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Workers, Leisure and Social Control in the Paper Valley

Jillian Jacklin, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of History at UW-Madison, focuses on conflicts between industrialists and their workforces over leisure time activities in the Fox River Valley during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jacklin discusses the connection between the effort to eradicate immoral behavior and the rise of the Progressive Party in Wisconsin.

Mexican Migrant Workers in Mid-Century Wisconsin

Sergio González, Doctoral Student in the Department of History at UW-Madison, shares stories of Mexican citizens and Texas-born Mexican Americans who were recruited to work in Wisconsin’s agricultural, industrial and transportation industries in the mid twentieth century.

Science and the Founders of Jewish Studies

Amos Bitzan, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UW-Madison, discusses early 19th century history that led Jewish scholars to look to Wissenschaft, or the sciences, for answers to religious and cultural issues.

Historic Aerial Photography in Wisconsin

Jaime Martindale, Map & GIS Data Librarian, and A.J. Wortley, Senior Outreach Specialist, in the Department of Geography at UW-Madison, discuss the Wisconsin Historic Aerial Imagery Finder project, an online application which houses some of the oldest aerial imagery in Wisconsin. Photos from 1937 through 1941 have been digitally restored and are available for viewing and downloading on the site.

Cranes: Ambassadors for Conservation

Richard Beilfuss, President and CEO of the International Crane Foundation, discusses the connection between cranes and the health of ecosystems and watersheds around the world. Beilfuss shares stories of the work being done in Wisconsin to recover and stabilize the endangered species of cranes.

Speech Changes in Early Alzheimer’s

Kimberly Mueller, Associate Researcher at the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute at UW-Madison, discusses how analyzing everyday speech may provide early detection of cognitive decline.

The Discovery of Niacin at UW-Madison

Dave Nelson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry at UW-Madison, discusses the identification of a new vitamin found in fresh meat and yeast by Conrad Arnold Elvehjem at UW-Madison in 1937. Elvehjem’s experiments proved that nicotinic acid, also known as niacin or vitamin B3, was a cure for pellagra.

Science for the People: Visnshaft in Yiddish

Tony Michels, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UW-Madison, explores Visnshaft, a movement designed to bring the entirety of scholarly knowledge to the Jewish immigrant community in Yiddish, their native language.

Shaking the Dinosaur Family Tree

David Lovelace, Museum Scientist in the Department of Geoscience at UW-Madison, shares findings from vertebrate paleontologists which shed new light on the biology and evolutionary history of dinosaurs.

EatStreet

Matt Howard, CEO and Co-Founder of EatStreet, provides a step by step account of how EatStreet, a national online food ordering service, was created. Howard, a UW-Madison graduate, was recently named to the Forbes 30 under 30 Consumer Technology list.

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