Today is a discussion titled “Iron Mining in the Gogebic [go-GHEE-bic] Range: Can We Protect Our Water Resources?” Three experts with different perspectives will speak on Gogebic Taconite’s intent to mine a 4-mile stretch of the iron deposit in the Gogebic Range in the upper part of the Bad River Basin, which drains into Lake Superior, and whether engineering strategies can be used to protect groundwater resources. This is a Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization special event. It’s today at 3:30pm at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Center, 333 West Main Street. For more details, call Dan at 233-4990.
Tonight, the UW Center for Humanities, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Press, presents “A Conversation with Edmund White and Michael Carroll.” Writer, self-described “archaeologist of gossip,” and Princeton Professor Edmund White joins his husband, author Michael Carroll, in a conversation about their latest books and the state of gay writing today. This is at 7:30pm in Room L160 of the Conrad Elvehjem Building, 800 University Avenue. For more info, visit humanities.wisc.edu.