Creativity Week: How Creativity Innovates Research and Practice in Psychology -- CANCELLED
Due to the inclement weather forecast and the University’s closure on Tuesday, March 14, many of the events scheduled for March 13-15 with the theme “Celebrating Creativity,” including tonight’s poetry workshop with Professor Janet Kaplan and those featuring choreographer Twyla Tharp and author Keith Sawyer, have been canceled. The Hofstra Cultural Center is working on rescheduling them for a future date. Visit hofstra.edu/creativity for updates.
Events that are proceeding as scheduled are:
· Today, March 13, 3-4 p.m., 3-D Printing Workshop at Room 106 Calkins Hall from 3-4 p.m., sponsored by Student Computing Services. Watch a 3-D printer in action and get a printout to take home.
· Thursday, March 16, 10 a.m.-4 pm. Hofstra-CPXi Venture Challenge Semifinal Round and NYS Business Plan Competition Qualifying Round at the IdeaHUB, 2nd Floor, Axinn Library.
The Wednesday, March 15, “Great Writers, Great Readings” event featuring A. Van Jordan at 6:30 p.m. will be announced depending on that day’s weather conditions.
Two Hofstra Psychology Department faculty members discuss how creativity informs the application of virtual reality in psychotherapy and positive psychology principles in enhancing children’s education.
Computer Science, Gaming and Virtual Reality Psychotherapy: A Creative Progression
In this talk, Mitchell Schare, Hofstra professor of psychology, discusses how basic computer science research of the 1980s and ’90s spawned the gaming industry, enabling further development of modern virtual reality. While many applications of virtual reality technology exist, Dr. Schare explores and demonstrates the use of virtual environments for psychotherapy purposes.
Jeffrey Froh, Hofstra assistant professor of psychology, discusses positive education as the answer to the call for education reform. Teachers, psychologists, administrators, and school staff must understand and appreciate the role character strengths play in our children’s education. Making children happier is as important as increasing their GPAs. It is imperative that we see how critical it is to have education that emphasizes increasing children’s positive emotions, engagement, positive relationships, meaning in life, achievement, and health.
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
Creativity Week investigates innovation and creativity across multiple disciplines -- science, computing, business, the arts, and medicine -- and through diverse activities and events that include keynote addresses by choreographer Twyla Tharp and psychologist Keith Sawyer, hands-on workshops, scholarly presentations, and artistic performances.
Monday - Friday, March 13-17, 2017
For a full list of events, go to Creativity Week at Hofstra University webpage
Creativity Week is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required for all events. To register visit Creativty Week events registration
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
- Conferences and Symposium
- Cultural Center
- School of Natural Sciences and Mathemat
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