Education

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.

Harnessing Entrepreneurial Methods to Promote Education -...

Paige Goldner, Professional Recruiter, QTI Group

Paige Goldner speaks about the concepts and definitions of entrepreneurialism. She explains how to combine personal and professional goals as well as incorporating leadership skills into a job search or starting an organization.

Humanities in the Public - Ep. 268

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.

Learning and Virtual Worlds: The Education Benefits of...

Constance Steinkuehler, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, UW-Madison

Just what are kids learning from online video games? Teachers, parents, grandparents, and gaming aficionados alike should have an interest in digital learning. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) may be among the most promising new teaching methods.

Badgerlink: Wisconsin's Connection to the World of...

Karen Dunn, Academic Librarian - Steenbock Agricultural Library, UW-Madison; Ulrike Dieterle, Senior Academic Librarian - Ebling Health Sciences Library, UW-Madison; Betsy Vogel - Librarian, Rayovac Remington

Karen, Ulrike and Betsy from the Steenbock Library speak about a project called BadgerLink: The Wisconsin's Connection to the World of Information.

IRC's, WIMR's, and Armadillos: Medical Research...

Paul DeLuca, Vice Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Paul DeLuca discusses the School of Medicine and Public Health and the new Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research building.

Integrating Physics Instruction With Music - Ep. 190

Stephen Collins, Teacher, Academy of the Sacred Heart (New Orleans)

Steven Collins teaches high school physics in Louisiana. The school he works for, Lusher Charter School has a mission for integrating the arts into the children's education. Steven discusses how music can be used in his physics classroom.

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