Category Archives: Events

Silver Ribbon Luncheon: Mental Disorder and the Modern World

forwebsitesrlAletta Brady ’15 writes in to offer you some free pizza and other food for thought tomorrow.

Crazy, Sick, or Evil? Mental Disorder and the Modern World

Gary Greenberg will be speaking for the Silver Ribbon Luncheon (SRL) Series tomorrow. We are really excited to have him – he is a practicing psychotherapist in Connecticut who calls attention to the social nature of disease. He says that “the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is not a medically or scientifically valid text, but rather a “strange chimerical document” whose definitions of pathology change with shifting social values–as was evidenced by homosexuality’s overlong tenure on its pages.”

Join us tomorrow in 41 Wyllys Room 113 from 12-1 for pizza and good conversation with Gary Greenberg.

Date:  Tuesday, April 1
When: at noon
Where: 41 Wyllys Room 11
Pizza?: Yes.

Perform at Connecticut Valley Hospital

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James Carter ’14, of the Woodland Realm, writes in with this plea for performers extraordinaire:

Join Wesleyan dancers, musicians and poets in entertaining residents of the Connecticut Valley Hospital. Any and all performers welcome!

For more information send an email to jkcarter[at]wesleyan[dot]edu THIS WEEK

When: April 14th
Where: Connecticut Valley Hospital
Time: 6-8pm

Eric + Erica, Jack & Katie at Westco Cafe

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Dream-pop duo Eric + Erica want you to know they are a’comin:

Durham, NC based Dream-Pop duo Eric + Erica are excited to bring their music to Wesleyan campus for the first time.
Have a listen here + there’s this.

They promise autoharp, keyboard, singing, and slow motion soft dance beats. There may or may not be Free Pizza.

More info about Eric + Erica after the jump. 

Women in Science: Why So Few?

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Alex Irace ’15 is asking the important questions:

The Astronomy Department has invited Professor C. Megan Urry, the President of the American Astronomical Society and the Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, to speak at the annual Sturm Memorial Lecture this year. She will address sexism and gender equity in astronomy, science, and academia more generally. Urry is not only an expert in this field, but she is also notably the first tenured female faculty member in the history of Yale’s Physics Department.

Poster says it all!

Call for Papers from the Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies

Got any papers you are proud of? Ethan Currie ’15 wants them!

The Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies is currently accepting papers for its Spring 2014 edition. Please submit papers from any social science to either ujsswesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com or through the publication website itself. We will accept submissions until Wednesday, April 9.

When: Now until Wednesday, April 9th
Where: Electronically at ujsswesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com or here.
Cost: Your papers!

FASA Late Night

An invitation from Mikaela Reyes ’17:

The Freeman Asian Scholars Association is proud to announce that we are hosting our Late Night again this Sunday (March 30, 2014), so head on over to Exley for some mouthwatering, homemade food from countries including Thailand, Indonesia, and China!
THE AWESOME MENU:
Indomie Noodles
Vegetable Dumplings (Vegetarian!)
Chicken Dumplings
Thai Herbal Chicken Drumsticks
Thai Iced Tea

You know you don’t want to miss the delicious food and amazing company, so come early and don’t forget to bring CA$H! See you there!

Date: Sunday, March 30 – tonight!
Time: 9:00PM – 12:00 midnight
Place: Exley Science Center lobby
Cost: $1 – $6

Film Series Special Event: After Tiller

Co-sponsored by Clinic Escorts, Abortion Doulas and Rho Epsilon Pi

Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, only four American doctors will openly provide third-trimester abortions. After Tiller paints a complex and compassionate portrait of these physicians as they care for anxious, vulner- able patients at an important crossroads. Q&A with directors Martha Shane ‘05 & Lana Wilson ‘05.

Monday (3/31). 8pm. Powell Cinema. Free.

Official ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Series Finale Party

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Nine seasons in the making, and we have snacks! This is an event of my personal making:

Join students, faculty, staff, and me in watching the series finale of How I Met Your Mother on the massive flat screen TV in the Career Center! Co-created by Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, the show has won several awards in its nine seasons!

Come in at 7:30 PM to indulge in generous refreshments, the show starts at 8, and be on your merry way! No reservations required! Just show up (and suit up, if you’re so inclined)!

Sponsored by University Relations and the Wes Watches HIMYM Blog

Date: Monday, March 31st, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center

Post-Wes Journey: Jacob Eichengreen ’13 Talks VFA, Investing in Community

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Bring your brunch on Sunday, March 30 and hear about Jacob’s experiences as a Venture for America Fellow in Las Vegas. This is an opportunity to not only learn more about VFA but also to discuss community-catalyzing investment and his adjustment to work with startups and life in a new city.

Jacob Eichengreen ’13 is a VFA fellow working with VegasTechFund, a part of Downtown Project that seeks to build a vibrant tech community and diversify the local economy in downtown Las Vegas by investing in early-stage startups. Jacob recruits promising companies who will support the startup ecosystem and facilitates their relocation and expansion.

Date: Sunday, March 30
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Place: Usdan 110