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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10th Annual Visual Science Poster Session
3:00-5:30 p.m., Poster Session
5:45 p.m., Distinguished Guest Lecture, Jeremy M. Wolfe, PhD
OMG, I did not see that! The science of missing what is right in front of your eyes.
Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
UW-Madison Campus

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

National Chemistry Week Celebration
Phyllis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture by Prof. Shakhashiri
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Boston Museum of Science
Boston, MA

Hands-on activities are held from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Blue Wing, Lower Level. Professor Shakhashiri's presentations are in Cahners Theater, Blue Wing, Level 2, at 1:00 and 3:00 pm.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Science Journalism in the Age of Fake News
Science Cafe
5:00 p.m.
Steenbock's On Orchard
Discovery Building
UW-Madison Campus

Registration requested at:

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Friday & Saturday, October 26-27, 2018

Climate Science Concepts Fit Your Classroom
All day
UW-Madison Campus

The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy is pleased to announce another series of workshops for high school science teachers and first-year college science faculty. WISL aims to enrich excellence in classroom activities and is offering two workshops on Climate Science in the Fall of 2018.


The application deadline has passed.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Gallaher Lecture: Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri
7:00 p.m.
Brush Performance Hall
Giese Center for the Performing Arts
University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Middleton Performing Arts Center
2100 Bristol Street
Middleton WI

This event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

UW-Madison Three-Minute Thesis Competition
9:00-11am (reception to follow)
H.F. DeLuca Forum
Discovery Building
UW-Madison Campus

Register to compete by November 1

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Concert at Chemistry
4:00 PM
1315 Daniels Chemistry Building
UW-Madison Campus

The concert will feature two new compositions
(world premiere performances):

Songs of Discovery by Julian Pozniak
Three Petrarchian Sonnets by John F. Berry

Mimmi Fulmer, Professor of Voice & Opera, UW-Madison School of Music
Julia Rottmayer, Asst. Adj. Professor of Voice, UW-Madison School of Music
John F. Berry, Viola, Professor of Chemistry, UW-Madison
Vincent Fuh, piano

Friday, April 5, 2019

Reaching, Teaching and Searching:
Science in Higher Education

A day-long conference hosted by the
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Tut and Nero: Wild on Wheels
Bela Sandor, Engineering Physics
UW-Madison Emeritus Faculty Lectures
2-3:00 p.m.
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI

Leading to Homer’s riddles of Hector’s hearse:
The Iliad, Book 24 / Nicholas Richardson, 1993,
the gold standard of commentaries:

“…they brought out the nine-cubit-long yoke-binding,
along with the yoke. And the yoke they fitted properly
on to the well-polished pole…”

What’s a proper fitting, and a nine-cubit binding?

The solutions to the riddles emerge from a long story,
including Tut-chariots and the Ben-Hur/Messala race…






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