The Art and Science of Decision-Making

Friday, October 4, 2013

Teach Out Sessions:  Join CMC faculty members in the classroom to experience first-hand how a liberal arts education harnesses different academic disciplines to help students develop a richer understanding of the nature of decision and decision-making.

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Advanced Macroeconomics – Cameron Shelton
Session #1 – Roberts Hall North, Room 104

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Is Congress a House of Cards? – Jack Pitney  Reading Materials (Blog)
Session #2 – Security Pacific Dining Room, MMCA

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

The Age of Chivalry – Ellen Rentz  PDF Download
Session #3 – Davidson Lecture Hall, Adams Hall

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Age of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare – Lisa Cody
Session #4 – Roberts Hall North, #105

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Principles of Biological Chemistry
Mary Hatcher-Skeers and Bryan Thines
Session #5 – Kravis Center, #165

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Probability – Deanna Needell
Session #6 – Kravis Center, #164

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Security and War – Jennifer Taw   PDF
Session #7 – Freeberg Forum, Kravis Center #62

Creating Thoughtful and Productive Lives after Graduation:  CMC students, alumni, and parents will gather over lunch to discuss how a liberal arts education is helpful in making momentous life decisions.

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Luncheon Break Out Sessions:
Collins North Lawn and Selected Campus Locations

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Transition to Afternoon Panel Discussions

Theory of Decision Making: How do the disciplines of the liberal arts enrich our understanding of the effective framing of decisions and of their successful implementation? Join members of the CMC faculty from across campus in discussing the differences in the theory and methodology of decision-making.

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Setting Ends and Choosing Means
Facilitator: Ron Riggio
• Diane Halpern   PDF Download
• Paul Hurley
• Diana Selig
• Manfred Keil
Panel Discussion #1 – Security Pacific Dining Room, MMCA

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

The Pursuit of Happiness
Facilitator: Robert Faggen
• John Farrell
• Suzanne Obdrzalek
• Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
• Lisa Cody
Panel Discussion #2 – Freeberg Forum, Kravis Center Lower Level #62

Global Decisions: How can a multidisciplinary approach to decision-making help address pressing, global challenges? CMC faculty members, alumni, and parents will examine how to analyze pressing global challenges and opportunities through different perspectives and disciplines.

2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Poverty and Growth
• David Bjerk
• Jeffrey Flory
• William Ascher
• Chelina Odbert ’99
Panel #1 – Davidson Lecture Hall, Adams Hall

2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Disease and Health
• Mary Evans
• Andrew Schroeder
• Aseema Sinha
• Kyle Ragins ’09
Panel #2 – Roberts Hall North, Room 12

2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Violence and Peace
• Kristin Fabbe
• Gastón Espinosa
• Brock Blomberg
• Emily E. Arnold-Fernandez
Panel #3 – Security Pacific Dining Room, MMCA

2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Political Dysfunction and Democracy
• Bassam Frangieh
• Minxin Pei
• James Nichols P’06
• Jennifer Waggoner ’95
Panel #4 – Freeberg Forum, Kravis Center Lower Level #62

Easy Voter Guide: Increasing Voter Turnout
Easy Voter Guide: Getting People to Vote (One Page Summary)
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund: How to Vote
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund: Guide to California Government


Saturday, October 5, 2013

9:50 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.

Forum for the Future Talks
This session will feature presentations by Forum for the Future members and current students on the topic of “Liberal Arts in  Action.”
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center South

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Collins Dining Hall
$12.50 per person at the door. Cash only.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Campus Tours
Tours will depart from the CMC Admission Office at Kravis Center.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Delegate Check-In
Kravis Center

1:00 p.m.

Line up for Inaugural Procession
Kravis Center, Gann Quadrangle

1:45 p.m.

Procession to Bridges Auditorium for Installation Ceremony.
Columbia Avenue, College Way, Across Sixth Street

2:00 p.m.

Installation Ceremony
Bridges Auditorium

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kravis Center

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Collins Dining Hall
$15.50 per person at the door. Cash only.

6:00 p.m.

CMS Soccer Match
Pritzlaff Field

9:00 p.m.

Monte Carlo Event (Ticketed Event)
McKenna Auditorium