ALS 500 & 600 ELL #3 (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, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.  Turn these into your teacher by September 19th (next Thursday).

REMINDER: Choose a variety of events, don’t just choose the same type of event every week – this will be a part of your ELL grade.

1) Everyday Law in Russia

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This lecture is presented by the CREECA Lecture Series.  Please join us for a gathering to welcome the fall 2013 semester. The event will feature an informal roundtable presentation by members of the CREECA faculty, including Kathryn Hendley (Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science), Kathryn Ciancia (Assistant Professor of History), Robert J. Kaiser (Professor of Geography), and Yoshiko M. Herrera (Associate Professor of Political Science and CREECA Director).

When: Thursday, September 12th @ 4 pm

Location: Room 206 Ingraham Hall

2) Water Sustainability in Australia

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This lecture is part of the Weston Roundtable series.  A decade of drought, then very wetperiods, placed challenges on Australia’s water sustainability. Research on water management for urban, rural and environmental needs includes mechanisms to drought-proof urban areas, improve environmental flows and ensure water for industry and farming. Studies include modelling the impact of climate change on water supply and quality, ways to increase recycled and alternative water sources, and social responses to changes in urban water management.

When: Thursday, September 12th @ 4:15pm

Location: 1163 Mechanical Engineering Building

3) Global Health Seminar Series

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This lecture will feature Dr. Kenneth Yongabi Anchang talking about Malaria.  Can we conquer Malaria?  Dr. Anchang will discuss the re-assessment of current intervention strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa and potential applications of Phytomedicine, nutraceuticals and nanomedicine.

When: Thursday, September 12th @ 5pm

Location: Room 1309, Health Sciences Learning Center

4) Comedy, Economics & Climate Change

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Yoram Bauman, PhD Economics, and the world’s only known “stand-up economist,” presentshis uniquely humorous version of economics and climate change to students of economics and sustainability.  Thursday’s ‘act’ is called: Some Funny Things Happen on the Way to Becoming an Economist.

When: Thursday September 12th @ 6pm

Location: Room 165, Bascom Hall

5) Archaeological Walking Tour: Ghostly Landscapes of UW-Madison

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How much do you know about UW-Madison? Join archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society on a walking tour of portions of the University of Wisconsin campus. Come hear about cemeteries that are forgotten but not gone, world-famous earthen sculptures, historic battlegrounds, and Ice Age hunters. Tour begins in the lobby of the Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters building at 816 State Street (across from the Memorial Union).

When: Thursday, September 12th @ 6:30pm
Location: Meet in the lobby of the Wisconsin Historical Society

6) WUD Film Presents: The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves theMidwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles (Official Site).

When: Thursday, September 12th, Friday, the 13th & Saturday, the 14th @ 6:30pm
Location: The Marquee, Union South

7) Climate, People, and the Environment Program Seminar Series

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Attend this lecture to learn more about Sustainability in Time and Space.  Curt Meine of the Aldo Leopold Foundation will talk about the history of conversation and environmental change.

When: Friday, September 13 @ 1:30pm

Location: Room 811, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Building

8) English Conversation Time

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This free conversation time is a wonderful way to practice your English skills with nativeEnglish teachers AND learn about US culture.

When: Friday, September 13th @ 6pm

Location: The Press House.  This building is at the very end of State Street – it is the own with the SUBWAY in the basement.

9) Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raiseawareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

When: Sunday, September 15th from 8 – 11am
Location: Please talk to Ally in room LL2 if you would like to join this event or for more information

10) Restoration Ecology in the Preserve

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This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve.  Adam Gundlach will lead your through a behind the scenes look at restoration efforts through the past years, how they have progressed, and future possibilities for the preserve.  For more information click here.

When: Sunday, September 15th @ 1pm

Location: Meet at Lot 129

 

 

 

11) Transport into the Stratosphere via the Tibetian High

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Join this Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Colloquium Series to hear a briefdescription of a workshop on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon (ACAM) during 9-12 June, 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal will be given (and photos will be shown). Air pollution from populated Southeast Asian countries is affecting the timing of convection and of stream runoff in Himalayan countries. Summer monsoon convection injects this moist, polluted air directly into the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere (UTLS) and also drivers the tremendous anticyclonic gyre known as the South Asian High or Tibetan High.

When: Monday, September 16th @ 3:30pm

Location: Room 811 Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Building

12) Documentary Film Screening of “The Undocumented”

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The documentary “The Undocumented” will be screened and followed by a discussion with the director, Marco Williams. Woven from multiple narrative threads, The Undocumented investigates the deaths of migrants in the Arizona desert and the efforts to return their remains to families in Mexico. It follows Border Patrol agents who are challenged to balance law enforcement with lifesaving. In Mexico, the film captures the reunification of the dead with their families. Co-sponsored by LACIS.

When: Monday, September 16th @ 7pm
Location: Room, 206 Ingraham Hall

13) Covering the Earth: Lead Wars, The Politics of Science, and the Fate of America’s Children

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Distinguished historian David Rosner (Columbia University, Mailman School of PublicHealth) will give a talk drawn from his new book, *Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children* (the cover of the book is the picture to the right). Rosner will discuss the controversial opinion by Maryland’s Court of Appeals that considered whether researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) engaged in unethical research on 108 African-American children in the service of lead abatement research.

When: Tuesday, September 17th @ 4 pm

Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum (Room 1255), Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

 

 

 

14) Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

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The talk will focus on the evolutionary history of grazers and grasslands in North America. In the fossil record, we see increases in both grazers and grasslands at similar times- and there seems to be a nice feedback loop with both groups becoming more derived and looking more like they do today. The question of which came first still looms, however, and no one looking at the fossil record has bothered to look at the rock surrounding the fossils

Lecture Title: The Grazer/Grassland Grapple: Paleontological and geological arguments over the evolution of the Western Plains

When: Wednesday, September 18th @ 7pm
Location: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building