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       Great professors sharing their favorite lectures

The library is pleased to host a lecture series called Scholar’d for Life, a collaboration between the library and the UW-Madison Speaker's Bureau.

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Thursday May 14
The latest in our ongoing lecture series, Scholar'd for Life! Join us as we welcome Professor Morton Ann Gernsbacher to present a lecture entitled "Psychological Effects of the Internet." Google the question, “How is the internet changing the way we think?,” and you will find no shortage of opinions — or fears. In this talk, UW-Madison Vilas Professor Morton Ann Gernsbacher will present empirical evidence of several ways the Internet is positively affecting fundamental psychological processes (communication, education, socializing, development, and aging). Morton Ann Gernsbacher is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Experimental Psychologists, the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 3, and 6), the American Psychological Society, and the American Educational Research Association. She has received a Research Career Development Award and a Senior Research Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, a Fulbright Research Scholar Award, a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Dallas, a James McKeen Cattell Foundation Fellowship, the George A. Miller Award, a Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, and a Professional Opportunities for Women Award from the National Science Foundation.
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Thursday September 10
The latest in our ongoing lecture series, Scholar'd for Life! Join us as we welcome Aaron Bird Bear, Director of Tribal Relations at UW-Madison, to present a lecture entitled "Teaching and Learning: The 12,000-year Human Story of Teejop.” In using place-based experiential learning, we can explore the revolving relationship between Indians and non-Indians in the development of campus buildings and landmarks over time. We can examine and interrogate Indigenous landmarks created between 700 and 2500 years ago. In interpreting the significance of the landmarks, we can provide an overview of American Indian history leading us to a greater awareness of modern Indigenous nations and peoples. Aaron Bird Bear (Mandan, Hidatsa, & Dine’ Nations) came to Dejope (Four Lakes) in 2000 to support Indigenous students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 2010, Bird Bear began advising students in the School of Education. Beginning in 2012, Bird Bear has assisted with the School’s Act 31 efforts in its Teacher Education programs. Aaron is an alumnus of the Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis MS program at UW–Madison.
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                 VIDEO ARCHIVES

Video of Event held on March 9th 2017  *due to audio issues, closed captions have been added.
The first lecture of 2017 in the library's ongoing 'Scholar'd for Life' series! "Putin's Russia" offers a historian's perspective on Russia's recent turn to an assertive foreign policy and more authoritarian rule at home. The talk offers several perspectives on this behavior and the challenges it presents to West, to Putin's government and to citizens of the Russian Federation.

Video of Event held on May 11th 2017
Kathy Cramer, professor in the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison and Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, discusses her 2016 book, The politics of Resentment : Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker.


Video of Event held on June 22nd 2017
UW-Madison philosophy professor Steven Nadler discusses how Jewish philosophers over the centuries have confronted the problem of theodicy and struggled to reconcile the existence of a benevolent, all-powerful God with the reality of evil in the world.

Video of Event held on September 21st 2017
Professor Albert will talk about how engineers use math to solve problems and design better systems. She will provide an overview of her discipline of operations research and advanced analytics and will discuss its wide ranging applications, focusing on examples from her research that address problems in homeland security, emergency response, and bracketology.

Video of Event held on November 2nd 2017
John Dunne from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison speaks about their interdisciplinary approach to the study of mindfulness in a lecture entitled "Awareness without Fixation: the Benefits of Mindfulness in Everyday Life."


Video of Event held on Feburary 22nd 2018
Professor McCoy will present a lecture related to his new book, In the Shadow of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power.


Video of Event held on September 13th 2018
Professor Laird Boswell, an expert in the history of modern France, presents a lecture entitled "The New European Terrorism in Historical Perspective."




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