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Events at UW Madison

    • January 25, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)

    'Caste' author Isabel Wilkerson to provide virtual MLK Day keynote on Jan. 25

    See MLK Symposium Event

    Registration is now open for the Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium featuring keynote speaker and renowned author Isabel Wilkerson.

    This year's virtual event will take place Monday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. CST to coincide with the start of classes. The event is free and open to the public.

    Wilkerson is a National Humanities Medal and Pulitzer Prize winner known for her bestselling books "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" (2020) and "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" (2010).

    Her writing focuses on how the history of Black people in America can help everyone understand the issues Black people still experience in the United States today. She has been recognized for her unique ability to bring life to historical events and connect them to American hierarchy today.

    The annual MLK Symposium is co-sponsored by Student Affairs and the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, this year in partnership with the Wisconsin Union Theater.

Previous events at UW Madison

January 15, 2021 Legends and Legacy: The masking of Black health in America
March 25, 2020 CANCELLED: Future treatment options for arthritis
March 11, 2020 WN@TL: CANCELED Through the Looking Glass of Data Science
March 04, 2020 WN@TL: Respiratory Viruses of Children and Adults
February 26, 2020 WN@TL: Alzheimer's Research at UW Madison
February 19, 2020 WN@TL: Why are WI Karst Aquifers So Susceptible to Groundwater Contamination
February 12, 2020 WN@TL: Replicating Viruses & Adapting Clones
February 05, 2020 WN@TL: Dolomite Armor Plate on Soldier Ants
January 29, 2020 WN@tL: THE NEWLY-DISCOVERED VIRUS OF AMERICAN BALD EAGLES
January 22, 2020 WN@TL: THE WATER QUALITY OF GREEN BAY: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
January 21, 2020 UW MLK: Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison
January 15, 2020 WN@TL: REVISED AND RESUBMITTED: WARF, STEENBOCK, AND VITAMIN D
January 08, 2020 WN@TL: Parkinson's disease Research
December 18, 2019 WN@TL: Bacteria on Bobtails Glow: Light-Emitting Vibrio & Their Bobtail Squid Hosts
December 11, 2019 WN@TL: Beyond Cats: How to get the Toxoplasmosis Parasite to Grow in Mice
December 10, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: Native American Experiences and the Wisconsin Idea, Week 14 of 14
December 04, 2019 PLATO: Nanoparticles in Life Sciences
December 03, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: Immigrants in Contemporary Society and the Wisconsin Idea, Week 13 of 14
November 26, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: Power and Nudging: A Behavioral Science Approach to Helping People, Week 12 of 14
November 20, 2019 WN@TL: NO PRESENTATION: Day before Thanksgiving
November 20, 2019 WN@TL: Electric Machines: Then, Now and the Future
November 20, 2019 PLATO: Stem Cells to Bioengineering Human Development and Disease
November 19, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: Watch the movie "Outsourced: The New Wisconsin Idea", Week 11 of 14
November 13, 2019 WN@TL: Understanding the Ethics of Human Genome Editing
November 13, 2019 PLATO: This Years Advances in CRISPR
November 12, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: From CRISPR to AI: What Happens When Sifting and Winnowing has to Involve More than Science?, Week 10 of 14
November 06, 2019 WN@TL: Drivers of Megadiversity in the Orchids, the Largest Family of Flowering Plants
November 06, 2019 PLATO: Alzheimer’s Research at UW
November 05, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: The Local Voices Network: Community-Driven Listening to Strengthen Democracy, Week 9 of 14
October 30, 2019 WN@TL: Investigating Three New Great Lakes Shipwrecks Using ROVs
October 30, 2019 PLATO: Ethical Landscape of Human Genome Editing
October 29, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: Educating all of Wisconsin’s Students?, Week 8 of 14
October 23, 2019 WN@TL: Fighting Antibiotic Resistance with Broken Scissors CRISPR
October 22, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: The Local Periphery: Small Cities and the Politics of Exclusion, Week 7 of 14
October 16, 2019 WN@TL: Soil: A Precious Resource under Threat
October 15, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: Engagement with Food and Agricultural Systems, Week 6 of 14
October 09, 2019 WN@TL: The Fires of Yellowstone
October 08, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: Why and How Understanding the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Embodies the Wisconsin Idea, Week 5 of 14
October 08, 2019 UW Benefits Fair
October 02, 2019 WN@TL: Speeding Collaborative Genomics
October 01, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: Limnology and the Wisconsin Idea , Week 4 of 14
September 25, 2019 WN@TL: Ocean Viruses
September 24, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: Higher Education as Preparation for Political and Civic Engagements, Week 3 of 14
