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The Pyryt Awards

01/09/2014

The Pyryt award was created to recognize a scholar of giftedness, creativity or talent development and an influential collaborator who has not previously published scholarship associated with giftedness, creativity, or talent. The award is given to those who seek to promote scholarship in the area of giftedness, creativity, and talent to the larger education research community through collaborations and who concurrently benefit from the insights of important scholars who have not previously studied or written about gifted, talented, or creative populations.

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Upcoming Arts Festivals: 11-12/2013

11/18/2013

December 5-8, 2013 join Art Basel in Miami, Florida: Festival happens December 5-8: Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 12th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Click here for more information.

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Upcoming academic conferences: 11-12/2013

11/18/2013

November 27-29, 2013 join Creative Innovation in Australia: "The place to learn from world-changing innovators, futurists, inspired thinkers and curious souls gathered together in an interactive community. A place to imagine the future. We invite you to attend our Conferences, Master Classes, Deep Conversations, performances and other special events. Discover strategies and techniques for creative leadership and innovation." Click here for more information.

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Creativity, Innovation and Economy, 11/2013

11/18/2013

1.) "If the 1% stifles New York's creative talent, I'm out of here" by David Byrne: Click here for article: "I'm writing this in Venice, Italy. This city is a pleasantly confusing maze, once an island of fortresses, and now a city of tourists, culture (biennales galore) and crumbling relics. Venice used to be the most powerful city in Europe – a military, mercantile and cultural leader. Sort of like New York."

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Enhancing Creativity, 11/2013

11/10/2013

1.) California Arts Council: The California Arts Council provides a list of videos that spark creativity. Check them out here.

2.) TED's playlist: TED's playlist is called "The Artist is in."Artists and designers share their work, their process and their vision in these deeply personal -- and often hilarious -- talks. Check them out here

 

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Arts and Advocacy, 10/2013

10/28/2013

1.) Americans for the Arts: Americans for the Arts' mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

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Creativity Journal: BMC Psychology

10/28/2013

BMC Psychology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, social, evolutionary and educational psychology, as well as personality and individual differences. The journal welcomes quantitative and qualitative research methods, including animal studies. Click here for more information.

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Encyclopedia of Creativity Named Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association

08/01/2013

Saybrook University is proud to announce that the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Creativity has been selected as an “Outstanding academic Title” by the American Library Association.

The selection was made by “Choice,” an ALA publication that serves as a resource to those in higher education. Less than 10 percent of the over 7,000 works considered are given this distinction.

Widely seen as the outstanding sourcebook for specialized information about creativity in all its aspects, The Encyclopedia of Creativity, now in its second edition, is edited by Dr. Mark Runco and Dr. Steven Pritzker, both internationally recognized experts in the study of creativity. Dr. Pritzker also serves as the Director of the Creativity Studies program at Saybrook University, perhaps the premier program in the field.

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Creativity on the Radio, 4/2013

04/10/2013
Radiolab

1.) Radiolab: Click here: Radiolab is a show about curiosity where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. It is hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

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Interview with Saybrook Creativity Studies Student Diana Rivera

04/10/2013
Diana Rivera

Diana Rivera is a third year student in the Masters to Ph.D Creativity Studies program at Saybrook University. She is currently working on her Master's Thesis.

Tell us a little about your background.

I am a performing artist with extensive training and professional experience in acting, writing and producing for theatre. I wrote and produced shows while I lived in San Francisco. I also use to produce visual art and entertainments events (film festivals, award programs, exhibits). At this point, I do a lot of creative writing--children’s stories, scripts for TV and film concepts that I may or may not produce in the future. I love to create collage art. Professionally, I also provide professional development coaching to creative professionals.

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

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