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Sunday, July 13 - Thursday, July 17, 2014
 

IUPAC's 23rd International Conference on Chemical Education
Toronto, Canada

Sunday, July 13
Viktor Obendrauf Plenary Demo Lecture
"Science is Fun and the Joy of Learning"

Bassam Bassam Bassam
Bassam Bassam Bassam
Photos courtesy of Dr. Morton Z. Hoffman



Tuesday, July 15
Chemistry for All Citizens of Planet Earth:
Creative Ways of Communicating Chemistry Symposium
"Advancing Chemistry and Communicating Chemistry…
For the Benefit of Earth and Its People"

View the website


Friday, July 4, 2014
 

Science is Fun on the Memorial Union Terrace
A fun event for the whole family!
Memorial Union
UW-Madison Campus
8:15-9:15 p.m.
Featuring Prof. Mike Leckrone and members of the UW Marching Band

View the poster

View an NBC15 news report on the event

Terrace Panorama
UW Band Bassam and Audience Bassam and Rodney UW Band
Bassam and Audience Smoke and Audience Flash! Thermite Reaction


Various Dates, June-July, 2014
 

Edgewood Summer Science Camps for Children
Sonderegger Science Center
Edgewood College Campus
Madison, WI

Ages 3-14

Camp themes include: Biomimicry: Nature as Teacher; Blood and Guts, Brains and Bones Science; Body Art; Crafty Science, Earth Encounters; Forensics; Light & Lasers; Paleontology and Geoscience Institute; Problem Solved!; Science Theatre Fusion; Strategy Games: These make Monopoly look like child's play!; Strategy Games: Strategic Thinkers Unite!; Why, Mommy, Why? Little People, Big Questions; Wingra Water Explorations

More information

View the brochure


Tuesday, June 24, 2014
 

Wisconsin Public Radio
11:00 a.m.
Larry Meiller Show 
Madison, WI


Tuesday, May 6, 2014
 

Resilient Wisconsin Day
A Wisconsin Academy forum on our climate, energy, and water future
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Varsity Hall, Union South
UW-Madison Campus

Sponsored in part by WISL

More information


Wednesday, April 23 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
 

USA Science and Engineering Festival
A Free Event!
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

More information


Monday, April 21, 2014
 

From Research to Action: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
Susan Rundell Singer
Director, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education

1111 Genetics/Biotechnology Center Auditorium
UW-Madison Campus
12:00-1:00 p.m.

More information


Thursday, April 17, 2014
 

The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars:
Dispatches from the Front Lines

Len Robock Annual Lecture
Michael E. Mann
Distinguished Professor of Meteorology
Director, Earth System Science Center
Penn State University

Ebling Science Symposium Center
Microbial Sciences Building, Room 1220
1550 Linden Drive, UW-Madison Campus
7:00 p.m.

More information

Read a news item about the lecture


Runs through Sunday, April 13, 2014
 

Capturing Nature: Instruments, Specimens, Art
Chazen Museum of Art, Mayer Gallery
UW-Madison Campus

More information


Wednesday, April 9, 2014
 

A Symposium on Science and Creativity
With Kim Stanley Robinson
A Special Event from the Center for the Humanities
7:30 p.m.
Town Center, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
UW-Madison Campus

More information


Monday, April 7, 2014
 

Edgewood's 12th Annual Family Science Night
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sonderegger Science Center
Edgewood College Campus
Madison, WI

View the informational flyer


Thursday, April 3, 2014
 

Wisconsin Public Radio
11:45 a.m.
Larry Meiller Show 
Madison, WI


Thursday & Friday, March 27 & 28, 2014
 

Science is Fun and the Joy of Learning
and
Chemistry Seminar: Enlightenment and the Responsibilities of the Enlightened

Hope College
Holland, MI

Hope College Hope College Hope College
Thank you for your wonderful seminar tonight at Hope College before a packed auditorium! Your enthusiasm for science and learning is infectious. All the kids, young and "not-so-young", enjoyed it and learned something new!  My brain has indeed changed.

Several photos are attached, in commemoration of your talk. We look forward very much to your continued visit and seminar about "Enlightenment" on Friday.

Thank you also to Jim Gentile, Donna Sova, Mike Pikaart, Graham Peaslee, and audience-participant Mike Seymour for helping make this event such a success!

Dr. William F. Polik
Hofma Professor of Chemistry and Chairperson
Department of Chemistry
Hope College
Holland, MI
Drawing Drawing

 


Tuesday, March 25, 2014
 

Founder's Day
"Bucky Badger and the Joy of Learning"
6:00 p.m.
St. Louis

More information

WAA St. Louis Chapter Website


Sunday-Thursday, March 16-20, 2014
 

247th ACS Spring National Meeting
Dallas, TX

Monday, March 17, 8:00 a.m.
Benefits of Chemistry in Our Lives

View detailed schedule
Why is it important to maintain the public image of chemistry? (Thomas Barton)
Contributions of chemistry to energy and transportation (William F. Carroll)
View the presentation (ACS login required)
Conversations on chemistry and the environment: Engaging chemists and the public (Bassam Shakhashiri)
View the presentation (ACS login required)
Communication and entertainment without chemistry (Attila Pavlath)
View the presentation (ACS login required)
Bio-responsive molecules: Formidable weapons in medicine's arsenal (Ned Heindel)
View the presentation (ACS login required)
How chemistry has improved our food supply (Elizabeth Ann Nalley)
View the presentation (ACS login required)

Tuesday, March 18
Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management:
Symposium in Honor of William F. Banholzer

View presentations (ACS login required)

Wednesday, March 19, 8:30 a.m.
Changing Atmospheric Chemistry: Environmental Implications of Land-Air Interactions

View detailed schedule
Climate Change Challenges: Responsibilities of Chemists and the ACS (Bassam Shakhashiri)
View the presentation (ACS login required)
The ACS Climate Science Toolkit (Jerry Bell)
View the presentation (ACS login required)
Organic emissions from terrestrial ecosystems: Their role in the Climate System and interactions with emissions from human activities (Alex Guenther)
Disruption of Forest-Atmosphere Interactions Related to Changing Atmospheric Chemistry (Walter Shortle)
Adaptation of higher plants to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration (James Bunce)
View the presentation (ACS login required)
Non-enzymatic decomposition of lignocellulose by brown rot fungi and the role it plays in carbon sequestration and cycling (Barry Goodell)


Saturday, March 15, 2014
 

204th Conference of the Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium
Keynote Speech—"Education: Opportunities and Our Responsibilities In and Out of the Classroom"
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Collin College, Central Park Campus
McKinney, TX


Thursday, March 13 - Saturday, March 15, 2014
 

Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Annual Conference
Appleton, WI

WSST website

Resources for science teachers from WISL


Tuesday, February 25, 2014
 

Writing the Human Body: From Research to Narrative in Popular Science
Florence Williams, Contributing Writer, Outside Magazine
4:00 p.m.
Union South
UW-Madison Campus

More information


Friday, February 21, 2014
 

SoundWaves: Wood You Could You?
7:00-9:00 p.m.
H.F. DeLuca Forum at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
UW-Madison Campus

More information


Thursday, February 20, 2014
 

The Postdoc Years: Promises, Opportunities, and Reality
A talk by Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Chemistry Building, Rm 9341
UW-Madison Campus


Thursday, February 20, 2014
 

AAAS Exclusive Webinar: The Electrifying World of Nicola Tesla
11:00 a.m.
More information

Register for the webinar

Submit questions via Twitter at #AAASwebinar


Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 2014
 

The Wonders of Physics
With Prof. Clint Sprott
2103 Chamberlin Hall
UW-Madison Campus

More information


Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1, 2013
 

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
UW-Madison Chemistry Building

