Category Archives: Events

Film Series: The Kind Words

2015. Israel/Canada. Dir: Shemi Zarhin. With Rotem Zissman-Cohen. 118 min.


After the death of their mother, three siblings embark on an international road trip to try to uncover family secrets. Their trek from Israel to France becomes as much about the journey itself as the answers they seek; as the siblings reconnect they must confront what they thought they knew about each other and try to figure out who they really are.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Apply for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize

"Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library"

“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For all you avid researchers:

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library are happy to announce the launch of an undergraduate research prize. The research project, widely conceived, can be from any undergraduate course taken in Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Winter 2017 from currently enrolled Wesleyan students. Honors theses are not eligible.

Projects will be evaluated based on the use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources as well as on the quality of writing and research. We are particularly interested in receiving applications that show evidence of learning about research techniques and the information-gathering process itself.

There will be two cash awards: a 1st-place prize worth $500 and a 2nd-place prize worth $250.

Instructors and librarians are encouraged to nominate students’ work; students may also self-nominate. Please send nominations to: libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

All materials must be submitted electronically, preferably as PDF files. Applications will include:

1)      Application form: https://tinyurl.com/WesLibFriendsPrize
2)      Statement on the use of the Wesleyan libraries (maximum 600 words)
3)      Paper/Project
4)      Bibliography

The jury will be comprised of members of the Friends of Wesleyan Library board, Wesleyan librarians, and Wesleyan faculty from Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Awards will be announced in April 2017. For inquiries, contact the Friends of Wesleyan Library, at libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 10 at 5 PM

College of Letters Open House

College of Letters lecture, Nov. 15, 2012.

Emily Furnival ’18 writes in: 

Have you ever wondered whether the College of Letters just studies the alphabet for three years? Never heard of the College of Letters? Like reading, writing, OR talking? Come to the COL Open House to get answers to all (we do mean all) of your questions! Talk to students and faculty to understand what the major is and whether it’s right for you.

The College of Letters is the interdisciplinary study of European Literature, History, Philosophy & Foreign Language. Through this program you will study with a small cohort of peers and two professors each semester. It’s a three year major and applications are due March 27th, so come by with questions!

Date: Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28th
Time: 4:30pm
Where: College of Letters Library (41 Wyllys, 3rd Floor)

Second Stage Presents: DON’T LEAVE

Dont leaveSecond Stage here with this weekend’s show. For tickets, click here!

Description: A girl is abducted by the aliens she has been searching for her whole life. Unfortunately, her father has stowed away on the ship.

Come see the show to find out what happens next! For more information, click here.

A quick note about our eventbrite:

Each person is able to reserve up to two (2) tickets. If you try to reserve anymore than that, those tickets will be given to other people looking to see the show. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the show. Any later than 10 minutes before the show, and you are at risk of forfeiting your ticket to someone on the wait-list.

Dates: Thursday – Saturday, February 23-25th
Times: 8pm, 8pm, 2pm, and 8pm respectively
Runtime: 45 minutes
Place: ’92 Theater 
WARNING: Strobes, flashing lights, & loud sounds
House count limited, wait-list begins one hour before showtime. No late seating. 

Alumni Panel on Publishing

From The English Department:

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Don’t miss out on this panel conversation with three Wesleyan alums making a career in publishing! Come hear Annabel Pasarow (’16)Danielle Springer (’13), and Caitlin O’Shaughnessy (’08) talk about their experiences within the publishing industry and steps you can take now to get your foot in the door after graduation.

The talk will be followed by an informal dinner to which all students are invited.

Date: Friday, February 25
Time: 4:30
PlaceDowney House Lounge

Saving the Earth at the State & Local Level

vtgovFrom the Allbritton Center:

Former Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will speak on Climate Change and Public Policy: Saving the Earth at the State and Local Level.

Peter Shumlin ’79, Governor of Vermont 2011-2017, has been a pioneer in developing state-level policies to combat climate change, including the 2011 Comprehensive Energy Plan with a goal of achieving 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Under his watch 15,000 jobs have been created in clean energy, solar panels have increased by 1000% while the cost of solar has fallen 60%, and wind generation has increased 400%.

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Shanklin 107

In the Struggle: Techniques for Cultivating Radical Resistance

From Kate Gilbert ’18:

Hey, we, a few former posterpicstudents of Melissa Rosario’s (’05), want to share with the Wesleyan community this workshop that she has created!

Melissa is a healer, educator and activist based in Puerto Rico where she facilitates workshops, study groups and offers individual consultations to changemakers. She is in the process of launching a movement research and wellness center, Center for Embodied Pedagogy and Action. Learn more at http://www.decolonizepr.com or follow her on IG: Profe_Luz.

In the Struggle: Techniques for Cultivating Radical Resistance
“To be an activist is to know exhaustion, pain, fear and overwhelm. Often these feelings lead to burnout, and our friends-allies-comrades drift away from the circles which once sustained them, finding illness and helplessness in place of love and determination. As a changemaker, you have a responsibility to witness, and denounce the order of the day, but you must also care for your psyche, spirit and body. In this workshop, Melissa will offer a range of strategies to help you cultivate radical resilience in your lives as activists. From plant medicine, breath, writing and movement, we will explore ways to transform the fight from the inside out. All bodies are welcome, but the workshop is especially targeted for those committed to building multi-racial coalitions and to fomenting decolonial liberatory praxis in their daily lives.”

Lucha por Vida: Cultivando Resiliencia Radical
“Sabemos que la lucha agota y duele. Para muchos, termina siendo abrumador y se alejan, se enferman o se mueren. Como cambiador, tiene una responsabilidad con su psique, espíritu y cuerpo. Su ser entero debe ser cuidado ahora, no “después de que el trabajo esté hecho”. Queremos mantenerlo en buena forma, haciendo cambios sociales significativos a largo plazo. En este taller, hablamos de estrategias para transformar la lucha desde adentro y del diario vivir. Meli comparte plantas medicinales que ayudan a manejar emociones comunmente experimentado por activistas: la ansiedad, miedo y cansancio. También, como facilitadora, les ofrecerá técnicas de respiración y herramientas para la reflexión y comunicación que les ayudarán a todxs lxs compañerxs buscando balancear el activismo con la salud.”

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Date: 2/21/17
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Place: University Organizing Center (UOC)

BeTheArt: SOC Art Show

betheartFrom Ujamaa:

Ujamaa’s Black History Month Presents it’s BeTheArt Showcase dedicated to the creative students of color either displaying their visual work or grand performances. This is dedicated to platform for students to be seen and heard and all are welcome to support and have fun! The open reception is on the 23rd, but the work will stay in the gallery for the weekend of the 24th-26th of February. Thank you and please do come and witness the performances on opening night!

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 4-9PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery

Artful Lunch Series—Sharifa Lookman ’17

A message from Randi Plake in the Office of University Communications:

One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Sharifa Lookman ’17 about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy homemade cookies and conversation following the talk.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 23rd
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Place: Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room, 301 High Street

Film Series: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

1965. USSR. Dir: Sergei Parajanov. With Ivan Mykolaichuk. 97 min. 35mm print.


This subversive Soviet-era gem weaves Ukrainian folklore into a tragic story of obsession and sorcery. Filled with haunting portraits of the rural countryside and feverish, frenetic camerawork, the film’s unique visual language was so innovative and rebellious that Parajanov found himself blacklisted from Soviet cinema.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5