University of Wisconsin–Madison

Upcoming Events

  • From LACIS

     Lecture Series

    Doors Open @ 11:30 a.m. and event will begin at Noon.

    “Woven Lives” — introduction and post-screening Q&A with Carolyn Kallenborn, Assistant Professor of Design Studies, UW-Madison and the film’s creator (

    Drawing upon the richness of sights, sounds and beauty of the people and landscape of Oaxaca, Mexico, Woven Lives provides a fascinating look at contemporary Zapotec weavers from six different villages. This colorful documentary celebrates their extraordinary textiles and illustrates how the art of weaving cloth has helped the Zapotecs retain their culture and identity for thousands of years. The story traces the integration of ancient techniques with new technologies and explores how the artisans are now looking to the past to help them move forward into the future.

    76 Minutes in English w/ Spanish subtitles

    Chazen Museum, UW-Madison


  • Latin American Community

    Too Sweet Sale

    Monday, November 13th

    Come out and support the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi’s Too Sweet Sale! We will be selling cheesecake, bunuelos, and chocolate covered strawberries.
    We will be accept pre-orders only!
    You must submit your payment by 11/16 to ensure your goodies will be made.

    Venmo: AK-KappaDeltaChi
    Or by cash to any Active Sister.

    Pre-orders will be during 11/09-11/16.

    Pick up 11/19, 3:30-6:30pm

    Tu Voz: Last Session of Semester

    Tuesday, November 14th

    This is the last Tu Voz of the semester, we will contiute to have the small group disssion but we will add some great activities so stay tune!

    Tu Voz is a Latinx/Chicanx support and discussion group for UW-Madison students. All Latinx students are welcome to participate, listen, relax, and build community in a safe space.

    Topics change each session so come whenever you can!
    Free dinner provided! For questions or accommodations, contact

    CLS Community Gatherings

    Wednesday, November 15th

    Join the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program for their Community Gatherings!

    When: noon on Wednesday, November 15th
    Where: 336 Ingraham Hall
    Who: Chican@ & Latin@ Studies students, faculty, and staff – please feel free to bring a friend!

    Community Gatherings are weekly workshop luncheons where CLS students have the opportunity to engage in lively discussions about academic life, learn about resources available to them on the UW-Madison campus, and build a strong sense of community. Each week, representatives of a department or resources unit on campus give short presentations and hold Q&A sessions for students.

    The speaker will be Jarrod Buckner from the Morgridge Center. Mary from UHS will be on hand to conduct Digame.

    *The Gatherings are funded by the the CLS Program and the Kemper Knapp fund*


    Thursday, November 16th
    The Gamma Mu Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha presents our Annual Concha and Champurrado Sale! In light of the recent natural disasters affecting Puerto Rico and Mexico, we have decided to donate all proceeds to the victims, their families and efforts for recovery. On November 16th, reward yourself with a concha and/or champurado while also giving back.Pre-Order Form:

    Conchas: $1.75 each
    Champurrado: $2.75 per cup
    One concha & One champurrado: $4
    *Delivery will be $1 extra*
    Cash and Venmo Accepted
    Venmo: @LTA-GammaMu

    *Last day to pre-order is November 14th*

    All proceeds will go to the following two organizations:
    United for Puerto Rico

    United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María. 100% of the proceeds will go to helping the victims affected by these natural disasters in Puerto Rico.

    Topos (Spanish for “moles”) is a professional nonprofit Mexican rescue team formed after the 1985 earthquake that devastated much of Mexico, 32 years to the day before 2017’s major quake. They are a trained volunteer team that goes into crumbled buildings and help people stuck in the rubble. The Topos are taking donations to cover the costs for food, water, and shelter while they assist the earthquake victims.

    Thursday, November 16th
    Come join AHANA and PALMA next Thursday November 16 at 6:00PM (Union South) for night of fun and networking with professionals from a variety of health occupations. There will be FREE FOOD AND DRINKS!!!! This is one opportunity that you do not want to miss!!
  • University Events

    IRIS International Film Series

    Networking: Exploring International Majors

    Monday, November 13th

    Noon – 1:30 pm
    114 Ingraham Hall in the Career Exploration Center
    International snacks will be provided!
    Members of the faculty, staff and students will be available to chat while you nibble from L&S Departments of African Cultural Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures, Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies, French & Italian, German, Nordic & Slavic, International Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, and advisors from the Language Institute and Institute of Regional & International Studies.

    IRIS International Film Series: “A United Kingdom”

    Tuesday, November 14th

    Doors Open @ 6:30 and event will begin at 7:00 p.m. – A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

    Professor Heinz Klug (UW-Madison), will provide an introduction and be available for questions after the screening.


    Wednesday, November 15th

    What was unexpected when Peace Corps volunteers served host communities around the world?

    You’ll have to hear it for yourself. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers share the highlights from the service and how their actions led to some very unexpected reactions. Join current UW-Madison students and alumni for an evening of stories, food, and fun!

    Admission is $5 or donation of two nonperishable food items for The Open Seat: UW Student Food Pantry. Sponsored by the Peace Corps at UW-Madison, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison

    Global Café: Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 16th

    Come celebrate the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving at this week’s Global Café! Join UW-Madison International Internship Program (IIP)as we enjoy cranberry beverages and fall candies! We will also be making our own hand turkeys, a traditional American craft!

    Bring a friend and make a friend at Global Café! All are welcome! Please feel free to drop in for any portion of the event. If you need an accommodation to attend this program, please contact or call 608-262-9716.

    This event is a featured event for International Education Week (November 12 – 19)! To learn more, check out:

    Friday, November 17th

    Doors Open @ 6:30 p.m. and event begins at 7:00 p.m.
    This is the first documentary directed by a Cambodian-American woman about her family’s surivival.“New Year Baby shines a powerful compassionate light on a dark period in history few of us know enough about and nothing will move you like the resilience and extraordinary courage that this documentary reveals.”

    Co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Edgewood College and UNA-USA Dane County Chapter.

    Please join us for our first-annual international film series!As part of this year’s International Education Week programming, IRIS, along with its regional centers and the International Division, will be showing a series of international films. Several of the chosen films have a UW-Madison connection (faculty, students and alumni) which we hope will make the series all the more interesting

    Moving the Needle in Wisconsin

    Friday, November 17th

    Moving the Needle in Wisconsin:
    High Schools Helping Economically Disadvantaged Students Get to College

    How large are economic disparities in college attendance, and are some high schools better equipped at sending low-income students to college? If so, what ​high school characteristics can help ​explain the variation in college-going outcomes for these students?

    ​At this WISCAPE talk, Noah Hirschl, Christian Smith, and Eric Grodsky will present their ongoing research addressing these questions. In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, they examine administrative data from students in Wisconsin high schools to identify the common characteristics of schools that facilitate college attendance, four​-year college attendance, and elite college attendance among economically disadvantaged students.