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The Arts Are Not a Luxury

by John Eger, Huffington Post It's really time to stop tiptoeing around the vital role of the arts in education. Maybe it's also time for the Congress to put the A into STEM. Major provisions of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010--also known as the STEM act--are...

The University of California, San Diego and the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” - Arthur C. Clarke The University of California, San Diego and the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation are launching a major center to better understand, enhance and enact the gift of...

Becoming Indispensable

Posted May 15th, 2013 by Basma El Husseiny Source: http://www.artsjournal.com/fieldnotes/2013/05/becoming-indispensable/ While articulating the value of what arts organizations offer to society in specific quantitative terms is necessary and important, most people will not be able to see the connection between these terms and the change they would like to happen...

Taking Note: Varieties of Research Networking

Source: http://artworks.arts.gov/?p=16774 By Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research & Analysis Networking by flickr user jairoagua Earlier this year, the ever-prolific Barry Hessenius asked some of us in arts research to take part in a weeklong round of interviews for his blog at WESTAF. Reading that exchange, I was struck by how...

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to...

Stop to Hear the Music!

"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people...

Actor Forest Whitaker Infuses Art Into Findley Students

Source: Turnaround Arts Initiative Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker has one message for students at Findley Elementary School: Dream big. The actor made his first visit to Des Moines Monday in conjunction with a two-year program designed to boost student achievement at the north-side school by incorporating the arts...

UCSD – Together Again Building Art and Science

UC San Diego’s Structural and Materials Engineering (SME) building fosters a collaborative culture by design. Structural engineers, nanoengineers, medical device researchers, and visual artists share the multidisciplinary facility, which opened at the Jacobs School of Engineering in 2012. With art studios on all four floors, art...