Upcoming Lectures

    • January 27, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
    • Online
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    Paris Society, 1931, Oil on canvas, 43 x 69 1/8 inches (109.2 x 175.6 cm), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 70.1927, © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bon

    Exploring Art & History: Max Beckmann’s [Paris] Society at Weimar’s End (1925, 1931, 1947)

    Wednesday, January 27 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Online via Zoom or by Phone

    Barbara (Suzy) Buenger


    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.


    The talk will focus on Max Beckmann’s sardonic Society based on the March 1931 reception at the German Embassy in Paris that honored the opening of his first one-man exhibition in that city. The canvas was begun six years earlier, during the first flourishing of the Weimar Republic, as a depiction of Frankfurt high society at the moment Beckmann came to enjoy new professional and social prominence and prepared to marry an aristocrat. His painting is far more than just a satire of human interactions at the Paris reception; it reverberates with tensions of the world economic crisis and annus horribilis that uncoiled as he completed the work from June through late October 1931. 


    SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

    Barbara (Suzy) Buenger, PhD. (Columbia University) is Professor Emerita of art history at UW-Madison. An expert on German artist Max Beckmann (1884-1950), her decades of research and teaching focused on modern European artists, nineteenth-and twentieth-century German and Italian art, and modern women artists

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    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, Janet Cabot, at jbcabot52@gmail.com


    • February 10, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (CST)
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    What We Need to Know About Corona Virus Vaccines

    Wednesday, February 10 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    Online via Zoom or by Phone

    Michael Roy


    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.


    A Corona Virus vaccine may soon be available.  Each of us must decide whether to be vaccinated and, if so, which vaccine to choose and when to get the shot.  Over the past year we have been bombarded with information, some good and some bad, regarding the virus and possible treatments and vaccines.  To decide for ourselves, we should understand the risks and benefits of vaccination based upon the safety and efficacy profile of each vaccine and then make a personal decision regarding Corona Virus vaccination. 

    This talk will introduce concepts of vaccine development and marketing approval, discuss the concept of measuring risk versus benefit, review reliable information regarding safety and efficacy profiles for current or pending Corona Virus vaccines and provide sources of trustworthy information readily available to consumers.


    SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

    A PLATO member, Michael Roy studied infectious diseases for over 40 years developing vaccines for biopharmaceutical firms and federal agencies.  He served 30 years with the Army, active and reserves, developing and applying diagnostics for infectious diseases, taught in the Biotechnology Masters Program at UW-Madison and is the co-author of Biotechnology Operations: Principles and Practices.

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    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 and speaker, Michael Roy, at michaelroy@wisc.edu


    • February 18, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
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    Madison College’s Role Promoting Social Justice in the Community

    Thursday, February 18 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Online via Zoom or by Phone

    Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III


    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.


    In this PLATO lecture honoring Black History Month, Dr. Daniels will share about the college's long-standing work to be the leader in accessible affordable education that meets the evolving needs of our diverse communities. He will share about the work to create an environment where racial equity and respect of differences becomes woven into the fabric of our culture and the action we must continue to take if we want to provide a learning environment that is fair, equitable and just. 


    SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

    Dr. Daniels has a Doctorate degree in Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and is entering his 8th year as President of Madison College.

    As president of Madison College, Dr. Daniels has led the reshaping of the college in responding to the unique community needs and guiding the transformation of an institutional culture that practices and supports equity and inclusion. 

    Dr. Daniels led a successful campaign to establish the Goodman South Campus on Madison’s South side that includes the creation of the Early College STEM Academy, a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). The Academy facilitates learning for 200 high school junior and seniors in a full-immersion STEM dual credit program leading to attaining a college degree at the same time students attain their high school diploma. 

    Dr. Daniels continues to advance a college leadership model that empowers individuals to lead within their scope of influence.

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    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, Tim Otis, at tierneyotis@gmail.com


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