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.

Fall 2017 Roundtables

Wednesday, October 25: UW-Madison: The Birthplace of Weather Satellites
Steve Ackerman

The University of Wisconsin is known as “the birthplace of weather satellites.” Professor Steve Ackerman, Director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies in the Space Science and Engineering Center, will discuss how we got that reputation, and will give insight into the expertise and activities that keep UW-Madison internationally recognized as leaders in satellite meteorology.
Reservation Deadline: Noon, October 18
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Wednesday, November 15: Is There Still a Public for Public Education?
Gloria Ladson-Billings

One of our society’s bigger challenges is its evacuation of the public sphere. Public health, housing, and transportation are struggling in most communities. Today, public education is one of the last remaining institutions being supported by the public. However, that support seems to be dwindling. In this talk, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education, will discuss the signs that there may not be a public for public education.
Reservation Deadline: Noon, November 8
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Wednesday, December 13: How Does Working Memory Work?
Brad Postle

Working memory refers to the ability to hold onto a small amount of information and use it to accomplish a task, such as remembering a phone number and then dialing that number. Working memory taps into fundamental questions about how we think and how the brain gives rise to conscious awareness. Department of Psychology Professor Brad Postle will provide an overview of his lab’s research into working memory, which uses brain scanning and brain stimulation methods, to understand how working memory works in healthy young adults.
Reservation Deadline: Noon, December 6
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