ALS 500 & 600 ELL #2 (Fall 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 SECOND Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

1) Reflections on "I am Malala"

Join this interdisciplinary discussion hosted by Wisconsin Without Borders. This is a cultural event and panel discussion focusing on the theme of girls' education from a variety of perspectives.

When: Thursday, November 6th @ 4:30pm

Where: School of Human Ecology

2) Harvey Goldberg Memorial Lecture (The History Department)

The topic of this lecture will be: The US Green Energy Transformation: Controlling Climate change and Expanding Job Opportunities.

When: Thursday, November 6th @ 5pm

Location: Pyle Center

3) Is it Time to Rewrite the Constitution? Keynote Address by Jack Balkin

The Wisconsin Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy is pleased to announce its Fall symposium on the United States Constitution. The keynote address by Jack Balkin on November 7, 2014 is open to the public. Dr. Balkin is the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School and is the author of over one hundred articles and the author or editor of eleven books.

When: Friday, November 7th 4pm Madison Law School, Room 2260

4) Distinguished Lecture Series: Elizabeth Kold

DLS presents a lecture by Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History and Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. This event is free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, November 8th @ 7pm

Location: The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) 330 N. Orchard St.

5) Sustainable Energy Seminar Series: Solar PV

The Wisconsin Energy Institute is helping facilitate a series of seminars focused on University of Wisconsin–Madison expertise in sustainable energy. The series will allow students and the public to explore sustainable energy solutions from the small to large, learn about the challenges facing sustainable energy and interact with experts from across campus.

When: Monday, November 10th @ 4pm

Location: Wisconsin Energy Institute

6) Embattled Ideologies: I AM MALALA and the Question of Women’s Education in South Asia
A free, public symposium presented by the UW Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

This event brings together four scholars whose expertise cuts across the challenges of women’s education in tribal Pakistan, the historical encounter of Islam and modernity, and the cultural problematics of international aid. It highlights how global debates about educational reform and women’s education do not occur in a vacuum but are highly inflected by historically embedded ideologies, as well as culturally and politically vexed notions about human identity, education and development.

When: Tuesday, November 11th @ 4pm

Location: Sheldon Lubar Faculty Commons (7th Floor), Law Building

7) Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar Series: Proteomics in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Kelvin Lee Director, Delaware Biotechnology Institute Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Delaware.

When: Tuesday, November 11th @ 4pm

Location: Room 1800 Engineering Hall

8) Real-Life Death Stars: Why Supernova Explosions are Even Weirder than You Think

Recent evidence suggests that the colossal stellar explosions called supernovae take on a variety of complex shapes that change over time. Studying these shapes can give us clues to how supernovae work and what kinds of stars give rise to them. Dr. Jennifer Hoffman from the University of Denver will discuss the tools astronomers use to investigate supernova shapes and what we're learning from them about stellar life cycles in galaxies far, far away.

When: Tuesday, November 11th @ 7pm

Location: Space Place, 2300 S. Park Street

9) Productivity, Profits and the Global Economy

Award-winning American economist Edward Lazear, former Chair of President G.W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisors speaking. Lazear was Bush's lead advisor as the 2008 recession began shaking economies and has a unique perspective on the events that have unfolded then and since. He writes prolifically in both print media and journals and is a regularly consulted authority on television news and talk shows.

When: Wednesday, November 12th @ 4pm

Location: Marquee Theater, Union South

10) Wednesday Nite @ the Lab: Sifter - a social photography app that promotes creative discussion about innovation and culture

John Martin and David Gagnon of DOIT describe the origins & uses of Siftr as a way people can share ideas & images about the history & culture of places. We'll be exploring how Siftr can help make the campus of a large public land-grant research university such UW-Madison a more welcoming place for the public and a more exciting space to explore for all.

When: Wednesday, November 12th @ 7pm

Location: Room 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

Check back soon for more events!

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