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Center Archives

Fall 2007


Brown Bag: Risk-Taking in the Academy--and Beyond?

Anne Dalke and David Ross, Departments of English and Economics
"Randomness and Risk-Taking: Dealing with Uncertainty"
On-line Reading: Chapter 1, Taleb's The Black Swan
 

"Fellow Traveling with Richard Rorty"

 

Brown Bag: Risk-Taking in the Academy--and Beyond?

Kim Cassidy, Department of Psychology
Creating a Culture of Risk
 

Emergent Systems: A Discussion

Astra Bryant
Emergent Properties of the Leech

Elementary Science Education: A Working Group
 
First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series:
Tamara Davis, Department of Biology
"Why a Mammal Needs a Biological Mom and Dad:
Mom's DNA... Too Much of a Good Thing?"
 

Emergent Systems: A Discussion

Astra Bryant
Emergent Properties of the Leech
(Continued from Oct. 3)

 
Brown Bag: Risk-Taking in the Academy--and Beyond?
Elizabeth McCormack, Department of Physics
"Flocks and Pyramids: One Physicist's
Take on Risk-taking and Change in Academic Communities."
 
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Astra Bryant
Emergent Properties of the Leech
(Continued from Oct. 3)

 
Elementary Science Education: A Working Group
 
Brown Bag: Risk-Taking in the Academy--and Beyond?
Paul Grobstein, Department of Biology
"Living a Life of Risk...and Why"
On-line Reading: This Isn't Just MY Problem, Friend
 

Emergent Systems: A Discussion

Open

 
First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series:
Kalala Ngalamulume
Africana Studies and History Department
"Homo Festivus: Leisure and Colonialism in French Senegal: A Research Agenda"

 
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Karen Greif

 
Brown Bag: Risk-Taking in the Academy--and Beyond?
Marissa Golden, Department of Political Science
"Taking the Risk of Changing our Scholarship"
 

Elementary Science Education: A Working Group
 

Brown Bag: Risk-Taking in the Academy--and Beyond?

Alison Cook-Sather and Alice Lesnick, Department of Education
"Risk-Taking in the Classroom and Beyond"
 

Elementary Science Education: A Working Group

 

First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series:
Paul Grobstein, Department of Biology
"Applied Neurobiology: Science and Inquiry as Story Telling"
 

First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series:
Marc Ross, Department of Political Science

 

First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series:
Amiram Amitai, Judaic Studies
 
First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series:
Jim Wright, Classical & Near Eastern Archeology
 

First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series:
Lisa Traynor, Mathematics
 

 

Spring 2007

Graduate Idea Forum
Readings:
McNeill: EBP in an Age of Relativism.
Gilgun: Four Pillars EBP
Kent, Hayward: When Averages Hide Individual Differences
 
Exploring Mental Health
"The Role of Individuals"
Pre-discussion readings:
A New Intellectual Framework for Psychiatry (1998)
Biology and the Future of Psychoanalysis: A New Intellectual Framework for Psychiatry (1999)
 

First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series:
Peter Brodfeuhrer (Biology)
"Leeches, Motor Patterns, and Spinal Networks"
 

Elementary Science Education: A Working Group
 

First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series: Dr. Melissa S. Murphy (Anthropology)
"Violence and Inca resistance to Spanish Conquest
A view from human skeletal remains"
 

Exploring Mental Health

"Meaning-making, Logotherapy and Mental Health"
Pre-discussion readings:
Time, human being and mental health care: an introduction to Gilles Deleuze
The Use of Psychotherapy with Dying Patients: An Exploratory Study
Logotherapy as an Adjunctive Treatment for Chronic Combat-related PTSD: A Meaning-based Intervention
Purpose-in-Life as a Function of Ego Resiliency, Dogmatism and Biographical Variables
 

Elementary Science Education: A Working Group
 

First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series:
Dr. Karen Stephenson (Hepburn Fellow Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center)
"Networks - Decoding Culture"
 

Graduate Idea Forum
Readings:
Paul Farmer: Pathologies of Power (1st chapter)
 
Philips Visitor Physics & Astronomy
Eric Mazur (Departments of Physics & Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University)
Science Pedagogy Colloquium:
"Confessions of a Converted Lecturer"
 

Elementary Science Education: A Working Group
Reading: "Darwin's God"
 

First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series:
Prof. Karen Greif (Biology)
"Research in an Age of Bioterrorism"
 

Graduate Idea Forum
Readings:
Sen, Amartya (2000). Will there be any hope for the poor? Time. May 22. pp 94-95.
Sen, Amartya (1985). Well-Being, Agency and Freedom: The Dewey Lectures 1984. The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 82, No. 4. (Apr., 1985), pp. 169-221.
Sen, Amartya (1993). The Economics of Life and Death. Scientific American, 268(5), 40. Retrieved Thursday, April 12, 2007 from the Scientific American Archive Online database.
 

Graduate Idea Forum
Readings:
Jonathan Lear. Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation
 

Graduate Idea Forum
Readings:
Eric Kandel. In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
 

 

Fall 2006

Exploring Mental Health
"Models of Mental Health: A Critique and Prospectus"

Emergent Systems: A Discussion
: David Harrison (SWAT Linguistics)
"Language as an Emergent System"

Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: David Thacher: "Normative Case Studies."

First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series: Dr. Arlo Brandon Weil (Geology)
"Using ancient geomagnetic compasses to
answer large-scale geologic questions
A gentle introduction to paleomagnetism and its applications"

A Public Conversation: Siobhan Davies & Science in Society Faculty
"In Plain Clothes"
Philadelphia Dancing, with Siobhan Davies Dance
Event poster

Emergent Systems: A Discussion
: Kenneth Whang
"Data-driven methods for discovering the structure of neural and cognitive representations"
Background paper

Emergent Systems: A Discussion
: Kenneth Whang
"Data-driven methods for discovering the structure of neural and cognitive representations" (continued)
Background paper
Exploring Mental Health
"Models of Mental Health: A Critique and Prospectus" (continued) and
"Culture as Disability"

Emergent Systems: A Discussion
: Kenneth Whang
"Data-driven methods for discovering the structure of neural and cognitive representations" (continued)
Background paper

First Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series: Dr. Leslie Rescorla (Psychology)
"Assessment of Mental Health Problems in Children and Adolescents: Findings from 31 Countries"

Public Health Focus Group: Health Reform Panel

"The Right to Health: Increasing Access to Health Care in America"
With guest speakers:
Walter Tsou, MD, MPH, former Health Commissioner of Philadelphia
Carla Willis, Ph.D., Senior Economist of the American Medical Association

Elementary Science Education: A Working Group

F irst Friday Faculty Club Lunch Series: Dr. Peter Magee (Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology)
"From Arabia to Pakistan: exploring the archaeology of human settlement on the 'borderlands' on the Ancient Near East"
Chemistry Colloquium: Christopher Oze (Department of Geology)
"Rock Drop Soup: The Origins and Destruction of Life Through Geochemical Processes"
Refreshments at 4:00 p.m.
Lecture at 4:15 p.m.

Exploring Mental Health

"The Culture of Our Discontent: Beyond the Medical Model of Mental Health"

Elementary Science Education: A Working Group

Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Steven Johnson: "Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life"

 

Spring 2006

Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Gary Klein, "Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions"
[All articles available on Blackboard]
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Mark Kuperberg
"Misinformation Networks: Why a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Laura Blankenship
"Blogging, Social Software, and Emergence"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Paul Grobstein
"An Overview of Challenges and Directions"
Stories of Teaching and Learning: A Conversation: Alexis Bennett and Kelly Strunk
"Psychology 340 - Women's Mental Health"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Sandy Schram
"Globalization: discourse, circular causality and the self-fulfilling prophecy of welfare state retrenchment"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Anne Dalke
"A View from the Humanities"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
Growth Points (?) in Emerging Emergence: Evolution, Architecture, Story Telling, and Generativity

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Victor Donnay
"Improving Science Education Through the MSPGP"
"Can Women Have It All? And What Role does Public Policy Play? A Study of Bryn Mawr Alumnae in the Federal Civil Service": Marissa Golden (Political Science)

