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Beryl Satter, Historian of 20th Century America

Download: audio, small video, or original. Beryl Satter is Faculty in the Dept. of History and the Graduate Program in American Studies at Rutgers University—Newark. Her first book, Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual Purity and the New Thought Movement, 1875-1920 (University of California Press, 1999) examined the relationship between New Thought, a popular, […]

Naomi Scheman, Philosopher

Download: audio, small video, or original. Naomi Scheman is Professor of Philosophy and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, and a guest researcher at the Umeå Centre for Gender Studies in Sweden. She received her BA from Barnard College and her PhD from Harvard University. Her research interests include politics of […]

Bruce Glymour, Philosopher of Biology

Download: audio, small video, or original. Bruce Glymour is Professor and department head of Philosophy at Kansas State University. In his career, he has been a co-instructor with the Seminar in Scientific Ethics for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and a past board member for Kansas Citizens for Science and the Center for Origins […]

Elaine Ecklund, Scholar of Religion and Science

Download: audio, small video, or original. Elaine Howard Ecklund is the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and director of The Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University, where she is also a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Over the next several years, Elaine’s research will […]

dc edwards, Afrofuturist/fantasy writer

Download: audio, small video, or original. dc edwards is a writer who works at the U of M.

Otávio Bueno, Philosopher of Science, Math, and Logic. February 2016

Download: audio, small video, or original. Otávio Bueno is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, where he is also Chair of the Philosophy Department. “Most of my work focuses on philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of logic. I have been trying to develop an empiricist view about science that […]

Henry Buchwald, Bariatric Surgeon

Download: audio, small video, or original. Henry Buchwald is Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. During his more than 50 years at the University of Minnesota, Buchwald has been a surgeon, teacher, mentor, researcher, and inventor. He was the first Owen H. and Sarah Davidson Wangensteen Chair in Experimental Surgery […]

Cathy Jordan, Professor of Pediatrics. December 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Cathy Jordan, PhD, LP, pediatric neuropsychologist by training, is an associate professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She is also an Extension Specialist in the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. Cathy was […]

Craig Hassel, Prof. of Food Science and Extension Nutritionist. November 2015.

Download: audio, small video, or original. Craig Hassel is Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition and Extension Nutritionist at the University of Minnesota. His research explores “issues of food and health with cultural communities holding knowledge that does not correspond with Western science perspectives. This work pivots the culture/science relationship as it repositions scientific […]

James Justus, Philosopher of Biology. November 2015.

Download: audio, small video, or original. James Justus is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. His research interests are Philosophy of Science (especially biology), Carnap, Epistemology (especially formal and naturalized), Environmental Philosophy, and the History of Analytic Philosophy. Justus spoke at the MN Center for Philosophy of Science Colloquium on Ecological Theory and […]

Adam Muller, Scholar of Representations of War & Genocide. November 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Adam Muller is Associate Professor of English at the University of Manitoba (Canada). He specializes in the representations of war, genocide and mass violence, human rights, memory studies, critical theory, cultural studies, and analytic philosophy. Muller also spoke on Embodying Empathy: Canadian Settler-Colonial Genocide and the Making of a […]

Gioconda Barbuto, Dance and Choreographer

Download: audio, small video, or original. Italo-Canadian dancer and choreographer Gioconda Barbuto is the 2015 McKnight International Artist. A dancer of explosive wit, subtle intelligence, and a fine sense of theatricality, Gioconda has distinguished herself throughout her career in an impressive number of works. She danced with the Minnesota Dance Theatre before becoming a soloist […]

Steve LeBeau, Editor of Minnesota Business Magazine

Download: audio, small video, or original. Steve LeBeau is Editor in Chief of Minnesota Business Magazine. He has more than 30 years of experience as a producer, writer and editor in radio, television, print and Internet, spanning the fields of journalism, public relations and entertainment. He served in the Communications Office of Governor Jesse Ventura […]

Julian Vasquez Heilig, Education Policy Researcher. September 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento. In addition to his educational work, he has held a variety of research and practitioner positions in organizations from Boston to Beijing. These experiences […]

