Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Crossroads of Ideas is a public lecture series held monthly on Tuesday evenings during the academic year that addresses topics that matter to our community and are the subject of research at UW-Madison.

The name Crossroads of Ideas reflects the importance of the Discovery Building as a place for campus and community to learn about thought-provoking topics. Crossroads refers to both the building’s central location on campus and the intersection of the dozens of different disciplines that work and study here.


Upcoming Events

"Facebook Depression:" Untangling the Evidence Around Social Media and Mental Health for Teens

Tuesday, December 6 | 7:00 PM

The news media has frequently promoted concerns about social media and mental health for teens, including “Facebook depression” and concerns about addiction. But does this moral panic align with the […]

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Crossroads of Ideas is supported by the Morgridge Institute for ResearchUW–Madison and WARF.

The media partner for Crossroads of Ideas is The Cap Times.


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