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Why are humans so obsessed with self-documenting?

June 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
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's unique about the image is Kahn took it with a makeshift cell phone camera that sent the image immediately to all of his friends...
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Cultural shift: ASU partners with LACMA to increase diversity in museum professionals

May 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
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 the LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History, will combine traditional master's-level coursework and a thesis with working 30 hours a week at LACMA or the ASU Art Museum, which is part...
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MFA graduate explores her family roots through photography

May 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
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 grandmother’s traditional way of life on the Navajo reservation. “My earliest childhood memories are those where the family gathered around the fire listening to the many stories...
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ASU's newest specialties in the spotlight as more than 15,000 receive degrees at spring commencement

April 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
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 searching the northwest coast for an unknown number of survivors. When spotted, they are to notify search-and-rescue teams of locations and numbers of people. They’ve each been given...
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ASU student paints portraits of young immigrants living between 2 worlds

April 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
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 a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, has lived between two worlds for almost his whole life. Solomon was born in Africa and has lived in...
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ASU scholars save priceless manuscripts from obscurity

April 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
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 peasant searching for marble building blocks on the Greek island of Melos uncovered the statue of an armless woman. In 1974, Chinese farmers digging a well...
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School of Earth and Space Exploration hosts 'Psyche Inspired' art showcase

April 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
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 art showcase was hosted at the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration. Titled “Psyche Inspired,” the show featured original art from ASU students who have become an...
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How to make a fashion statement with 'Uncertainty'

March 31, 2018 - 5:00pm
At 9 a.m. on Saturday, teams of Arizona State University students gathered inside the Student Pavilion’s lobby and ballroom on the Tempe campus. Walls and drapery were put up. Technicians affixed a ramp perpendicular to the main stage. Lights and sound cues were tested. By noon, hair and makeup technicians arrived on site. Directors and performers started working out nerves,...
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Moving the needle on fashion education

March 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
Just months into its first academic track at Arizona State University, the newly established fashion degree program is already looking like a powerhouse for fashion education. Unfolding since last August in the School of Art in ASU’s Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, the program offers a kaleidoscopic range of topics and experiences that has been drawing students from...
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Inspired by ASU NASA mission, students create space art

March 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Four years after NASA was established, administrator James Webb was so inspired by a portrait of an astronaut, he ordered the creation of an agency art program. The idea was to capture the emotion of exploration so future generations could look back on what the agency achieved. The NASA Art Program began by granting artists behind-the-scenes access to witness launches,...
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