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June 2018

WN@tL: Botany Garden and Greenhouse: a research, teaching, and outreach facility

June 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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As a plant systematist and geneticist, Dr. Ingrid Jordon-Thaden will explain how she plans to use the unique plant collection and space for a wide array of research, teaching, and outreach programs within the Botany…

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WN@tL: Living Solar in the Suburbs – 10 Years On

June 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker Bruce Johnson, solar farmer About the talk Bruce Johnson has been a self-described “solar farmer” for 10 years. He has told his story in two previous Wednesday Nite @ the Lab lectures, and now…

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WN@tL: Advancements in Our Understanding of Earth’s Most Powerful Storms

June 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker Derrick Herndon, assistant researcher, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison About the talk Over the last 60 years, tremendous progress has been made in our ability to observe hurricanes…

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July 2018

WN@TL: Mixed Emotions – A Peek into the Emotional World of Infants

July 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Elizabeth Planalp, Ph.D. Abstract: Infants learn to navigate the world through repeated interactions with caregivers and their environment. The first two years of life are pivotal in terms of early brain and behavioral development…

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WN@tL: “Milking Machines: The first 100 years, From buckets to robots”

July 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Doug Reinemann Description of Talk: Doug Reinemann will provide a brief history of the development of milking technology with an in-depth discussion of the state-of-the-art in robotic milking. Robotic milking began to be adopted…

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WN@tL: “A Trillion Bases a Day: Advances in DNA Sequencing”

July 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Josh Hyman of the UW Biotechnology Center Live Stream Here: http://biotech.wisc.edu/webcams                       

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August 2018

WN@tL: “Mapping Monumental Mysteries: Exploring of Wisconsin’s Famous Effigy Mounds”

August 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Amy Rosebrough of Wisconsin Historical Society Bio: Dr. Amy L. Rosebrough is a native of the Ozark mountains of southern Missouri who developed an interest in archaeology at a young age.  After attending Missouri State University…

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WN@tL: “Meet the UW Insect Research Collection (WIRC)”

August 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Dan Young of Entomology Live web stream here: biotech.wisc.edu/webcams

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WN@tL: “The Buzz Report: The Year So Far in Wisconsin Insects”

August 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Description: With over 20,000 insect species in the state, there's never a dull moment in the arthropod world.  Tune in to see what's trending this year in Wisconsin's insects—from hordes of army worms to plagues…

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WN@tL: “Mapping the Springs of Wisconsin”

August 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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On the springs of Wisconsin  Sue Swanson and Grace Graham   How many springs are there in Wisconsin? Where is the largest spring in the state? And what conditions control their formation?   A spring is a natural…

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WN@tL: “Neutrinos from a Massive Black Hole Across the Universe”

August 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Justin Vandenbroucke Description: Four billion years ago, an energetic neutrino was emitted by a giant black hole at the center of a distant galaxy.  After traveling across the universe for those four billion years, it collided…

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September 2018

WN@tL: “The Fall of Teotihuacan: Archaeology beyond the Pyramids”

September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Sarah Clayton Title: The Fall of Teotihuacan: Archaeology beyond the Pyramids Description: For many centuries before its collapse around AD 550, Teotihuacan thrived as the capital of one of the largest and earliest urban societies…

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WN@tL: “The Green Empire Strikes Back: the Ecology and Evolution of Carnivorous Plants”

September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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 Speaker: Tom Givnish Description: Most plants are consumed, in whole or part, by animals. In 1875, Charles Darwin amazed scientists and the general public by demonstrating that several plants – including sundews, butterworts, and the…

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WN@tL: “Research Ethics, Higher Purposes and Challenges Facing Science – Lessons from a Decade of Teaching PhD Students Responsible Conduct of Research”

September 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Robert G. Thorne Description: What do we teach our graduate students about the ethics of science at UW-Madison? What distinguishes scientific misconduct from errors? Are we adequately preparing our students today to navigate, appreciate, and combat…

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WN@tL: “Virus-Vector Interactions: Potential for Biorational Control”

