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Crossroads of Ideas examines public perception of science in a post-pandemic world

Hear from UW experts at January 25 talk

Jeanan Yasiri Moe
Director of Strategic Communications
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MADISON, Wis. – The pandemic has revealed issues with how science is perceived and understood by the public. What have we learned about science and society during these extraordinary circumstances and how can we move forward? UW–Madison experts share their insights on Monday, January 25, at 5 p.m. in a virtual Crossroads of Ideas discussion moderated by Kelly Tyrrell of UW Communications.

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Tyrrell says, “We are fortunate at UW–Madison to have researchers and scholars who understand the value and necessity of sharing their work. As we have all come to realize this past year, more than ever, science is an inextricable part of our lives.”

The January 25 webinar will feature:

The Crossroads of Ideas program is a public lecture series that addresses vital social science topics. The series generally is held in-person at the Discovery Building on the UW–Madison campus. More at discovery.wisc.edu/crossroads.

“One of the signature commitments of the Morgridge Institute for Research is to prioritize the connections between scientists and the society they serve,” says Brad Schwartz, CEO of the Morgridge Institute. “The current pandemic reminds us of the importance of scientific research to societal well-being, and of society’s support of science. This makes the present time a particularly meaningful opportunity to bolster those connections.”

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