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The sounds of saws, drills and hammers fill a spacious workspace inside The Design School of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. It is Feb...
In 2002, “The Pianist” took home an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. It told the story of Jewish composer Władysław Szpilman and the music that helped carry him through the atrocities he witnessed...
Faculty from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, a transdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University formed between the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Ira A. Fulton...
The revolution will not be televised, but it might very well be sold. Arizona State University digital culture major Sekou Jackson points out the broken TV he painted on a bulletproof vest, a piece...
Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. “For each man sees himself in the Grand Canyon.” — poet Carl Sandburg. Feb....
More than 300 college band directors from across the country will gather at Arizona State University this week to talk about music, technology and research and to hear some of the best university...
Researchers from around the world will visit Arizona State University this March to explore cutting-edge research on tangible interactive systems, human-centered design and media art at the ACM...
Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is seeking seven individuals with field experience exploring arts, culture and design-based collaborations in the work of...
Dontá McGilvery has devoted his life to finding people who live at the margins of society and giving them a voice through theater. “Performance has the power to transform,” he tells his class. And he...
Michelle Memran met playwright Maria Irene Fornes two decades ago. The plan was to interview Fornes, who has been called the greatest and least-known dramatist of our time, for an article on the...
Arizona State University School of Music Professor Sabine Feisst ’s latest book is considered a major contribution of new scholarship on the life and music of Arnold Schoenberg, one of the most...
Arizona State University’s new location in downtown Mesa will train students in the transdisciplinary digital expertise that technology companies are now demanding, according to ASU President Michael...
The ninth Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition was held Jan. 13–20 at the Arizona State University School of Music. Dmytro Choni, Catherine Huang and Ruisi Lao took first...
The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is launching a new summer workshop for costume makers, and registration is now open....
The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is launching a new workshop this summer for screen actors. The Screen Acting Summer...
Dancers from the greater Phoenix area will have the chance to learn from Los Angeles dance industry professionals during a two-day clinic at the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in Arizona State...
A person’s voice is their identity — and that can be expressed more profoundly through actions than words, according to an Arizona State University student who has dedicated his career to helping...
When we think about robots, it’s usually in the context of their relationships with humans. Some are friendly, like Rosie the Robot from “The Jetsons” — a bizarre juxtaposition of futuristic...
One of the most important large-scale artworks in the world sits in the desert of northern Arizona, where artist James Turrell has spent decades shaping the landscape into an immersive observatory....
Each year, A rizona State University honors leaders in the community for their commitment to servant leadership in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. ’s admirable contributions to the world. From...
From the dusk of the drive-in to the dawn of the login, America’s movie-watching journey has traversed a twisty plot of romance, drama, enterprise and disruption in the decades since the first “...
Forty-three exceptional pianists from around the world will come together at the Arizona State University School of Music on Jan. 13-20 to participate in the ninth Bösendorfer and Yamaha USasu...
Editor’s note: Two Arizona State University online master’s programs are helping construction and engineering professionals advance their careers by bringing them up to speed on the latest...
Next stop: “The Polar Express.” Sun Devil Stadium at Arizona State University will play host to another Movies on the Field event Friday, Dec. 14, with Robert Zemeckis' 2004 animated North Pole...
When a new building dedicated to teaching life sciences opens in January at Utah State University, it will feature a soaring, vibrantly colored artwork by an Arizona State University professor who...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . Learning to thrive at Arizona State University means more than doing well in your major. It...
Imagine being guided through your next doctor’s visit using augmented reality and artificial intelligence. It’s not science fiction, but a reality at five Safeway grocery stores in the Phoenix metro...
Arizona State University Art Museum has announced that it is joining the Art for Justice Fund community as a fall 2018 grant recipient. This $125,000 planning grant will allow the museum to continue...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . After earning a degree in chemical engineering and publishing three books and other works...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . Hye Young Yun traces her story as an artist back to fifth grade, when she refused to let...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . Geology. Dance. Math. Michelle Migliaccio has a lot of interests. When the White Plains,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . This month, Quinn Mihalovic graduates with a BFA in dance, and he says he owes his success...
A free expo this Thursday offers visitors the opportunity to explore urban arts at ASU, from urban dance music ensembles to hip-hop theater. The ASU Urban Arts Expo features performances, lecture...
Five years ago, New York artist Kim Weild directed the world premiere of renowned playwright Charles Mee’s unconventional “Soot and Spit” at Arizona State University . The production moved to New...
For their entire lives, Laura Bartlett’s parents loved classical music, especially organ music. “Music activities brought them together as young people,” Bartlett said. And now their legacy will...
The United States was polarized, reeling from violence, its citizens protesting their leaders and questioning the very foundations of the country. It was 1971. That year, an audacious and wholly...

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