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Aquatic Invasive Species in Wisconsin

Tim Campbell, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist at the Environmental Resources Center at UW-Extension, discusses the impacts of invasive species in Wisconsin’s lakes and waterways. Campbell provides a history of the aquatic invasive species in the state, discusses what has been done to manage their impact and explores ways to control them in the future.

Innovations in Medicine

Carla Pugh, Professor in the Department of Surgery; Michael Bassetti, Assistant Professor of Oncology; J. Louis Hinshaw, Professor in the Department of Radiology; and Igor Iruretagoyena, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health share information about new and exciting advances in their fields of medicine.

The Universe Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Edward Churchwell, Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison, explores how the universe has changed from its beginnings to the present time and envisions what it might be like in the distant future.

Genetics of Complex Traits in Dogs

Peter Muir, Professor at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, explains the genome-wide association study (GWAS) which analyzes canine disease. Muir explores the parallels of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in dogs and humans.

Chemical Origins of Life Research

John Yin, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UW-Madison, explores how living systems evolve from simple chemicals.

Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin

Erin Silva, Assistant Professor of Organic Agriculture at UW-Extension, discusses the history of organic agriculture, the regulations that organic farmers must follow, and how UW-Madison is supporting organic farming.

Sleep and Society

Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University, discusses how industrialization has transitioned our sleep patterns into a consolidated model, where we sleep through the night. Our agrarian roots allowed for a biphasic, dividing your sleep into two periods, or polyphasic, sleeping numerous times during twenty four hours, model.

Our Brain’s Addiction to Stories

Indre Viskontas, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of San Francisco, explains how the brain stores information and the physiology behind how memories are constructed.

Don't Fall Down

Kathleen Walsh, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, provides a list of factors that can influence whether an older person will fall. Walsh looks at a fall risk equation and discusses how to prevent a fall.

The Jet Stream

Zachary Handlos, Research Associate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW-Madison, explains how the jet stream works and its importance in the development and motion of weather systems. Handlos discusses how the jet stream was first discovered and the role UW-Madison played in the invention of the first weather satellite.

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