Dance

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It was an unexpected journey, from the George W. Bush Shake, the Barack Obama Hug to the Harlem Shake. Appreciation from the President of the United States is one of the highest honors any American can receive. No, it wasn’t me, but the best part is that it was one of our students. I have…

Real Men Don’t Love Newsies

Actor Jeremy Jordan signs my daughter’s program, as I stand crushed amongst hundreds of Newsies fans standing on tip toe begging for his attention (author’s photograph.) Don’t judge me, ok? My daughter and I shared Father’s day this year taking in the buoyant raucous joy of Newsies on Broadway. Real men don’t love Newsies, right?…

Dirty Dancing for a Greener Planet

A dung beetle performing a dance on top of its dung ball. The little jig apparently helps the pea-brained beetles navigate. CREDIT: Emily Baird; Baird E, Byrne MJ, Smolka J, Warrant EJ, Dacke M / PLoS ONE Do you have a favorite animal? Chemist Sir Harold Kroto does. It is the dung beetle. Why?

This is a guest post by Prof. Robin Landa, Distinguished Professor, Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University and author of “Advertising by Design: Generating and Designing Creative Ideas Across Media.” Natural movement is a matter of survival for animals. We rely heavily on natural movement to go about our daily lives–whether it is…