Category Archives: Events

ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

methodSophia Jennings ’16 writes in:

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

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

“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

Film Series: Eraserhead

1977. USA. Dir: David Lynch. With Jack Nance. 89 min. 35mm print.


A new father cares for his inexplicably inhuman child as he navigates the horrors of domestic life in an oppressive industrial landscape. Lynch crafts a surreal world populated by Freudian nightmares: men pulling levers inside of miniature planets, a chipmunk-cheeked woman singing in the radiator, a severed head ground into eraser dust.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

“R. Luke Dubois—In Real Time” Exhibition

Andrew Chatfield writes in from the CFA to invite you to see a gallery exhibit by R. Luke Dubois:

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois utilizes data to create maps, scores, and videos that explore subjects including the Iraq War and the census; and that raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use. Organized as a database of his projects and concerns, the exhibition “R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time” is the first major gallery presentation of his work, and will include recent and commissioned pieces that take as their basis real-time data flows, topical statistics, and contemporary media footage. Co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, Department of Government, Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative, Information Technology Services, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Quantitative Analysis Center.
Closed: Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30, 2015

Date: Open until December 13th (But closed November 25th and November 30th)
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm
Read more about this exhibition on the Zilkha Gallery’s website.

First Middle Eastern Perspectives Meeting

perspectivesFrom the incredible Rajaa Elidrissi ’16:

Come join us for our first meeting of the year!

Our group’s goal is to create a comfortable and safe space for people who identify as Middle Eastern, Arab, Persian, Turkish, and etc. We also want members that do not identify as Middle Eastern, but who are interested in learning more about the region and its people to participate as well. We want to provide a view of the region that is not tarnished by western media. Topics of discussion will include identity, religion, intersectionality, feminism, media perceptions, gender roles, and etc.

We are also part of the Student of Color Coalition and we want to collaborate with as many SOC groups as possible this year!

Date: Wednesday, September 23
Time:8:30-9:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Best Buddies Information Session

From Eva Weintraub ’16:

Do you eat lunch in Usdan ? Do you want to meet a wonderful new group of peers? If so, come join Best Buddies in our partnership with the Middlesex Transition Academy (MTA), a program for students 18-21 with intellectual or developmental disabilities. It is a wonderful way to make some amazing friends and to get more involved with our community.

Come find out more at our info session this Tuesday or Wednesday from 8:30-9 pm in 41 WYLLYS rm 112!!

Date: Today, September 22 or tomorrow, Wednesday September 23
Time: 8:30-9PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 112

Wesleyan Women in Science (WesWIS) Organizational Meeting

Meredith Hughes writes in:

Join us for our first general meeting of the year! Learn about WesWIS,
find out about activities already in the works for the fall semester,
give us your ideas for new activities, and come hang out and eat pizza
with a bunch of awesome Wesleyan women in science! We’re also looking
for a few new steering committee members this year, so come talk to
the current members and find out how to apply. People of all majors
and genders are welcome! RSVP to msnow[at]wes if you are planning to

Date: Wednesday, September 23rd
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: Free (Plus free pizza)!!!!