The public is invited to a panel discussion titled, “Psychology/ Sociology/ Geography & Architecture – the positive and negative effects of the built environment on mental, physical, and social wellbeing,” on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 a.m. at IUCA+D.
Faculty members from the Division of Liberal Arts at IUPUC will discuss the intersection of their work as influenced by their disciplines and as expressed in and exhibited by the built environment in Columbus.
The panel is one example of the collaborative environment of Columbus where Indiana University and Purdue University have worked together at IUPUC and the Indiana University Master of Architecture Program to bring a diverse set of higher education opportunities to the community.
Faculty panel members from IUPUC include Dr. Gary Felsten and Dr. George Towers.
Dr. Gary Felsten, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology, publishes articles on cognitive regeneration showing that research indicates that spending time in or viewing nature has a restorative effect and can reduce stress and regenerate a person’s ability to concentrate.
Dr. George Towers, Division Head of Liberal Arts and Professor of Geography, brings concepts and perspectives from human geography to our discussion of the social significance of Columbus’ built environment.
The moderator for the panel will be T. Kelly Wilson, the Director of the new Master of Architecture program in Columbus.
The event is free and open to the public.
Title: Psychology/Sociology/Geography & Architecture – the positive and negative effects of the built environment on mental, physical, and social wellbeing
Date: Wednesday, April 18
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 310 Jackson St, Columbus, IN 47201