NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


By Dr Peter Charles Taylor — Since the Age of Enlightenment, which gave birth to the modern scientific worldview, education systems have engaged students of science in learning to understand objectively - at arm’s length - the world out there: the material world of naturally occurring objects and events.

A new four year initiative at the Spencer Museum of Art, and funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, will bring arts ideas and approaches into research taking place across the University of Kansas. . .

By Professor Brad Buckley and Associate Professor John Conomos — Recently, there has been much discussion in the press and beyond about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects at high school and at university. In particular, the Commonwealth Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda has focused