University of Wisconsin–Madison

Events

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AFRICA AT NOON: Monique Bedasse 12:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: Monique Bedasse @ 206 Ingraham Hall
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: Monique Bedasse @ 206 Ingraham Hall
“Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan Africanism in the Age of Decolonization” Bio Monique A. Bedasse is assistant professor of history and African and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Bedasse …
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Center for Humanities Lecture Series: Ato Quayson 7:30 pm
Center for Humanities Lecture Series: Ato Quayson @ H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm
Center for Humanities Lecture Series: Ato Quayson @ H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building | Madison | Wisconsin | United States
“Reflections on Interdisciplinarity: From Oxford Street to African Literature and Somewhere in Between” Taking as a starting point two synoptic and instrumental definitions of interdisciplinarity, Ato Quayson will slowly elaborate the concept of spatial morphology …
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AFRICA AT NOON: ROGER ERVIN 12:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: ROGER ERVIN @ 206 Ingraham Hall
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: ROGER ERVIN @ 206 Ingraham Hall
“Development in Africa” Roger Ervin President and CEO, Blumont and International Relief & Development (IRD); Former Wisconsin Secretary of Revenue; US Commercial Envoy to Africa BIO Roger Ervin is President and CEO of Blumont, Inc. …
Foreign Service Career Information Session 4:00 pm
Foreign Service Career Information Session @ 3rd Floor University Book Store
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Have you been considering a career in the US Department of State’s Foreign Service but found yourself wondering how realistic is it, what the process is really like, how long it really takes, if you …
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Symposium in Honor of Michael Schatzberg
Symposium in Honor of Michael Schatzberg @ The Fluno Center
Oct 13 all-day
After 40 years of dedicated work, Michael Schatzberg, Professor of Political Science and African Cultural Studies, announced his retirement at the end of the Spring 2018 semester. Please join us in celebrating Professor Schatzberg’s career in an African …
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How the Peace Corps Helps: Meet Solomon Amuzu 5:00 pm
How the Peace Corps Helps: Meet Solomon Amuzu @ Room 1010, Medical Sciences Center
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
In a talk sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute and the UW-Madison Peace Corps office, meet Solomon Amuzu of Ghana, whose life was influenced by a Peace Corps volunteer. For more information, …
Film Screening: “Micere Githae: Tireless Pursuit” 7:00 pm
Film Screening: “Micere Githae: Tireless Pursuit” @ UC Rm. 275B
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm
This is a documentary film screening of the documentary Micere Githae: Tireless Pursuit by Ndirangu Wachanga at UW-Whitewater. The film is free and open to the public. Following the film, there will be a discussion led by Dr. …
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Lunch & Learn: International Careers in Journalism 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: International Careers in Journalism @ Rm. 260
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm
Are you interested in a future in journalism? Here is your chance to learn from industry leaders. During this special event, CNN’s global affairs correspondent (and UW alumna) Elise Labott will be joined by documentary …
The Cost of Not Being There: What Happens When Wars are No Longer Covered? 6:00 pm
The Cost of Not Being There: What Happens When Wars are No Longer Covered? @ Room on TITU
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Protracted proxy conflicts, increasing dangers to journalists covering wars, budget constraints and, at times, an apathetic public have helped drive a disturbing trend of news organizations committing fewer resources, air time minutes and column inches …
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AFRICA AT NOON: LYNDA DAY 12:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: LYNDA DAY @ 206 Ingraham Hall
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: LYNDA DAY @ 206 Ingraham Hall
“Yoko of Mendeland: Queen of Collaborator?” Description Yoko of Senehun oversaw the largest pre-colonial state in hinterland of Sierra Leone for a period of nearly 25 years. In Sierra Leonean history, Yoko has often been …
Film Screening: The New Barbarianism 4:30 pm
Film Screening: The New Barbarianism @ Marquee Theatre
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The New Barbarianism is an award-winning documentary that runs 58 minutes. It focuses on the surge of deliberate, targeted violence against the health sector across multiple chronic wars, in flagrant breach of the Geneva Conventions. …
Film Screening: “Ngugi wa Thiong’o: The River Between African Languages and European Languages” 7:00 pm
Film Screening: “Ngugi wa Thiong’o: The River Between African Languages and European Languages” @ UC Room 259 A & B
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
This is a documentary film screening of the documentary, Ngugi wa Thiong’o: The River Between African Languages and European Languages, by Ndirangu Wachanga at UW-Whitewater. The film is free and open to the public. Following the film, there …
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Global Health 2018 Building Community Celebration 5:00 pm
Global Health 2018 Building Community Celebration @ Mendota Room, Dejope Hall
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute for “Building Community 2018: A Global Health Celebration.” The evening is a chance to eat, drink, share, laugh, learn and be inspired by the university’s contributions to …
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Boren Awards Info Sessions: Fund Your Foreign Language Study 12:00 pm
Boren Awards Info Sessions: Fund Your Foreign Language Study @ 206 Ingraham Hall
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Boren Awards, inclusing scholarships (for undergraduate students) and Fellowships (for graduate students) provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in …
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Study Abroad Open House 4:00 pm
Study Abroad Open House @ 206 Ingraham Hall
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
On Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00-5:30 pm, join advisors and returned study abroad participants to start planning your study abroad experience! Enjoy free pizza and learn about the numerous study abroad options available for students …
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AFRICA AT NOON: ELLEN FEINGOLD 12:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: ELLEN FEINGOLD
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: ELLEN FEINGOLD
“Common law courts, currency, and colonial administration: A public historian’s perspective” Ellen Feingold Curator of the National Numismatic Collection Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History DESCRIPTION The mechanisms of colonial rule in Africa have …
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Funding Study Abroad Info Session 10:00 am
Funding Study Abroad Info Session @ Memorial Union, Room on TITU
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In this session presented by International Academic Programs & the Office of Student Financial Aid, learn about the cost of studying abroad and how to use various resources including financial aid, scholarships, and savings to …
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AFRICA AT NOON: JAMIE THOMAS 12:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: JAMIE THOMAS
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AFRICA AT NOON: JAMIE THOMAS
“Zombies Speak Swahili: Language, Horror, and Area Studies” Jamie Thomas Assistant Professor of Linguistics Swarthmore College DESCRIPTION Many people’s first encounter with Africa may be through popular media that sounds vaguely ‘African.’ Swahili is often …