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.
QBio Lecture Series-Lee Lynd
Bioenergy in response to the great challenges of our times
Professor Lee Lynd – Engineering Department, Dartmouth College All QBio sponsored talks take place on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Orchard View room of the Discovery Building. Talks are open to the public. Access to the room is via the elevator behind Aldo’s Cafe in the Northeast corner of the building.
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2 p.m.
Location: 3rd Floor Orchard View Room , Discovery Building
Improv to Improve Teaching and Communication
Participants will build confidence, teamwork, leadership, listening and decision-making skills through the storytelling and character-development techniques of theatrical improvisation. Participants will be able to better think on their feet, manage a constructivist classroom, and communicate their work more effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. This session will be hands-on, active, and most importantly, insanely fun. Register here http://bit.ly/1XsrhLL
Date:Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 4:30
Location: Union South
“The Sonic Color-Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening”
Lecture by Jennifer Stoever, Associate Professor of English, SUNY Binghamton
In this talk, which draws on her forthcoming book (NYU Press, 2016), Jennifer Stoever amplifies an ongoing historical conversation between black writers and musical performers about listening’s role in black self-hood, agency, citizenship, and racial discrimination.
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4 p.m.
Location: L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
Afternoon Conversation Series
The European Union in Economic, Political, and Social Crisis
This Friday’s topic is "The European Union in Economic, Political, and Social Crisis" led by Associate Professor Nils Ringe. The discussion will center on state of the European Union in the face of crisis. It will review current events and discuss possible implications of major developments in the economic, social, political, and security realms, with a particular focus on the Euro crisis, challenges associated with the inflow of refugees and migrants, recent election results in EU member states, and the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks. To learn more about Associate Professor Nils Ringe, visit http://www.polisci.wisc.edu/people/person.aspx?id=1065 Need something to do to unwind after a busy week? Join us every Friday for a free pastry and a choice of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at Afternoon Conversation Series (ACS)! We will be discussing current issues. ACS is held at the Prairie Fire Coffeehouse in Union South from 2:30-4pm every Friday.ACS is a facilitated weekly experience where you can engage in friendly conversations over different interactive themes presented each week.Come and join us for a relaxing Friday afternoon and make new friends. Refreshments are served on a first-come, first-served basis each week—come early to ensure your treat!
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:30
Location: Prairie Fire Coffeehouse, Union South
Life in Winter
We will look for clues about how animals survive Wisconsin winters.
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1-2:30
Location: Meet at Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum
Iain McCalman: Back to the Future: Teddy Roosevelt’s Anthropocene Safari
Humanities Without Boundaries
In this talk, McCalman will argue that Roosevelt’s famous African safari proved in fact to be a harbinger and agent of exactly the transformative social and environmental forces that he both regretted and extolled. Despite his lifelong disgust at ‘game butchers’ and ‘trophy hunters’, his own safari behavior savored uncomfortably of both.
Date: Monday, February 15, 2016, 7:30
Location: L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
Learn the top tools for protecting your photos
Your photos are invaluable. Whether they’re from an exotic vacation or day-to-day life, they capture irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind moments. Learn about the top tools for organizing and protecting your photos! Expert Bret Vlach will be discussing the leading tools from Apple and others, including: – Apple iCloud Photo Library – Apple Time Machine – Storage tools such as Box, Google Drive, and more Bring a friend or anyone you know who can benefit from this workshop!
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3 – 4 p.m.
Location: DoIT Tech Store, Computer Sciences and Statistics
Atheists, Humanist and Agnostics vs. Badger Catholic
Is science the only way of knowing? Can you be moral without God? What is our moral obligation to the environment?
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7p.m.
Location: Wisconsin Union, check for room