When Old Ways Just Won't Do
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by Andrew Vosko | Claremont Graduate University
1w ago
0:04: Host Andrew Vosko, associate provost and director of transdisciplinary studies at Claremont Graduate University, welcomes guest Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Singelyn Family Dean of the College of Business Administration and Singelyn Graduate School of Business at Cal Poly Pomona. 1:50: Sandeep describes growing up in India, studying chemical engineering, and how he ultimately changed course into the study of business administration.  4:15: Sandeep discusses beginning his teaching career at the University of Washington Bothell. 5:40: Andrew shares his thoughts on the pressure to conform to ..read more
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Future-Proofing Your Future
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by Michelle Bligh, Andrew Vosko
3M ago
0:00: Host Andrew Vosko welcomes guest Michelle Bligh, interim executive vice president and provost of CGU and professor of organizational behavior in the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences. 1:30: A Claremontian, Michelle traces her trajectory from an undergraduate at Pomona College to how an anthropology course changed her direction. 4:15: Andrew elaborates on the debt that transdisciplinary thought owes anthropology. 5:30: Michelle describes how a study abroad program led her to a refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya, and then into a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies ..read more
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The Great Integration
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by Javier Rodriguez, Andrew Vosko
3M ago
0:04: Host Andrew Vosko welcomes his guest, Javier Rodríguez from Claremont Graduate University, who's an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy. 1:00: Javier discusses his academic journey, beginning in Colombia with the study of engineering and bringing him to the study of public policy—with novel and poetry writing on the side. 4:50: Javier talks about coming to UCLA and working across various disciplines, including psychology, computer science, mathematics, and philosophy. 13:00: Javier talks about being driven by an artistic sense of curiosity and even obsession.  18 ..read more
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The Many Lives of a New Librarian
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by Jennifer Beamer, Andrew Vosko
3M ago
0:04: Host Andrew Vosko welcomes guest Jennifer Beamer, head of scholarly communications and open publishing services at the Claremont Colleges Library. 2:00: Jennifer discusses the development of her scholarly identity, beginning with the study of textile science, including teaching and studying in Japan and then completing a PhD at the University of Hawaii. 4:40: Jennifer describes getting interested in publishing inside and outside academia. 9:00: Jennifer describes the discipline of library science and the philosophy behind it as servant leadership. 10:45: Jennifer talks about the shock ma ..read more
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On Witches and Wicked Problems
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by Andrew Vosko | Claremont Graduate University
3M ago
0:00: Host Andrew Vosko welcomes guest Lori Anne Ferrell, dean of the School of Arts & Humanities. 4:22: Lori Anne describes coming to transdisciplinarity from her background in history, religious studies, and English. 7:10: Andrew connects the value of historians and historians to the importance of temporal thinking. 8:50: Lori Anne and Andrew talk about the humility required of the historian and transdisciplinarian and the danger of assuming that they are wiser and smarter than people of past eras. Lori Anne describes eras of the past as foreign cultures.  11:18: Lori Anne talks abo ..read more
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Teaching to Transform
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by Andrew Vosko | Claremont Graduate University
3M ago
0:00: Host Andrew Vosko welcomes guest Gloria González-Morales, associate professor of psychology in the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. 1:41: Gloria describes how she became interested in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies.  5:46: Gloria responds to Andrew’s question as to how she negotiated the culture of the discipline of psychology with her desire to be transdisciplinary. Gloria uses the example of Pablo Picasso as someone who first had to master a certain domain and area of expertise before innovating. 9:09: Andrew tal ..read more
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Superpowers and Allies
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by Dionne Bensonsmith, Andrew Vosko
3M ago
0:00: Host Andrew Vosko welcomes Dionne Bensonsmith, adjunct assistant professor of applied gender studies at Claremont Graduate University and visiting professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. 1:20: Dionne describes her work with the Reproductive Justice Community Institutional Review Board and Mothers on the Frontline, a nonprofit organization focused on children’s mental health. 4:00: Dionne discusses the challenge of reconciling disciplinary rules and requirements in a PhD program with her own needs.  5:48: Andrew talks about identity and professional roles and the need f ..read more
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The Llama on the Cow Farm
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by David Maggs, Andrew Vosko
3M ago
Host Andrew Vosko welcomes this episode’s guest, David Maggs, Fellow on Arts and Society at the Metcalf Institute, a Toronto-based institution focused on the performing arts, climate, and poverty reduction. Maggs describes his background at foundations in Canada and Europe, including the Institute for Advanced Studies and Sustainability in Potsdam, Germany, and the trail back to the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. Vosko directs the conversation toward the notion of transformative change. Maggs describes growing up in Newfoundland and experiencing the cod mora ..read more
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Journeys in Truth-Seeking
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by Gwen Garrison, Andrew Vosko
3M ago
Host Andrew Vosko, associate provost and director of transdisciplinary studies at Claremont Graduate University, welcomes Gwen Garrison, a faculty member in the School of Educational Studies. Garrison describes the characteristics that define her academic path and life journey, including the search for truth and the passion for storytelling – from English literature to data visualization. She also describes her doctorate work at Claremont which included quantitative and qualitative methods, now called mixed methods – in other words, a transdisciplinary approach. Vosko describes his own first s ..read more
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Growth Through Challenge
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by Jeremy Hunter, Andrew Vosko
3M ago
Host Andrew Vosko welcomes this episode’s guest, Jeremy Hunter, associate professor at CGU’s Drucker School of Management, and executive director and founder of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute. Jeremy summarizes his work at the Institute—and experience in over 20 years of teaching—as helping leaders evolve in a world that is continually changing.  Andrew raises the notion of growth through challenge. Jeremy shares his personal challenge in dealing with a diagnosis of a terminal illness at 20. He describes how he refocused his life and channeled his attention in directions tha ..read more
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