Founder of Oompa Toys, Milanie Cleere tells the story of how she got her business started. They specialize in non-branded, specialty toys, gear and furniture.
Steve Pogorzelski, Former President of Monster North America
Steve Pogorzelski gives insight to labor markets in relation to work and unemployment. He discusses the current state and future projections for the labor market in relation to changing demographics as well as other factors.
Stephen Ward, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison
Stephen Ward gives a talk about journalism ethics. He talks about himself, his occupation, and the bigger picture.
Arthur Polans, Associate Director, UW Eye Research Institute
Arthur Polans talks about the research being done in his lab and his interest in using nontoxic, nature products as chemotherapeutic agents before discussing how the Eye Research Institute is involved on campus to promote scientific productivity as well as enhance scholarly activities.
Nancy Christy, Ownder of Meaningful People, Places and Food
The lecture starts with a 17 minute video about Nancy Christy's ideas in relation to the extremely successful Wilson Street Grill followed by questions from the audience. She co-owns Meaningful People, Places and Food, which provides advice, research and analysis in food related business sectors.
Jeremi Suri, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison
With an impressive background in history, Professor Jeremi Suri analyses the likely relationship between the United States and Europe in the aftermath of the Iraq War.
Allison Lynch, Genetics PhD Student, Department of Zoology, UW-Madison
Allison Lynch gives a brief background on cell adhesion, the way cells stick together. Then, she explains her research focus, which is a protein called MAGI-1 and its effects on cell adhesion during morphogenesis.
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.