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“It goes without saying that networking is important in Hollywood,” said Adam Collis. And he would know. As a producer and director, Collis has worked with Oscar winners. As a professor and ASU Film...
It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and on the third floor of the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix, a group of second-year Mayo Clinic students are learning to walk — or perhaps more accurately, re-learning...
How would you dance with a Yiddish accent? Or express the tensions of Jewish-Arab relations through movement? Arizona State University is holding an international research conference this month...
Borders and identity aren’t fixed concepts to an artist — they’re fluid notions that change with time. A prominent playwright and author who is spending this academic year at Arizona State University...
The ninth Prisms Contemporary Music Festival at Arizona State University foregrounds music that reflects on outer space, presenting compelling works from a wide range of artists from Europe and the...
Each year the School of Film, Dance and Theatre kicks off its season of events with Fall Forward! , a dance production featuring a range of new works created by Arizona State University faculty and...
Working for the benefit of our community is central to the mission of Arizona State University, but it’s actually a pretty radical idea, according to a professor who teaches students how to do it....
ASU’s Wind Bands are presenting timeless masterworks, cutting-edge world premieres and everything in between in this year's upcoming season. Tradition and innovation will meet, and occasionally...
The Arizona State University School of Music orchestras aim to advance the reinvention and revitalization of the contemporary orchestra scene in the United States. The 2018-19 symphony and chamber...
Imagine traveling to an exciting destination, singing in a world-famous concert hall and acquiring a true understanding of a composer’s music, all while building a deep sense of community. This past...
It doesn’t take long to find a Phoenician who has a story or two about the years when downtown Phoenix pretty much went dark at 5:05 p.m. Sure, the arena and ballpark were there. But when the game or...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2018 here . A weeklong music extravaganza is about to hit Arizona State University...
The popularity of data science has grown steadily over the last decade with the advent of big data and the much-buzzed-about analyses of Nate Silver. In 2012, the Harvard Business Review coined data...
Family is the most important thing to people who live in the Gila River Indian Community, and the houses they live in should reflect that reality. That was the key concept that members of the...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2018 here . For the fourth year in a row, Arizona State University has been named the...
Independent curator and nonprofit arts consultant Olga Viso has joined the ASU team as a senior adviser to Steven J. Tepper, dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Viso is part of a...
Arizona State University’s School of Music launches the 2018-19 Organ Series with a multidisciplinary presentation, “Walls of Sound: The Ecology of the Borderlands,” addressing the ecological impact...
Japanese performer Tsutomu Arao will present a musical program of "The Tale of the Heike" at Arizona State University’s Katzin Concert Hall on Sept. 24. His performance of musical...
The new exhibit at the Arizona State University Art Museum features two artists — one wildly famous and one less well-known — who were both important in the socially tumultuous mid-20th century. “Pop...
An unprecedented production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.” An exhibition featuring ASU Art Museum’s Andy Warhol collection. A musical about religion, identity and dinosaurs. The 2018-19 season at...
The bonds between Arizona State University and its partners in Mexico over the past few years are producing large-scale research that will help millions of people as well as small projects to assist...
Beginning this month, the Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche Mission is expanding its innovative “ Psyche Inspired ” arts program to the national stage, inviting undergraduate students from...
A big university offers many opportunities, but it also can be a bit overwhelming. Students who choose one of Arizona State University’s smaller metro Phoenix campuses can still take advantage of the...
The School of Art in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is launching an online photography degree, the first online BFA degree for a studio practice-based...
In Dakar, Senegal, you can find a gas station or a hair salon turned into a space for seeing art. A dance club becomes an exhibition venue. A mixed-media installation pops up in a traffic circle. Old...
Craig Calhoun, the world-renowned social scientist and former director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science, has joined Arizona State University as University...
The Arizona Biennial is a celebration of the state’s artists, and this year the show includes nearly two dozen with ties to Arizona State University. The exhibition opens Friday, July 6, at the...
Guns — few issues evoke as much passion and raw emotion from almost all corners of society. No matter what your opinion of them is, they are a defining part of what it means to be an American....
In the timely exhibition “Toward Reconciliation, Away,” Arizona State University’s Northlight Gallery in the School of Art features the contemporary photographs of Wendy Babcox, Tom Kiefer and Terri...
The Beatles’ 1968 classic animation “Yellow Submarine” is making a hero’s return to the silver screen and will receive the red-carpet treatment for its golden anniversary . The 87-minute...
Sally Kewayosh uses the short break in filming while students reposition their cameras to explain the 180-degree rule of cinematography, then instructs one of them to come in closer for a profile...
How do you create a school that is inclusive, collaborative and equitable? That is the question The Design School at Arizona State University is asking design leaders across the country through...
Editor's note: This is part of a series investigating gun violence from many angles . It used to be that the idea of stepping up school security meant the hiring of a school resource officer or...
Was this the face that launched a trillion selfies? A small newborn, Sophie, wrapped in baby blankets and with a full head of hair, was photographed by her father Philippe Kahn on June 11, 1997. What...
Students get a sneak peek at life as a music major and a taste of what attending Arizona State University, or any college, would be like by participating in ASU's School of Music summer programs...
Innovation at Arizona State University often comes in the form of research, business ideas and technology. In the case of ASU alumna Amanda Prahl, however, innovation came in the form of literature,...

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