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Cornell President David Skorton moderates a discussion on the importance and impact of participatory and presentational art in the lives of the general population, and in particular, members of the academic community.

Panelists: Dr. Richard Kogan, Director of Medicine and Music Initiative, psychiatrist, and accomplished pianist; Dr. Carlyle Miller, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Equal Opportunity Programs at Weill Cornell Medical College, and published poet; Misheaila Neil, Director of Performing Arts Programming, Elmira College; and Dr. David Shapiro, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Attending Psychiatrist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Chairman of the Music and Medicine Initiative, and amateur musician.

The event was part of "The Arts + Mental Health: The Impact on the Human Spirit," a two-day exploration, through conversation and performance, of the roles that the arts play in mental health, June 2-3, 2011.

Hosted by the Cornell Council for the Arts in collaboration with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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