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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...
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...
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’s a Tuesday afternoon, and on the third floor of the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix, a group of second-year Mayo Clinic students are learning to walk — or perhaps more accurately, re-learning...
Family is the most important thing to people who live in the Gila River Indian Community, and the houses they live in should reflect that reality. That was the key concept that members of the...
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...
The bonds between Arizona State University and its partners in Mexico over the past few years are producing large-scale research that will help millions of people as well as small projects to assist...
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...
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 —...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Schools. Hospitals. Laboratories. Designers and artists do as much work outside their practice rooms and studios as they do inside those traditional spaces. Courtney Davis, an interior architecture...
Editor's note: Friday's events at the Barrett & O'Connor Washington Center focused on helping professional athletes transition out of their playing careers, new ways of...
In the wake of the flagship Women’s March in January 2017 and the bombshell #MeToo movement that followed in October, women’s issues have experienced a resurgence in society’s collective...
Many universities have a presence in Washington, D.C.: a lobbyist, an internship coordinator, or a few folks who hand out swag and try to wrangle money out of federal agencies. But Arizona State...
Wanda Dalla Costa, an architect who has spent nearly two decades working with indigenous communities in North America, has joined the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State...
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-...
A team made up of a student, a professor and a graduate from The Design School in ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts won the American Institute of Architects’ Phoenix Metro 2017...
Iconic buildings dot Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. The Victorian charm of Old Main. The soaring inspiration of Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building IV. Frank Lloyd...
Ryan Luy , Lauren Schaecher , Sydni Alaniz and Rachel Estes are excited to start their new careers in May with a hefty amount of real-world experience in their portfolios. The Arizona State...
There was no shortage of changes for the nation and Arizona State University in 2017. In a year that celebrated the 15th anniversary of the New American University, the faculty, staff and students...
Milagros Zingoni and Wil Heywood, professors in The Design School in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, received $52,500 from ASU alumnus Jack Furst and Isaac Manning, manager of...
Changing the world with a product is not a one-man job — which is why the InnovationSpace program at Arizona State University combines the expertise of students in five different disciplines:...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . At this week’s Global Education Summit in Beijing, the mother of...
What do kids want when they play? A group of interior architecture students at Arizona State University asked 70 sixth-graders, who said they wanted to climb and slide and be immersed in a different...
Through a significant $50,000 AIGA Innovate Grant from and partnership with AIGA National, AIGA Arizona and The Design School at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Four Arizona State University students are about to make the...
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...
When Emeritus Professor Ron Roedel retired in 2011 after 30 years of teaching and research in electrical engineering, there was one thing his longtime colleague and friend Michael Kozicki thought was...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Bouncing back. How do you recover from a setback? It’s an age-...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Arizona State University gave a...
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,...
Biomimicry is an approach to problem-solving that looks at how nature has already done it. In this philosophy, people create a sustainable lifestyle by observing how animals and plants have overcome...
Necessity — and sometimes desperation — drive innovation, and several Arizona State University students have been rewarded for creating amazing solutions to problems they dealt with firsthand. A...
Standing at the front of a large lecture hall as hundreds of college students streamed in with their books, bags and devices, headphones still in their ears, something dawned on William Heywood. They...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Josh Greene’s career path all started with a visit to Arcosanti as a high school student. “...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . When Travis Bradley chose to attend graduate school at ASU three years ago, it was a big...
Update: The team featured in this story, led by ASU Professor Darren Petrucci and Assistant Professors Chingwen Cheng and Paul Coseo, all from The Design School, took top prize in the University of...
Jose Bernardi, who spends much of his time researching contemporary design in Latin America, writes on the relationship between design and ideas in cultural settings. It’s no huge surprise, then,...
Jason Schupbach, one of the founding leaders of the national creative placemaking movement and the person charged with representing all of the design disciplines at the federal level, will join...
What is creative placemaking? Celina Tchida has thought about this question more than most people. A graduate student in community development in Arizona State University's School of Community...
A South Korean model-making company is sponsoring The Design School in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts by building prototypes for selected students. Dosun...
Shangning Wang, a Master of Visual Communication Design student in The Design School, has received multiple awards for his poster "“Self-portrait."” This work earned Wang the American...
ASU architecture students from The Design School helped to construct a selection of tiny spaces currently on view in an exhibition featuring 12 structures under 600 square feet at the Schemer Art...
According to Herberger Institute dean Steven Tepper, "bigger-than-me" experiences are necessary for students to have authentic growth.
An ASU design and engineering professor has received the 2014 Yellott Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at a national conference in Boston this summer.