Shows at 1 p.m. on Saturday; 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. on Sunday

Learn more about this event

View the poster

View the program booklet

College of L&S News:
Tickets available for Christmas chemistry shows

The show will air during the holiday season on public television:

December 22 at 7:00 a.m. (On WPT)
December 25 at 2:00 p.m. (On WPT)
December 27 at 9:30 a.m. (On WPT)
December 21 at 5:00 p.m. (On The Wisconsin Channel)
December 29 at Noon (On The Wisconsin Channel)

Balloon Flame Jim Maynard Hot book
Bassam kicks off the show by igniting some balloons, always a crowd pleaser. Lecture demonstrator Jim Maynard performs the N2OCS2 demo in the dark. "Let me just check the instructions for the next demonstration in this book ..."
Briggs-Rauscher Reaction Musical Interlude Rodney Schreiner
The Briggs-Rauscher Reaction features dramatic color changes. Prof. Marc Fink and Hinano Ishii visit the lab for a musical interlude. Dr. Rodney Schreiner has collaborated on 43 of the 44 Christmas Lectures.
Flame Steps Science Fans Science Fans
How did the flame leap up the stairs? Some young science fans greet Bassam after the show. Fr. John Silva and students from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, Monona

 


Friday, November 15, 2013
 

SoundWaves: Color in Sight and Sound
7:00 p.m.
HF DeLuca Forum in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
UW-Madison Campus

View the poster


Tuesday, November 12, 2013
 

How a Changing Climate Is Changing Our Wisconsin Way of Life
A Wisconsin Academy panel discussion, exploring strategies for cultivating resilience in the face of rapid change.
UW-Madison Campus

View a video of the panel discussion


Tuesday, October 29 & Wednesday, October 30, 2013
 

ACS On Campus
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
UW-Madison Campus

Tuesday, October 29
Science Café
"Climate Change and You: Facts, Challenges, and Responsibilities"
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Rm 1255—DeLuca Forum
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
UW-Madison Campus

View the poster

Please visit the website for location and speaker information as well as additional details.  The event is free, but registration is required in order to attend.  Questions can be sent to acsoncampus@acs.org

Share your thoughts and pictures with the ACS on Campus community on Facebook and Twitter. Give us a shout-out with @ACSonC and use the hashtag #ACSatUMD.


Sunday, October 27, 2013
 

National Chemistry Week Celebration
Phylis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture
Museum of Science
Boston, MA
1:00-5:00 p.m.

Berwick
Students from Berwick Academy in Maine who made the trip to Boston for National Chemistry Week


Monday, October 21, 2013
 

The Heinz Heinemann Memorial Lecture
By Bassam Shakhashiri
"The Rewards and Responsibilities of Freedom"
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
5:30 p.m.

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Watch the video


August 16 - October 1, 2013
 

Chemistry Imagined: Correlations
An exhibition of Vivian Torrence's collages, from her "Chemistry Imagined" project with chemist Roald Hoffmann.

Gallery 1308
Union South
UW-Madison Campus

Opening reception August 18, 6-8 p.m.

View the poster


Thursday, September 26 - Sunday, September 29, 2013
 

Wisconsin Science Festival
Madison, WI

Learn more about this event

Thursday, 9/26
Opening night event with Ira Flatow (more details TBA)
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Watch Ira Flatow's talk

Friday, 9/27
Science Friday with Ira Flatow Live Broadcast
1:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Saturday, 9/28
Science is Fun Presentation with Bassam Shakhashiri, Roald Hoffmann
and Rodney Schreiner
10:00 a.m.
Chemistry Building, Room 1351

View poster of featured events

The Wisconsin Academy will be hosting two festival events:
Science & Society: An Academy Fellow Showcase
The Archaeology of Wisconsin Landscapes

An article on the festival from The Badger Herald

Watch: WPR Presents the 9XM Players in Forbidden Planet Decoded

Watch: Chemistry Imagined: Connecting Art and Science

Watch: The Poisoner's Guide to Life with Deborah Blum


Tuesday, September 17, 2013
 

Wisconsin Public Radio
11:45 a.m.
Larry Meiller Show 
Madison, WI


Various dates in July, 2013
 

Edgewood Summer Camps for Children
Sonderegger Science Center
Edgewood College Campus

Age groups, subjects, dates and registration deadlines vary:
Click here for more information


Saturday, July 6, 2013
 

The Science of Flashes and Bangs
Saturday Science at Discovery
10:30 a.m.
The Forum at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
UW-Madison Campus

View the Flashes and Bangs poster

View the Saturday Science poster: Science of Astrobiology

Read the UW news release

Read the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article

Build your own virtual fireworks display

Flashes and Bangs Flashes and Bangs
Flashes and Bangs  

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
 

Science and Fireworks: Sights and Sounds for Independence Day
With Prof. Mike Leckrone and members of the UW Band
8:00 p.m.
Memorial Union Terrace
UW-Madison Campus

View the poster

Read the UW news release

Build your own virtual fireworks display

Fireworks 2013 Fireworks 2013
Fireworks 2013
Fireworks 2013 Fireworks 2013
With Mike Rauls
With Mike Rauls, Sauk Prairie High School
chemistry teacher and UW Alumni.

Various dates in June, 2013
 

Edgewood Summer Camps for Children
Sonderegger Science Center
Edgewood College Campus

Age groups, subjects, dates and registration deadlines vary:
Click here for more information


Thursday, June 27, 2013
 

Wisconsin Public Radio
11:00 a.m.
Larry Meiller Show 
Madison, WI


Wednesday, April 24, 2013
 

Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences
Stony Brook University
Chemistry Building, Room 412
Stony Brook, New York
1:00-2:20 p.m.

View the poster


Wednesday, April 17 - Sunday, April 21, 2013
 

Live Ideas: The Worlds of Oliver Sacks
New York Live Arts
New York City

Schedule of Events


Monday, April 15, 2013
 

11th Annual Edgewood Family Science Night
Sonderegger Science Center
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI
6:30-8:00 p.m.

View the Flyer

Learn more about science outreach at Edgewood


Saturday, April 6, 2013
 

Science Expeditions 2013
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
UW-Madison Campus

More Information


Tuesday, March 26, 2013
 

Science is Fun Extravaganza Airing on WPT's Wisconsin Channel
2:00 p.m.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013
 

The Center for Complexity & Collective Computation Presents:
The Origin of Life

A Free Evening Public Lecture
Paul Davies, Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, ASU
7:00 p.m.
Deluca Forum
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
UW-Madison Campus

View the poster


Tuesday, March 19, 2013
 

Wisconsin Public Radio
11:00 a.m.
Larry Meiller Show
Madison, WI


Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 

ACS Webinar:
Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences
2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
www.acswebinars.org (No fee, but registration is required)

Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, Commission Chair
President Emeritus, University of Texas

Dr. Jacqueline K. Barton, Commission Member
Professor & Chair of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Cal Tech

Dr. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Moderator
2012 ACS President; Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison

Learn more about the report


Tuesday, February 19, 2013
 

Concert at Chemistry:
Celebrating WISL Fellow Marc Fink's Promotion to Emeritus Professor
12:15 p.m.
Seminar Hall, Room 1315
UW-Madison Chemistry Building

Featuring performances with Marc Vallon and Richard Lottridge, bassoon; Linda Bartley and James Smith, clarinet; Daniel Grabois and Douglas Hill, horn; and students in the oboe and bassoon studios.

