UGA renews membership in a2ru
The University of Georgia has committed to renew its membership in the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), a partnership of more than 40 institutions aligned to support interdisciplinary research, curricula, programs and creative practice between the arts, sciences and other disciplines. UGA joined the alliance in 2016 and hosted its national conference in November 2018.
“The University of Georgia’s membership in the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities underscores our commitment to fostering innovation in the arts while promoting a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration,” said Marisa Pagnattaro, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Chair of the UGA Arts Council.
The membership in a2ru is managed through a Willson Center Research Cluster that includes Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Earlier this year, ICE Artistic Director Mark Callahan was a co-principal investigator on a nearly $500,000 Innovations in Graduate Education grant to UGA faculty members from the National Science Foundation for the project “Applying Creative Inquiry to Enhance Imaginative and Collaborative Capacity in STEM.”