William Weege, Professor Emeritus of the UW-Madison Art Department, and Richard H. Axsom, Curator Emeritus of Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, discuss Weege’s artistic career and his work with Sam Gilliam. Weege and Gilliam’s collaboration produced innovations in printmaking and abstract artworks.
Jennifer Stenglein, Research Scientist at the WI Department of Natural Resources, explains Snapshot Wisconsin, a project focused on monitoring wildlife through a network of trail cameras. Citizen scientists will place and monitor the cameras around the state. Captured images will be made available to volunteers world-wide who will help with identification and classification of the wildlife.
Walton O. Schalick, III, Clinical Assistant Professor at UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses how medieval medicine and the health care structures established in the Middle Ages laid the foundation for medical education, drug regulations, and the way patients are treated.
Catherine Jackson, Assistant Professor in the History of Science, and Tracy Drier, Master Glassblower in the Department of Chemistry, at UW-Madison, explore the collaboration between chemists and glassblowers in understanding the natural world. Jackson discusses how glassblowing technology aids in understanding molecules in three dimensions. Drier demonstrates how to create glassware.
Eric Hooper, Research Astronomer in the Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison, discusses black holes and the computer simulations that show their activity. Hooper talks about the connection between the supermassive black holes and galaxies.
Donna Friedsam, Health Policy Programs Director at the UW Population Health Institute, hosts a panel discussion with Greg Nycz, Executive Director of the Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc., and Lisa Peyton-Caire, Assistant Vice President of Life, Learning & Events at Summit Credit Union, discussing healthcare theories, philosophies, and policies.
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.
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.
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.
Alex Lazarian, Professor of Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison, talks about the sun, its life cycle and its interaction with earth.