Virginia Tech’s Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology is one of 10 leading university research groups forming a national consortium to explore best practices for integrating arts practice into the research university. 

Virginia Tech joins Carnegie Mellon University; Penn State; MIT; Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Colorado; University of Michigan; Vanderbilt University; and Washington University, St. Louis on the project, which is funded by the Mellon Foundation.

“This consortium, which is composed of universities on the forefront of the arts integration movement, should provide guidance and illustrate impact for key stakeholders, such as university administrators, legislators, national science and arts funding organizations, and education agencies and associations,” said Ben Knapp, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology’s founding director.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012