Scott Deal has been selected as one of eight faculty members who have been awarded the IU Presidential Arts and Humanities Fellowship for 2023. The program supports stellar IU faculty with an academic year fellowship that accelerates and amplifies their research and advances their professional standing as national and international leaders in their various disciplines. “Congratulations to the 2023 Presidential Arts and Humanities fellows on their groundbreaking work and steadfast dedication to the arts,” IU President Pamela Whitten said. “The pursuit of transformative research and creativity is central to our IU 2030 strategic plan and this fellowship brings this pillar of our mission to life with a clear example of the incredible creative and artistic excellence of our faculty. The university is proud to recognize the experts of our arts and humanities community through this well-deserved spotlight.” Deal will use his fellowship to create a concert length science fiction music and media opera giving treatment to the effects of scientifically observed climate change predictions for the future. The work will be premiered in early 2025.
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