Visit this website to confirm speakers as they may change without notice.
Link to downloadable schedule here: 496 Schedule 2018
Most public lectures take place in “the Auditorium”,
1111 Genetics/Biotechnology Center
except where noted on this schedule.
Further, video recordings of each public lecture will be posted to the webpage of that specific speaker within a week of the lecture. Links to all archived videos and the livestream will be found at the speaker’s page on this website. Please check for updates.
For those enrolled in the Lecture-Discussion Section:
Class Syllabus: Download PDF HERE
496 Week 1: “Only Connect…” The Goals of a Liberal Education by William Cronon
List of Speakers and Topics:
Gwen Drury, Wisconsin Idea Historian
A Tribute to University Extension
Cheese folks: Mike Gingrich of Uplands Dairy & John Jaeggi of Center for Dairy Research
Forward! The Reinvention of the Wisconsin Dairy
Alfonso Morales, Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Advancing the IDEA: Whose Perspective and the Implications for How?
Michael W. Wagner, Ph.D., School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Communicating the Wisconsin Idea in a Polarized Era
Karen Bogenschneider, Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Universities as Honest Knowledge Brokers: The Case Study of the Family Impact Seminars
Hilary Shager, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Reducing Poverty via Researcher, Practitioner, and Community Partnerships
Daniel Grabois, Ph.D., Horn at the Mead
Music Outreach, Music Inreach
Gavin Luter, Ph.D., Director of the UniverCity Alliance, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Making the Wisconsin Idea Local: The UniverCity Alliance’s Work with Local Government?
Jane Collins, Ph.D., Community & Environmental Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Preserving the “Public Household”: The Wisconsin Idea and the 2011 Protests
Bill Tracy, Ph.D., Agronomy, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tom Broman, Ph.D., History Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin 101: A Crowd-Sources Public Humanities
Barry Burden, Ph.D., Director, Elections Research Center College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
What Just Happened? An Academic Analysis of the 2018 Elections
Jon Shelton, Ph.D., University of Green Bay
The Wisconsin Idea in the New Gilded Age
David J. Weerts, Ph.D., Alumnus, Department of Educational Policy & Administration, University of Minnesota
From the Good Society to the Productive Society: Changing Conceptions of the Wisconsin