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Thursdays from the U

Thursdays from the U lecture series will run throughout the spring and fall semesters. The series, partly funded by the UW-Barron County Foundation, will explore topics in the arts, sciences, public affairs, literary fields and cultural areas. While hosting a variety of speakers, the university does not seek to endorse or promote a particular idea, opinion, topic or product over others. These lectures are free and open to the public.

Our fall 2020 lecture series will be presented virtually, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., meaning you can watch presentations safely from the comfort of your own home or wherever you are!

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Thursday from the U, Fall 2020 Schedule: Click on the link behind the presenter name to see the presentation!

Sept. 3                  Wanda McFaggan – History of the St. Croix Ojibwe in NW Wisconsin

Sept. 10                Jenna Green –  The New Cigarette: Vaping, E-Cigarettes & Juuls

Sept. 17                Brian Wright – Bail vs. No Bail: A Middle Ground (presentation) Wright pdf (powerpoint)

Sept. 24                Donald Siniff - The Antarctic and its Seals

Oct. 1                    David Lovelace - North America's Oldest Winged Dinosaur: The Evolution of Avian Flight                                                                     

Oct. 8                    Mark Louden – Who are the Amish?

Oct. 15                  Hella Buchheim – Raised in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Oct. 22                  Billy Molls – Alaska Hunting Adventures

Oct. 29                  Sarah Stonich – It's Complicated: Writing the Places We're From

Nov. 5                   George Kraft – Wisconsin Groundwater: Can We Manage It Sustainably?

Nov. 12                 Kevin McMullin – Into the Black Sea - Stories of Darkness and Light

Nov. 19                 Heather Moody – What Do You Know About Your Neighbors? Recognizing the Native Land and People in Your Community

Dec. 3                   Joshua Morey – Poverty in the Rice Lake School District

Dec. 10                 Jessica Wofford – And the Horse He Rode In On:  Spectacle, Storytelling, and Professional Wrestling



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