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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...
Liz Lerman is somebody who both talks the talk and walks the walk. Over the course of the past semester, she’s been doing both in a gallery in the ASU Art Museum. For “Minds on the Move: The...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Erika Moore graduates with her MFA in dance this week. And she has no intention of slowing...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Ryan Downey is not only a native Arizonan, from Mesa, he’s also a fourth-generation ASU...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Keyaanna Pausch graduates from ASU this week – something she says might not have happened...
Necessity — and sometimes desperation — drive innovation, and several Arizona State University students have been rewarded for creating amazing solutions to problems they dealt with firsthand. A...
About 14,000 Sun Devils graduate from Arizona State University this week, turning their tassel and becoming the university's newest alumni. It's time to celebrate all they've...
Standing at the front of a large lecture hall as hundreds of college students streamed in with their books, bags and devices, headphones still in their ears, something dawned on William Heywood. They...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Herberger Institute grad student Jericho Joseph Thomas was born in a “red state,”...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . As a child, Nicole Blumenstein dreamed of being a scientist, maybe a doctor. She always...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Josh Greene’s career path all started with a visit to Arcosanti as a high school student. “...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . During her undergraduate career, 22-year-old Angelica Fox worked with an array of arts...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . When Travis Bradley chose to attend graduate school at ASU three years ago, it was a big...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . At 15 years old, doctors told Nicky Shindler she should never dance again. “I was...
Six School of Music students in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are finding success by coming together as the Eos Sextet. The group was selected to compete...
Hawaii faces a range of sustainability threats: The state can’t grow enough food; it imports 90 percent of its energy and water; coral reefs are disappearing; the islands are being overrun by...
The Office of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts announces its second annual Herberger Institute Mike Curb Student IDEA...
An Arizona State University semesterlong fusion experiment that paired artists from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with scientists from the Biodesign Institute culminated in a one-...
Celebrity chef Nephi Craig , who made a guest appearance at ASU last weekend, doesn’t run a swanky New York restaurant or yell insults on a reality TV show. Craig, who is of Apache and Navajo...
What makes something go "viral"? Marketing companies spend billions of dollars trying to answer that question, but in John Fassold's case, he was just bored and trying to make his...
Entrepreneurs within the arts will have the opportunity to engage with Valley artists during the one-night immersive event “No Vacancy.” Herberger Arts and Design Entrepreneurship Students (HADES)...
Jose Bernardi, who spends much of his time researching contemporary design in Latin America, writes on the relationship between design and ideas in cultural settings. It’s no huge surprise, then,...
Cameron Robello, a senior majoring in music composition and theory in the Herberger School of music, has won the 2017 Robert X. La Pat Carillon Composition Contest, sponsored by the ASU Carillon...
Sha Xin Wei, the director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, will give a keynote speech at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) in November....
When Gerald Farin worked with colleagues to establish the Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling (PRISM) center at Arizona State University, he showed how design and the arts at ASU, as well as...

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