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March 2021

Virtual WN@tL: “Why mosquitoes love you (and other things you never knew about mosquitoes and their microbiome)”

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Speaker: Kerri Coon, Bacteriology Description: Microbes are everywhere…and so are mosquitoes. Our lab has found interesting links between the communities of microbes present in the guts of mosquitoes and the environments in which they live…

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Virtual WN@tL; “Use It or Lose It: the Role of Environmental Enrichment in Cognitive Aging”

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Speaker: Corinna Burger, PhD; Neurology Description: Cognitive reserve/resilience is a growing focus in the field of aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and, although high educational attainment provides resilience to age-related cognitive impairment and AD, the molecular mechanisms giving rise to…

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Virtual WN@tL: “Recovery and Identification of the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion: The First Battle of Makin Island”

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Speaker: William Belcher, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Description: During the early days of World War II, Col. Evans Carlson trained two battalions of US Marines in guerilla warfare and amphibious assault. In August of 1942,…

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April 2021

WN@tL: “What’s a Portrait Doing on this Map? Reinterpreting Captain John Smith and His Map of New England”

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Speaker: Matthew Edney; Geography Description:  After his exploits in Virginia (think: Pocahontas), Captain John Smith sailed briefly to “northern Virginia” in 1614. His voyage led him to think about a new colonial endeavor to what…

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