View the poster

View the program booklet

The Well-Tempered Ear blog posts about the concert

concert
concert
Marc Fink Rodney, Marc and Bassam

 


Thursday-Saturday, February 14-16, 16 & 16, 2013
 

Darwin Days 2013
The Mating Game: Reproductive Evolution in the Natural World


Saturday & Sunday, February 9 & 10, 16 & 16, 2013
 

The Wonders of Physics and Physics Fair
2103 Chamberlin Hall
UW-Madison Campus

More Information

Online Ticket Form


Thursday, February 7, 2013
 

Chemistry Department Colloquium:
Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences

With Bassam Shakhashiri and William Banholzer
3:30 p.m.
Seminar Hall, Room 1315
UW-Madison Chemistry Building
A reception will follow in the Shain Atrium

View the poster


Thursday, January 24, 2013
 

ACS Webinar
Ignorance: Why Science Shouldn't Start with a Hypothesis
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

More Information


Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2012
 

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
Shows at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. both days

More Information

View the Program


Saturday, September 29, 2012
 

Color: More Than Meets the Eye
Gallery talk and demonstration with chemist Dr. Rodney Schreiner
In conjunction with the Wisconsin Science Festival
James Watrous Gallery
Overture Center for the Arts
4:30 p.m.

Learn more about the ongoing "About Seeing" exhibition


Thursday-Sunday, September 27-30, 2012
 

Wisconsin Science Festival
Various locations around Madison
Festival full program of events

Join us for a Science is Fun Extravaganza, put on by Prof. Shakhashiri as part of the 2012 festival!
Saturday, Sept. 29
10:00 a.m.
1351 Daniels Chemistry Building
View a flyer for this event

Read a Wisconsin People & Ideas article on the festival


Friday, September 21, 2012
 

Tenth Irving Shain Chemistry Colloquium
Thomas J. Meyer
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UNC-Chapel Hill
"Our Energy Future: Science and Technology Challenges of the 21st Century"
1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall), UW-Madison Campus
3:30 p.m.

View the poster


Thursday & Friday, September 20-21, 2012
 

Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through MIT's Male Math Maze
An award-winning hit solo show, written and performed by Gioia De Cari
Mitchell Theatre, Vilas Hall
821 University Avenue
7:30 p.m.

For information on tickets and more, view the poster


Thursday, September 20, 2012
 

McPherson Eye Research Institute 4th Annual
Vision Science & Visual Art Poster and Gallery Session

Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) Atrium
UW-Madison Campus
3:30-5:30 p.m.

Distinguished guest lecture by Christopher Tyler
Head of Brain Imaging
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
HSLC Rm 1335
5:45-6:45 p.m.

View the poster


Sunday, August 19 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
 

244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
Philadelphia, PA

Presidential Symposia and Events


Monday-Friday, July 30 - August 3, 2012
 

ICE Fun with Chemistry Camp:
Fun with Chemistry

More information


Monday-Friday, July 23-27, 2012
 

ICE Fun with Chemistry Camp:
Fun with Forensic Chemistry

More information


Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 2012
 

ICE Fun with Chemistry Camp:
Fun with Chemistry of Superheroes

More information


Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 2012
 

ICE Fun with Chemistry Camp:
Fun with Food Chemistry

More information


Monday, June 25, 2012
 

Science is Fun Summer Extravaganza
Room 1351 Daniels Chemistry Building
UW-Madison Campus
5:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
More information


Wednesday, May 30 - Sunday, June 3, 2012
 

2012 World Science Festival
New York City

More information


Thursday, May 10, 2012
 

The Marvelous Molecules of Marzen, Maibock and Mild: The Beautiful (Bio)Chemistry of Beer
Charles Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Professor of Brewing Science at UC-Davis
12:15 p.m.
Rm 1315 Chemistry
UW-Madison Campus

View the poster


Thursday, May 10, 2012
 

Neil deGrasse Tyson Appearance
Inaugural UW-Madison Senior Day
Memorial Union Terrace
3:00 p.m.

Read a news item about his appearance


Thursday, May 10, 2012
 

Lee Marek and Kid Scientists on Letterman
The Late Show with David Letterman
CBS, 10:35 p.m.


Saturday, May 5, 2012
 

Saturday Science at Discovery
"The Science of Sound" with a special performance by Opera for the Young
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
10 a.m. to Noon

More information


Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2012
 

2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

More information


Friday, April 27, 2012
 

Chemistry Dept. Colloquium: The Analytical Olympics
Caroline K. Hatton, Ph.D.
Former Associate Director, UCLA Olympic Laboratory
3:30
Seminar Hall (Rm 1315 Chemistry)
UW-Madison Campus

More information


Saturday, April 21, 2012
 

Grand Opening Celebration for "Global Warming: Facts and Our Future"
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Monona, WI

This state-of-the-art, interactive exhibit was originally designed by the National Academy of Sciences for the Koshland Museum in Washington, D.C. It's launch here celebrates the opening of a new facility at the nature center, and was made possible by a grant from the Madison Community Foundation.

More information

Read an article about the exhibit


Monday, April 16, 2012
 

Family Science Night
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sonderegger Science Center
Edgewood College

Learn more about the event


Saturday, April 14, 2012
 

10th Annual Science Expeditions
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and other campus locations

View the schedule


Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, 2012
 

Harry Kroto Seminar and Colloquium
Thursday, 3:30 p.m.
Room 1361, UW-Madison Chemistry Building
Chemistry Seminar: Carbon in Nano and Outer Space
View the poster

Friday, 3:30 p.m.
Room 1361, UW-Madison Chemistry Building
Department Colloquium: Science, Lost in Translation?
View the poster


Tuesday, April 10, 2012
 

Eye Research Institute Seminar: Color Science and Theory
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
WIMR Conference Room 3001A
1111 Highland Avenue
UW-Madison

Rodney Schreiner, PhD (Chemistry)
"Color: It's All in Your Head"

Theresa Kelley, PhD (English)
"Material Color in 18th Century Color Theory and Practice"


Tuesday, March 20, 2012
 

Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education
A Public Lecture by Carl Wieman
Policy Associate Director, Science Division
White House Office of Science and Technology
2:00 p.m.
Deluca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Town Center

This special talk will be followed by a public reception.


Monday, March 19, 2012
 

Zooming Out: New Tools for Probing the Historical Record and the Human Genome
A Research Seminar by Erez Lieberman Aiden
Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows and Visiting Faculty at Google
White House Office of Science and Technology
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Union South (Check TITU for more information)
UW-Madison Campus

More information


Thursday, March 15, 2012
 

Technical Studies of Cultural Heritage: The Artist as Alchemist
A talk by Dr. Lynn Brostoff, Library of Congress
12:15 p.m.
Room 1315 Chemistry
UW-Madison Campus


Wednesday, March 14, 2012
 

STEM Education for an Innovative Workforce
Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
12:00 p.m.
More information


Friday, March 2, 2012
 

The George Washington University
Professor Shakhashiri visits the Teaching & Learning Collaborative
Washington, DC

Part I: Enlightenment and the Responsibilities of the Enlightened
Corcoran 101
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Part II: Science is Fun and the Joy of Learning
Monroe 111
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn more about the Teaching & Learning Collaborative


Friday, March 2, 2012
 

"Sustainable Growth" is an Oxymoron
A lecture by Rudy Baum
Editor-In-Chief, Chemical and Engineering News

Airing on Wisconsin Public Television's Wisconsin Channel
4:00 p.m.
Click here to view this program on the web

View the flyer for this event (which originally took place on November 4, 2011)

Read a related article by Ron Seely

Read Rudy Baum's writeup about his visit (C&E News subscription needed)


Saturday, February 18, 2012
 

Fusion Science Theater's "Race to the Glow"
Madison College West Campus, Room 110
302 S. Gammon Road, Madison
Shows are at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Email rsvp@fusionsciencetheater.com to reserve your free tickets!

