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 SECOND 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 TUESDAY, September 23rd.
1) WESLI Documentary Viewing: Diet Wars
Americans spend $40 billion a year on books, products, and programs designed to do one thing: help us lose weight. From Atkins to Ornish and Weight Watchers to the South Beach Diet, today’s dieters have a dizzying array of weight loss programs from which to choose — yet the underlying principles of these diets are often contradictory. Is low fat better than low carb? Is Atkins the answer? And has the USDA food pyramid done more harm than good? FRONTLINE examines the great diet debate.
Note: This documentary has many medical related terms. For a brief glossary, check out this link.
When: Monday, September 22nd @ 1pm and 3pm
Location: Room 103
2) The Social Implications of Using Drones for Wildlife Conservation
Dr. Chris Sandbrook from Cambridge University will be discussing the social implications of using drones for wildlife conservation in the Nelson Institute Free Public Lecture Series. Open to the public.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 17th @4pm
Location: The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Science Hall (This is the red building at the End of Park Street, next to the Memorial Union)
3) Book Discussion of “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai
I am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. Chosen as UW-Madison’s 2014 Go Big Read selection.
When: Wednesday, Sept 17th @ 6pm
Location:Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Avenue
Or @ 7pm @Madison Public Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street
4) Wednesday Nite @ The Lab: From Fire Wagon to Glory Hole – The Glassblower’s Arts in Chemistry
Master glassblower Tracy Drier of the Department of Chemistry brings the Wisconsin Fire Wagon to WN@TL to demonstrate how heat and air shape molten glass into remarkable apparatus.
When: Wednesday, September 17th @ 7pm
Location: Room 111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
5) Biology Colloquium
James D. Ackerman, Ph.D., Professor & Director of UPRRP Natural History Collections, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, will talk about Orchid Deception Pollination: A Bucket of paradoxes, enigmas and conundrums.
When: Thursday, Sept. 18th @ 3:30pm
Location: Room B302 Birge Hall
6) CREECA Lecture Series: The Ascendance of Nationalism in Central Asia
In this presentation, Professor Zanca will discuss the state and intra-regional conditions of political sovereignty in post-Soviet Central Asia. The argument to be made is not exactly one of success or failure, but rather examines the very successes and failures that exist in Central Asia from the standpoints of political integrity and political development—despite or because of dictatorial rule and concomitant degrees of freedom of conscience, economic decision-making, etc..
When: Thursday, Sept. 18th @ 4pm
Location: Room 206 Ingraham Hall
7) Weston Roundtable: Knowledge Systems for Sustainability
This century will bring increasing demand for food, resulting in volatility, risk, and instability in social, ecological and economic systems. The speaker will describe a collaborative practice to improve knowledge systems to better describe and predict dynamics, risk, resilience and uncertainty related to food, water, energy and climate. The community seeks to spark new strategies to bend socio-ecological trajectories toward states we can defend as “sustainable” for all living things.
When: Thursday, Sept 18th @ 4:15pm
Location: Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building
8) WUD Film Presents: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
When: Thursday, Sept 18th @ 7pm, Friday, Sept 19th @ 8:30pm, Saturday, Sept 20th @ 7pm, or Sunday @ 7pm
Location: The Marquee, Union South
9) From Circuits to Social: An innovator’s wild ride through the Silicon Valley startup world
Craig Palmer, who earned his UW-Madison bachelor’s in electrical and computer engineering in 1983, discusses his career in technology, from his days at Hewlett-Packard to his current role as CEO of Wikia.
When: Friday, Sept. 19th @ 3pm
Location:H.F. Deluca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St.
10) That Tree: A public lecture by Mark Hirsch
Photographer and author, Mark Hirsch, shares his story and many images from his iPhone photo journal documenting a year in the life of a single Wisconsin Burr Oak tree.
When: Saturday, Sept. 20th @ 7pm
Location:Play Circle Theater – 2nd Floor, Memorial Union