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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’...
A cutting-edge conference on issues of human-computer interaction, novel tools and technologies, interactive art and user experience is coming to Arizona State University in 2019 thanks to a bid from...
A South Korean model-making company is sponsoring The Design School in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts by building prototypes for selected students. Dosun...
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...
Arizona State University is a massive engine that runs at warp speed, and a new initiative is inviting a group of campus leaders to look under the hood so they can keep it going decades into the...
Steven J. Tepper embraces the notion that building a better future starts with dreaming a better world; the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts dean also recognizes that visions require time...
If you think opera is an acquired taste, think again. ASU’s Lyric Opera Theatre says a new production of “The Magic Flute” is perfect for the novice palate. “Most people hear the word ‘opera,’ and...
“When we talk about mapping, we remember that anything we do is an overlay,” says Cannupa Hanska Luger. Luger is one of the five professional artists who participated in this year’s Map (ing) project...
Microscopy. Big data. Seismology. These are just some of the tools faculty and students at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are using in their research and their work — work that...
The ASU Concert Band and the Harmony Project Phoenix are joining forces to present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre on ASU’s Tempe campus. The concert features...
It might be best to see this Herberger Institute play on an empty stomach. Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” features a pair of severed heads, three chopped-off hands, a sliced tongue, multiple...
The average Arizona State University classroom is filled with the frantic clicking of laptop keyboards and the bright glow of projector screens showing slide after slide of important facts. Yet, for...
“Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film,” from director Sam Wainwright Douglas, will have its world premiere at The Museum of Modern Art’s 16th annual Documentary Fortnight film festival, in...
ASU and Tempe are offering up a taste of the Old West by hosting the Western POP Film Festival, which runs Wednesday through Friday at the Tempe Center for the Arts. “The timing for this festival is...
Developing an Ebola treatment. Caring for a city’s homeless population. Opening pathways to higher education through scholarships. Such accomplishments take intelligence, compassion — and generosity...
What does the future of the arts look like? That’s what a group of ASU students are puzzling out this month and the next, in a course called the Studio for the Future of Arts and Culture. Ten...
Stephani Etheridge Woodson, associate professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, has been named the director of the Design and Arts Corps (DAC) at Arizona State University's Herberger...
As part of the New American University, ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts aims to embed arts-based study throughout the communities it serves locally, nationally and internationally,...
The contracts have been signed. The equipment has been moved. The sets have been built. And now students are in class. ASU film professor Janaki Cedanna (pictured above) has been charging hard the...
Internationally acclaimed jazz drummer Lewis Nash, named the most valuable player in jazz by Modern Drummer Magazine, will join the faculty of the ASU School of Music in January 2017 as the Bob and...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here . Fábio Bartoloni is following in the footsteps of his father, but it hasn’t always been a...
Master of Fine Arts in performance students Daniel Bird Tobin and Michael Alexander each received a $1,250 scholarship from the AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence for their final semester. The...
Soprano Asleif Willmer, current Doctor of Musical Arts in performance student, emerged as the winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Arizona District Competition on Oct. 22 at...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2016, click here . Ceramic cows are taking over an old warehouse in downtown...
Twenty ASU film majors attended the first official film degree course a decade ago in a small teaching studio. Clinical assistant professor Janaki Cedanna has been there since the beginning and runs...
On Nov. 4, the ASU Symphony Orchestra presents "A Circle of Forces." The concert is led by director of orchestras Jeffery Meyer conducting Benjamin Britten’s evocative “Four Sea Interludes...
Veterans of the U.S. military will share personal stories of service and life after the military in "The Veterans Project," which will be presented at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix on Nov. 9...
Come relish the majestic virtuosity of the organ at the 2016–2017 Organ Series, presented by the ASU School of Music, in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Performances will showcase a...
The inventive theater company 600 HIGHWAYMEN has been lauded by the New York Times, American Theatre Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and other publications for its performances, which offer a new...
About two years from now, the most powerful rocket ever built will roar off from the Florida coast. Carrying a new spacecraft built for humans on a test voyage, it will claw into low Earth orbit...
Throw a group of grad students into a room, and tell them to make a play from scratch. Creating a cohesive work might be hard with around a dozen artists bringing their own ideas and identities to...
The AriZoni Theatre Awards , which some consider the Tony Awards of Arizona, recognized ASU Herberger Institute productions, students, faculty and alumni during its 26th annual awards ceremony. The...
The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre launches into its 2016-2017 MainStage season with the annual dance showcase “Fall Forward! ” at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This...
The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre launches into its 2016-2017 MainStage season with the annual dance showcase “Fall Forward! ” at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This...
The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre has officially announced its 2016-17 MainStage season, which features two world-premieres of plays created by Arizona State University students as well as...

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