Upcoming events

    • January 17, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Oakwood West University Woods, 6209 Mineral Point Rd.

     

    Hurricanes, WIldfires, 

    Climate Change

    ?....Cause & Effect....?

     


    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests. 

    Registration is not required.


    Learn about:

    • The science behind our changing weather and climate.
    • The causes of global warming and climate change.
    • Local, national and global impacts and effects of climate change.
    • Being part of the Solution

    About Bob Lindmeier:

    27 Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Bob has 30 years of experience in forecasting Wisconsin's weather and has the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Seal of Approval.

    In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Bob's forecasts were rated MOST ACCURATE in Southern Wisconsin by WeatheRate, an independent weather forecast verification company.

    In his free time, Bob enjoys playing basketball and golf. He also lends his time and talents to community events, and often can be found at local schools talking with children about, what else, the weather.

    Bob Lindmeier is an active member of Citizens' Climate Lobby a nonprofit, nonpartisan, volunteer driven organization with a positive solution to address climate change.  See local chapter website madisonccl.info.


    About this lecture:

    “Climate change is a subject that The American Meteorological Society really pushes our television broadcasters to communicate about,” Lindmeier said. “I’m fortunate to have a management that is supportive of me going on air and talking about climate change.”

    “They want me to keep it relative to events that have recently occurred,” Lindmeier continued. “I have to be very careful when we have an extreme weather event to not immediately attribute that to climate change because we don’t know what percentage of climate change is affecting that particular extreme event. What we can say is this is an example of an extreme event that we’re seeing increase in frequency.”

    Climate Central is one of Lindmeier’s most important tools for climate education. “This is a website that’s run by meteorologists, by researchers, all peer reviewed. Anything that I pull out of this website to show on air, I’m confident that it is the real science.”

    Lindmeier likes to show how climate change impacts Madison and Wisconsin. When he shows Climate Central graphics about how climate change has already impacted temperatures or weather events locally, it resonates more with his audience than news about polar bears or world events.  

    Lindmeier also emphasized it’s important and effective to talk to family and friends about climate change. Hopefully with the information you’ve learned here today, you can have more informed conversations about climate and weather, and continue to build political will for climate action.  


    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6205 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods outdoors & underground. 

    To access underground parking:

    • Enter at the stoplight on Mineral Point Rd.; take the left fork & go to the SECOND driveway on the right.  Look for the sign indicating parking. 
    • Press the button located next to the garage door to speak to attendant; say you are there for a PLATO Lecture.
    • Park in any available Visitor space.

    Lecture Questions? Contact Carrol Schiller at:http://www.ca.s@tds.net

     

     

       


    • February 14, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village, West, Art Center/Auditorium

    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and guests. 

    Registration is not required.


    Victorian's Secrets:

    The Revealing History of Women's

     Underwear

    by Leslie Bellais, 

    Curator of Social History

    Wisconsin Historical Society 









    Victorians' Secrets: The Revealing History of Women's Underwear

    The huge skirts! The small waists!  How did Victorian women manage to create these fashionable looks?  With underwear, of course.

    Throughout the 19th century, women were constantly reshaping their bodies to ever-changing ideals using corsets, hoops, and bustles.  Join Leslie Bellais, Curator of Social History at the Wisconsin Historical Society, to take a peak under the dresses of fashionable Victorian ladies, look at the layers of underwear needed to create the ideal silhouette, and explore how these undergarments reflected societal values. Ms. Bellais will also bring examples from the collection and reproduction bustles for audience members to model.


    About the Speaker: Leslie Bellais

    Leslie Bellais is the Curator of Social History at the Wisconsin Historical Museum and concentrates on her special love - clothing and textiles.  She joined the WI. Historical Museum in 1990. Bellais’ experience includes a degree in historic preservation from Mary Washington College, an apprenticeship at Colonial Williamsburg and work as a curator at the Hershey Museum of American Life.

     

    Lecture Location and Parking Information:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6205 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods outdoors & underground. 

    To access underground parking:

    • Enter at the stoplight on Mineral Point Rd.; take the left fork & go to the SECOND driveway on the right.  Look for the sign indicating parking. 
    • Press the button located next to the garage door to speak to attendant; say you are there for a PLATO Lecture.
    • Park in any available Visitor space.

    Lecture Questions? Contact Aleta Murray at: a-murray@sbcglobal.net

     

     

       


    • February 16, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

    Global Hot Spots Series

    Dig in to today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.

