Scholarship in Creativity

The Scholarship in Creativity Working Group is comprised of seven members of the Year of Creativity Steering Committee. The scholarship committee has committed itself to inspire the Pitt community to think about creativity. This committee will sponsor activities to highlight scholars of creativity, showcase creative collaborations, and prompt reflection and conversation about the nature and role of creative acts in scholarship (as discovery, application, engagement, teaching, and integration) and society generally.

Sponsored Scholarship in Creativity Opportunities:

The Scholarship in Creativity working group has identified exciting opportunities for the University's and the community’s engagement in exploring questions and assumptions of creativity:

  • African American Art in the International Arena: January - April 2020. Grad students to do original research in an experimental audio/visual essay or sound/image artwork.
  • Reproduced/Some Assembly Required:  mid-February 2020. An embodied dialogue between Sara Fdili Alaoui, Attack Theatre, and attendees, to be held at the University Art Gallery.
  • Creative Placemaking: Pittsburgh. April 14, 2020. A symposium with urban studies scholars, geographers, and local community organizers to think about the complex role of creative arts/industries in revitalization (and/or gentrification). Humanities Center: 6th Floor, Cathedral of Learning.

Scholarship in Creativity Working Group Members:

  • Sue Cohen, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Katz Graduate School of Business (Working Group Lead)
  • Jessie Allen, Associate Professor of Law, School of Law
  • Paul Cohen, Founding Dean & Professor, School of Computing and Information
  • Jake Dechant, Assistant Professor & Director of Science Education Labs
  • David Marshall, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Dietrich School of Arts and Scienes
  • Beth McGrew, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management
  • Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History & Theory, Department of History of Arts and Architecture