Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Cloud Atlas

2012. USA/Germany. Dir: Tom Tykwer, the Wachowski Siblings. With Tom Hanks. 171 min.

Here is a film truly unlike any other: ambitious and stunning, earnest and silly, exaggerated and true, messy yet finely wrought, a genuine big-screen moving picture cascading in operatic crescendos of image and emotion. Six stories – sprawling from the 1800’s to a post-apocalyptic distant future – bounce off each other as echoing acts of courage and kindness change the world.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Eat at French Table

Courtesy of Estelle Lenartowicz, French FLTA:

Parlez-vous français? Alors, come join us at the French Table!

When? Every Wednesday, 12-2PM
Where? Usdan, 2nd Floor, Right Wing
Contact: elenartowicz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

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

Siddhartha Deb @ Russell House

Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 takes a break from his full-time day job performing with a Creed cover band to talk about, ahem, more literary fancies:

Come to Russell House this Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to see poet Siddhartha Deb.

Siddhartha Deb is the author of the novels The Point of Return (a New York Times Notable Book) and An Outline of the Republic. His nonfiction book The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India won the PEN Open award. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Nation, n+1, London Review of Books, and The Times Literary Supplement. He has received grants from the Society of Authors and the Nation Institute and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies.

Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Russell House (350 High Street)
Cost: Free

Transitional Justice – Juries – Constitutions

Oh yeah.

Another interesting talk to fill your dull and lonely day. Catherine Chase ’15 writes in: 

Do you like ancient Greece? Do you want to know what ancient Greece can teach us about contemporary institutional design? Are you interested in going to law school?

Then come hear Professor Adriaan Lanni, all the way from HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, talk it.

Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Wyllys 112
Price: Free

That Group That Reads To Children Info Session

  Dale Glasspiegel ’13 writes in:

This is: That Group That Reads To Children (and does a lot of other cool stuff too!)! On a weekly basis (or more), you can go into preschools and read to a classroom of students for 10-15 minutes, and then spend the rest of the time free-playing, making crafts, playing outside, playing music, giving more individualized lessons, helping out the teachers, etc.

There are 7 preschools within walking distance that we will volunteer at: Head Start, Preschool Town and Country, Even Start, the 2 Neighborhood Preschools, Christ Lutheran, and St. Mary’s.

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

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign Alternative Spring Break Info Sess

Ross “Rosendo” Levin ’15 is really freakin awesome and extends the opportunity to be awesome to you:

An experience of learning by living, communal living, anti-poverty organizing and bridging barriers through dialogue and action in one of the poorest urban neighborhoods in the country. The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign is a nationwide, multiracial movement that does everything from organizing marches to defending families from evictions to occupying vacant land to grow food. This is not some cushy non-profit. The group is led by the poor and people of color. For decades, in various incarnations, they’ve been working to ensure, as the name suggests, that their basic human rights are met and taking care of each other when society doesn’t. From March 10 to 17, students will have the opportunity to live in the home of a member of PPEHRC in Philadelphia, PA and participate in anti-poverty organizing classes and actual anti-poverty organizing, ranging from knocking on doors to home takeovers.

There will be two informal info sessions to talk more about the details, costs (not very expensive at all), and whatever else you’d like to know.

INFO SESSION One
12pm-1pm, Friday, February 15
41 Wyllys, Room 114
INFO SESSION 2
5pm-6pm, Wednesday, February 20
41 Wyllys, Room 114

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?