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OPID Highlight

2014 OPID Spring Conference


Mindful Teaching: Inquiry, Connection, Sustainability, and Creativity
April 17-18, 2014
Heidel House, Green Lake, WI

Registration Open Now 

Conference Website 

Featured Speakers:


Dr. Richard Davidson

UW-Madison’s Richard J. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, and Founder and Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Waisman Center. He is the co-author (with Sharon Begley) of The Emotional Life of Your Brain.

Dr. Davidson’s research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. 



Dr. Sherry Lee Linkon

Sherry Lee Linkon is a professor of English and the director of the Writing Program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Her research in the scholarship of teaching and learning examines student learning in disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses in the humanities, and she studies and speaks about social class issues in higher education.

Dr. Linkon has worked as an academic organizer in settings as varied as academic programs, interdisciplinary centers, professional organizations, and online, by developing resources for students, faculty, journalists, and general audiences.

Heidel House Resort

The Planning Committee for the 2014 OPID Spring Conference looks forward to an exciting statewide conference focusing attention on the outstanding accomplishments and commitment of faculty, academic staff, and students throughout the University of Wisconsin System.