Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the FIFTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.
1) Wisconsin Film Festival Presents: Food Patriots (2013)
Jeff Spitz’s film documents the story of his own family and how, after his son’s bout with a serious food-derived illness, they became involved in a grassroots movement to rid our food of antibiotics and genetic modifications. Entertaining, humorous, and informative, this is a film to see before you take your next trip to the grocery store.
This event is not free!
When: Thursday, April 3rd @ 6:30pm
Location: The Marquee, Union South
2) Memories of Resistance in Brazil: Reflections on Student Opposition, 50 Years after the Golpe de Estado
Victoria Langland, Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan. Part of a two-day symposium, “Brazil and Human Rights Reconsidered: Politics, Culture and Dictatorship, 50 Years after the 1964 Coup.”
When: Thursday, April 3rd @ 7pm
Location: Room 335 Pyle Center
3) Cheese is Alive!: Regulating the Microbial Ecologies of Artisanal Cheese
Heather Paxson (MIT) and and a panel of commentators consider the debates over the regulation of unpasteurized milk cheeses. Commentators include Mark Jonson of the Center for Dairy Research, and Andy Hatch, UW alum and new owner of Uplands Cheese. Followed by cheese sampling.
When: Thursday, April 3rd @ 7pm
Location: De Luca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
4) China’s Transition to a Consumption-Based Economy
The panel of professors speaking at this year’s event consists of Professor James Walker, who will speak out the effects of internal migration on China’s economy; Professor Nancy Wong, who will talk about consumer culture in China; Professor Ian Coxhead, who will discuss the challenges China faces as a middle income country; and Professor Guanming Shi, who will talk about patent policies in China and the US. A panel discussion at 4:30 pm with all four speakers will conclude the event.
When: Friday, April 4th @ 2pm
Location: Plenary Room, Grainger Hall
5) Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Series: A final talk by Yi-Fu Tuan
Space, Place, Nature: One Last Look
I have been writing about “Space, Place, and Nature” for at least three decades. You’d think I am now able to say something about them that is authoritative, if not definitive. But–thank God!–not at all. “Space” and “place,” yes, I can sound professorial, but “nature” and “what is reality” completely elude me, making me feel like a beginner. And it is as a beginner that I wish to make this farewell speech to colleagues in Science Hall.
When: Friday, April 4th @ 3:30pm
Location: Room 180 Science Hall
6) SoundWaves: Could You Repeat That? Repetition in Science and Music
SoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first from many scientific angles and then through the lens of music. The program concludes with a live performance of music related to the evening’s theme. The science and music lectures are delivered using language that the curious layman can understand, with a minimum of jargon and formulas.
When: Friday, April 4th @ 7pm
Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
7) Unemployment and Inequality: A Path Forward
Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, a progressive think tank in Washington, DC., was one of the earliest economists to foresee the housing bubble and predict the recession of 2008. His recently completed an e-book with a colleague titled, ‘Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People”, available at www.cepr.net.
When: Friday, April 4th @ 7:30pm
Location: 2650 Mosse Humanities Building