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April 2021

Virtual WN@tL: “Insights into the Development of Covid Vaccines”

April 14 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Mary Hayney, School of Pharmacy Description: The Hayney laboratory conducts research studies of vaccine responses in immunosuppressed patient groups.  In this talk, Prof. Hayney will describe and compare the development and review of covid…

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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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Virtual WN@tL: “An Invitation to Mathematical Physics and Its History”

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Speaker: Jont Allen; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Description:  Professor Allen takes an applications-based approach to teaching mathematics to engineering and applied-sciences students. The book lays emphasis on associating mathematical concepts with their physical counterparts,…

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May 2021

Virtual WN@tL: “How to Make Computers that Everyone Can Use, including Seniors Who Can’t or Won’t.”

May 5 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Gregg Vanderheiden; University of Maryland   Description:  Our society is rapidly incorporating digital interfaces into all aspects of our lives. Those who cannot access and use digital technologies will not be able to participate in the…

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Virtual WN@tL: “The Dear Pandemic Project at One Year”

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Speaker: Malia Jones, associate scientist at the Applied Population Lab Description:  Explore the origins in March 2020 of Dear Pandemic, a group of scientists and health care workers to provide curated, comprehensive, and timely information about COVID-19 on…

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Virtual WN@tL: “How to reduce the risk of wildfire ignitions from electric power grids?”

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Speaker: Line Roald; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering   Description: Even the best run grid is not completely fault-free, meaning that there will occasionally be sparks from power lines. In situations with high wildfire risk,…

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Virtual WN@tL: “Life in the Late Triassic in Wyoming: A Timely Story of Puzzle Pieces”

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Speaker: Dave Lovelace, UW Geology Museum and Dept of Geoscience   Description:  Explore the first major culmination of Dave Lovelace’s recent work in the Late Triassic of Wyoming, and see how it is basically a…

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June 2021

Virtual WN@tL: “How Glaciers Move”

June 2 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Luke Zoet; Department of Geoscience Description: While glaciers are often thought of as static bodies of ice infamous for melting, steady glacial movement is constantly at work. Many of Earth’s largest glaciers are flowing…

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Virtual WN@tL: “Rural Medical Training: The Stats, The Need, The Future.”

June 9 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Laura McDowell, Obstetrics & Gynecology Bio: (Extracted from https://www.obgyn.wisc.edu/residency/RuralResident written in 2017) "Not everyone can claim to be the first in the nation, but since Laura McDowell, MD, joined the University of Wisconsin Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in…

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Virtual WN@tL: “Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease”

June 16 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Nathaniel Chin, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Bio: TBD Description: TBD Zoom Link:  https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrce2vrDwtHNBMv0FxIcmw56npNOhu831_

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