Diana Eicher, Paper and Print Artist. Sep 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Diana Eicher is MCAD’s Printshop and Paper Studio Coordinator and has taught at the University of Hawaii, the Honolulu Printmaking Workshop, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Bloomington Art Center, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Textile Center of Minnesota. A portfolio collaboration organized by Eicher was […]

Matteo Convertino on Complex Biological & Socio-technical Systems. Sep 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Matteo Convertino is Assistant Professor in the UMN School of Public Health’s Division of Environmental Health Sciences, and Principal Investigator of the HumNat Lab for Analysis, Modeling and Management of Complex Biological and Socio-technical Systems. He was also a 2014 Resident Fellow of the Institute on the Environment and […]

Ronald Krebs, Prof. of Political Science. August 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Ronald Krebs, Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota, conducts research at the juncture of international relations and comparative politics, with particular interests in the origins and consequences of international conflict and military service and in language and politics. He is the author of Fighting for Rights: Military Service […]

Jigna Desai, Prof. of Gender, Women, & Sexuality. Aug 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Jigna Desai is Professor of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies and Asian American Studies, with departmental affiliations in American Studies and Asian Languages & Literatures at the University of Minnesota. Her areas of expertise include Asian American literature and media, feminist theory, postcolonial studies, queer/sexuality studies, South Asian diasporas, […]

John Reimringer, Novelist, and Katrina Vandenberg, Poet, on Writing and Parenthood, 2011-2015

Katrina Vandenberg, poet and creative non-fiction writer, and John Reimringer, novelist, are annual guests on the Bat; their interviews chart their adventures as writers and teachers – and, now, parents. May 2011 Download: audio, small video, or original. June 2012 Download: audio, small video, or original. In this 2012 interview, Katrina talks about her most […]

Rachel Jendrzejewski, Playwright and Interdisciplinary Artist, 2012-15

5/11/12 Download: audio, small video, or original. 3/7/13 Download: audio, small video, or original. 8/1/14 Download: audio, small video, or original. 8/7/15 Download: audio, small video, or original. Rachel Jendrzejewski is a playwright and interdisciplinary artist. She has written, performed, and otherwise collaborated on performance, film, music, and public art works throughout the U.S. and […]

Daniel Brouwer & Jennifer Linde, on Trigger Scripting & Civil Dialogue. August 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Daniel Brouwer and Jennifer Linde are Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Human Communication at Arizona State University, and members of ASU’s Intersections of Civil, Critical, and Creative Communication (I-4C) Collaborative. Brouwer and Linde visited the University of Minnesota in August 2015 for a workshop on Trigger Scripting and […]

Mark L. Winston, Scientist & Expert on Bees and Pollination. August 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Mark L. Winston is that rare individual, a scientist who can speak eloquently to the public. Recognized as one of the world’s leading expert on bees and pollination, Mark has had an illustrious career researching, teaching, writing and commenting on bees and agriculture, environmental issues and science policy. He […]

Dylan Ward, Producer of “An Autistic Life Through History”. July 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Dylan Ward speaks about his production in the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival, “An Autistic Life Through History“.

Deborah Swackhamer, Water Scientist and Prof. of Public Policy. July 14, 2015

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Download: audio, small video, or original. Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer studies the processes affecting the behavior of, and exposures to, toxic chemicals in the environment and works on policies to address these potential risks. She is a Professor of Science, Technology, and Public Policy in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and served […]

Shawny Anderson, Director of Justice, Community and Leadership. July 9, 2015

Download: audio, small video, original. Shawny Anderson is Associate Dean of Liberal Arts at St. Mary’s College of California. Since January 2002 (with a few breaks in between) Shawny has taken Jan Term trips that are now loosely connected under the title “DIRT.” DIRT stands for Dismantle, Immerse, Reflect, Transform. The DIRT trips have sent […]

Sharon Day, Director of the Indigenous People’s Task Force. July 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Sharon Day, Ojibwe, is executive director of the Indigenous People’s Task Force. Sharon is 2nd degree Midewin and follows the spiritual path of the Anishinaabe people; part of her spiritual practice is to care for water. In 2003 Sharon Day, Josephine Madamin and other Anishinaabe women began Mother Earth […]

Kate Brauman, Water Scientist at IonE. July 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Kate Brauman is the lead scientist for the Global Water Initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, where she studies the coupled interaction of land-use change and water resources. Kate brings together the study of hydrology and plant-water relations with economics and policy to explore the […]

Ryland Angel, Countertenor and Composer, with Ann Waltner, Prof. of History. July 2, 2015

Download: audio, small video, original. Ryland Angel describes the beginnings of creating The Call, which began in the 2015 Spring semester at the Institute for Advanced Study. The project is headed up by Ryland Angel, Ann Waltner, and Nels Cline.

