Mission & Vision

A hemispheric research photo of trees
Detail of Ellen McMahon's "Change Over Time," an art piece comprised of hemispheric research photos taken by Patrick Royer, 2010

The Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry serves as a campus-wide research institute dedicated to innovative inquiry across all disciplines. Confluencenter’s programming demonstrates a commitment to the artistic and scholarly endeavors of faculty and students in the colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

We support world-class collaborative and interdisciplinary scholarship at the University of Arizona, addressing some of the grand challenges in society today. We foster research and creative activity within higher education, and share that knowledge in engaging ways with the broader community. Confluencenter provides a physical and intellectual home for the arts, humanities, and social sciences. We endeavor to nurture interdisciplinary synergies across campus communities to promote the development of a dynamic intellectual environment.