The UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library, 1006 Connie Road, Baraboo, will continue its series of lectures this spring, bringing visiting scholars to the campus to share emerging research and topics of interest to the community. All talks are free and open to the public.

• 12:30 p.m. April 7. UW-Milwaukee professor David Mulroy will present “The War Against Grammar” in the UW-BSC library. Arguing that the teaching of traditional grammar is a good use of classroom time, Mulroy will show that students benefit from diagramming and learning their parts of speech — both during their school years and beyond.

• 7 p.m. April 7. UW-Milwaukee professor David Mulroy will present “Sapphobilly” in the UW-BSC library. Mulroy will take translated Ancient Greek and Roman songs by Sappho, Catallus and Horace, and set them to simple guitar accompaniment, making them catchy and easy to understand.

• 5 p.m. April 29. UW-Madison researcher Dr. Eric Booth will present “The Challenge of Proving and Improving Water Quality Outcomes: The Case of Phosphorus in the Yahara River Watershed” in the UW-BSC library. Booth will discuss how phosphorus in agricultural and urban runoff impacts water quality and quality of life for people in the Midwest.

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