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September 2021

Using Frameworks to Examine Race in Higher Education

September 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

With the public spotlight on Critical Race Theory, we will explore how this framework and others can help us understand the historical context of race and racism in higher education as well as steps we…

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Global Health Tuesday- White Saviorism and Decolonizing Global Health

September 28, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Anna Kalbarczyk, a global health researcher and practitioner from Johns Hopkins University will discuss white saviorism, decolonizing global health and what that means for training and education. This seminar will explore the meaning of saviorism…

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INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORTATION, AND JUSTICE

September 28, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

The way we get from place to place touches every aspect of our lives, from the burdens of commuting to the access we have to basic services like health care and food. And it’s inextricably…

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Towards Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing AI to Improve Human Decision-Making

September 29, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Free

University of Chicago Assistant Professor Chenhao Tan will present recent efforts in developing best practices for incorporating AI into human decision-making, using deceptive review detection as a testbed. The results demonstrate a tradeoff between human…

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Treaties: How we come to be where we are

September 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for a one-hour live roundtable discussion with the Ho-Chunk Nation's leading legal experts to learn about the most important documents in any community––treaties––and how our ongoing nation-to-nation agreements with the Ho-Chunk Nation are…

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Everyone’s Earth: Conversations on Race and Environment

September 30, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us for a conversation with those leading the nation’s effort to address racism and the outdoors. Together, we will explore ways we can increase diversity and equity as it relates to outdoor accessibility and…

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A Roadmap for States to Build an Effective Prenatal-to-3 System of Care

September 30, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Cynthia Osborne, Associate Dean for Academic Strategies, Director of the Child and Family Research Partnership and its national Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center, University of Texas at Austin will present this seminar as part of the…

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October 2021

Decolonizing the Curriculum in STEAM

October 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Discover new approaches to teaching in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) disciplines that can elevate historically marginalized perspectives and scholarship.

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Cooperative Business Resources for Entrepreneurs and Researchers

October 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

What is a co-op? You’d be surprised to see that co-ops are a part of everyday life. Think about your local credit union, going to REI for a new tent, or the cranberries in your…

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Virtual talk: The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

October 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Hazel Thornton, Programme Officer for the United Nations (UN) Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 2021 marks the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – a ten-year effort to prevent, halt, and reverse…

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Course Success Series: Cultivating inclusive communication

October 6, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Free

Promoting and maintaining inclusive interaction and communication takes effort. We may not get it right every time, but by setting carefully considered ground rules for our students and consistently checking in with our class, we…

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Hot Topics in Public Health symposium: “Immigrant Health: An Insider’s View”

October 6, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

All are welcome to tune into this virtual symposium. Panelists Patricia Téllez-Girón, MD and Andrea Suarez, MD will shared their lived experiences with the US health system from the viewpoint of immigrants. The discussion will…

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South Korean Foreign Policy Innovation: The New Southern Policy and Beyond

October 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This panel will examine South Korea’s foreign policy innovation under President Jae-in Moon, including (but not limited to) the New Southern Policy. With the growing importance of South Korea in terms of both economy and…

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Can Ranked-Choice Voting Work in Wisconsin?

October 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

Ranked-choice voting is being debated around the country and in Wisconsin. Join us for a virtual “breakfast briefing” featuring a panel of experts who will review lessons learned elsewhere to help inform policymakers and the…

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Seven Generations Inter-Tribal Leadership Summit Innovation in Education

October 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 8, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
Free

The Seven Generations Inter-Tribal Leadership Summit will take place October 7-8, 2021 at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College, in partnership with the College of Menominee Nation and the University of Wisconsin System. The leadership series…

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The Legacy of Slavery and the Impact of Family Structure on Black-White Inequality in Poverty

October 7, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Regina Baker, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, will present this seminar as part of the Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar Series. Register for the Online Zoom Webinar Here: https://www.irp.wisc.edu/connect/

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Bring an Inclusive Mindset to Your Teaching

October 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Learn about inclusive teaching approaches that build upon inclusive design frameworks, case studies, and educational research in this one-session workshop. This workshop will model and discuss approaches that can be readily implemented in any class…

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Virtual talk: Building an Ecosystem of Equity: Advancing Climate Justice to Protect People and Create a Prosperous Planet

