Lecture Previews

New Tech, New Tools: Growing Digital Communities that Support the Arts
Today at 6 p.m.
Hamburg Hall 1000

Presented by the master’s in the arts management program at Heinz College, this session features three panelists discussing their roles in bringing art to the public.

As the chief of technology at the Brooklyn Museum, Shelley Bernstein serves as the initiator and current administrator of the museum’s web initiatives for Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, and Flickr. As part of her job, Bernstein works on developing free public wireless access, podcasts, cell phone audio tours, and putting the museum’s collection online.

The second panelist is Justin Heideman, a new media designer at the Minneapolis Walker Art Center. Heideman works on the center’s website,, and also deals with connections and advertisements with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

In addition to being the Mattress Factory’s director of media and public relations, Jeffrey Inscho established Friendship v. 2.0, a comprehensive social and new media initiative with an intention to build a dynamic community around the museum’s commissioned art.

James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series Presents: Bill Campbell
Tuesday, March 30
at 5:30 p.m.
Mellon Auditorium
(Posner Hall)

Bill Campbell is the chairman of the board of Intuit, Inc. and a board member for Apple, Inc. He previously served as Intuit’s president and CEO from 1994 to 1998 and as CEO from 1999 to 2000. Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree from Columbia University.

Language, Discourse, and Making A Difference
Thursday, April 1
at 4:30 p.m.
Adamson Wing
(Baker Hall 136)

Arnetha Ball, a professor of education at Stanford University, studies discourse and its social expectations as they operate in a site of conflict: the bilingual and bidialectical classroom. She translates research on America’s unresolved language issues into educational innovation.

In this talk, Ball will examine the role that language and discourse play in the ongoing process by which students and teachers develop their system of ideas and ways of viewing the world.

In particular, Ball will describe the tensions in the classroom when members of a diverse group bring together conflicting discourses about education.

Creativity in the Arts and Sciences: Contrasts in Disposition, Development, and Achievement
Thursday, April 1
at 4:30 p.m.
Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)

Dean Keith Simonton, a distinguished professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Davis, talks about whether or not creativity is a one-size-fits-all characteristic.

Psychologists have often thought of creativity as a single entity, where some people are creative and others, by a matter or disposition, are just not.

In first examining this lack of clarity, it needs to be realized that the creativity of artists is different from the the creativity of scientists, and then various disciplines under these categories also vary in interpretation of creativity. Psychologists also look at variations in people’s traits to determine what’s needed to display our creativity.