Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

Hummingbirds: From Your Yard to Costa Rica and Back - Ep....

Bill Hilton, Jr., Operation Rubythroat

The principal investigator for Operation Rubythroat, Bill Hilton, Jr., discusses the Hummingbird Project and hummingbirds as they fly from your backyard to Costa Rica and back. Learn about hummingbird banding, facts, ecology, behavior, how they stand in the big picture, and the connections between the United States and Costa Rica in terms of hummingbirds.

Envisioning Real Utopias - Ep. 137

Erik Olin Wright, Professor, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison

Professor Erik Olin Wright of the University of Wisconsin-Madison talks about his research project, "Real Utopias Project," which investigates empirical cases that have tried to make utopia real, and looks at theoretical ideas and proposals on how to achieve utopia.

Ancient Glacial Lakes of Wisconsin - Ep. 133

Tom Hooyer, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, UW-Madison

Tom Hooyer, a glacial geologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about the history of the great glacial lakes within the borders of Wisconsin and discusses the effects climate change had on them.

How Does A Thing Like That Work - Ep. 130

David Willey, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh

Watch David Willey, a professor at the University of Pitsburgh, as he explores the laws of physics, including Newton's Three Laws, through many fun demonstrations and experiments.

Shapely Bacteria: Slender Cells with Lovely Curves - Ep. 117

Doug Weibel, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison

Learn about bacteria cell shape, why it's important, and the technique for controlling it as Doug Weibel lectures about his passions: biology, chemistry, and physics. He gives a brief background before getting into the research he has done and the techniques used to control the movements and shapes of bacteria.

We Conserve - Ep. 116

Faramarz Vakili, Associate Director of UW-Madison Physcial Plant

Faramarz Vakili sheds light on the energy consumption of UW-Madison's facilities and explains the plans for reducing expenses. As standards and expectations in crease, so does the cost of electricity and water. Listen to the statistics about energy spending and what the future holds for lowering the overall costs.

The New Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center - Ep. 107

Timothy Donohue, Principal Investigator, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, UW-Madison.

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) conducts fundamental, genomics-based research to remove bottlenecks in the biofuel pipeline. The GLBRC develops sustainable bioenergy practices, and educates society, scientists and biomass producers about bioenergy issues.

YOUR Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene: More Than...

Charles Brokopp, Director, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.

The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) was founded in 1903. Today, the WSLH continues to provide vital laboratory services (reference testing, teaching, research and outreach) that exemplify the "Wisconsin Idea." YOUR public health and environmental laboratory quietly impacts the lives of everyone in Wisconsin.

Stem Cells and the Heart: Hype or Hope for Regenerative...

Timothy Kamp, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, UW-Madison Medical School

See how a new understanding of cardiac biology allows stem cells to become heart cells through cardiac regenerative medicine designed to combat heart disease.

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.

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