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

Film Series: An Autumn Afternoon

1962. Japan. Dir: Yasujir? Ozu. With Chish? Ry?. 133 min.

An aging father realizes he must find a husband for his grown daughter in Ozu’s final variant on his career-long obsession with intergenerational friction. Dejected words, glances, and gestures pierce the quiet surfaces of life as the revered director’s swan song becomes a gentle symphony of emotion and heartbreak composed with a signature palette of color, light, and shadow.

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

Second Stage presents: THE KILLING JOKE

thekillingjokeClaire Shaffer ’18 writes:

In no Batman story is the thinness of the line between him and the Joker more visible than in the Killing Joke. It is in this disturbing, brilliant tale that Batman and the Joker finally meet, not as mere adversaries, but as agents of Order and Chaos.

October 8-10
8:00 PM
92 Theater
(Free) tickets are available at the box office.

Sam Blum
Leland Meade-Miller
Mads O’Brien
Marcos Plaud Rivera
Elli Scharlin
Curran Sullivan
Alex Tenenbaum
Jordan Tragash
Alina Whatley
Benjamin Yap

Written by Alan Moore
Adapted/Directed by Hazem Fahmy
Stage Managed by Claire Shaffer
Presented by Second Stage

Date: Thursday, October 8 – Saturday, October 10
Time:  8-9:30PM
Place: ’92 Theater

Film Screening—“Lasya Kavya: The World of Alarmél Valli”

film_screening_eventFrom the CFA:

“Lasya Kavya: The World of Alarmél Valli” is a film by award-winning director Sankalp Meshram about the internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Alarmél Valli. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Ms. Valli and Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan. This event is part of the 39th annual Navaratri Festival.

Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall, 287 Washington Terrace
Link: here


Bagel Brunch and Learn


PSA from Talia Kaplan ’18:

FREE bagels, lox, and schmear PLUS stimulating conversation? Sign me
up! (Actually, you kind of do need to sign up. See below…)

Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community for a bagel brunch with Torah text
study. We’ll be looking at different interpretations of the Biblical
creation story and considering how it relates to the universal and the
particular in Judaism, on campus, and in the world. People of all
backgrounds are welcome. No experience with text study necessary!

Because we are ordering delicious kosher brunch, we need an accurate
sense of how many people will be attending. Therefore, please RSVP by
10/6 via Facebook. Or, send an email to tkaplan[at]

Questions? Contact Isabel Fattal (ifattal[at] or Talia
Kaplan (tkaplan[at]wes).

Date: Saturday, October 10th
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)

Opening Reception + Exhibition—“Tripod Complex”

ian_boyden_tripod_eventSome info first about an opening reception from the CFA:

Tripod Complex features monumental scrolls by Ian Boyden ’95 that are his meditation on the remains of ancient trees after a forest fire in Washington state.

Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 12-1:30 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, 343 Washington Terrace
CFA event link

And now, here are the details for the entire CEAS exhibition:

“Tripod Complex” features monumental scrolls by Ian Boyden ’95, a meditation on the remains of ancient trees after a fire in Okanogan National Forest in Washington state. When he first saw the still-standing charcoal spires, he said “It had become ink … this catastrophic Chinese landscape painting.” He was “transfixed by the musculature of the trees revealed and shaped by fire. They had drawn themselves on the sky.” He saw a transformation of self, and an insight into the Buddhist doctrine of no self.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed: Saturday, October 24 through Wednesday, October 28; and Tuesday, November 24 through Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Opening Date: Wednesday, September 30
Closing Date: Friday, December 11
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery
CFA link

Volunteer for Food Rescue!

From Lydia Ottaviano ’17:

Looking to be involved in the Middletown community? Have a car on campus or know someone who does? Food Rescue, Wesleyan’s volunteer food insecurity alleviation program, needs your help! Sign up for a once-a-week, 20 minute night time shift to drive food from the Wesleyan dining halls to a homeless shelter nearby. *Volunteers without cars needed as well!* Link below. Further instructions will be provided before shifts start. Any questions or concerns, email wesfoodrescue[at]gmail[dot]com.

Sign Up Spreadsheet

Date: Monday, October 5-Friday, December 11
Time: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

“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.