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Katherine Walsh

in Madison, WI

Run, Hide, Fight

PRESENTED ON NOV 05, 2015
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 15

Public shootings have become too common in the news today.  The threat of someone walking into a school with a gun is unpredictable.  The only way we, as the general population, can prevent more lives from being lost is to be educated on our three options for survival: Run, Hide, Fight.

Katherine Walsh is a sophomore at Madison West High School, and a proud member of the school’s Forensics (speech and debate) team.

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

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Run, Run but You Cannot Hide

BY CHRISTOPHER LORTIE
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 18, 2016

Christopher Lortie summarizes the science associated with the benefits of regular running. A few case studies are also presented as a mechanism to emphasize critical analysis of scientific findings and the sometimes spurious nature of findings. Then, meta-analyses and systematic reviews will be used to summarize the research to date on running and key decisions that are made with respect to running will be answered (using these findings). A framework of the additional benefits of running that are more challenging to measure will be proposed. Running may not be for everyone but is certainly useful for many of us based on the evidence to date.
Chris is an integrative scientist with expertise in community theory, sociology, and quantitative methods. Collaboration and networks are central to his research both conceptually and internationally. As such, his empirical research involves biogeographical comparisons of many forms of community dynamics (plants, animals, & people). A significant component of his current environmental science research includes restoration & management. Chris actively pursues new challenges and creative opportunities in science. He has published over 200 scholarly products to date including 120 peer-reviewed publications, 51 datasets, 38 non-refereed conference proceedings, 6 book chapters, and numerous open-science products such as slide decks, figures, videos, and blog commentaries. Chris has also been a distinguished visiting professor in Japan, France, Spain, and South America. Publicly, he has spoken at GLIMPSES and other conferences associated with open science, synthesis, big data, and the value of putting ecology (and humanity) into the work we do in other human pursuits outside science. He is an Associate Professor at York University in Canada and a Research Associate at NCEAS. He is the Editor in Chief for Oikos for all formal synthesis papers, and an editor for PLOSONE, PeerJ, Gigascience, and Nature Scientific Data.

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RUN! RUN! RUN!

BY KAI SYNG TAN
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 02, 2015

Artist Kai Syng Tan is so interested in running that she has made a performance series of it. Get inspired of her presentation!

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Life's Business Plan

BY ANDREW MALY
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 13, 2016

Andrew Maly discusses taking a pro-active approach to life.

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Going Against the Crisis

BY DESPOINA POLYZOIDOU
@ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 17, 2017

Despoina Polyzoidou shows how the economic crisis in Greece has triggered a new era for the primary sector of the country. In order to find ways to cope with economic challenges, her fellow countrymen are not staying idle but rather focus more and more on agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining to create special, top quality, branded products as a way to fight the crisis.

Despoina is concerned about her country and wants to share "views from inside" because she feels that the media sometimes distorts information and only emphasises the negative sides of a situation.

Despite the crisis, she believes, there is always hope and room for positive actions.

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Gun Control

BY AALIYAH ALBERTS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 06, 2018

Aaliyah Roberts is coming clean with the facts on her talk of 'Gun Control'. She delivers a compelling argument on increasing gun control in the United States by comparing statistics of gun violence in the United States and the rest of the world. She goes straight to the source of the law that is not providing the correct amount of protection for Americans, and asserts that the government should be moving for change now.

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The Beauty of Violence

BY CHRISTIAN HERSKER
@ VOL 36 ON MAR 15, 2018

"I want you to hit me", Tyler Durden said in Fight Club. This presenter takes it one step further, wanting people to fight each other. Christian Hersker is part of the group GelderaK, which does their own unique style of simulated combat called GungPow. He asks the question: "Can you grow through fighting?"

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Wild Oregon

BY SEAN STEVENS
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 27, 2018

Sean Stevens talks about his work as Executive Director, Oregon Wild- touching on the growth of the wolf population as well as the Columbia Gorge post-wildfires. He explains how wildfires are actually healthy for the landscape in the long run and are a sign of life and rebirth.

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Using Photography to Encourage an Active Lifestyle

BY GREGG GELMIS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2018

Gregg Gelmis has had a love of photography since high school. Throughout college, he shot for the University of Houston yearbook and a local newspaper.  When he and Karen moved to Huntsville in 2009, he had an opportunity to combine two of his passions, photography and running, starting up the social running group, We Run Huntsville. As a part of this, he shoots road running, trail running and triathlon events, with 60 events shot last year.