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The Biggest Challenge for Higher Education in the Decade to Come: Diversity – by Milton A. Fuentes

The CRC asked Milton A. Fuentes, Director, and Julie Dalley, Associate Director, of the Research Academy for University Learning (RAUL) to respond to the question, What is the biggest challenge for higher education in the decade to come? Dr. Fuentes’ response appears below. Ms. Dalley’s may be read here: https://blogs.montclair.edu/creativeresearch/2018/01/27/the-biggest-challenge-in-higher-education-today-change-by-julie-dalley/ [Milton A. Fuentes, Director of […]

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The Biggest Challenge for Higher Education in the Decade to Come: Change – by Julie Dalley

The CRC asked Milton Fuentes, Director, and Julie Dalley, Associate Director, of the Research Academy for University Learning (RAUL) to respond to the question, What is the biggest challenge for higher education in the decade to come? Ms. Dalley’s response appears below; Dr. Fuentes’ may be read here: https://blogs.montclair.edu/creativeresearch/2018/01/27/the-biggest-challenge-for-higher-education-in-the-decade-to-come-diversity-by-milton-a-fuentes/ [Julie Dalley joined the Research Academy […]

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Spotlight on Two Emerging Dance Scholars – Jackie Kosoff and Jamelaih Cunningham

[On April 28, 2017, two senior Dance majors, Jackie Kosoff (mentored by Dr. Neil Baldwin), and Jamelaih Cunningham (mentored by Dr. Elizabeth McPherson), presented papers at Session A of the Montclair State University Student Research Symposium: Gender Images and Political Commentary in Arts and Media. The Creative Research Center www.montclair.edu/creativeresearch is delighted to publish the […]

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A Letter from New Guinea – by William H. Thomas

Kairik Airport – Porgera Station – Enga Province  Papua New Guinea – March 3, 2017 Dear Neil: I’m cradling a cup of tea and watching the sunrise over the Porgera Valley in Papua New Guinea.  Although we are straddling the equator at over seven thousand feet, mornings at this airstrip are damp and raw. I […]

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Resist – Persist – Perform! A Theatre and Teaching Manifesto for Now – by Jessica Silsby Brater

Jessica Silsby Brater is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the BA and MA Programs in Theatre Studies at Montclair State University. She is the author of Ruth Maleczech at Mabou Mines: Woman’s Work and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn-based theatre company Polybe + Seats. At this fraught moment in our history as a nation, when diverse […]

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Iphigenia “Remixed” – A Director’s Rite of Passage – by Heather Benton

Iphigenia at Aulis, directed by Heather Benton for the Department of Theatre & Dance in the College of the Arts at Montclair State University, opens Thursday, November 3rd and runs through Sunday, November 6th at the Alexander Kasser Theater. [Buy tickets here and then come back and read her story.] I have always been deeply […]

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The Lost Conversation — and a Framework for New Ones: A Librarian’s Perspective – By Catherine Baird

[Catherine Baird is the Online and Outreach Services Librarian at Montclair State University’s Harry A. Sprague Library. She has an M.L.I.S. from the University of Western Ontario as well as an M.A. in German from the University of British Columbia. Before joining MSU, Catherine was a Librarian at Ontario’s Sheridan College and at McMaster University. […]

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Making a Dance Film: field notes on A Note for the Dancer (2015) – By Kathleen Kelley

On April 9th, 2015, the Department of Theatre and Dance premiered its very first dance film, A Note for the Dancer, in our annual Danceworks concert at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. I am the creator and instigator of this film, and have helped lead the department and myself into new creative […]

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Looking Back to Move Forward: Staging Antony Tudor’s Continuo (1971) – by Elizabeth McPherson

In the Fall of 2014, for the Dance Program here at Montclair State University, I staged Antony Tudor’s Continuo (1971), from the Labanotation score (a written form for documenting dance). The staging of Continuo was a meaningful experience for me on many levels. It connected my past, in terms of research and dance training, to […]

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A Director’s Wilderness – My Journey Through ‘Threepenny Opera’ – By Mark Hardy

[Mark Hardy is an Associate Professor at Montclair State University and teaches in the Musical Theatre BFA program in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Mark came to teaching after a long career as a professional actor on and off Broadway and in regional theatre. He continues to act and direct professionally. The Creative Research […]

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Harry W. Haines on The Vietnam War Forty Years Later – W.D. Ehrhart on Today’s Unlearned Lessons

[Harry W. Haines is a Professor in the School of Communication & Media at Montclair State University. He was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey and was drafted in 1969, one day after he completed his last requirement for his bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. After his military service, he worked as a […]

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Risky Business – The Alexander Kasser Theater, 2004-2014 – by Jedediah Wheeler

At risk. Risky business. Risk taker. Risk averse. No risk programming, please. Risk is a loaded word in our culture. Why take a risk? Is there a safe way to take a risk? Let’s be safe, please. Yet, risk does have its rewards. Ten years ago, The Alexander Kasser Theater opened.  Quite a lot of […]

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About Mindfulness Pedagogy: in advance of the 5th Annual Research Academy for University Learning Teaching & Learning Showcase on May 2nd – by Julie Dalley

April 29, 2014 Dear Neil, In anticipation of our Fifth Annual Research Academy for University Learning Teaching & Learning Showcase this coming Friday,  thank you for your interest in mindfulness pedagogy (also called contemplative pedagogy, or contemplative science) and its practice in higher education.  My own teaching practice attempts to always take a compassionate and […]

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Does Anybody Else Out There in the ‘Blogosphere’ Feel Uneasy After Reading These Two Quotes from The New York Times About Books and Reading? – By Neil Baldwin

Some start-ups choose an ambitious approach to the notion that books require too much time to read. Working in collaboration with an author, editors at the New York start-up Citia take a nonfiction book and reorganize its ideas onto “digital cards” that can be read on different devices and sent through social networks…”The ability to […]

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