ALS 500 & 600 ELL #6 (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, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the SIXTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

**New Event Added**

English Conversation

Do you want to learn more about American culture?  Do you want more experience talking to native English speakers?  Do you want to meet new friends?  If yes, then you should attend this week’s English conversation this Friday.  This week, you’ll talk about Christmas and Football in American culture.

When: Friday, December 12th from 6 to 8pm

Location: 944 East Gorham Street

1) Neuroscience Lecture Series

“An integrative look at neuroestrogens in brain function” by Dr. Luke Remage-Healey, University of Massachusetts-Amherst He will explore recent studies showing that neuroestrogens can fluctuate within the brain on acute timescales, enhance sensory and sensorimotor representations, alter the information content of brain circuits, and potentially change their functional connectivity.

When: Thursday, December 11th @ 4p

Location: Biotechnology Auditorium, Room 1111, Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

2) Weston Roundtable Lecture Series: Management of feed, cows and manure in global dairy production systems

Nitrogen is essential to sustain agriculture. Great increases in global demand for food, especially animal products, necessitate an urgent search to enhance nitrogen use efficiency and reduce environmental loss. Our speaker will present an overview of dairy herd structures and linkages between nitrogen in feed, milk and manure in 144 countries, and more detailed information on impacts of herd management on nitrogen use efficiency in dairy systems of West Africa, Australia, India and the US.

3) Neuroscience & Public Policy Seminar

Understanding cognitive development through gene-environment interactions by Jason Fletcher, La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison.

When: Friday, December 12th @ 4pm

Location: Biotechnology Auditorium, Room 1111, Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

4) Arboretum Walk: Winter Birds

Free naturalist-led hike. 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. Dress for the weather.

When; Sunday, December 14th @ 1pm

Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

5) Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

This week’s lecture will be about “Issues and Options in Diagnosing and Treating Cancer” by David Jarrard, Department of Urology.

When: Wednesday, December 17th @ 7pm

Location: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building