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 FIRST Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due. Most ELLs are due next Thursday, May 8th.
1) International Political Transitions: What’s Happening Now?
Join this Global Hot Spots Lecture Series and listen to UW-Madison Political Science professor, Jon Pevehouse. This lecture series discussed today’s most popular issues with UW-Madison faculty and includes thought-provoking discussions on politics, global health, economics, human rights, the environment and more
When: Friday, May 2nd @ 1:30 pm
Location: Pyle Center
2) Empire of Curiosities: Hans Sloane, the British Museum and the Collection of the World
This is a lecture by James Delbourgo, an associate professor of history from Rutgers University. This lecture will explore the relationship between collecting things and collecting people.
When: Friday, May 2nd @ 3:30pm
Location: Room 984 Memorial Library
3) Lithuania: Start Up Nation
Žygimantas Pavilionis became ambassador of Lithuania to the United States on Aug. 5, 2010. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 and was instrumental in helping Lithuania achieve accession into NATO and the European Union. Most recently, he worked as ambassador-at-large and chief coordinator for Lithuania’s presidency of the Community of Democracies and chief coordinator for the Transatlantic Cooperation and Security Policy Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
When: Friday, May 2nd @ 4pm
Location: Room 121 Pyle Center
4) WUD Film Presents: 12 Years a Slave + Friday Night Discussion!
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Join us for a 30 minute discussion with the chair of the History Department, Jim Sweet, after Friday’s screening!
When: Friday, May 2nd @ 6pm or Saturday, May 3rd @ 6pm
Location: The Marquee, Union South
5) Saturday Science at Discovery: The Art and Science of Break-dancing
Explore the science, art, passion and culture of the International Festival of Urban Movement with a Wonders of Physics Breakdancing Show at 10; the Elite 8 Youth Battle of the Dojos at 10:30; Master Breakdancing Workshops with Kid Jungle (Chicago), Ayumi (Japan) and Free (Seattle) at 11; and more. Check out their website for more info!
When: Saturday, May 3rd @ 10am – noon
Location: Town Center, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
6) Arboretum Walk: Spring Wildflowers on the Grady Tract
Do you want to enjoy the nice spring weather? If yes, join this free naturalist-led hike to look for wildflowers in the oak openings and prairies of the former Grady and Henderson land. Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot, southeast corner of Seminole Hwy and the West Beltline. No facilities at tour site; some sloping terrain.
When: Sunday, May 4th @ 1-3pm
Location: Grady Tract parking lot (SE corner of Seminole Hwy and Beltline frontage road), UW-Madison Arboretum
7) Badger Trolley Tours: Arboretum Special Event
Free narrated tours of the UW Arboretum aboard the Badger Trolley begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. See what’s in bloom in Longenecker Gardens, view our prairies and woodlands in spring color, and learn more about the Arboretum’s history and purpose. Tickets required; Visitor Center opens at 12:30 p.m. Each tour lasts 45 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum.
When: Sunday, May 4th @ 1-3:45pm
Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum
8) Market Driven Approaches to Food Security and Improving Livelihoods
Jon Halverson, Vice President of Land O’ Lakes International Development Division (IDD) has over 20 years of experience managing international and sustainable business models. IDD addresses food security through improved production practices, new technologies and cooperative development. Pre-talk Coffee Hour at 4:30-5:20 in DC Smith Greenhouse. Funded in part by ASM in a viewpoint neutral manner.
When: Monday, May 5th @ 5:30pm
Location: Room 351 Moore Hall – Agronomy
9) Craft Beer Week: Behind the Brew Documentary
This locally produced documentary takes a behind the scenes look at Wisconsin’s craft beer industry with a focus on “going local.”
When: Monday, May 5th @ 7:15pm
Location: Rec Sett (lower level), Union South
10) Getting Real IV: Hip Hop Pedagogy, Arts and Culture in the K-12 Classroom
Samy Alim is an Associate Professor in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies at Stanford University. His research integrates rigorous linguistic analysis with in-depth, ethnographic engagement in local communities to contribute to theory and methodology in education, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and race and ethnic studies.
When: Monday, May 5th @ 7:30pm
Location: Room 1101 Grainger Hall
11) WUD Film Presents: Blackfish (2013)
Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.
When: Tuesday, May 6th @ 7pm
Location: The Marquee, Union South
12) Wednesday Nite @ the Lab: Robots that Fly
Come experience science as exploring the unknown every week at Wednesday Nite @ the Lab. Discover the latest from UW-Madison researchers as they share the saga of their investigations and inventions that are changing how we look at life and how we lead our lives. Join the discussion as learners of all ages explore more and share their ideas, questions and insights.
When: Wednesday, May 7th @ 7pm
Location: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building