Emeritus Faculty Lectures: Eloquence and Eminence
Celebrating 22 years of award-winning lectures by retired University of Wisconsin faculty known for their teaching excellence and scholarship.
The 2015-2016 season is proudly sponsored by UW-Madison Continuing Studies, the Institute on Aging, and the Anonymous Committee. This lecture series is free and open to the public, with no registration required. The lectures are held Sunday afternoons 2-3pm in the Pyle Center and are followed by refreshments.
At a glance
What: Award-winning series of lectures by retired University of Wisconsin faculty known for their teaching excellence
When: Sundays 2-3pm (see below for schedule)
Cost: Free, open to the public, no registration required
Where: The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI (map)
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Sept 27, 2015
Is Gandhi relevant today?
Joseph Elder, Sociology
Joseph Elder, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Languages and Cultures of Asia, and Integrated Liberal Studies, has earned a global reputation in international relations. At the UW-Madison, he spent over a half century providing extraordinary teaching, service, and research. Professor Elder trained students to study abroad in India and Nepal, produced numerous documentaries about South Asia, taught classes about Gandhi, and served as a mediator in times of crisis.
Oct 15, 2015
U.S.-China relations: Less confrontation, more cooperation
Charles Irish, Law School
Charles Irish is the Volkman-Bascom Professor of Law Emeritus and Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Center Emeritus. Over the course of his career, Professor Irish traveled to about 80 countries and did extensive advisory work on tax reform and trade policy for governments in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Professor Irish's research interests focus on international taxation, trade policies, and U.S. laws affecting international business.
March 20, 2016
How do we build a more just and sustainable community?
Boyd Rossing, Human Ecology
Boyd Rossing, an emeritus professor of interdisciplinary studies in the School of Human Ecology, helped create Family Voices, an award-winning partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County encouraging African-American families to make culturally relevant improvements in their neighborhoods. Throughout his career at UW-Madison, Professor Rossing pioneered ways to create interactive and innovative collaborations between campus and community, bridging the gap between classroom theory and life-changing practices.
April 24, 2016
Inequities in women’s health
Gloria Sarto, M.D. School of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Gloria Sarto, who holds both a PhD and MD, is Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Medical School. Dr. Sarto has played a critical role in bringing awareness to women’s health issues on a national level, including helping to set up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health. Throughout her professional career Dr. Sarto championed the health of women in innumerable ways—as a practicing physician, department chair, and national voice for women’s health.
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