ALS 500 & 600 ELL #4 (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 FOURTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

1) Classics Lecture

This lecture will be given by Rex Stem, Associate Professor Of Classics, from the University of California – Davis.  The title of this lecture is “The Republican Imperialism of Julius Caesar”.

When: Thursday, March 27 @ 3:30pm

Location: Room 159 Education Building

2) Species Invasion: From Global Patterns to Local Consequences

This lecture will be given by Dov Sax, Director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Brown University.

When: Thursday, March 27th @ 3:30pm

Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union

3) WUD Film Presents: Damage Control

The films of Adam Paradis & JB Mabe – presented by the filmmakers!

From Super 8 to 16mm to 35mm (with chunks of video thrown in for good measure), Paradis  and  Mabe calculatingly careen between film formats and cinematic styles. Both filmmakers will present work of crafty poetic documents and playful and lively found-footage.

When: Thursday, March 27th @ 7pm

Location: The Marquee, Union South

4) Distinguished Lecture Series Presents: Alice Waters

Alice Louise Waters is currently one of the most visible supporters of the organic food movement, and has written several books on food and cooking. She is one of the most well-known food activists in the United States and around the world.

When: Thursday, March 27th @ 7:30pm

Location: Varsity Hall, Union South

5) AIESEC Talk: Discussion about human rights in Latin America

This AIESEC Talk features Carly Kragthorpe, a Teacher Adviser for the Spanish Department. This talk will focus on are the immigration issues into the United States, gender and sexuality struggles in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and other human rights issues in Latin America. AIESEC is a student organization that facilitates working and volunteering abroad. With AIESEC, you can help these human rights issues while gaining leadership and immersing yourself into a cultural environment.

When: Friday, March 28th @ 3pm

Location: Room 1270 Grainger Hall

6) Public Address on US – Africa Policy

This lecture on U.S. Africa policy by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield is free and open to the public. Thomas-Greenfield, a Wisconsin alumna, will be introduced by Emeritus Professor of Political Science Crawford Young, who was her UW graduate adviser.

When: Friday, March 28th @ 4pm

Location: Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center

7) WUD Film Presents: Russian Ark (2002)

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.
When: Thursday, March 27th @ 9:30pm
Friday, March 28th @ 6pm
Saturday, March 29th @ 6pm
Location: The Marquee, Union South

8) ART Spin Community Day Celebration

Join us for a day of celebration where a dazzling array of FREE activities, performances and experiences unfold as we enjoy a very special exhibition, “Changing Hands: Art without Reservation 3, Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast.”
When: Saturday, March 29th @ noon

9) Arboretum Walk: Early Migrants

Join this free naturalist-led hike. Birds are returning from the south! Neo-tropical migrants spend the winter in Central and South America, then return here to nest. We will look for early migrants, and early nesters among our yearlong residents.
When: Sunday, March 30th @ 1pm
Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

10) Eloquence and Eminence: Reflections of My Art and Life

Division of Continuing Studies, the Institute on Aging, and the Anonymous Committee are proud to sponsor the 20th annual award-winning series of Sunday afternoon free lectures by retired UW faculty known for their teaching excellence and scholarship.  Enjoy refreshments following the talks.
When: Sunday, March 30th @ 2014
Location: Room 325  Pyle Center

11) Institute for Research on Poverty and Center for Financial Security

Hannah Thomas,  Senior Research Associate, Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University; Research Fellow, Center for Financial Security, UW-Madison. Hannah is the project manager for the project “Leveraging Mobility,” a multi-site interview study examining the interaction of race, assets and social mobility. Her additional work at IASP examines the impact of foreclosures on wealth in communities of color and the intersection of individual and community assets.
When: Monday, March 31st @ 2:30pm
Location: Room 1199 Wisconsin Idea Room,, Nancy Nicholas Hall

12) America and China: An unsustainable codependency

Dr. Roach, a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia will speak about his new book, “Unbalanced:The Codependency of America and China,” which highlights opportunities and tensions in current US-China economic relations. This event is sponsored by the China Economic Forum and the Wisconsin China Initiative.
When: Wednesday, April 2nd @ 5pm
Location: Varsity Hall III, Union South

13) WUD Film and WUD Society & Politics Present: GMO OMG (2013)

GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back?
When: Wednesday, April 2nd @ 7pm
Location: The Marquee, Union South