Upcoming Lectures

    • December 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)
    • Online
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    Hygge, Health and Happiness

    Thursday, December 3 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Online via Zoom or by Phone

    Claus Elholm Andersen

    UW Madison Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies


    FREE TO PLATO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE LINK TO ATTEND.  PLEASE REGISTER Before the event starts. QUESTIONS can be written in during the event.


    Grab a warm beverage, put on your favorite sweater, cuddle up in a big chair by the fireplace,and find out how Hygge (pronounced hoo-guh or hue-guh) can help us through another cold, dark Wisconsin winter.  How can we embrace winter, especially this coming pandemic winter, instead of dreading it? 

    We”ll learn about the Danish concept of Hygge from Dr. Claus Elholm Andersen, a Denmark native and professor of Scandinavian Studies at UW-Madison during a PLATO Madison lecture on "Hygge, Health and Happiness" on Thursday, December 3 from 10-11am. 

    In this talk, Professor Claus Elholm Andersen will introduce the concept of hygge, explain how it relates to the Scandinavian way of life, and show what Americans can learn from it.

    As the lecture is online, you can use your computer or smartphone to access the lecture and see the speaker during the presentation. You will not be visible during the lecture, but you will be able to chat with the speaker by typing in your comments.

    If you do not have a computer or smartphone you can also use your regular phone to dial a phone number and listen to the talk.

    Questions? - contact the lecture organizer, Joy Cardin, at cardinjoy@gmail.com


    SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

    Professor Elholm Andersen is a native Dane who came to Wisconsin in August 2017. He has been teaching in the field of Scandinavian Studies for more than 15 years at places like the University of Minnesota, UCLA, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Helsinki in Finland. He conducts research on Scandinavian culture, history, and literature. His current research focuses on the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard and his six-volume autobiography, My Struggle.

    • January 14, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)
    • Online
    Register


    Let’s Talk Hearing

      

    Advice to Make Your Ears Smile!

    Thursday, January 14, 2021  -  10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Online via Zoom or by Phone


    Audiologist Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens

    Hearing loss comes on gradually and can have a big impact on a person’s life. Many people with hearing loss will say they can hear just fine but that they have difficulty understanding speech, particularly in background noise, watching TV or while attending religious services or theater performances, even while using hearing aids. This informative class will go beyond hearing aids. Become an informed consumer to get the hearing care and technology that will work for you. Learn about hearing care best practices, what’s new in hearing technology and how it can help users hear their best. Practical handouts will be provided via Dropbox (or later on the PLATO Past Lectures webpage) upon request.

    SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

    Dutch born audiologist Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens has 40+ years of experience in the field of audiology and hearing rehabilitation. She is on her encore career as a consumer and hearing loop advocate for the Hearing Loss Association of America(HLAA). She has lectured extensively around the country to consumers as well as audiologists, hearing care dispensers and audiology students. For her advocacy efforts, she has received numerous awards: she is the recipient of the Wisconsin Audiologist of the Year, the American Academy of Audiology Presidential and UW-Oshkosh’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Recently, she was interviewed by Larry Meiller on WPR.

    FREE TO PLATO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE LINK TO ATTEND.  PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS. QUESTIONS CAN BE WRITTEN IN DURING THE EVENT.

    As the lecture is online, you can use your computer or smartphone to access the lecture and see the speaker during the presentation. You will not be visible during the lecture, but you will be able to chat with the speaker by typing in your comments.

    If you do not have a computer or smartphone you can also use your regular phone to dial a phone number and listen to the talk.

    Questions? - contact lecture organizer,  Sue Dentinger at flumpo@gmail.com 


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