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Faculty share their knowledge and expertise with the Wausau community

In-person and streamed live on YouTube from UWSP Wausau’s James F. Veninga Theater, our HANK Talks feature our talented faculty, talking about what they know best.

Each talk starts at 7 p.m. and lasts about 30 minutes. They are followed with a live Q&A session.

The Spring 2022 series has ended

See you in the fall for more HANK Talks!

Series Archive

Prof. Scott Sybeldon
Senior Lecturer of Business
Bob Geldof and Live Aid: Elements of Visionary Leadership
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Dr. David Barry
Associate Professor of Sociology
Desert Planets, Clones, and Hyperspace: Seeing Society through the Lens of Science Fiction
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Dr. Jeff Leigh
Professor of History
The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Its Causes, Course, and Significance
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Dr. Aaron Steffen
Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics
The James Webb Space Telescope: NASA’s Latest Great Observatory
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Dr. Jim Servi
Assistant Professor of Management
A Quick Trip around the GLOBE: Recognizing Important Differences in Culture to Better Understand Yourself and Others
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Dr. Penny Workman
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Kitchen Chemistry: Exploring the Chemistry of Food
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Dr. Timothy Buchholz
Associate Professor of Music
Stories from the Trail: An Inside Look at Adventure Racing
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Dr. Brett Barker
Professor of History
Why Slavery Caused the Civil War and Why That Matters Today More than Ever
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Dr. Paul Whitaker
Professor of Biology
Apple Core Lore: Origins of America’s (Second) Favorite Fruit
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Prof. Jill Stukenberg
Associate Professor of English
Slivered Words on Silver Screens: Exploring and Creating Poetry Films
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