Upcoming events

    • October 28, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 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


    Review of Past Healthcare Reforms

    We start with the first Federal intervention in 1798 and continue through various designed and inadvertent interventions into the healthcare system. This journey will make stops in the 1940’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, 2010 and today. 

    What Makes the US population Unique?

    We will define the unique cost drivers within the US population that set us apart from both the Canadian and Western European systems. Then we will apply these concepts to the Affordable Care Act, and the modifications made since it became law. 

    Possible Future Healthcare Plans

    We will review the current Proposals, such as: "Medicare for All", "Buy in to either Medicare or Medicaid" and "the Public Plan Option" and other proposals.

    We will leave plenty of time for discussion.


    David Grunke

    Speaker, Coach & Instructor

    For over 40 years David has made presentations on a diverse portfolio of topics including Health Care Reform. 

    Currently, David is an Associate Facility member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. The topics that David presents to Insurance Companies executives and their agents include Health Insurance & Employee Benefit Concepts, and Ethics. 

    As a noted resource on Health Care Systems/Delivery/Financing, David has presented to the National and WI State Associations of Health Underwriters, and many insurance agencies and companies on Health Care Reform.   

    In addition, David leads classes on Health Care in conjunction with various Chambers of Commerce, most recently, Monroe WI and the Latino Chamber of South-Central WI.

    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: Tim Otis tierneyotis@gmail.com


    • October 30, 2019
    • 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 Chazen Museum of the Arts, is celebrating 50 years in 2019 as a major art’s museum on the UW-Madison campus. The museum, collects, preserves and exhibits works of art and presents related programs that focus on the exhibits.


    Dr. Amy Gilman will share an overview of new and expanded programs including opening hours 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, as part of her mission to welcome more visitors, including students, community members and tourists to the Chazen. The repurposed gift and coffee shop opened in September, serving coffee and food items and featuring Chazen specific merchandise. New and expanded programs geared towards children and families with hands-on art related activities are planned, and visitors are welcome to drop in for docent tours every Sunday at 2 pm. Gilman will talk about upcoming exhibits and programs for 2019-20.


    Dr. Amy Gilman


    Dr. Gilman joined the Chazen in September, 2017, following her position as Deputy Director of the Toledo Museum of Art. As director of the Chazen, Dr. Gilman oversees all administrative, financial, and curatorial duties for the museum. Dr. Gilman earned her doctorate in art history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; a master of fine arts in photography from Columbia College in Chicago, and a bachelor’s performance studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

    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


    • November 15, 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:

    Registration


    About the event

    This talk will focus on cryptocurrencies, which are, arguably, a new type of financial asset. Join a discussion that will address what cryptocurrencies are, look at the most promising cryptocurrency projects that are gaining traction in the real economy, and consider the hurdles to broader consumer adoption.

    Speaker

    Brad Chandler, director, Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business

    About the speaker

    At the Nicholas Center, Chandler is responsible for administering the center’s specialized programming focused on both master of business administration and undergraduate students, as well as teaching a number of its core courses. Chandler teaches the first-ever cryptocurrencies/blockchain class at the UW, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. In December 2018, the Nicholas Center published “Top Student Perspectives on Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies,” which highlighted research performed by students in this discipline. In addition, Chandler advises a number of student groups including the Graduate Finance Organization, the Investment Banking Club, and Badger Blockchain. Prior to joining the center in 2017, Chandler was a managing director in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in New York City. He earned his doctor of law and master of business administration degrees from the University of Chicago, received a bachelor of arts degree in public policy from Duke University, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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

    Don’t miss this chance to hear from a UW–Madison expert on this topical issue!

    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:

    Social Events


    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
    • November 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W Main St., Auditorium, Madison


     

    Free to PLATO members and guests.

    Registration is not required.

    Free parking in ramp in designated Capitol Lakes Visitor spaces.  


     




    Lecture Description

    USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.

    As a retired senior US Diplomat, Dr. Cheema will talk about her experiences and insights on the following topics:

    The Role of US AID in World diplomacy 

    Life of a diplomat, some personal vignettes

    How US diplomacy works and how it has changed over time

    J.K. Cheema, PhD

    Dr. Jatinder Cheema, has lived and served in multiple countries managing and overseeing development programs. For nearly thirty five years, she worked in Central Asia, Armenia, South Asia, Afghanistan, and countries in Africa.

    Born in 1942 in India, she witnessed history in the making as the subcontinent of India was being divided into separate countries, India and Pakistan. As a daughter of a civil service officer, moving and living in different places was an integral part of her growing up.

    In 1975, Cheema moved to the United States for graduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After graduating, she worked with International Organizations as a development consulted and in 1991 joined the United States Agency for International Development as a career Foreign Service Officer. She reached the ranks of a Senior Executive before retiring

    Lecture Location

                        Capital Lakes Auditorium

    333 West Main Street

                         Madison, WI 53703

                         608-283-2000  

    Parking      

    Park in ramp across the street in Capitol Lakes Visitor designated space.  Take a ticket when entering ramp and have it validated at the Front Desk following the lecture.

    Questions    

    Contact Aleta Murray at  a-murray@sbcglobal.net or 608-276-8531.

     

     

     


    • 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:

    Registration

    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:

    Social Events


    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


 

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