Visit their website for more information on Fusion Science Theater


Saturday and Sunday, February 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 2012
 

The Wonders of Physics
2103 Chamberlin Hall, UW-Madison Campus
Saturday shows at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm
Sunday shows at 1pm and 4pm

Click here for information on the show

Click here for the ticket form


Friday, January 20, 2012
 

Chemistry Department Concert
All proceeds will be donated to Partners in Giving

Seminar Hall, Rm 1315, Chemistry Building
UW-Madison Campus
4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5

View the poster for more information.


Friday, December 23, 2011
 

The Best of "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri"
Airing on Wisconsin Public Television
4:30 p.m.

Click here for more information and additional showtimes


Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11, 2011
 

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri

More Information

View the Poster

Read UW News item about the show


Monday, November 14, 2011
 

"Sustainable Growth" Is An Oxymoron
A talk by Rudy M. Baum
Editor-In-Chief, Chemical & Engineering News
3:30 p.m.
Seminar Hall (Room 1315 Chemistry)

WATCH THE VIDEO

View the poster

Read a related article by Ron Seely

Read Rudy Baum's writeup about his visit (C&E News subscription needed)

Rudy Baum Talk Rudy Baum Reception Rudy Baum Reception
Bassam introduced Rudy before his talk, and presented him with
a sifting and winnowing plaque.
Rudy speaks with Emeritus Prof. Charles Casey (2004 ACS president),
Prof. Eric Strieter and Prof. Laura Kiessling
(editor in chief of the ACS Chemical Biology journal).

Thursday, September 22 - Sunday, September 25, 2011
 

Wisconsin Science Festival
Madison, WI

Learn more about the event


Wednesday, August 24, 2011
 

The Origins and Significance of the Periodic Table
A talk by Eric Scerri, UCLA Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
11:00 a.m.
9th Floor Lounge, Room 9341 Chemistry
UW-Madison Campus

View the poster


Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29, 2011
 

Fun with Chemistry Camp
At the Fun with Chemistry camp, each day begins with exciting chemistry demonstrations during the general assembly, followed by two hours of laboratory experiments, and a period of group discussion. The daily topics include: the elements; acids and bases; ions and chromatography; metals and alloys; and crystals and polymers.


Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22, 2011
 

Fun with Inventions Camp
In Fun with Inventions Chemistry campers will learn about chemistry and engineering concepts such as heat and temperature, electricity, energy storage, and nanotechnology. They use this new knowledge to create their own inventions and then market them to their peers during presentations the last day of camp. Parents are welcome to attend the presentations.


Saturday, July 2, 2011
Fireworks

Science of Fireworks
Memorial Union Terrace
8:15-9:00 p.m.

View the event flyer

Fireworks show a backdrop for fabulous science lessons (UW News)


Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1 &
Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 2011
 

Fun with Forensics Science Camp
Each day of the Fun with Forensics Science camp participants will gather evidence, learn forensic science techniques, and employ the scientific method to solve mysteries and crimes. Guest speakers from forensic science related careers enhance the program's connection to real-life science.


Wednesday, June 1- Sunday, June 5, 2011
 

World Science Festival
New York City

Tickets on sale beginning April 28, 2011

Visit the event website


Wednesday, May 18 - Saturday, May 21, 2011
 

2011 Science Olympiad
Hosted by UW-Madison

Visit the event website

Visit the national website

From the Cap Times


Saturday, April 30, 2011
 

TWO Science Investigation Shows in ONE HOUR:
"That's the Way the Ball Bounces"
& "The Burning Question"

Studio Theater (Room 206A)
Madison Area Technical College, Truax Campus
3550 Anderson St., Madison

Performances at 10am & 1pm

A donation of $3 for adults and $1 for children is suggested.

Reservations are recommended.  To reserve your seat please email Info@FusionScienceTheater.org or call (608) 561-1649.


Thursday, April 14 - Saturday, April 16, 2011
 

Engineering Expo
UW-Madison Campus

More Information


Wednesday, April 13, 2011
 

"The Many Psychologies of Global Warming"
Weston Roundtable Series with Bill Blakemore of ABC News
2650 Humanities Building
UW-Madison Campus
4:15-5:15 p.m.

More Information


Tuesday, April 12, 2011
 

13th Annual Undergraduate Symposium
Memorial Union
UW-Madison Campus
9:00am - 5:00pm


Saturday, April 2, 2011
 

Science Expeditions

Science and technology come alive at UW-Madison with an exciting day of hands-on Exploration Stations, intriguing Science Spectaculars, and more. All events are free.

More Information


Saturday, March 26- Wednesday, March 30, 2011
 

Science in Theatre: Stage Reading of Foreplay by Carl Djerassi
Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
UW-Madison Campus

This event is part of the UW-Madison Year of the Arts.
More Information


Saturday, February 19, 2011
 

"The Way the Ball Bounces"
A Fusion Science Theater Science Investigation

Madison Children's Museum
100 N. Hamilton St. right off the Capitol Square
10:00-10:30 a.m. & 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Admission to the show is FREE but there is a fee to enter the Children’s Museum.


Saturday, February 12 - Sunday, February 13
& Saturday, February 19 - Sunday, February 20, 2011
 

28th Annual Wonders of Physics
with Prof. Clint Sprott
2103 Chamberlin Hall
1150 University Avenue
UW-Madison Campus

Click here for free tickets


Thursday, February 10 - Saturday, February 12, 2011
 

Darwin Day 2011
An International Celebration of Darwin, Science and Humanity

More Information

View the Poster

UW News Item


Friday, February 4, 2011
 

Chemistry Department Colloquium: Author Deborah Blum
4:00 p.m.
Room 1351 Chemistry
UW-Madison Campus

The Pulitzer Prize-winner and UW Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication professor will discuss her newest book, The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York


Thursday, December 2 - Saturday, December 11, 2010
 

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Grand Opening Events
including the
Science is Fun Extravaganza
Saturday, December 11
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

330 N. Orchard St. at University Ave. and Campus Dr.

More Information

Event Program


Saturday, December 4 & Sunday, December 5, 2010
 

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
Shows at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. both days

More Information

View the program booklet


Saturday, October 23, 2010
 

Younger Chemists Committee Career Symposium
UW Campus
Madison, WI

A thank you from YCC participants


Tuesday, October 12, 2010
 

Community Discussions on Wisconsin's Energy Future
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Dreyfus University Center Laird North, Room 230
UW-Stevens Point

More Information


Sunday, October 10 - Sunday, October 24, 2010
 

USA Science & Engineering Festival
Washington, D.C.

More Information


Tuesday, August 31, 2010
 

Promoting STEM Careers for Girls
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

More Information (downloadable PDF)


Wednesday, August 11, 2010
 

Concert in the Park
Old Sauk Trails Business Park
1200 John Q. Hammons Drive, Madison
Science is Fun Presentation: 6:00 p.m.
Concert: 7:00 p.m.

More Information


Monday, August 2- Friday, August 6, 2010
 

ICE Fun with Food Chemistry Camp

More Information


Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30, 2010
 

ICE Fun with Inventions Camp

More Information


Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16
& Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23, 2010
 

ICE Fun with Chemistry Camps

More Information


Monday, June 21 - Friday, July 9, 2010
 

College for Kids

More Information


Saturday, July 3, 2010
Fireworks

The Science of Fireworks
Memorial Union Terrace
6:00-7:45 p.m.

Join WISL for an evening of fun, learning about the science behind fireworks and then enjoy viewing Rhythm and Booms from across the lake after dark. Featuring Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, Dr. Rodney Schreiner and Prof. Mike Leckrone with the UW Band.


Wednesday, June 2 - Sunday, June 6, 2010
 

World Science Festival

New York City, NY
More Information


Wednesday, May 12, 2010
 

National Lab Day

It's More Than Just a Day!


