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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Metropolis teaser

    'Metropolis' comes to life

    What does it take to score a silent movie, creating music where there was nothing before? Brooke Joyce, Luther Associate Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence, explains the process that Luther students go through to score a silent movie and announces the world premiere of "Metropolis."

  • Luther students with host families in Córdoba, Spain

    What We Talk about When We Talk about “Intercultural”

    Through work with colleagues and observing students with strong intercultural skills David Thompson, Luther professor of Spanish, explains how to begin the task of growing intercultural skills by creating learning experiences.

  • Josie Bellrichard: Familiarity in Seoul

    Familiarity in Seoul

    Josie Bellrichard, Luther class of 2019, muses over the ability of a glamorous new city like Seoul to become familiar and to feel like home.

  • Janelle Monae

    On re-imagining race through speculative fiction

    This past J-term, Professor Hageman, along with colleague Novian Whitsitt, experienced an enlightening Paideia 450 class that he's hoping will initiate conversations, to-read lists and ideas far beyond the students in the classroom.

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