Co-sponsored by The Program in Gender and Sexuality
and The Center for Science in Society
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
Growth Points (?) in Emerging Emergence: Evolution, Architecture, Story Telling, and Generativity
(continued)
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Mary Beth Davis
"Teaching Science to the General Public: Perspectives from the Wagner Free Institute of Science"
Stories of Teaching and Learning: A Conversation: Peter Brodfuehrer
"Biology 321 - Neuroethology"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Anne Dalke
"Feminism, Emerging"
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: The Myth Of Empowerment: Women And The Therapeutic Culture In America  by Dana Becker (GSSWSR)
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Peter Brodfuehrer
"Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Science Education"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Ronni Sadovsky
"The Virtue of Stubborn Conviction: Ethics Through the Lens of Emergence"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Rich Wicentowski
"Knowledge-Free Induction of Inflectional Morphology"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Sandy Schram
"Rethinking the Science Question in Social Science and Social Work: Practice Wisdom, Local Knowledge, Metis and Phronesis"
Brainstorming with the President's Advisory Committee for Work-Family Balance: Marissa Golden (Political Science)

Co-sponsored by The Program in Gender and Sexuality
and The Center for Science in Society
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Karen Greif
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Pema Chodron. "When Things Fall Apart : Heart Advice for Difficult Times"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Peter Briggs & Al Albano
"Promoting Cross-Disciplinary Discussion among Freshmen"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Al Albano
"Stories physicists tell, or what do they mean when they talk of 'ultimate reality'?"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Peter Beckmann
"Teaching Physical Concepts Beyond the Boundaries of "Standard Culture" and Language"
Abstract
Stories of Teaching and Learning: A Conversation: Kelly Strunk
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Alan Baker
"Socially Extended Cognition"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Deepak Kumar
"Rethinking Computer Science Education"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: George Wilson (Villanova U.)
"Ants"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Maeve O'Hara ('08 Math and Education) and Rachel Horton ('07 Biology)
The Students' Point of View
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Ken Whang
"Neural populations, Dimension reduction, & Models"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Sharon Burgmayer
The Chemistry of Art
Stories of Teaching and Learning: A Conversation: Linda Caruso-Haviland & Gail Hemmeter
"CSem I: Performance and Self"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Doug Blank
"Rules: We Don't Need No Stinkin Rules"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Peter Brodfuehrer
"Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Science Education"
(Rescheduled from 2/24)
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Doug Blank
"Rules: We Don't Need No Stinkin Rules" Part 2
Graduate Idea Forum
Readings: Works by Richard Rorty (see schedule for details).
(rescheduled from April 28)
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Doug Blank
"Rules: We Don't Need No Stinkin Rules" Part 3
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Tim Burke
"Futurism, prediction, and emergence"
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education
6th Annual Tri-Co Workshop on New Pedagogical Methods in Math and Science
focusing on the question:
"How do we know if our teaching and educational outreach through grants are effective?"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Alan Baker
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Karen Greif
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Ronnie Sadovsky
"Emergently Defining Emergence"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
"From Complexity to Emergence and Beyond: The Nature of Inquiry, and of What is Being Inquired Into"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Mikio Akagi
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: George Wilson
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: (Open)
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Lisa Benson
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Mark Kuperberg
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: (Open)
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin, continued

 

Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Jan Trembley, Anne Dalke, and friends
"Being Emergent": A start at the beginning ...of the book. We will examine the prospectus of a book that we are writing:
http://mightymouse.brynmawr.edu/~dblank/papers/Bryn_Mawr_Prospectus.doc
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Alan Baker
"A Skeptical Look at Emergence"
A discussion on the paper "How do you solve a problem like a (Fritjof) Capra?", by Burton Guttman:
http://bubo.brynmawr.edu/~dblank/papers/skeptical-emergence.pdf
Graduate Idea Forum: Discussion of Carl Zimmer: "Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain-- and How it Changed the World."
Diversity Conversations: Li-Chen Chin
"Women's Roles 'Round the World"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Paul Grobstein (Biology), Kate Shiner ('06)
"Evolution"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Alan Baker
"A Skeptical Look at Emergence" (continued)
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Eric Raimy (Biology/Linguistics)
"Multilingualism"
Stories of Teaching and Learning: Jossi Fritz-Mauer
"Talking about Teaching in Africa"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Rob Wozniak
"Discussion of Nagel on Emergence"
Diversity Conversations: Alisa Horwitz, Kelli Payne and Annabella Wood
"College as a Choice: Blue Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Catherine Riihimaki (Geology), Rheanna Bensel ('06)
"The 'control' of nature in New Orleans"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Tim Burke
"Emergence in Emergencies"
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Anthony Appiah. "Ethics of Identity," first chapter.
Diversity Conversations: Michelle Mancini, Amy Craiger, Val Jankowski and Jackney Prioly
"Governing Ourselves: Does the System Support Everyone?"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Peggy Hollyday (Biology)
"Gender and Science"
Stories of Teaching and Learning: Janique Parrott (BMC '08)
"Experiences from the Urban Classroom"
Janique will share stories of her experience as a middle school English classroom assistant with the Urban Scholars Program in Boston, MA.
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
"Evolution, Alternate Stories, and Lines in the Sand"
Pre-discussion reading: Intelligent Design and the Story of Evolution:
No Need for Drawing Lines in the Sand

Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
"Evolution, Alternate Stories, and Lines in the Sand" (continued)
Universe Bar: Maria Scott-Wittenborn
"Transcending the Human Condition"
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Anthony Appiah. "Ethics of Identity," full text.
Diversity Conversations: Ruth Conboy, Meera Jain and Muska Nassery
"One Size Does Not fit All: Body Issues and Images"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Alexis Bennett (Psychology)
"Family Issues/Mental Health"
Stories of Teaching and Learning: Anne Flor-Stagnato ('06) and Shayna Israel ('08)
"What are the contracts between teachers and students at Bryn Mawr?"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Ted Wong
"Sustainable Development"
Universe Bar: Paul Grobstein
"Beyond Post-Modernism"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Tamara Davis, Karen Greif (Biology)
"Genetic Engineering"
Universe Bar: Megan Rowley
"Gender and the Judiciary: The Public Response to John Roberts versus Harriet Miers"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Drew Mirante (Geology)
"Nuclear Energy"
Stories of Teaching and Learning: Janet Rhi ('07)
"Stories about Teaching English in Rural Poland"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
"Some further developments in the story of story telling"
Universe Bar: Rebekah Baglini
Against School: The Philosophy of Unschooling and Autodidacticism
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education:
Dr. Victor Donnay (Mathematics)
International Models of Mathematics Education
TIMSS video study: A Japanese Classroom
Pierre Laszlo (Scientist and Philosopher, Author of "Salt: Grain of Life")
"A Tale of Two Sciences: Physics & Chemistry, 1860-1985"
Talk from 1-2pm, followed by an informal discussion from 2-3pm.
Event poster
Diversity Conversations: Elle Endre-Stacy, Chris MacDonald-Dennis, and Rachel Robbins
"The Politics of Sexual Orientation"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Doug Blank (Computer Science), Rebekah Baglini ('07)
"The Internet and the Free Culture Movement"
Representing Parenthood: The Big Picture
Maria Scott-Wittenborn, Megan Rowley, and Anne Dalke
Join us for a conversation about dispelling myths and defining ourselves,
as we figure out how to balance work and family without the constraint of
cultural stereotypes.
Bring your children, and/or let us know if you need childcare.
Co-sponsored by The Program in Gender and Sexuality
and The Center for Science in Society
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
"The Emergence and (continuing) Evolution of the Story of Story Telling"
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education:
Math and Science Reform in K-12: Superintendents’ Perspectives

Dr. Gertrude Bennett, Superintendent, Southeast Delaware County School District
Dr. Gary Cooper, Superintendent, Radnor School District
Dr. Victoria Gehrt, Superintendent, Bensalem School District
Universe Bar: Lucy Kerman
Beyond Theory: Working to Sustain Mixed-income Mixed-race Communities
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Gary Klein. "Sources of Power: How People make Decisions."
Diversity Conversations: Florence Goff and Karen Tidmarsh
"Examining Our History: Inclusion/Exclusion at Bryn Mawr"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Blythe Hoyle (Geology) and class
"Petroleum Issues"
Stories of Teaching and Learning: CANCELLED
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Anne Dalke and Wil Franklin
"Beyond Emergent Pedagogy: Scripted, Non-Scripted? Conducted, Non-Conducted?" What Happens When Agents Resist: A Report from the Summer Institute
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education:
Diversity in Math and Science: How to help all students succeed

Ms. Antoinette Torres, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, Drexel University
Universe Bar: Elizabeth Catanese and Anne Dalke
"The Contextual, The Transcendent...and the Space Between?"
Diversity Conversations: Nell Anderson, Vanessa Christman, Jody Cohen, Anne Dalke, Christina Gubitosa, Li Huan Lai, Molly McTague, Rona Pietrzak, Anka Wilk
"Re-envisioning Class in and Beyond the Bi-Co"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Ralph Kuncl (Provost), Elizabeth Logue (Postbac)
"Ethical Issues in Drug Development"
Stories of Teaching and Learning: Paul Grobstein
"A Case Study of Teaching/Learning at Bryn Mawr: Biology 202"

Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Shir Ly Camin, Education Coordinator, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
"Swarm: Contemporary Artists Explore the Concept of Emergence"
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education:
Teachers’ Perspective on Math and Science Reform

A panel of teachers from Haverford and Norristown School Districts will speak on their experiences.
Universe Bar: Anne Dalke and Elizabeth Catanese
"Post-Transcendence: The End of Ethics?"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Wendy Sternberg (HAV Psychology), Peter Brodfuehrer (Biology)
"Pain and Foetuses"
CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW...will be rescheduled in the spring semester
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Anne Dalke
On "The End(s) of Ethics: Where Anthony Appiah Ducked-- and How Emergence Help Him (and Us?) Get Un-stuck"
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Kay Redfield Jamison. "Exuberance. The Passion for Life."
Rescheduled from December 9th, due to snow

 

Spring 2005

Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Alan Baker
Emergence Concepts in the Philosophical Literature
Explorations of Teaching Group: Facilitated by Jody Cohen (Education)

Reading: Williams, Patricia. Alchemy of Race and Rights

Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
Idealism, Pragmatism, and the Bipartite Brain: Having One's Cake and Eating it Too
Diversity Conversations: Kim Cassidy
How Women Fight:
Making Nice at a Women's College

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Paul Grobstein (Biology)
Audience participation: science of and for all
Paper for reading prior to discussion
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
Idealism, Pragmatism, and the Bipartite Brain: Having One's Cake and Eating it Too (continued)
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Susan White (Chemistry)
Why teach molecular biology in Africa?
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Rob Wozniak
Experience and the bipartite brain: the magical number 2 plus or minus 3
Diversity Conversations: Paul Somerville and Arthur Taylor (Dining Services), Debbie Rubin and Ellie Esmond (Community Service Office)
Campus Diversity from the Perspectives of Some Members of the Staff

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Ted Wong (Biology)
The long journey of a simple biological model
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Rob Wozniak
Consciousness and Experience
Graduate Idea Forum
Readings:
Schram, 2004. "Return to Politics"
Weber, 1918. "Science as Vocation"
Shdaimah, Stahl, 2004. "Reflections on Doing Phronetic Social Science. A Case Study."
[All articles available on Blackboard]
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Hiroshi Iwasaki (Theater Program)
Who's watching? – imaginary dialogues
Bryn Mawr as a Learning/Teaching Environment: A Conversation:
Teaching and learning at Bryn Mawr
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Lisa Meeden and Doug Blank
Memory in artificial neural networks
Diversity Conversations: Anne Dalke (Feminist and Gender Studies, English), Michelle Mueller (05), Jessie Payson (06) and Gilda Rodriguez (07)
"Ain't I a Woman?": Re-defining Feminism
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Tom Deans (Haverford, Director of College Writing)
Writing across contexts
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Lisa Meeden and Doug Blank
Memory in artificial neural networks, Part II
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Al Dorof (Public Affairs), Dorothy Wright (Science & Technology Newsletter), Ruth Guyer (Haverford, General Studies)
Bridging the two cultures: communicating science to the media
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Lisa Meeden and Doug Blank
Memory, representation, and abstraction in artificial neural network-controlled mobile robots
Diversity Conversations: Yinnette Sano and Chris MacDonald-Dennis
"One People, Many Stories": Latina Identities

Brown Bag Lunch Series:
Lab visits (details to follow)
Bryn Mawr as a Learning/Teaching Environment: A Conversation:
What do we want to change about Bryn Mawr as a teaching and learning environment?
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
The relationship between science and academia, including an introduction to the Journal of Research Practice, a new journal affiliated with the Center for Science in Society
Brown Bag Lunch Series:
Reports and discussion of lab visits
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Lisa Meeden and Doug Blank
Memory, representation, and abstraction in artificial neural network-controlled mobile robots, Part II
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Bellah et al. 1996. Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life (University of California Press).
Diversity Conversations: Sandy Schram
"Red, Blue, Purple": Political Diversity

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Paul Grobstein (Biology), Elliott Shore (CIO, History), Paula Viterbo (History of Science)
Memory, history, and the brain II. Whence nostalgia and the constraints on stories?
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Rich Wicentowski

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Scott Gilbert (Swarthmore, Biology)
The human embryo and its popular audience: fictions and fetuses
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Deepak Kumar (Computer Science)
The logics of artificial intelligence
Diversity Conversations: Paul Grobstein and Maria Scott-Wittenborn
"Breaking the Silence:" Mental Health Issues at Bryn Mawr College

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Laura Blankenship (Information Services)
Blogging Science: How Science gets Spun in the Blogosphere
Bryn Mawr as a Learning/Teaching Environment: A Conversation:
How we can increase multicultural education at Bryn Mawr--and to what ends?
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Jeff Elman (virtual)

Explorations of Teaching Group

Topic and readings TBD.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Karen Greif (Biology)
Science and civic policy
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Wil Franklin (Biology) & Anne Dalke (English & FemGen)
An Emergent Response to Benedict XVI's Assault on Relativism

Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Nisbett Richard, 2004. "Geography of Thought." (Free Press)
Diversity Conversations: Allie Petonic, Christina Gubitosa and Paula Arboleda
Interactions Between Race and Class on Campus

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Anne Dalke (English and Feminist Studies), Al Albano (Physics), Amy Bug (Swarthmore, Physics)
What’s new in gender and science?
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Jan Trembley (Alumnae Bulletin)
An Introduction to Emergence
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Jan Trembley (Alumnae Bulletin)
Defining Emergence (continuation of May 4th discussion)
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Barber, 1996. "Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World" (Ballantine Books)
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Anne Dalke (English, FemGen)
"Where Words Come From-and Where They Go: Emergent Literature, Emergent Meaning"
Xinformatics Working Group: Dianna Xu (Computer Science)
Presentation on work done on constructing 3D models from stereo images of an archaeological site
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: David Kenosian (German)
"Ask not what I can do for Emergence, but What can Emergence do for me?"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Jason Coleman
"Emergence in Video Games"
Xinformatics Working Group: Drew Mirante (Geology)
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Sigmund Freud, "Civilization and Its Discontents"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Jason Coleman
"Emergence in Video Games" (continuation of June 8th discussion)
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein and Rebekah Baglini
"Stories, Authors, and Purpose: Langton's Ant Revisited"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Mark Kuperberg
Return of the Reductionist: Thinking about "Thinking About 'Purpose'"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Karen Greif
"Can we model a cell?"
Xinformatics Working Group: Don Barber (Geology)
Recent fieldwork using GPS for barrier island mapping, and GPR for mapping sediment thickness and geometry of the strata
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Mark Kuperberg
Return of the Reductionist: Thinking about "Thinking About 'Purpose'" (continued)
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents (continued)
Graduate Idea Forum
Reading: TBD
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Topic TBD

 

Fall 2004

Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Al Albano
Planning meeting
Graduate Idea Forum: Discussion of Nancy Fraser and Linda Gordon, A Geneology of 'Dependency': Tracing a Keyword of the U.S. Welfare State and other readings
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Ted Wong
Termites, Boltzmann, Shannon, and Information
Explorations of Teaching Group: Discussion of Eleanor Duckworth "The Having of Wonderful Ideas " and other readings
Diversity Conversations: Jackney Prioly and Chris MacDonald-Dennis
Re-imagining our Customs

Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Doug Blank, Kim Cassidy, Anne Dalke, Paul Grobstein
Emergent Pedagogy: Learning to Enjoy the Uncontrollable--and Make It Productive
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Paula Viterbo (History of Science)
What's Important About Science's Audiences?
Kirstie McClure, Professor of Political Science, UCLA
"Political Truths, Statistical Frictions: The Condition of England Chez Carlyle and Elsewhere"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Rob Wozniak
A History of Emergence
Diversity Conversations: Laura Kramer, Orah Minder and Deborah Harrold
Listening for Peace: The Israeli-Palestinian Struggle

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Elizabeth McCormack (Physics)
The Trials and Tribulations of Academic Writing: The Case for Cross-Training
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Rob Wozniak
A History of Emergence, continued
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Tamara Davis (Biology)
Presenting Science Within and Outside of the Lab
Graduate Idea Forum: Reading: Paul Grobstein (Biology)
Writing Descartes: I Am, and I Can Think, Therefore ...
Discussion: Science Policy and the 2004 Election

Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Rob Wozniak
A History of Emergence, continued
Diversity Conversations: Heather Davis, Maria Fernandes and Michelle Mancini
Sustained Dialogue: A Report and an Invitation

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Anne Dalke (English)
Science as Story: Re-reading the Fairy Tale
Explorations of Teaching Group: Plagiarism and Ethics
"A Life in Two Genders": A reading and discussion by Jennifer F. Boylan
See website for further information about the author.
Political Polarization and Economic Inequality: Spatial modeling of political behavior
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4:30-5:30pm: A general audience talk - in Swarthmore College Science Center, Room 101 (refreshments at 4:15pm)

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1:30-2:30pm: A more technical talk for the modeling group - in Bryn Mawr College Park Science Building, Room 229 (refreshments at 1:15pm)
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Mark Kuperberg (Economics, Swarthmore)
The Two Faces of Emergence in Economics
A lecture by Shizhe Huang (C. V. Starr Professor of Asian Studies and Associate Professor of Chinese and Linguistics from Haverford College):
"Some remarks about universal quantification with natural language in mind"
Refreshments prior to lecture.
The first in a series of three language seminar talks. The other two talks are:
Thursday, Nov. 4, at Swarthmore College
Thursday, Dec. 2, at Haverford College
Diversity Conversations: Emily Madsen and Linda-Susan Beard
"Organic Discussions": Diverse Pedagogies for Diverse Peoples

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Kalala Ngalamulume (History)
Translating Science Between Cultures
Once Upon A Time Is Now:
An Art Installation Created By Elizabeth Catanese
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
From the Active Inanimate to Models to Stories to Agency (and Back Again) Revisited
Rothenberg Lecture: Mike Dombeck (Professor of Global Environmental Management & UW System Fellow of Global Conservation College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
U.S. Conservation Challenges: Are We Making the Right Policy Choices?
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Don Barber (Geology)
Interpreting Climatic Catastrophe: Media vs. Science
Graduate Idea Forum: Reading: Paul Grobstein (Biology)
Writing Descartes: I Am, and I Can Think, Therefore ...
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
From the Active Inanimate to Models to Stories to Agency (and Back Again) Revisited (continued)
A lecture by Anne Dalke (English, Feminist and Gender Studies):
"Where Do Stories Come From? Emergence, Surplus Meaning, and the Last Word"
The second in a series of three language seminar talks. The other two talks are:
Thursday, Oct. 21, at Bryn Mawr College
Thursday, Dec. 2, at Haverford College
Diversity Conversations: Nia Turner, Paula Arboleda and Alnisa Bell
Report from South Africa

Brown Bag Lunch Series
(CANCELLED)
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Tim Burke (History, Swarthmore)
Artificial Societies Meet Virtual Worlds
Signs and Voices: Language, Arts, and Identity from Deaf to Hearing
Thursday, Nov. 11 - at Swarthmore College (Lang Concert Hall)
Friday, Nov. 12 - at Swarthmore College (Science Center 101)
Saturday, Nov. 13 - morning at Bryn Mawr College, late afternoon and evening at Haverford College
Sunday, Nov. 14 - at Swarthmore College (PAC Stage)
Refer to website for details.
Speaker: David Corina (University of Washington)
Single Neuron Responses in Human Temporal Cortex: Observations of the Microstructure of Cognition
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Paul Grobstein (Biology) and Elliott Shore (History)
History, Memory and the Brain
Speaker: Dr. Tom Knutson, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab
Impact of CO2-induced Warming on Simulated Hurricane Intensity and Precipitation

Diversity Conversations: Posse students, Jody Cohen and Nell Anderson
Posse On Campus

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Jody Cohen (Education)
Exploring Pathways to Access: Students Teaching Students
Graduate Idea Forum: Reading: Arthur I. Miller, Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty That Causes Havoc
A lecture by Eric Raimy (Linguistics, Swarthmore College):
"A story about 'pahked cahs': the intersection of neurobiology, linguistics and sociology"
Refreshments will be served at 7:00pm, the talk will begin at 7:15pm, and discussion will follow the talk.
The third in a series of three language seminar talks. The other two talks are:
Thursday, Oct. 21, at Bryn Mawr College
Thursday, Nov. 4, at Swarthmore College
Diversity Conversations
(CANCELLED)
Explorations of Teaching Group: "Morality" as a guide for action (or not), reviewing issues of ethics, evaluations, assessment, plagiarism, personal property/public property.

We will be joined by visiting trustees.
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Alan Baker (Philosophy, Swarthmore)
Emergence concepts in the philosphophical literature

 

Spring 2004

Explorations of Teaching: Jody Cohen (Education Program)
Discussion of Paulo Freire (1998) Pedagogy of Freedom, Ethics, Democracy and Civic Courage
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Paul Grobstein
It's either designed or emergent.
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Katherine Rowe (English)
Composing a Collage: Comparing Our Conceptual Maps and Investments

Diversity Conversations: Natalie Abbott and Stephanie Bell
Culture As Disability

Graduate Idea Forum: Ray McDermott and Herve Varenne, "Culture as Disability"
Herve Varenne, "Extra Burdens in the Search for New Openings: On the Inevitability of Cultural Disabilities"
Language: A Conversation: Jeffrey Elman
Finding Structure in Time
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: More Paul Grobstein
It's either designed or emergent.
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Scott Silverman (Information Services)
What's So Informative About Information?
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education: Mathematics and Science Literacy: what is it and how to achieve it
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Ted Wong
Why Evolution By Natural Selection Isn't Emergent
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Sandy Schram (GSSWSR)
Reassessing Welfare Reform: Numbers in Search of Narratives
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education: Mathematics and Science Reform at the Elementary School Level
Diversity Conversations: Nell Anderson and Paula Arboleda
Diversity in the Communities Surrounding Us

Beauty: A Symposium: Sharon Burgmayer (Chemistry)
Molecular Aesthetics: Making the World More Beautiful
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Jim Wright
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Sharon Burgmayer (Chemistry)
The Teleology of Green, or: Is There Meaning in Orange?
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education: Mathematics and Science Reform at the Secondary School Level
Graduate Idea Forum: Carol Gilligan
The Birth of Pleasure
Beauty: A Symposium: Susan Levine
Beauty Treatment: The Aesthetics of the Psychoanalytic Process
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Tim Burke
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Anne Dalke (English) and Ted Wong (Biology)
Information Overload: Turning It Off/Turning It On

Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education: Mathematics and Science Reform at the Collegiate Level
Diversity Conversations: Paul Grobstein (Center for Science in Society)
Thinking About Segregation and Integration-- An Interactive Scientific Exploration Using Models

Beauty: A Symposium: Mark Lord (Theater and the Arts Program)
To Attend or Not to Attend: Beauty in Performance
Language: A Conversation: Louis Menand
Cat People: What Dr. Seuss Really Taught Us
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Jim Marshall
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Kim Cassidy (Psychology)
Information Processing: How Psychology Approaches Knowledge
Explorations of Teaching: Who is the Teaching Self?
Parker J. Palmer
The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
Beauty: A Symposium: Al Albano (Physics)
How a Physicist Sees Beauty
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Anne Dalke
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Natasha Lee (French)
Meaning and Genre
Diversity Conversations: Hannah Wilhelm and Chuck Heyduk
Re-thinking Customs and Traditions at Bryn Mawr

Graduate Idea Forum: Carol Gilligan
The Birth of Pleasure, continued
Beauty: A Symposium: Christine Koggel (Philosophy)
Concepts of Beauty: A Feminist Philosopher Thinks About Paradigms and Consequences
Language: A Conversation:
We will be reading the Special Issue of Science Magazine on The Evolution of Language: 303, #5662 (February 27, 2004). Copies of the articles are available for pick-up in Park Science Building and in English House, as well as on line: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/303/5662/1315
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Alan Baker
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Nancy Collins (Public Affairs)
Is It All Noise? What Matters in Public Relations
Beauty: A Symposium: Paul Grobstein (Center for Science in Society)
Biology, Brains, and Beauty: How Do They (and We) Relate?
The (Continuing) Evolution of (My) Mind: An Engagement with Dan Gottlieb
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Doug Blank and Jim Marshall (Computer Science)
A Bit About Bits
Diversity Conversations: Jessie Posilkin and Orah Minder
Religious Diversity--Navigating the Tough Spots

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Tamara Davis (Biology)
Genotype and Phenotype
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Mark Kuperberg (Economics, Swarthmore College)
Canonical Emergence
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Jenny Rickard (Admissions)
Information, Meaning, and Noise in College Admissions
Diversity Conversations: Claudia Ginanni (Public Affairs)
Sexual Identity and Perception at Bryn Mawr, Then and Now.

Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Al Albano (Physics)
Boltzmann, Shannon, Information ... and black holes??
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Betsy Reese (Map Curator, Collier Science Library)
The Secret Life of Maps
Explorations of Teaching: Workshop with Mary Belenky and Blythe Clinchy (2 of the co-authors of Women's Ways of Knowing)
Emergent Systems: A Discussion: Doug Blank
What would motivate a robot to go from the Active Inanimate to Story Teller?
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Paul Grobstein (Center for Science in Society)
Information Update: Searching for the Third Law
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education: Eleanor Duckworth (Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Understanding Learner's Understanding with Eleanor Duckworth
Diversity Conversations: Nia Turner, Florence Goff and Anne Slater
The Contradiction of Change
Graduate Idea Forum: Antonio Damasio
The Feeling of What Happens: Body, Emotion and the Making of Consciousness (1999)
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education: Follow-up discussion on Eleanor Duckworth's visit on April 29.
Explorations of Teaching: Teaching and Learning with Uncertainty
Sharon Welch, Feminist Ethic of Risk
Paul Grobstein, A Vision of Science (and Science Education) in the 21st Century: Everybody "Getting It Less Wrong" Together
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Ongoing discussions throughout the summer
Graduate Idea Forum: Antonio Damasio
The Feeling of What Happens, continued
Emergent Systems / Brown Bag Series
Information?: An Inquiry

 

Fall 2003

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Ted Wong  
(Biology)
Why Quantify; or, Why the World Is Not Enough

Undergraduate Summer Research Program Poster Presentation
Town Hall Meeting:
Diverse Identities: Living in Community
Emergent Systems: A Discussion


Graduate Idea Forum
Peggy MacIntosh, Feeling Like a Fraud
Anne Dalke (2002) Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach, P. Lang

Diversity Conversations: Moderator Paul Grobstein
Biology and Diversity
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Anne Dalke
(English, Gender Studies)
Numbers and Narratives: A Humanist Reflects on the Relation
Emergent Systems: A Discussion 
Paul Grobstein-Buchanan's ''Nexus''


Language Working Group Meeting
Reading of selection from Ray Jackendoff
Graduate Idea Forum: Introduction
Toulmin's "Return to Reason" and Cleland's "Historical Science, Experimental Science and the Scientific Method"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Arlo Weil
(Geology)
What I'm Counting, Why and How
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Tim Burke-Emergence in Humanities, Take 1

Environmental Studies Series: Eleanor Sterling
Director, American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
Science In Conservation: A Focus On Vietnam's Biodiversity
Diversity Conversations: Moderator Anne Dalke
Blood Child, by Octavia Butler
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Elliott Shore
(Information Services)
If You Can Count It, It's Worth Counting
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Tim Burke-Emergence in Humanities, Take 2

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Jody Cohen (Education) and Nell Anderson (Praxis)
Moving Beyond the Quantitative Definition of Merit: Learning from and with the Posse
Physics Colloquium: Francis Robicheaux
Department of Physics, Auburn University
“Ultracold Hot-matter”
Math Colloquium: Lynnell Matthews
University of Pennsylvania
“A Variation on the Tennis Ball Problem”
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Jim Marshall-Metacat, a model of human analogy-making

Special Lecture: Panel and open discussion
Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience:
Enemies, Acquaintances, Bedfellows?
A Conversation

Convenor: Bruce Levin
Moderator: Susan Levine

Panel Members:
Elio Frattaroli
Sydney Pulver
Paul Grobstein
Environmental Studies Series: Julie Hagelin
Assistant Professor of Biology, Swarthmore
Chemical Signals In Birds: Implications For Behavior And Conservation
Diversity Conversations: Moderator Ted Wong
"Asian: Race or Category?"

Reading: Frank Wu
Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White (2002): pp. 1-38.
FALL BREAK
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Paula Viterbo
(History of Science)
Counting the Days: Natural Family Planning
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Jan Trembley-Emergent Pedagogy

Environmental Studies Series: Mary Seton
Director and Founder, Greensgrow Philadelphia Project
Demystifying Urban Agriculture
Geology Lecture: Steve Jarvela
Federal On-Scene Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Vapor Plume at the Tranguch Gasoline Site: A Case Study from Hazleton
Diversity Conversations:
TBA
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Elena Bernal  
(Institutional Research)
College Rankings: What Factors Drive Them
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Jim Wright-Cultural Geography

Graduate Idea Forum: Catharine Stimpson

Readings:
Catharine Stimpson, Myths of Transformation: Realities of Change, PMLA 115, 5 (October 2000), 1142-1153
Catharine Stimpson, General Education for Graduate Education, The Chronicle Review, from the issue dated November 1, 2002

Catharine R. Stimpson, "The Idea of the Corporate University," Written for a conference at the Society of Humanities, Cornell University on "The Idea of the University," October 18-19, 2002.
Special Lecture: Catharine Stimpson (Class of 1958)
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
New York University
The Future of Graduate School Education
Biology Lecture: Eli Meir
Research Scientist, MIT and SimBiotic Software
Robustness and Flexibility in Genetic Networks
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Radcliffe Edmonds
(Classics)
The Theology of Arithmetic
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Mark Kuperberg-Emergence in Economics

Environmental Studies Series: Alec Brownlow
Assistant Professor , Geography & Urban Studies
Temple University
Thoughts On A Multicultural Urban Ecology
Diversity Conversations:
TBA
Tri-Co Mellon Faculty Working Group on Math Modeling: Don Barber
(Geology)
Modeling in Weather Prediction (Particularly Hurricanes) and Climate Change


Chemistry Colloquia: Veronika Szalai (Class of 1988)
Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland

DNA Oxidation by Ruthenium Complexes
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Liz Mc Cormack
(Physics)
Concepts of Measurement in Physics
The Rothenberg Lecture: Ian Bowles
Senior Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Cambridge, MA
Executive Director, Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC)

The Global Biodiversity Treaty: Why is the United States Not a Party?
Bi-Co Mathematics Colloquium: Fang Chen
Emory University

Multidimensional Erdos-Ginzburg-Ziv Problem


Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Karen Greif-Not Peter Corning

Brown Bag Lunch Series: David Ross
(Economics)  
Bucks, Values and Happiness
Physics Colloquium: Robert W. Boyd
Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
Slow Light and Enhanced Nonlinear Optical Response in Novel Materials
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Anne Dalke-Trees and Rhizomes

Biology and Psychology Colloquium: Wilson Q. Joe
Ph.D. Candiadte
BMC Neural and Behavioral Sciences Program
An Executive Performance Account of Theory of Mind Expression
Environmental Studies Series: Johanna Polsenberg
Director of Government Relations
National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research
Science: Tool Or Weapon On Capitol Hill?
Geology Lecture: Walter Leis
Tetrahedron Consultants
Tree Rings as Environmental Indicators: Dendrochronology in Geoforensics
Diversity Conversations:
TBA
Chemistry Colloquia: Professor Stefan Bernhard
Department of Chemistry, Princeton University

Synthetically Tunable Chromphores with Optoelectronic Applications


Brown Bag Lunch Series: Michelle Mancini
(Dean's Office and CSem Staff)
The Face Behind/Above/Within the Numbers: Sentiment vs. Statistics, Then and Now
Bi-Co Mathematics Colloquium: Walter Stromquist
Swarthmore College

Packing Densities of Permutations


Brown Bag Lunch Series: Jan Trembley
(Alumnae Bulletin)
Measuring "Success'"and the Alumnae Bulletin
Emergent Systems: A Discussion


Graduate Idea Forum: Evaluation and feedback for students and teachers

Tentative readings:
Denise Clark Pope (2001)"Doing School": How We are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students, Yale University Press.
"A Retrospect on Making and Judging," Chapter 8 in Jerome Bruner (1968) Toward a Theory of Instruction
Diversity Conversations:

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Paul Grobstein
(Biology)
Quantification and Value: What We've Learned So Far
Tri-Co Mellon Faculty Working Group on Math Modeling: Doug Norton
Chair, Department of Mathematics,Villanova University

Math Modeling and AIDS

 

Spring 2003

Language Working Group Meeting
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
"What Is Emergence? What Is Emergent?"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Ted Wong
"Using NetLogo to Implement Cellular Automata"
Brown Bag Lunch Series:
Al Albano, Department of Physics
Sharon Burgmayer, Department of Chemistry
Peggy Hollyday, Department of Biology
"Diamond-Cutters, Net-Casters and
Day-Dreamers: Differences Among the Sciences"
A Matter of Time New Discussion Series
Cheryl Chen, Mellon Fellow, Dept. of Philosophy
"The Philosophy of Time"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Ted Wong
"Generalizing Cellular Automaton Behavior"
Language Working Group Meeting
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Karen Tidmarsh
Dean of the Undergraduate College
"A Dean's Perspective: Effects of the Culture of Science on Students"

Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Kris Tapp
"Universal CAs"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Professor Katherine Park
Historian of Science, Harvard University
"Was There a Rennaisance Body"
Special Lecture: Professor Katherine Park
Historian of Science, Harvard University
"Visible Women: Women's Secrets and the Origins of Human Dissection"
MUSIC EAST AND WEST
Peabody Percussion Group
Robert van Sice, Director
Works inspired by music of India, Pakistan and Japan

Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Michael Krausz, Conductor
Works by Beethoven

Emergent Systems: A Discussion
CANCELLED
Rescheduled for 3/26
Language Working Group Meeting
A Matter of Time New Discussion Series
Tony Rothman, Physicist
Author of Doubt and Certainty and A Physicist on Madison Avenue, etc.

