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OUR 73RD SEASON

        

Sheryl WuDunn

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Schofield Auditorium  ·  7:30 p.m.

TOPIC  >  HALF THE SKY: FEMALE EQUALITY

    

Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2009). The New York Times Bestseller focuses on the challenges facing women around the world, and how Americans are building direct connections with social entrepreneurs to help create solutions for women in the developing economy. Half the Sky inspired a 2012 PBS documentary series. 

Bob Harris

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Schofield Auditorium  ·  7:30 p.m.

TOPIC  >  THE INTERNATIONAL BANK OF BOB


Bob Harris is a writer, comedian and Jeopardy! champion who was hired in 2008 by Forbes Travel Guide to help compile its annual list of the world’s finest accommodations. Overwhelmed by the contrast between rich and poor, Harris found his way to Kiva.org, a portal through which individuals make microloans all over the world. His original $20K has now been loaned and repaid more than six times over, helping fund more than 5,200 businesses from Peru and Bosnia to Rwanda and Cambodia.

Alan Page

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Schofield Auditorium  ·  7:30 p.m.

TOPIC  >  MENTORING AND ROLE MODELS: TWO THINGS STUDENTS CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT

Alan Page, Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, has served on the court since 1992. Renowned for his former career in football, Page was a full-time law student at the University of Minnesota while he played for the Minnesota Vikings. He used his 1988 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame to launch the Page Education Foundation, which encourages disadvantaged youth to pursue postsecondary education. Financial assistance is granted to college students who, in return, work with elementary school students as tutors, mentors and role models.

Temple Grandin

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Zorn Arena  ·  7:30 p.m.

TOPIC  >  DIFFERENT KINDS OF MINDS CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY

Temple Grandin is a passionate and influential advocate for the humane treatment of animals and the world's most accomplished and well-known adult with high-functioning autism. Professor of animal science at Colorado State University since 1990, she is world-famous for using the insights gained from her autism to design humane livestock-handling systems that have revolutionized animal agriculture around the world. The 2010 HBO movie based on her early life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award.

Mark Lynas

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Schofield Auditorium  ·  7:30 p.m

TOPIC  >  GMOS ARE GREEN: HOW AN ENVIRONMENTALIST CHANGED HIS MIND ON BIOTECHNOLOGY


Mark Lynas is a frequent speaker on climate science and policy whose books include Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet (2007), winner of the Royal Society Prize for science writing and adapted for a National Geographic Channel special. Lynas parted company with many in the environmental community in 2010, when he became an advocate for genetically modified crops that he believes offer benefits to health, food security and environmental susceptibility.

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$8  General Public
$6  UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$4  UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are $2 until the day of the show

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