Published 8 December 2014

A listing of international events on and around the UW-Madison campus
compiled by Global Studies and the Division of International Studies.
Please email any questions to Global Happenings.

All events free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

 

UW/Bonn University Grad Fellowship Info Session. For graduate students interested in pursuing research at the University of Bonn, Germany during the 2015-16 academic year on a Bonn/UW-Madison graduate fellowship. One academic year and several short-term fellowships available. Sponsored by the International Fellowships Office. 12:30-1:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-262-9632.

Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Shiva's Abode of Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century. Luke Whitmore, Philosophy, UW-Stevens Point. Sponsored by Institute for Research in the Humanities. 3:30 pm, 212 University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Tech Review Session. For graduate students. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply. Will focus on the technical review questions used to evaluate proposals by the national committee and discuss setting up peer review writing groups. Sponsored by the International Fellowships Office. 4:00-5:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-262-9632.

Film Screening: The Essence of Life. Poland, 2014. Directed by Anna Ferens. Polish/English w/ English subtitles. A Documentary about Waclaw Szybalski, a prominent geneticist and professor emeritus of oncology at UW-Madison. Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), the Polish Heritage Club of Madison, and the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee. 7:00 pm, The Marquee, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

Chancellor's Fellows Presentations: Dialect Acquisition during Study Abroad: Factors that Determine Linguistic Adaptation, Joshua Pope, Spanish & Portuguese, and Glimpses of a Now-Lost Canatar de Gesta in Four Thirteenth-Century Accounts of the Legend of Bernardo del Carpio, Katherine Oswald, Spanish & Portuguese. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Recession and Fertility: Insights from Japan's 'Lost 20 Years.' Jim Raymo, Sociology and the Center for Demography & Ecology. Demography Seminar (DemSem). Sponsored by Demography & Ecology and Sociology. 12:15-1:30 pm, 8417 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2182.

A Constitution Written by the People? A Case Study of the Icelandic Experiment. Kristinn Mar Arsaelsson. Sponsored by Politics, Culture, & Society (PCS) and Sociology. 12:30-2:00 pm, 8108 Social Sciences Bldg., 1180 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website.

Film Screening: A znovu Žebrácká opera (And the Beggar's Opera Again). Czech Republic, 1996. Directed by Olga Sommerová. Czech w/ English subtitles. Czech Film Series: 'The Play's the Thing: Václav Havel, Art, and Politics.' Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CREECA) and Center for European Studies (CES). 4:00-5:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3379.

International Agriculture Colloquium: The CRS Approach to Agricultural Development and Food Security: Combating Global Hunger through Agriculture. Bruce White, East African Farmer-to-Farmer Program, Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Sponsored by the International Agriculture Colloquium and the Global Health Institute. 4:30 pm, 1120 Biochemistry, 433 Babcock Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 510-316-5102.

WUD Society & Politics Presents: China, the U.S., and Korean Unification. Andrew Kydd, Political Science. A talk about North Korea, its level of threat to the U.S., and strategies for bringing about Korean unification through cooperation with China. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Society & Politics Committee. 7:00-9:00 pm, Memorial Union (TITU), 800 Langdon St. For information, visit the website or email.

Middle Eastern Cross-Cultural Comparisons. Mary N. Layoun, Comparative Literature. Sponsored by the United Nations Association of Dane County and the Madison Public Library. 7:00-8:30 pm, Rm. 301, Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-0616.

Humanities Without Boundaries: Is Philosophy Able to Think The Present? Alain Badiou, Philosophy, European Graduate School. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, Philosophy, and the Havens Center for the Study of Social Justice. 7:30 pm, L160 Elvehjem Bldg, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-3412.

Africa at Noon: Reading Swahili Literature across Disciplines. Ann J. Biersteker, African Studies Center, Michigan State University. Sponsored by African Studies. 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Humanities Without Boundaries: The Ideological Structure of the Contemporary World. Alain Badiou, Philosophy, European Graduate School. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, Philosophy, and the Havens Center for the Study of Social Justice. 7:30 pm, L160 Elvehjem Bldg, 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-3412.

