ALS 500 & 600 ELL #6 (Spring 2)

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 SIXTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

 1) Has Capitalism Seen Its Day?

The Havens Center Visiting Speakers Program presents Wolfgang Streeck, who will give the 2nd of 2 talks under the theme, "The Crises of Democratic Capitalism". Q&A will follow. Sponsored by the Havens Center, the Center for Global Studies, and the Center on Wisconsin Strategy.

When: Thursday, April 10th @ 4pm

Location: Room 8417 Sewell Social Sciences

2) CREECA Lecture Series

Russian courtrooms provide a lot of insight into current political events and the systemic deficiencies of democratic freedoms. Sevortian will explore these questions: What is the status of human rights in Russia today? Could exposure from the Sochi Olympics or events in Ukraine change anything? What are the challenges for civil society in Russia? What are the most important trends and NGOs to watch in 2014? Are there positive changes and what can be done from outside Russia to nurture these?

When: Thursday, April 10th @ 4pm

Location: Room 206 Ingraham Hall

3) 2014 William Allen Brown Memorial Lecture

Join Gregory Mann, an historian of francophone West Africa and associated professor of history at Columbia University, for this memorial lecture as he discusses pilgrims and migrants from French-controlled Sudan.

When: Thursday, April 10th @ 4pm

Location: Tripp Commons, Memorial Union

4) Four Lakes Cultural Landscape Walking Tour

On this hike Aaron Bird Bear will explore the revolving relationship between Indians and non-Indians in the development of campus buildings and landmarks over time. In interpreting the significance of the landmarks, the tour will provide an overview of American Indian history leading us to a greater awareness of modern Indigenous nations and peoples. Meet in the Mead Witter Lobby.

When: Thursday, April 10th @ 4:30pm

Location: Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art

5) Afternoon Conversation Series: Ukrainian Current Events

ACS is a semi-facilitated dialogue experience for those interested in global issues or meeting people from all over the world. We explore new topics every week and refreshments are served on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

When: Friday, April 11th @ 2pm

Location: Prairie Fire, Union South

6) University Lecture about Health and Social Justice

H. Jack Geiger, Arthur C. Logan Professor Emeritus of Community Medicine, City University of New York Medical School

When: Friday, April 11th @ 4pm

Location: Room 1345 Health Sciences Learning Center

7) Creative Tension between High and Popular Culture

Please join us for our 27th Annual Symposium "Negotiating Aesthetic Hierarchies: the Creative Tension between High and Popular Culture".

When: Saturday, April 12th @ 9am

Location: Pyle Center

8) Arboretum Night Walk: Skydance

Free naturalist-led hike. The American woodcock is a funny-looking bird that has an amazing spring ritual for attracting mates. We can never guarantee that wildlife will appear on cue, but we can usually hear and see woodcock performances near the Arboretum Visitor Center.

When: Saturday, April 12 @ 6:30

Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

9) WUD Film Presents: Philomena (2013)

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

When: Saturday, April 12th @ 7pm & Sunday, April 13th @ 3pm

Location: The Marquee, Union South

10) Arboretum Walk: Effigy Mounds in the Arboretum

Free naturalist-led hike. The Arboretum contains rare, intact mound groups built more than 1,000 years ago. On this tour, which features the mounds in Wingra and Gallistel Woods, you’ll learn about these ancient earthworks and the humans who built them.

When: Sunday, April 13th @ 1pm

Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

11) Arboretum Family Walk: All about Frogs

Free naturalist-led hike especially for families. In April frogs emerge from their winter homes, and start calling from local ponds. Join us as we learn which frogs are active in the Arboretum.

When: Sunday, April 13th @ 1:30pm

Location: Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

12) Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Colloquium Series: Visualization of the weather-climate connection

Brian Mapes, Professor, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, RSMAS, University of Miami

When: Monday, April 14th @ 3:30pm

Location: Room 811 Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Building

13) Getting Real: Hip Hop Pedagogy, Arts and Culture in the K-12 Classroom

Charlotte Hill O’Neal, aka Mama C, is co-founder of the United African Alliance Community Center in Tanzania. A musician, poet and visual artist who believes in the power of arts activism, she is both an elder adviser and very active participant in the Tanzania hip-hop community. Reminiscent of the energy of Black Panther Party community activism back in the day, Mama C encourages youth to use hip-hop to bring a positive change to communities worldwide.

When: Monday, April 14th @ 7:30pm

Location: Room 1101 Grainger Hall

14) Experiments in Political Economy

The Havens Center Visiting Speakers Program presents Elizabeth Anderson, who will give the 2nd of 2 talks under the theme, "The Struggle for Free Labor". Q&A will follow. Sponsored by the Havens Center, the Center for Global Studies, and the UW Philosophy Department.

When: Wednesday, April 16th @ 4pm

Location: Room 8417 Sewell Social Sciences

15) 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, April 16th @ 7pm

Location: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

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