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The Arts and Entrepreneurialism - Ep. 248

Founder of Oompa Toys, Milanie Cleere tells the story of how she got her business started. They specialize in non-branded, specialty toys, gear and furniture.

The Changing Nature of Employment and Work - Ep. 243

Steve Pogorzelski, Former President of Monster North America

Steve Pogorzelski gives insight to labor markets in relation to work and unemployment. He discusses the current state and future projections for the labor market in relation to changing demographics as well as other factors.

Media Ethics Beyond Borders? Journalism Ethics in the...

Stephen Ward, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

Stephen Ward gives a talk about journalism ethics. He talks about himself, his occupation, and the bigger picture.

The Role of the UW Eye Institute in the Treatment of...

Arthur Polans, Associate Director, UW Eye Research Institute

Arthur Polans talks about the research being done in his lab and his interest in using nontoxic, nature products as chemotherapeutic agents before discussing how the Eye Research Institute is involved on campus to promote scientific productivity as well as enhance scholarly activities.

Social Entrepreneurialism - Models that Promote...

Nancy Christy, Ownder of Meaningful People, Places and Food

The lecture starts with a 17 minute video about Nancy Christy's ideas in relation to the extremely successful Wilson Street Grill followed by questions from the audience. She co-owns Meaningful People, Places and Food, which provides advice, research and analysis in food related business sectors.

Future of US-European Relations in the Shadow of the Iraq...

Jeremi Suri, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison

With an impressive background in history, Professor Jeremi Suri analyses the likely relationship between the United States and Europe in the aftermath of the Iraq War.

Cell Adhesion: How Cells Stick and Why It Matters in...

Allison Lynch, Genetics PhD Student, Department of Zoology, UW-Madison

Allison Lynch gives a brief background on cell adhesion, the way cells stick together. Then, she explains her research focus, which is a protein called MAGI-1 and its effects on cell adhesion during morphogenesis.

Entrepreneurial Efforts Promoting Civil Society and...

Barry Gaberman, Senior VP, The Ford Foundation and Shep Zeldin, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, UW-Madison

Barry Gaberman discusses the context of civil society and its importance. Then he goes into a discussion of philanthropy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Lastly he touches on the current economic crisis and its impact on civil society.

Eavesdropping on the Inner Life of Cells - Ep. 232

Scott Topper, Research Assistant, Department of Genetics , UW-Madison

Scott Topper starts by discussing the basic elements of and concepts related to genes and gene expression. He moves into the technology used and different research approaches in the field.

What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur - Ep. 229

Loren Mortenson, Mortenson Investment Group

Loren Mortensen is the chairman of the Mortensen Investment Group, a multi-dimensional commercial real estate development leasing and private investment company. He discusses his business as well as his experiences as an entrepreneur.

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