Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

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The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of 31 institutions committed to transforming research universities in order to ensure the greatest possible institutional support for interdisciplinary research, curricula, programs and creative practice between the arts, sciences and other disciplines. Explore the repository to find videos, handouts, transcriptions and other resources related to a2ru's national conferences and student summits.

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Plenary Conversation I: The Future of Arts Integrative Interdisciplinarity

2014-11-06 , Colangelo, Carmon , Knapp, Ben , Kuchera-Morin, JoAnn , Schulz, Andrew

What is the future of arts-integrative interdisciplinarity in higher education? This lively panel discusses the issues.

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Plenary Conversation II: Funding Interdisciplinary Efforts in Higher Education

2014-11-07 , Manjarrez, Carlos , Westermann, Mariet , Cunningham, Sarah , Cameron, Ben

What is the future of funding for arts and interdisciplinary efforts in higher education? This lively panel discusses the issues.

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The Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center Initiatie + The Synapse Series

2014-11-07 , Kolodziej, Matthew

The University of Akron Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) is an initiative dedicated to the advancement of innovation inspired by nature. The work of BRIC is to align the creative ideas of scientists, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs to catalyze invention, and partners with corporate and non-profit sectors to develop a capacity for biomimicry research, education, and entrepreneurship. Along with discussing BRIC, this session also highlights the Synapse event series, which probes the ideas, images, and mutual interests connecting art and science professionals and disciplines.

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Creativity and Innovation in Design and the Arts: A Review of Curricular Design and College Student Outcomes from a Creativity-Based Course

2014-11-06 , Landes, Heather , O'Leary, Emmett

Instruction in creativity develops habits of work, introspection, entrepreneurship, a willingness to take risks, and fosters collaboration. These are some of the dispositional outcomes found in a study of undergraduate arts students who completed a course in creativity and innovation at ASU. Presenters discuss elements of course design, how this course fits into the greater context of a major arts institute, and specific outcomes of the course