Education

Discoveries from the National Science Foundation - Ep. 511

Tom Zinnen, UW Cooperative Extension

Tom Zinnen reports back from a 21 month sojourn at the National Science Foundation and his work as a speechwriter.

Healthy Classrooms Foundation: A Student's Vision - Ep. 506

Ben Weston, Healthy Classrooms Foundation

Ben Weston explains the process he went through to create the Healthy Classrooms Foundation, an organization he founded to encourage physical
fitness, nutrition,developmental health, and environmental responsibility in the K-12 classroom.

Entrepreneurial Thinking in Financing Public Universities...

Mike Knetter,incoming President and CEO, University of Wisconsin
Foundation

Mike Knetter discusses the circumstances that are facing public universities today and the need for entrepreneurial thinking in financing higher education.

Conversations from Penn State: Allen Sack - Ep. 503

Allen Sack, Professor, Sports Management, University of New Haven, Author.

Allen Sack joins "Conversations from Penn State" host Patty Satalia to discuss his contention that amateurism in college sports is a myth. Sack talks about what has gone wrong with intercollegiate athletics and what can be done about it.

The Role of Community in Creating Possibilities - Ep. 388

Margaret Wheatley Ed.D.

Margaret Wheatley lectures about the use of collaboration to solve work related challenges. She speaks about collaboration and partnering as approaches to problem solving.

Digital Media and the Future of Schooling: A Look at the...

Erica Halverson, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW-Madison

Digital media, such as video games, social networking, and virtual performance spaces, is transforming how we teach and learn. Learn how evolving digital media environments will result in powerfully different learning environments.

The Indispensable University - Ep. 358

Eugene Trani President Emeritus, Virginina Commonwealth University

Eugene Trani explains how land-grant institutions have eroded progessively in the second half of the 20th century. He looks at a land-grant university's mission for the challenges to come and how UW Madison is modernizing its mission to face the economic challenges of the future.

Communicating Controversial Science - Ep. 320

Steve Ackerman Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison

Professor Steve Ackerman discusses his personal strategies for effective communication in relation to being the weather man on the radio.

UW Students as Entrepreneurs - Ep. 302

Chris Klundt President, Study Blue

Co-founder of Study Blue, Chris Klundt speaks about entrepreneurialism and his internet business involving study tools and resources for college students.

Harnessing Entrepreneurial Methods to Promote Education -...

Jodi Bender Sweeney, Consultant, Movement to Advance Foundations for Public Schools

Jodi Bender Sweeney expands on the innovative idea and entrepreneurialism in the public school foundation. She talks about the current quality of public education, what can be expected in the future, and new ways to fund a better education.

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