Wisconsin Geospatial News

Celebrating 65 years of the UW Applied Population Laboratory

It’s hard to believe, but the UW-Madison Applied Population Lab (APL) turns 65 this year.  And as APL Director David Long joked in a recent message to APL supporters: no, they are not retiring!  But they are definitely celebrating the milestone by hosting an event on Friday April 5th on the UW campus. The celebration features two invited speakers, including Dan Bouk from Colgate University and Paul Voss, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the APL.  A reception is also on tap for the afternoon.

Dan will present “The Statistical Lives of Elbertie Foudray” at 12:30 p.m. in the Orchard View Room of the UW Discovery Building.

Paul will share some tales from the APL’s long history at 2:15 in 308 Agriculture Hall.  The gathering in Ag Hall will include a reception with refreshments, stories, and APL trivia.  An RSVP is not required but appreciated for reception planning.

It’s also worth noting the entire UW-Madison campus is celebrating another milestone over the weekend of April 5th-7th.  The UW 175th Anniversary Community Open House features 91 unique events happening across campus.  As a UW employee I’m a little biased, but this is a wonderful opportunity for folks in the Madison area to check out all the great work happening at UW-Madison!

Source: UW-Madison Applied Population Lab