Undergraduate Awards Summit

I recently returned from Dublin, where I was attending the Undergraduate Awards Summit with our director, Dr. Joel Faflak. The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards program, with an international panel of scholars who blind judge submissions within their discipline of expertise. Dr. Flaflak was the chair of the English Literature category, the…

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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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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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