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.
Wednesday Nite @ The Lab
A Tale of Two Mastodons
Carrie Eaton, Curator of Collections at the UW Geology Museum, presenter. The late 19th century saw the discovery of many mastodon fossils across southern Wisconsin. Two of these finds were purchased by the University of Wisconsin for its Geology Museum. One was on display for nearly 100 years while the other was lost for more than a century. Carrie reveals the complex histories unraveled by historical accounts, medical imaging, and ancient DNA.
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 7 p.m.
Location: 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
Using LinkedIn to Its Fullest Potential:
A Powerful Connection-Building Platform that Most Job Seekers Do Not Use Effectively
This demonstration-rich seminar will provide insight and best practices on how to use LinkedIn as a powerful connection tool to inspire your next career moves and make you a “known entity” to new potential employers. Organized by the School of Medicine and Public Health Office of Postdoctoral Studies, the UW-Madison Postdoctoral Association, and the Graduate School Office of Professional Development. Register and send your questions for Andrew at: http://bit.ly/SeminarLinkedIn
Note: This event is free, but you must register at the above link or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursday, May 28, 3:30-4:30
Location: Biotechnology Center Auditorium
Early Summer on the Grady Oak Savannas and Greene Prairie
Explore the mosaic of grasses dotted with color from phlox, blue-eyed grass, yellow star grass and up to 30 other species in the Grady Tract.
Date: Sunday, May 31, 1-3 p.m.
Location: Meet at Grady Tract parking lot (SE corner Seminole Hwy & W Beltline Frontage Rd), UW-Madison Arboretum
Wisconsin Evening & Executive MBA Information Session
Students and staff from the University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time Evening MBA and Executive MBA will be on hand to present information on our programs for working professionals, admissions, student and career services and our global learning experience. RSVP online at http://bus.wisc.edu/evening-mba/admissions/events-visits or http://bus.wisc.edu/executive-mba/admissions/events-visits.
Note: This event is free, but you must register at the website above
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: 2339 Grainger Hall
Literacy Network 101
At Literacy Network 101 you can learn more about the challenges faced by low-literate adults, or share your passion for adult literacy by inviting your friends and colleagues. Our hour-long LitNet 101 presentation is offered every month, and is a great way to hear more about the needs of our community as well as the programs Literacy Network has in place to address those needs. Let us introduce you to adults impacted by low-literacy and how, through working with our programs, they are able to overcome their challenges. – See more at: http://www.isthmus.com/events/literacy-network-101/#sthash.vqyrB57r.dpuf
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 5:30-6:30
Location: Literacy Network 1118 S. Park St.
Madison Travel Circle: A Taste of Argentina
What do you think of when someone mentions Argentina? Hear about the first hand experiences of our host, Penny Mould, as she takes you from the European-inspired sights of Buenos Aires, to a regional traditional estancia, and through the vineyards of Mendoza.
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Hawthorne Library 2707 E. Washington Ave.
Harriet Brown, author of Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight-and What We Can Do about It
In Body of Truth, Brown tackles the myths and realities of the “obesity epidemic,” exposing the biggest lies driving the rhetoric of obesity. With provocative prose and razor-sharp wit, she gives historical and contemporary context for what it means to be “fat,” and offers ways for all of us to think about weight and health with more nuance, accuracy, and respect.
Date: Thursday, May 28, 6 p.m.
Location: A Room of One’s Own 315 W. Gorham St
Sustainable Saturday Night
Madison’s Growing Latino Immigrant Community – part of the Sustainable Saturday Night Series! Potluck followed by a panel discussion featuring: Baltazar De Anda, Latino Academy of Workforce Development; Lilliam Post, Centro Guadelupe, Catholic Multicultural Center; Carlos Miranda, Workers Rights Center; and a speaker from Centro Hispano. The panelists will give updates on the hottest issues in the immigrant rights movement today, including the Deferred Action programs to reduce deportations, how these issues affect Madison and Dane County residents, and ways that you can offer support and solidarity to local immigrant families and their children.
Date: Saturday, May 30, 6 p.m.
Location:James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation 2146 E. Johnson St.