University Place Presents

The Lithographs of George Bellows - Ep. 765

James Pearson, the exhibitions director at the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the lithographs created by George Bellows. Bellows was active in the Ashcan movement, which consisted of artists painting and drawing life on city streets, in tenement buildings and the rise of the working class.

Photographic Methods Before Photography Ep. 763

Dan Fuller, a lecturer in the Department of Art History at UW-Madison joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to explain the history of photographic methods before the invention of photography.

Vernacular Architecture – Ep. 758

Anna Andrzejewski, an associate professor in the Department of Art History at UW-Madison, discusses vernacular buildings or “everyday spaces” through the perspective of anthropology, history, American studies, cultural geography, landscape architecture and history, folklore, and material culture to construct frameworks that help us describe the common buildings and landscapes of America.

Living in Antarctica - Ep. 738

Reina Maruyama and Mark Krasberg, assistant professors in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, discuss their research trips to Antarctica with University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland. Maruyama and Krasberg talk about the seasonal conditions in Antarctica, working at the IceCube Observatory, and their search for sub-atomic particles called neutrinos.

A Conversation with George Takei – Ep. 728

George Takei, an actor, talks with University Presents host Norman Gilliland about his life and his career. Takei discusses his childhood in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, his early acting jobs and landing the role as Sulu in “Star Trek.”

Wisconsin Rock Art - Ep. 681

Robert Ernie Boszhardt, president of the Wisconsin Archaeological Society, and Geri Schrab, water color painter, join University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the history of rock art in Wisconsin.

Ten Chimneys - Ep. 483

Sean Malone, president, Ten Chimneys Foundation

Sean Malone illuminates the lives and careers of the legendary stage acting husband and wife duo of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, explaining their decision to remain stage actors instead of choosing the big screen. He also focuses on their post-performance life and retirement to their home of Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin.

Neanderthals Are Us - Ep. 460

John Hawks, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison.

John Hawks explores the existence and disappearance of the Neanderthal during the course of human evolution. He also explains the anatomical difference between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens.

Show Sold Separately - Ep. 446

Jonathan Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison.

Jonathan Gray discusses the ancillary aspects of film, such as trailers and promotion, that have developed over time and how they can affect perception of the movie itself.

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