Are you an international student? Are you facing difficulties in adapting to classes and social life at WES? Do you feel that your cultural norms are different from those in the US? Do you believe that there are many things you just don’t get here? Do you feel homesick? Do you want a group of people similar to you to talk to?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us in our New Mental Health Support Group, specifically focused on International Students. The group will be facilitated by trained students who will also be active participants in the discussion. We will be having weekly friendly conversations about issues that concern us, relative to our transition from other cultures into a US college campus. You are not the only one out there facing “culture shock” so come share your experiences and thoughts!
Date: February 23-May 11 Time: 8-9 PM Place: Memorial Chapel Meditation Room
TRAGIKINGDOM: A Medieval Skapopera (ska-pop-opera)
Set roughly within the 5th and 15th century, TRAGIKINGDOM weaves the tale of forbidden and feudal love between a queen and a revolutionary serf to the musical stylings of No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.
We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, jesters, and fools of all
types and backgrounds to audition to be part of this concert
Auditions will be from 4:30-6 on Wed, Jan 28 in the East Room
& Thurs, Jan 29 in the Jones Room
Callbacks will be Sat, Jan 31
Date: January 28th-29th Time: 4:30-6:00 PM Place: East Room (Wednesday) and Jones Room (Thursday) Facebook
Calling all environmentally conscious & musically gifted friends!
Submit to an EcoMusic competition hosted by COE, Music, and CFA that centers around environmental issues/themes seen in the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE, currently in the Zilkha Gallery. We are looking for proposals for creative and passionate music that addresses these issues so please consider submitting! You could win $200!!! YAY! Proposals due 3/1/13.
Some weeks ago, when Brendan O’Donnell ’14, otherwise known as BZOD, otherwise known as The King of Friends, made his triumphant return from Chile, I joked that he had so many people to catch up with, he should just have one huge catch-up session and get it all out at once. He replied that he was actually thinking of booking the CFA Hall for similar purposes (and our readers enthusiastically approved). Instead, he has opted to reserve WestCo Cafe. From Brendan O’Donnell ’14:
WHAT THIS IS: I went abroad to Chile last semester. People are asking me to tell them stories. In an effort to not tell the same stories a dozen times, I figured I’d hold a storytime. You’ll hear about everything from strikes to credit cards to apostrophes to buses and police stations. Hell, maybe if you’re a good audience, I’ll even sing you a song. It’ll last for between an hour and an hour and a half.
Also, even if you graduated/are abroad, I invited you in case I post audio or pictures or something here. Or maybe you want to post on the wall about how much you love and/or hate me. Both of those are cool.
Come hear Darryl Li compare and contrast South African Apartheid and Israeli Government Policy.
Darryl Li is an anthropologist and attorney whose research is broadly concerned with the relationship between law, empire, and war in the context of encounters between people from different (non-western) regions and cultures. He has been exploring these themes through research on Arab Muslim travelers and immigrants in non-Arab Muslim societies experiencing armed conflict.
Related to his work on transnational Islamist movements is a concern with understanding evolving forms of the transnational use of violence and coercion by the U.S. national security states. He focuses on various forms of proxy detention and rendition targeting transnational Muslim populations, as well as legal rationales conflating categories of external and internal warfare under a broader logic of global civil war.
Darryl’s research has appeared most recently in Arab Studies Journal and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. He is on the editorial committee of the Middle East Research & Information Project (MERIP). He will be giving a lecture comparing and contrasting South African Apartheid and Israeli government policy.
There will be time at the end for a few questions.
There will be snacks
Professor Jennifer Tucker cordially invites you to check out this nifty, poignantly piquant panel happening Wednesday night:
On Wednesday evening, Feb. 6 at 7:30 PM, the Allbritton Center of Study of Public Life will host a panel and public discussion, “Guns and Gun Violence: Crisis, Policy and Politics” in the CFA Hall on the Wesleyan campus. We hope that our Center, here in central CT, could be used to put a spotlight on the rich scholarship on guns and gun violence and the need for public debate informed by research from different domains, including the social sciences, public policy and public health.
The panel will be chaired by Leah Wright, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Wesleyan. Following the presentations, the audience discussion will be moderated by John Dankosky, WNPR News Director and host of “Where We Live.”
Who has a cooler name, Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 or the writer he wants you to go hear, Adina Hoffman ’89?
Come to Russell House this Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 to see author, Adina Hoffman.
Adina Hoffman ‘89 writes often of the Middle East, approaching it from unusual angles. She is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood and the acclaimed biography My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century. She is the co-author, with Peter Cole, of Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza (the American Library Association’s outstanding Jewish Book of 2011). A 2011 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, she is currently a visiting writer in Wesleyan’s English Department.
Date: Wednesday, February 6 Time: 8 p.m. Place: Russell House (350 High Street) Cost: Free
2002. USA. Dir: Steven Spielberg. With Tom Cruise. 145 min.
Were you disappointed by the lack of flying cars, bald clairvoyants, and action-packed neo-noir paranoia in LINCOLN? Try another flavor of Spielberg. Once future-cop Cruise gets fingered by his own psychic police force, he goes on the lam to proclaim emancipation from fate and conspiracy. Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.