October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, founder of Empowering a Green Environment and Economy, LLC. Dr. White-Newsome will discuss how not leading with equity and justice can contribute to degraded ecosystems, climate, and public health. She will outline…

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Course Success Series: Teaching with equity and inclusion

October 13, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Free

Equity and inclusion should be considered in all aspects of your course design and teaching. This session will explore four core elements of equitable, inclusive teaching (relationship, access, design, and pedagogy) and help instructors identify…

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Why Global Languages Matter More Now Than 10 Years Ago: A Virtual Conversation with Steve Leveen, Author of America’s Bilingual Century

October 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Who knows better than educators how strong the push for STEM has been? But in the global economy and environment that are here to stay, today’s college students need to embrace more than STEM to…

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Jordahl Public Lands Lecture

October 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

We invite you to join us for a conversation with Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson, who will be joining us virtually to discuss the stories we tell and how those stories are critical to…

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CUGH’s Virtual Summit

October 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Co-hosted by UW-Madison, this free virtual symposium will include presentations from experts around the world who will share high impact solutions that will address climate change and improve health outcomes. Leaders from the African continent…

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Exploring How Undocumented Immigrant Youth Navigate Racialization in the U.S. South

October 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Brown Bag Talk by Sophia Rodriguez, assistant professor of urban education and education policy at the University of Maryland, College Park and a recent visiting scholar at the Center for the Social Organization of schools at…

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Wellbeing and Self-Care Awareness

October 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

In this session, we will discuss how wellbeing means something different to everyone, and talk about how a person’s environment, social community, and lived experiences play a role in wellbeing. You will spend time reflecting…

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Building Equity and Community in the Workplace

October 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

In many cases, inequity exists in the workplace, which doesn’t always allow for individuals to bring their full self to the space or be their best self. This conversation will talk through ways in which…

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Polypharmacy and Deprescribing

October 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - October 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Free

Lecture Series Objectives: learners as members of the healthcare team will be able to: 1. Equip learners with skills to use best practices and evidence-based interventions for common age-related conditions. 2. Identify recent scientific advances…

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LGBTQ+ Student Worker Bill of Rights

October 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join Gender and Sexuality Center staff to build out a best practices document to share with your campus employer. What do you need and want from your workplace to feel affirmed and bring your authentic…

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Coal, Gas and Public Health: On the electric sector & environmental justice

October 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

It is generally well known that coal generation has a negative impact on public health and wellbeing. As utilities try to make the case for gas, public health and climate advocates are pushing back to…

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Virtual talk: Lindsay Heights: An Urban Restoration Story

October 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Francesca Dawson, community advocate and mentor. Poverty, predatory lending, food deserts, and low unemployment created community challenges in this Milwaukee neighborhood. Learn how people of all ages organized to reclaim and redevelop their community and…

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UW-Madison DREAMers Organization

October 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Undocumented and DACA students face many challenges in higher education. This ranges from financial barriers, mental health, the US immigration system, the lack of information and resources for staff, navigating college with fewer resources, etc.…

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Teaching for Well-Being Practices

October 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This introductory workshop to health-promoting pedagogies will present strategies to support both student learning and well-being by cultivating a welcoming, trusting, and empowering learning environment. Join us to explore evidence-based health-promoting practices and to consult…

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DISSEMINATION & IMPLEMENTATION SHORT COURSE 2021- Ready, $et, Sustain

October 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - October 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Free

This is event is currently full. Join the waitlist here: https://redcap.ictr.wisc.edu/surveys/?s=A4YT7RL83JNCFCAH The University of Wisconsin Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Launchpad invites you to attend the 2021 D&I Short Course…

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Health Sciences Equity & Diversity Lunch & Learns- Decolonizing Access

October 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join our health science community for a series of free workshops and conversations focused on topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion that deeply impact our work and our practice. Back, by popular demand, is…

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Seminar Series: Asymmetry in Civic Information

October 20, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Free

Presenter: Paul Dower, assistant professor, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, UW–Madison Asymmetry in Civic Information: An Experiment on Tax Participation among Small and Informal Firms in Togo In low-income countries, tax collection practices can give…

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International Student Panel

October 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join current students as they share their experiences as international students at UW-Madison. Come learn about student life, student employment, and the transition to Madison. Participate in our discussion to learn how to support international…

