ALS 500 & 600 ELL #6 (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, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.  This is the FINAL Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – logs are due next Thursday (February 20th).

1) The Air of the City: Toward an Environmental History of Heat in Tokyo

Join this free lecture given by Scott O’Bryan, East Asian Studies professor.

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison fosters a wide variety of research, teaching and outreach activities about Southeast Asia.  Since 1981, the Center has been recognized as a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education.

When: Thursday, February 13th @ 4pm

Location: Room 206 Ingraham Hall

2) CREECA Lecture Series

“Gender and Authorship in Medieval Byzantium,” by Leonora Neville, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Before the late 19th century, all Greek historians were men, except princess Anne Komnene. Her history has been much admired, but she has gone down in history as vain and bloodthirsty. This lecture approaches Anne’s work by asking what aspects of Greek culture made the writing of history by women so rare, so we can see how she fashioned herself in her history. Her struggles to craft an acceptable persona explain the tradition of ascribing to her negative traits of ruthlessness and ambition.

When: Thursday, February 13th @ 4pm

Location: Room 206 Ingraham Hall

3) Enduring Technological Optimism: Israeli Water Resources at the Crossroads

During the past decades Israel’s water resources have undergone a revolution. No longer dependent on the Kinerret Lake and the national water carrier, desalination and waste water recycling have changed the way the public and Israel’s farmers view this scarce resource. Israel’s water management strategy is considered a model to many dryland nations around the world. But is it sustainable?

When: Thursday, February 13th @ 4:15pm

Location: Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building

4) Dream Big! with Eunique Jones

What inspires you? Motivational speaker and photographer Eunique Jones Gibson finds inspiration in dreamers who want to change the world. Last February, in celebration of Black History Month, she snapped artistic photos to help empower and excite young people about their own unique identity and dreams. The resulting, Because of Them, We Can photography campaign honors history’s iconic trailblazers and today’s inspirational heroes. Come hear Eunique’s story that blends her passion for art, savvy for business, and her universally uplifting message that is changing the way thousands of youth across the country view their dreams.

When: Thursday, February 13th @ 6:30pm

Location: Dream Bank Building (1 N Pinckney St.)

5) Neuroscience and Public Policy Seminar: Biology, Business and the Brain

A founder’s journey into science, the art of business, and the future of both as viewed from the frontiers of the brain and mind.  Lecture by William Linton from the Promega Corporation.

When: Friday, February 14th @ 4pm

Location: Biotechnology Auditorium, Room 1111, Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

6) The Wonders of Physics: The Physics of Dimensions

The 31st annual presentation of this popular program for the public features Prof. Clint Sprott and colleagues from the Department of Physics.

When: Saturday, February 15th @ 1pm, 4pm and 7pm

Sunday, February 16th @ 1pm and 4pm

Location: Room 2103 Chamberlin Hall

7) Arboretum Night Walk: The Snow Moon

Join this free naturalist-led hike. Though the great horned owls are quiet on their nests in February, barred owls may be calling. If the owls are silent, we can stargaze and listen for other creatures out and about on a late winter night. Expect snowy trails.

When: Saturday, February 15th @ 6:30 pm

Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

8) Arboretum Walk: Winter Birds

Free naturalist-led hike. Returning birds often begin to migrate back to our area during February. We will look for red-winged blackbirds, bluebirds, robins and others. Expect snowy trails.

When: Sunday, February 16th @ 1pm

Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

9) Sharing a Vision for the Future of Food

The International Agricultural Colloquium (IAC) is hosting a conversation on crop improvement and agricultural change. Join Bill Tracy, Dept Chair of Agronomy and Travis Frey, site lead for Monsanto in Middleton for an exchange of perspectives on sustainable food production in the US and globally.

When: Monday, February 17th @ 5pm

Location: Room 351 Moore Hall – Agronomy

10) Travel Adventure Series: Majestic Montana with Steve Gonser

Steve Gonser takes on the role of Lewis and Clark in “Majestic Montana.” The Paleontologist guides the audience around the fourth largest state and shows how its history has been forged from Native American traditions and its diverse geographical terrain. Only one million people call Montana home but that doesn’t mean that the state has any less to show for itself. In “Big Sky Country,” living alongside the wilderness is the way of life. Farmers, loggers and miners find their homes in the open prairie, dense forests, and sky-scraping mountain ranges. Steve Gonser’s “Majestic Montana” shows the American frontier at its best.

This event is not free!  Tickets are $12.  Buy tickets here and see the movie trailer here (http://www.uniontheater.wisc.edu/Season13-14/TAS-Montana.html)

When: Monday, February 17th @ 7:30pm

Tuesday, February 18th @ 7:30pm

Location: The Marquee, Union South

11) Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

Come experience science as exploring the unknown every week at Wednesday Nite @ the Lab. Discover the latest from UW-Madison researchers as they share the saga of their investigations and inventions that are changing how we look at life and how we lead our lives. Join the discussion as learners of all ages explore more and share their ideas, questions and insights.

When: Wednesday, February 19th @ 7pm

Location: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building