WesTransfer Coffee and Chill

westransferFrom Julia DeVarti ’17:

Welcome to the official kick off of the new, revamped, cooler-than-ever WesTransfer Community! Woohoo! We heard a rumor that there will even be free coffee and donuts! We heard another rumor that all our old schools are super jealous. Yolo!

So come hang out with your old transfer friends, meet some new transfer friends, and help us envision what this community should look like.

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 3-4PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114

KSA Culture Festival

ksaFiona Chu ’18 writes:

Wesleyan’s Korean Student Association is hosting its annual KSA Culture Festival this Friday (December 4th) night at Beckham Hall at 6pm! Come through to eat some great Korean food, be entertained at activity booths, and enjoy performances by KSA members have worked really hard on this semester to perfect! We’d love to see you all there :)

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 6-8PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $5

Stethoscope Press Reading

Zelig1From Stethoscope Press:

Now in its seventh year, Stethoscope Press is Wesleyan’s student-run publishing press. Each fall, we select several writers who work one-on-one with an editor to produce a book of original work over the course of two semesters. This year, we have fuckbois, families, dystopias, jungles, connection, misery… what a wild ride! Come get cozy and hear snippets of these exciting works in progress!

Cornelia Channing ’16
Sophie Chabon ’17
Nikku Chatha ’16
Max Friedlich ’17
Zenzele Price ’18

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 5-7PM
Place: Alpha Delt

Racism, Technology and Social Protest: a Community Dialogue

racismtechBrenna Diggins ’17 writes in:

This will be an informal dialogue led by professors Anthony Hatch and Jennifer Tucker that will foster group discussion of the historical and social contexts in which people use technologies, specifically communication and visual technologies, to analyze and challenge racism.

Prof. Hatch is the author of Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America (forthcoming) and teaches courses on science and technology studies, critical social theories, and cultural studies of health and medicine.

Prof. Tucker specializes in science and technology studies and the history and theory of photography, and is completing a new book, Caught on Camera: A History of Photographic Surveillance and Resistance and, with Jennifer Mnookin (Dean, UCLA Law School), a Sourcebook on Photography and Law. Both teach in the Science in Society Program at Wesleyan.

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 12:30-2PM
Place: PAC001

“Democracy’s future in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the PRC” with Dr. Stephen Young

taiwanFrom Nina Stender ’16:

Democracy’s future in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the PRC:
A presentation and guided discussion with Dr. Stephen Young, former US Consul General to Hong Kong and visiting professor in the College of East Asian Studies

Wed, Dec 2nd, 4:30pm
Munchies will be provided

Supported by the Wesleyan International Relations Association, the Hong Kong Students Association, and Wesleyan World Wednesdays

Date: Wednesday, December 2
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: PAC 002

CEAS Korean Lectures

Michelle Han ’16 writes in:

These talks will examine technological developments as extensions of new ideas and imaginations to a reality. Speaker: Professor Young-Min Back teaches at Youngsan University and at the Federation of Korean Industries, South Korea. In the past, he served as the President of the POSCO Research Institute, the Vice-President of LG CNS, the Director of the Korea Software Technology Association and the Korea Database Agency in South Korea.

“From Imagination To Reality”

How did the past imaginations become a reality? How our present imaginations can become a reality through SMART technologies?

Lecture in Korean

Date: Wednesday, December 2
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Place: Usdan 114

“Wanna survive? Be SMART”

How can manufacturing industries survive today? : Innovations on Market Competitiveness, New Sales Channels, Brand Value Development through SMART Technologies.

Lecture in English & Korean

Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center, Seminar Room

West African Drumming and Dance Concert

From the CFA:

Always one of the highlights of the semester, this year the West African Drumming and Dance Concert takes on special significance, as master drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah celebrates his final performance with his students. Mr. Adzenyah is retiring in December after 45 years of sharing the vibrancy of West African music with generations of Wesleyan students. He will be joined by students of choreographer and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka and special guests.

Mr. Adzenyah will return on May 7, 2016 for a farewell concert and reunion featuring past and present students.

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $6 Wesleyan students, $8 all others

Odyssey Interest Meeting

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From Maria Massad ’16:

Do you want to write for a nationally-based and even potentially get PAID for it? Then you may be interested in The Odyssey (theodysseyonline.com), a social content platform that crowdsources ideas from millennial thought leaders in their local communities that is just launching at Wesleyan. In the highly-competitive field of Digital Media, this on-campus opportunity will ensure that you stand out to employers.

I’m looking for great weekly writers who are are passionate about writing on a national online platform! If this is you, please apply here under Student Positions: http://www.theodysseyonline.com/apply. If you’d like to learn more, come to an Odyssey Interest Meeting at the Career Center on Dec 1 at 6:30 pm.

Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Place: Career Center