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Nurse Advocacy, Social Justice, and Health Equity: A Call to Action

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

As an African American man, nurse, and the American Nurses Association (ANA)’s first male president, Dr. Grant is purposeful and inspirational in advancing education, promoting health, and advocating for social justice. Dr. Grant’s presentation, “Nurse…

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Memories Matter Livestream: Supporting Research, Health Equity and Patient Care

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Register to join the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s (IEA) for an online panel discussion about its mission to end Alzheimer’s disease through research, health equity and patient care. Speakers will include Sanjay Asthana, MD,…

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Privilege and White Identity

October 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

In this session, folx will be exploring the concepts of privilege and whiteness. It is a space for white folks to address our privilege, confront our biases, and identify the change we want to be…

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Chartering Exploitation: 21st Century Black Schooling and the (Re)making of a Southern City

October 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In this talk, Rachel Williams draws upon qualitative and spatial methods to examine how new modes of segregation, such as exploitative housing policies and county secession, shape the trajectory of charter growth from 2002 to…

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Being and Advocate for Change

October 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Nalah McWhorter will be taking us through her journey of being an advocate for change while sharing how others can play a role in advocacy. Changing things in very complicated systems can often be a…

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Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine, with Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins (Bard College)

October 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Free

Based on Sophia’s book, Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine, this talk offers an analysis unusual in the study of Palestine: it begins with the environmental, infrastructural, and aesthetic context in which Palestinians…

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Grasslands for bioenergy and ecosystem health

October 25, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

In this Sustainable Energy Seminar, Randy Jackson, Professor of Agronomy, will discuss the potential for perennial grasslands to support more sustainable food and energy systems, as well as the barriers to transformative change in grassland…

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Conflicts of Interest in Professional Careers: Building Awareness and Paths Forward

October 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Conflicts of Interest in Professional Careers: Building Awareness and Paths Forward is free and open to the public. UW-Madison legal experts Sam Leinweber and Stephanie Leroy shed light on new and longstanding policies for researchers…

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The Academy and the Economy: Connecting Higher Education and Economic Development

October 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Free

Join the Thompson Center and the Center for European Studies for a virtual event on the economic impact of the university, challenges in improving the connection of higher education and economic development, and possible leadership…

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ESCAPE TO DESPECIALIZATION The shapes that art takes on the edges

October 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Presented by Alejandro Meitin, co-founder of the art collective, Ala Plastica This presentation will focus on certain transdisciplinary initiatives that integrate the artistic way of thinking and action in their constitution and development, analyzing some…

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Plants are Our First Teachers: Climate Change and Indigenous Ways of Knowing

October 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Tackling global issues like climate change through US education means looking to Indigenous peoples for best practices regarding caring for the natural world. This talk will be about relationships between human and plant communities, situated…

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Re-Indigenizing the UW–Madison Campus

October 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Daniel Cornelius, outreach specialist and deputy director, Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center, UW–Madison Law School. Since 2019, cross-campus collaborations have resulted in the establishment of an Indigenous Research Garden and sugarbush at the Arboretum. These…

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Women, Leadership and Social Change: A Conversation with Celena Roldán, MSW

October 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Celena Roldán, the CEO of the American Red Cross of Illinois, the second largest Red Cross region in the country, will share her insights and experiences in this one-hour discuss with Seungmi L. Cho, PhD…

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Understanding Trauma: How childhood experiences can shape your life

October 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including both negative experiences and trauma, can have a significant effect on children's well-being and throughout life. This presentation will explore a model of trauma and recent research on examples of…

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“This is How We Show Up For Our Relatives”: Understanding How Indigenous Relative Caregivers Embody Traditional Kinship

October 28, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

The UW Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) will host their first Distinguished Lecture of the semester on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The session will feature Cary Waubanascum, PhD, (Oneida Nation, Menominee, Forest County…

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It’s Who You Know: How Teachers Use Social Networks to Find Jobs in Decentralized Labor Markets

October 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Dr. Huriya Jabbar presents results from a recent study examining how teachers use their social networks to find jobs in decentralized labor markets, using data from interviews with 128 teachers in New Orleans, Detroit, and…

