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Nov 7, 2022
6:30pm
Waupaca Library

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: 

The Ship, the Storm, and the Song

Steve Ackerman, PhD, is Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at UW-Madison. SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on the Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there. The exact cause of the sinking remains unknown, though many books, studies, and expeditions have examined it. Professor Ackerman presents one of the best-known disasters in the history of Great Lakes shipping, examines how it relates to weather conditions at the time, and discusses the song by Gordon Lightfoot.

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The Chemistry of Paint Drying: It's more Fascinating than it sounds!

Allison Fleshman, PhD is a tenured physical chemist at Lawrence. Paintings embody human expression, but they also encompass quite a bit of chemistry! From the optical properties of varnish, to the pigments that produce vivid colors, Fleishman will take you on a chemical adventure into the captivating world of oil paintings. She has spent several years watching paint dry, and will assure you, it is quite a fascinating endeavor!

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Bach’s Puzzles: Hidden patterns in the Goldberg Variations

Stacey Berk is Professor of Oboe and Music Theory/Composition at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Nell Jorgensen Buchman has pursued an active teaching, performing, and adjudicating career at Lawrence University, Community Music School, and throughout Wisconsin.
Together Stacey and Nell, Waupaca residents , will explore the organization of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and find beauty hidden in this extraordinary work. This will be an opportunity to learn about and hear excerpts of the piece prior to their October 2nd performance at the Bach Festival in Waupaca.

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Waupaca Public Library

The Chemistry of Paint Drying: It's more Fascinating than it sounds!

Allison Fleshman, PhD is a tenured physical chemist at Lawrence. Paintings embody human expression, but they also encompass quite a bit of chemistry! From the optical properties of varnish, to the pigments that produce vivid colors, Fleishman will take you on a chemical adventure into the captivating world of oil paintings. She has spent several years watching paint dry, and will assure you, it is quite a fascinating endeavor!

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Allison Fleshman, PhD, is an associate professor of Chemistry at Lawrence University. Allison has always loved the arts, so a fun side project of hers is identifying the chemical composition of pigments and inks in medieval manuscripts. She also teaches the chemistry of art to non-chemistry majors. Paintings embody human expression, but they also encompass quite a bit of chemistry. From the optical properties of varnish, to the pigments that produce vivid colors, Allison will take you on a chemical adventure into the captivating world of oil paintings. She has spent many years watching paint dry, and assures you, it is quite a fascinating endeavor!
 

  • Vance and Ann Linden are the program sponsors.