University of Wisconsin–Madison

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ART GALLERY: Whirling Return of the Ancestors
ART GALLERY: Whirling Return of the Ancestors @ Ruth Davis Design Gallery, School of Human Ecology
Jan 25 – Apr 8 all-day
ART GALLERY: Whirling Return of the Ancestors @ Ruth Davis Design Gallery, School of Human Ecology | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
Whirling Return of the Ancestors: Egúngún Arts of the Yorùbá in Africa and Beyond More information
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Ezé Wendtoin: A Night of Collaborative Music 5:00 pm
Ezé Wendtoin: A Night of Collaborative Music @ Humanities Building Room 1351
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm
Join us in welcoming Ezé Wendtoin, winner of the 2015 “Afrika-Sonderpreis.” Ezé is a musician from Burkina Faso in West Africa who is now living in Dresden. His music protests and works against racism and …
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Black Arts and Data Futures
Black Arts and Data Futures @ College Library
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day
April 4-5th Ashley Baccus, Creative Director, Hyphen-Labs http://www.hyphen-labs.com/ Ashley Baccus, creative director for the feminist design collective, Hyphen-Labs, will present her work, “NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism” Futures [A virtual reality experience] over 2 days at the …
AFRICA AT NOON: LOUISE MEINTJES 12:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: LOUISE MEINTJES
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: LOUISE MEINTJES
“Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid” Louise Meintjes Associate Professor of Music and Cultural Anthropology Duke University DESCRIPTION Less a genre to be contextualized than an embodied practice, ngoma singing and dancing carries …
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session 4:00 pm
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session @ 336 Ingraham Hall
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Program (FUSP) competition opens on April 2, 2018! Mark Lilleleht, the campus Fulbright Program Advisor, will offer a number of information sessions and open houses over the coming months. Complete …
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4:30 pm
@ Chazen Auditorium, first floor
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm
The New Barbarianism, followed by a panel and reception. Medical and humanitarian workers are increasingly in the crosshairs as hospitals and aid centers have become part of the battlefield in today’s wars. So far, there …
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Honoring Ancestors in Africa: Arts and Actions
Honoring Ancestors in Africa: Arts and Actions @ Various Locations
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
Join us for a multi-sensorial exhibition displaying the sights, sounds, and motions of Egúngún Arts, and a multi-disciplinary Symposium exploring sensory aspects of specific African ways of honoring ancestors. Register today! View the program. About …
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African Student Association presents Africa Night 6:30 pm
African Student Association presents Africa Night @ Gordon's Symphony Room
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm
Join the African Student Association for Africa Night: A Night of Royalty.
Chicago Afrobeat Project and Golpe Tierra 9:00 pm
Chicago Afrobeat Project and Golpe Tierra @ The Sett, Union South
Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm
WUD Music and the African Studies Program present Chicago Afrobeat Project and Golpe Tierra in performance at The Sett. Presented in conjunction with Honoring Ancestors in Africa and Beyond: Arts and Actions.
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Panel Discussion + Showing of “Makala” Documentary 8:15 pm
Panel Discussion + Showing of “Makala” Documentary @ Hilldale AMC
Apr 9 @ 8:15 pm
Panel Discussion + Showing of "Makala" Documentary @ Hilldale AMC | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
FILM SCREENING The film will be playing at 8:15pm on April 9th in the AMC Dine-In Theater within the Hilldale Shopping Center (430 N Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53705). “Makala” is directed by Emmanuel Gras …
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2018 Global Health Symposium 4:00 pm
2018 Global Health Symposium @ Union South
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm
With “Deadly Foes: Why Mosquitoes and Ticks Matter to Global Health,” professor Susan Paskewitz will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Global Health Symposium: Advancing Health in Uncertain Times. Registration begins at 4:00 …
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AFRICA AT NOON: MANAL KABESH 12:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: MANAL KABESH
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: MANAL KABESH
“Portrait of Rural Egyptian Women: Peaceful Voices from Siwa Oasis, Upper Egypt and Nubia“ Manal Kabesh Associate Professor of Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Curriculum Development and Methods of Teaching National Center for …
Writing Your Way to a Fulbright 4:00 pm
Writing Your Way to a Fulbright @ 6176 Helen C. White
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Are you a graduating senior or graduate student and thinking about applying for a student Fulbright scholarship next Fall? In this workshop, you’ll learn about the requirements for the two essays, analyze successful samples from …
adrienne maree brown: Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds 5:00 pm
adrienne maree brown: Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds @ 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On April 11, 2018, writer, activist, and doula adrienne maree brown will be speaking about her most recent book Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds at 5pm in 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall. This talk is …
