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Experience ASU: Connecting with California in downtown LA

ASU is excited to bring you a series of events to mark our expansion in California at the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles, located at the Historic Herald Examiner building. From April to October, we will be hosting events to share ideas and explore collaborations on issues facing our communities. From discussing the state of education and how we can better serve students from kindergarten to retirement; to looking at innovations in health care to strengthen patient care and well-being; to showcasing the role women are playing in advancing the immersive technologies of extended reality (XR)-- wherever your interests may be, ASU can help you learn the very latest information and engage directly.  You can view our full schedule of events here. New events are added regularly.


Thursday, August 25

2:30pm to 4:30pm PST
ASU California Center
Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation

With significant disruptions related to technology, policy and finance, the future of health care will be driven by innovation. Join the ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation in a... Read more

Tuesday, August 30

6:00pm to 9:30pm PST
ASU California Center
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

New immersive technologies are radically transforming the way we live, play and work—including the way we share information and stories.

Featuring Nonny de la Peña,... Read more

Friday, September 9

12:00pm to 3:30pm PST
ASU California Center
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Police in the United States are under tremendous scrutiny. Police killings of citizens have led to public protests, riots, demands for reform and calls to “defund the police.” Most defund... Read more

Monday, September 12

6:00pm to 8:30pm PST
ASU California Center
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Over the last several years, driven in part by reports released by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Americans for the Arts, a growing awareness has emerged among museums and arts organizations... Read more

Wednesday, September 14

2:00pm to 7:00pm PST
ASU California Center
J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, Global Sport Institute

Professional journeys are rarely a straight line. Those with "athlete" as their primary job title commit themselves with great dedication, focus and diligence to their craft, and they are seldom... Read more

Friday, September 16

8:00am to 9:30am PST
ASU California Center
College of Health Solutions

A talented, qualified, diverse and vibrant health care workforce is the backbone of America’s health care system. COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on health care teams who have been on the front... Read more

Monday, September 19

6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
ASU California Center
School of Historical Philosophical and Religious Studies, School of Transborder Studies

America’s more than 60 million Latinos are among the many people of color who have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, people are still struggling with a lack of... Read more

Thursday, September 22

6:00pm to 8:00pm PST
ASU California Center
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Quite clearly, the television industry is vital to Los Angeles’ culture and economy. And it is equally clear that the way in which television programming is produced, distributed and consumed is... Read more

Tuesday, September 27

7:00pm to 9:00pm PST
ASU California Center
Zócalo Public Square

Since the beginning of time, people have gazed up at the stars and wondered: Are we alone in the universe? Now, this question is gaining more heft as the U.S. military continues its slow drip... Read more