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Allen Centennial Gardens' Vision: Tribute to the Past,...

Ed Lyon, Senior Outreach Specialist, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Allen Centennial Gardens is a 2.5 acre gem on the UW-Madison campus. New director of the Gardens Ed Lyon brings a new vision for Allen Centennial. This talk explains the history of the Gardens, discusses changing trends and audiences and defines Lyon's vision of how the Gardens will adapt to meet new needs.

Pharmaecomomics and Epigenetics - Ep. 256

Kirk Hogan, Md, Department of Anesthesiology, UW-Madison

Anesthesia more than any other medical specialty is characterized by polypharmacy, with up to 10 drugs used for the healthiest patient for simple procedure, to over 25 drugs required for the care of very ill patients having complex surgeries. Anesthesia is at the forefront of the translation of pharmacogenetic insights to the bedside.

Politics and Challenges of Immigration Reform - Ep. 255

Ben Marquez, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UW-Madison

Professor Ben Marquez talks about immigration policy dilemmas from the perspective of our southern neighbors, Mexico and South America. Ben displays facts and statistics about our current situation, outlines policy alternatives, and predicts what is likely to be seen in the future with Obama.

How Parents of Autistic Children View and Use Science -...

Noah Feinstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison

Noah Feinstein discusses how people learn about science and health as well as the personal importance of gaining this knowledge.

Clouds and Aerosol - Ep. 257

Pao K. Wang, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison

Atmospheric clouds have great impact on the global climate process. Cloud formation is also closely related to the aerosol in the atmosphere. Learn about fundamental cloud and aerosol interactions and how they may impact the global climate process.

Opportunities and Challenges of Commercializing Stem Cell...

Michael West, Chief Executive Officer of BioTime Inc., discusses the commercialization of human stem cell technology, what has happened in the past and his hopes for the future. The history of stem cell research is introduced by Mark Bugher and Tommy Thompson.

The Arts and Entrepreneurialism - Ep. 247

Toni Sikes, Founder, The Guild

Founder and artistic advisor of The Guild Inc., Toni Sykes talks about how she started her business and where she is today.

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.

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