Archive for January, 2012

Helping Kids Cope – One Drumbeat at a Time

UCLArts and Healing’s Beat the Odds drumming program was the featured article on the front page of UCLA Today, faculty and staff news, for a week beginning January 26, 2012.  The article received top billing by UCLA Media Coverage for the first report of the New Year.

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National Endowment for the Arts announces new federal interagency task force to promote research on the arts and human development

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a new federal interagency task force to promote research on the arts and human development. The Department of Health & Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Education are among 13 federal agencies and departments seeking to advance research on the arts and well-being across the lifespan:

•    HHS/Administration for Children & Families
•    HHS/Administration on Aging
•    Department of Education/Office of Innovation & Improvement
•    NIH/National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
•    NIH/National Institute on Aging
•    NIH/Office of Science Education
•    NIH/Office of Behavioral & Social Sciences Research
•    NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
•    NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
•    Institute of Museum & Library Services
•    Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
•    National Science Foundation/Science of Learning Centers

Click here to view the full announcement.

Click here to view the National Endowment for the Arts report on The Arts and Human Development that led to the establishment of the Federal Interagency Task Force.

Drumming out fat in the new year – CNN.com

A CNN.com article published Monday Jan. 2 about a new fitness program combining aerobic exercise with drumming referenced research on the benefits of group drumming by Ping Ho, founding director of UCLArts and Healing, who is quoted.

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