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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...

Sweetwater Unified School District STEAM Summit

    Event Details Click here to view the Steam Summit Workshop Schedule Sweetwater Union High School District is pleased to present the first annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Summit on May 6, 2013. The purpose of the STEAM Summit is to recognize, highlight, and promote STEAM...