Robert Wallace, Evolutionary Biologist, on Agroeconomics of Disease. July 1, 2015

Download: audio, small video, original. Robert Wallace is an evolutionary biologist and public health phylogeographer, presently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Global Studies at the University of Minnesota. His blog, Farming Pathogens, follows agriculture, infections, evolution, ecological resilience, dialectical biology, and the practice of science. His current work explores the evolution and economics […]

3 Minute Trailers: An Introduction into a Food Storysharing Project. June 30, 2015

3 Minute Trailers: An Introduction into a Food Storysharing Project Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Noon Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and public, but please RSVP to cadieux@umn.edu “As part of a project designed to make food and agriculture knowledge easier to access, several members of the UMN Food and Society Workshop have been […]

Members of Avatan Nude Recreation Camp. June 2015

A series of interviews with members of Avatan nude recreation camp. Download: audio, small video, or original. Download: audio, small video, or original. Download: audio, small video, or original. Download: audio, small video, or original. Download: audio, small video, or original. Download: audio, small video, or original.

Jonathon Wells, Artist and Geologist, on his Photo-geologic Composites. June 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Trained as both a fine art photographer and as a geologist, Jonathon Wells describes his work as an embodiment of his commitment to “fostering dialog about human interaction with the earth through surface/subsurface photo-geologic composites.” His process of creating these photo-geologic composites is both an artistic and investigatory process. […]

Patrick Hamilton, Global Change Initiatives, Science Museum of MN. June 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Patrick Hamilton, Director of Global Change Initiatives at the Science Museum of Minnesota, develops projects that explore the challenges and opportunities of humanity as the dominant agent of global change. In recent years, these projects have included Water: H2O = Life, an international traveling exhibition developed in partnership with […]

Eva Hudecova, Co-translator of “Danube in America”, May 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Eva Hudecova is a Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, and a co-translator of Slovak author Michal Hvorecký’s novel “Danube in America”. She also spoke about the collaborative translation project in a discussion in April 2015.

Hyang Eun Kim, Prof. of Social Welfare, with Alex Lubet, Prof. of Music. May 14, 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Hyang Eun Kim is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Welfare at Kosin University in Busan, South Korea. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Development from Korea University and was a 2010-11 Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Psychology, sponsored by Dr. […]

Darlene St. Clair, Prof. of American Indian Studies. May 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Darlene St. Clair is Director of the Multicultural Resource Center at St. Cloud State University, which provides services and resources for students, faculty and community members to research, teach about, and broaden their knowledge of historically excluded racial and ethnic groups of color in the United States. She is […]

Bron Taylor, Prof. of Religion, on Dark Green Nature Religion. April 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Bron Taylor is Professor of Religion, Nature, and Environmental Ethics at the University of Florida, and a Carson Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich Germany. His research involves both ethnographic and historical methods, and much of it focuses on grassroots environmental movements, their […]

Emma Marris, Writer, April 2015

Download: small video, audio, or original. Emma is a writer based in Klamath Falls, Oregon whose work focuses on complex intersections between conservation, ecology, energy, agriculture, food, language, books and film. Her stories help us understand how to increase the flourishing of both humanity and the rest of the planet’s species, and how to move […]

Michal Hvorecký, Writer, April 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Michal Hvorecký, born in 1976, is a writer, translator and director of the library at the Goethe Institute in Bratislava. He has published several books, including Dunaj v Amerike (Danube in America) in 2010, which has been translated to English in collaboration with Profs. Eva Hudecová (U Minnesota – […]

Conevery Valencius, Professor of History, April 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Conevery Valencius is Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she writes and teaches about U.S. environmental history, the history of science and medicine, and the American Civil War. Her recent projects have focused on the history of earthquakes and seismology, the history of the […]