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State of the Sciences: Creativity Across Disciplines
Register now to join us for our annual State of the Sciences event, which returns to its original lecture format and features creativity experts Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein.
The Root-Bernsteins are faculty members at Michigan State University and co-authors of Sparks of Genius: The 13 Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People and numerous articles on imaginative thinking, polymathy and transdisciplinary education. They will speak on “The Value of Training as a Polymath for Stimulating Creative Insights Across Disciplines.”
A reception will follow.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
About the Speakers
Robert Root-Bernstein received his A.B. in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in history of science from Princeton University. He did postdoctoral work at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he was awarded one of the first MacArthur Fellowships. A professor in the physiology department at Michigan State University since 1987, he studies the evolution of physiological control systems and autoimmune diseases, as well as science-arts interactions. In his spare time, he makes various forms of visual art, practices photography and builds models.
Michele Root-Bernstein received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975 and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University in 1981. She has taught history, writing and creativity studies from grade school to college. She is a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and an adjunct faculty member at Michigan State University.