Fall 2018

Wisconsin Idea icon

The Public Lecture Series
FALL 2018

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:

Divider Bar

List of Speakers and Topics:

Sept. 11
Gwen Drury, Wisconsin Idea Historian
A Tribute to University Extension

Sept. 18
Cheese folks: Mike Gingrich of Uplands Dairy & John Jaeggi of Center for Dairy Research
Forward! The Reinvention of the Wisconsin Dairy

Sept. 25
Alfonso Morales, Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Advancing the IDEA: Whose Perspective and the Implications for How?

Oct. 2
Michael W. Wagner, Ph.D., School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Communicating the Wisconsin Idea in a Polarized Era

Oct. 9
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

Oct. 16
Hilary Shager, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Reducing Poverty via Researcher, Practitioner, and Community Partnerships

Oct. 23
Daniel Grabois, Ph.D., Horn at the Mead
Music Outreach, Music Inreach

Oct. 30
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?

Nov. 6
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

Nov. 13
Bill Tracy, Ph.D., Agronomy, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nov. 20
Tom Broman, Ph.D., History Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin 101: A Crowd-Sources Public Humanities

Nov. 27
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

Dec. 4
Jon Shelton, Ph.D., University of Green Bay
The Wisconsin Idea in the New Gilded Age

Dec. 11
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