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ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

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Come hear about student forum ENG420: DIGITAL JOURNALISM, a semester-long course where we will focus on producing online content and developing our portfolio. This writing-intensive seminar will introduce students to a variety of forms, from the interview, to the profile, to data-based storytelling. We will be skyping with numerous alumni in the industry, and your work will have the opportunity to be published online via Method Magazine. Multi-media projects will be highly encouraged.

Sophia Jennings ’16 and Ben Romero ’16 will be leading the student forum.

Date: Monday, January 25
Time: 7-8PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113

Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

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

For any lost seniors out there:

The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more.

Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/28, Tuesday 9/29, Wednesday 9/30, and Thursday 10/1 at 11:00, 1:00, and
3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Dates: Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1
Times: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day
Place: Olin Library

WESupport International Students

From Elizabeth Arslanoglou ’16:

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

 

Data Visualization at the New York Times

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From James Hall ’15:

Wesleyan will host The New York Times’ Amanda Cox, who will give a talk on “Data Visualization at the New York Times.” Cox has been an essential part of one of the most interesting developments in contemporary journalism, the growth of data journalism, which in the innovative contexts of papers such as the Times and the Guardian have brought the analytic edge of social science back into journalism, most often by uniting it with powerful images. As Wesleyan prepares to launch its own data journalism course next year Cox, who teaches such a course at NYU, couldn’t be a more timely speaker.

Date: TODAY
Time: 4:15
Place: Russell House

The Shmagina Dialogues

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From Willa Beckman ’15:

The Shmagina Dialogues is a place for people of all gender identities and sexualities to express themselves and tell their stories.

Show times:
Thursday @ 8
Friday @ 8
Saturday @ 2 + post-show discussion
Saturday @ 8

In order to continue an open dialogue about the relationship between sexuality and art, there will be a post-show discussion following the Saturday matinee of The Shmagina Dialogues. How do you create a space for individuals to tell stories while being inclusive of all genders and sexualities? Is performance a productive way to address the ambiguities of sexuality? How do these conversations differ at Wesleyan vs. other communities? Join us!

Tickets will be on sale in Usdan during meal times and before the show. Recommended price $5. After production costs, all proceeds will go to the Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health.

Date: Thurs, Feb 19- Sat, Feb 21
Time: 8- 9:30 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: $5 (recommended)
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Film Series: The Dove Flyer (a.k.a. Farewell Baghdad)

2013. Israel. Dir: Nissim Dayan. With Daniel Gad, Yasmin Ayun. 105 min.

 

With so much of our attention focused on Iraq’s recent history, this film instead seeks to illuminate the story of Baghdad’s ancient Jewish community and the departure of 130,000 people during its final days in 1950. It is the first film made in the Iraqi-Jewish dialect of Arabic. Speaker: Elisha Russ-Fishbane, Assistant Professor of Religion.

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

UCAB’s 7th Birthday Bash!

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PSA from UCAB:

To celebrate UCAB’s 7th trip around the sun, we’re throwing a party!
Come listen and dance to a live DJ, play party games like musical
chairs, take a swing at a pinata, and WIN PRIZES such as bluetooth
speakers and an Xbox 360!!!

FREE cake and snacks!

Date: Thursday, February 19th
Time: 8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Place: Usdan
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Join 8 to 8!

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PSA from Caroline Mead ’16:

Like talking to people? Want to join a group of secret superheros? Come interview for 8 to 8!

We are Wesleyan’s anonymous, confidential, student-run listening service and we’re looking for new volunteers to start training this Spring.

Please email eight2eight[at]gmail[dot]com ASAP to set up your interviews!

Date: Sunday, February 15th- Saturday, February 28th