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November 2021

Fall 2021 Public Child Welfare Dialogue

November 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Dr. Marilyn Zimmerman, Senior Director of Policy and Programs at the National Native Children’s Trauma Center, will provide a talk titled, “Impacts of Trauma on Caregiving /Parenting and Support Strategies to Build Resilience for both…

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Unsettling: Learning of Equity in Creative Expression and Teaching

November 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Xia Gao presents her work and her exploration of equity through her practice. “I would never feel confident to say that my work centers on equity. I would often say that it addresses cultural, social,…

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Student Employment Supervisor Series-Ableism

November 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Student Employment Supervisor Podcast Series is intended to discuss equity, inclusivity, and diversity as it relates to our work as supervisors of student employees. Join us for our discussion on ableism which will feature the…

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Global Conversations

November 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

James Crall (Entomology) - Using computer vision and artificial intelligence to support pollinators in agroecosystems Valentin Picasso (Agronomy) - Going global with Kernza perennial grain Global Conversations is a monthly one-hour talk, hosted by CALS…

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Health Sciences Equity & Diversity Lunch & Learns- Decolonizing Curriculum

November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join our health science community for a series of free workshops and conversations focused on topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion that deeply impact our work and our practice. Back, by popular demand, is…

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Documentation Status Socialization Among Latinx Immigrant Parents

November 18, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Fernanda Cross, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan will present this seminar as part of the Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar Series. Register Here: https://www.irp.wisc.edu/connect/

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Ficciones endeudadas latinoamericanas: el poder mimético y ficcional de la deuda (presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation)

November 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This lecture,  will explore functions of debt as a literary motive in cultural productions from Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Cuba. The presenter will argue that debts are used as instruments of coercive power. This indebted…

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December 2021

Equity Early: Exploring Issues of Race and Poverty During the Early Years

December 2, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Stephanie Curenton, Associate Professor, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, Boston University will present this seminar as part of the Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar Series. Register Here: https://www.irp.wisc.edu/connect/

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Queer-Jewish-Muslim: Constructing Hyphenated Religious Identities through Tactics of Intersubjectivity

December 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Katrina Daly Thompson is Professor of African Cultural Studies at UW-Madison, with affiliations in MESP, Anthropology, Religious Studies, and several other programs. Her research concerns language, gender, and sexuality in Muslim communities in East Africa,…

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Peace Corps Thought Leaders Series: It’s Not Just an Environmental Thing

December 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

This panel discussion brings together an exceptional group of RPCVs who are leading efforts across multiple sectors to address climate change. They will share their expertise on climate change within their sector, thoughts on how…

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Health Sciences Equity & Diversity Lunch & Learns

December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join our health science community for a series of free workshops and conversations focused on topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion that deeply impact our work and our practice. Back, by popular demand, is…

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January 2022

Amplifying BIPOC Voices in Sustainability: Black Entrepreneurship

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

For our third event of the 2021-2022 Amplifying BIPOC Voices in Sustainability Series, we will be welcoming guest speakers Harry Hawkins and Martinez White. Join us on Wednesday, February 2nd from 7:00-8:00 PM on Zoom!…

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“Plants and Human Well-Being”: Virtual Badger Talk from Waunakee, WI

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This talk explores major points of intersection between plants and human wellbeing from a horticultural point of view, and attempts to understand the beauty and functionality of plants for humankind while simultaneously appreciating the tremendous…

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Servant Leadership Conference

January 28 - January 29
Free

Right now it feels like we are all swimming upstream, doesn’t it? And it's true, local government leaders have never faced more challenges than what they are facing in this current VUCA climate. Whether it’s caused by too…

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America’s Energy Gamble: People, Economy and Planet

January 31 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

In this Sustainable Energy Seminar, Dr. Shanti Gamber-Rabindran, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss the major points from her new book, America's Energy…

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February 2022

Cultivating Community Partnerships to Root Out HIV Misinformation

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The rampant spread of misinformation about both COVID-19 and HIV have greatly influenced the actions of the public, particularly in the US. Attend this second of MATEC-WI's three-part webinar discussion series, "Cutting Through COVID-19 and…

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“Consuming Happiness: Research and Application”: Virtual Badger Talk from Middleton, WI

