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Aquatic Invasive Species in Wisconsin

Tim Campbell, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist at the Environmental Resources Center at UW-Extension, discusses the impacts of invasive species in Wisconsin’s lakes and waterways. Campbell provides a history of the aquatic invasive species in the state, discusses what has been done to manage their impact and explores ways to control them in the future.

Innovations in Medicine

Carla Pugh, Professor in the Department of Surgery; Michael Bassetti, Assistant Professor of Oncology; J. Louis Hinshaw, Professor in the Department of Radiology; and Igor Iruretagoyena, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health share information about new and exciting advances in their fields of medicine.

Wisconsin's Famous Effigy Mounds

Amy Rosebrough, Archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society, discusses the sacred earthen sculptures created by Native people a thousand years ago to mark the graves of their dead. The effigy mounds, found primarily in Wisconsin, take the shapes of animals, birds and spirits.

The Universe Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Edward Churchwell, Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison, explores how the universe has changed from its beginnings to the present time and envisions what it might be like in the distant future.

Genetics of Complex Traits in Dogs

Peter Muir, Professor at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, explains the genome-wide association study (GWAS) which analyzes canine disease. Muir explores the parallels of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in dogs and humans.

Chemical Origins of Life Research

John Yin, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UW-Madison, explores how living systems evolve from simple chemicals.

Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin

Erin Silva, Assistant Professor of Organic Agriculture at UW-Extension, discusses the history of organic agriculture, the regulations that organic farmers must follow, and how UW-Madison is supporting organic farming.

Sleep and Society

Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University, discusses how industrialization has transitioned our sleep patterns into a consolidated model, where we sleep through the night. Our agrarian roots allowed for a biphasic, dividing your sleep into two periods, or polyphasic, sleeping numerous times during twenty four hours, model.

Cultural Entomology: Insects in Our Lives

Barrett Klein, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at UW-La Crosse, explores the role of insects in society. In addition to being portrayed on currency, artwork and fashion, insects can contribute to advances in technology and medicine.

Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit

Phillip Clampitt, Professor in the Department of Communication at UW-Green Bay, discusses his journey as a social scientist, focusing on long believed, “alleged certainties” which have been proven to be wrong.

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