Barry Gaberman, Senior VP, The Ford Foundation and Shep Zeldin, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, UW-Madison
Barry Gaberman discusses the context of civil society and its importance. Then he goes into a discussion of philanthropy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Lastly he touches on the current economic crisis and its impact on civil society.
Scott Topper, Research Assistant, Department of Genetics , UW-Madison
Scott Topper starts by discussing the basic elements of and concepts related to genes and gene expression. He moves into the technology used and different research approaches in the field.
Loren Mortenson, Mortenson Investment Group
Loren Mortensen is the chairman of the Mortensen Investment Group, a multi-dimensional commercial real estate development leasing and private investment company. He discusses his business as well as his experiences as an entrepreneur.
Mike Havey, Professor USDA
Mike Havey explains how his research shows cucumber mitochondria breaks typical expectations by not maternally inheriting organelles.
Roger Bird, Director of Concept Stores and Retail Services, Trek Bikes, Dream Bikes
Roger Bird talks about the history and current standing of Dream Bikes.
Ron Wallace, Professor of English, Co-Director Program in Creative Writing, UW-Madison. Marilynne Robinson, Author Two of the Midwest's most beloved writers present their work. Ron Wallace reads from "For a Limited Time Only," his most recent collection of poems. Maryilynne Robinson presents excerpts from her latest novel "Home," a companion piece to her Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 work,...
Janice Rice, Outreach Coordinator, College Library, UW-Madison. Tom Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Photography, UW-Madison
Janice Rice and Tom Jones offer a Ho-Chunk perspective on Steven Hoelscher's "Picturing Indians: Photographic Encounters and Tourist Fantasies." The book examines H. H. Bennett's work and the Ho-Chunk people he photographed in the Wisconsin Dells area.
Edward Friedman, Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison
Professor Ed Friedmen looks into the "love affair" between the Communist Party regime in Beijing, China, which continuously and systematically abuses human rights, and the elites in sub-Saharan Africa.
James Crow, Professor Emeritus, Department of Genetics, UW-Madison
Millard Susman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Genetics, UW-Madison
Professor Millard Susman and Professor James Crow together discuss the life and accomplishments of Joshua Lederberg. They touch on his research done at UW-Madison, his research done elsewhere, and the impacts of his discoveries in microbial genetics.
Laura Heisler, Intellectual Property Manager, WARF
Laura Heisler is a program developer for the Morgride Institute for Research and the intellectual property manager for WARF. She explains what intellectual property is and how to use is entrepreneurially. She also goes into a discussion about WARF, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.