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.
Syrian Conflict: Politics, Migration and Health
Global Health Seminar: Karen Solheim, School of Nursing, and Jennifer Loewenstein, Penn State University, will examine the political dimensions of the conflict, patterns of forced migration, the health consequences for those who are displaced, and avenues for advocacy.
Date: Tuesday, December 08, 5-6 p.m.
Location:1121 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
Dave Skogen: “Building a Winning Culture”
The Willis L. Jones Leadership Center in the Memorial Union is excited to announce this semester’s speaker, Dave Skogen, author of Boomerang! Leadership Principles That Bring the Customer Back.The talk will be held at Chamberlin Hall, Room 2241.Mr. Skogen will be presenting a talk on leadership, the keys to retail success and the experience he has had as the former CEO and current Chairman of the Board of Festival Foods. The lecture will begin at 7:30p.m. and will be followed by a brief reception with Dave.
This event is FREE, as are the hor d’oeuvres, but please RSVP here!
Date: Tuesday, December 08, 7:30 – 9
Location: Chamberlain Hall, Rm. 2241
No Coal for Christmas
Wisconsin’s reliance on coal has been producing detrimental health effects on its citizens for years. It’s time to make a change. Join us as we learn about the impact coal-fired power plants have on human health, what we face in Wisconsin, and what we can do about it. Dr. Maureen McQue, Peter Taglia and Mitch Brey will discuss the health impacts of coal, what our coal reliance looks like in Wisconsin, and what we can do about it today.
Thinking like a Mall
Environmentalism after the End of Nature
Environmental writer and philosopher Steven Vogel will discuss his argument that environmentalism should abandon the idea of “nature.” Arguing that focus on the idea of “nature” has become counter-productive, Vogel believes environmentalists should recognize that our environment is always a built environment. Instead of asking “How can we save nature?”, Vogel will suggest environmentalists should ask “what environment should we inhabit, and what practices should we engage in to help build it?”
Chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays and other birds spend the entire year here. Some species consider our area “south for the winter.” Prepare for the Christmas bird counts on this informative walk.
Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission
As a follow-up to the October 30 Yahara Lakes Advisory Group 2 status update meeting, the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission is hosting a presentation by Dr. Ken Potter of UW-Madison Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The presentation will be part of the Commission’s December 10 business meeting, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Room 354 City-County building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in downtown Madison.
The Commission invites the public, members of Dane County natural resources committees, commissions and councils, and YLAG2 participants to attend. Ken’s 20-minute presentation, “Land use, Climate Change, and Yahara Lakes Flooding,” will be followed by discussion about next steps to prevent increased flood risks.
Date: Thursday, Dec 10, 5:30
Location: City-County Building 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Stress Less – Feel Amazing
Stress ever get you down? Research shows that the greatest effect on your health comes from your attitudes and daily thought patterns. You could have the perfect diet and still not feel well if your mind and lifestyle are chaotic and stressful. Tracie Fountain will be here to share some tips on slowing down and making simple changes to create a healthier mind and body. It’s time to stress less and feel amazing! To reserve your seat, please visit our upcoming events page: https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=1678
Date: Thursday, Dec 10, 6:00
Location: DreamBank 1 N. Pinckney St.
Land Security and Patterns of Election Violence: Evidence from Kenya’s Rift Valley
Please join the Land Tenure Center for the first lecture in its fall speaker and film series. The series will include 10 speakers and five films and represents a mix of international, national, UW faculty and local speakers, covering a diverse set of themes ranging from the global to domestic and from history to policy. The program also includes partnerships with Tales from Planet Earth, the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies program, and the Weston Roundtable series.
Date: Thursday, December 9, 4 p.m.
Location: Room 360, Science Hall