The PPSG International Pain Policy Fellowship: Successes in South and Southeast Asia. Asra Husain, Policy & Legal Analyst, Pain & Policy Studies Group. Sponsored by Center for South Asia (CSA). 12:00-1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4884.

Information Sessions: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. FLAS Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education to encourage area and international studies and to stimulate foreign language acquisition and fluency. Sponsored by African Studies, the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), Center for European Studies, Center for South Asia, Southeast Asian Studies, and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS). For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4461. 2:00-3:00 pm, undergraduate applicants, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. 3:30-4:30 pm, graduate applicants.

Mise-en-Scène: A Conversation with Alain Badiou and Frédéric Neyrat. Alain Badiou, Philosophy, European Graduate School, and Frédéric Neyrat, Visiting Professor, Comparative Literature. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities, Philosophy, and the Havens Center for the Study of Social Justice. 4:00 pm, 140 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-3412.

Holding the Hands of Dying Men: Wehrmacht Chaplains on the Eastern Front, 1941-45. David Harrisville, Fellow, History. Part of the War and Intimacy Series, a Burdick-Vary Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities, History, the George L. Mosse Program in History, and the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Chair in Russian History. 4:00-5:30 pm, 212 University Club, 432 E. Campus Mall. For information, visit the website or email.

Weston Roundtable: Management of Feed, Cows, and Manure in Global Dairy Production Systems. Mark Powell, Soil Science, and USDA Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Dairy Forage Center. Sponsored by Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Office of Sustainability, and Civil & Environmental Engineering. 4:15-5:15 pm, 1106 Mechanical Engineering Bldg., 1513 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-890-2517.

Global Health Seminar: Every Last Child: Operational Challenges to Polio Eradication. Victoria Gammino, Epidemiologist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sponsored by the Global Health Institute. 5:00-6:00 pm, 1309 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

Application Deadline for Stipend for Participation (Faculty Members): Spring 2015 Faculty Development Seminar: Global Health? Rethinking Medical Humanities from the Periphery. Led by Claire Wendland, Anthropology, and Neil Kodesh, History. Ten weeks of a weekly two-hour seminar. Meeting schedule set in consultation with seminar members. Submission of additional participation inquiries accepted up to beginning of Spring 2015 semester. Sponsored by Center for the Humanities. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-263-3412.

Call for Papers: 28th Annual Graduate Student Symposium: 'Constraints.' To be held at UW-Madison, March 20-21, 2015. Keynote Speaker: Douglas Hofstadter, Cognitive Science & Computer Science, Indiana University. Interdisciplinary conference exploring the inner dynamics of constraints in art, literature, sciences, and any field of human knowledge that involves a creative act. Inviting abstracts from any field of research. Abstracts to range from 200-250 words. Papers limited to 15 minutes and must be presented in English. Sponsored by the Graduate Association of French & Italian Students (GAFIS) and French & Italian. Application Deadline: December 20, 2014. For information, visit the website or email.

The Visual Narrative: Book Arts and Photography. Curated by Stephanie Lifshutz, Art, and Lyn Korenic, Director, Kohler Art Library. Exhibition represents artists’ books covering the last forty-five years that construct visual stories through the use of photography and/or photography combined with text. Telling stories about the world, commenting on events, people, and issues on both a global and personal front, dealing with topics such as post-colonial identity, ecological concerns, autobiography, women’s history, and social justice, among others. Sponsored by Art, the Kohler Art Library, and others. Through December 14, 2014, Kohler Art Library, Elvehjem Bldg., 800 University Ave. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2632.

World War I Exhibit: 1914: Then Came Armageddon. Guest exhibit co-curators Skye Doney and Eric O'Connor. A documentary exhibit about World War I, especially on the Western Front, commemorating the centennial of its outbreak. Sponsored by the Special Collections of the Memorial Library. Through December 30, 2014, Special Collections, 976 Memorial Library, 728 State St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2632.