Interview by Giorgina Paiella Interdisciplinary research is a powerful, dynamic mode of research that allows researchers to integrate paradigms, methods, theories, and tools from several disciplines to innovatively approach research problems and inquiries. While interdisciplinarity can powerfully explore solutions and imagine outputs beyond the scope of a single discipline, it is not without its challenges, […]
WE1S Project postdoctoral scholar Abigail Droge is teaching a WE1S Curriculum Lab course, “How to Solve Problems with Books,” this winter quarter at UCSB. Outlining the main goals of her course, Droge writes: Our main goal is to consider the following questions: Should literature be applied to current social issues? If so, how? If not, […]
By Christine Henseler and Yasmine Van Wilt. This is the eight of a series of interviews with extraordinary people who are using their skills and training as artists and humanists to improve their communities, challenge assumptions, and advance our understanding of the human condition. Photo by Anthony Scarlati Image by Susan Ruth Susan Ruth is […]
It Started with Chemistry
I fell in love with chemistry when I was a little girl: I spent my childhood examining the world of elements with a simple chemistry set. I had a voracious appetite for learning that helped me build bridges between seemingly disparate disciplines such as astrophysics and neuroscience. I feel the awe and wonder, still, as I continue to explore.
This is the fifth of a series of interviews with extraordinary people who are working in partnership with or using their skills and training as artists and humanists to improve their communities, challenge assumptions, and advance our understanding of the human condition.
Ryan Jude Novelline is a Boston-based contemporary artist whose experience includes work for Amazon, Sony, Universal, Diane Von Furstenberg, GAP, & Walt Disney Imagineering, amongst others. His work has been recognized domestically and internationally by the Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Fashion Police, Yahoo News, Asian Geographic, and a host of others. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design.
Knowing the Shout Out for the Humanities student contest deadline is fast approaching—March 1, 2016—I led a Creativity Workshop for the UCSB Catalyst literary magazine. The Catalyst is a collective of undergraduate students who produce an incredibly artistic quarterly publication. They are led and organized by one professor and graduate student each year; Brian Donnelly and Jeremy Chow are the respective leaders this year who generously allowed me to lead the workshop during one of their regular meetings.
The following is an example of what a Creativity Workshop can look like, which any workshop hosts are welcome to freely adapt.
You are invited to the Liberal Arts and Engineering Symposium @ Union College on June 5th and 6th.