Kaleem Caire, the president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, discusses educational opportunities for less fortunate students. He shares success stories from around the country and suggests ways of providing better education for young African American men.
Katherine Sydor, a graduate project assistant at the Center for Nonprofits at UW-Madison, explores the Wisconsin Idea. She delves into the history of the relationship between the UW-System and the citizens of Wisconsin.
Julie Underwood, Dean of the UW-Madison School of Education, moderates a panel discussion on education in Wisconsin. Panelists include Mike Thompson, Deputy State Superintendent for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Joan Wade, Director of CESA 6, and Dan Nerad, Superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Dennis Dresang, professor emeritus at LaFollette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison, discusses the process the university went through in deciding which company will produce sports and fan apparel. One aspect they take into consideration is the working conditions of the manufacturing facilities where the clothing and sportswear are made.
Dave Nelson, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at UW-Madison, and Tom Zinnen, the outreach program manager at the UW Biotechnology Center, share the stage to discuss community outreach activities on campus from 1862 to the present. Zinnen introduces the UW Science Constellation--an invitation to experience science, within and with a community of researchers.
Laura Heisler, Wisconsin Alumni
Research Foundation, Susan Millar, Morgridge Institute for Research, Rupa Shevde, Morgridge Institute for Research
Dr. Heisler, Dr. Millar and Dr. Sheyde introduce us to the Institutes for Discovery Center, explain its purpose and talk about the work that is taking place there.
John Martin and David Gagnon from the Department of Information Technology at UW-Madison discussexamples and stories of new media technology, apps, and mobile devices, and how they are being applied to educational design and educational research.
Donald Fraynd, Chicago Office of School Improvement, UW-Madison School of Education Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award winner.
Donald Fraynd talks about the approach and model being used by Chicago Public School's Office of School Improvement to turn around struggling schools.
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.
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.