Badger Talks LIVE

Badger Talks is pleased to present a LIVE series of talks on topics that intend to inspire, delight, and pleasantly distract in a time we are all needing positive experiences. Tune in to hear UW– Madison faculty and staff experts on a variety of interesting and engaging topics. Watch the live events here on Facebook, or here on Screenz. Not able to watch the live talks? Watch previous Badger Talks LIVE events on YouTube.

 

Upcoming Badger Talks Live Events:

Tuesday, January 26, Noon
You Can Start Where You Are:  Timeless Approaches to Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tracy Williams-Maclin, Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Diversity

Tuesday, February 2, Noon
Music Perspectives: A look into a professional musician’s life 
Lindsay Flowers, Faculty Associate of Oboe

Tuesday, February 9, Noon
Stories in Stone
Brooke Norsted, Assistant Director, UW Geology Museum

Wednesday, February 17, Noon
THE BEATLES – Let Me Take You Down: An Exploration of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane”
Brandon Quarles, Associate Lecturer of Classical Saxophone

Tuesday, February 23, Noon
Bucky Goes to Main Street, Wisconsin: How UW-Madison Helps Wisconsin Communities Reimagine Their Futures
UniverCity Alliance Panel

Tuesday, March 2, Noon
WPR’s Stephanie Elkins on African American composer Florence Price
Stephanie Elkins, Wisconsin Public Radio Host

Tuesday, March 9, Noon
Community Economic Development Institute
Kristin Runge, Community Development Specialist, UW Extension

Tuesday, March 16, Noon
The Chemical Origins of Life and the Potential for Life on Other Worlds
Lena Vincent, Kohler Science Fellow, PhD Candidate

Tuesday, March 23, Noon
Welcome to the Kohler Art Library!
Anna Simon, Art Reference and Instruction Librarian

Tuesday, April 6, Noon
The Slowest of the Performing Arts: Breeding Root Vegetables for Wisconsin
Irwin Goldman, Professor of Horticulture

Tuesday, May 11, Noon
The Human Evolutionary Story; Discoveries and Mysteries
John Hawks, Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor, Department of Anthropology

Tuesday, May 18, Noon
Whats Happening in the Garden?
Johanna Oosterwyk, Interim Director, Allen Centennial Garden

 

Past Badger Talks Live Events:

Talks will be recorded and posted on YouTube, and will be closed captioned within a few days after the live talk. See direct links to talks below.

Beth Olson – Associate Professor
Nutrition to Support Maximum Wellness During Challenging Times
Recorded on Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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Christine Whelan – Clinical Professor
Life on Purpose: Three Questions Only You Can Answer
Recorded on Thursday, April 16, 2020
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Tom Zinnen – Extension Specialist
Science Savvy Explorations in Your Kitchen
Recorded Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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Susan Frikken – Guest Lecturer
Ballroom Basics for Balance (BB4B)
Recorded Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Pelin Kesebir – Assistant Scientist
Cultivate a Healthy Mind in Challenging Times
Recorded Monday, April 27, 2020
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Doug Bradley – Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus
Music in a Time of Crisis: The Songs and Legacies of the Vietnam War
Recorded Thursday, April 30, 2020
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Katherine Alcauskas, Chief Curator
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Chazen!
Recorded Friday, May 8, 2020
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The Wingra Quintet – UW Faculty Woodwind Quintet
Recorded Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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Bob McGrath, Distinguished Psychologist Emeritus
Mindfulness and Meditation to Manage Stress
Recorded Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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Tom Bryan, PhD, The Nelson Institute
Behind the Scenes: Tour & Seed Starting at Leopold Greenhouse
Recorded Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Mike Randall, Outreach Administrator
The Physics of Plasma (Recommended for ages 6 and up.)
Recorded Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate
Staying as Safe as You Can: Privacy and Security Online
Recorded Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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View the presentation notes from this talk here

Alfonso Morales, PhD, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor 
Understanding the Importance of Marketplaces in History and Moving Forward
Recorded Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Ben Futa, Executive Director, Allen Centennial Gardens
Gardens Will Save the World
Recorded Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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Ruthanne Chun, Director of UW Veterinary Care
Overview and Behind the Scenes Tour of UW Veterinary Care
Recorded Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Bookmarks with WPR’s Charles Monroe-Kane
Recorded Tuesday, July 7,2020
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David Drake, Urban Canid Project
Red Foxes and Coyotes – Our Path to Co-Existence
Recorded Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Taylor Franklin, Program Director, Wheelhouse Studios, Wisconsin Union
Art-making for Self-care
Recorded Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Karen Oberhauser (Monarch butterflies), Susan Carpenter (Bumble bees) and Brad Herrick (Dragonflies)
Insect “Rockstars” of the Garden
Recorded Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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Marianne Fairbanks, Associate Professor, Design Studies Department
Learn to Weave at Home
Recorded Wednesday, August 5, 2020
View Weaving Pattern Here
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Lennon Rodgers, Director, Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab
Welcome to UW Makerspace!
Recorded Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Julia Yates, Director, Behavioral Health, UW Family Medicine, Internal Wellness and Resiliency program
Building Our Everyday Resiliency Compass
Recorded Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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Amaya Atucha, Assistant Professor and Fruit Crop Extension Specialist
Growing Fruit in Wisconsin
Recorded Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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Link to Extension Resources here

Mark Louden, Professor of German Linguistics
The Amish in Wisconsin
Recorded Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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Tom Caw, Music Public Services Librarian
Welcome to YOUR Mills Music Library
Recorded Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Taylor Franklin, Program Director, Wheelhouse Studios, Wisconsin Union
Virtual Painting Happy Hour!
Recorded Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Phil Holman, Agronomy Researcher and SARS Superintendent
Heidi Johnson, Agriculture Institute Director, UW Extension
Kevin Schoessow, Area Agriculture Development Educator
Introduction to Spooner Agricultural Research Station (SARS)
Recorded Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Sarah Marty, Co-Interim Director, Bolz Center for Arts Administration, Wisconsin School of Business; Program Director, Madison Early Music Festival; Co-Director, Holding History
HAMILTON: How a Musical About History is Making Musical History
Recorded Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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Lori Skelton, Wisconsin Public Radio Classical Music Host and Foodie
The Life of William Grant Still
Recorded Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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Mary Hark, Associate Professor, Design Studies Department
Hand Papermaking: Fine Craft, Art and Community Catalyst
Recorded Tuesday, October 21, 2020
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Jack Williams, Professor, Department of Geography and Center for Climatic Research
Climate Change and Ecosystems: Lessons from the Past
Recorded Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Steve Ackerman, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: The Ship, the Storm, and the Song 
Recorded Wendesday, November 4, 2020
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Yorel Lashley, Director of Arts, Professional Learning and Community Education
What is the UW Arts Collaboratory
Recorded Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Simone Munson, Collections Development Director, Wisconsin Historical Society
Wisconsin’s Connection to Alexander Hamilton: Meet William Hamilton
Recorded Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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Mark Hetzler, Professor of Trombone, Mead Witter School of Music
Three Views of Infinity: Finding your Voice, Building Your Path, Enjoying Your Journey
Recorded Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Aaron Fai, Assistant Director of Public Humanities, UW-Madison Center for the Humanities
Humanities Responders
Recorded Friday, November 4, 2020
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Mike Leckrone, Former Director of Music and Director of Bands
Life with the Badger Band
Recorded Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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Mark Hairston, Assistant Professor, Acting and Directing
Theater and the Mastery of Mind, Body and Spirit 
Recorded Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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