Dr. Marie Gilbertson
“Pitfalls and trade-offs with telemetry-derived contact networks of wildlife”
Dr. Anna Munsey
“Phylogeography and predictors of mobility of foot-and-mouth disease virus in East Africa”
Quick, off the top of your head: name a book about creativity or creative practice that was written in the last half century. Name another. And another. The truth is, hundreds of such books exist and range from John W. Gardner’s classic treatise Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society (1964) to Richard Florida’s theoretical The Rise of the Creative Class (2002). But what actually constitutes creative thinking? How does this compare to critical thinking? What are the individual characteristics of those who are considered creative? What cognitive skills and personality traits support creative thinking? Can creativity be taught? It’s a topic for the ages, so let’s jump in!