College of Letters & Sciences
Upham Hall

Scholarly Scoop Lecture Series

The College of Letters and Sciences has three ongoing lecture series in the surrounding communities.

Here are the lectures for February 2019

For more information see below:

Starin Community Center | 1130 W South St., Whitewater, WI


Friday, September 7 | 10:30-11:30 am

Live and Let Die: Life in Temporary Wetlands

Presented by Brian J. O'Neill

Assistant Professor -Biological Sciences


Friday, October 5 | 10:30-11:30 am

Beyond the Peace Accords: Legacies of America's Secret War in Laos 

Presented by Nengher Vang

Assistant Professor  - History


Friday, November 9 | 10:30-11:30 am

Halftime Adjustments: How The 2018 Elections Will Affect the Rest of the Trump Presidency

Presented by Eric Loepp

Assistant Professor  - Political Science


Friday, February 1 | 10:30-11:30 am

Eco-Struggles and Successes in Indian Country

Presented by Holly Denning

Senior Lecturer - Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology


Monona Senior Center | 1011 Nichols Rd., Monona, WI


Friday, November 9 | 10:00-11:00 am

Politics as Usual or Unusual Politics? 

Presented by Jolly Emery 

Assistant Professor - Political Science


Friday, December 14 | 10:00-11:00 am

It Wasn't as Good as the Book: The Great Gatsby and the Difficulties of Film Adaptation 

Presented by John McGuigan

Professor - Languages and Literatures


Friday, January 11 | 10:00-11:00 am

Editing your Genome! How? Why? Should we?

Presented by Kris Curran

Professor - Biological Sciences


Friday, February 8 | 10:00-11:00 am

Mindfulness and meditation with the Criminal Justice System

Presented by Paul Gregory

Chair & Associate Professor - Sociology


Friday, March 8 | 10:00-11:00 am

Affections and Absolutionsm: The Emotional Politics of the Sun King's Early Reign

Presented by James Coons

Assistant Professor - History


Friday, April 12 | 10:00-11:00 am

Unending Struggles: Legacies of America's Secret War in Laos

Presented by Nengher Vang

Assistant Professor - History


Friday, May 10 | 10:00-11:00 am

"Children! Save Yourselves!"

Presented by Ronald Berger

Professor Emeritus - Sociology


Stoughton Area Senior Center | 248 W Main St. #1, Stoughton, WI 


Friday, March 16 | 10:00-11:00 am

A Sermon on vermin: Or why cutting down trees is bad for native mice and rats

Presented by Andrea Romero

Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences


Friday, April 20 | 10:00-11:00 am

Slave Trade, Alliances and Subterfuge: The Downfall of African States, 1700 to 1920

Presented by Adam Paddock

Assistant Professor  - History