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The events listed here are all open to the public unless otherwise noted. PAST EVENTS LIST


January-May, 2019

The Wonder of Learning Wisconsin
Hosted by Preschool of the Arts, Madison Public Library, and Overture Center for the Arts, the exhibit is an unprecedented opportunity for educators, policymakers, and families to explore the incredible learning potential in the early years of childhood. Since its debut in 2008, more than 120,000 people have encountered The Wonder of Learning and engaged in professional development initiatives aimed at advancing knowledge and action for early childhood education.

The exhibit will be housed in the children’s room at the Central Library and the Playhouse Gallery at the Overture Center.

Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

Overture Center Playhouse Gallery
201 State Street
Madison, WI

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January 21-May 31, 2019

Your Brain on Abstract Art
McPherson Eye Research Institute's
Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery
9th floor, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
UW-Madison Campus

The subject of this exhibition is YOU, specifically how your brain interprets what you see and how abstract art affects your perception, memory, and emotions. Abstract art in a range of styles will include works by Chuck Bauer, Brian Besch, Pamela Callahan, Sue Jachimiec, Sue Johnson, Trent Miller, Judith Mjaanes, Ben Orozco, Sandra Peterson, and Rick Ross.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
"Imagine And Adapt: Possibilities In A Changing World"
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Madison, WI

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

2019 Take the Kids to Work Day
U.S. Geological Survey
Reston, VA

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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Wisconsin Alumni Association Sauk County Chapter Founders' Day
5:00 p.m.
Baraboo Country Club

Monday, April 29, 2019

Science is Fun at Highland Elementary School
1:00 p.m.
Highland, WI

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Monday, May 6, 2019

7th Annual McPherson ERI Endowed Lecture

3:00 p.m., Reception

4:00 p.m., Lecture: From Receptors to Behavior
Charles Zuker, PhD
Depts of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and of Neuroscience
Columbia University

Mesozoic Garden
Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery Building
330 N Orchard Street
UW-Madison Campus

Friday, July 5-12, 2019

47th IUPAC World Chemistry Conference
Paris, France

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Science is Fun at Rio Community Library
3:00 p.m.
324 W Lyons Street
Rio, WI

Sunday, July 21 - Thursday, July 25, 2019

ChemEd Conference
North Central Collegge
Naperville, IL

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Sunday, August 25 - Thursday, August 29, 2019

ACS Fall National Meeting
San Diego, CA

Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Conference
Monona Terrace Convention Center
Madison, WI

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