Buffalo State is continuing the tradition of offering a focused theme to highlight the numerous creative initiatives developed by its faculty, staff, and students, ranging from economic development projects to patented inventions.
The 2014–2015 theme, the Year of the Innovator, presents a campus culture that approaches challenges with a collaborative spirit and a creative mindset, and reflects the core values of Buffalo State's School of the Professions.
The Year of the Innovator will provide many opportunities to focus on innovation and creativity across venues, and show the community that innovation is not just a buzzword; it’s a way of life on our campus.
Arguing that creativity is now more essential than ever, Puccio noted that technological products are re-engineered every six to 12 months.
Puccio spoke at Baruch College in New York City as one of a number of speakers presented by TEDxGramercy.
SUNY Buffalo State has "the nation's oldest creative studies program, having offered courses in it since 1967,” the New York Times reported. The article, “Learning to Think Outside the Box,” by Laura Pappano, describes the growth of creative studies in a number of universities and an assortment of disciplines ranging from business to nursing. In December, Pappano spent a day on campus talking to faculty and students about Buffalo State’s program.
Gerard Puccio, chair and professor of creative studies, an expert in creative thinking, and consultant to individual clients and large companies—has crafted 24 lectures that take you step-by-step through the creative-thinking process and that use real-world scenarios to show you this vital skill in action.
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