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Torrance birthday celebration and lectures to focus on creative children

Parents, teachers and caregivers can hear about simple ways to enhance a child’s creativity at an upcoming celebration hosted by the UGA College of Education.

The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development’s “Connecting with Creativity: TheE. Paul Torrance Lecture and 100th-year Birthday Celebration” honors the man who was a pioneer in gifted and creative education. Open free to the public, the event will be held Oct. 8 ­from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center, 1197 S. Lumpkin St.

The event features two speakers: Felice Kaufmann, a research assistant professor at the New York University Child Study Center, and Barbara Kerr, a distinguished professor of counseling psychology at the University of Kansas.

Kaufmann will address what happened to some young adults who were named Presidential Scholars in high school. Kerr will speak about research done on creative teenagers, drawing implications for education, guidance and their future as creative adults.