    Global Hot Spots talks are held on Fridays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the UW’s top experts!

    Upcoming Events

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    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization), and the UW-Madison International Division.Lunch is not provided with your registration, but you can make areservation to eat lunch at the Fluno Center by calling 608-441-7117. 

    Questions? Contact Kristina Zignego at 608-308-5415.




       

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • March 07, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village, West, Art Center/Auditorium

    CLEARING COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ISLAM & CURRENT COMMUNITY CHALLENGES

    A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Masood Akhtar


    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests. 

    Registration is not required.


    The Program will be a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Masood Akhtar.  The speakers and their topics are:

    First one hour to cover:

    • Women’s Rights -Sarah Schlosser
    • Sharia, Jihad & Terrorism - Sheikh Alhagie Jallow
    • Current Community Challenges - Masood Akhtar
    • Muslim World Experience -John Vaudreuil (former U.S. Attorney for Western Wisconsin)  

     Second hour:  Q&A  


    About The Panelists:

    Masood Akhtar:

    Masood Akhtar is an Indian-born proud American Muslim entrepreneur and an Activist.  Living in Madison for over 30 years, he is actively involved in numerous projects.  To address the environment of Islamophobia and fear during the recent Presidential campaign, he spent significant amount of time addressing this issue in cooperation with leaders from the Madison Muslim Community, law enforcement officers, elected officials, local media and the general public.

    Imam Alhagie Jallow

    Imam Alhagie Jallow was born in Mbollet, Gambia in 1987.  After completing his primary studies, he traveled to Diourbel, Senegal where he completed the memorization of the Qur'an.  Upon returning to Gambia, he taught Qur'an while completing his secondary education and received a scholarship to study at the Islamic University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Alhagie graduated with a degree in Shari'ah and learned from some of the foremost Islamic scholars of our age.  Alhagie is the Imam of the Masjid Us-Sunnah in Madison since 2009.  He leads prayers, conducts lectures, organizes Islamic education  classes for children.

    Sarah Schlosser 

    Sarah Schlosser was born in Iowa and raised in Nebraska.  She spent most of her life in the Midwest and raised in a Presbyterian home attending church weekly but drifted away from her religious practice during her young adult life.  Sarah has always been searching for the truth that supported her unwavering belief in God.  Islam came to her from two directions - the ever present media feed about the terror of ISIS and the kind generosity of Muslims in Tanzania and Kazakhstan.  As she "explored these contradictions, she unlocked what had been inside of her and converted to Islam in 2016. 

    John W. Vaudreuil

    John W. Vaudreuil is recently retired United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. He was an Assistant United States Attorney in the district since January 1980 As US Attorney, Vaudreuil led an office committed to the fair and equal enforcement of federal law, including civil rights laws, both in civil and criminal cases.  As the chief federal law enforcement officer, Vaudreuil has also tirelessly worked to build relationships of trust and understanding with communities that might be targets of civil rights crimes.

    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6205 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods outdoors & underground. 

    To access underground parking:

    • Enter at the stoplight on Mineral Point Rd.; take the left fork & go to the SECOND driveway on the right.  Look for the sign indicating parking. 
    • Press the button located next to the garage door to speak to attendant; say you are there for a PLATO Lecture.
    • Park in any available Visitor space.

    Lecture Questions? Contact Mike Di Iorio at: mdiiorio1234@gmail.com or (608) 257-9164.

     

     

       


    • March 23, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

    Global Hot Spots Series

    Dig in to today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.

    Global Hot Spots talks are held on Fridays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the UW’s top experts!

    Upcoming Events

    No events found. See full event calendar.

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization), and the UW-Madison International Division.Lunch is not provided with your registration, but you can make areservation to eat lunch at the Fluno Center by calling 608-441-7117. 

    Questions? Contact Kristina Zignego at 608-308-5415.




       

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • April 27, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

    Global Hot Spots Series

    Dig in to today’s hottest issues with UW faculty experts for thought-provoking discussions about what’s happening in the world — from politics, global health, and economics to human rights, the environment, and more.

    Global Hot Spots talks are held on Fridays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the UW’s top experts!

    Upcoming Events

    No events found. See full event calendar.

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is cosponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization), and the UW-Madison International Division.Lunch is not provided with your registration, but you can make areservation to eat lunch at the Fluno Center by calling 608-441-7117. 

