Cathy Vrentas Interim Biotechnology Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Biotechnology Center and UW-Cooperative Extension
Cathy Vrentas set up a cheese tasting in order to explain the science behind cheese as well as beer.
Roberta Hill, Associate Professor, English and American Indian Studies, UW-Madison
Aaron Birdbear, Graduate Student and Graduate Research Scholar, UW-Madison School of Education
Janice Rice, Outreach Coordinator, College Library, UW-Madison
The history and stories passed down by Roberta Hill as she tells of her grandparents, Charles Abram Hill and Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill.
Megan Blake-Horst, Gallery Manager, Absolutely Art
Meghan Blake-Horst is the gallery manager for a community-based art gallery on the east side of Madison called Absolutely Art. Her gallery showcases affordable art and stresses the importance and impact of buying locally.
Virginia Boyd, Professor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison
Frank Lloyd Wright was committed to designing a house that reflected a uniquely American way of life. Professor Virginia Boyd identifies several ways he translated his abstract ideas about an appropriate American house form into actual design.
Toni Sikes, Founder, The Guild
Founder and artistic advisor of The Guild Inc., Toni Sykes talks about how she started her business and where she is today.
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.
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.
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.
Amitava Kumar, Writer and Journalist, Department of English, Vassar College
Moustafa Vavoumi, Associate Professor, Department of English, CUNY
Moustafa Bavoumi and Amitava Kumar share the stage. Bavoumi wrote a book which tells the stories of seven young Arab and Muslim American. Kumar's book addresses the global war on terror.