ALS 500 & 600 ELL #6 (Fall 1)

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.

Peace Corps Informational Meeting: Shared Stories

RPCV Informational Meeting

Come join a panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and learn about their diverse Peace Corps experiences. Get an insight into the daily life of a volunteer and the adventures, the challenges, and the successes that await you in any of the 70 different countries where Peace Corps is active.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Location: The Red Gym

Book Discussion of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redeption

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need. . Here Stevenson details the legal journey of people he’s helped in his now thirty year career. The book is a call to action, true crime page-turner and critique of the American justice system. It was chosen as UW-Madison’s 2015-2016 Go Big Read. Books will be available at this location about one month before the discussion.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 7 – 8 p.m.

Location: Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd.

Weston Roundtable: Michael Oppenheimer

Managing the Risk from Sea Level Rise: uncertain forecasts, unreliable policies

Projected sea level rise in a warming world threatens people, infrastructure and ecosystems due to its effect from disastrous events like hurricanes. But quantifying future sea level rise is difficult because the response of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets to warming is highly uncertain. This talk reports a new approach to narrowing uncertainty. Drawing on recent examples of coastal risk management, I’ll illustrate perverse incentives and political obstacles to effective adaptation.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 4:15-5:15

Location: 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building

Red Lanterns

Arboretum Walk

Blackberry leaves turn bright red this month; according to Aldo Leopold, these indicate the best place to look for woodcock and grouse when hunting. We don’t have grouse here so we will look for fall color, migrating white–throated sparrows, and other fall delights.

Date: Sunday, October 18, 1-2:30

Location: Meet at Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

A Mycological Stroll in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

We will look for examples of fungi that are pathogens, ones that play a role in recycling the woods, and ones that form mutually beneficial partnerships with other plants. Meet at Picnic Point parking lot 129. Leader: Jessie Glaeser.

Date: Sunday, October 18, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Meet at Picnic Point parking lot 129 (2004 University Bay Drive). On 80 bus route.

Did you really just say that? Tips for Addressing Microaggressions

Tips for Addressing Microaggressions. This workshop will be facilitated by MSC social justice educators. Engage in dialogue and activities that will help you identify and address jokes, comments, questions, or other -isms you hear in life.

Date: Monday, October 19, 5 p.m.

Location: Multicultural Student Center, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)

Afternoon Conversation Series