Film Series: The Lunchbox

2013. India. Dir: Ritesh Batra. With Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur. 104 min.

 

One workday in Mumbai, a miscommunication results in a widowed accountant receiving a box lunch far superior to his normal order from a neglected housewife. The film unfolds the touching story of the unlikely friendship between the two as they start including notes with the lunches and sharing their lives. Co-sponsored by Shakti. 

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Allbritton Talks: College Sports

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As more Division I athletes and their supporters call for payment for players and even consider unionizing, it raises the question of the purpose of college athletics and perhaps of institutions of higher education themselves. Is it exploitative for universities to profit off of their student-athletes if it is indeed to the detriment of their education, finances, and health? Are athletically-based admission and scholarships unfair – if so, for whom? – or are they a means of expanding college access and diversifying student populations?

In this session of Allbritton Talks, we’ll examine  controversies surrounding Division I athletics while also pondering what compels us – as a University, as a society, and even as a species – to care about sports. Athletes, fans, and NARPs are all welcome. There will be pizza!

Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: Free

Thinking about Graduate School?

Come have dinner and learn from alumni, current graduate students and staff about the ins and outs of graduate school and the application process. Panelists include:

Eugene Wong ’09, Economics and Math double major
MBA 2015, Yale School of Management

Andrea DePetris ’10, Psychology major
PhD 2016, University of Connecticut, Clinical Psychology

Emily Goettsche ’12, Neuroscience and Behavior major
MPH 2015, Yale School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ruthann Coyote, PhD
Pre-Professional Advisor, Pre-law and Health Professions
Wesleyan Career Center

Get a better understanding of the timing, how to select a school, preparing for entrance exams and how to pay for grad school! Please RSVP here.

Date: Thursday, March 26 (Today)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Cost: Free!

Weekend of Workshops with WesBAM! ft. Renee and Shira

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From Katie McLaughlin ’15:

Grab your yoga and cardio clothes and join us for a fun-filled weekend of workshops, classes and alumni as Shira Engel ’14 and Renee Dunn ’14 – co-founders of WesBAM! – are returning home. There’s a lot of stuff going on: Shira and Renee are co-teaching Founder’s Flow, Shira is teaching two yoga classes and Renee is teaching a yoga class and a fusion cardio kickboxing/total body conditioning class. AND GUESS WHAT?! It’s all FREE! A complete lineup and description of events are posted below! Class descriptions are after the jump.

THURSDAY – March 26th
4:30-5:30 Flow Fierce w/ Guest Yoga Teacher Shira Engel ’14,
Fayerweather Dance Room

FRIDAY – March 27th
11:00-12:30 Shira’s Home Yoga Practice Workshop, Fayerweather Dance
Room

SATURDAY – March 28th
11:00-1:00 WesBAM! Founder’s Flow with Shira and Renee, Fayerweather
Dance Room
5:00-6:00 Wellness Beyond Wes, Fayerweather Dance Room

SUNDAY – March 29th
11:00-12:00 Total Body Conditioning and CardioKickboxing FUSION,
Fayerweather Dance Room
4:00-5:00 Power Yoga w/ Guest Yoga Teacher Renee Dunn ’14,
Fayerweather Theater Room

Date: Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
Place: Fayerweather
Cost: FREE!

Spring Faculty Dance Concert – “Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins”

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Artist in Residence Patricia Beaman presents two exhilarating world premieres. Ms. Beaman and renowned Baroque soprano Christine Brandes embark on a seminal collaboration of their own making, Women of Myth Unleashed. By juxtaposing the traditional form and mythological subject matter of the Baroque era with 21st century modern movement and contemporary issues, they bring the iconic mythological figures of Armide, Arianna, and Medea into sharp relief on stage. In Médée, Louis Nicolas Clérembault’s cantata from 1710, Ms. Brandes and Ms. Beaman depict the bifurcated nature of Medea’s tortured state, with electrifying music provided by Folia, an early music ensemble of stellar musicians.

Opening the second half of the evening is The Seven Deadly Sins, an inventive ensemble dance theater work choreographed and directed by Patricia Beaman. Radically re-envisioned as a production set in Weimar-era Berlin in the seediest of cabarets, this edgy Neo-Baroque work has been specially created for Wesleyan students as part of the “Repertory and Performance” course.

Date: Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28
Time: 8 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $5 for Wesleyan students

Ask a Med Student! **Pizza will be provided!**

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PSA from Diana Lin ’15:

Are you considering a career in medicine? Are you interested in pursuing a dual degree, like an MD/MPH or MD/PhD? Then we invite you to join us for Ask a Med Student! hosted by AMSA on Friday, March 27th. This is meant to be an informal event for students to engage with two medical students at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Come prepared with questions, and we’ll be ready with pizza! Invite all your pre-med friends!

Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (Exley Science Center 184)
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Film Series: Song of the Sea

2014. Ireland. Dir: Tomm Moore. With Brendan Gleeson. Animated. 93 min.

The latest beautiful output from the artists behind The Secret of Kells is a sort of tuneful Celtic Spirited Away: Two siblings journey into a hidden world of nature and folklore when they learn that the mute young sister, like their late mother, may be a selkie – a person capable of transforming into a seal and communing with magical beings.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

The Geography of Resistance: Free Black Communities & the Underground Railroad

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21st Annual CAAS Distinguished Lecture to be delivered by Dr. Cheryl LaRoche, archaeologist and historian from University of Maryland College Park. Join us to learn more about community activism. African-American leadership, and the fight to end slavery.

*Reception to follow

Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: CAAS, Vanguard Lounge

Concert: Omnia Hegazy

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Singer-songwriter Omnia Hegazy combines guitar-driven American pop/rock and maqam-based Arabic folk with charged lyrics about women’s rights and political freedom, her faith, and the struggle to combat perceptions of Muslim women. The daughter of an Italian-Catholic mother and an Egyptian-Muslim father, she was born in California and raised on Staten Island. At Wesleyan, Ms. Hegazy will be accompanied by drummer May Maples, bassist Carl Limbacher, electric guitarist Coyote Anderson, and Natalie Perlaza on Arabic percussion.

Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $18 general public; $15 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students