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Psychology Today Blog on the value of artistry emphasizing the need to fuse science and arts in educational programs.

Should engineering schools require courses in philosophy or history? Should premed curricula include a module in the visual or performing arts? These questions point up a more sophisticated line of inquiry—a study already under way at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Led by Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton, MD, an Academies committee is weighing evidence for whether and how the arts and humanities should be integrated with science, technology, engineering, and medicine in places of higher learning.

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