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arts + design + health innovation

Operating within the College of Arts and Architecture Research Office, ADRI seeks to improve lives through research and application of arts and design practices to health and well-being. In keeping with goals outlined in the College’s strategic plan, ADRI projects are typically collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature, push methodological boundaries, link research and teaching, make innovative use of technology, and engage with university-wide research initiatives and priorities. ADRI also coordinates and hosts a range of programming designed to foster, support, and broadly disseminate innovative arts, design, and health-focused research and practice.

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News from A&A

Opera ‘A Marvelous Order’ to make world premiere Oct. 20 in Eisenhower Auditorium

In conjunction with the opera's debut, the Palmer Museum of Art will host an exhibit featuring a collection of the director’s “blueprint” cyanotypes created with the event.

In conjunction, Palmer Museum presents an exhibit of works by opera’s director   The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State will present the world premiere of the contemporary


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Soul Science Lab artists to talk empowerment with free virtual film, Q&A Oct. 4

“Creating Make a Joyful Noize” is a short film that blends music, spoken-word interviews and dance to capture the visceral, contagious and unapologetic energy of Black joy.
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School of Music to host ‘Queer Voices in Hip Hop’ lecture

The School of Music's Diversity in 3D Series welcomes Lauron Kehrer, assistant professor of ethnomusicology and musicology in the School of Music at Western Michigan.
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