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.
Biology Careers with the Peace Corps
Peace Corps UW-Madison
Join a panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who followed their interest in biology right into the Peace Corps! We’ll hear how these volunteers turned their education into community development. Put your passion for biology to work implementing water sanitation projects, working in protected areas management, teaching biology in high schools, or promoting biological conservation initiatives and sustainable resources use.
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 4:30-5:30
Location: Biocommons Room 110, Steenbock Memorial Library
“The State of the European Union”
European Horizons with Professor Nils Ringe
European Horizons UW-Madison Chapter is an American based European Union think-tank. Students from all around the country design and present policy papers to top European policy-makers and diplomats. Prof. Nils Ringe of UW-Madison’s Political Science Department will launch European Horizons’ kick-off event by giving a presentation on the European Union. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, and the Wisconsin Union Directorate.
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Union South
Network Your Way to an International Experience
Presentations and networking with visiting Fulbright Scholars
As part of International Education week, the Wisconsin Fulbright Association is hosting an afternoon of networking with research students from around the world. A panel of Fulbright scholars will give short presentations about their home country and their research here. Then international students will join the Fulbrighters at different tables and everyone will be invited to speed network. This event is open to students at any level, regardless of their knowledge of the Fulbright program.
Date: Thursday, November 19, 4 p.m.
Location: TITU, Union South
Afternoon Conversation Series
THE WISCONSIN UNION
The topic is “After the Paris Attacks: What’s Next?” A conversation with Professor Howard Schweber. “Come and be informed about what’s happening in Europe and the Middle East; the current status of the situations, results of the G20 summit and the decisions global leaders are taking. Come to get the scoop and bring your opinions to share. Free coffee and bakery will be provided! Professor Howard Schweber is from the Department of Political Science.
Date: Friday, November 20, 2:30-4
Location: Prairie Fire Coffeehouse, Union South
Ecological Restoration Work Party
Arboretum Grady Tract
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided.
Date: Saturday, November 21, 9-12 p.m. (must go for 1.5 hours)
Location: Meet at Grady Tract parking lot (SE corner Seminole Hwy & W Beltline Frontage Rd), UW-Madison Arboretum
National Parks: Hidden Gems
THE WISCONSIN UNION
Listen to this lecture by accomplished film maker and director of cinematography for special projects at the Travel Channel about the hidden gems that are part of our National Park System.
Date: Sunday, November 22, 6:30 – 8
Location: See TITU, Union South
Sustainable Energy Seminar Series
Energy Usage of Drinking Water Infrastructure
Speaker: Greg Harrington, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Hosted by the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Sustainable Energy Seminar Series allows students and the public to explore sustainable energy solutions from the small to large, learn about the challenges facing sustainable energy, and interact with experts from across campus.
Date: Monday, November 23, 3:30 – 4:30
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute