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'Relegating beauty to the study of art and leaving it out of science is no longer tenable'

'Relegating beauty to the study of art and leaving it out of science is no longer tenable' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Elegant equations evoke the same activity in mathematicians' brains as gorgeous art or music
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

STEAM, not STEM.

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Chuck Close Uses Art to Inspire Students to Academic Success

Chuck Close Uses Art to Inspire Students to Academic Success | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
A new federally sponsored public-and-private experiment puts the arts at the center of the curriculum in hopes of raising academic performance across the board.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

True diversity: "Born with prosopagnosia, a condition that prevents him from recognizing faces, Mr. Close explained that the only way he can remember a face is by breaking it down into small 'bite-sized' pieces, like the tiny squares or circles of color that make up his paintings and prints.

'I figured out what I had left and I tried to make it work for me,' he said. 'Limitations are important.'”

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Why Scientists Should Embrace the Liberal Arts

Why Scientists Should Embrace the Liberal Arts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Science alone isn’t enough to solve the world’s problems."

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Example— The resistance to vaccine use is a prime example. The supposed link between autism and common childhood vaccines was based on fraudulent research published in the British journal The Lancet in 1998. After the fraud was uncovered the lead author was stripped of his medical license and the article was retracted. Subsequent investigations by the Department of Health in the U.K. and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in the U.S. as well as a definitive study published in the August 2013 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics have all debunked the vaccine–autism link. Yet the percentage of parents who delay or forgo immunization of their children has increased alarmingly in recent years and, partly as a result, measles, mumps and whooping cough are making a comeback.

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