‘Love of Learning’ series restarts for fall at UW-Platteville Richland

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Love of Learning Lecture Series

UW-Platteville Richland will restart the campus’ “Love of Learning” free series of public community educational presentations, offering three lectures on diverse topics in the campus’ Pippin Conference Center throughout the fall.  The monthly series of Monday evening events all start at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.  The “Love of Learning” series is underwritten by the Richland County Campus Foundation.  

On Monday, Sept. 12, learn about Cryptocurrency and NFT markets, with Jesse Goplen, alumnus of UW-Richland and CEO of clink.fm, who has worked extensively in the NFT and Cryptocurrency marketplaces.  His talk on “Cryptocurrency:  An Introduction to the Promise, Perils, and Best Practices” will take you inside the intersection of creative work and financial markets.  

The Oct. 10 presentation will shift lanes and offer an exploration of the art of Pre-Renaissance Florence, with area teacher John Madden. “80 Years of Renaissance Art” will dig into the stories of Florentine Innovators Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267-1337) and Fillippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446), as they transformed Medieval artistic traditions and anticipated the outpouring of culture that came in the Renaissance. There will be extensive visuals used.

And then on Nov. 14, join Dr. Christine Richards, family practitioner and mystery novel aficionado, as she explores the ways classic detective work and medical diagnosis draw on similar traditions that combine logic and rationality with instinct and intuition. Her talk, “The Mystery of the Family Practitioner Doctor” will offer a retrospective history of diagnostic medicine and how mystery-solving techniques aid and help a physician’s work.

The “Love of Learning” lectures all start at 7 p.m. in the Pippin Conference Center on the UW-Platteville Richland campus. All are free and open to all.