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.

A recording of each livestream will be available on after the event.

Upcoming Programs

January 26

Erica Groshan ’77, PhD — former commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, senior extension faculty member at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and research fellow at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Noah Williams, BA, PhD — Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy

February 2

Speakers TBD

February 9

Speakers TBD

February 16

Speakers TBD

February 23

Speakers TBD

Past Programs

January 19 — Wisdom and Well-Being

Richard Davidson, BS, PhD — William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds, collaborative associate of the Dalai Lama
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, BA, PhD — Merle Curti and Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of History

January 12 — The Future of Politics and Policy

David Canon PhD — professor of American politics
Ryan Owens JD’01, PhD — Edwards Professor of political science and affiliate faculty in the UW Law School
Susan Webb Yackee PhD — director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and a Collins-Bascom Professor of public affairs and political science

January 5 — The Future of Cities

Alfonso Morales BS/BA, MS, PhD — Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture
Tim Riddiough ’81, MS’84, PhD’91 — chair of the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, professor in the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
Paul Robbins ’89, MA, PhD — dean of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

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

  • January 26, 7 p.m. CST
  • February 2, 7 p.m. CST
  • February 9, 7 p.m. CST
  • February 16, 7 p.m. CST
  • February 23, 7 p.m. CST

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

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