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Wisconsin Alumni: Leading the Way with Campus Research

February 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On February 5, 1849, the University of Wisconsin held its very first classes. Today, as we prepare to celebrate Founders’ Day, the UW has grown into one of the leading research institutions in the world. There has been a lot of discussion around ongoing COVID-19 research, but what about other research initiatives happening on campus? How is this work impacting our understanding of our lives, our society, and our world? Furthermore, how do the sciences and humanities complement each other in this understanding?
Join fellow UW alumni and friends for a special edition livestream in honor of Founders’ Day. The event will begin with a welcome from Sarah Schutt, executive director and chief alumni officer of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, who will discuss why Founders’ Day matters and how it connects alumni everywhere. Afterward, enjoy faculty lightning talks and a Q & A with three UW faculty members who will discuss the groundbreaking research they’re working on right now. The talks will be moderated by Mike Knetter, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.