ALS 500 & 600 ELL #5 (Fall 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, record a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.

Syrian Conflict: Politics, Migration and Health

Global Health Seminar: Karen Solheim, School of Nursing, and Jennifer Loewenstein, Penn State University, will examine the political dimensions of the conflict, patterns of forced migration, the health consequences for those who are displaced, and avenues for advocacy.

Date: Tuesday, December 08, 5-6 p.m.

Location:1121 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Dave Skogen: “Building a Winning Culture”

No Coal for Christmas

Wisconsin’s reliance on coal has been producing detrimental health effects on its citizens for years. It’s time to make a change. Join us as we learn about the impact coal-fired power plants have on human health, what we face in Wisconsin, and what we can do about it. Dr. Maureen McQue, Peter Taglia and Mitch Brey will discuss the health impacts of coal, what our coal reliance looks like in Wisconsin, and what we can do about it today.

Date: Wednesday, December 09, 7 p.m.

Thinking like a Mall

Environmentalism after the End of Nature

Environmental writer and philosopher Steven Vogel will discuss his argument that environmentalism should abandon the idea of “nature.” Arguing that focus on the idea of “nature” has become counter-productive, Vogel believes environmentalists should recognize that our environment is always a built environment. Instead of asking “How can we save nature?”, Vogel will suggest environmentalists should ask “what environment should we inhabit, and what practices should we engage in to help build it?”

Date: Thursday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.
Location: UW Madison Law School, Room 2260

Winter Birds

Arboretum Walk

Chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays and other birds spend the entire year here. Some species consider our area “south for the winter.” Prepare for the Christmas bird counts on this informative walk.

Date: Sunday, December 13, 1-2:30
Location: Meet at Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission

As a follow-up to the October 30 Yahara Lakes Advisory Group 2 status update meeting, the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission is hosting a presentation by Dr. Ken Potter of UW-Madison Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The presentation will be part of the Commission’s December 10 business meeting, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Room 354 City-County building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in downtown Madison.

The Commission invites the public, members of Dane County natural resources committees, commissions and councils, and YLAG2 participants to attend.  Ken’s 20-minute presentation, “Land use, Climate Change, and Yahara Lakes Flooding,” will be followed by discussion about next steps to prevent increased flood risks.

Date: Thursday, Dec 10, 5:30

Location: City-County Building 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 

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