by The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Emerging Creatives Student Summitt brought together students who have an interest in the arts, crossing disciplinary boundaries, and developing collaborative projects. Each year, 100 undergraduate and graduate students attended the summit from a2ru partner universities across the country, along with 20 administrators, faculty, and staff. These summits have a strong project-based component with activities such as panel discussions with special guests, keynote speakers, site visits or field trips, performances and exhibitions, networking opportunities, and “bootcamp” or skill-building experiences built in throughout. The 2017 a2ru Student Summit was hosted by the University of Florida, February 8-11, 2017, in Gainesville, FL. This year’s theme was WATER: New Directions Through Arts and Science. No community on this planet is without it’s water-based challenges. Water-centric grand challenges are many, ranging from access and social justice issues in local and global contexts, to environmental degradation, to toxicological challenges, to saltwater incursion into freshwater, to sea level rise. Uniquely situated less than two hours from the Gulf Coast and from the Atlantic Ocean in an area known for its numerous freshwater springs, the University of Florida has great strength in local, regional, national, and international research and creative activity when it comes to these and other water-centric grand challenges. This summit will feature panels and working group leadership from distinguished professor in the life sciences and the arts at the University of Florida, as well as leading artists and water scholars from around the country.
by Thanks to Angie Buckley for facilitating this exciting session. Thanks too to Professors Howard Cook, Michelle Carpenter and Storm Gloor for being on hand and supporting student creativity and learning!
by The iconic and legendary Liz Lerman gave the opening keynote to a packed room (SRO) at the Tivoli Student Center on the Auraria campus of the University of Colorado Denver.
by DASER is a regular discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region hosted by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and co-organized by Leonardo: the International Society for Art Science and Technology. DASER strives to provide the public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and to foster community and discussion around the intersection of disciplines. #DASER @CPNAS www.cpnas.org DASER (DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is a monthly salon aimed to 1) provide a space for cross-disciplinary interactions and community building, 2) increase familiarity, frequency, and conversation around creative work in varying disciplines by providing a snap shot of creative work being done in the region, 3) create a sense of community for cross disciplinary efforts and to foster creative collaboration and problem solving. DASERs were created in response to a growing interest and activity in creative areas between art and science communities. Fundamental assumptions behind the DASER is that the area between disciplines is fertile area for exploration that has potential to further efforts and knowledge production in both art and science investigations. The DASER format seeks to accomplish these goals by frequent monthly gatherings. Each salon is built around the presentation of four thought leaders from different areas of investigation. Each panelist is actively engaged in creative cross disciplinary work and experimental forms of audience engagement are encouraged. As a catalyst for community networking, portions of the program are dedicated to inviting audience members to share their work in quick 30 second open mic opportunities. DASER events include a reception for people to meet and network within this community. Live webcasts engage an international audience and DASERs have an active social media following. Programs are video recorded and archived on the CPNAS YouTube website. DASER was initiated in 2011. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the panelists and speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences nor of Leonardo. For more information on upcoming DASER events please visit www.cpnas.org. To learn more about the work of the National Academy of Sciences visit http://nationalacademies.org/ Intro music Ibiza (Trance Mix) by Delta Dreams CLICK HERE Laurie Baefsky of a2ru
by The relevancy of this important document is that the science, engineering and medical areas of research and practice are looking to affirm, "the assertion that educational programs that mutually integrate learning experiences in the arts, humanities and STEM lead to improved educational and career outcomes for undergraduate and graduate students." Staff from the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW), in collaboration with other units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will be at CU Denver in November to participate in the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) 2016 National Conference. DRAFT/working agenda
by Anicka Yi used bacteria to create her exhibition at the Kitchen last year. Credit Jason Mandella, via the Kitchen, New York and 47 Canal, New York
by a2ru Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA, was appointed Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning of University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in September, 2008. In 1991, she co-founded Office dA and in 2011 launched her own design practice; Monica Ponce de Leon Studio. Dean Ponce de Leon received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1989 from the University of Miami and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1991. She joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design faculty in 1996, where she was a Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Digital Lab. She has also held teaching appointments at Northeastern University, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design and Georgia Institute of Technology among others. She has received honors from the Architectural League of New York (Young Architects Award, 1997, and Emerging Voices, 2003) the American Academy of Arts and Letters (Award in Architecture, 2002), the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum (National Design Award in Architecture, 2007), and the United States Artists (Target Fellows in Architecture and Design, 2007). Her practice has received over 60 design awards including the AIA's Institute Honor Award for Architecture (Macallen Building, 2010), Honor Award for Design Excellence, AIA New York Chapter (200 West Street Project Team (including Office dA), 2010), Wallpaper Design Awards Best New Restaurant (Banq, 2009), the AIA/LA Design Award (Helios House, 2007), the AIA/ALA Library Building Award (Fleet Library at RISD, 2007), the AIA/Committee on the Environment's Top Ten Green Projects (Macallen Building, 2008), five I.D Magazine Annual Design Review Awards and eight Progressive Architecture Awards.