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

You CAN buy happiness, if you know how to spend your money right. (Think experiences, relationships and time — not the latest gadget!) Christine Whelan will delve into various research regarding happiness. Further, she will…

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Culture and Conservation: Black Communities Advancing Environmental Justice and Stewardship

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, assistant professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College, and cofounder, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance. Fighting for environmental justice and mobilizing the community, WAWA has preserved over 400 acres of greenspace from…

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Mutual learning for the defense, culturally respectful and ethical use of Indigenous biodiversity

February 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Genetic resources collected in the fields of Indigenous communities has been the raw material out of which biological scientists have developed the crop varieties that are globally traded. The contributions of Indigenous peoples in developing…

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Lecture and Book Presentation of “Drugs, Violence and Latin America Global Psychotropy and Culture” LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Presented by Dr. Joe Patteson, Asst. Prof., Augustana University This will be a presentation of the book Drugs, Violence and Latin America: Global Psychotropy and Culture. This book undertakes a psychotropic analysis of texts that…

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Beyond the Screen: An open discussion on the power of media and how Black individuals have harnessed it to shape America

February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The Global Connections Committee will be joining Erica Turner, Executive Director of Bridge the Divide, and James Causey, Reporter for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Ideas Lab/President of Wisconsin Black Media Association— for a discussion on how…

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Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds

February 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

From Correctional Care to Correct Care: Reproductive Health in Incarcerated Patients, presented by Dr. Vienna Tran Register Online Here: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/95729972297?pwd=LzVwZDZoejFsMFZBbGhsLzh4U1V0Zz09#success

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Insights into Inequality from a GWAS on Income among ≈756,000 Individuals of European Ancestries

February 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Philipp Koellinger, Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison will present this seminar as part of the Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar Series. Register beforehand for link notifications here: https://www.irp.wisc.edu/connect/

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“The Costs and Economic Opportunities of Climate Change” – Virtual Badger Talk from Waunakee, WI

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This talk examines the societal and individual costs of a changing climate and looks at the economic potential of developing solutions that reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, replace stuff with information and improve the…

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Advancing Community Cultural Wealth: Insights from the Literature and Lessons from a Mixed Methods Pilot Study

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Nidia Bañuelos is an Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts & Applied Studies in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A sociologist by training, she studies the resources working adults use to…

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ITP Ed Sciences: Open Science in Education Research

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Open science practices increase transparency about research practices, and as such, they can foster greater trust in research findings. In this session, will focus on five main principles of open science: open data, open analysis,…

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Just Linguistics

February 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

A discussion of the ways that linguistic evidence and research have been instrumental to the resolution of social problems where considerations pertaining to languages or dialects are frequently overlooked, demonstrating alternative ways in which basic…

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Beyond the Screen: An open discussion on the power of media and how Black individuals have harnessed it to shape America

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The Global Connections Committee will be joining Erica Turner, Executive Director of Bridge the Divide, and James Causey, Reporter for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Ideas Lab/President of Wisconsin Black Media Association— for a discussion on how…

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The Hmong Experience in Wisconsin- IRIS International Book Club

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Join us for our online  February Book Club event with Pao Lor, author of Modern Jungles. Pao will share his experience as a Hmong refugee arriving in Wisconsin, the history of Hmong people in Southeast…

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The Climate and Health Nexus: Indigenous Planetary Health- NACHP Distinguished Lecture Series

February 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

A range of anthropogenic global environmental changes are contributing to an increasing global disease burden. Human health & well-being are associated with the health of our planet, health professionals & health systems will not only…

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The politics of setting goals and measuring outcomes for land, water, and wildlife

February 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Goal setting and performance measurement are important strategies for influencing change. We often want it all – abundant food and fiber, nutritious meals, clean water, biodiverse habitats, renewable energy, and thriving growers with equitable opportunities.…

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COVID-19: Next steps to normalcy

February 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

What is the future outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic? Two years in, the pandemic has reshaped our country and the world, and we face yet another phase of the crisis with the omicron variant. What…

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“The UW Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR): Linking Cells to Communities”

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

The Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) invites you to attend the launch of its 2022 CHDR Seminar Series on February 18, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. CST! During this inaugural event, CHDR Director Dr. Amy…

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Cold War Leadership: The Estonian Experience

