Join Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin for a special program celebrating the University of Wisconsin–Madison during the investiture. Hear from several extraordinary faculty and alumni, each sharing compelling stories about their life-changing work and their connections to the UW–Madison community. Learn about what motivates and inspires their work and what drives their curiosity and success. Celebrate the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea that makes our university so excellent!
Faculty talks will be moderated by John Zumbrunnen, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. The panel will include:
- Katherine Cramer ’94, the Natalie C. Holton Chair of Letters & Science and the Virginia Sapiro Professor of Political Science at UW–Madison
- Richard Davidson, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at UW–Madison
- Will Hsu ’00, President of Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises, Inc.
- Vanessa McDowell ’03, CEO of YWCA Madison and member of the UW–Madison Department of Sociology Board of Visitors
- Manu Raju ’02, Chief Congressional Correspondent at CNN
- Chris Walker, Director, Division of the Arts at UW–Madison
To learn more about the panel, bios are available below.
Light refreshments will be served before and after the program. This event will be live streamed for those who prefer to attend virtually.
This event is free to attend.
3 p.m. – Check-in and light refreshments
3:30 p.m. – Program featuring lightning talks and Q&A in the Overture Room (live streamed)
5 p.m. – Light reception in the Symphony Room
6 p.m. – Event concludes
Wheelchair-accessible and gender-neutral restrooms are available on campus. For information on parking, bus routes, accessible entrances, and more, please view the university’s interactive campus map. When you register, please inform us of any dietary needs, accommodations (such as captions or interpreting services), or other needs.
UW–Madison will hold this event in accordance with all local public health guidance. Mask usage is welcome but not required. Participants who are sick are asked to stay home to help keep our Badger community safe and healthy. If conditions require a change to this event, you will be notified via email or phone call.
William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, UW–Madison
Natalie C. Holton Chair of Letters & Science and Virginia Sapiro Professor of Political Science, UW–Madison
Director, Division of the Arts, UW–Madison
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Madison and member of the UW–Madison Department of Sociology Board of Visitors
Chief Congressional Correspondent, CNN
President, Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises, Inc.
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, UW–Madison