Wisconsin Academy Evenings
Academy Evenings are free, public forums held at venues around Wisconsin. Addressing a range of timely topics, these presentations encourage interaction between the state's leading experts, researchers, scholars and artists and its citizens. Academy Evenings are organized by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.
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Eureka Moments: A Conversation on Scientific Breakthroughs and Discoveries
Take two scientists and put them in the laboratory—could it be a prescription for improving, even saving lives? Paul Ahlquist and Thomas Rockwell Mackie, two of Wisconsin's top researchers discuss...
Run time: 1 hr. 26 min.
Age On: Good Night, Sleep Right
Dr. Ruth Benca, director of the UW-Madison Center for Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research and past president of the Sleep Research Society, explains how sleep is directly related to our...
Run time: 1 hr. 19 min.
Understanding the Middle East: The Dilemma of Fundamentalism
Martin E. Marty speaks on the dilemma of fundamentalism as opposed to constructive religious practice, with an emphasis on how this problem pertains to the Middle East. Marty (professor emeritus,...
Run time: 1 hr. 35 min.
Understanding the Middle East: The Roots of Conflict
This Academy Evening presentation is first in a five-part series called "Understanding the Middle East." Joe Elder, a UW-Madison sociology professor who was born to American parents in Kurdish Iran,...
Run time: 1 hr. 17 min.
Understanding the Middle East: Paths to Peace
This Academy Evening presentation is the final installment in the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters' 2006 "Understanding the Middle East" series. Nadav Shelef, a UW-Madison professor of Israel...
Run time: 1 hr. 39 min.
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