September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Tom German Description: A majority of viruses infecting plants, and many viruses infecting animals, depend on insect vectors to move between hosts. The resulting diseases create enormous human suffering and economic loss, as well as…

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October 2018

WN@tL Doubleheader: “100+ Years of Influenza Research at UW” AND “What the Epigenome Tells Us”

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speakers: Bernard Easterday, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Christopher Olsen - School of Veterinary Medicine and Frank Pugh - Pennsylvania State University Description: More info to come! Livestream: http://biotech.wisc.edu/webcams

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WN@TL: “Pandemic! Insights from the Global Influenza Epidemic 1918-1919”

October 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Pete Shult - Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Description: More info to come! Livestream: http://biotech.wisc.edu/webcams

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WN@TL: “The Old Wisconsin Idea & The New UW Cooperative Extension”

October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Gerry Campbell - Ag & Applied Economics; and Tom Zinnen - UW Biotechnology Center & Cooperative Extension Description: Wisconsin Cooperative Extension is in the process of returning to UW-Madison after 50+ years as part…

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WN@TL: “Aerial Roots of Mexican Corn Can Host Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria”

October 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Description: A public-private collaboration of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of California, Davis, and Mars Inc., has identified varieties of tropical corn from Oaxaca, Mexico, that can acquire a significant amount of the…

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WN@TL: “20 Years of Human Embryonic Stem Cells”

October 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Description: More info to come! Speaker: Tim Kamp - Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Timothy Kamp attended medical school at the University of Chicago, receiving his doctorate in…

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November 2018

WN@TL: “UW and Madison and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918”

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Steve Oreck - UW Madison History Department Description: In the summer of 1918 the misnamed “Spanish Flu” arrived in the United States, coming from Europe on a returning US vessel. Once established in the Boston…

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WN@TL: “Invisible Wounds of War: On the 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI”

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: John Brugge - UW-Madison Department of Neuroscience Description: More info to come! Livestream: http://biotech.wisc.edu/webcams

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WN@TL Goes Dark: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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WN@TL: “All of Us Research Program: Be one in a million”

November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Fatou Jallow - School of Medicine and Public Health Description: Far too many diseases do not have a proven means of prevention, or effective treatment. We must gain better insights into the biological, environmental, and behavioral…

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December 2018

WN@TL: “Designing Electric Motorcycles for The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy & The Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb – The World’s Oldest and Most Dangerous Motorcycle Races”

December 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Lennon Rodgers, Grainger Makerspace - Engineering About the Speaker: Lennon Rodgers is the Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab (Makerspace) at UW-Madison. He earned his PhD and M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute…

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WN@TL: “Really…How Busy is a Bee? Foraging by Honey Bees and Bumble Bees in Wisconsin Agricultural Lands”

December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Danny F. Minahan, Integrative Biology Description:  Bees are a diverse group of insects that range from solitary to eusocial. Honey bees and bumble bees are eusocial, indicating that within a colony they form discreet castes…

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WN@TL: “Disability in the Middle Ages: Five Brief Histories”

December 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Leah Parker, English Department Speaker Bio: Leah Pope Parker recently defended her dissertation on “Embodied Lives and Afterlives: Disability and the Eschatological Imaginary in Early Medieval England,” and will receive a PhD in English from UW-Madison…

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WN@TL Goes Dark: Happy Holidays!

December 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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January 2019

WN@TL Goes Dark: Happy New Year!

January 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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WN@TL: “Healthy Minds for a Lifetime: From Molecules to Mindfulness”

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: John Denu, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Speaker Bio:Denu is Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry in the School of Medicine and Public Health, and serves as Epigenetics and Multi-omics Hubs leader in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery…

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WN@TL: “The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at UW-Madison: Reducing Poverty via Researcher, Practitioner, and Community Partnerships”

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Hilary Shager, The Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison Speaker Bio: Hilary Shager is the Associate Director of Programs and Management at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Institute for Research on Poverty, where she oversees…

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WN@tL: “Mysteries of Glacier Slip and Landform Development”

