Category Archives: Events

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

The Long Way ‘Home’: Art, Change, and Imagination

The-Forgotten_550From Rajaa Elidrissi ’16:

“The Long Way ‘Home'” is an artist talk by Sundus Abdul Hadi about re-claiming identity, overcoming struggle, and using art as a vehicle for social change.

More info: Sundus Abdul Hadi is an Iraqi-Canadian multimedia artist. She was born in the UAE, raised and educated in Montreal, where she earned a BFA in Studio Arts and Art History and a graduate diploma in Communication Studies. Her work is a subversive and sensitive documentation of current crises in the Middle East, often using manipulated photographic imagery, mixed-media painting, artist books and sound. Abdul Hadi is the co-founder of The Medium, a global multidisciplinary artist collective.

Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 4:15 – 6 PM
Place: Department of Romance Languages Lounge, 300 High Street

More info from Elidrissi about the talk and Abdul Hadi’s work after the jump.

Medieval Studies Program Open House

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From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

The Medieval Studies Program invites all prospective and current majors/minor to its open house this Monday (March 30). Come and learn about the program and course offerings while you meet with members of the program. Refreshments will be served!

Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 4:15 – 5 PM
Place: Downey House Lounge (Rm. 200)

Maps, Networks, and Art Markets: Doing Digital Art History

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On Monday March 30th, the Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative will present Pamela Fletcher, Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art and Department at Bowdoin. She’ll be giving a lecture entitled “Maps, Networks, and Art Markets: Doing Digital Art History”, in which she’ll explore the question of how and why galleries run by dealers became the standard way to sell art. She’ll consider the geography of art in London and consider how digital and computational help us to ask and answer scholarly questions. The talk will be in Usdan 108.

Date: Monday, March 30
Time: 4:15 – 5:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

The Long Way ‘Home’: Art, Change, and Imagination

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Annie Choi ’15 writes in:

Come hear Sundus Abdul Hadi speak! Event will be followed by a Q&A and a reception.

Sundus Abdul Hadi is an Iraqi-Canadian multimedia artist. She was born
in the UAE, raised and educated in Montreal, where she earned a BFA in
Studio Arts and Art History and a graduate diploma in Communication
Studies. Her work is a subversive and sensitive documentation of
current crises in the Middle East, often using manipulated
photographic imagery, mixed-media painting, artist books and sound.
Abdul Hadi is the co-founder of The Medium, a global multidisciplinary
artist collective.

Her work has been exhibited in Palestine, UAE, Canada, USA, France, UK
and Saudi Arabia. She has given workshops in Australia, Iraq and
Kuwait, and has been a speaker at Nuqat, the Arab Development
Initiative, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and at multiple universities
in Canada and the US. Abdul Hadi is a two time recipient of the
Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ) Vivacité grant
(2008, 2013).

Alongside her studio practice, Abdul Hadi also curates exhibitions,
and hosts “Al Ruwad: The Groundbreakers”, a radio show about art and
culture on CKUT 90.3 fm in Montréal.

Date: Monday, March 30th
Time: 4:15-5:30 PM
Place: Department of Romance Languages (300 High St.)

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