In September, red-hot demonstrations of scientific glassblowing at UW-Madison drew a standing-room-only crowd to the meeting of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society Midwest Section. Open to the public, the meeting showcased the bending and blowing of glass tubing to create scientific apparatus, an art that began in 19th-century Germany and continues in research-active chemistry departments to this day.
The political science alum serves as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council staff. Political science chair David Canon asked him about his work for President Obama and his time at UW.
The former president of Monster.com is a generous and committed mentor to L&S students enrolled in the Taking Initiative career course. Here are his words of wisdom for forging a successful path after graduation.