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Advanced Analytics: From Emergency Response to Brackets

Laura Albert, Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at UW-Madison, explains industrial and systems engineering and how they can be used to analyze and solve problems in the public sector as well as creating brackets for sports tournaments.

Generosity Matters

Wendy Steele, Founder & CEO of Impact 100 Council, explains how placing a priority on sharing time, talent and treasure creates a culture of generosity. Steele encourages women to become philanthropists, working towards solutions, in their communities.

Building a Bulb Lawn

Benjamin Futa, Director of the Allen Centennial Garden at UW-Madison, provides a step-by-step guide for creating a beautiful arrangement of flowering bulbs in your lawn. Futa offers a list of things to take into consideration before planting: when is it okay to mow down the leaves, the bulb budget, checking the neighborhood covenants and the scale of the garden.

Solar Activity and Its Influence on Us

Alex Lazarian, Professor of Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison, talks about the sun, its life cycle and its interaction with earth.

The UW-Madison Arboretum

Brad Herrick, Ecologist at the UW-Madison Arboretum, shares the history of the arboretum, the development of the Curtis Prairie, and the restoration the arboretum has undergone. The UW-Madison Arboretum is considered the birthplace of restoration ecology.

Evolution of the Chicken

Mark Berres, Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at UW-Madison, discusses junglefowl, four species of birds, which are possible ancestors of the modern chicken. Berres traces the domestication and cultural influences of the bird.

The Opioid Crisis: A Historical Perspective

June Dahl, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience at UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses the history of opium and opioid analgesics and their use, the types of opioids that are currently in use and how to manage pain.

You Can Be a Hero: Paired Kidney Exchange

Joshua Mezrich, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at UW School of Medicine, discusses the history of transplant surgeries on animals and humans. Mezrich describes how donors are chosen and the risks they face.

Observing Global Croplands from Space

Mutlu Özdoğan, Associate Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison, discusses using satellites to photograph and monitor crops from space. The satellite photos offer information on crop-management practices and a look at global changes.

Black Suffrage in Early Wisconsin

Christy Clark-Pujara, Associate Professor in the Department of History at UW-Madison, explores the history of black male disenfranchisement during the first years of Wisconsin’s statehood. This exclusion at the ballot box ultimately resulted in Wisconsin becoming the first state where black men could vote.

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