January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Luke Zoet, Geological Sciences Speaker Bio: Coming soon! Description: Glaciers flow downhill like slow motion rivers but unlike a river a glacier “slips” at its base. Glacier slip accounts for most of the motion of…

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WN@tL: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS

January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker has been rescheduled for March 13th - see new event for description  

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February 2019

WN@tL: Molecular Me: Exploring the Social Implications of the Genomics Revolution

February 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Jason Fletcher, La Follette School of Public Affairs Speaker Bio: Jason Fletcher is a Romnes Professor of Public Affairs with appointments in Sociology, Agricultural and Applied Economics and Population Health Sciences as well as…

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WN@tL: “Hunting the Origins of Plant Diversity in the Tibetan Plateau”

February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Deren Eaton, Columbia University Speaker Bio: Deren Eaton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. He is an evolutionary biologist and botanist with broad interests in…

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WN@tL: “Wisconsin’s Niagara Escarpment: the Continuing Impact of 430,000,000-year-old Silurian Rocks on the State’s Development, Economy, and Scientific Heritage.”

February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Speaker: Don Mikulic, Weis Earth Science Museum; UW-Oshkosh-Fox Valley Campus Speaker Bio: Grew up in Muskego, Wisconsin Bachelor’s at UWM in geology Ph.D. Oregon State University in geology Retired as a senior Paleontologist from the…

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WN@tL: Leadership, Advocacy, Collaboration, Policy & Legislation to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness Worldwide- Global Best Practices & Country Examples

February 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Luxme Hariharan, Pediatric Opthalmology Speaker Bio: Dr. Hariharan is a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, A child health advocate; the Strategic Development, Policy and Advocacy lead for Latin America for SightLife (a non-profit focused on the elimination of…

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March 2019

WN@tL: “Staggering Losses: World War 1 and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918”

March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, Ebling Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections Bio: Micaela is the Head of Rare books and Special Collections and Head of Marketing & Communications at the Ebling Library for the Health Sciences on UW’s…

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WN@tL: “When the sneeze becomes a wheeze: Discovering the origins of asthma and how this will lead to a cure”

March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Speaker: Robert F. Lemanske, ICTR, SMPH Speaker Bio: Robert F. Lemanske, Jr., M.D., is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology. He is the Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research…

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WN@tL: Before the Foundation: Harry Steenbock and the Patenting of University Science, 1886-1925

March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Kevin Walters Speaker Bio: Kevin Walters is a historian of university technology transfer. He currently works as a Strategic Research  Coordinator in the Communications Department at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), where he…

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WN@tL: “Precambrian Geology of the Baraboo Hills”

March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Esther Stewart, WI Geologic and Natural History Survey Speaker Bio: Esther Stewart has served as Precambrian geologist for the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey since 2013. Prior to that, she worked as a petroleum…

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April 2019

WN@tL: “History of Cartography: Is the World’s Oldest Map a Map?”

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Matthew Edney Speaker Bio: Matthew Edney is a geographer, map historian, and UW alum (MS 1985, PhD 1990). Since 2005 he has directed the History of Cartography Project at UW, up in the warrens of…

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WN@tL: Private Wells in Wisconsin: An overview of common water quality problems

April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Kevin Masarik Speaker Bio: Kevin Masarik is a groundwater education specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has assisted tens of thousands of well owners through…

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WN@tL: “Private Wells in Wisconsin: An overview of common water quality problems”

April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Kevin Masarik Description: News about well water quality in Wisconsin may have people wondering about the quality of what's coming out of their faucets at home. While reporting often focuses on problems, the good news is…

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WN@tL: “The Big Picture: Science and Public Outreach with Astronomical Surveys”

April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Ellen and Keith Bechtol Speaker Bio: Keith Bechtol is an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leading a research group in observational cosmology. He contributes to the design, commissioning, operation, and…

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WN@tL: “Can you Live Without a Gasoline Car?”