    Questions? Contact Kristina Zignego at 608-308-5415.




       

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

    Global Hot Spots Collection

    Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

    The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

    - See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf
    • July 01, 2018
    • Various Locations


    PLATO Lecture Series



    All lectures are FREE to PLATO members and their guests. 

    Registration is not required.


    The Special Events Committee has organized a series of lectures on various topics for 2018.  The following lectures are currently being organized and additional information will be posted here, as it becomes available.  


    "Hurricanes, Wildfires and Climate Change ...  Cause or Effect???"

    Speaker: Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier

    Date: January 17, 2018

    Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Loc:    Oakwood Village, West, University Woods

    Coord: Carrol Schiller


    "Victorian's Secrets: The Revealing History of Women's Underwear" 

    Speaker: Leslie Bellais, Curator of Social History

    Wisconsin Historical Society 

    Date: February 14, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:    Oakwood Village, West, Art Center/Auditorium

    Coord: Aleta Murray


    "Program for Black History Month: Reducing Prejudice" 

    Speaker:  

    Date: February 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:    Oakwood Village, West, Art Center/Auditorium

    Coord: Roger Backes


    "Clearing Common Misconceptions about ISLAM and Current

      Community Challenges."

    Speakers: 

    • Women's Rights - Sarah Schlosser
    • Sharia Law, Jihad & Terrorism - Sheikh Alhagie Jallow
    • Current Community Challenges - Masood Akhtar
    • Muslim World Experiences - John Vaudreuil (former U.S. Attorney of Western Wisconsin.)

    Date: March 7, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:    Oakwood Village, West, University Wood

    Coord: Mike Di Iorio


    "Patrick Marsh: A Look at its Past and Future"

    Speakers: 

    • Tony Abate of Groundswell Conservancy - Moderator

    Date: March 17, 2018

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Loc:    Sun Prairie Library, Sun Prairie, WI

    Coord: Mike Di Iorio, Bill Eisinger


    "Understanding Community Programs: Supporting families across the generations."

    Speakers: 

    Date: April or May, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:   Oakwood Village, West, University Wood

    Coord: 


    "Understanding Community Programs: Importance of early childhood learning opportunities."

    Speakers: 

    Date: April or May, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:   Oakwood Village, West, University Wood

    Coord: 


    "Veteran's Program"

    Speakers: 

    Date: May, 2018

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Loc:   Veteran's Museum, 30 W. Mifflin St, Madison, WI


