National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 9, 2012 by Rocco Landesman HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered remarks at the first ever-convening between our two agencies in March 2011. Photo by NEA staff Today is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, an annual observance that encourages communities across the country to discuss, celebrate, and raise the visibility of issues and resources around […]

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Making Science Intimate: Translating and Integrating the Arts and Humanities with Biology and Medicine

by Roger Malina, Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology and Professor of Physics, University of Texas, Dallas and Directeur de Recherche au CNRS, Aix Marseille Universite Making Science Intimate Earworm (node) by Deborah Aschheim, 2008, speakers, LED’s, plastic, copper tubing. This sound sculpture translates the musicians’ improvisation on the word “node,”(which brings up associations of […]

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Meet our Arts & Human Development Taskforce Partners: National Science Foundation

February 27, 2012 by Soo-Siang Lim, Ph.D, Program Director and Chair of Coordinating Committee, Science of Learning Centers Program, National Science Foundation Soo-Siang Lim. Photo courtesy of Dr. Lim The National Science Foundation established the Science of Learning (SLC) Program in 2003 in order to advance our understanding of how people, other animals and machines […]

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Taking Note: After-School Activities & the Arts

January 6, 2012 By Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research & Analysis Row of Seats by flickr user trancedmoogle Just before the holidays, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) released a 171-page stocking stuffer, America’s Youth: Transitions to Adulthood. The report compiles and analyzes nationally representative statistics about youth and […]

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Taking Note: Finding Parallels Between the NIH and NEA

December 2, 2011 By Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research & Analysis Eldery Gentleman by flickr user Lucia.. In my early to mid-20s, I was a reporter and then managing editor for a news service that covered biomedical research and health policy. Based in the Washington, DC area, I had two main beats. One was […]

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Art Talk with Margaret Martin of the Harmony Project

November 22, 2011 by Paulette Beete Margaret Martin. Photo courtesy of the Harmony Project “Art, when alive and well within a society, is the creative force that drives innovation and effective solutions to social problems.” What happens when you mix a little kid playing Brahms with Los Angeles gangbangers? Well, if you’re Margaret Martin the […]

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