ALS 500 & 600 ELL #1 (Spring 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, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.  This is the FIRST Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

1) Lit Fest: Using Social Media to Make the World a Better Place

Join poet and vegan blogger Steve Roggenbuck as he discusses how to use social media to grow your fan base and get your work seen.

When: Thursday, March 6th @ 3pm

Location: Agriculture Room, Union South 

2) CREECA Lecture Series

“Democracy, Inequality and Foreign Investment in Eastern Europe: Does EU Matter?,” Nina Bandelj, University of California-Irvine

Upon the collapse of communist regimes, Central and East European countries aspired to EU membership, as it would help liberate them from the weight of the Iron Curtain. The postsocialist transformations have been intimately linked with Europeanization of this region so it seemed obvious EU membership would act as a positive influence. Bandelj problematizes this assumption and tries to answer a few concrete questions about the impacts of EU accession and membership of these countries.

When: Thursday, March 6th @ 4pm
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall

3) Archaeology Lecture: Chorotegan Archaeology on Mesoamerica’s Southern Frontier

Join professor Geoffrey McCafferty from the Archaeology Department at the University of Calgary for this interesting lecture.

This illustrated presentation will consider the historically documented migration of Mexican groups into Pacific Nicaragua, dating to about 800 CE. Funding for this event provided courtesy of the Lectures Committee General Fund. Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and The Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program.

When: Tursday, March 6th @ 4pm

Location:  Room 8714,  Sewell Social Sciences 

4) Weston Roundtable

Field experiments show that scaling behaviorally informed research into large energy conservation programs can be more cost effective than traditional policy changes. Market evidence suggests that consumers have yet to adopt many energy saving measures despite access to and promotion of these technologies. Consequently, we are conducting multiple studies with student participants to identify approaches that could be field tested at the local level, before adapting them to other domains.
When: Thursday, March 6th @ 4:15
Location: Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building

5) “Of Small spaces Forgotten”

How does one recuperate the ordinary landscape from the nineteenth-century colonial archive? How do we access the everyday sites of work within domestic confines, populated by servants and women, who have left only small footprints in the historical archive? Using examples of nineteenth-century residences, Chattopadhyay will suggest some techniques of reading these ordinary spaces to argue that taken together, seen through a different analytic of materiality, they are potentially powerful.

When: Thursday, March 6th @ 5:30pm

Location: Room L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building 

6) Lit Fest: Poet Peter Kline

Peter Kline, a creative writing instructor, will read his latest poetry and hold a lecture/Q and A.

When: Friday, March 7th @ 1pm

Location: Union South

This lecture will also be held on…

Saturday, March 8th @ 1pm

Wisconsin Idea, Union South

7) Lit Fest: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a modernized adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice. The story is told primarily through Lizzie Bennet’s Video Diaries, while being supported by her and other characters social media streams.

When: Friday, March 7th @ 5:30pm

Location: Marquee, Union South

8) AIESEC Talk: Asian Pop Culture

This AIESEC Talk features Viren Murthy, an Asian history professor, who will be leading a discussion on Asian Pop Culture. This talk will focus on the various ways in which identity and politics inflect the production and reception of pop-culture in Asia. AIESEC is a student organization that facilitates working and volunteering abroad. With AIESEC, you can go abroad almost anywhere in the world while gaining leadership and immersing yourself into a cultural environment.

When: Friday, March 7th @ 6:30 pm

Location: 3rd Floor in Old Madison, Memorial Union

 9) Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

When: Saturday, March 8th @ 6pm

Location: The Marquee, Union South

10) Arboretum Walk: Awakening Land

Join this free naturalist-led hike. We will look for buds swelling, the return of birds such as sandhill cranes and turkey vultures, and indications of mole and worm activity in the thawed soil.

When: Sunday, March 9th @ 1pm

Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

11) Incarceration and Inequality

Rhodessa Jones, the UW Arts Institute’s Spring 2014 Artist in Residence, will participate in a panel discussion on “Incarceration and Inequality” at this Center for Humanities event.

When: Monday, March 10th @ 5:30pm

Location: Madison Public Library, Central Branch, 201 West Wilson Street

12) FoodShare 101

The Morgridge Center for Public Service and Badger Volunteers will be hosting Michelle Kramer from Second Harvest Foodbank. There’s been a lot in the news about Food Stamps lately, but have you wondered what the facts say? Who is actually using this program? How does it work? This is one of those hot button issues that sparks emotion in most. Receive an overview of the program and ask the questions you’ve always wondered about this public assistance program.

When: Monday, March 10th @ 7pm

Location: Masely Media Room, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)

 13) Millions of Pounds of Food

The Morgridge Center for Public Service and Badger Volunteers will be hosting speaker Danielle Lawson from Second Harvest Foodbank. This session will give some insights on how a food bank secures millions of pounds of food each year for food pantries and shelters in southwestern Wisconsin. We’ll look at how we’ve been able to partner with the University and the agricultural community to provide a steady supply of vegetables to those in need.

When: Tuesday, March 11 @ 7pm

Location: Masely Media Room, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)

14) A Talk by Takashi Fujitani

Takashi Fujitani is the Dr. David Chu Professor and Director in Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Toronto. His research focuses especially on modern and contemporary East Asian history, Asian American history, and transnational history. Much of his past and current research has centered on the intersections of nationalism, colonialism, war, memory, racism, ethnicity, and gender. He is the author of Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Koreans in WWII (UC Press, 2011).

When: Wednesday, March 12th @ 5pm

Location: Room 180 Science Hall

 15) Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

Come experience science as exploring the unknown every week at Wednesday Nite @ the Lab. Discover the latest from UW-Madison researchers as they share the saga of their investigations and inventions that are changing how we look at life and how we lead our lives. Join the discussion as learners of all ages explore more and share their ideas, questions and insights.

When: Wednesday, March 12th @ 7pm

Location: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

16) The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in Miracles is Unjustified

A recent Pew poll reveals that roughly 80% of American adults believe in miracles. This means that roughly 80% of American adults are being irrational. In this talk I explain why belief in miracles is unjustified and reflect on whether believers should care. The talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a Q and A session.

When: Wednesday, March 12th @ 7pm

Location: Room 1100 Grainger Hall