"Seven Arrows of Time"
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Mark Lord
Department of Theater
"Tomomi's Dream: Embodying Our Disciplines"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Doug Blank
"Introduction to the Genetic Algorithm, in Python"
See Pyro Module Evolutionary Algorithms
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Doug Blank,
Department of Computer Science
"Teaching Across Genders"
A Matter of Time New Discussion Series
Peter Brodfuehrer, Department of Biology
"Circadian Rhythms: The Clocks That Time Us"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
" Evolution as an Emergent Phenomena"
Continuation from Feb. 26, plus videos. See Pyro Module Evolutionary Algorithms
Language Working Group Meeting
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Joseph Disponzio
Growth and Structure of Cities
"Changing Paradigms: Eighteenth-Century Natural Science and the Rise of Landscape Architecture"
Spring Break
A Matter of Time New Discussion Series
Paul Grobstein, Department of Biology
"The Brain and the Sense/Meaning of Time"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Mark Kuperberg
"Successful Examples of Emergence in the Social Sciences: A Partial View"
Language Working Group Meeting
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Dan Sarewitz
Managing Director & Senior Research Scholar
Center for Science, Policy and Outcome
Columbia University, Washington DC
"Does Science Make You Happy?"
Special Lecture : Dan Sarewitz
Columbia University, Washington DC
"Prediction and Uncertainty in Science and Policy"

Mellon History of Science Fellowship Candidate
Shelley Costa, PhD
Department of History, Xavier University
"Mathematics and Masculine Culture in Mid-18th Century England"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Rob Wozniak
"A Developmental Psychologist Among the Emergenauts; Or, a Few Preliminary Reflections Made upon Observations Recorded during the Course of a Six-Month Voyage of Discovery Aboard the H.M.S. Emergence"

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Xenia Morin
Keck Fellow in Chemistry
"Scientific Cultures at my House: Academic vs. Industrial Life Sciences"
Mellon History of Science Fellowship Candidate
Paula Viterbo, PhD
George Washington University
Center for History of Recent Science
""I Got Rhythm: The Discovery of Time of Ovulation in Women and the Establishment of Natural Birth Control in America""
Mellon History of Science Fellowship Candidate
Avner Ben-Zaken, PhD
Department of History, UCLA
"Hebraist Motives, Pythagorean Itineraries and the Galilean Agendas of Naples: On the Margins of Text and Context "
A Matter of Time New Discussion Series
Michael Noel, Department of Physics
"Measuring Time with Atoms: A 3587.39167492578 Second Discussion"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Rob Wozniak

"A Developmental Psychologist Among the Emergenauts; Or, A Few Preliminary Reflections Made Upon Observations Recorded During the Course of a Six Month Voyage of Discovery Aboard the H.M.S. Emergence"

(Continuation of March 26th meeting)
Language Working Group Meeting
Rescheduled to Wyndham for the remainder of the semester
Mellon History of Science Fellowship Candidate
Ruth Simpson, PhD
Department of Sociology, Rutgers
"Substance & Vision: Theories of Epidemics as Latent Social Theories"
Brown Bag Lunch Series:
Linda Caruso-Haviland and Yutian Wong
Department of Dance
"Dancing Bodies, Pedagogy and Technology"
Special Lecture: George Dyson
Institute for Advanced Study, 2002-2003
"Von Neumann’s Universe: Digital Computing at the IAS, 1945-1958"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Tim Burke
TBA
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Catherine Conybeare Classical Studies
"Scientia" and "Cultura":The Origins and Development of these Words
Special Film Screening:
"To Dream Tomorrow: A Portrait of Ada Lovelace"
Produced and Directed by John Fuegi and Jo Francis

Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Ted Wong
TBA
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Melissa Pashigian, Department of Anthropology
"Imparting the Social in Science"
Special Lecture: Shigehisa Kuriyama
International Research Center for Japanese Studies
"The Metaphysical Logic of Muscular Exercise"

Special Film Screening:
"Alan Turing: Breaking the Code"
Starring Derek Jacoby; Directed by Herbert Wise
Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Paul Grobstein
"What Is Information?"
Language Working Group Meeting
Special Lecture: Mark Notturno, Washington, D.C.
"The Choice Between Popper and Kuhn:
Criticism, and the Legacy of Logical Positivism"


Brown Bag Lunch Series: Michael Krausz
Deartment of Philosophy
"Interpretation and its Objects: Science and Non-Science"
Special Film Screening:
"Pirates of Silicon Valley"
Starring Noah Wyle and Anthony Michael Hall

Emergent Systems: A Discussion
Karen Greif
" Genes, Proteomics and Genetic Determinism:
Can We Model a Cell?"


 

Fall 2002

Language Working Group Meeting
Brown Bag Lunch: Ralph Kuncl
Provost, Bryn Mawr College
"The Balkanization of Science"
Undergrad Research Symposium
Brown Bag Lunch: Samantha Glazier
Keck Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry
"Isolation, Persuasion and Conviction:
Sustaining the Culture of Science"

Special Lecture: Ralph Kuncl
"Pre-clinical Drug Development of Novel Motor Neuronotrophic Factors That Have Potential in Lou
Gehrig's Disease"
Language Working Group Meeting
Special Seminar: Zhenya Zastavker
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
"DNA is Not the Only Helix in Town
or A Story of Crafty Microsprings"

Brown Bag Lunch: Ted Wong
Department of Biology
"Metaphor, Metonymy and the Two Sciences"
Graduate Research Symposium
Presentations by Bryn Mawr graduate students in science and mathematics.

Emergent Systems: A Discussion Group
Doug Blank and Deepak Kumar
Department of Computer Science
"Emergence and Robotics"
Brown Bag Lunch: Rob Wozniack
Department of Psychology
"Psychology: The Imp
ossible Science?"
Panel on Advancing Women in Science
Language Working Group Meeting
Graduate Idea Forum
Steven Johnson, "Emergence"
Brown Bag Lunch: Katherine Rowe
Early Modern Studies
"Science Culture and Time"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion Group
Jim Wright, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Architecture
"Emergent Complexity in Bronze Age Greece: A Case Study of Settlement and Land-Use ca. 2000-1200 B.C.E."
Fall Break
Brown Bag Lunch: Tomomi Kinukawa
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Science
"The Scientist's Body"
Special Lecture: Scott Ritter
Former UN Weapons Inspector
"The Coming War with Iraq: How Did We Get There?"
Language Working Group Meeting
Brown Bag Lunch: Panama Geer
Keck Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics and Computer Science
"Decentralization and Self-Organization: Not Just for Ants"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion Group
Victor Donnay, Department of Mathematics
"Ideas on Regular and Chaotic Dynamical Systems: A Mathematician's Perspective on Issues in Complex Systems"


Special Lecture: Octavia Butler, Author
"A Parable: Writing Science Fiction in These Times."

