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A Place Where Creativity May Flourish

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Packed with interesting people exploring interesting ideas, the Vanderbilt campus has long been a creative place. Thanks to the vision and support of recording industry executive Mike Curb, that creativity now has a center. The university recently announced the establishment of The Mike Curb Creative Campus Program, administered by the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt. The program will include new courses, faculty, internships, guest speakers, and the first national research program on creativity, the arts and higher education. 

Starting in fall 2009 with the naming of a select group of students as Undergraduate Curb Leadership Scholars, the program will feature special courses taught by Vanderbilt faculty and visiting scholars, including new faculty recruited specifically for the Curb program. A master’s degree in Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership will be launched in 2011, as will a series of month-long summer internships. The internships will offer graduate and undergraduate students unique opportunities to test leadership skills through real-life work experiences with government agencies and the recording, film, and broadcasting industries.  

The program will prepare students to work with globalized markets, engage emerging technologies and navigate increasingly complex intellectual property rules.

photo credit: Daniel Dubois

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