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Thursdays @ the U

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Thursdays @ the U lecture series will run throughout the spring and fall semesters. The series, partly funded by the UW-Barron County Foundation, will explore topics in the arts, sciences, public affairs, literary fields and cultural areas. While hosting a variety of speakers, the university does not seek to endorse or promote a particular idea, opinion, topic or product over others. These lectures are free and open to the public. 

Spring 2018

All presentations are from 12 - 1 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.

April 19

Steve Curran, UW-Barron County, geography, Invasive Species

April 26

Suzanne Truman, UW-Barron County, art, Art & Environment & Intuitive Process

May 3

Karina O’Brien, Kostner, Koslo & Brovold LLC, Attorney, Immigration Law:  What You Need to Know

May 10

Red Cedar 2018, Creative Writing & Art Students, UW-Barron County in Words and Images

Fall 2018

All sessions are noon-1 in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall, R234, Rice Lake

September 6

James Schmidt, UW Eau Claire, Chancellor, UWEC & UWBC:  Better Together

September 13

Charles Cohen, UW Madison, Professor Emeritus, Jews & Muslims in Christian America

September 20

Michael Draney, UW Green Bay, Biology, Spiders:  Tiny Tool-Using Tigers

September 27

Cecelia Cole, UWBC Academic Librarian, Banned Books Read Out

October 4

Timothy Holian, UW Rock County, Wisconsin’s Beers & Breweries After Prohibition

October 11

Cheyne Taylor, Technical Writer & UWBC Alumna, Out at Work:  Being Transgender

October 18

Katie Connolly, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, The Crow Family:  Bird Geniuses

October 25

Kristy Moran, Barron Co. Domestic Abuse Victim Coordinator, Ending Domestic Violence

November 1

William Kent Krueger, novelist & crime writer, The Transformative Power of Stories

November 8

Justin Peck, actor/director, Masters of Silent Film Comedy

November 15

John la Forge, Nukewatch Director, Land-Based Missiles: Dangerous, Useless, Expensive

November 29 

Jinxuan (Allen) Cong, UWBC international student, Dalian:  China’s Romantic City

December 6

Michael Borstad, UWBC World Languages, My Family's Love Affair with Argentina

December 13

Michael Duncan, WJMC/WAQE/WKFX News Director, Local Media vs. National Media