Language Working Group Meeting
Brown Bag Lunch: Michael Tratner
"An Anatomy of Cultural Studies Methods"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion Group
Panama Geer
Keck Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics and Computer Science
" Swarm Intelligence: An Example"
Special Lecture: Daniel Charles
Contributing Science Correspondent, NPR
News Section Contributor, Science Magazine
"Lords of the Harvest: The Hidden History of Genetically Engineered Food"
The Rothenberg Lecture: Shirley M. Tilghman
President, Princeton University
"Perspectives on the Stem Cell Debate"
Brown Bag Lunch: Chris Couples
UNIX System Administrator for the Sciences
"The Political Practice of the Sys-Admin"
Language Working Group Meeting
Graduate Idea Forum
Steven Pinker, "The Blank Slate"
Brown Bag Lunch: Kris Tapp
Keck Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics
"Philosophies of Mathematics"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion Group
Panama Geer
Keck Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics and Computer Science
Swarm Intelligence: Continued
Language Working Group Meeting
Special Lecture: Professor Judith Houck
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The Social History of a Biological Process, Menopause, 1897-1980"
Emergent Systems: A Discussion Group
Paul Grobstein
Discussion Topics:
(1) Complex Systems: Continued
(2) Ideas/Agenda for Next Semester & Beyond
Brown Bag Lunch: Professor Judith Houck
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Why Scientists Should Care About History"
Special Lecture: George P. Lakoff
University of California, Berkeley
"The Brain, The Mind, and Language:
Why They Matter in Personal Life, in Politics, and Throughout the Academic World"

Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Cognitive Linguistics are presently esoteric disciplines that most people know little about. Yet they are utterly transforming our understanding of virtually every aspect of our lives - especially our personal and political lives. They also have transformative implications for virtually every academic discipline. This lecture will be an overview for a general audience.
Language Working Group Meeting
Brown Bag Lunch: Paul Grobstein
Department of Biology
"Philosophies of Science: A View From the Brain"
Emergent Research Group

 

Spring 2002

Computational Scientist Search Talk: Mark Changizi
Duke University
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
"Why We See Geometrical Illusions"

Keck Search Math Talk: Kristopher Tapp
SUNY at Stony Brook
"Finiteness Theorems in Geometry"
Brown Bag Discussion: Ann Herzig
Bryn Mawr College, Environmental Studies Program
Computational Scientist Search Talk: John P. Dawson
Department of Geoscience
The University of Iowa
"A Man, a Plan, a Canal, Panama: Reactions of Azooxanthellate Corals to the Closure of the Central American Isthmus'

Why the Need for Change in Math and Science Education:
"The changing nature of the disciplines, what it means to be literate in the disciplines, and the National Standards for math and science education"

Speakers:
Mr. Doug Ross, High School Science Teacher at Friends Central: Earth Force, a standards based science curriculum involving the environment and service learning.

Mr. Joe Merlino, Project Director of the Greater Philadelphia Secondary Mathematics Program, a NSF funded project for local Systemic Change: The standards and mathematics education.
Computational Scientist Search Talk: Theodore G. Wong
School of Computational Science and Information Technology
Florida State University
"Evolutionary-Computational Studies of Two Problems in the Ecology and Development of Plants"
Keck Search Math Talk: John Vano
University of Texas
"The Stability of Slinkies, Slide Guitars and the Solar System"

Brown Bag Discussion: Xenia Morin
"What's on your table"? A discussion about genetically modified foods and the science behind it.
Computational Scientist Search Talk: Sima Setayeshgar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics
"Stripes, Spots and Scrolls: Some Problems in Pattern Formation"

Philosophy Colloquia: Jacques Catudal
Department of Philosophy, Drexel University
"Terrorism, the Constitution, and the Internet"
http://www.brynmawr.edu/philosophy/Colloquia.html
Keck Search Physics Talk: Patricia Purdue
California Institute of Technology
"Reading the Ripples: A New Window on the Universe"


Panel Discussion
Congressman Curt Weldon, State Senator Connie Williams, Dr. Karen Hanson of Greater Philadelphia First:
"The Need for Educational Change from the Government and
Business Perspective"
Keck Search Math Talk: Panama Geer
Rennselaer Institute of Technology.
" Cellular Lines"
Brown Bag Discussion: Xenia Morin
(Part II) "What's on your table"? A discussion about genetically modified foods and the science behind it.
Working Group on Research and Public Policy
Why the Need for Change in Math and Science Education
"Examples of Individual Change in Teaching Math and Science"

Speakers:
Dr. Deborah Bergstrand, Deptment of Mathematics, Swarthmore College:
"Introduction to Mathematical Thinking": a lower level course that uses a hands-on approach to expose students to exciting mathematical ideas. 

Dr. Kim Cassidy, Department of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College: "The role collaboration between faculty members and between faculty and students in changing science pedagogy".
William Labov
University of Pennsylvania
"Learning to read: Linguistic light on dark corners of the mind."



Special Lecture: David P. Barash
Professor of Psychology
University of Washington, Seattle
"The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People"

More information about the speaker and his work can be found on his web page: http://faculty.washington.edu/dpbarash/
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education
"Tensions that Arise when Involved in Change and Supports that can Aid in Change"

Speakers:
Natalie Hiller Secondary School Math and Science Coordinator, Haverford School District.
Rochelle Devor Math and Science Educator, Beeber Middle School.
Peggy McCloskey Math Educator, Rosemont School of the Holy Child

.Brown Bag Discussion: Don Barber, Ph.D.
"The Ocean's Role in Past and Future Climate Change."
Special Lecture: Maitland Jones, Jr.
Chemistry Department, Princeton University
"Teaching Organic Chemistry Without a Lecture. Are you Crazy?"
Following the discussion, Professor Jones will be giving the Chemistry Department Colloquium, "Twisting and Stretching Double Bonds". That talk will be held in PSB 180 at 4:30 p.m.

Brown Bag Discussion: Doug Blank
'"Open" (or "Free") Software Uses in Education and Society"'
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education
"Systemic Change in Math and Science Education"

Speakers:
Natalie Heller Secondary School Math and Science Coordinator for the Haverford School District: Project 2061, a national reform project to improve science education.
Joe Merlino Director, The Greater Philadelphia Secondary Mathematics Project: Local Systemic Reform in Mathematics Education
Ned Wolff Department of Mathematics, Arcadia University: The role of college faculty in supporting change in K-12 math education.
Spring Break
Brown Bag Discussion: Marc Schultz
"Dear Diary: Using daily reports to investigate work and family processes"
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education
"Understanding Children's Understanding"

Dr. Ann Renninger of the Department of Education, Swarthmore College, will discuss how students learn mathematics.
Brown Bag Discussion: Amy Campbell
"It's All in the Game"
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education
"Issues of Race, Class, Gender and Culture in Math and Science Education"

Speakers:
Debbie Ryan School District of Philadelphia
Deborah Pomeroy Arcadia University
Special Event: Tom Sgouros
"Judy: What is it Like to be a Robot?"

Post-Performance Panel Discussion
:
"If You Build a Robot Smart Enough to do the Dishes, will it also be Smart Enough to Find Them Boring?"
Paul Grobstein - Neurobiology
Deepak Kumar - Computer Science
Mark Lord - Theater
Anjali Thapar - Psychology
Moderator: Douglas Blank - Computer Science
Brown Bag Discussion: Arlo Weil
"Life before Pangea: The Supercontinent Rodinia and
Its Influence on the Earth System"
Special Event: Sharon Lamb
"The Secret Lives of Girls: Sex Play, Aggression, and Guilt"

Biology Seminar: Dr. Kate Kalil (BMC '62)
University of Wisconsin, Department of Biology
"Common Mechanisms Underlying Growth Cone Guidance and Axon Branching"

Special Event: Enhancing Connections:
The K-16 Community and Integrating Science in the Curriculum

The Philadelphia Regional Network of Project Kaleidoscope, a national higher education organization concerned with science/math education, is holding a workshop on campus this Saturday, hosted in part by the Center for Science in Society. The regional network is interested in encouraging collaborations between K-12 and college/university scientists/educators.

The workshop, aimed at bringing together college and pre-college teachers from around the Delaware valley for productive discussion will include a variety of presentations and small group discussions. College faculty/staff/students are invited to attend and participate in any and all sessions, which begin in the Benham Gateway Building at 8:30 am and continue to 3:30 pm.

