Category: Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Saybrook professors keynote New Zealand Creativity Challenge


Saybrook University faculty members Ruth Richards and Steven Pritzker were keynote speakers at the New Zealand Creativity Challenge on April 17-19, showcasing creativity across multiple fields in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.  The theme of the conference was “Creativity Crosses Boundaries,” and was sponsored by The Learning Connexion, a school of creativity and art in… Read more »

Saybrook student and inventor Joel Sereboff researches his own creativity


Saybrook student Joel Sereboff is completing his Ph.D. dissertation this semester in the Creativity Studies specialization in the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry. His research includes narrative inquiry and an autoethnographic exploration of his own creative process as an inventor. In this interview Sereboff explains his reasons for doing the research, and doing it… Read more »

Stanley Krippner Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From APA Division 32.


Stanley Krippner may be one of the most celebrated psychologists of the 21st century.  He certainly doesn’t lack for awards. A Fellow of four American Psychological Association divisions and past-president of two, he’s received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the International Association for the Study of Dreams, an award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Hypnosis… Read more »

Commemorating International Human Rights Day (continued) – Status report released


As people around the world celebrated International Human Rights Day on December 10, the US Human Rights Network announced the release of a 2012 Human Rights Status Report on the United States.This year’s theme for International Human Rights Day was inclusion and the right to participate in public life, which aimed to highlight the rights of all… Read more »

The Universal Declaration of Human RIghts – 64 years in and as important as ever


December 10 marked the 64th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. Each year, Human Rights Day presents an opportunity to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of… Read more »

New report: An overview of the collaborative economy


An interesting new report called Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy explores new forms of collaborative production on the Internet with ramifications, no doubt, for the study of Social Transformation and Organizational Systems. As stated in the report’s Introduction, two main agents of transformation guide this work. One is the emergence of community dynamics as… Read more »

New study released: Keep soldiers out of schools and universities


The use of schools and other education institutions for military purposes by armed forces and non-state armed groups during wartime endangers students and their education around the world, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack in a new study.  The 77-page study, “Lessons In War: Military Use of Schools and Other Education Institutions during Conflict”, examines… Read more »

Empowering marginalized women through digital storytelling


In a blog post on the website, German researcher Sigrid Kannengießer describes how digital storytelling provides a powerful way of using information and communication technologies to empower marginalized women. Digital stories are produced and distributed by digital media. In digital storytelling workshops, marginalized women and women’s rights activists develop a forum to tell their… Read more »

October issue of Peace Journalist available as free download


The October, 2012 edition of The Peace Journalist is now available for free download. The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners of peace and conflict… Read more »