Convergence is part of the Hopkins Center's ongoing commitment to making the arts indispensable to all academic disciplines, including STEM fields — a trend embraced by forward-thinking educators throughout the globe. The Symposium on February 11 & 12 launches the Convergence Series and will include academic and artistic presentations and public discourse (see below for full schedule). The final of 21 such events held at universities across the nation over 18 months, the Symposium was originally scheduled for last spring and has been reimagined in a virtual format. It will bring together researchers, artists, students and higher-education administrators to explore how and why to bridge the divide between arts and sciences in the academy. The symposium includes talks by interdisciplinary project leaders, including faculty as well as students, and artists working at the intersection of science and creative practice. The forum will also include practical break-out sessions to discuss strategies for cultivating interdisciplinary research across arts and sciences here at Dartmouth and at other institutions. Free and open to the public. Registration required.