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    • December 06, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715


    This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

     

    Registration

    Global Hotspots lectures are an offering of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and are supported, in part, by PLATO.  To signup for the lecture, click the Registration button below:

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    About the event

    Historian David Fields will speak on how the division of Korea was much more than a last-minute decision taken by two colonels in August 1945. Instead, it happened in a much longer sequence of events that has its origin in the 19th century — in an obscure treaty — and in Americans’ belief in their own exceptionalism. Fields will discuss his new book on the origins of the division of Korea and how this history shapes events on the Korean peninsula today.

    Speaker

    David Fields MA’09, PhD’17, associate director, UW–Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies

    About the speaker

    Fields is the author of Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea and the editor of The Diary of Syngman Rhee, 1904–34, 1944. He has been published in the Washington Post, North Korea Review, and the Journal of American-East Asian Relations, and on SinoNK.com.

    This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

    Register today to hear from a UW–Madison expert on this timely topic!

    Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

    Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato ’15 at joe.damato@supportuw.org or 1-608-308-5537.


    PLATO Luncheon Prior to the Lecture

    REMINDER:  Preceding the lecture, PLATO members will gather for lunch at Oro's Executive Restaurant on the first floor of the Fluno Center.  For a list of PLATO social events including this luncheon, click on the button below:

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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 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
    • December 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for the Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road, Madison, 53705



    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests.


    Free enclosed parking.  




    Registration is not required.












    Lecture Description

    Former Governor Martin Schreiber and his love since high school faced a problem they never anticipated. Schreiber’s wife, Elaine, had developed Alzheimer’s disease, and for over a decade he was her primary caregiver. In his talk he shares the story of how he learned to survive, and offers advice to other caregivers.

    The love story of Marty and his wife Elaine began in the 1950s when they were high school freshmen, but took the cruelest of twists some 14 years ago. Wracked by Alzheimer's, but with Marty always at her side, Elaine was transformed from the gracious former First Lady of Wisconsin into someone who depends on family and professional help for all of her basic daily care. Yet, Marty and Elaine still find moments of joy through activities such as music and simply holding hands.

    He lovingly tells their story in the acclaimed book, My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver. It will be available for purchase at $15 per copy, cash or checks preferred. All net sales proceeds are used to support Alzheimer’s caregiver support programs.


    Gov. Martin J. Schreiber


    More than two years ago, former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber began a campaign unlike anything he experienced while in office. Rather than seeking votes, Schreiber now works to recognize and support Alzheimer’s caregivers – an unpaid workforce that exceeds 16 million people nationwide. Schreiber's goal for caregivers (whom he calls heroes) is that they learn, cope, survive and even thrive during their difficult journey.

    Since late 2016, Schreiber has crisscrossed Wisconsin and traveled to 10 other states to help families, employers and healthcare providers understand the importance of counseling and other caregiver resources — support that de-stigmatizes the disease, reduces stress and alleviates guilt. Whether in metro areas or underserved rural communities, he says that family caregiver concerns are the same. So, he listens to their stories, touches their hearts with compassion and always adds humor. Said one caregiver, "You saved my life."

    At 300 presentations and counting, Schreiber is building upon his legacy of work on behalf of older adults. As lieutenant governor and governor, he led reforms for nursing home care oversight and helped develop Wisconsin's in-home Community Care Organization. In 2015, he collaborated with the State of Wisconsin and business groups to create the online Dementia-Friendly Employers Toolkit, which is now used by HR departments and employee assistance programs.


    Location & Parking Instructions: 

    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6209 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

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

    • Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road.
    • Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or nonreserved stall;
    • Take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you.
    • When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically.
    • You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).
    • To link to the Oakwood campus map, use //tinyurl.com/y6zaugvm.
    • If you are walking to Oakwood Village,  enter Heritage, 6205 Mineral Point Road, at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.
    • If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67, stop on Mineral Point Road in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Road from Oakwood, if traveling westerly

     

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


    • January 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for the Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road, Madison, 53705


    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests.


    Free enclosed parking.  




    Registration is not required.












    Lecture Description

    The Long Difficult Birth of Public Radio. It took more than sixty years from the first broadcast at the University of Wisconsin in 1917 for public radio to emerge as the essential medium it is today. Jack Mitchell has written two books on that evolution.

    As importantly, he participated in it as the first employee of NPR, the first producer of its seminal program, All Things Considered, as interim head of programming when NPR staved off bankruptcy in 1983, and as its board chairman for three years after that. He was director of Wisconsin Public Radio for 21 years, before becoming a professor in the UW journalism school. Jack will engage in conversation with Steve Paulson, executive producer of WPR’s nationally distributed program, To the Best of our Knowledge.


    Jack Mitchell


    Jack Mitchell was the first employee of NPR and the first producer of All Things Considered. He spent most of his career in Wisconsin, however, as Director of Wisconsin Public Radio and, later, as Professor of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of, Listener Supported: The Culture and History of Public Radio (Praeger, 2005) and Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State that Invented It (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2016)


    Location & Parking Instructions: 

    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6209 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

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

    • Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road.
    • Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or nonreserved stall;
    • Take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you.
    • When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically.
    • You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).
    • To link to the Oakwood campus map, use //tinyurl.com/y6zaugvm.
    • If you are walking to Oakwood Village,  enter Heritage, 6205 Mineral Point Road, at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.
    • If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67, stop on Mineral Point Road in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Road from Oakwood, if traveling westerly

     

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


    • January 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for the Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road, Madison, 53705


    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests.


    Free enclosed parking.  




    Registration is not required.







    Lecture Description 

    Robots offer humankind unprecedented and highly complex capabilities for continuous interactions with people, including reshaping many human activities and environments. These new forms of interaction also bring forth new design challenges—how do we build robots and robotics devices so that they work effectively with people of all ages, that they are not disruptive to human social and physical environments, and that they are accepted and welcomed by people?

    In this talk, I will address and visually show three key challenges in designing robotic technologies for human interaction: (1) defining and studying the design space for robotic systems for human use; (2) developing support tools for the complex design problems; and (3) integrating robotic systems into human environments and studying their use and adoption over long periods of time.


    Bilge Mutlu, PhD


    Bilge Mutlu is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he directs the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory and co-directs the Collaborative Robotics Laboratory. His research builds human-centered methods and principles to enable the design of robotic technologies and their successful integration into the human environment. He teaches user-experience design and research methods and co-directs the "Mad UX" User Experience Design Certificate Program. Dr. Mutlu has an interdisciplinary background that combines computational, behavioral, and design methods and knowledge and a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a former Fulbright fellow and recipient of the NSF CAREER award. His research has received 17 paper awards and nominations and recognition in international press including the Economist, New Scientist, and Discovery News. More information on Dr. Mutlu and his research program can be found at http://bilgemutlu.com and http://hci.cs.wisc.edu.


    Location & Parking Instructions: 

    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6209 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

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

    • Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road.
    • Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or nonreserved stall;
    • Take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you.
    • When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically.
    • You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).
    • To link to the Oakwood campus map, use //tinyurl.com/y6zaugvm.
    • If you are walking to Oakwood Village,  enter Heritage, 6205 Mineral Point Road, at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.
    • If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67, stop on Mineral Point Road in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Road from Oakwood, if traveling westerly
    Questions?   Contact information: Aleta Murray a-murray@sbcglobal.net

 

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