Sunday, April 25 - Friday, April 30, 2010
 

Digital Salon: Showcasing Digital Arts and Humanities at UW-Madison

Exhibition
College Library's Open Book Cafe

Symposium
Room 460 Memorial Library


Thursday, April 22, 2010
 

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

A program of the American Chemical Society


Monday, April 19, 2010
 

A Conversation with Dava Sobel
The Opportunities, Challenges and Rewards of Science Writing

View the flyer


Saturday, April 17, 2010
 

Isthmus Green Day Event with Author and Environmentalist Bill McKibben

11:00 a.m.
Monona Terrace Convention & Visitor's Center

More information, including other Green Day events


Saturday, April 10, 2010
 

Wisconsin Science Olympiad

Engineering Campus
UW-Madison

More information


Saturday, April 10, 2010
 

Science Expeditions 2010

Microbial Sciences
UW-Madison Campus

More Information


Friday, April 9, 2010
 

Young Scientists of America Outreach

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1220, Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences
UW-Madison Campus

This event precedes the 2009 Wisconsin Science Olympiad on April 10 and is open to Science Olympiad teams competing at the tournament.


Monday, April 5, 2010
 

Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies Speaker Series
Ron Giere, University of Minnesota


"Agent-Centered Science and Science Communication"
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
220 Teacher Education
UW-Madison Campus


Monday, April 5, 2010
 

It Takes More Than Willpower: Helping Americans Eat Well and Watch Their Weight

Noon - 1:00 p.m.
1345 Health Sciences Learning Center
UW-Madison Campus


Saturday, March 27, 2010
 

Badger State Science and Engineering Fair
Marquette University


Tuesday, March 23, 2010
 

From Haiti to Rwanda: Engineering Innovations for Revolutionizing Third World Housing and Infrastructure
Gilson Global Impact Series

5 pm Presentation & discussion
6 pm Networking reception 

Fluno Center for Executive Education
601 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin


Friday, March 5, 2010
 

Science As Story: How I Get Neutrinos and Prions Into the Headlines
Chemistry Department Colloquium with Ron Seely
Science and Environment Reporter, Wisconsin State Journal
3:30 p.m.
Seminar Hall, Room 1315, Chemistry Building
UW-Madison Campus


Saturday, February 13, 2010
 

God Loves Science
First Congregational United Church of Christ
1609 University Ave., Madison

Read the Wisconsin State Journal article


Saturday, February 13, 2010
 

UW-Madison's 5th Annual Darwin Day
Microbial Sciences Building
UW Campus
Events continue throughout the day


Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 2010
 

The Wonders of Physics
2103 Chamberlin Hall
1150 University Avenue

Visit the Wonders of Physics site for more information


Monday, December 28, 2009
 

40th Anniversary Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
Airing on Wisconsin Public Television
1:00 p.m.


Thursday, December 24, 2009
 

40th Anniversary Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
Airing on Wisconsin Public Television
1:00 p.m.


Monday, December 21, 2009
 

40th Anniversary Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
Airing on Wisconsin Public Television
1:00 p.m.


Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6, 2009
 

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri

Photo Gallery
Purchase
DVDs


Saturday, November 21, 2009
 

Science in the Mall

10:00 a.m.
UW Space Place
Villager Shopping Mall
2300 S Park St.
Madison, W
I

Location information can be found here.


Sunday, November 15, 2009
 

Science is Fun Student Public Presentation

1:00 p.m.
Waisman Center
UW-Madison


Thursday, November 5, 2009
 

Science is Fun Student Public Presentation

5:30 p.m.
New Glarus Family Science Night


Wednesday, October 21, 2009
 

Careers in Science:
2009-10 Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar

7:30 p.m.

Francis Auditorium
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA

View the event poster
Read an article about Professor Shakhashiri's visit


Tuesday, October 20, 2009
 

Science is Fun:
2009-10 Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar

8:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Francis Auditorium
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA

View the event poster
Read an article about Professor Shakhashiri's visit

Monday, October 19, 2009
 

Galileo's Daughters

ArtSpring
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

More information can be found on the Galileo's Daughters homepage

Sunday, October 18, 2009
 

National Chemistry Week
Phylis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture

ACS Northeastern Section
Museum of Science
Boston, MA

Saturday, October 17, 2009
 

Galileo's Daughters

Early Music Society of the Islands
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

More information can be found on the Galileo's Daughters homepage

Saturday, October 17, 2009
 

Science is Fun Student Public Presentation

6:30 p.m.
Edgerton Middle School


Saturday, October 17, 2009
 

Science in the Mall

10:00 a.m.
UW Space Place
Villager Shopping Mall
2300 S Park St.
Madison, W
I

Location information can be found here.


Sunday, October 4, 2009
 

Science is Fun Student Public Presentation
McFarland Family Festival

2:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison

Saturday, September 26, 2009
 

Galileo's Daughters

Early Music Now
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

More information can be found on the Galileo's Daughters homepage
Thursday, September 24 - Saturday, September 26, 2009
 

Professor Michael Pollan
John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism
Director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism
University of California-Berkeley

Thursday, September 24
In Defense of Food: The Omnivore's Solution
Kohl Center
7:00 p.m.

(Events featuring Professor Pollan continue through the weekend.)

Pollan's book, "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto," has been selected for UW's Go Big Read Program.

Co-sponsored by the Science, Politics & the Economy Program
of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy
.
For more information on this program, click here.


Saturday, September 19, 2009
 

Science in the Mall

10:00 a.m.
UW Space Place
Villager Shopping Mall
2300 S Park St.
Madison, W
I

Location information can be found here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009
 

Science & Religion in Jewish Thought,
Or, What Maimonides Really Meant

Professor Steven Nadler
William H. Hay II WARF Professor of Philosophy
Seminar Hall (Room 1315 Daniels Chemistry Building)
UW-Madison
7:30 p.m.

More information can be found here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009
 

Concert in the Park

Sauk Trails Plaza
1200 John Q. Hammons Dr.
7:00 p.m.

More information can be found here.

Friday, July 3, 2009
 

Science Friday on NPR

Professor Shakhashiri joined host Ira Flatow, author Theo Gray and other guests to discuss science demonstrations that are safe to try at home, as well as those that should only be performed by the experts.

Sunday, June 28, 2009
Fireworks

The Science of Fireworks

Memorial Union Terrace
UW-Madison
6:30-7:30 p.m.


More information on the science fireworks can be found here.

Click here for a photo from a previous Science of Fireworks presentation and here for a photo from this presentation.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
 

Galileo's Daughters

The American Astronomical Association
Pasadena, C
A

More information can be found on the Galileo's Daughters homepage
Thursday, May 14, 2009
 

Second Annual Oliver Smithies Symposium
"Creation of Life: The old way and the new ..."

1:30 p.m. Dr. Hamilton O. Smith
2:30 p.m. Dr. Clyde A. Hutchison III
3:30 p.m. Dr. Jack W. Szostak

J. Ebling Symposium Center, Room 1220
Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Dr.

Madison, WI

Free and open to the public

To view the poster, click here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009
 

Chemistry Department Open House
Workshops, 'Explosive' Demonstrations and Tours

9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Chemistry Shain Tower (Enter at Johnson and Charter Streets)

UW-Madison

The Department of Chemistry is hosting this open house in conjunction with Alumni Weekend. Included will be many hands-on activities for kids, teens and adults.

A list of workshops can be found here.

For more information, contact Phill Bloedow at 262-1483 or bloedow@chem.wisc.edu.

