Category Archives: Events

Opening Reception – “Personal Recollections: Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl”

maussFrom CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Inspired by anthropological theories of gift-giving, Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin recently donated a collection of 69 prints, photographs, and multiples to the Davison Art Center. The exhibition “Personal Recollections” will highlight this fascinating gift, which includes artwork from New York in the 1980s and 1990s, and iconic news photographs from members of the Magnum Photos cooperative.

The exhibition includes prints and multiples by Barbara Kruger, Richard Mock, and Kiki Smith, as well as photographs by Eve Arnold, Stuart Franklin, Steve McCurry, Nan Goldin, and Sebastião Salgado.

Date: Thursday, March 26
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: Davison Art Center

Pelo malo (Bad Hair) Film Screening

From Emma Kemler ’15:

Pelo malo (Bad Hair), Directed by Mariana Rondón, Venezuela / Perú / Argentina / Germany, 2013

A touching and humorous coming-of-gender story that chronicles the life of nine-year-old Junior who lives in a bustling Caracas tenement with his widowed mother. Junior fears he has pelo malo – bad hair. For his school photo, he wants to iron his stubbornly curly mane straight to resemble one of his pop star idols. His mother, unemployed and frazzled from the pressures of raising two children in an unforgiving city, has serious misgivings; she suspects her son is gay. Grandma is more accepting, teaching Junior to dance to one of her favorite ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll tunes.

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures’ Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, Latin American Studies Program

Date: Today
Time: 8 pm
Place: Center for Film Studies

Pre-Registration Information Sessions

Confused about the new Pre-reg system? Go to one of these info sessions, courtesy of University registrar Paul Turenne:

We are pleased to announce that the online pre-registration system has been re-designed based on feedback from students, faculty and staff. The new system will debut when Fall 2015 April Pre-Registration opens at 8:30am on Monday, March 30.

Please join us at one of the following sessions, as we model the new system and answer questions.

  • Wednesday, March 25 — Noon-1pm — Shanklin 107
  • Wednesday, April 1 — 5pm-6:30pm — Usdan 110
  • Thursday, April 2 — 4pm-5:30pm — Shanklin 107

WESU Needs An App

From Danielle Pruitt ’15:

WESU is on a mission to move into the 21st century and we need your help! We’re looking for someone who might be interested in working with us to create a mobile app that would primarily be used to stream our station. Essentially, we are hoping to put many aspects of our website wesufm.org in “app” form.

If you think you might be interested, or have any questions about the project please feel free to email dpruitt@wesleyan.edu by Friday, March 27th.

Date: March 23 – 27, 2015
Place: the interwebz
Cost: coding skillz

Gerald Leonard on Jefferson’s Constitutions

LeonardProfilePicGerald F. Leonard, Law Alumni Scholar and Professor of Law at the Boston University School of Law, will speak about Thomas Jefferson’s pivotal role in altering the operative meaning of the Constitution between 1787 and the Jacksonian ascendancy of the late 1820s and 1830s. To explain this aspect of Jefferson’s career, Professor Leonard will elucidate Jefferson’s constitutional thought across a half century of constitutional development. The essential themes are democratization and its relation to the rule of law, the emergence of party federalism (states’ rights), and slavery. The accompanying paper is available from radelstein[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

An informal reception will follow. This is the third of four lectures on Centralization and Decentralization hosted by the Allbritton Collaborative Cluster Initiative.

Date: Tuesday, March 24 – Today
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: PAC 002