April 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Bruce Johnson, Solar Farmer Speaker Bio: Bruce A. Johnson has spent over 35 years as a television production professional, first in the commercial and public TV sectors and now with a non-profit. He is also…

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May 2019

WN@tL: Visualizing Science

May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Jacki Whisenant Speaker Bio: Jacki Whisenant is a scientific illustrator with a fondness for bats, beetles and other unsung ecological heroes. As an artist and educator, she enjoys finding ways of celebrating the many facets…

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WN@tL: Fueling Academic Entrepreneurship

May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Rock Mackie, UW Health and Depts. of Medical Physics and Engineering Physics Speaker Bio: “Rock” Mackie has a BSc in Physics (1980) from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD in Physics (1984) from the University…

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WN@tL: From Cheese to Single Synapses: Light Microscopy Across the Disciplines

May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Elle Kielar-Grevstad, Biochemistry Speaker Bio: Elle Kielar-Grevstad is the Director of the Biochemistry Core Facilities.  As such she manages three community lab spaces where researchers (on and off campus) can gain access to the…

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WN@tL: Transforming Cancer Treatment with Precision Medicine

May 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Mark Burkard Speaker Bio: Mark is a physician-scientist who practices medical oncology with a clinical focus on breast cancer, and laboratory work focused on drug sensitivity and cancer genomics. With his colleague, Dr. Deming, he has…

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WN@tL: Between Trench and Lab: Reconstructing the Roman Mystery Religion of Mithras

May 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Speaker Bio: Matthew McCarty is Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology at the University of British Columbia. His research explores the practice of ancient religion in the context of Roman colonial power, from child sacrifice in…

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June 2019

WN@TL: Illuminating Better Cancer Treatments with Light

June 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Peter Favreau, Morgridge Institute for Research Speaker Bio: I am a postdoctoral researcher who has worked in Dr. Melissa Skala’s Optical Microscopy in Medicine Lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research for 3 years.…

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WN@TL: Seeing and not seeing: Investigating visual awareness

June 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Emily Ward, Psychology Speaker Bio: Emily J. Ward is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UW–Madison, where she directs the Visual Cognition Laboratory. She is broadly interested in understanding the scope and limits of…

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WN@TL: How Might Solving the Global Climate Crisis create the Largest Human Health Benefit of the Century?

June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Jonathan Patz, Global Health Institute Speaker Bio: Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is Professor & John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also directs the Global…

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WN@TL: The Evolution of Storm Chasing

June 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Derrick Herndon, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) Speaker Bio: Derrick Herndon is an Associate Researcher for the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin, where he studies…

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July 2019

WN@TL: “School Safety in America: Rhetoric vs. Reality”

July 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: David Perrodin, Viterbo University Speaker Bio: Dr. David Perrodin promotes a safety initiative of taking action before a disaster strikes. He is an author, educator, researcher, professor, legal expert witness, consultant, and host of…

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WN@TL: “What’s Up with All These Storms and Floods?”

July 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Daniel Wright, Civil and Environmental Engineering Speaker Bio: Dr. Wright holds bachelors and masters degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked a Regional Sanitation Engineer with the Peace…

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WN@tL: The Next Giant Leap: Apollo and Life Sciences Research for the Journey to Mars

July 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Jaime Cordova, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and Dept of Genetics Speaker Bio: Jaime Cordova is a graduate student in the Laboratory of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research focuses on the genome…

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WN@tL: Hox Gene Expression and Function in Musculoskeletal Stem Cells

July 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Speaker: Deneen Wellik Speaker Bio: I was born and raised in a small town in MO - a midwesterner through and through.  I was the first person from my family to go to college (or…

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WN@tL: Insights in Pediatric Food Allergies

July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Anne Marie Singh, Pediatrics Speaker Bio: Anne Marie Singh, MD, is the Director of the Food Allergy Research and Education Center of Excellence, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and…

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August 2019

WN@tL: Induced pluripotent stem cell therapies, humanized mice, and the future of transplantation

August 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Matthew Brown Speaker Bio: Matthew E. Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery/Division of Transplantation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Brown also serves as co-Director of the UW Humanized Mouse…

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WN@tL: How do micro-organisms evolve to become pathogens?

