Risk-Taking in the Academy--and Beyond?
Fall 2007 Series
Where do you see areas of risk-making and risk-taking:
in your scholarship, in your classroom,
in the administration of the institution that is Bryn Mawr?
Would you like company in thinking
through some ways and means of meeting risk?
Come join us for (one or some or all of)
a series of bi-weekly discussions about risk-taking @ Bryn Mawr and beyond.
We have scheduled several sessions with discussion leaders and short readings
(suggested, not required) and welcome further suggestions and volunteers
into next semester, when we might venture further afield.
1-2 p.m. on alternate Thursdays, Dalton 212E.
Bring your lunch, and we'll provide drinks and dessert.
Co-sponsored by the
Center for Science in  Society ,
the Social Science Center, and
the Teaching and Learning  Initiative .
Conversation continued in Spring 2008 as
"Seeing Through Different Eyes" 
Sept. 13 Anne Dalke and David Ross
Randomness and Risk-Taking: Dealing with Uncertainty  
On-line Reading: Chapter 1, Taleb's The Black Swan  (2007)
Sept. 27 Kim Cassidy
Creating a Culture of Risk 
Oct. 11 Elizabeth McCormack
Flocks and Pyramids: Risk-taking and Change in Academic Communities 
Oct. 25 Paul Grobstein
Living a Life of Risk...and Why: Encouraging Innovation in Individuals and Communities 
On-line Reading: This Isn't Just MY Problem, Friend (1991)
Nov. 8 Marissa Golden, The Risks of Taking Risks: 
on the upsides and downsides of attempting to cross disciplinary boundaries,
and of leaving the academy altogether
Nov. 29 Alison Cook-Sather and Alice Lesnick
Exploring Reasons to Risk Uncertainty in the Classroom 
A session about pedagogical approaches that bridge to the un- or not-yet know
Dec. 13 Students, staff and faculty participants
in the Teaching & Learning Initiative: 
Expanding our educational mission