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.
Energetic About the Environment?
Careers in Clean Energy
Energy touches all aspects of our lives, and transitioning to more sustainable methods of generating and consuming energy will be one of the major challenges of our generation. For this transition to take place, we will need talented young leaders from all backgrounds to work together for a better future. This workshop will highlight emerging career opportunities in the clean energy economy for a wide range of disciplines across campus.
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 3-4 p.m.
Location: 6 Ingraham Hall
Creating an Individual Development Plan
An individual development plan (IDP) encourages you to think about what you need to do next -and over the next year few years- to achieve your goals. We will discuss how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. Participants will begin creating a personalized plan, taking into account career interests and addressing the development of knowledge and skills for professional growth.
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 4:30 – 6
Location:159 Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building
Third Thursday Global Health Seminar
Dying with Dignity in Rwanda
James Cleary, director of the UW Carbone Cancer Center’s Pain and Policy Studies Group, discusses his Global Health Institute Seed Grant work to expand access to opioid medicine for pain in Rwanda. Cleary is internationally know for his work to increase access to medical opioids.
Date: Thursday, February 18, 4:30-5:30
Location: 1309 Health Sciences Learning Center
Black and Noble: Black Figures in Islamic History
Black History Month 2016
Hanif J. Williams, will contextualize the lives and struggles in modern social justice movements on 2 prominent Black Muslims, Bilal (RA) and Malcolm X. With the largest Muslim community in America being the African American Muslim community, it is important to educate on these intersecting identities in the larger context of Islamic History. Hosted by the Muslim Student Association. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for location.
Date: Thursday, February 18, 5 p.m.
Location: contact email@example.com for location.
Black History Month 2016: Blackness & Intersectionality
Keynote lecture by Rahiel Tesfamariam
Civilians are mobilizing worldwide to protest injustices of all kinds and Black millennials are at the forefront of this movement using 21st century resistance strategies. This has led to a shift in visibility & power from the Black Church, the old guard of the Civil Rights Movement. But if this is to be an intergenerational struggle for liberation, then both have a critical role to play in the New Civil Rights Movement. Tesfamariam explores the intersections of these roles is in this keynote.
Date: Thursday, February 18, 7 p.m.
Location: Symphony Room, Gordon Dining and Event Center
Afternoon Conversation Series
Baby Jail: How the US Government Pays a Private Corporation to Imprison Refugee Moms and Children
This Friday’s topic is ‘Baby Jail: How the US Government Pays a Private Corporation to Imprison Refugee Moms and Children’ led by Professor Lydia Zepeda. Lydia Zepeda is a Professor in the Department of Consumer Science. Her research on food production, consumption, and access is motivated by her family history: a great grandfather who lost his life trying to bring farm machinery to Mexico, a grandfather who lost his land and home in Mexico, an infant uncle who died of hunger in the US, many relatives who were agricultural workers in the US, and many more with type II diabetes. "Over winter break, I spent a week in Dilley, Texas at the South Texas Family Detention Center (STFDC) as a volunteer Spanish translator for the CARA Pro Bono Project helping asylum seekers. The STFDC is a for-profit prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America and contracted by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to imprison women and children seeking asylum. CARA is a non-profit working to free these families.
Date: Friday, February 19, 2:30-4
Location: Prairie Fire Coffeehouse, Union South
The Snow Moon
Arboretum Night Walk
Though the great horned owls are quiet on their nests in February, barred owls may be calling. If the owls are silent, we can stargaze and listen for other creatures active on a winter night.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 6:30 – 8
Location: Meet at Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum
Travel Film Series
Highlands of Scotland with Tom Sterling
Castles, Loch Ness, bagpipers, Iron Age Brochs, Edinburgh, Inverness, a sheep dog contest, and wildlife seldom seen by the casual tourist… watch all of these and more when award-winning travel adventure filmmaker Tom Sterling takes you on a grand tour of the Scottish highlands. Geographically small but monumental in its sights, this film is a fresh look at an old and much revered land.
Date: Monday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Marquee Cinema, Union South