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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...
Vaulting beyond velcro, the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University is seeding new ideas for nature-inspired innovation. Still most widely associated with the invention of velcro, ASU...
The energy at the second annual Herberger Institute Day was electric — so electric that after four solid hours of almost 100 creative workshops at Herberger Institute’s five schools and art museum,...
It doesn’t take long to find a Phoenician who has a story or two about the years when downtown Phoenix pretty much went dark at 5:05 p.m. Sure, the arena and ballpark were there. But when the game or...
The popularity of data science has grown steadily over the last decade with the advent of big data and the much-buzzed-about analyses of Nate Silver. In 2012, the Harvard Business Review coined data...
Japanese performer Tsutomu Arao will present a musical program of "The Tale of the Heike" at Arizona State University’s Katzin Concert Hall on Sept. 24. His performance of musical...
An unprecedented production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.” An exhibition featuring ASU Art Museum’s Andy Warhol collection. A musical about religion, identity and dinosaurs. The 2018-19 season at...
Beginning this month, the Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche Mission is expanding its innovative “ Psyche Inspired ” arts program to the national stage, inviting undergraduate students from...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 17, while many Valley residents were sleeping off their pre-St. Patrick’s Day revelry, about 100 people were up with the sun, walking with quiet purpose...
Arizona State University's Open Door held its finale at the Tempe campus on Saturday, where visitors learned from ASU experts on a veritable smorgasbord of cool topics, including medieval armor-...
Erika Lynne Hanson plucked some tiny bugs off of a prickly pear paddle and squished them, releasing a brilliant reddish-purple stain onto a fold of white silk. The insects, called cochineal, have...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Most people can identify a loved one with a glimpse of an eye or mouth. For Daniel Mayer — printmaking instructor at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ School of Art — a single letter,...
Arizona State University is ranked among the best schools in the nation for top-caliber graduate programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools...