ALS 500 & 600 ELL #1 (Fall 2)

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, record a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.

Cultural Event Collaboration Grant Informational Meeting

Come learn more about WUD Global Connection’s Cultural Event Collaboration Grant! The informational meeting will be held at the Red Gym (Check TITU for room location) from 6-7pm on Wednesday, November 4th. The Wisconsin Union Directorate Global Connections (WUD GC) is proud to announce the Cultural Event Collaboration Grant, which supports cultural events in the campus community sponsored by Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). The main goal of the grant program is to attract a diverse audience to the cultural events on campus. For the purpose of this grant, WUD GC defines “cultural event” as an event that educates, stimulates, promotes diversity of peoples, and lends itself to the broadening of perspectives. The event must be open to all students, must be educational/informational, and must demonstrate effort to attract a broad audience.

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 6-7

Location: Red Gym (Check TITU)

What you can do with a degree in Economics

Economics is one of the largest majors on campus, but what can you do with it? With so many different career options in Economics, it can be hard to know exactly what you can do with the major. In this workshop you will learn about different aspects of the major, what industries you might be interested in pursuing, and what specific jobs past economics students have gone into.

Date: Thursday, November 5, 3-4 p.m.

Location: 6 Ingraham Hall

A New Politics of Human Rights: Crossing Disciplines, Regions, and Issues

The study and practice of human rights is burgeoning. Scholars in nearly all fields engage questions of human rights in their scholarship and teaching. Human rights has come to refer to ever more diverse subject matters. For scholars and activists alike, moreover, the “human” in human rights no longer refers exclusively to living individuals who may suffer, but encompasses concepts of community and future generations.

Date: Thursday, November 5, 4 p.m.

Location: Pyle Center

How Can Our Science Make A Difference in A Changing World?

Ruth DeFries, author of The Big Ratchet: How humanity thrives in the face of natural crisis, will discuss ways in which humanity finds ways to deal with a never-ending cycle of problems, solutions, and new problems. DeFries is a professor of ecology and sustainable development at Columbia University and a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.

Date: Friday, November 6, 3 p.m.

Location: 184 Russell Laboratories

Tales from Planet Earth

Environmental Film Festival

A free environmental film festival of 40 films this year organized around the theme of “Belief,” exploring questions of resilience, sacrifice, belonging, knowing, and spiritual retreat. Includes talks by a dozen filmmakers and distinguished guests and a keynote talk on Climate Change and Religious Stewardship. Films hail from 6 continents and 25 d

ifferent countries and cover issues ranging from the Keystone Pipeline to immigration, religious pilgrimage to climate change refugees.

Date: Saturday, November 7, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. ***This is an all day event. You must attend at least 1 full hour of talks/videos for this to qualify as an ELL!!!!

Location: Marquee Theater, Union South

Effigy Mounds

Arboretum Walk

The Arboretum contains rare, intact effigy mound groups, among the few remaining of hundreds built in our area more than 1,000 years ago. On this tour, featuring the mounds in Wingra and Gallistel Woods, you’ll learn about the ancient earthworks and the cultures that built them.

Date:  Sunday, November 8, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Meet at Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

Can We Bend the Curve on Global Land Governance by 2020?

Please join the Land Tenure Center for the first lecture in its fall speaker and film series. The series will include 10 speakers and five films and represents a mix of international, national, UW faculty and local speakers, covering a diverse set of themes ranging from the global to domestic and from history to policy. The program also includes partnerships with Tales from Planet Earth, the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies program, and the Weston Roundtable series.

Date:  Thursday, November 5, 4 p.m.

Location:UW Science Hall 550 N. Park St., Room 360  

Tim Flannery: Atmospheres of Hope

In his new book, Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis, bestselling author and world renowned scientist and environmentalist Tim Flannery puts forward an engaging and practical alternative plan to deal the climate crisis, with achievable goals grounded in reasonable optimism that can lead us toward an ecologically viable future.

Date: Saturday, November 7, 5:30

Location: UW Discovery Building 330 N. Orchard St.