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Wesleyan Film Senior Theses Presentations

The College of Film and the Moving Image will be hosting a presentation of the Class of 2015’s History/Theory Theses and Screenplays on Monday, May 4th. The History/Theory presentation will start at 5:00 PM in the Powell Family Cinema, and the Screenplay presentation will begin at 7:30 PM in the same theater.

Come support the hard work of our seniors! This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Monday, May 4
Time: 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free

How Apartheid Ended: Mandela and the Last White Leaders of South Africa

One of the most eminent scholars of South African history and a prominent South African public intellectual, Professor Hermann Giliomee will speak on the political leadership in South Africa that contributed to the end of Apartheid.

He was a regular columnist for the Cape Times, the Rand Daily Mail, Die Burger, Beeld, and Volksblad and co-founded Die Suid-Afrikaan, an Afrikaans journal of opinion. He is the author, most recently, of The Afrikaners: Biography of a People and The Last Afrikaner Leaders: A Supreme Test of Power.

This talk is in recognition of Professor Richard Elphick’s retirement. A reception with Professor Giliomee in honor of Professor Elphick will be held Tuesday, May 5 at 4:15 p.m. in the Zelnick Pavilion.

Date: Monday, May 4
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: Russell House

The Female Voice in Politics


From Kevin Winnie ’16:

This event, taking place on Saturday May 2nd, will focus on the underrepresentation of women in United States politics. Several female politicians from varying levels of government will speaking about their experience in the political sphere. Following the speakers (3 – 5 PM), there will be a catered dinner (5 – 7 PM).

Seating is limited, PLEASE RSVP AT

Speakers will include:
Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Representative of Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District
Toni Boucher, Connecticut State Senator of the 26th District
Dominique Thornton, Former Mayor of Middletown
Susan Bysiewicz, Former Connecticut Secretary of State
Sidney Powell, attorney and author of “Licensed to Lie”
and Wesleyan’s very own Professor Sarah Williarty who will be giving a special academic perspective

Please join this on this special occasion to celebrate as well as discuss the role of women in politics. Food will be served during our reception.

Supported by the Government Department, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Public Affairs Center, American Studies Department, History Department, and Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: Speakers 3:00 – 5:00, Dinner 5:00 – 7:00
Place: Daniel Family Commons

OpenStreetMap Mapping for Nepal

OSM Contributors at Kathmandu Living Labs

An opportunity to assist with relief efforts in Nepal:

In a special WesGIS/Mapping workshop, we’ll introduce tools that you can use to contribute toward relief efforts in Nepal through mapping. We’ll get you registered, provide a hands-on introduction to mapping using’s browser-based iD editor, and show you how to find lists of mapping tasks that need completion (following the basic outline presented at MapGive). New satellite images and tasks are being posted daily and there is still much work to be done.

Anyone in the Wesleyan community who is interested in helping out by tracing (digitizing) objects from aerial photos is welcome to join. No GIS experience required.

The room has 30 computers. Please bring a laptop if you have one. RSVP here and contact kdiver[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or presor[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with questions.

Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 2:00 – 3:00
Place: Allbritton 204

The Big Draw: Middletown


The Big Draw is back! An invitation from the Friends of the Davison Art Center:

This interactive day invites the community to celebrate drawing in all its forms with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.  The event is organized to encourage creativity, exploration, invention and fun with activities that break down the “I can’t draw” mindset and celebrate the visual arts.  The event is free and open to the public: adults, students, and children ages five and up.

Click after the jump for a full list of workshops, including a Model Marathon, Sumi-e ink drawing, face painting, zine making, and more. Also check out the program and FB page.

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall, Art Workshops, Davison Art Center, and CFA Green

Yarn Bombing with the CFA

yarn bombing photoFrom CFA Intern Michele Ko ’16:

* Yarn bombing is a form of street art where people wrap knitted, crocheted or stitched yarn around trees, fences and benches to reclaim and personalize public space *

Want to help the CFA yarn bomb at the Feet to the Fire Riverfront Encounter Festival on May 9? Come to Albritton 311 on Saturday, April 25 any time between 12 – 3 pm for (therapeutic) knitting, crocheting, PIZZA, stitching, and probably some “How To Knit” Youtube videos. Lots of colorful yarn will be provided, but bring your own needles if you have! Beginners welcome! Email mko[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble


c/o Kate Ten Eyck

The Music Department and CFA present the world premiere of the extended work “The Rock and the Redemption” by the Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble as conclusion of the 14th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

The Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble is the flagship ensemble of Resonant Motion, and includes vibraphonist Chris Dingman ’02, alto saxophonist/flutist Kris Allen, cellist/vocalist Melanie Hsu ’13, bassist Henry Lugo,  Private Lessons Teacher and drummer Bill Carbone MA ’07, Ph.D. Candidate; and vocalists Latanya FarrellClaire Randall ’12, and Garth Taylor ’12. Mr. Baerman will augment his piano work with turns on synthesizer and slide guitar.

The music is inspired by a reinterpretation of the myth of Sisyphus, in which the tragic figure’s plight of eternally pushing a rock up a mountain is seen as an inevitable and inspiring response to life’s adversity.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $6 for Wesleyan students (available online or at the box office)

Allbritton Talks: Gentrification

What do we mean when we talk about gentrification? Look closely at the history of any urban area and one is bound to find some demographic flux, yet there are elements of neighborhood change that are particularly problematic or harmful, namely the displacement of lower-income residents. Alongside the severe social costs, however, there may also be benefits to an influx of wealth.

Join us for an open discussion on the causes and effects of gentrification, as well as possible solutions: how can we, as citizens, neighbors, and consumers, ensure affordable housing and an equitable urban future?

Find more info and some suggested readings here. There will be pizza.

Date: Friday, April 24
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Lessons from a Life in Sex and Ministry

As an undergraduate at Wesleyan, Debra Haffner ’76 was a vocal activist for social justice and co-founder of Wesleyan’s first Women’s Center. Since graduation, Rev. Haffner has held leadership roles at Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, and other non-profit organizations. Most recently, she founded the Religious Institute, a multi-faith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.

Rev. Haffner will talk about her career working for the rights of women and families, how to create and grow social impact organizations, and how a Wesleyan education prepares you to change the world. Lunch will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Free! Register.