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.
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Wednesday Nite @ The Lab
“Discovering Homo naledi” by John Hawks, Department of Anthropology
Homo naledi is the newest member of the human family tree, discovered by Lee Berger and the Rising Star expedition project in 2013. Hawks is a core scientist who has been part of the H. naledi story from the start. His lecture will review the discovery, including footage from the field, a discussion of how the new species was identified, and an explanation of its position in our evolutionary history. Three-dimensional prints of the fossils will also be on hand.
International Careers: Making Global Connections
In sponsorship with the WUD Global Connections Committee, career and international advisors will discuss what UW alumni have done with their international backgrounds to better understand the career development process, to help you figure out your next steps in developing your own search strategies and how to build your network. An overview of international internships and upcoming summer program deadlines will also be provided.
Location: TITU, Union South
“A New Age Apocalypse: The Internet and Contemporary Religion”
Talk by Robert G. Howard, Professor of Communications, Director of CLFS, and Religious Studies affiliate. Sponsored by the Religious Studies Program
The Body is Not an Apology w/ Sonya Renee Taylor
Black History Month 2016
In a culture that bombards us with unattainable images of body perfection based imaginary standards there seems to be a war on everything except the media’s war on us. This activity and participation based lecture uses popular education, performance poetry and media examples to introduce participants to the concepts of Body Terrorism and Radical Self Love. In collaboration with the MSC and Wittie-MLC.
19th Annual Evening of Storytelling
The 19th Annual Evening of Storytelling, hosted by the American Indian Studies Program, along with the departments of Anthropology, English, Linguistics, the Folklore Program, and in conjunction with Wunk Sheek, supports Indian storytellers from across the United States as they share stories in their native languages. Come hear traditional American Indian storytelling in indigenous languages followed by translation in English.
A Legacy of Mistrust: Colonial Medicine in the Global Present
Communities in India, Pakistan, and Nigeria rejecting vaccinations for their children; assaults on medical teams fighting Ebola in West Africa; attacks on aid workers in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria: what is the source of such animosity? This lecture, by Professor Richard C. Keller, seeks the origins of contemporary mistrust of global health campaigns in the history of colonialism. Medicine was a critical ally in the expansion of western empires in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a fact not forgotten by postcolonial populations. While much of the world eagerly seeks access to biomedicine, it is important to recognize the ways in which medicine and public health have often been tools of diplomacy rather than altruism. Richard C. Keller is Professor of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also Associate Dean in the International Division.