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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...
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...

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