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join the Thompson Center and UW-Madison Center for European Studies on February 18 for a conversation on Cold War Leadership with Mart Laar, former Prime Minister of Estonia. The virtual event, titled Out from the…

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Global Health Tuesday: “Empire of Rubber” with UW-Madison Professor Gregg Mitman

February 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

In his new book, Mitman looks at Firestone’s scramble for land and power in Liberia beginning in the early 1920s. Mitman, the Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History, Medical History, and Environmental Studies,…

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A Virtual Open Forum with Congresswoman Gwen Moore

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join us for a live virtual open forum with Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District, hosted by the Wisconsin Union Directorate's Society and Politics Committee. Following Congresswoman Moore's keynote speech, attendees will be…

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Beyond Black Girl Magic: Normalizing and Centering Black Women’s Mental Health

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

This panel discussion, hosted by UHS-Mental Health Services, will discuss Black women’s mental health, intersectionality, defining oneself, and embracing imperfection. Participants will leave with embracing imperfection. Participants will leave with ideas on how to hold…

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March 2022

“Smallholder Dairy Systems and Sustainable Development Goals: The Case of Central Mexico”

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This presentation will explore the concept of sustainability, how to measure it, and how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) provide a framework to guide the transformation of livestock and dairy systems with an emphasis on…

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March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

When Anglophones and Francophones debated bilingual education in Ontario from the 1880s to the eve of the First World, they often spoke of German schools. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, German stood alongside French and…

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DFMCH Forum: Clinician and Patients’ Experiences with Long COVID: Insights and implications for Primary Care

March 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Free

As a result of this educational session, participants will be able to: Attendees will be briefly oriented to the current state of "long COVID" in Wisconsin and the USA Attendees will learn about the diverse…

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Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): How to Practice Self-Care During a Pandemic

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Art Walaszek, MD, helps us understand the fears and anxieties that are heightened during this time and offers recommendations on ways to practice self-care. Participants will discuss and try different self-care activities. About the series:…

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Global Health Tuesday: What We Need to Know Before the Next Pandemic

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Experts from across Wisconsin and the world look at what we can do to prepare for the next pandemic—and what steps we can take to minimize the opportunities for the next virus to spread. Register…

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“Rebels and Braves: Women behind the camera in the history of Peruvian film (1895-1992)”

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In this presentation, I will illustrate how gender inequality operated in the Peruvian film industry between 1897 and 1992, and its relationship with the country’s processes of modernization and social change. Presented by Gabriela Yepes-Rossal,…

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Lossless: Visual Anthropological Perspectives to Curation and Cultural Preservation.

March 30 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 pm
Free

The purpose of this conversation is to detail visual anthropology’s efficacy concerning curation, research, and cultural preservation. Join me in exploring how visual explorations of our collective past shape our future perspectives and how social…

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“The Magic of Meditation” – Virtual Badger Talk from Ladysmith, WI

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This is a free talk hosted by Rusk County Community Library. The benefits of meditation are striking… everything from improving relationships, enhancing immune system, increasing resiliency, managing stress and anxiety, and improving brain function. AND…

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April 2022

Chile’s Constitutional Convention: Challenges and Triumphs- LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Presented by Javier Couso Salas, Professor of Global Trends in Constitutionalism, University of Utrecht, Netherlands. Dr. Couso Salas is a specialist in the field of sociology of law and comparative law, with a focus on…

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Precarious Democracy: Ethnographies of Hope, Despair and Resistance in Brazil after the Pink Tide

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Brazil has undergone tremendous socioeconomic and political changes during the past decade. The new book, Precarious Democracy: Ethnographies of Hope, Despair and Resistance in Brazil after the Pink Tide (Rutgers University Press, 2021), is an…

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LGBTQ+ Health Summit

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Free

The LGBTQ+ Health Summit educates and activates the health sciences community on LGBTQ+ health and creates new pathways to serve LGBTQ+ communities. The summit reinvigorates LGBTQ+-identified healthcare professionals, students and community members in finding community…

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Second Language Speakers and Social Justice: A Case Study in Theoretical and Practical Complexities

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This talk addresses the theoretical complexities of determining what constitutes ‘linguistic justice’ and ‘language access’ in the criminal justice system, and discusses the realities of language-policy making and implementation in two areas: court interpreting and…

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