ALS 500 & 600 ELL #1 (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, record a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this.

Ecological Restoration Work Party

Arboretum Grady Tract

Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas at the UW–Madison Arboretum. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice. Meet at Grady Tract parking lot, southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd. For more information: 265-5214 or marian.farrior@wisc.edu. Work parties are cancelled if there is precipitation, temperature is below 10 degrees, or snow is 6 or more inches deep.

Date: Saturday, January 16, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

Winter Water

Arboretum Walk

Learn how ponds, wetlands, and springs support wildlife during this time of year.

Date: Sunday, January 17, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Meet at Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum

Wednesday Nite at the Lab

WN@tL: “Beyond Fast Food: DNA Also Responsible for Expanding Waistlines”

Speaker: Brian Parks, assistant professor, nutritional sciences

About the Talk: Current models predict that obesity and obesity-related diseases such as diabetes will pose the greatest health problems of the 21st century. During this talk, Parks will review the underlying biological nature of obesity and how our genetic makeup can play a big part in predisposition to obesity. Understanding how genetics and diet interact to contribute to obesity is essential in developing appropriate clinical therapies.

Date: Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 7:00 PM

Location: Room 1111, The Auditorium, 425 Henry Mall

Simplify Healthy Eating

Choosing healthy foods doesn’t have to be a full-time job. But with so much “nutrition” information out there, it can be a challenge. Which tips are valid? What info should you trust? How can you make healthy choices with so many distractions? Sometimes you need a little help to make eating simpler. At this enlightening DreamBank presentation Professor Ann Garvin will provide a quick guide to eating healthy that will help you in the supermarket, your own kitchen, and even at a restaurant. Stop wondering what to eat, and let Ann help you keep it simple. To reserve your spot, visit our “Upcoming Events” page: https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/?p=1971.

Date: Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 6:15 PM

Location: DreamBank 1 N. Pinckney St.

Where Money Matters in Congress

The League of Women Voters of Dane County invites the public to attend the upcoming Lively Issues Forum,  “Where Money Matters in Congress”, on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Capitol Lakes Grand Hall, 333 West Main Street, Madison.  Featured speaker is Eleanor Neff Powell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UW-Madison.  The Issues Forum is free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, Jan 16, 2016, 1 p.m.

Location: Capitol Lakes-Grand Hall 333 W. Main St.


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