September 18, 2019 WN@TL: Researching Sleep Across the Lifespan
September 17, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: Strengthening Educational Outcomes, Week 2 of 14
September 11, 2019 WN@TL: How Solar Became Cheap
September 10, 2019 Wisconsin Idea: At the Political Crossroads, Week 1 of 14
September 04, 2019 WN@TL: UW Madison Missing In Action Project
August 28, 2019 WN@TL: Multi-Instrument Stream Surveys: Big Data, Small Rivers, by Canoe
August 21, 2019 WN@TL: Genetically Engineered Crops: Whence, Whither, Whether
August 14, 2019 WN@TL: How Do Micro-Organisms Evolve to Become Pathogens?
July 24, 2019 WN@TL: Are Hox-expressing Musculosketetal Cells Stem Cells?
July 17, 2019 WN@TL: The Next Giant Leap: Apollo And Life Sciences Research For The Journey To Mars
July 10, 2019 WN@TL: What's Up With All These Storms and Floods?
July 03, 2019 WN@TL: School Safety in America: Rhetoric vs Reality
June 26, 2019 WN@TL: The Evolution of Storm Chasing
June 19, 2019 WN@TL: How Might Solving the Global Climate Crisis Also Create the Largest Human Health Benefit of the Century
June 12, 2019 WN@TL: Seeing and Not Seeing: Investigating Visual Awareness
June 05, 2019 WN@TL: Illuminating Better Cancer Treatment with Light
May 29, 2019 WN@TL: Between Trench & Lab: Reconstructing the Roman Mystery Religion of Mithras
May 22, 2019 WN@TL: Transforming Cancer Treatment with Precision Medicine
May 15, 2019 WN@TL: Insights from New Techniques in Microscopy
May 08, 2019 WN@TL: Fueling Today's University-based Entrepreneurs
May 01, 2019 WN@TL: INSECTS AND SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION
April 24, 2019 WN@TL: “CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT A GASOLINE CAR?”
April 17, 2019 WN@TL: “THE BIG PICTURE: SCIENCE AND PUBLIC OUTREACH WITH ASTRONOMICAL SURVEYS”
April 10, 2019 WN@tL: Private Wells in Wisconsin
April 05, 2019 WN@tL Extra: Wisconsin's Forgotten Mining Culture
April 03, 2019 WN@tL: HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY: IS THE WORLD’S OLDEST MAP A MAP?
March 27, 2019 WN@tL: PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGY OF THE BARABOO HILLS
March 20, 2019 WN@tL: Harry Steenbock and the Patenting of University Science
March 13, 2019 WN@tL: How Asthma Develops in Children
March 06, 2019 WN@TL: “STAGGERING LOSSES: WORLD WAR 1 AND THE INFLUENZA PANDEMIC OF 1918”
February 27, 2019 WN@tL: Eliminating Avoidable Blindness Worldwide
February 20, 2019 WN@tL: The Impact of the Niagara Escarpment on the Development of Wisconsin
February 13, 2019 WN@tL: Hunting Origins of Plant Diversity in the Tibetan Plateau
February 06, 2019 WN@tL: Molecular Me: Exploring the social implications of the genomics revolution
January 23, 2019 WN@tL: Mysteries of Glacial Slip and Landform Development
January 16, 2019 WN@tL: Reducing Poverty via Researcher, Practitioner, and Community Partnerships
January 09, 2019 WN@tL: Healthy Minds for a Lifetime
December 19, 2018 WN@tL: Disability in the 'Dark Ages'
December 12, 2018 WN@tL: Busy as which Bee? Comparing Foraging by Bumble Bees vs Honey Bees in WI
December 05, 2018 WN@tL: Designing Electric Motorcycles for Motorcycle Races
November 28, 2018 WN@tL: The 'All of Us' Nationwide Health Database Initiative
November 14, 2018 WN@tL: Invisible Wounds of War: On the 100th Anniversary of WWI
November 07, 2018 WN@tL: WWI & The Flu Pandemic at the UW
October 31, 2018 WN@tL: 20 Years of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
October 27, 2018 Feed Your Mind: Cooking for Brain Health
October 25, 2018 The Institute on Aging’s 30th annual colloquium
October 24, 2018 WN@tL: Corn Hosting Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria
October 17, 2018 WN@tL: The Old Wisconsin Idea & The New UW Cooperative Extension
October 10, 2018 WN@tL: The Influenza of 1918-1919
October 03, 2018 WN@tL: 100+ Years of Influenza Double Header
October 01, 2018 Resilience in Brain Aging
September 26, 2018 WN@tL: VIRUS-VECTOR INTERACTIONS: POTENTIAL FOR BIORATIONAL CONTROL
September 19, 2018 WN@tL: RESEARCH ETHICS, HIGHER PURPOSES AND CHALLENGES FACING SCIENCE
September 14, 2018 Alumni Park: A Conversation with Brian Stack
September 12, 2018 WN@tL: Ecology and Evolution of Carnivorous Plants
September 11, 2018 Space Place: The Space Shuttle Columbia Accident
September 05, 2018 WN@tL: On the Archeology of Teotihuacan
August 29, 2018 WN@tL: This Summer's Breakthrough in Multi-Messenger Astronomy
August 22, 2018 WN@tL: Mapping the Springs of Wisconsin
August 15, 2018 WN@tL: The Buzz Report -- The Year So Far in Wisconsin Insects
August 08, 2018 WN@tL: The Insect Research Collection of the UW Department of Entomology
August 01, 2018 WN@tL: Archeology of Wisconsin's Effigy Mounds
July 25, 2018 WN@tL: A Trillion Bases a Day -- Advances in DNA Sequencing
July 18, 2018 WN@tL: Milking Machines: The First 100 Years
July 11, 2018 WN@tL: Mixed Emotions: A Peek into the Emotional World of Infants
June 27, 2018 WN@tL: Hurricanes: Understanding Earth's Most Powerful Storms
June 20, 2018 WN@tL: Urban Solar Farming: 2018 Update
June 13, 2018 WN@tL: The Outlook for the Botany Greenhouses & Garden
June 06, 2018 WN@tL: Next Generation of Nuclear Reactors


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