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.

June 2018

Monday, June 11th 2018 at 6:00pm
Speaker: Sissel Schroeder, Professor, Department 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

Monday, June 11th 2018 at 6:30pm
Speaker: Paula Niedenthal, Professor, Department of Psychology
Talk Title: The Science of Smiles
Host Group: Winchester Academy
Location: 
Waupaca Area Public Library, 107 S. Main St. Waupaca, WI 54981

Tuesday, June 26th 2018 at 7:00pm
Speaker: Ken Bradbury, State Geologist, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Talk Title: Wisconsin’s Geoheritage
Host Group: Madison Gem & Mineral Club
Location: 
Weeks Hall, 1215 W. Dayton St. Madison WI 53706

 

July 2018

Tuesday, July 24th 2018 at 6:30pm
Speaker: Susan Cook, Professor, Mead Witter School of Music
Talk Title: How Does Wisconsin Sound?
Host Group: Caestecker Public Library
Location: 
Caestecker Public Library, 518 Hill St. Green Lake, WI 54941

 

September 2018

Tuesday, September 11 2018 at 6:00pm
Speaker: Michael Wagner, Associate Professor, College of Letters & Science, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Talk Title: Beyond he Left-Right Divide
Host Group: Marathon County Public Library
Location: 300 N. First St. Wausau, WI 54403
Thursday, September 13th 2018 at 12:00pm
Speaker: Charles Cohen, Professor Emeritus, Department of History
Talk Title: Jews and Muslims in Christian America
Host Group: UW Barron County
Location: 
UW Barron County Blue Hills Lecture Hill, 1800 College Dr. Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868

Thursday, September 13th 2018 at 6:00pm
Speaker: Mark Vareschi, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Talk Title: Frankenstein: Meeting the Monster’s Mind
Host Group: Prescott Public Library
Location: 
Prescott Public Library, 800 Borner St. N, Prescott, WI 54022

Thursday, September 13th 2018 at 7:00pm
Speaker: Joe Salmons, Professor, Department of German
Host Group: Albertson Memorial Library
Location: 
Albertson Memorial Library, 200 N. Water St, Albany, WI 53502

Thursday, September 13th 2018 at 7:00pm
Speaker: Laird Boswell
Talk Title: The European Extreme Right 
Host Group: Middleton Public Library
Location: Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave Middleton, WI 53562

Thursday, September 13th 2018 at 12:00pm
Speaker: Charles Cohen, Emeritus Professor, Department of History
Talk Title: Jews and Muslims in Christian America
Host Group: UW Barron County
Location: UW Barron County Blue Hills Lecture Hall, 1800 College Dr. Rice Lake, WI 54868

Tuesday, September 18th 2018 at 6:30pm
Speaker: C. Shawn Green, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Host Group: Marathon County Public Library
Location: Marathon County Public Library, 300 1st St. Wausau, WI 54401

Tuesday, September 18th 2018 at 5:30pm
Speaker: Randy Stoecker
Talk Title: Gaining and Maintaining Young Adults in Wisconsin 
Host Group: Antigo Public Library
Location: 617  Clermont Street Antigo, Wisconsin 54409

Wednesday, September 26th 2018 at 6:00pm
Speaker: David McDonald, Professor, Department of History
Talk Title: Putin’s Russia
Host Group: Monona Public Library
Location: Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Rd. Monona, WI, 53716

 

October 2018

Thursday, October 18th 2018 at 6:00pm
Speaker: Tim Van Deelen, Associate Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Talk Title: Impacts of Wolf Predation on Wisconsin’s Deer Herd
Host Group: Marathon County Public Library
Location: Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st St. Wausau, WI 54403

Tuesday, October 30th 2018 at 6:00pm
Speaker: Claus E. Andersen, Assistant Professor, Department of German, Nordic, & Slavic
Talk Title: Hygge, Health, and Happiness
Host Group: New Berlin Public Library
Location: New Berlin Public Library, 15105 W. Library Lane, New Berlin WI 53151

 

November 2018

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at at 12:15pm
Speaker: Janice Rice, Senior Academic Librarian-Emeritus, Department of Library and Information Studies
Host Group: Wisconsin Historical Museum
Location: 
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703

 

January 2019

Wednesday, January 16th 2019 at 11:30am
Speaker: Sissel Schroeder, Professor, Department 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