Category Archives: Events

Journey Through Palestine: A Brief History of a People in Conflict with Khaled Fahmy

Mariama Eversley ’14 writes in:

Come to hear about Palestinian conflict from the perspective of the Khaled Fahmy. Khaled Fahmy is professor and chair of the Department of History at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of several scholarly books on 19th century Egyptian social history, including All the Pasha’s Men: Mehmed Ali Pasha, His Army and the Founding of Modern Egypt (Cambridge University Press).

Date: Tuesday, May 1
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free

Jewish and Israel Studies Capstone Presentations

Herzl Forest Poster for the 50th Anniversary of the Jewish National Fund, 1954

From Prof. Magda Teter:

Another academic year is about to end. Just a few classes are left. A crunch time for our students and faculty, but also a time to celebrate students’ achievements. Since 2010 students and faculty have celebrated students’ projects in Jewish and Israel Studies. And while some students will indeed graduate with the Jewish and Israel Studies Certificate this year, others are still working on their courses, and still some are engaged in research and creative projects contributing to Jewish and Israel Studies without getting the certificate.

Topics of student presentations will include politics of trees in Israel/Palestine; folklore among Jews from Europe and Arab countries; Holocaust memory and family story; women and Jewish liturgical practices; rhetoric of otherness against Jews and Muslims in Europe; bioethics and Jewish law! And much more.

Come and get inspired to do creative work in Jewish and Israel Studies.

Reception will follow.

Date: Mon., May 7th
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Allbritton 103
Cost: Free (Reception to follow)

Wesleyan Film Theses 2012: Part One — The Fellowship of the Text

It all began with the forging of the Great Papers.  Seven were given to the Film Studies Professors; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. And now those seven will be gifted to the race of Wesleyan Students, who above all else desire power. For within these papers was bound the strength and the will to govern over an entire campus.

This is it, folks. Come hear six great screenplay pitches and one historical/theoretical rundown from seven amazing senior Film majors.  The chosen few and their works are:

Douglas Bensimon ’12: The Nazi
Carolyn Cohen ’12: Squanderland
William Donald ’12: Off the Trail
Miriam Smith-Drelich ’12: Goodnight, Sunshine
Zachary J. Valenti ’12: Smokin’ Ocean
Jeremy P. Wolf ’12: Camp Goggles
Sarah Shachat ’12: Intrigue, Blood, and Naked Breasts: Strategies of the Epic Series on Premium Cable

Jeanine Basinger, head of the Department of Film Studies, says this is the best collection of written work she’s seen at Wesleyan. And she’s seen A LOT here.

Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free

Swap Art With Your Peers

Alex Ketchum ’12: “Start thinking of what art you will bring.”

Alex Ketchum ’12 challenges you to an art-off:

On May 6th, there will be an Art Swap! Have you taken art classes and created lots of stuff (paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc) over the year or years and don’t know what to do with it? Rather than throwing it away, bring your art to the Art Swap so that interested students can get some art to decorate their rooms and enjoy over the summer and during the rest of their time at Wesleyan. This event is particularly useful for seniors who are about to move away and have no idea what to
do with that giant nude portrait or series of paintings that they don’t have storage space for. You worked hard on your art. Let the world get to enjoy it! All art will be up for grabs for free. Looking for art? Come on out and snag yourself some awesome stuff from your talented peers! Contact aketchum@wes if you have any questions.

Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Place: “TBA (if weather is nice it will be on the grassy area outside of Usdan)”
Cost: “FREE!!!!”

Film Screening and Discussion: “My Neighbor, My Killer”

Just a friendly neighborhood reminder from Izzy Litke ’12 that tomorrow is May 1:

Gacaca is a form of citizen-based justice established in Rwanda in an attempt to address the crimes of the 1994 genocide. In a series of documentaries, director Anne Aghion charts the impact of this experiment in transitional justice on survivors and perpetrators alike. Join us for a screening of “My Neighbor, My Killer” (2009 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection), followed by a discussion with Anne Aghion.

Date: Tuesday, May 1
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Place:  Center for Film Studies 190 (Powell Family Cinema)
Cost: Free

Changed Deadline: Call for Submissions to “Home”

From Aditi Kini ’13:

A reminder to submit, submit, submit to “Home,” with an updated deadline…you know have until May 4th, 2012.

This magazine is gonna be online, and it’s gonna be swanky.

“Home,” a new online magazine at Wes, is coming out with its first issue before the semester ends. We’re looking for any artwork, photography, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that addresses the concerns of “Home.” Our theme: across cultures.

Submit by noon, this May 4th to wesleyanhome[at]gmail[dot]com.

If you would like to be involved in the publishing process, let us know as well!

Date: April 29th- May 4th at noon

Study on Creativity

Participate in a Study on Creativity and get $10!! From Emily Hunt ’13:

Professor Stemler’s research lab has just created a new study to measure creativity in a college setting… and we need YOUR help! For only one hour of your time, you’ll make $10 for taking a test that is fun and engaging!

Slots are currently open for this SUNDAY, from 4-5PM and 8-9PM, but we can work around your schedule as well. If interested, email eahunt[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Sunday April 29
Time: 4:00PM – 5:00 PM and 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Albritton 204