2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Friday, Apr 20, 2018

Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor Slaughter

The Slaughter Salon Series is named in honor of Gertrude Slaughter and is organized as a service for our UW-Madison graduate students in French & Italian.

Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor Slaughter (1870-1963) was an author, a patron of the arts, and a French House benefactor who left us her home and the land where the French House now stands on the shore of Lake Mendota. Ms. Slaughter opened her home to students in French & Italian and often organized intellectual “salons” throughout the year to discuss subjects such as art, literature, and philosophy.


Topic for this session: “Learning“:  personal learning styles, reading strategies, writing strategies, preferred teaching methods, self-teaching, goals and objectives, bigger agendas behind education, what learning looks like, what it doesn’t look like, etc.

We’ll approach these ideas from all angles: as a student, a teacher, a researcher, and a citizen. From young children to the university setting and beyond.

This talk is presented by the Graduate Association of French & Italian Students.

Light refreshments will be served. Participation in this series is open to our graduate students in French & Italian and their guests. This event is not open to the general public.