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CAM students attend a2ru conference in Gainesville, FL

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherThe 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.
Dean Lucinda Lavelli (of the University of Florida College of the Arts) and CU Denver Prof. Storm Gloor
CAM students Olivia Shaw, Nikolai Sumcad, Anna Lawrence, Jordan Leone,

Todd Siler metamorphing workshop with CAM students

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherThanks 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!
Todd Siler opening the student session on creativity and metamorphing.
Todd Siler opening the student session on creativity and metamorphing.
William Card (MEIS '17) speaking to the group.
William Card (MEIS '17) speaking to the group.
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Prof. Howard Cook (left) helping out and encouraging CAM students.
Prof. Howard Cook (left) helping out and encouraging CAM students.

Important document from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherThe 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." Integration of Arts Humanities May 2016_Page_1 Integration of Arts Humanities May 2016_Page_2 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