ALS 500 & 600 ELL #4 (Fall 2)

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Badger Volunteers Education Session

With Bret Payseur. Domestic violence is pervasive. We will discuss the prevalence, forms, and causes of domestic violence. We will talk about services DAIS provides to survivors.
Date: Tuesday, December 01, 6-7 p.m.

Crossroads of Ideas

Resurgent Street Markets: Social, Political, Economic and Health Impacts

Alfonso Morales, associate professor of urban and regional planning and of civil society and community studies at UW–Madison, will talk about the impacts of street markets.

Date: Tuesday, December 01, 7-9 p.m.

Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Traveling to Taiwan in One Day

Take a break from studying and learn about traveling to Taiwan.  We will present information about Taiwan—famous destinations, traditional food, and culture.

Date: Wednesday, December 02, 6:15-7:15

Location: Check TITU, Union South

Conservative Voices Series

Free Speech Equality: A Discussion with John McAdams, Marquette University

Professor John McAdams is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. In his speech he will be discussing the need for freedom of speech for all after the events of Obergefell v. Hodges and Mizzou. There will be a Q&A session with Professor McAdams after the speech – so bring your toughest questions.
Date: Wednesday, December 02, 7 p.m.
Location: 5206 Sewell Social Sciences

Weston Roundtable: Wil Burns

Into the Great Wide Open? The Potential Promise and Perils of Climate Geoengineering

Recent analyses assert that by 2100, greenhouse gas reduction pledges made to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will still allow temperature increases of 2.7-3.5° C. This could have disastrous consequences for human institutions and natural ecosystems. As a result, increasing attention is being devoted to approaches once considered “forbidden territory.” This presentation will assess both potential benefits of climate geoengineering and possible negative impacts.
Date: Thursday, December 03, 4:15-5:15

 The Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability

Badger Volunteers Education Session

The Farley Center located on forty-three acres outside of Verona, WI, is dedicated to community partnership and environmental sustainability. Our vision for the future is characterized by our unique programs with special attention to promoting ecological justice. Come learn about the many things that the Farley Center has to offer, like the Peace and Justice Center, Agricultural Program, and the Nature Preserve Burial Ground/Natural Path Sanctuary. Please RSVP using the link below.

Date: Thursday, December 03, 6 – 7 p.m.

Location: TBD , Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)

Afternoon Conversation Series

The Past, Present, and Future of Women in Science

This week’s topic is The Past, Present, and Future of Women in Science presented by Caroline VanSickle. Come enjoy a free pastry and either a coffee, hot chocolate, or tea! From 2:30 to 4:00 pm at the Prairie Fire Coffeehouse in Union South.  Need something to do to unwind after a busy week? Join us every Friday for a free pastry and a choice of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at Afternoon Conversation Series (ACS)! ACS is a facilitated weekly experience where you can engage in friendly conversations over different interactive themes presented each week.

Date: Friday, December 4, 2:30-4

Location: Prairie Fire Coffeehouse, Union South

Saturday Science at Discovery

Wheels, Wings and Rudders: The Science of Transportation

From planes to trains, bikes to cars, explore transportation at this free family event! Discover the mechanics of flight, learn how engines work, design a traffic system, investigate how animals move and more.

Date: Saturday, December 05, 10-noon

Location: Town Center, Discovery Building

46th Annual Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri

Bassam Shakhashiri’s annual Christmas Lecture

Date: Saturday, December 05, 1 p.m.

Location: 1351 Chemistry Building

Follow the Glacier

Arboretum Walk

Follow the last continental glacier’s path through the Arboretum to see how it sculpted the land.

Date: Sunday, December 6, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Meet at Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

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