Nigel Cook, Associate Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison.
Nigel Cook discusses the issue of lameness on dairy farms, a disease he says must remain under control in order to maintain the success of one of Wisconsin's largest industries. He also looks at ways to prevent and treat this problem.
Barbara Snell, CEO of University Community Health Centers, Vanderbilt University.
Barbara Snell offers insight into how the two different communities of Madison and Nashville adopted new and innovative ways to address health care access within the last 10 years.
Jonathan Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison.
Jonathan Gray discusses the ancillary aspects of film, such as trailers and promotion, that have developed over time and how they can affect perception of the movie itself.
Suzanna Waters-Castillo, PhD Department of Professional Development, UW-Madison.
Suzanna Waters-Castillo shares up-to-date findings on understanding late-in-life mood disorders, focusing specifically on depression and anxiety.
Barry Gaberman, Senior Vice President (ret.), The Ford Foundation.
Barry Gaberman looks at the concept of philanthropy in the context of civil society, focusing first on individual philanthropy. He goes on to discuss organized philanthropy as well as corporate philanthropy.
Mike Dalecki, PhD, Dept. of Sociology, UW-Platteville.
Mike Dalecki offers new ways to look at our usage of energy, focusing on the lenses of sociology, economics and history.
Dominique Brossard, Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison.
Dominique Brossard asserts that the lack of support for science and scientific innovations can be traced to attitudes toward technology, lack of knowledge on the part of the lay person, the institutions and people providing information and media coverage.
Dr. Peter Shult, Director, Communicable Disease Division and Emergency Laboratory Response, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Dr. Shult provides a broad overview of vaccines including the history of and scientific rational for their development and use and their critical role in controlling a number of infectious diseases of public health importance in developed and developing countries.
Rick Keller, Associate Professor, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, UW-Madison
Professor Rick Keller takes a deeper look into the extraordinary heat was that hit central Europe, most specifically France, in August of 2003. The daytime highs were 105-120 degrees Fahrenheit. The problem was nighttime lows were still as high as 70 degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in death and destruction.
Chuck Snowdon, Professor, Department of Psychology, UW-Madison
Professor Snowdon discusses his research of cotton top tamarin monkeys. He explains the biology of breding then the feeding behaviors and learnign of infant monkeys. Lastly he talks about his collaboration with musician David Teie to test music's effects on the emotoins of a species that has never been exposed to music before.