Scott Page, the director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, discusses the future of higher education within the context of free, open, online classes.
Lynda Barry, Cartoonist and Author, shares her thoughts on the future of the arts, sciences and schooling in 2112.
Carolyn "Biddy" Martin, Chancellor, UW-Madison
Chancellor Martin discusses how aspects of the humanities have been viewed outside the university over the past several decades and reflects upon how it might be possible to communicate the value of humanities scholarship to a larger audience.
Dr. James Minor, Senior Program Officer, Southern Education Foundation, discusses the correlation
between the level of education
and quality of life, especially relating to the African American and Latino communities.
Dr. Damon Williams and Dr. Jerlando Jackson join in a panel discussion.
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.