Showing of “I Am Not a Witch” and “Celebrating Sacred Twins in Africa” 8:15 pm
Showing of “I Am Not a Witch” and “Celebrating Sacred Twins in Africa” @ AMC Dine-In Madison 6
Apr 11 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Showing of "I Am Not a Witch" and "Celebrating Sacred Twins in Africa" @ AMC Dine-In Madison 6 | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
LOGISTICS The film will be playing at 8:15pm on April 11th in the AMC Dine-In Theater within the Hilldale Shopping Center (430 N Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53705). ABOUT THE FILM “I Am Not a …
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4W Summit: Our Bodies, Our Earth – Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking
4W Summit: Our Bodies, Our Earth – Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking @ Pyle Center (unless otherwise indicated)
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day
Join us for the 2018 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being, with the theme of Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking. We are bringing together prominent global leaders, national and international scholars, …
Shifting Epistemologies: Movement, Institutions, and Ideas in Africa 9:00 am
Shifting Epistemologies: Movement, Institutions, and Ideas in Africa @ H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join the African Cultural Studies Students’ Association for its annual conference, featuring keynote speaker Michael Schatzberg.
Funding Study Abroad Info Session 1:00 pm
Funding Study Abroad Info Session @ Red Gym TITU
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Concerned about funding your study abroad experience? Attend this session to learn about the cost of studying abroad and how to use various resources (including financial aid, scholarships, and savings) to fund your program.
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The Second Half-Century of African Languages & Culture Scholarship and Instruction at UW-Madison 9:00 am
The Second Half-Century of African Languages & Culture Scholarship and Instruction at UW-Madison @ The French House
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am
Join us to celebrate our new direction and recognize those who paved the way! This program features events occurring throughout the day. Highlights: Panel on Arabic Program Hala Ghoneim, UW-Whitewater Sami Alkyam, Harvard Mary Youssef, …
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Categorizing Muslims: Tactics of Intersubjectivity in a Progressive Muslim Community of Practice 12:00 pm
Categorizing Muslims: Tactics of Intersubjectivity in a Progressive Muslim Community of Practice @ 206 Ingraham Hall
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drawing on data from a multi-sited linguistic ethnography of progressive Muslims, Thompson will explore how participants labeled themselves and others through talk-in-interaction and in online discussions. Thompson uses the tool of membership categorization devices to …
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AFRICA AT NOON: NANCY JACOBS 12:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: NANCY JACOBS
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: NANCY JACOBS
“The Many Africas of the Grey Parrot“ Nancy Jacobs Professor, History Brown University Description Grey Parrot is native to the equatorial forests of Africa, but increasingly it lives in human spaces. Grey parrots are popular …
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Day in Africa
Day in Africa @ Union South
Apr 19 all-day
DAY IN AFRICA welcomes high school juniors and seniors from across Wisconsin to explore the languages and cultures of Africa in a variety of sessions led by UW-Madison faculty, students, and staff. This year’s DAY …
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session 4:00 pm
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session @ 206 Ingraham Hall
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Program (FUSP) competition opens on April 2, 2018! Mark Lilleleht, the campus Fulbright Program Advisor, will offer a number of information sessions and open houses over the coming months. Complete …
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Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference @ Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Apr 23 all-day
Communities across the country and world are finding themselves faced with opportunities that require novel approaches and collaborative problem-solving, especially as they strive to develop inclusive and sustainable environments. Creativity and innovation, supported by technology …
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Study Abroad Financial Aid Drop-In Advising 12:30 pm
Study Abroad Financial Aid Drop-In Advising @ Study Abroad Resource Center (3rd Floor, Red Gym)
Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Drop by to talk with Heidi Johnson from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
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Aaron S. Williams: Changing the World – One Step at a Time 5:00 pm
Aaron S. Williams: Changing the World – One Step at a Time @ 1310 Grainger Hall
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aaron Williams has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in public service and the private sector, beginning as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, before earning his MBA at UW-Madison, and launching a …
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Fulbright U.S. Student Program Open House 4:00 pm
Fulbright U.S. Student Program Open House @ 336 Ingraham Hall
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop in with questions about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program!