Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Creativity and Mental Health, 12/2012

12/21/2012
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1.) "Creativity Tied To Mental Illnesses Like Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia in New Swedish Study" by LiveScience: Click here to read: "Last year, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet near Stockholm found that families with a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia were more likely to produce artists and scientists.

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Commemorating International Human Rights Day (continued) - Status report released

12/18/2012

As people around the world celebrated International Human Rights Day on December 10, the US Human Rights Network announced the release of a 2012 Human Rights Status Report on the United States.This year’s theme for International Human Rights Day was inclusion and the right to participate in public life, which aimed to highlight the rights of all people to be included in decision-making processes and participate in public life.

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The Universal Declaration of Human RIghts - 64 years in and as important as ever

12/16/2012

December 10 marked the 64th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. Each year, Human Rights Day presents an opportunity to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of human rights by all people.

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New report: An overview of the collaborative economy

12/13/2012

An interesting new report called Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy explores new forms of collaborative production on the Internet with ramifications, no doubt, for the study of Social Transformation and Organizational Systems. As stated in the report's Introduction, two main agents of transformation guide this work. One is the emergence of community dynamics as an essential ingredient of doing business.

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Call for Papers, posters and demonstrations, 12/2012: ACM International Conference on Creativity and Cognition 2013

12/12/2012

ACM CREATIVITY AND COGNITION 2013

June 17-18, 2013
University of Technology, Sydney

Call for PAPERS, POSTERS and DEMONSTRATIONS

Call for GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM

Deadlines Approaching:

December 17, 2012 for Papers and Posters
March 1, 2013 for Demos and Graduate Student Symposium

The University of Technology, Sydney will host the International Conference on Creativity and Cognition from the 17th to the 20th of June 2013. 

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Creativity and Education, 12/2012

12/10/2012
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1.) "LA Unified Makes Arts Education a Core Subject"by Tami Abdollah: Click here to read article"L.A.

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Creativity, Innovation and The Economy, 12/2012

12/10/2012

1.) Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the LA region, 2012: Click here to read report: "This is the first study to capture the monumental economic force of the creative industries in Southern California."        

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Creative Professional Online Sites, 12/2012

12/07/2012
From USA Projects and Fellows

USA Projects and Fellows: "We support the highest level of excellence in work created by America’s finest artists throughout all stages of their careers." Learn about artists' projects and fellowship possibilities.Click here to join

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Upcoming Conferences, 12/2012

11/30/2012

2012 Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society (2012 HKICEPS) is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics, independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and discuss issues concerning education, psychology and society towards sustainable development.

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New study released: Keep soldiers out of schools and universities

11/24/2012

The use of schools and other education institutions for military purposes by armed forces and non-state armed groups during wartime endangers students and their education around the world, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack in a new study.  The 77-page study, “Lessons In War: Military Use of Schools and Other Education Institutions during Conflict”examines the use of schools and other education institutions for military purposes by government armed forces and opposition or pro-government armed groups during times of armed conflict or insecurity. Schools are used for barracks, logistics bases, operational headquarters, weapons and ammunition caches, detention and interrogation centers, firing and observation positions, and recruitment grounds.

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