University of Wisconsin–Madison
Ankur Desai stands in front of a 27-meter-tall flux tower in a wooded area near Minocqua, Wisconsin.

Upcoming Public Events

Events posted here are open to the public.

Note that details are subject to change, as some talks are booked many months in advance.

January 2018

Tuesday, January 16th 2018 at 6:30pm
Speaker: Tim VanDeelan, Associate Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Talk Title:  Carnivore Communities of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore
Host Group: Ashland Science on Tap
Location:
South Shore Brewery, 808 Main St. W, Ashland, WI 64806

Thursday, January 18th 2018 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm
Speaker: Mark Louden, Professor in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic
Talk Title:  The German Presence in Wisconsin
Host Group: Fond du Lac Public Library’s  History at Home 
Location:
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan St, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935

Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 at 7:00pm
Speaker: Don Waller, Professor, Department of Botany, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Talk Title: Causes & Consequences of Deer Overabundance
Host Group: Lakeland Audubon Society
Location: 
Lions Fieldhouse, 310 Elkhorn Rd (WI-67) Williams Bay, WI 53191

February 2018

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 7:00pm
Speaker: David M. Mickelson, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scientist in the Department of Geoscience
Talk Title: Wisconsin Glacial Landscapes
Host Group: Kickapoo Valley Reserve
Location:
 Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Highway 131, LaFarge WI 54639

Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 7:00pm
Speaker: Dexter Patterson, Social Media and Digital Specialist in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Talk Title: Social Media 101
Host Group: Monroe Public Library
Location: 
Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566

April 2018

Thursday, April 5th 2018 at 12:00pm
Speaker: David M. Mickelson, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scientist in the Department of Geoscience
Talk Title: Wisconsin Glacial Landscapes
Host Group: UW-Barron County
Location:
UW-Barron County, 1800 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Wednesday, April 18th 2018 at 12:00pm
Speaker: Lisa Bratzke, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
Talk Title:  Cognition: What is it and Why is it Important?
Host Group: Madison Senior Center
Location: 
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr. Madison, WI 53703

Thursday, April 19th 2018 at 6:00pm
Speaker: Marcus Cederstrom, Assistant Faculty Associate, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic
Talk Title: Swedish Pancakes for Breakfast?
Host Group: Wisconsin Historical Museum
Location: 
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703

Tuesday, April 24th 2018 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Mark Louden, Professor in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic
Talk Title:  The German Presence in Wisconsin
Host Group: Portage Genealogy Researchers
Location:
 Portage Public Library, 253 W Edgewater St, Portage, WI 53901

Thursday, April 26th 2018 at 7:00pm
Speaker: Robert McGrath, Distinguished Psychologist Emeritus
Talk Title: Thriving at Any Age: Guidelines for Living a Happy and Healthy Life
Host Group: Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
Location: 
Capitol Lakes Community, 333 W. Main St. Madison, WI 53703
*Must register for this event at https://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/healthy-aging-series/

June 2018

Monday, June 11th 2018 at 6:00pm
Speaker: Sissel Schroeder, Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology
Talk Title: Wisconsin’s First Peoples
Host Group: WJ Niederkorn Library
Location: 
WJ Niederkorn Public Library, 316 Grand Avenue, Port Washington, WI, 53074

January 2019

Wednesday, January 16th 2019 at 11:30am
Speaker: Sissel Schroeder, Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology
Talk Title: Wisconsin’s First Peoples
Host Group: Friends of the Arboretum
Location: 
UW Arboretum, 1207 Seminole HWY, Madison, WI, 53711