For further information, see
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/local/scisoc/pkal/index.html
Brown Bag Discussion: Paul Grobstein
"The Nature of Science"
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education
"Changing Pedagogical Strategies"

Speakers:

Nancy Scanlon Coopertown Elementary School:
"Using Science Kits at the Elementary Level"

Lisa Chirlian  Chemistry Department, Bryn Mawr College,
" Evolving Teaching Strategies in General Chemistry"

Victor Donnay  Math Department, Bryn Mawr College:
"Inquiry Based Learning in Advanced Mathematics"
Biology Seminar: Dr. Catherine Thut
Merck & Co., West Point, PA
"I Only Have Eyes for You: Studying eye development using large scale gene expression anlaysis"

Biology Seminar: Cindy Lee Van Dover
Professor of Biology
College of William and Mary
"A Shrimp's Eye View of Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents"
Science in Society Steering Group Meeting
Special Lecture: Colin Phillips
Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland

"Hierarchical Language Structure in the Brain: Two Challenges"




Biology Seminar: Dr. Claire Cronmiller, BMC '74
University of Virginia, Department of Biology
"Drosophila Oogenesis: An experimental model for studying gene regulation, morphogenesis and crack babies"
Special Seminar: Tomomi Kinukawa
Mellon Fellow in History of Science
"Women's Health and Japanese Imperialism:
A Preliminary Research Report."
Brown Bag Discussion: Blythe Hoyle and Krynn Lukacs
"The Pond, the Environment, and Pedagogy"
Special Seminar: Dr. Harold Shapiro
President Emeritus and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs,
Princeton University, and former Chair, National Bioethics Advisory Commission

"The Ethical Dimensions of Scientific Progress: Reflections on Dolly, Stem Cell Research and Contemporary Genetics"


Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education
"Community Voices Involved in Change"

Kathleen W. Taylor, Ed. D.  Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services, Haverford School District
Ellen B. Hollin  Chair, Education Committee, Haverford School Board
Carol Restifo  Principal, Haverford Middle School
Meg Hagenbuch  Parent, Haverford School District
Philosophy Colloquia: Andrew Brook
Department of Philosophy, Carleton University
"Cognitive Science and Its History"
http://www.brynmawr.edu/philosophy/Colloquia.html

Special Seminar: Ruth Levy Guyer
Visiting Professor, Haverford College
"Writing Life: Communications on Medicine, Bioethics, Nature, and Science"
Biology Seminar: Robert A. DeAngelis
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Pennsylvania
"Liver regeneration in mice lacking the p50 subunit of NF-KB"


Biology Seminar: Derek P. Lessing
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Yale University
"Using genetics to investigate olfaction in fruit flies"

Brown Bag Discussion: Kenneth Richman
"Ethics for Scientists: Some Human Subjects Scenarios."
Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education
" Reform in Elementary School Science Education"

Dr. Carlo Parravano
Director, Merck Institute for Science Education

Ph.D. Candidate: Jeff Oristaglio
Department of Biology
Bryn Mawr College
"Variability in frog prey orienting behavior: New insights into visuomotor processing"

 

Fall 2001

  Poster Session Summer Science Research Projects  
  Brown Bag Discussion Paul Grobstein

Introduction to the Center for Science in Society
 
  Brown Bag Discussion Xenia Morin, Keck Postdoctoral Fellow

"The role of universities in the face of increased demand for industrial collaboration". Based on the article: Watchdogs of Biotech Are in the Universities.
 
  Brown Bag Discussion Leslie Rescorla

"Epidemiological Study of Behavior Problems and Language Delay in Young Children".
 
  Brown Bag Discussion Susan White

International Science Education : Togo, West Africa
 
  Graduate Science Research Symposium http://www.brynmawr.edu/Acads/Physics/grad/symp.html  
  Brown Bag Discussion Xenia Morin, Keck Postdoctoral Fellow

"The role of universities in the face of increased demand for industrial collaboration". Based on the article:
Watchdogs of Biotech Are in the Universities
.

Part II of 9/18/01 Discussion
 
  Elio Frattaroli, M.D.
Author of Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain: Becoming Conscious in an Unconscious World
Presentation: Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and the Mind-Body Problem

Panel Discussion: Brain-Body-Mind-Soul: How many of these does one need and why?

Panelists: Anne Dalke, Paul Grobstein, Janet Shapiro and Elna Yadin

Reception & Book Signing
 
Fall Break
  Brown Bag Discussion Koffi Tozo (Visiting Scientist in Chemistry)

"Research in a Developing Country: The Case of Togo"
http://www.ub.tg/swintro.htm
 
  Brown Bag Lunch

*Drinks/desserts provided
WHERE SHOULD WE PLACE MATHEMATICS IN THE TEACHING OF OTHER DISCIPLINES?

Physical and social scientists often use mathematics as a tool to aid our understanding of the world. Typically, introductory courses in both the sciences and social sciences emphasize using mathematics and problem solving based approaches. Does this approach help or hinder student understanding of concepts? How can we help students develop both their conceptual understanding of a discipline as well as their ability to utilize mathematics as a way of extending that understanding?

A discussion forum on Serendip has been established to facilitate continued conversation on this topic. Please visit:

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/forum/newforum/sciedustyles-read.html to add your thoughts to the conversation.
 
  Symposium "Women and Science: Opportunity in a Changing Landscape"
http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/stories/womeninscience.shtml
 
  Symposium "Women and Science: Opportunity in a Changing Landscape"
http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/stories/womeninscience.shtml
 
  Brown Bag Discussion Mary Beth Davis

"Teaching Science to the Public"
http://www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org/Adult_Education/adult_education.html
 
  Brown Bag Discussion

Paul Grobstein

Follow-up discussion on Mental Health
and Elio Frattaroli, M.D.

 
  Brown Bag Discussion Tomomi Kinukawa, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

"Multiculturalism in Science"

 
  Maxine Savitz "Energy Efficiency: the Missing Link in Energy Technology and Policy"  
  No Brown Bag Thanksgiving Break  
  Brown Bag Discussion Juan Burciaga

"A Private Universe: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms"
http://unr.edu/homepage/jcannon/ejse/mcdermott.html
 
  Lillian McDermott and Paula Heron University of Washington Physics Education Research Group
 
  Lillian McDermott "Discipline-Based Science Education Research:
The Key to Student Learning"
 
  Faculty Workshop w/
Lillian McDermott
"Bridging the Gap Between Teaching and Learning: A Workshop for Science and Mathematics Faculty"  
  Brown Bag Discussion Susan White

"Women in Science: The Recent BMC Symposium and Beyond"
http://pubs.acs.org/cen/html/women/women.html
(the first three items require no password)
 
  Brown Bag Discussion Ross H. Pastel, Ph.D.
Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Chief, Education and Training
Operational Medicine Division
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

"Psychological Effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction"
 
  Special Seminar Ross H. Pastel, Ph.D.
"Bioterrorism: What Can We Do?"
 

 

Spring 2001

Scott Patterson
Glaxo Smith Kline
Statistical Work Experiences in a Major Pharmaceutical Company  
Catherine Steiner Adair
Harvard Eating Disorders Center
Throw Your Weight Around: The Challenge of Preventing Eating Disorder  
Amber Hallibaugh
Lesbian AIDS Project, New York
My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home  
Graduate Student Meeting - Pizza/sodas provided
Mental Health Conversations - pizza/sodas provided
Marco Lenci
SUNY at Stony Brook
Infinite Step Billiards  
Molly McGuire
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Environmental Science at the Interdisciplinary Crossroads: The Biochemistry of Acid Mine Drainage  
Richard Burian
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
What is the State of the Art in Science Studies?  
Kendra Lawrence
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Role of spiders and other generalist arthropod predators in the forest floor leaf-litter food web  
Samantha Glazier
Cornell University
Tracking Energy Conversion in Five Generations of Dendrimers  
Amy Crumpton
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Advocating a Science of Human Survival: Barry Commoner, Margaret Mead, and the AAAS Committee on the Promotion of Human Welfare  
Jarita Holbrook
University of California, Los Angeles
The Ideal Mariner and the Blind Fisherman: A Transmission Theory for Celestial Navigation  
Graduate Student Meeting - Pizza/sodas provided
Mark Lechner
University of Pennsylvania
Targeting the HP1 Family of Heterochromatin Regulators and Epigenetic Silencers  
Kevin Padian
University of California, Berkeley
Insights into the Dinosaur World: New Ideas on How Dinosaurs Lived and Died  
Tomomi Kinukawa
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Maria Sibylla Merian (1667-1717) and Natural History Collecting in Northern Europe  
Gina Kolata
New York Times
Finding An Interesting Story Among the Mundane: A Journalist's View of Reporting on Science and Medicine  
Jennifer Terry
Ohio State University
What Should Women Want?
Sexual Rights and Tropes of Hygiene In an Era of Global Capitalism
 
Paul Grobstein
Bryn Mawr College
The Brain's Images: Reflecting and Creating Human Understanding  
Wiliam Rathje
Stanford University
Garbology: The Archeology of Us  
Ralph Kuncl
Johns Hopkins University
Icons of Visual Culture in Medicine  
Paul Ehrlich
Stanford University
Human Natures  
Mental Health Conversations - pizza/sodas provided
Xenia Morin
Wilmington, Delaware
Making Sense of Mutations: Understanding Disease Severity in Cystic Fibrosis  
Colleen Regan
Stanford University
TBA  
Graduate Student Journal Club Discussion of:
Water at hydrophobic surfaces: weak hydrogen bonding and strong orientation effects
and
future organization