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Leading scientific expert on creativity to deliver 2013 E. Paul Torrance Lecture

R. Keith Sawyer, one of the nation’s leading scientific experts on creativity, will discuss group creativity and the power of collaboration in the 2013 E. Paul Torrance Lecture April 18 at 6 p.m. in Room S151 of the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Sawyer, a professor of psychology, education and business at Washington University in St. Louis, will give a lecture titled “Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration.” The event will be preceded by a coffee at 5:30 p.m. A book signing and reception will take place immediately after the lecture from 7-8 p.m.

Sawyer has published 12 books, including Group Genius and Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Reasoning and more than 80 scientific articles. His newest book, Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity, was released in March. His research has been featured on CNN, Fox News and National Public Radio.