ALS 500 & 600 ELL #4 (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. This is the THIRD 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, October 7th.

1) WESLI Documentary (Viewing: To Be Determined)

When: Monday, October 6th @ 1 and 3pm

Location: Room 103

2) Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

Professor Nigel Cook rolls out the research & extension work the new Dairyland Initiative to improve cow comfort through welfare-friendly dairy cattle housing. The approach: combine research in dairy animal health, production & behavior with years of field experience in housing design. The goal: optimal yields by providing cows better buildings & nutrition.

When: Wednesday, October 1st @ 7pm

Location: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

3) Smallholder Coffee in Southern Mexico Through 20 Years of NAFTA

Antonio Ruiz is a founding member of Maya Vinic Cooperative in Mexico & is currently serving as the commercial manager. He comes from a coffee-producing family from the Acteal region & is of the Mayan Tzotzil Indigenous group.Ruiz will talk about the challenges of coffee production and community development in Chiapas through the enactment of NAFTA & the subsequent reactions & counter-reactions, ranging from economic injustices to bloodshed. Co-sponsored by LACIS, Outside the Bean, & Just Coffee

When: Thursday, October 2nd @ 2pm

Location: Room 206 Ingraham Hall

4) How Social Networks Affect Everything You Think, Feel, Do

The public is obsessed with social networking and the new ways to connect online. Professor James Fowler suggests that to understand the new world online, you have to start with real, every day, face-to-face networks we have always had. To show how social networks have a powerful effect on a wide range of human behaviors and function online, Fowler will discuss early work he conducted on Facebook and a recent experiment he and coauthors conducted with 61 million people in the 2010 US Election.

When: Thursday, October 2nd @ 4pm

Location: Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building

 

Please check back later for more opportunities!

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