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Each year, the Graduate College solicits individuals and teams of faculty to help the Graduate College advance key initiatives that improve graduate curricula across the university through the...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . During her time at Arizona State University, Rachel Hebert walked 500 miles across Colorado, climbed a...

When distance learning involves overseas students studying music, a Zoom call isn’t quite good enough. So, on Oct. 22, Cathal Breslin , assistant professor of piano in Arizona State University's...

It was seeing herself reflected that made the college decision for Maria Walker. The high school senior had been all set to go to Columbia University on a full scholarship, but then Tribal Nations...

Editor’s note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now’s year in review. Read more top stories from 2020 . Earlier this year, the Arizona Board of Regents formally approved a plan to create two...

Marissa Rohr quit her job this year. It was the next step in pursuing her passion for esports — and a move that has paid off for the ASU a lumna. After graduating from the School of Arts, Media and...

Editor’s note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now’s year in review. Read more top stories from 2020 . Arizona State University is entering that golden time of year when the desert at last...

With a generous grant from the Windgate Foundation, the ASU Art Museum has established the Windgate Curator of Contemporary Craft and Design Fellowship and announced Sarah Kelly as the first fellow....

Kay Norton , professor of musicology in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, is an invited keynote speaker at the INECO Foundation's first virtual conference in...

The ASU Art Museum is exploring light as an artistic medium in several ways this semester. “Traditional Stories of Light” is a new all-ages coloring book that’s available for free at the ASU Art...

How do you put on a live theater production with multiple cast members via Zoom? Students, faculty and staff in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre have adapted all the...

Come AZ You Are , a minifestival celebrating spaces of affirmation and radical joy through art as social (inter)action, kicks off Oct. 23. The interdisciplinary festival is inspired by the vogue and...

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, universities have had to find and adopt new ways of building, maintaining and creating communities for students to flourish in and remain connected through. The...

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create changes in lifestyle, work and school, forcing individuals, as well as groups, to adapt and work together in ways they hadn’t previously planned. In the...

The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Fernanda Aoki Navarro as an assistant professor of music composition. Navarro is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, developing...

ASU School of Arts, Media and Engineering Associate Professor Grisha Coleman — whose work focuses largely on movement research, computation and digital media — has been awarded a 2020 Media Arts...

Opening the door to inclusivity starts with a lot of listening, according to Melita Belgrave , an associate professor of music therapy who has been named associate dean for culture and access for the...

The Theatre Library Association has announced the Theatre Library Association Book Award winners for English language works of scholarship on live and recorded performance published in 2019. One of...

Liz Cohen wasn’t eager to teach online. The Guggenheim-winning associate photography professor, who considers herself a people person, didn’t think it was for her. When COVID-19 happened, Cohen threw...

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. For many people, dance is a form of escape. The sweat-soaked physicality of the art offers the...

More than $300,000 from the Charlene and J. Orin Edson Initiative for Dementia Care and Solutions was awarded to three Arizona State University research teams for innovative research projects. The...

Arizona State University Music Theatre and Opera, in collaboration with musical theater writers Rachel Dean and David Brush , released the official cast album for “The Anxiety Project.” The new...

Deborah Cullinan, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CEO, will join ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts for a 12-month residency called the National Field Leader in Residence . This...

As a new assistant professor in ASU's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Rachel Finley hopes to increase the educational experiences of her students and to help them find their own voices. “...

With workplace wellness programs on the rise, an Arizona State University team of interdisciplinary researchers are asking big questions about how to improve the overall functionality, impact,...

Robert Farid Karimi wants to amplify the ways people tell stories, and as a new assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Karimi hopes to do that...

From manatee calves being raised by a single mother to male jacana birds who raise related young from nearby nests — there are hundreds of family structures found in the wild. Arizona State...

Erin Barra is coming to Arizona State University to lead the new popular music program at a pivotal time. The music industry is undergoing huge changes as popular music itself is part of the country’...

With a dearth of new movies during this pandemic summer, the release of a new thriller starring one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood is big news. And it’s especially exciting for the two...

ASU-Leonardo and the Center for Science and the Imagination have announced the Leonardo Imagination Fellowship Program for fall 2020. Fellows selected to participate in this prototype season of the...

Arizona State University offers more than 800 fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs — not to mention more than 270 minors and certificates — and that number is growing this fall...

ASU Art Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, Aug. 20. During the temporary hiatus, staff has been working diligently to plan for the safe return of visitors to the museum, which closed to...

ASU Art Museum has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. for the implementation of the upcoming exhibition “...

An esteemed promoter of the arts who has engaged with some of the most venerable museums and cultural institutions in Southern California has been appointed to lead the board of trustees of Zócalo...

Music therapist Sarah Hameline joins the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as a clinical assistant professor in music therapy this August....

A regional cohort of four artists from Arizona, Utah and the Diné Nation has been selected to participate in the 2020–21 Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellowship , a joint venture between Arizona...

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