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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...
Mark Searle, Arizona State University’s executive vice president and university provost, has announced that Sukhwant Jhaj will join the ASU leadership team as vice provost for academic innovation and...
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...
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...
Clint Penick is feeling a little “antsy” about his new project — in the excited way one might feel about opening a holiday gift. Penick, an ant aficionado and assistant research professor in the...
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 . 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...
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...
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...
Thirty-seven senior leaders from more than two dozen universities, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of California at Merced, have...
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...
Arizona State University has more than 3,000 Native American students, and a group of them has created a powerful proposal to redesign the campus to reflect their culture. The ideas include adding...
Theodore Solis, a professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, uses Latin music to teach performers and audience members how to connect music and dance. Solis created a unique...
Part of the life cycle of a library is the withdrawal of worn-out or excess materials. In 2013, the ASU Library began to withdraw duplicate copies of topographic maps that were stacked mile-high and...
Scary movies wouldn't be nearly as frightening without the soundtrack. (Try it sometime: Mute a horror film and see whether your heart rate immediately slows.) String instruments are often the...
Lisette Borja, a senior studying digital cultural in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University, has been named the first recipient of the Ryan Matthew Duncan Memorial...
When you ask middle schoolers who live in the desert to describe what water means to them, they say water creates life. And it means cleanliness. And it’s fun. So a group of Arizona State University...

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