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Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

2005-06 Programming
Cultivating the Creative Faculty


Cultivating the Creative Faculty was a programming series designed to explore ways of fostering creativity in members of the ISU campus community and beyond. Questions raised and discussed through this program included: What inspires us to come up with new ideas and new works of art? How do definitions of creativity differ across academic disciplines, and what can we learn from the people around us? What kind of climate nurtures the imagination?

Cosponsors for this program included the Colleges of Agriculture, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Commitee on Lectures (funded by GSB), ISU Dance Program, the departments of Art and Design, English, History, Human Development and Family Studies, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, F. Wendell Miller Funds (LAS College), Institue of Science and Society, Western European Studies Program, Women's Studies Program, and the Octagon Center for the Arts.





Events:

September 8, 2005, 8pm, Memorial Union Sun Room
Lecture: Where is Creativity?
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

September 22, 2005, 8pm, Memorial Union Campanile Room
Lecture: The Repression of Language in the University
David Bleich, with commentary by Diane P. Freedman

October 13-15, 2005, Memorial Union
Featured speakers included Arthur I. Miller on Einstein, Picasso: Abstract Science and Abstract Art, and Todd Siler on The Next Wave of ArtScience.

October 27, 2005, 8pm, Memorial Union Gallery
Lecture: How to Make Yourself Disappear: A Meditation on Our Selves and Our Brains
William S. Robinson

November 10, 2005, 3pm, 299 Scheman Building, Iowa State Center
Lecture and Roundtable Discussions
The Creative Campus: An Assessment of the Climate for Creativity at Iowa State
Steven Tepper

November 30, 2005, 8pm, Memorial Union Sun Room
Lecture: The Kongo South: Roots of Black Dance, Music, and Gesture
Robert Farris Thompson

February 19, 2006, 4pm, Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building
Dance and Genomes
Liz Lerman

April 4-16, 2006, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa
Exhibit: Breaking the Creative Barriers: The Arts and Sciences in Collaboration

April 6, 2006, 7:30pm, Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building
Lecture: The Concert Hall that Fell Asleep and Woke Up as a Car Radio
Libby Larsen