August 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Speaker: Caitlin Pepperell Speaker Bio: Caitlin Pepperell CV Description: A case study of bacterial pathogen emergence: Staphylococcus saprophyticus. Where do pathogens come from? Microbes are all around us, but infectious diseases arise from a tiny fraction…

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WN@TL: Genetically Engineered Crops: Whence, Whither, Whether?

August 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Tom Zinnen Speaker Bio: I grew up in Dixon, Illinois, on the Rock River, downstream from Lake Mendota. On the banks of the Rock, I attended Dixon High School, now renovated on the interior and…

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WN@TL: Multi-Instrument Stream Surveys: Big Data, Small Rivers, By Canoe

August 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: David Hart Speaker Bio: David Hart Bio Description: Models of regional water resources are increasingly being called upon to help support informed decision-making. In many cases, interactions between groundwater and surface water (GW-SW) are…

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September 2019

WN@TL: Recovering US Airmen Lost in WW2: From the Fields of France to the Forests of Belgium

September 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Christopher Zaczyk Description: Chris Zaczyk will be here to share stories of the two most recent recoveries —Walter Stone in 2018, and from this summer another airman yet to be named—and to guide us…

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WN@TL: How Solar Energy Became Cheap

September 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Gregory Nemet Speaker Bio: Gregory Nemet is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the La Follette School of Public Affairs. He teaches courses in energy systems analysis, policy analysis, and international environmental…

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WN@tL: Sleep in child development: The A to Zzzzs of building a healthy brain

September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Stephanie Jones Speaker Bio: Stephanie Jones, PhD is the Assistant Director of the Institute for Sleep and Consciousness at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Associate Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry. She received her…

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WN@tL: SHINING A LIGHT ON DARK OCEAN VIRUSES

September 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Karthik Anantharaman Speaker Bio: Karthik Anantharaman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Michigan in…

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October 2019

WN@tL: “The history and future of genome science at UW-Madison”

October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Audrey Gasch Speaker Bio: Dr. Gasch hails from Chilton, Wisconsin, where she first became enthralled with biology while growing up on a rural farm.  She received her BS in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison…

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WN@tL: The Uncertain Future of Yellowstone in a Warmer World with More Fire

October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Monica Turner Speaker Bio: Dr. Monica G. Turner is the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology and a Vilas Research Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has studied fire, vegetation…

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WN@tL: Soil – A Precious Resource under Threat

October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Jo Handelsman Speaker Bio: Dr. Jo Handelsman is the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Vilas Research Professor, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. She previously served…

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WN@tL: Fighting Antibiotic Resistance with Broken Scissors

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Jason Peters Speaker Bio: Dr. Jason M. Peters is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he uses CRISPR tools to investigate the genetics of pathogenic bacteria that are associated with antibiotic resistance…

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WN@tL: “Exploring the Deep: Investigations of three new Great Lakes shipwrecks with ROVs”

October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Caitlin Zant Speaker Bio: Caitlin Zant joined the Wisconsin Historical Society as a Maritime Archaeologist 4.5 years ago, after attending the Maritime Studies Program at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina for graduate school.…

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November 2019

WN@tL: Drivers of Megadiversity in the Orchids, the Largest Family of Flowering Plants

November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Thomas Givnish Speaker Bio: Thomas J. Givnish is a plant evolutionary ecologist and holds the Henry Allan Gleason Chair in Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1976,…

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WN@tL: “Electric Machines: Then, Now & The Future”

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker:  Daniel Ludois Speaker Bio: Daniel Ludois received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2012 and B.S. in Physics from Bradley University in 2006. Dr. Ludois currently serves as an associate…

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December 2019

WN@tL: “Into the Weeds: A Review of the Roles and Risks of Cannabinoid Therapies”

December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Natalie Schmitz Speaker Bio: Natalie Schmitz, MPA, PharmD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Pharmacy Practice Division at University of Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining University of Wisconsin, Dr. Schmitz earned her Master…

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WN@tL: “Host Fatty Acid Metabolism Modifies Toxoplasma Life Cycle”

