From Rob Roth ’14:
The Wesleyan Spirits will be hosting Stanford University’s own, Fleet Street Singers tomorrow evening time, at 5 pm in the Olin Lobby. It’s gonna be bonkers!
Date: Thursday, March 28
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Place: Olin Lobby
From Daniel Nass ’13:
Come to BuHo on Thursday night to hear a pair of ear- and mind-bending electronic musicians!
Modular synth master Keith Fullerton Whitman is a Boston-based musician whose work encompasses generative rhythms, rich textures, and dense drones. Pitchfork’s Mark Richardson describes his recent output as “electronic music that, while drawing heavily from the past, also sounds like nothing else out there now.”
Time: 10 P.M.
Date: Thursday, March 28
Location: Buddhist House (356 Wash)
A heads-up from Ben Florsheim ’14 and the Wesleyan Democrats on how to spend Good Friday in Memorial Chapel:
Richard Blumenthal (D), the senior United States Senator from Connecticut, will speak on the issue of gun violence in the United States this Friday, March 29, at 5 pm in the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel. Doors open at 4:30. There will be time at the end of the talk for audience-submitted questions.
Before winning election to the Senate in 2010, Senator Blumenthal served twenty years as Connecticut’s Attorney General. As senator, Blumenthal has taken the lead on attempts to enact meaningful gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown tragedy.
Senator Blumenthal’s speech will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Logan Dancey, Assistant Professor in Wesleyan’s Department of Government.
When: Friday, March 29 @ 5 pm (doors open at 4:30)
Where: Memorial Chapel
Submitting questions: you can either write your question(s) on the FB event wall or on slips of paper that will be provided to the audience during Blumenthal’s speech
Break the Silence: A new sexual assault support group for male identified survivors will be held on Wednesdays beginning April 3rd – May 2nd from 5:30-6:45pm. The group is open to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.
Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, for more information at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Reference “Support Group” in the subject line. The deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, April 2nd at 12pm.
Deadline: Tuesday, April 2nd at 12 p.m.
Meets: Wednesdays, April 3rd through May 2nd from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
After a six-month ban, Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 has finally reinvited Tom Perrotta to campus:
Come to Russell House this Wednesday, March 27th, 2012 to see award-winning screenwriter and author, Tom Perrotta.
Tom Perrotta’s most recent novels are The Leftovers and The Abstinence Teacher. His novels Election and Little Children were both made into acclaimed movies, and Perrotta received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of Little Children, which he wrote with director Todd Field. He is currently adapting The Leftovers into an HBO series along with Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of Lost. Perrotta has taught writing at Yale University and Harvard University and has published essays and reviews in Rolling Stone, GQ, and The New York Times. He also edited the 2012 edition of The Best American Short Stories.
Date: Tonight, March 27
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Russell House
Full disclosure: Diana Choi ’13 lives next door to me and promised to let me borrow sugar in exchange for posting this:
Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is an international non-profit organization that strives to spread awareness of the humanitarian crisis in North Korea and directly aids the resettlement of North Korean refugees seeking asylum in other countries.
Join us Wednesday night for a film screening about the story of one such resettled North Korean refugee, Danny. The screening will be a great opportunity to learn about human rights issues affecting the North Korean civilian population.
Date: Tonight, March 27
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys Ave. Room 114
2012. USA. Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman. 144 min.
Mind-games abound when a hotheaded drifter teams up with the leader of a burgeoning religious cult (that looks an awful lot like Scientology). Astounding performances and the THERE WILL BE BLOOD auteur’s cinematic precision shape this enigmatic ode to American ambition into a simultaneously enchanting and unsettling experience.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.
Don’t forget to pick up your tickets for the Wes Thinks Big event today (3/27) and tomorrow (3/28) at Usdan during lunch 11AM-1PM or dinner 6PM-8PM..
From Hannah Vogel ’13:
WESLEYAN THINKS BIG IS UPON US! Five of Wesleyan’s most exciting professors can’t wait to blow your minds with their favorite topics. Each professor gives a ten-minute lecture on an idea that keeps them up at night, inspiring us to think bigger and better than ever before. Reserved tickets will be available for pick-up at Usdan Wednesday lunch and dinner and Thursday at lunch and at the event. If you didn’t get a chance to get a ticket, please come to Memorial Chapel at 7:30PM; we’ve never had an issue with people getting in since MemChap seats 500. This event is open to the Middletown, alumni, and parent communities, so tell your moms/dads/friends/etc. to come along! ITS is helping us do a real, functional livestream so check out website for the embedded video during the event… fingers crossed.Official lineup:
Paula Matthusen: “Sounds in Remembered Spaces”Jeff Rider: “The Importance of Old Stories”Balu Balasubrahmaniyan: “‘Periyar’: E.V.Ramasamy and Social Activism in India”Jacob Bricca: “Cinema Verité and the Reality Infection”Vera Schwarz: “A Jewish Wanderer Listening for the Unsayable in China”With emcee Gil Skillman on the ones and twos
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series present:
“Murder and Media in the New Rome”
The Murder of Giovanni Fadda (1878) and the Trial that Followed
by Thomas Simpson
Simpson is Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Italian, Assistant Chair for Italian, and Associate Director of the WCAS Drama Major at Northwestern. His recent publications include Murder and Media in the New Rome (Palgrave, 2010); co-editor and translator, Marco Baliani’s Body of State (FDUP, 2011); contributor to Dramatic Interactions (Cambridge Scholars P, 2011).
Reception will follow.
Date: Wednesday, March 27th
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: The Common Room, Department of Romance Languages and Literature, 300 High Street