Thursdays @ the U
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Thursdays @ the U lecture series will run throughout the spring semester. The series, partly funded by the UW-Barron County Foundation, will explore topics in the arts, sciences, public affairs, literary fields, and cultural areas. These lectures are free and open to the public.
All presentations are from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234) located in Ritzinger Hall. Lecture attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to the presentation.
"Foraging for Wild Foods"
Samuel Thayer, nationally-known author and entrepreneur
“Changing Colors in the Spectrum of Biotechnology and Food"
Thomas Zinnen, UW-Madison Biotechnology Center
“Talking About Islam"
Abdihadi Kulmiye (imam at Al Taqwa Mosques) & Izaak Abdi (translator)
“Digging for Dinosaurs"
Rod Olson, retired M.D. and free-lance explorer
“A Virtual Tour of American Yeoman Vodka"
Scott Perlick, founder of Perlick distillery
“Women in Physics"
Laura McCullough, UW-Stout professor of chemistry and physics
"How Zebrafish Help Us Understand Human Kidney Disease”
Jamie Lyman-Gingerich, UW-Eau Claire professor of biology
“Unslut: A Documentary Film”
Melissa Kozma & Cecelia Cole, UW-Barron County Philosophy/Gender Studies & UW-Barron County Library Services
“Students Serving Students: Food in Chemistry Lab”
Abbey Fischer, UW-Barron County professor of chemistry
Spring Break - No speaker scheduled
“From Wisconsin Farms to the Major Leagues: Burleigh Grimes and Andy Pafko”
Joe Niese, Director of Chippewa Falls Public Library
"Aesthetic and Conceptual Evolution of Paintings and Drawings”
Ralph Wiegmann, Self-Employed Artist/Illustrator
“Exploring Alternatives to Documentary Approaches”
Kathy Kasic, film artist, Montana State University
“The 14th Amendment; Transforming American Democracy”
Joe Thrasher, retired attorney and “Law Day” speaker
"Readings from Red Cedar 2017"
Local authors and poets, UW-Barron County Creative Writing Department
"St. Croix Crossing: The New Stillwater Bridge"
Beth Cunningham, Project Manager for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation