Badger Talks LIVE

Badger Talks is pleased to present a Facebook 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. Not able to watch the live talk? See links to completed talks below.

To view the Badger Talks live streams and upcoming events on Facebook, visit the UW Connects Facebook page by clicking here. 

 

 

Upcoming Badger Talks Live Events:

Tuesday, August 11 at Noon
Lennon Rodgers, Director, Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab
Welcome to UW Makerspace!
The UW Makerspace facilities include 25,000 ft2 of shop and flex space with a wide range of rapid prototyping equipment to serve the community of designers and builders within the College of Engineering (CoE). Join Innovation Lab Director Lennon Rodgers as he takes us on a personal tour of this fantastic, unique facility! Largely student run, the Makerspace strives to empower students by creating a community immersed in emerging technologies, focused on creating innovative products.

The Makerspace is a part of the CoE ecosystem of fabrication facilities, which includes the Makerspace (rapid prototyping), TEAM Lab (Technical Education and Manufacturing Lab – precision machining, fee for service job-shop), and the Kohler Innovation Visualization Studio (virtual & augmented reality, 3D scanning, and data visualization). The CoE fabrication facilities combined are over 40,000 ft2, run by 9 professional full-time staff members and ~60 student workers. Each space contains millions of dollars of high-tech equipment. Students can build anything here – from micro to macro and from virtual to the physical.

Lennon Rodgers serves as Director of Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab. He received his PhD & M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana / Champaign.

Tuesday, August 18 at Noon
Julia Yates, Director, Behavioral Health, UW Family Medicine, Internal Wellness and Resiliency program
Building Our Everyday Resiliency Compass
Turns out, resiliency takes practice! In this talk, we will compassionately explore our stress response and our unique paths to building resiliency when we need it most. This will be an interactive discussion that creates a safe space for reflection, connection, and some laughter too.

Julia Yates (LCSW) is an experienced psychotherapist and teaching faculty with the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH). Her professional interests include integrated behavioral health in primary care, a Whole Health approach to patient care, mindfulness practices in resiliency development, and experiential learning models in teaching and public speaking. Julia is particularly fond of improvisation training which allows her to combine two of her passions, relationship centered communication and theater.  Julia coordinates the DFMCH’s behavioral science curriculum, and she is the current director of the wellness and resiliency board (FamWell) for the DFMCH. Julia is an education champion for UW-Madison Integrative Health Program’s model of holistic patient care, Whole Health. Julia teaches Whole Health workshops at VA hospitals nationwide.

Tuesday, August 25 at Noon
Amaya Atucha, Assistant Professor and Fruit Crop Extension Specialist
Growing Fruit in Wisconsin
Want to know how to grow a bumper crop of apples trees for the best fruit pies, or grapes for wine-making? Join fruit crop expert Amaya Atucha as she takes us on a tour of the West Madison Research Station vineyard, and shares tips and tricks for growing fruit in Wisconsin!

Amaya Atucha is an Assistant Professor in the department of Horticulture and the Fruit Crop Extension Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also the Gottschalk Chair for cranberry research. Her instruction responsibilities include teaching Hort 345 Fruit Crop Production.

Her research program focuses on fruit crop physiology and production of deciduous fruit crops (cranberry, apple, and grapes in particular). The goal of her extension program is to deliver up to date, research-based information to fruit growers that will lead to improve production practices of fruit crops in Wisconsin. She earned her B.S. in horticulture from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile) and her Ph.D. in horticulture from Cornell University. Prior to joining UW-Madison she was an assistant professor at Colorado State University in the department of Horticulture.

 

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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