Category Archives: Events

Federalism and Floating Cities

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From Charlie Smith ’15:

A Discussion on Federalism and Floating Cities with Professor Elvin Lim

What is the function of federalism in US politics? Can competition between governments make them more responsive to the needs of their citizens? Could floating communities in international waters provide this sort of competition?

Come join Students for a Free Society for a discussion on the role of Federalism in US politics and its potential (if any) for promoting good governance. Professor Lim will be with us to discuss the “right to exit” and the potential for competition between governments to produce better services. We will also discuss the work of the Sea Steading Institute in attempting to make floating cities in international waters to innovate in the provision of government services.

Date: Today 2/19
Time: 8pm – 9:20pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm.111

Tickets for Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner 2013

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From Jill Tan ’15:

Join your Wesleyan family in ushering the Lunar New Year with food and festivities! We are bringing this celebration that is so dear to our community to Wesleyan once again, with many exciting performances and a menu that promises to be scrumptious.

The dinner is Feb 24, Sunday, from 5-7 p.m. at Beckham Hall. GET YOUR TICKETS FAST AS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT!

Tickets will be sold at the Usdan tables today and tomorrow from 11am-1pm OR 5-7pm for $5.

Date: Today, Feb 19 and Tomorrow, Feb 20
Time: 
11 a.m.-1 p.m. OR 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $5

Argus Information Session

No, not that Argus. This one is slightly more lucrative, but doesn’t provide free Indian food on Monday and Thursday nights. More from Jennifer Healey:

Argus is an internationally recognized B2B company that provides strategic and analytic solutions to major financial services companies primarily (Credit Card issuers) in the US, UK and Canada. Argus’ solutions-suite includes syndicated studies, account scores & products, data-warehousing & management services, and consulting services. Argus has offices in White Plains, NY (Headquarters), London and San Francisco. For more info visit here.

Join Argus employees James Pesuit ’10 and Chenelle Tanglao ’08 to learn more about job and internship opportunities at Argus!

Pizza will be served.

Date: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
Cost: Free

Allyship in a “Post-Racial” Society

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From Christian Hosam ’15:

Join the WSA Committee for Inclusion and Diversity in conjunction with Black History Month as we unpack the implications of being an effective ally both within and outside the Wesleyan community with a stellar faculty panel as part of our semester-long exploration into the concept. The panel will feature:

Sarah Mahurin (English/African-American Studies)
Kehulani Kauanui (Anthropology/American Studies)
Robert Steele (Psychology)
Manju Hingorani (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry)

Date: Tomorrow, February 19th
Time: 7pm
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Cost: None

Submit to Metis

From Julia Bond ’13:

Metis is the Wesleyan Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies. We accept any work related to Classics and can be rendered in 2D. This includes papers, photos, artwork, poetry, translations, and any other Classics-themed creative work. Consider submitting your work from last spring semester, this past fall, or any work you’ve done here at Wesleyan related to Classics.

We’re looking for a wide variety of pieces, so even if you are not sure if it is appropriate for the journal please send it anyway! If you have questions or if you’re interested in getting involved with Metis beyond submissions, email jbond(at)wes. The submission deadline is February 28, 2013.

Submit to: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail.

Contact: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail
Deadline:
 February 28

Pyxis Call for Submissions: “Memory”

wordcloud_memory_finalClaire Seoin Choi ’13 is calling all writers and artists:

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” — Marcel Proust

What does it mean to remember, or to forget? In his chef d’oeuvre In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust questions how one remembers and accesses memory. Proust, however, is not alone in this exploration. Many other scholars have delved into the topic of memory and investigated its importance in social organization, historical construction, and personal and group narratives. This semester, Pyxis invites you to contribute your academic work on this theme. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

How do we express memory in literature, in visual form, in performance? How do the stories we tell ourselves–through narratives, myths, or collective memories–structure the world around us? How is memory constructed, recorded, represented, manipulated?

EcoMusic Competition

From Sewon Kang ’14:

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.

See below for guidelines.

Survey: Classical Musicians and Improvisation

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Nathan Shane ’13 wants to pick your brain about music:

If you have learned classical music at some point in your life, or you are learning it now, then please take this survey! By conducting this survey, I hope to gather information for my undergraduate thesis, the topic of which is improvisation in classical music education. I will ask you questions about your music education, music in your life today, and your thoughts on improvisation. If you have 30 minutes, I would appreciate your participation a lot!

Here’s the link to the survey.

Contact: nwshane(at)wes
Deadline: February 28