University Roundtable

Each semester the University Roundtable features 3 lunch programs with a talk or program by a member of the university community.  Roundtable programs are open to members of the university community and their guests.

  • Roundtable events are held in Varsity Hall in Union South
  • Roundtables begin at 11:45 a.m. and end by 1:00 p.m.
  • The registration cost for each event is $15 and includes lunch
  • Registration and payment must be received in advance; there will be no day-of registration
  • Payment must be received by the registration deadline, or your registration will be cancelled
  • We are not able to offer refunds after the registration deadline has passed; if you are no longer able to attend, you may let someone else attend in your place
  • If you would like to pay by credit card or pay for multiple individuals once they are registered, please call 608-262-7107
  • Checks should be made payable to UW Roundtable and can be sent to: Learning and Talent Development, UW-Madison, Suite 5101, 21 N. Park St., Madison, WI  53715

Fall 2023 Programming

October 17

How the Arts Can Save Education: Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Instruction
Erica Halverson

Education is in a time of profound change; the arts offer us a way to reimagine what good learning and teaching are and how to design learning environments for all kids. In this talk, Dr. Erica Halverson, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, describes how the arts can save education by providing new models for learning that embrace the assets that kids bring to the classroom. She uses her own arts organization, Whoopensocker, as a model for how to reframe learning as acts of metacognitive representation, identity development, and collaboration—and lots and lots of joy.


November 7

UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project
Charles Konsitzke

The UW MIA Recovery and Identification Project, developed within the UW Biotechnology Center, is a mission to investigate, innovate, and recover our missing State of Wisconsin service members from conflicts spanning from WWII and on. Charles Konsitzke, Team Lead, will discuss how the Project is advancing biological tools that are enhancing and revolutionizing the process for recovering and identifying our missing service members as well as the missing in general.


December 20

Dr. Laurel Legenza will be presenting. Title and description coming soon!


Have ideas or questions?

If you have ideas for speakers for University Roundtable or questions about the program, please contact Lesley Fisher at or 263-1011.