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Adventures in Creativity: A Venture, A Block and A Breakthrough

12/16/2014

by Linda Riebel

Last year, I boldly went where I had never gone before. In the beloved tragic French opera /Carmen,/ there is a gorgeous instrumental melody in the overture to Act III, an air that appears nowhere else in the opera. I wondered, Why has it never been given words and made into a song of its own? As my tenth wedding anniversary approached, I did exactly that as a surprise gift to my opera-loving husband.

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Meet Creativity Studies PhD Student Melinda Rothouse

12/16/2014

Tell us a little about your background.

I’m a singer, songwriter, and bass player and I work as a writing and creativity coach and consultant, working with individuals and organizations to deepen their facility with the creative process, through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and retreats. I have a B.A. in Biopsychology, as well as Master’s degrees in Religious Studies and Performance Studies, and have worked as a professor and writing center tutor in a number of colleges and universities. I also practice and teach Buddhist meditation and contemplative arts programs.

What made you decide to apply to the Creativity Studies program at Saybrook University?

I had been flirting with the idea of doing my Ph.D. for a long time, but knew that I wanted to find a non-traditional, low-residency, and very progressive program. When I discovered the Creativity Studies specialization at Saybrook, I knew I was on to something, and once I spoke with Steve and Ruth, I decided to go ahead and apply (it was the only program I applied to in the end). Once I arrived at my first R.C. I knew I was in the right place.

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Meet Creativity Studies student Anthony Julius Williams

11/30/2014

Tell us a little about your background.

I am an African-American multimedia theater artist who creates work about social justice and sustainable communities. I’m currently collaborating with OutLook Theater in San Francisco on an immersive theater piece that explores the theme of belonging. I am also teaching storytelling skills to young Black men in a community program that teaches leadership and science skills to underserved youth.

What made you decide to apply to the Creativity Studies program at Saybrook University?

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Call for Submissions: The New School Psychology Bulletin

03/31/2014

The New School Psychology Bulletin: Call for Submissions

If you are a graduate student in psychology, we invite you to submit your research to the New School Psychology Bulletin. We are currently accepting manuscripts for publication in the second volume of our 11th issue. It is important to note that we also accept manuscripts to the New School Psychology Bulletin throughout the year. However, the submission deadline for this volume is APRIL 4TH, 2014.

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Upcoming Art Festivals, 2014

03/31/2014

1.) The Fourth Asian Conference on the Arts and Humanities: April 3-6 2014: Click here for more information

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Interview with Saybrook Creativity Studies Specialization Student Gloria Chance

03/31/2014

Tell us a little about your background.

I have had a 25 year career as a Business Technology leader in healthcare and financial services for a number of fortune 100 companies.  As a transformational Business Executive I led strategic projects integrating core new business functions that leveraged creativity expertise to drive unparalleled enterprise success.  Using next-generation technologies and operational excellence, I led teams that created one of the first electronic medical records in the 90s and one of the first mobile applications in financial services in the early 2000s along with many other innovations.  I am currently a Ph.D. student in Psychology with a focus on Organizational Creativity.

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Creativity and Education, 2/2014

02/28/2014

1.) "LA schools arts budget: Most funds will go to 'arts integration' teachers​" by Mary Plummer": ​click here: "The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to increase spending on arts instruction by nearly $16 million over the next three years – but the majority of the new money will go to hire 101 “arts integration” teachers, trainers that will show classroom teachers how to integrate arts into academic less

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Creativity and Music, 2/2014

02/28/2014

1.) "Robert Gupta: Between Music and Medicine" on TED: click here: "Can music be a medical instrument? In a moving talk from TEDMed, Robert Gupta reveals that it certainly can be. He gives as an example the work of neuroscientist Gottfried Schlaug, one of the pioneers of melodic intonation therapy. Schlaug noticed that, while stroke victims with aphasia could not utter a sentence, they could still sing the lyrics to songs.

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Interview withSaybrook Creativity Studies Specialization Student Hamish More

02/28/2014

Tell us a little about your background.

I am originally from Scotland, and moved to NZ 14 years ago to take advantage of the clean, green and very safe environment – and also to be in a country where I didn’t have a 2-3 hour commute to work. My first degree was in technology, and I worked in IT and business consulting for the majority of my “first career” and in the last 15 years have moved increasingly into work that for me has a greater sense of meaning, purpose and contribution – work that makes a difference. I have spent the last 5 years working in the environmental/ecosystem/species protection area, and absolutely love it.

What made you decide to apply to the Creativity Studies program at Saybrook University?

I wanted to extend my learning, and chose creativity studies for a few reasons: The Saybrook programm it was part of an overarching psychology curriculum and that was important for me; the learning would require me to work in an area that was outside my ‘normal’ area of study and therefore push/extend my own learning boundaries; I was keen to learn from Prof Pritzker, and finally the programm allows me to follow areas of interest and is done via distance/on-line learning which is essential – as frequent trips from NZ is a bit of an obstacle.

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Call for Papers: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

01/09/2014

Intersections 2014: Call for Presentations

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Office of VSA and Accessibility, is currently accepting presentation and workshop proposals for the 2014 Intersections: Arts Education and Special Education Conference. Intersections provides a unique opportunity for engagement, networking, information exchange and learning for those in the fields of arts, education, and disability that cannot be found anywhere else!

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