Erica Young, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at UW-Milwaukee, explains that more than 600 species of plants that grow where there aren’t enough nutrients in the soil are able to supplement their diets by capturing insects and digesting them. Young discusses the types of plants that are carnivorous and what kind of insects they attract.
Phyllis Reske, Graduate Student in the College of Letters and Science at UW-Milwaukee, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the history of sterilizing people deemed unfit due to mental deficiencies. Reske explores the laws passed in Wisconsin in the early twentieth century which focused on epileptics and the mentally disabled.
Erin N. Winkler, Professor and Chair, Africology Department, UW-Milwaukee, explores how children form ideas about race, what children learn and when they learn it.
2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow Pradeep Rohatgi, Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, UW-Milwaukee describes his lifelong effort to improve lives through research in metals and manufacturing.
Harvey Bootsma, Research Scientist, Great Lakes WATER Institute, UW-Milwaukee
Harvey Bootsma talks about what makes nuisance algae grow in Lake Michigan and what we might be able to do in order to reduce the growth.