Monday, May 4, 2009
 

Angels & Demons Lecture Night:
Angels & Demons of the CERN Large Hadron Collider

Professor Wesley Smith
2103 Chamberlin Hall
UW-Madison

Professor Wesley Smith will lecture on the the real science of animatter, the CERN Large Hadron Collider and the excitement of particle physics research.


More information can be found here.

Saturday, April 18, 2009
 

Science in the Mall

10:00 a.m.
UW Space Place
Villager Shopping Mall
2300 S Park St.
Madison, W
I

Location information can be found here.
Thursday, April 16 - Saturday, April 18, 2009
 

Engineering EXPO

Madison, WI

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Science and Islam Today: From Discord to Harmony

Professor Nidhal Guessoum
Department of Physics, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

7:30 p.m.
Room 1800 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive, UW-Madison Campus

More information

Saturday, April 4, 2009
 

Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI
Saturday, April 4, 2009

 

 

Science Expeditions

Noon and 2:00 p.m.
Public Presentations by the Science is Fun crew in the UW Stock Pavillion

Noon to 4 p.m. - Explorations Station in the Microbial Sciences Building and the Biochemistry Addition, both located near the intersection of Linden Dr. and Babcock Dr.

UW-Madison Campus

More information here.


Saturday, March 28, 2009
 

Badger State Science and Engineering Fair (BSSEF)

Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

For information about this and other science fairs
throughout the state click here.

Friday, March 27, 2009
 

Science in the "Obama Era"

Chemistry Department Colloquium Spring 2009
With Professor Neal Lane of Rice University
3:30 p.m.
Seminar Hall - Room 1315 Chemistry
UW-Madison

More information can be found here.

Saturday, March 21, 2009
 

Science in the Mall

10:00 a.m.
UW Space Place
Villager Shopping Mall
2300 S Park St.
Madison, WI

Location information can be found here.

Friday through Sunday, March 13-15, 2009
 

Midwest Jewelers Trade Show

Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Madison, WI

View the event flyer here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009
  Concert at Chemistry
A musical performance by science faculty, students and colleagues.


1:15 p.m.
Chemistry Building, Seminar Hall - Room 1315
1101 University Ave.
Madison, WI

More information

Monday, March 3, 2009
 

Daniel Dennett Lecture
Distinguished Lecture Series

7:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Union Theater, Memorial Union
Madison, WI

Dennett is a prominent American philosopher whose work centers on philosophy of mind, science and biology. He is co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. Dennett is a noted atheist and advocate of the Brights movement, and frequently debates religious advocates in a variety of settings. He is author of Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, arguing for the evolutionary origins of religious belief.


Saturday, February 28, 2009
 

Capital Science & Engineering Fair

University of Wisconsin - Madison campus
Madison, WI

Click here for more information

Saturday, February 21, 2009
 

Science in the Mall

10:00 a.m.
UW Space Place
Villager Shopping Mall
2300 S Park St.
Madison, WI

Location information can be found here.

For a picture from this event demonstrating density click here.


Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8 & 14-15, 2009
 

The Wonders of Physics - 26th Anniversary

1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Saturday
1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Sunday

2103 Chamberlin Hall
1150 University Avenue
UW-Madison

Additional information, including information about tickets can be found at the Wonders of Physics Homepage.


Saturday, February 7, 2009
 

4th Annual Darwin Day

Microbial Sciences
1550 Linden Drive
UW-Madison

Click here for more information

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI

Friday, February 6, 2009
 

Perpetual Motion: Revolutions in 17th Century Science and Music
A multimedia performance that blends past, present, and future

Dava Sobel - storyteller
(author of Longitude, Galileo's Daughter and The Planets)

With Galileo's Daughters:
       Sarah Pillow - soprano
       Mary Anne Ballard - viola da gamba
       with
       Ronn McFarlane - lute, as Vincenzio Galilei

7:30 p.m.
Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space
Lathrop Hall
1050 University Ave.
Madison, WI

Free and open to the public. Limited Seating.

Click here to view the poster of this event.


Monday, February 2, 2009
 

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lecture
Distinguished Lecture Series

As director of the Hayden Planetarium and the new host of the PBS magazine "NOVA Science NOW", Dr. Tyson is one of the most high profile astrophysicists in America. He hopes to use the state-of-the-art Hayden to capture the scientific curiosity of a new generation of young people. His recent books include "One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos", "Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries", and "Origins", the companion book to his acclaimed four-hour miniseries on the PBS program "NOVA".

7:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Union Theater, Memorial Union
Madison, WI


Saturday, January 17, 2009
 

Science in the Mall

10:00 a.m.
UW Space Place
Villager Shopping Mall
2300 S Park St.
Madison, WI

Location information can be found here.

Saturday, December 6th, & Sunday, December 7th, 2008
 

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
The 39th Anniversary Holiday Lecture
Madison, WI


Saturday, November 15, 2008
  Science in the Mall

10:00 a.m.
UW Space Place
Villager Shopping Mall
2300 S Park St.
Madison, WI

Location information can be found here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008
  Darwinism & Intelligent Design
Prof. Elliott Sober

Hans Reichenbach Professor
and William F. Vilas Research Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Wisconsin-Madison

7:30 p.m.
Seminar Hall, Room 1315
Chemistry Building
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1101 University Ave.
Madison, WI

Click here to view the poster of this event.

Monday, November 10, 2008
  Distinguished Lecture Series
Francisco Ayala on the Intersection of Science and Religion

Union Theater
Memorial Union
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI

Sunday, November 9, 2008
  Waisman Center

1:00 p.m.
Waisman Center
1500 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI

Saturday, November 8, 2008
Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI

Saturday, October 18, 2008
  Science in the Mall

10:00 a.m.
UW Space Place
Villager Shopping Mall
2300 S Park St.
Madison, WI

Location information can be found here.

Tuesday, September 30 - Sunday, November 16, 2008
  The Underwater Noise of Rain
An exhibition that studies how we seek narrative sense through scientific visualization

James Watrous Gallery
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters
201 State Street
Madison, WI

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI


Saturday, September 20, 2008
  Science in the Mall

10:00 a.m.
UW Space Place
Villager Shopping Mall
2300 S Park St.
Madison, WI

Location information can be found here.

Friday, September 19 to Saturday, October 18, 2008
 

TABOOS
A Science in Theater play by Carl Djerassi

SoHo Playhouse
New York City

An article about the premiere can be found here.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Fireworks

Concert in the Park

7:00 p.m.
Sauk Trails Plaza
1200 John Q. Hammons Dr.
Madison, WI

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's free program with oboist Naomi Bensdorf. The evening will include an instrument "petting zoo" and science experiments by Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Dr. Rod Schreiner for kids prior to concert. Post-concert fireworks.


Monday, April 14, 2008
  Wisconsin Covenant Day
UW-Madison

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Science in the Mall

Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI

Click here for photos from this event


Saturday, April 5, 2008
Science Expeditions
UW-Madison

Saturday & Sunday, February 9-10 & 16-17, 2008
 

Wonders of Physics
25th Anniversary
 
2103 Chamberlin Hall
1150 University Ave.
UW-Madison

Click here for more information. for presentation times and event details


Saturday, February 9, 2008
 

Darwin Day 2008

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ebling Symposium Center
Microbial Sciences Building
1215 W. Dayton St.
UW-Madison

1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weeks Hall First Floor & Geology Museum
Geology Building
1550 Linden Dr.
UW-Madison


Thursday, February 7, 2008
 

Drawing Attention to Nano:
Fantastic Realism and Other Modes of Visual Impression Management in Nanotechnology

Michael Lynch
Professor, Science and Technology Studies
Cornell University

5:30 p.m.
Chazen Museum of Art
800 University Ave.
UW-Madison


Wednesday, January 30, 2008
 

75th Anniversary of the Saga of Warfarin
Tom Link and Dave Nelson

7:00 p.m.
Biotechnology Center
1360 Genetics
425-G Henry Mall
UW-Madison

Click here to view a campus map.


