Research for Our Changing Times

As one of the top research universities in the world, the UW is on the front lines of many of our most pressing challenges. Find out about the work happening on campus right now — without leaving your living room!

Join fellow UW alumni online for a moderated faculty lightning talk, followed by a Q & A session via live chat.

Visit the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s YouTube channel to watch dozens of recorded episodes on a variety of fascinating topics — or join the live event to ask your own questions! See upcoming program dates and topics below.

Upcoming Programs

July 27 — The Delta Variant

David O’Connor, PhD’01 — UW Medical Foundation (UWMF) Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Jeff Pothof, MD’06 — associate professor of clinical health sciences and chief quality officer at UW Health
Ajay Sethi, MD — associate professor of population health sciences and faculty director for the Master of Public Health program at UW–Madison

August 10

Speakers TBD

August 24

Speakers TBD

September 7

Speakers TBD

Past Programs

July 13 — Climate Trends and Impact

Jonathan Martin, PhD — professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, expert on mid-latitude weather systems

June 29 – Supply Chains, Labor, and Inflation

Gregory DeCroix, PhD — Grainger Professor in Supply Chain Management at the Wisconsin School of Business
Kim Ruhl, PhD — associate professor of economics, associate director of the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, and the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair in Economics

June 15 — Cybersecurity and Ransomware

Ramesh Gupta MS’85 — senior vice president and general manager of network security product development at FireEye, Inc.
Somesh Jha, PhD — Lubar Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences

Missed one of our events? Catch up on all the past UW Now Livestreams now!

Speakers and schedule are subject to change.

These events are hosted by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®.

2021 Livestream Events

  • July 27, 7 p.m. CDT
  • August 10, 7 p.m. CDT
  • August 24, 7 p.m. CDT
  • September 7, 7 p.m. CDT

Closed captioning will be available in the recorded version of each broadcast.

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