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A lack of sustainable energy sources in far-flung underdeveloped regions is among the most daunting roadblocks to quality of life still plaguing much of the world. The challenge is not only...
In Dakar, Senegal, you can find a gas station or a hair salon turned into a space for seeing art. A dance club becomes an exhibition venue. A mixed-media installation pops up in a traffic circle. Old...
The School of Art in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is launching an online photography degree, the first online BFA degree for a studio practice-based...
Challenges to our planet can overwhelmingly command the headlines: climate change, massive population increases, dwindling resources. But with every crisis comes an opportunity for creativity —...
Craig Calhoun, the world-renowned social scientist and former director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science, has joined Arizona State University as University...
The Arizona Biennial is a celebration of the state’s artists, and this year the show includes nearly two dozen with ties to Arizona State University. The exhibition opens Friday, July 6, at the...
Guns — few issues evoke as much passion and raw emotion from almost all corners of society. No matter what your opinion of them is, they are a defining part of what it means to be an American....
In the timely exhibition “Toward Reconciliation, Away,” Arizona State University’s Northlight Gallery in the School of Art features the contemporary photographs of Wendy Babcox, Tom Kiefer and Terri...
The Beatles’ 1968 classic animation “Yellow Submarine” is making a hero’s return to the silver screen and will receive the red-carpet treatment for its golden anniversary . The 87-minute...
Sally Kewayosh uses the short break in filming while students reposition their cameras to explain the 180-degree rule of cinematography, then instructs one of them to come in closer for a profile...
How do you create a school that is inclusive, collaborative and equitable? That is the question The Design School at Arizona State University is asking design leaders across the country through...
Editor's note: This is part of a series investigating gun violence from many angles . It used to be that the idea of stepping up school security meant the hiring of a school resource officer or...
Was this the face that launched a trillion selfies? A small newborn, Sophie, wrapped in baby blankets and with a full head of hair, was photographed by her father Philippe Kahn on June 11, 1997. What...
Students get a sneak peek at life as a music major and a taste of what attending Arizona State University, or any college, would be like by participating in ASU's School of Music summer programs...
Innovation at Arizona State University often comes in the form of research, business ideas and technology. In the case of ASU alumna Amanda Prahl, however, innovation came in the form of literature,...
In August 2012, 81-year-old Cecilia Giménez put broad brushstrokes to a decades-old fresco and became an overnight sensation — for all the wrong reasons. Giménez, an untrained amateur in the world of...
Marc Neveu will be joining The Design School in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in fall 2018 as the new program head for the school’s innovative architecture...
Last week, a painting by Mexican artist Diego Rivera sold for $9.76 million, making it the highest-priced Latin American artwork ever to be sold at auction. The sale of the painting “The Rivals”...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . The son of an African-American father from Macon, Georgia, and a Filipino mother from Samar, Alvin Huff grew up in...
Arizona State University is partnering with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on a new master’s fellowship designed to increase diversity among museum professionals. The three-year program, called...
Arizona State University is widening the lens for film education in Southern California. In collaboration with Film2Future, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to educating underserved youth in...
The School of Music in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is internationally recognized for having one of the few programs that provides undergraduate and graduate students training in...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Rachelle Dart has been a theater artist her entire life. “Ever since I was little, I was a performer,” said Dart,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Everyone thought Marylyn Aguilar would pursue a career in singing, but it took an essay and some tears for her to...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Renée Dennison’s grandmother was born June 14, 1910. More than 100 years later, Dennison decided to document her...
If you had the opportunity to build your ideal career path at a pace and in a space tailor-made just for you — what would it look like? That was the question design students at Arizona State...
"What would you think if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song. And I'll try not to sing out of key." The...
An earthquake has hit the southern coast of Majorca in the Mediterranean, causing a tsunami. Survivors are scattered around the Bay of Palma, setting signal fires. Drone teams have been tasked with...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Papay Solomon knows what it’s like to live in between. The Arizona State University student, who is graduating with...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . For Kristin Antkoviak, plants and trees are one way to achieve social justice. Antkoviak, who is graduating with a...
Arizona State University alumnus Nick Cartell is returning to the ASU Gammage stage May 15-20 in his dream role: Jean Valjean in the Broadway touring company of “ Les Misérables.” Cartell, who grew...
Jen Cole, an innovative leader who sees arts and culture as a transformative public good rather than simply a commodity, will join Arizona State University in July to launch a national program that...
In 1799, soldiers of Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign were knocking down walls to build a fort near the city of Rosetta when they found a large basalt slab inscribed with strange symbols. In 1820, a...
In pursuit of the diverse and innovative musical journey Projecting All Voices , an initiative of Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the School of Music’s...
Burning Brass turns it up to 11. The newest ensemble at Arizona State University packs some serious heavy metal. Not the "big hair, makeup and screaming guitars" kind, though: the "...
The Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche Mission is a journey to explore a unique metal world, and it is inspiring scores of artists along the way. Earlier this month, a space mission-inspired...

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