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Thursdays @ the U

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Thursdays @ the U lecture series will run throughout the fall 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. 

Fall 2016

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.

September 8

"Folksongs of Another America: Lost Sounds from Northwestern Wisconsin"

Jim Leary -- Professor Emeritus of Folklore and Scandinavian Studies (UW-Madison)

September 15

“Executive Orders: How Broad the Scope?”

Judge Edward R. Brunner, Retired -- Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III (2007-2011); Barron County Circuit Court Judge (1988-2007)

September 22

“Imaginative Memory: Poems, Stories, and Process”

Daniel Ruefman – Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition (UW Stout)

September 29

“Banned Books Read Out”

Cecelia Hutte – Academic Librarian (UW-Barron County)

October 6

“Hudson Bay Bound”

Natalie Warren – Adventurer

October 13

“STEM Fields Learning from Each Other: Using Biology and Computer Science to Solve Math Problems”

Manda Riehl – Associate Professor of Mathematics (UW-Eau Claire)

October 20

"Looking at Your Business Through a New Set of Eyes"

Mark Palma – Partner (Hinshaw Culbertson LLP)

October 27

“Optimizing Weight Management in Rural Primary Care: Wisconsin and the RE-POWER Trial”

Jeff VanWormer – Behavioral Epidemiologist (Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation)

November 3

“Echoes of the Scottish Enlightenment in the Abolition Movement”

Hilary Fezzey -- Associate Professor of English (UW Superior)

November 10

“Wildlife Ecology and Management”

Christian Cold – Wildlife Specialist (WI Department of Natural Resources)

November 17

“The Climate According to Dr. Jim: The Scientific Case for Anthropogenic Climate Change”

Jim Phillips – Professor of Chemistry (UW Eau Claire)

November 24

No Speaker (Thanksgiving Day)

December 1

“Empathy: The Gift to Give and in Giving to Receive”

Mimi Rappley-Larson – Assistant Professor of Social Work (UW Superior)

December 8

 “Transcending Historical Trauma: An Integrated Community Approach to Comprehensive Development of Professional Training and Integrated Practice for Those Serving Tribal Communities and Families”

 Geralynne Berg – Academic Dean (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College)