Past events

December 10, 2017 Moving Past Hate
November 15, 2017 “We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War”
October 27, 2017 Forest Hill Cemetery: A Walk Through Madison History
October 18, 2017 PLATO's 30th Anniversary
October 10, 2017 Fall Walk in Lakeshore Nature Preserve
October 05, 2017 Volunteer Cafe
September 29, 2017 A Fall Walk in Donald Park
September 20, 2017 PLATO Fall Course Preview
September 13, 2017 BOOST YOUR BRAIN HEALTH: Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia
September 13, 2017 Bascom Hill History Tour
August 30, 2017 A Walk Along Koshkonong Creek in CamRock County Park
August 29, 2017 PLATO Night in Sun Prairie
August 14, 2017 A Morning Walk at Cherokee Marsh
July 24, 2017 An Evening Walk at Pope Farm Conservancy
July 12, 2017 Walk Lake Shore Preserve
June 30, 2017 A Walk in Donald Park
June 12, 2017 A Walk in Lodi Marsh State Wildlife Area
June 02, 2017 Walk Pheasant Branch Conservancy
June 02, 2017 Walking the Parks and Trails of Dane County
May 17, 2017 Walk Lake Farm Park - Prior to Annual Meeting
May 05, 2017 Walk Wilkie Gorge of the Cross Plains National Scientific Reserve
April 12, 2017 WISCONSIN'S ADOPTED SONS: CONSERVATIONISTS JOHN MUIR & ALDO LEOPOLD
March 30, 2017 Campus Tour: Institutes of Discovery and Geology Museum
March 10, 2017 Global Hotspots: International Implications of Brexit in the EU and around the World
February 15, 2017 PLATO Spring Course Preview
February 10, 2017 Global Hotspots: "Is Civic Culture Dead? A Comparative Analysis of the United States, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil"
February 03, 2017 The use of Immunotherapy & Stem Cell Transplant Therapies to Treat Cancer
January 23, 2017 Long Term Care: Planning for My Future Needs
January 18, 2017 Going for Wisconsin Gold; Stories of Our State Olympians
November 16, 2016 WRAP UP of DIVERSITY COMMITTEE'S PLATO BIG READ PROJECT: EVICTED
November 11, 2016 Global Hot Spots: “Shakespeare around the World: Caliban’s Land Ethic in The Tempest”
November 09, 2016 Tour and Lunch at the New MatC Culinary Arts Facility
November 05, 2016 Lunch Prior to Encore Viewing of "An Evening with Evicted Author Matthew Desmond"
November 05, 2016 Added Events to Enrich Your Big Read Experience
November 03, 2016 Health and Resource Fair
November 02, 2016 WARF: The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation: Investing in Research, Making a Difference for 90 Years+
October 07, 2016 Global Hot Spots: “Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Ideological Hot Spots in a Polarized America”
October 04, 2016 Fitting the Pieces Together with Medicare
October 03, 2016 Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)
September 21, 2016 THE PLATO DIVERSITY COMMITTEE'S BIG READ PROJECT: EVICTED
September 21, 2016 PLATO Fall Course Preview
September 20, 2016 Olbrich Gardens Daytime Stroll
September 16, 2016 Global Hot Spots: “Fighting Zika and Other Emerging Viruses”
August 16, 2016 A Walk in Indian Lake County Park
July 20, 2016 Walk the Gardens at EPIC Systems with Jeff Epping
July 08, 2016 A Walk Along Table Bluff in Cross Plains
June 28, 2016 A Walk in Cherokee Marsh
June 17, 2016 A Walk Through the Brooklyn State Wildlife Area
May 25, 2016 Forest Hill Cemetery: A Walk Through Madison History
May 20, 2016 University Senior Guest Auditor Workshop
May 12, 2016 A Walk Along the Madison Segment of the Ice Age Trail
May 10, 2016 End of Life Preparedness Lecture (Part II)
May 03, 2016 End of Life Preparedness Lecture (Part I of II)
April 26, 2016 Owning Your Future: Resources to Assist as we Age
April 22, 2016 Global Hot Spots: Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Countries
April 07, 2016 Spring Gourmet Luncheon/lecture, Madison College Culinary Arts Program
March 18, 2016 Global Hot Spots: An Update from Paris: Climate Change Summit
March 11, 2016 Library Electronic Resources Primer @ Madison Public Library
February 19, 2016 Global Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy and the Changing Middle East
February 10, 2016 Library Electronic Resources Primer @ Madison Public Library
January 20, 2016 Wednesday Night @ the Lab: Nitraites in Wisconsin's Groundwater
January 13, 2016 Wednesday Night @ the Lab: DNA & Waistlines
January 06, 2016 Wednesday Night @ the Lab: Walking and Strokes
December 03, 2015 UW Showcase Series
November 20, 2015 Global Hot Spots: “Market Reforms and Water Wars”
November 17, 2015 Gourmet Luncheon/lecture, Madison College Culinary Arts Program
October 27, 2015 On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota Book Talk
September 18, 2015 Papa Francesco’s Invitation to All people to Dialogue
September 16, 2015 PLATO Fall Course Preview
September 15, 2015 Back-to-School Primer @ Madison Public Library
September 10, 2015 Crimes of the 21st Century: Scams Targeting Seniors
August 26, 2015 Afternoon Tour: The Henry Vilas Zoo
August 26, 2015 Morning Tour: The Henry Vilas Zoo
August 25, 2015 Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Exhibition @ Paine Art Center, Oshkosh
June 24, 2015 Drive-to PLATO Lecture & Visit at the Milwaukee Art Museum: Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels Exhibition
May 03, 2015 End of Life Preparedness (Parts I & II)
April 23, 2015 End of Life Preparedness
April 22, 2015 Jeeves Takes a Bow and Explore Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward
April 16, 2015 End of Life Preparedness
April 10, 2015 Global Hot Spots: “Scary Viruses, Killer Tapeworms, and Nostril Ticks: Unanticipated Adventures in Disease Ecology”
April 01, 2015 Five Presidents @ Milwaukee Rep
February 27, 2015 Global Hot Spots: “Update on International Relations”
February 18, 2015 PLATO Spring Course Preview
December 10, 2014 Harvey @ Milwaukee Rep
October 29, 2014 Gourmet Luncheon/lecture, Madison College Culinary Arts Program
October 22, 2014 The Color Purple (The Musical about Love)
 

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