Saturday, January 26, 2008
Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
 

Forgotten Genius:
Percy Julian and the Neglected Science of Chemistry

Stephen Lyons, Moreno/Lyons Productions, Boston producer of the NOVA documentary Forgotten Genius

4:00 p.m.
Seminar Hall
1315 Chemistry Building
1101 University Ave.
UW-Madison

Click here for event poster


Monday, January 14 - Saturday, February 16, 2008
 

The Scientist's Eye: Dialogues between Art & Science

Chazen Museum of Art
800 University Avenue
UW-Madison


Wednesday, September 27, 2006
 

From Biology to Ethics: The Biological Roots of Morality

Francisco J. Ayala, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, and Professor of Philosophy - University of California, Irvine

7:30 p.m.
1800 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Dr.
UW-Madison Campus

Click here for event poster


Tuesday, September 26, 2006
 

Darwin's Most Significant Discovery: Design Without Designer

Francisco J. Ayala, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, and Professor of Philosophy - University of California, Irvine

7:30 p.m.
1800 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Dr.
UW-Madison Campus

Click here for event poster


Saturday
& Sunday, March 17 & 18, 2006

 

Science is Fun at Kids Expo

Professor Shakhashiri and the Science is Fun crew will be presenting demonstrations twice a day at this year's Kids Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.


Thursday, February 23, 2006

 

Ironing out the Blues: A Spectrum of Ferric Fantasies

Related to "The Color of Iron"
Dr. Mike Ware, University of Manchester

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Lower Level, L140
Chazen Museum of Art
800 University Ave.
UW-Madison Campus


Thursday, February 23, 2006

 

Playing With Food: Three Centuries of Science in the Kitchen
Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking and The Curious Cook

7:30 p.m.
1800 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Dr.
UW-Madison Campus

Click here to view a poster for the event

Presented in conjunction with the Center for the Humanities and the College of Engineering

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
 

Cooking Philosophies: A Chefs' Debate
A roundtable discussion with Harold McGee, noted author and science writer, and Madison chefs Tory Miller (L'Etoile Rastaurant) and Tami Lax (Harvest Restaurant).

Moderated by Madison writer and restaurant critic Raphael Kadushin.

7:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Historical Society Atrium
816 State Street

Madison, WI

Presented in conjunction with the Center for the Humanities.


Saturday, February 11, 2006

 

Darwin's Day: Evolution, and the Evidence for It, Gets an Airing

Just in time for Charles Darwin's 197th birthday, an eminent group of UW-Madison faculty have joined forces to make the case for the iconographic scientist and what they consider to be biology's prevailing central idea. The evidence will be presented at Darwin Day, a day-long public symposium on the UW-Madison campus.

9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Room B10, Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
UW-Madison Campus

Click here to read the full press release


Sunday, October 30, 2005
 

Brightest Mars Viewing This Year

Mars will be bigger and brighter than any other time this year. It will be directly opposite the sun in our sky (what astronomers call "opposition") on the 7th of November. Mars observing will be great for nearly a month on either side of these dates.


September 14, 18, 23 & 28, 2005
 

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Lectures

In conjunction with the new exhibition Starry Transit at the Washburn Observatory, MMoCA is presenting informal lectures to provide an opportunity to share ideas about the exhibition.

Wednesday, September 14
6:30 p.m.
Timothy Moermand, Professor Emeritus, UW-Madison Department of Zoology on bird behavior and migration.

Sunday, September 18
1:00 p.m.
Archaeologist Dr. Robert Birmingham, on migratory bird symbolism in ancient Madison-area effigy mounds, including one located next to Washburn Observatory. Please note that the talk will take place outdoors; participants will gather at Washburn Observatory, then walk to the mound.

Friday, September 23
6:30 p.m.
Jill Casid, Assistant Professor, UW-Madison Department of Art History, on Romancing the Instrument: Glowacki's Starry Transit and the History of Scientific Technologies.

Wednesday, September 28
6:30 p.m.
Martha Glowacki, Artist and Co-director, James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, on her installation.
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Unless otherwise noted, all lectures take place at:
Washburn Observatory
1401 Observatory Drive



Saturday, April 30, 2005
Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI

Thursday, April 28, 2005

World Year of Physics/Einstein Year Concert

Jack Liebeck, violin
Inon Barnatan, piano

8:00 p.m.
Mills Concert Hall, Humanities Building
UW-Madison Campus

Sponsored by the UW-Madison Physics Department

The year 2005 is the centennial of Albert Einstein's publication of three of the most important discoveries of 20th Century science: the special theory of relativity, the quantum theoretical explanation of the photoelectric effect, and a molecular interpretation of Brownian movement. World-wide celebrations of the centennial include not only the sciences, but visual arts and music as well. Young British violinist Jack Liebeck and Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan bring their musical offerings to Madison. The concert is free and open to the public.


Monday, April 25, 2005

Chemistry & Ceramics: Shared Ground, Common Fire

5:30 p.m.
Elvehjem Museum of Art
800 University Ave.
Madison, WI

Featuring Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann, the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters and of Chemistry at Cornell University.
Dr. Hoffmann is a chemist and writer of poetry, nonfiction, and plays.


Saturday, April 9, 2005

Celebrating Women of Science

9:00 a.m. to Noon
Distinguished researchers from the UW-Madison describe their work.

1:00 to 3:30 pm. 
Thought-provoking hands-on activities for college, high-school, and middle-school students and their families.


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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Photography's Golden Legend: Science Meets Art in Chrysotype

Slide-lecture by Mike Ware
Honorary fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester (UK)

5:30 p.m.
Elvehjem Museum of Art, Room L140
800 University Ave.
Madison, WI

Since prehistory gold has embellished some of our finest jewelry, paintings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, ceramics, and glass. In contrast, photographic printing has been dominated by silver and, for a brief episode, by platinum. Although a gold-printing process was proposed in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, who dubbed it chrysotype, technical difficulties and expense barred its use. But modern chemistry has enabled the economic making of photographic prints in nanoparticle gold; essentially the same superb pigment known to ceramicists and alchemists since the Renaissance as Purple of Cassius. The New Chrysotype process promises to offer a novel, beautiful, and enduring medium of practice for artist-photographers who hand-make their own prints.

Co-sponsored by the Elvehjem Museum of Art and the UW Madison Geology Museum.


Tuesday, March 29, 2005
 

Bright Earth: A Look at the Use of Color in Wester Art
Through the Eyes of a Scientist

Philip Ball, Author of Bright Earth

7:30 p.m.
1800 Engineering Hall
UW-Madison Campus

Click here for an abstract of Philip Ball's talk.
Click here for color poster announcement of Philip Ball's talk.

Click here to visit his Web site.

Presented in partnership with the Center for the Humanities, and the College of Engineering.


Monday, March 14 - Saturday, April 30, 2005

Her Lab in Your Life: Women in Chemistry

Presented by the WISL in the New Chemistry Building Atrium

Women in Chemistry is a traveling exhibition that showcases women chemists who have helped create our modern world and their historic contributions to science and technology. From the action of atoms to the substance of stars, these women have given us new visions of the material world and our place in it. The traveling exhibition encourages young women to explore possible careers in chemistry by presenting the rich history of women chemists and their contributions to everyday life.


February 13, 19 & 20, 2005

The Wonders of Physics
Clint Sprott, Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin Madison.

