one; in both,...
When the Arizona State University School of Music first relaunched its gospel choir, with new hire Jason Thompson at the helm, 12 people joined. Now, just two years later, the choir boasts 125...
Ruby Lerner, founder of Creative Capital, is bringing her revolutionary thinking to Arizona State University in her new role as the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ inaugural policy...
If you’ve ever gone for a jog or paddle boat ride around Tempe Town Lake, you can thank a man you’ve most likely never heard of: James Elmore, ASU’s founding dean of architecture, and the Father 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 . Two of the largest graduate schools at Arizona State University...
The history of Chinese ceramics dates all the way back to the Paleolithic era, with different regional traditions evolving over time. Today it remains ones of the most significant forms of ceramics...
Editor’s Note: This story is one in a series of profiles of individuals being honored as part of the ASU Alumni Association’s 2017 Founders’ Day celebration on March 16. Visit the Alumni Association’...
He was an architect, one of the last to apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright. He was a businessman, head of Herberger Enterprises, a real estate development firm. And he was a philanthropist, once...

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