ALS 500 & 600 ELL #1 (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 FIRST 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, September 16th.

1) WESLI Documentary Viewing:

Please join us to watch an amazing documentary.

When: Monday, September 15th @ 1 and 3pm

Location: Room 102

2) Like a River Wild in Flood: The Politics of Poetic Speech in Kazakh Literature

Talk hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies with the cooperation of the Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian and the UW-Nazarbayev University Project.

When: Tuesday, September 9th @ 4pm

Location: Room 1313 Sterling Hall

3) Cardiovascular Research Center Special Seminar

Dr. Partha Dutta, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, will discuss "Activation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Cardiovascular Diseases".

When: Tuesday, September 9th @ 4pm

Location: Room 1325 Health Sciences Learning Center

4) The Passenger Pigeon: Remembering A Lost Bird

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, and view David Mrazek's brand new award-winning film, From Billions to None. Dr. Curt Meine, who is featured in the film, will provide commentary. Special Collections will exhibit a passenger pigeon specimen. The screening and discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. in 126 Memorial Library, with a special reception and extinction display beginning at 6:30 p.m. in 976 Memorial Library.

When: Tuesday, September 9th @ 5:30pm

Location:126 and 976, Memorial Library

5) Wednesday Nite @ The Lab: Midge Madness in Iceland

Professor Claudio Gratton treks to the North Atlantic to explore the impacts of masses of midges on the lake ecosystems of Iceland.

When: Wednesday, September 10th @ 7pm

Location: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

6) Biology Colloquium: GMO - what do we know?

When: Thursday, September 11th @ 3:30pm

Location: Room B302 Birge Hall

7) CREECA Lecture Series

This lecture will start with a look at the history of industrialized housing in the former Czechoslovakia as a government response to the housing needs created in the aftermath of World War II and the transition to a planned economy. The buildings required innovative construction approaches that are often overlooked in the historical record of this period. Now decades later, socialist-era housing is one of the strongest social and cultural anchors of post-socialist cities.

When: Thursday, September 11th @ 4pm

Location: Room 206 Ingraham Hall

8) Weston Roundtable Lecture Series: Economists and sustainability studies

Innovations in empirical economics offer sustainability scientists hope that we can build systems models that incorporate more accurate predictions of human behavior and more integrative analyses of social, economic, and environmental issues. I discuss recent field research projects — genetically modified corn and soybean adoption in Wisconsin; farm income from certified coffee production schemes in Mexico and Peru; and bioenergy crop adoption by farmers in Wisconsin and Michigan.

When: Thursday, September 11th @ 4:15pm

Location: Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building

9) The Pope Site Revisited: Assessing What We Know About Late Paleo-Indian Ritual

The 9000-year-old Pope Site of Wisconsin represents one of only a handful of Paleo-Indian ritual sites ever discovered in the Americas. Artifacts uncovered by the landowner continue to raise intriguing questions about Native American perceptions of the afterlife and connection to place. Come hear Ray Reser of the UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History present the latest research on some of the oldest evidence for religion in North America.

When: Thursday, September 11th @ 7pm

Location:Wisconsin Historical Society (across from the Memorial Union)

10) Fun With Fungi: Arboretum Family Walk

Free naturalist-led hike. This family–friendly walk is about mushrooms growing in the natural areas and wood-chip mulch of our gardens. September is a great month to see fungi of all shapes, sizes, and colors.

When: Sunday, September 14th @ 1:30pm

Location:Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

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