Daniel Hausman, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison, argues that although the Center for Equal Opportunity found that African Americans and Hispanics are more than 1000 times more likely to be accepted at UW-Madison than White or Asian students, preferential admissions of disadvantaged minorities is not unjust.
Harold Herzog, Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Carolina University, discusses the controversial use of animals in biomedical research. Herzog explores the pro and cons of this ethically and emotionally charged topic.
Dean Strang, Adjunct Professor, UW Law School and Marquette University, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to look back at the 1917 bombing of a Milwaukee police station that killed nine officers and a civilian. Eleven Italian immigrants were tried and charged based on an unrelated event. Clarence Darrow led an appeal that freed most of the convicted men.
Sharon Dunwoody, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison, Dietram Scheufele, Professor, Dept. of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison, and Kathy Kuntz, Executive Director, Cool Choices, discuss the latest research on American social and informational hurdles that are hindering action on serious climate and energy problems.
Walter Dickey, Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School, introduces innovative ideas to change the Wisconsin Criminal Justice system. Dickey discusses his work with judges, prosecutors and juries.
Roger Dingledine, director of the TOR Project, discusses the legal, technical and social ramifications of on-line surveillance.
Claudia Card, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison, explores genocide from a philosophical perspective. Card presents her hypothesis about social death and explains “the atrocity paradigm,” her theory of evil.
Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, George Washington University, explores the legal, technical and social ramifications of on-line surveillance.
David Perrodin, Director, Student Services, DeForest Area School District, discusses the history of school violence, the three pillars of school security, and effective approaches to school crisis preparedness. Perrodin shares findings from his research into active shooting situations and recommends ways to lessen the chances of a violent attack on a school.
Donald Worster, Hall Distinguished Professor of American History, University of Kansas, reflects on the question: is the age of abundance and infinite growth now coming to an end? Worster questions whether an age of limits and equilibrium, which may last for decades or centuries, has begun.