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State of the Sciences: Creativity Across Disciplines
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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.