ALS 500 & 600 ELL #2 (Summer 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.

Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

On the Lookout for Bacterial Meningitis

Mere Mackaman, together with Sarah Van Orman & Craig Roberts of University Health Service, describe emerging ways to monitor bacterial meningitis and provide an assessment of the new vaccine to protect against the infection.

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m.

Location: 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building


The Science of Success: What's luck got to do with it?

Speaker: Michael Mauboussin. In this lecture, Michael will define skill and luck, offer some quick and useful lessons, examine the shapes of skill and luck, and will finish with how we can work to improve skill and manage luck.  The points will be made clear and concrete using vivid examples from sports, entertainment, and business. Fun and illuminating, this talk will change how you think about skill and luck.

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m.

Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.


Bird Banding at Biocore Prairie

This is a learn and participate event!  Come any time between the listed hours and learn about bird banding (hands on if you wish), the contributions of banding to our knowledge of birds, and our efforts towards conservation. Park at Picnic Point lot 129 and walk up to Biocore Prairie. Co-sponsored with the Madison Audubon Society.

Date: Saturday, May 16, for one hour anytime between 8 and 12

Location: Park at Frautschi Point or Picnic Point lots and walk up to the Biocore Prairie above Eagle Heights Gardens


Springtime on the Grady Tract

Arboretum Walk

Naturalist–led hike to look for wildflowers on the Grady Tract.

Date: Sunday, May 17, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Meet at Grady Tract parking lot (SE corner Seminole Hwy & W Beltline Frontage Rd), UW-Madison Arboretum


Buddhism for Busy People

Join us for an ongoing discussion of Basic Buddhism for Busy People: An Annotated Introduction to Buddhism, using Thubten Chodron's Buddhism for Beginners as a guide.

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Goodman Community Center.


How We Grow Matters

Robert Grow, President and CEO of Envision Utah, will share his experience forging agreement across the Salt Lake City region for the Quality Growth Strategy in this special forum for public officials in the greater Madison region. The Quality Growth Strategy is generating real results. Regional transportation investments are reducing roadway congestion and getting people where they need to go on time.

NOTE:  This is a free event, but you must register online:

Date:  Thursday, May 14, 5:30-6:30

Location: Edgewood College 1000 Edgewood College Dr


Pursue Your Passion! How to Go for What You Want in Business and Life

Do you dream of pursuing your passions but aren’t sure how to get there? Join personal branding expert and emotional intelligence coach Dana Zurbuchen for an inspirational hour about how she shook off the status quo and how you can too. Learn how pursuing your passion can change your life and the lives of those around you!

Date: Thursday, May 14, 6-7 p.m.

Location: DreamBank 1 N. Pinckney St.


Growing Up In The Shadow Of Chernobyl: Facing Current Challenges

Friends of Chernobyl Centers US, FOCCUS, invites you to attend a presentation by Inna Stepaniuk, a Fulbright visiting scholar from Zhytomyr, Ukraine. Her presentation "Growing Up In The Shadow Of Chernobyl -- Facing Current Challenges" will include photos and time for questions.

NOTE:  This event is free, but you must RSVP to Norma @ 608-231-3198 or Rob @ 608/438-4892.

Date:  Sunday, May 17, 2:30 - 4:30

Location: Blackhawk Country Club 3606 Blackhawk Dr.


Growing Outdoor Classrooms Program

Come to the UW Arboretum to learn about and to celebrate the accomplishments of this innovative program creating Outdoor Learning, Garden-based Education and the Creation of Outdoor Classrooms.

Date: Monday, May 18, 4:15 - 6:15

Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center 1207 Seminole Hwy.

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