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

May 11

Cory Nettles JD’96 — managing director at Generation Growth Capital, Inc
Roger Roth — Wisconsin state senator, chair of the Universities and Technical Colleges Committee, and author of the report on the future of the UW System
Ananth Seshadri — professor and Todd E. and Elizabeth H. Warnock Distinguished Chair of the Department of Economics

May 18

Speakers TBD

June 1

Speakers TBD

Past Programs

May 4 — Post-Pandemic Professionalism

Sarah Condella ’03, MBA’07 — executive vice president of human resources at Exact Sciences
Jirs Meuris, PhD — assistant professor of management and human resources, faculty affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Financial Security
Summer Rector ’10 — vice president of human resources consulting at The QTI Group

April 27 — U.S. and China Relations

James Stavridis, PhD — retired four-star admiral, chair emeritus of the board of the U.S. Naval Institute, operating executive of The Carlyle Group, chair of the board of counselors of McLarty Associates, columnist for TIME magazine, and chief international security analyst for NBC News
Jessica Weeks, PhD — professor of political science and H. Douglas Weaver Chair in Diplomacy and International Relations

April 20 — A Cost-Effective Green Future

Martha Goodell MS’14 — cofounder and managing partner at Enigami Partners, LLC, supporting clients who are investing in infrastructure and the energy industry
Tracey Holloway, PhD — Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor, air quality scientist, and team leader for NASA’s Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team

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

  • May 11, 7 p.m. CDT
  • May 18, 7 p.m. CDT
  • June 1, 7 p.m. CDT

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

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