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Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . By her own estimate, Pam Golden is responsible for bringing approximately 2,500 babies into...
Thanksgiving brings us closer together, but our conversations across generations in a family can sometimes drive us farther apart. “We’re forced to spend these long hours with people, some of whom we...
Big questions about the nature of time and space and how they relate to mankind and the Earth have confounded some of the greatest minds since humans were capable of complex thought. At this current...
Exploration. Creative observation. Removing the limits of conventional thinking. These are the words of Arizona State University art students exercising their creative minds as part of “Sculpting...
Ever since Dean Steven J. Tepper arrived at ASU, he has been working on a way to bring the diverse students, faculty, staff and alumni of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts together. Given...
Arizona State University’s Child Drama Collection is the largest, most utilized and internationally renowned youth-theater repository in the world, according to university officials. It lures...
Polluted beach samples from Japan, whale poop stickers and bamboo cutlery. No, this isn’t something out of a marine biology trip; these are just some of the items biology doctoral student Charles...
There are thousands of printers, tablets and computers on the campuses of the nation's most innovative university. But tucked away inside an underground classroom on Arizona State University...
Dennita Sewell, director of Arizona State University’s fashion program, stood at the front of her global fashion industry class, impeccably dressed — as one might expect of someone whose career has...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Arizona State University has unveiled a new statue of American...
Her sophomore year, Anissa Griego served as the assistant director and choreographer for the Lyric Opera Theatre student production of “Grease.” It was one of the greatest challenges of her life,...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . “Why do you like the desert, Mr. Lawrence?” “Because it’s clean...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
In 1988, longtime collaborators and partners Marina Abramovic and Ulay began walking toward one another from opposite ends of the Great Wall of China. Ninety days later, the performance artists met...
In the contemporary art world, exhibitions don’t get much more esteemed than the Whitney Biennial and documenta . Over the course of an artist’s career, it’s an honor to be included in one; in both,...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Two of the largest graduate schools at Arizona State University...
“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...
“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...