Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Classics Lectures Series Presents: Dr. Egbert Bakker

Join the Classics Department as they invite Dr. Egbert Bakker to give a guest lecture, "In and Out of the Golden Age: The Temporality of Odysseus' Return." The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in room 104 Van Hise Hall. This event is free and open to the public!

Egbert Bakker is Professor of Classics at Yale University, having previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin and Universite de Montreal. His scholarship has revolutionized the study of ancient Greek texts, particularly the Homeric poems, through the application of methodologies drawn from linguistics and from the study of oral poetics (Linguistics and Formulas in Homer, 1988: Poetry in Speech: Orality and Homeric Discourse, 1997; Pointing at the Past: From Formula to Performance in Homeric Poetics, 2005). Most recently he has embraced anthropological methodologies and research, in an ecological reading of meat and consumption in Homer (The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey, 2013)."

1 Credit Bioscience Research Course

Thinking about getting started in a research lab this summer or fall? Consider enrolling in Biology 260: Entering Research! This 1-credit fall seminar course for sophomore, junior, and transfer students supports and enhances independent research experiences. To participate, students simply register for Bio 260, save space in their schedule for 1-3 research credits, and find a research mentor. 

If you need help finding a research mentor, drop in to chat with our peer research mentors in Steenbock Library study room (108 ground floor) Tuesdays and Wednesdays (6-8 pm)! Additionally, a workshop will be held during the week of May 5th to help enrolled students find research mentors.

Find out more about Biology 260 at Questions? Contact Dr. Janet Branchaw at

Work or Volunteer Abroad This Summer through AIESEC

AIESEC consists of hundreds of local committees in 124 countries who connect with over 4,000 partners to create and develop internship opportunities in their cities. 

Join the Global Talent experience for a long term professional internship (usually 6 to 18 months) focused on personal and professional development. Or, make a difference through the Global Citizen experience, which is an international volunteer abroad experience working on issue-based projects (usually 6 weeks to 3 months).

Find out more information about our programs at our website, and come to our information sessions:
April 21, 2014 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. in Grainger Hall, Room 2280
April 22, 2014 from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. in Grainger Hall, Room 1170

Friday, April 4, 2014

Writing Personal Statements for Medical School Applications

Applying to medical school? Learn how to write convincing and persuasive personal statements for medical school admission! This workshop will consider how to write personal statements and will examine some successful examples. The workshop will last for an hour and a half, and will take place on Thursday, May 1 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. (Sec. 3). Register for this workshop here!

2014 WID Frontier Fellow

Are you a UW-Madison undergraduate with a good idea? A vision of something you could accomplish in a year, either alone or with 1-3 other students, if you were embedded in the vibrant, transdisciplinary community of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID)? 

If so, you should apply to become a WID Frontier Fellow 

Public Service Panel

Are you public service minded? Do you want to make a difference while making a living? Hear from Milwaukee-area leaders at City Year, College Possible, Playworks, Public Allies, and Teach for America to learn about how national change starts at the local level. This event will take place on Friday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m. in the Morgridge Center, 1st floor Red Gym. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Suicide Prevention Walk

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's student organization Ask.Listen.Save. will be hosting its fourth annual, award-winning Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk on April 13th. Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this nationally renowned campus walk will benefit suicide prevention efforts both on campus and in the surrounding community. Read more about registering for the event below!