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November 14, 2018 - January 12, 2019
 

Apparatus: The Art of Scientific Glass
Curated by Glenn Adamson
Urban Glass
647 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Featuring work by: Steve Anderson, Dennis Briening, Tracy Drier, Jim Hodgson, Amy Lemaire, Robert Ponton, Sally Prasch and Michael Souza.

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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

Performers:
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, March 8, 2019
 

The climate is changing: Investigating the effects on ponds, lakes, and oceans
A teacher workshop at the Wisconsin Society for Science Teachers Conference
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Monona Terrace Convention Center
Madison, WI

Instructors:
Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison
Jerry A. Bell
Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison

Engage in hands-on activities and discussion you can use to introduce climate science concepts into the topics you already teach.

Climate science is complicated, but it is based on fundamental concepts from our more familiar sciences. So the complexity offers opportunities to integrate climate science into teaching the concepts already included in your courses. This workshop is designed to help you see how to fit climate science into what you are already doing. The hands-on activities focus on the properties of water (including phase change, heat capacity, solubility, and acid/base chemistry) and how these properties of Earth’s bodies of water are affected by human-caused increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, and the resultant global warming. Many of the activities will be directly usable or easily adaptable for use in your classroom. All the written and projected materials will be available to you electronically for use in your classrooms.

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Full List of Workshops

WSST Conference Website


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 28, 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…

Emeritus Faculty Lecture: Eloquence and Eminence

 

 

 

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