Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

Across Kingdoms and Across Campus: Perspectives from a...

Molly Jahn, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison

The history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison dating back to the first dean in 1880 through today and plans for the future of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

The Science of Halloween Candy - Ep. 103

Rich Hartel, Professor, Department of Food Science, UW - Madison

Rich Hartel gives an interactive lecture about candy, how it's made, and the science behind it all

How Computer Games Help Children Learn - Ep. 102

David Williamson Shaffer, Associate Professor, Departments of Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction, UW - Madison

David explains how he believes children can learn important and necessary life skills through playing computer games

Studying Tropical Cyclones with Satellites - Ep. 101

Howard Berger, Associate Researcher, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Howard Berger discusses the use of satellites to study tropical storms, his team's research on hurricanes, and lastly the issue of global climate changes in relation to tropical cyclones.

Satellites Over Wisconsin – Ep. 714

Steve Ackerman, a professor in the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences at UW-Madison, discusses the historical significance of UW-Madison in satellite meteorology, explores how we use satellites today and looks at what is coming in the future.

Viruses in Groundwater

Kenneth Bradbury, program leader in Hydrogeology at the Wisconsin Geological & National History Survey, plumbs the depths of our groundwater to detect and track viruses that can contaminate our drinking water.

The June 5, 2012 Transit of Venus

Sanjay Limaye, senior scientist at the Space Science & Engineering Center at UW-Madison, discusses the unusual occurrence of the transit, or eclipse, of Venus. Occurring in pairs separated by eight years, the transit occurs when Earth and Venus are situated in their orbital positions just right, every 115 years.

Community Turnover Across Space and Time

Jessica Blois, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Geography at UW-Madison, discusses how species and communities will respond to climate change in the future. Blois explores the validity of the assumption that links between ecological patterns and climate across space can be used to model ecological changes in response to climate change over time.

Targeting the Beta-Cell in Diabetes Therapeutics

Michelle Kimple, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at UW-Madison, discusses the role of the insulin-producing beta-cell in the pathophysiology of diabetes, particularly type 2 (obesity-related) diabetes, and the mechanisms of action of established and novel diabetes therapeutics that act on the beta-cell.

History of Neurology at the UW

Andrew Waclawik, a professor in the Department of Neurology at UW-Madison, introduces clinical neurology by way of its historical background. Waclawik reviews the origins of the new clinical specialty in the 19th century in major European medical centers, and presents the history of neurology at the University of Wisconsin.

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