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Faculty Panel Discusses Creativity

November 8, 2004

DELAWARE, OHIO -- A faculty panel will speak on "Dimensions of Creativity: A Discussion" as part of the Sagan National Colloquium public affairs series at Ohio Wesleyan University on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 4:10 p.m. in OWU's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Benes Room. The topic of the panel, consisting of Dr. Edward "Jed" Burtt, Dr. Edward Kahn, and Dr. Joan McLean, complements this year's Colloquium theme on "Dimensions of Creativity." The panel will examine the expression of creativity across the disciplines, including science, the arts, and social sciences.

A Zoology Professor at OWU for 25 years, Dr. Edward Burtt chairs the National Audubon-Ohio Committee on Important Bird Areas and is a trustee of the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra. His research deals with the function and evolution of avian coloration, a subject on which he has published two books and numerous articles.

Dr. Edward Kahn, Professor of Theatre and Dance, focuses his research on representations and their receptions in the antebellum U.S. His scholarly work has been published in "Theatre Survey" and "Theatre Research International." Dr. Kahn has taught and directed at Lehigh University, Boston College, and he is a contributing editor to Bedford/St. Martin's VirtuaLit Drama tutorial.

A Professor in the Politics and Government Department, Dr. Joan McLean has worked as deputy vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, a staff economist for U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Urban Affairs, and a political advisor to Geraldine Ferraro, helping her become Walter Mondale's running mate. Most recently, Dr. McLean has been active as a steering committee member for Hope Chest, a donor network committed to electing progressive, pro-choice Democratic women to the Ohio General Assembly.

The Sagan National Colloquium is in its 19th year at Ohio Wesleyan. All lectures are free of charge and open to the public. More information is available at snc.owu.edu or 740-368-3995.