Category Archives: Events

Surgery Screening Tomorrow

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Nope, it’s not a horror movie on the Film Series calendar. Alex Pogosky ’13 writes in to tell you why you should come to Exley tomorrow night:

If you’re interested in medicine, like watching medical TV shows, or maybe just enjoy seeing people get cut open, come check out a live surgery recording hosted by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). The video lasts about an hour and includes commentary by the surgeons. Snacks will be provided!

Date: April 15, 2013
Time: 9 PM – 10 PM
Place: Exley 058
Cost: An organ. (Just kidding, probably.)

Realizing the Fundamental Point: Meditation and a Talk on Zen Practice

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Noah Rush ’14 writes in about a meditation at BuHo tomorrow, led by a Wes alum:

This is a silent meditation event conducted in the formal Zen tradition. We will chant, sit two periods of meditation, and hear a talk by the teacher. Mark Mininberg ’81, Sensei, is a dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman, founder of the Zen Peacemaker Order. Sensei trained for more than twenty years at Zen Mountain Monastery under the late Abbott John Daido Loori, Roshi.

Date: April 15 (tomorrow)
Time: 6PM – 8PM
Place: Buddhist House (356 Washington Street)

TypeClub Film Screening: Design & Thinking

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 Typographer par excellence Lisa Sy ’13 sez:

TypeClub will present a film screening of DESIGN & THINKING, which is a documentary that explores “design thinking.”
A description of the movie:
How do we fully engage organizations to think about the changing landscape of business, culture and society? Inspired by design thinking, this documentary grabs businessman, designers, social change-makers and individuals to portrait what they have in common when facing this ambiguous 21st century. What is design thinking? How is it applied in business models? How are people changing the worldwith their own creative minds? It is a call to the conventional minds to change and collaborate.Learn more about TypeClub at  [ http://typeclub.org ]

FREE DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED!

Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: 41 Wyllys, Room 114
Cost: Free

 

Taiwanese Late Night

Alton Wang ’16 cooks for you:

Come support Taiwanese Culture Society! We will be selling delicious home-cooked Taiwanese food at Woodhead Lounge on Sunday, April 12th. Come for a second dinner / late night snack with your friends!

On the menu:
– BUBBLE TEA
– Taiwanese Stew Pork (???)
– *Vegetarian* MaPo Tofu (tofu cooked in chili- and bean-based spicy
sauce)
– Tea eggs

Available as a set or à la carte. Prices to be posted a day before the event – Bring cash!

Date: Tonight, April 14
Time: 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Cost: Varies by item

The Diane Weiss ’80 Memorial Lecture: Sex, Gender and Public Life

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You might hear the terms “sex” and “gender” tossed around quite a bit at Wesleyan— but why exactly do these continue to be such pressing issues in our country’s public sphere?  Alanna Greco ’13 invites you to, perhaps, find out why, as the 26th annual Diane Weiss memorial explores this topic :

The Diane Weiss ’80 Memorial Lecture is an annual FGSS lecture that
the family of one of the first Women’s Studies majors at Wesleyan
endowed in her memory. This year, “Sex, Gender and Public Life”
explores both why sex and gender remain such persistent issues in the
U.S. public sphere, and also why they remain persistently separated
from issues of government and economics in that same public
discourse.

Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Pac 001
Cost: Free

United States of ALEC Film Screening

A solid double bill, coming at you from Alicia Gansley ’15:

Wesleyan Democracy Matters is teaming up with Common Cause CT for a film and lecture with Common Cause CT senior organizer, Kim Hynes.

Join us for a screening of The United States of ALEC, a documentary narrated by Bill Moyers that examines how corporations and state legislators are colluding to write laws and remake America. Common Cause Connecticut senior organizer Kim Hynes will be introducing the film. Learn about how corporations are affecting the American political process on even the state level!

Date: Monday, April 15th, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Judd 113
Cost: Free!