The Coming Week in LSSA – 21 April 2013 – 27 April 2013

We have a good set of events for you this week, starting with the first LSSA Board meeting after the elections. Congratulations to next year’s Board members, and thank you to everybody who ran!

Note that we also have the SPRING LA FOLLETTE SYMPOSIUM, the deadline for hunger meal ticket reservations, and the Spring formal at the end of the week!

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. LSSA Board Meeting (Monday)
2. The Global Poverty Project (Monday)
3. Brazilian Political and Cultural Economy (Tuesday)
4. Info Session on State Department Internships (Tuesday)
5. Re-Creating Race (Tuesday)
6. Interviewing Skills (Tuesday)
7. New Biopolitics of Race (Wednesday)
8. Focus on China Town Hall (Wednesday)
9. Families and Well-Being Seminar (Wednesday)
10. Research Ethics Symposium (Wednesday)
11. Intro to Careers in the Environment (Wednesday)
12. Civil Society & Politics of Life in Uttar Pradesh (Thursday)
13. IRP Seminar (Thursday)
14. SPRING LA FOLLETTE SYMPOSIUM on the Affordable Care Act (Thursday)
15. Hunger Meal RSVP Deadline (Friday)
16. Spring Formal (Saturday)
17. Last Volunteer Event of the Year: Earth Day

1. LSSA Board Meeting
Monday, 22 April, 5:45 PM
Social Science 6125
Our second-to-last meeting of the year. Kelsey sent around the agenda, and we hope to see you all there!

2. The Global Poverty Project
Monday, 22 April, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
TITU, Union South
A coalition of activists presents to raise awareness of extreme poverty around the world, including the 1.4 billion who each live on less than US$1.25 per day. For more information, see the calendar entry.

3. Brazilian Political and Cultural Economy
Tuesday, 23 April, Noon
206 Ingraham Hall
ACLS new faculty fellow in ethnomusicology Darien Lamen will present “Brazilian Cultural Economy as Political Economy: Superfluity and the ‘Productive Precariat’ in the ‘Post-Multiculturalist’ Moment.” His research interests are include cosmopolitanism, mobility, media technology and the politics of cultural labor. This event is part of the
LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series. For more information, see the calendar entry.

4. Information Session on State Department Internships
Tuesday, 23 April, 5 p.m.
Union South
This session, which will focus on writing personal statements and the “nuts-and-bolts” of the application process, will be hosted by former state department interns. For more information, see the calendar entry.

5. Re-creating Race in the Genomic Age
Tuesday, 23 April, 4 p.m.
206 Ingraham Hall
This lecture is the first of two presented by University of Pennsylvania Professor Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology. For more information, please see the calendar entry.

6. Interviewing Skills
Tuesday, 23 April, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
120 Middleton Building
Part of the L&S Career Services Workshop Series. For more information, please see the calendar entry.

7. The New Biopolitics of Race: Why Care?
Wednesday, 24 April, 4 p.m.
206 Ingraham Hall
This lecture is the first of two presented by University of Pennsylvania Professor Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology. For more information, please see the calendar entry.

8. Focus on China Town Hall
Wednesday, 24 April, 6:30-8 p.m.
DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Provost Paul DeLuca and other campus leaders will share their perspectives on UW-Madison’s expanding engagement with China. For more information, see the calendar entry.

9. Families and and Well-Being Seminar Series
Wednesday, 24 April, Noon
Plenary Hall, 5th Floor, Nancy Nicholas Hall
Assistant Professor of Consumer Science Dr. Anya Samak will discuss “Results from an Ongoing Intervention at Chicago Heights Early Childhood Center: Investing in Parents and Children.” For more information, see the calendar entry.

10. Research Ethics Symposium: Responsible Research for the 21st Century
Wednesday, 24 April, 2 p.m.
H. F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Several speakers will discuss a range of topics related to ethics and trust in academic research. For more information, please see the calendar entry.

11. Introduction to Careers in the Environment and Green Careers
Wednesday, 24 April, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
120 Middleton Building
Targeted at those in the early stages of considering an environmental career. For more information, see the calendar entry.

12. Center for South Asia Lecture Series
Thursday, 25 April, Noon-1 p.m.
UW-Madison Assistant Professor of Geography Stephen Young presents “Back From the Dead? Civil Society & Politics of Life in Uttar Pradesh.” For more information, see the calendar entry.

13. IRP SEMINAR
Thursday, 25 April, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
8417 Sewell Social Sciences
Sarah Halpern-Meekin, assistant professor of sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present on Unmarried Parents & Relationship Education. For more information, see the calendar entry.

14. SPRING LA FOLLETTE SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, April 25, 2013
1-4:30 p.m.
Union South
La Follette professor and experts will discuss “What’s Next for the ACA? The View from Researchers, Regulators and Providers” with a series of panels. For more information see the calendar entry.

15. Deadline for Hunger Meal Ticket Reservations
Friday, 26 April
Email Andrew Walsh if you are interested!

16. Spring Formal
Saturday, 27 April
Brocah
We hope you got tickets to LSSA’s premiere spring social event!

17. LSSA Volunteer Event: Earth Day
Saturday, 27 April, at 9:30am – 11:00am.
Olbrich Park, 3527 Atwood Avenue
Dress in grubby clothes, because we will be helping out the Earth on Saturday by cleaning up Olbrich Park! This event was great fun last year, and gives us a chance to be outside on a day forecast to be partly sunny with a high of 66F.

Thanks, all! Thanks for the voting that you did this week!

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