Please join us for UW-Madison Spring Day on Campus – May 9

Here’s the schedule for Alumni Day on Campus, Friday, May 9 at the Pyle Center. Click here for additional details. Two CALS professors are on the program: Rich Hartel (food science), speaking on the science of candymaking, and Randy Fortenbery (ag and applied economics), speaking on challenges and opportunities related to biofuels.

12:15 p.m. Check-in, Alumni Lounge

1:00 p.m. Session I

A. Electing a President in 2008: A Look at the Campaign Room 325/26
John Coleman, Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science

B. Life of an American Doctor in the Amazon Room 313
Dr. Linnea Smith ’81, MD’84, Medical Director
Yanamono Clinic, Peru 2008 WAA Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

C. Through the Candy Store Window: Room 121
The Art and Science of Making Candy
Rich Hartel, Professor
Department of Food Science

2:00 p.m. Refreshment Break Outside 325/26 and 121

2:15 p.m. Session II

A. Biofuels: Challenges and Opportunities Room 325/26
Randy Fortenbery, Professor
Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics

B. Are we REALLY Ready for the Boomers? Room 313
Joanne Disch, ’68, Chair of Nursing Leadership
University of Minnesota
2008 WAA Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

C. Religious Conflict in Nigeria: The Grin of the Cheshire Cat Room 121
Ambassador John Campbell, Ret., Visiting Professor
Division of International Studies

3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break Outside 325/26 and 121

3:30 p.m. Session III

A. Same Time, Same Station: The History of 1950’s Television Room 325/26
Jim Baughman, Professor and Director
School of Journalism

B. Stem Cells: From Basic Biology to Therapeutic Applications Room 313
Allison Ebert, Assistant Scientist
Waisman Center

4:30 p.m. Event concludes