ALS 500 & 600 ELL #2 (Spring 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, record a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.

Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

“Nitrates in Wisconsin’s Groundwater: What, Why, and Where?” by Kevin Masarik, UW-Stevens Point & UW-Extension

 Nitrates are a widespread groundwater contaminant in Wisconsin: 10% of rural residential wells exceed a suitable level of nitrates in drinking water. Masarik will describe how they end up in groundwater, talk about the resulting health & environmental concerns, investigate if groundwater is getting better or worse with respect to nitrates, & show why some areas are more prone to groundwater contamination. Lastly, he will examine short- and long-term strategies for addressing nitrate concerns.
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 7 p.m.

Wisconsin’s potential to be the right environment for high-tech business

Part one. Mergers & acquisitions: Why do some companies choose to stay in Wisconsin?

WARF, in conjunction with BioForward, is hosting a special two-part series exploring why Wisconsin is the right environment for tech businesses. The two sessions are part of the Entrepreneurons program, an ongoing lecture series focused on the fundamentals of getting a new venture started.
Date: Thursday, January 21, 4-5:30 p.m.
Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

How to maximize your professional profile through volunteer experience

An information session with time for individual Q&A about benefits to volunteering in general and for professional development. This session will highlight different volunteer opportunities available through the work of the Morgridge Center, in addition to showcasing how to put volunteer experience on one’s resume.

Date: Thursday, January 21, 4:30-5:30

Location: 154 Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)

MS&E Seminar Series

Environmental Degradation of Nuclear Materials

Speaker: Adrien Couet Department of Engineering Physics

Date: Thursday, January 21, 4 p.m.

Location: 265 Materials Science and Engineering Building

Biology Colloquium: Pete McIntyre

(Re)making connections: conserving migratory fish and ecosystem dynamics in a changing world

Pete McIntyre, Center for Limnology 
and UW-Zoology, presents “(Re)making connections: conserving migratory fish and ecosystem dynamics in a changing world.”

Date: Thursday, January 21, 3:30 p.m.

Location: 68 Noland Zoology Building

In, On, and Under the Snow

Arboretum Family Nature Program

Learn about animals that are adapted to survive snow and Wisconsin winters. Naturalist-led nature walk from 1:30 to 2:30, indoor activities from 2:30 to 3:30.

Date: Sunday, January 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

Sustainable Energy Seminar Series

Sustainability and Energy Systems Across Spatial and Temporal Scales

Speaker: John Greenler, Director of Education and Outreach, Wisconsin Energy Institute and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Hosted by the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Sustainable Energy Seminar Series allows students and the public to explore sustainable energy solutions from the small to large, learn about the challenges facing sustainable energy, and interact with experts from across campus.

Date: Monday, January 25, 3:30 – 4:30

Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute

Islam, Muslims and the West

Madinah Community Center (MCC) is hosting an event, “Islam, Muslims, and the West: ISIL-Our Common Enemy” on Saturday, January 23 between 1 pm and 3:30 pm at the Monona Terrace (Level 4, Room 4).

Speakers include elected officials and law enforcement officers: Massod Akhtar (panel moderator, advisor to the Muslim Community), Alhagie Jallow (MCC Imam), Paul Soglin (mayor of Madison), Samba Baldeh (City of Madison Common Council), Joe Parisi (Dane County Executive), Ismael Ozanne (Dane County District Attorney), Mark Pocan (US Congressman), John Vaudreuil (US Attorney for Western District of Wisconsin, US Dept. of Justice), David Mahoney (Dane County Sheriff), Greg Neumann (political reporter, WKOW 27), and an FBI agent.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about your rights in this country directly from the law enforcement officers. Please bring your spouses and also encourage your friends, neighbors, coworkers to attend. Only kids above 10 are allowed.

Please arrive by 12:30pm and fill up the room with capacity of 300 people by no later than 1 pm so that we can start our meeting sharply at 1 pm.

Date: Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Monona Terrace 1 John Nolen Dr