December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Bruno Martorelli Di Genova Speaker Bio: I am a postdoc at Dr Knoll lab. I was born in Brazil and did all my education there. Since I was an undergrad I have been working with intestinal…

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WN@tL: “Microbes on Bobtails Glow: Light-emitting Vibrio Bacteria and Their Bobtail Squid Hosts”

December 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Mark Mandel Speaker Bio: Mark Mandel, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department Medical Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Mandel earned his PhD…

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January 2020

WN@TL: Meeting Wisconsinites with Parkinson disease where they are

January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Kristen Pickett Speaker Bio: Kristen has been an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison since 2014. Her Sensory Motor Integration Lab…

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WN@TL: “Revised and Resubmitted: WARF, Steenbock, and Vitamin D”

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Kevin Walters Speaker Bio: Kevin Walters is a historian of university technology transfer. He currently serves as Strategic Research Coordinator in the Communications Department at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), where he has…

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WN@TL: “The Bay of Green Bay: Past, Present and Future”

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Julia Noordyk Speaker Bio: Julia Noordyk is the Water Quality Outreach Specialist with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute who works closely with the Clean Bay Backers, a citizen’s advisory committee dedicated to…

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WN@TL: Discovering new pathogens in wildlife from Wisconsin and beyond

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Tony Goldberg Speaker Bio: Dr. Goldberg is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, John D. MacArthur Research Chair at UW-Madison, and Associate Director for Research at the…

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February 2020

WN@tL: “The Secret Lives of Leaf-cutter Ants”

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Cameron Curie Description: Since the origin of life on Earth ~3.5 billion years ago, microscopic organisms have played key roles in global biogeochemical processes and have evolved into the most abundant and diverse life…

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WN@tL: Replicating Viruses and Adapting Clones: Making Sense of Biology with Mathematics

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Maria Orive Description: There are two major ways that we can use mathematical models to make sense of biology: as a tool to explain what we do see, and as a framework for predicting what we might see.…

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WN@tL: “Why Are Wisconsin’s Karst Aquifers So Susceptible to Groundwater Contamination?”

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Maureen Muldoon Description:Why Are Wisconsin’s Karst Aquifers So Susceptible to Groundwater Contamination? The talk will focus on the hydrogeology of Wisconsin's karst aquifers. I'll go over what karst is, how it forms, and where…

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WN@tL: “What Do We Know & How Early Can We Know It? Exploring Biomarkers Related to Alzheimer’s Disease”

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Carol Van Hulle Description: Dementia and dementia due to Alzheimer's (AD) affects all of us – spouses, children, grandchildren, friends – and has a tremendous public health impact. More than 300,000 people in the…

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March 2020

WN@tL: “Respiratory Viruses of Children & Adults”

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Katie Schmit Description: Respiratory viral infections in children and adults have a tremendous impact on people and healthcare worldwide. Economically, these infections account for both direct medical costs along with indirect costs related to missed…

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(Cancelled) WN@tL: “Through the Looking-Glass of Data Science”

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Claudia Solis-Lemus Speaker Bio: Her research involves the development of statistical models to answer biological questions, balancing biological interpretability, theoretical guarantees, and computational tractability. In particular, her research deals with modern big data which…

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(Cancelled) WN@tL: “Sharing the land with predators: Ways to do it and how to tell if they work”

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Speaker: Dr. Adrian Treves, Dr. Santiago-Avila, & Naomi Louchouarn Description: Human-predator conflict is one of the greatest sources of mortality for the large, iconic predators, like wolves and grizzly bears, that have been recolonizing North…

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(Cancelled) WN@tL: “The Fastest Way to lower CO2 is through hybrid engines”

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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April 2020

(Cancelled) WN@tL: “Antibiotic Resistance and New Antibiotics”

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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(Cancelled) WN@tL: Microbiomes that Affect Development in Young Insects

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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(Cancelled) WN@tL: “Biodynamic Beekeeping”

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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(Cancelled) WN@tL: “History of Cartography”

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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