Narrative Medicine

Professors and peers constantly reassure arts and humanities students like myself that the arts and humanities are worthwhile studies because studying them will result in transferable skills. Unfortunately, such reassurance often stops short when it comes to pinpointing clear examples of how and where these skills transfer.  After spending three intensive days studying narrative medicine at…

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March 26th, 2015: CONCERT SERIES! “Freedom!?”

“Freedom!?” Thursday, March 26th | 7 – 9PM | IGAB ATRIUM Western University Kelly Jazvac’s Art Now! class (VAS 2275B) Sound Art by Christof Migone’s Advanced Audio class (VAS 3351/4451B) Concert performances by Sharon Wei’s The 21st Century Musician (Music 9101) With food and drink. A FREE EVENT, EVERYONE WELCOME! Co-sponsored by the Department of…

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Grasping the Ever-Elusive Definition of Creativity

Isn’t it ironic that creativity is so often defined and understood in such un-creative terms? Yes, it’s the production of something new, an extension of our imagination, and the key to innovation, but why limit creativity’s creativity with such a simplistic definition? Creativity is also excess, waste, productive, inspiring, threatening, beautiful, grotesque, and so forth….

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