University Roundtable


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(608) 262-7107 Office of Talent Management (registration)
(608) 263-2985 Jake Smith, Office of the Secretary of the Academic Staff, for other questions

Office of Talent Management
21 N. Park St., Suite 5101
Madison, WI 53715

University Roundtable is a series of engaging talks on timely, interesting topics in which featured speakers from the UW community discuss their work. It is open to all members of the university community and their guests. Each luncheon costs $12 (no refunds).

Reservations are required; the deadline is seven days prior to each event.

Reservations can be made online at, or by calling the Office of Talent Management at 262-7107 (email = Checks should be made out to: UW Roundtable and sent to OTM, UW-Madison, Suite 5101, 21 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53715.

Spring 2017 Roundtables

Wednesday, February 8
Researching Zika Virus at UW-Madison

David O’Connor
Approximately one year ago, a team of UW-Madison scientists and their colleagues in Colombia and Brazil began studying how Zika virus makes people and animals sick. Dr. David O’Connor, Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, will discuss what has been learned so far and what big questions remain unanswered.
Reservation Deadline: Noon, February 1
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Wednesday, March 8
Watching TV through Toddlers’ Eyes

Heather Kirkorian
Adults tend to think of TV viewing as a simple and passive activity. However, research with infants and young children demonstrates that watching and learning from screen media are complex activities requiring viewers to coordinate several cognitive processes. Using evidence from her own experimental research as well as others’, Dr. Heather Kirkorian, Assistant Professor in the School of Human Ecology, will describe how individuals develop from infants who fail to understand the symbolic nature of visual images to young children who can acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills through educational media.
Reservation Deadline: Noon, March 1
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Wednesday, April 19
Beer, Biofuels and Beyond: Yeast Biodiversity in the Age of Genomics

Chris Todd Hittinger
Yeasts are responsible for the production of many foods, beverages, and fuels. Dr. Chris Todd Hittinger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, explores how interspecies hybrid yeasts ferment many iconic products, including lager beer, which is the most commonly fermented beverage on the planet. Dr. Hittinger will offer a look at these processes, along with other diverse yeasts and engineered hybrids that show considerable promise and have not yet been fully explored.
Reservation Deadline: Noon, April 12
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