1:00 & 4:00 p.m. Each Day
1300 Sterling Hall
475 North Charter St.
Madison, WI

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Saturday, January 22, 2005
Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI

Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6,
2004

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
Prof. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri

For over 30 years, this science-oriented entertainment has played to packed houses at such varied locations as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, and Boston's Museum of Science, and it has been televised by stations across the country.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI


Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Conversations on Creativity
William Farlow
Associate Professor of Music and Opera Director, UW-Madison

7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Meeting House
900 University Bay Dr.
Madison, WI

Explore the nature of creativity in the complicated group dynamics of the opera with UW Opera Director William Farlow. With over 200 productions to his credit, and a long career that has taken him to Scotland, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the United States, Farlow has directed productions for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, and the Canadian Opera. He has worked with such artists as Placido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Carlo Maria Giulini, and painter/set designer David Hockney. As a singer, he has performed major roles in canonical operas, as well as principal roles in nine Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. In addition to his duties as opera director, he teaches voice and stage direction. Professor Farlow earned his Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition from the University of Texas at El Paso and his MM in Opera from the University of Texas at Austin.


Saturday, October 9, 2004
Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI

Friday, October 8, 2004

Carl Djerassi and Diane Middlebrook in Conversation

7:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium
Library Mall
UW-Madison Campus

UW-Madison alumnus Carl Djerassi and his wife Diane Middlebrook can respectively claim responsibility for a dizzying range of accomplishments, including the birth control pill, plays, and biographies such as the tale of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes retold in Middlebrook's recent best-seller Her Husband (Viking, 2003). As a part of the 2004 Wisconsin Book Festival, this fascinating couple join for a conversation about science, literature, and art.

Presented in partnership with the Center for the Humanities.


Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Conversations on Creativity

Ronald L. Numbers
Hilldale & William Coleman Professor of the History of Science,
UW-Madison


7:00 p.m.
Gates of Heaven Synagogue
James Madison Park
E. Gorham and Butler St.
Madison, WI
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In the context of one of the oldest synagogues in North America, Ron Numbers will discuss the role of creativity in the formation of a science independent of religion. Professor Numbers teaches and writes about the history of science, medicine, and religion in America. He is currently writing a one-volume history of science in America since European settlement, and with colleague David Lindberg, he recently completed editorial work on the eight-volume Cambridge History of Science (Cambridge University Press, 2003). His numerous additional works include The Creationists (Knopf, 1992), Darwinism Comes to America (Harvard University Press, 1998), and Disseminating Darwinism: The Role of Place, Race, Religion, and Gender (Cambridge University Press, 1999).


Sunday, August 22, 2004

President's Cultural Event: Science, the Arts, and the Humanities:
American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting


2:00-5:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott
Liberty Ballroom
Philadelphia, PA

Professor Shakhashiri has organized a special presidential event at the American Chemical Society national meeting August 22nd, designed to combine science, the arts, and the humanities. Notable scientists and authors explained how they use theater, poetry, photography and other tools to communicate science to the public.

Click here to view the poster of this event.


Friday, May 21 & Saturday, May 22, 2004

Hyuk Yu Symposium

Colleague, mentor, and friend, Hyuk Yu, retired after 36 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in January 2004. In honor of this occasion, the department of Chemistry has organized a symposium celebrating his years of research and teaching. The symposium will include 21 invited talks, and accompanying the symposium will be a banquet and a picnic.


Monday, May 3, 2004
 

Dramatic Reading: "Comet Hunter"

7:00-9:30 p.m.
Hemsley Theater
Vilas Hall
UW-Madison Campus

Madison Repertory Theatre and Theater Department actors read from a play, by Chiori Miyagawa, about the life and career of astronomer Caroline Herschel. Panel discussion with playwright follows.


Wednesday, April 14, 2004
  Carving Crazy Horse:
The Art and Engineering of Blasting Massive
Rock Monuments


Civil Engineering Professor Charles H. Dowding
Northwestern University

Saturday, April 3, 2004
Science Expeditions

Science Expeditions is a month-long series of science outreach events on Campus for the general public.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2004
 

Conversations on Creativity

Stanley Kutler
Professor of History Emeritus, UW-Madison

History Channeled

7:00 p.m.
Madison Public Library Sequoya Branch
513 S. Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI

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Saturday, March 27, 2004
Science in the Mall

2:00 p.m.
Hilldale Shopping Mall
702 N Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
  Distiguished Lecture Series

Jared Diamond
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the best-seller "Guns, Germs and Steel"

7:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Union Theater
Memorial Union
UW-Madison Campus

Saturday, March 20, 2004
  Vernal Equinox

12:49 CST

Click here for more information.

Click here for information from the June 22, 1999 Larry Meiller Show.


Thursday, March 11, 2004

 

The Science of Optics; The History of Art

Charles Falco Optical Sciences University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

3:30 p.m.
Coffee & Cookies

4:00 p.m.
Seminar

1800 Engineering Hall
UW-Madison Campus

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Tuesday, March 9, 2004

  Conversations on Creativity

Charles Casey
Professor of Chemistry, UW-Madison College of Letters and Science

Creativity in Chemistry
7:00 p.m.
Madison Public Library Ashman Branch
733 N. High Point Rd.
Madison, WI

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
 

Conversations on Creativity

Henry Turner

7:00 p.m.
Madison Public Library Pinney Branch
204 Cottage Grove Rd.
Madison, WI

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Thursday, February 19, 2004
  Searching For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Frank Drake
Emeritus Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of California-Santa Cruz
A former director of the Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico

7:30 p.m.
Seminar Hall
Room 1315 Chemistry
UW-Madison Campus

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004
 

Wisconsin Spring Primary and Presidential Preference Election

J
ohn Powell, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Senior Editor

8:00 p.m.
On all Wisconsin Public Radio Stations

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Friday, February 13, 2004
  It's All About Oxygen on NPR's Science Friday

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CST
Live from the Annual Meeting
of the American Association for Advancement of Science
Seattle, WA


February 8, 14 & 15, 2004

 

The Wonders of Physics

Clint Sprott, Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin Madison

1:00 & 4:00 p.m. Each Day
1300 Sterling Hall
475 North Charter St.
Madison, WI

Click here for more information.


Tuesday, December 9, 2003
 

Conversations on Creativity

Richard Burgess
Professor of Oncology, UW-Madison Medical School

7:00 p.m.
Madison Public Library Ashman Branch
733 N. High Point Rd
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Madison, WI

Monday, November 17, 2003
  Dava Sobel

7:30 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center
UW-Madison

Co-sponsored by the WISL

Thursday, October 23, 2003
  Writing Science

Deborah Blum,
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Moderator)
Antonio Damasio, University of Iowa
Alan Lightman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sherwin Nuland, Yale University

7:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium
UW-Madison Campus
Friday, September 26, 2003
  The Metaphorical Origins of Scientific and Artistic Creativity
Department of Chemistry Colloquium

Theodore L. Brown
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

3:45 p.m.
Seminar Hall, Room 1315
Chemistry Building
UW-Madison Campus
(Refreshments at 3:15 pm in the Atrium of the Chemistry Building)

Click here for more information.
Co-sponsored by the WISL

Tuesday, September 23, 2003
  Conversations on Creativity

Li Chiao-Ping
Professor of Dance

7:00 p.m.
Madison Public Library Central Branch
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI

Saturday, March 29, 2003
 

Oxygen Symposium

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Chemistry Department, Room 1351
Chemistry Building
UW-Madison Campus

Click here for more information.
Sponsored by the WISL


Friday, March 28, 2003
 

American Premiere Reading of "NO"
Reading by Carl Djerassi, Laura Kiessling and Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
Authored by Carl Djerassi and Pierre Laszlo

11:00 to 11:50 a.m.
Chemistry Department, Room 1351
Chemistry Building
UW-Madison Campus

Click here for more information.
Sponsored by the WISL

 

 

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