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Dean's Speaker Series: So You Think You Can Innovate

| 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM


Roberta Ness headshotRoberta B. Ness, MD, MPH, Rockwell Professor of Public Health at the University of Texas, has been called one of America’s foremost experts in innovative thinking. She is author of four books Innovation Generation, a systematic method about how to maximize your creativity; as well as Creativity in the Sciences, Genius Unmasked, and The Creativity Crisis, a workbook, storybook, and critical appraisal of institutional barriers to innovation.  Dr. Ness has given well over 100 talks and workshops on innovative thinking at America’s top universities, R&D intensive corporations, and science and technology professional societies including the National Academies, AAAS, AAP/ASCI, and in a dozen foreign countries. She offers a free on-line course: Reimagining Innovation which has been accessed by over 200,000 viewers; has given two TED talks; and was featured on the Bill Nye show, Star Talk Radio.

A recognized expert in medicine and public health, Dr. Ness is former dean of the University of Texas School of Public Health, one of the largest such schools in the nation.

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