Category Archives: Events

Mathematica in Education and Research

image001During this seminar, we will explore Mathematica’s use for a wide variety of practical and theoretical applications across a variety of disciplines – from exploring random walks to social network analysis. Attendees will not only see new features in Mathematica 9, but will also receive examples of this functionality to begin using immediately. No Mathematica experience is required, and students are encouraged to attend and bring questions that they would like us to address.

Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM (including Q&A, refreshments at 4:15 PM)
Place: Allbritton 311

Moregasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex

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This new and exciting workshop hosted by the Peer Health Advocates focuses on trying new things and getting more of what you want from sex. Sophia and Laura from Babeland will go over pleasure-based anatomy for all bodies, hot communication tips (like dirty talk!), and expanding your sexual repertoire with our range of tips and techniques covering oral sex, anal sex, the G-spot, squirting, and sex toys.

There will be an assortment of vibrators, other sex toys, and lube available after the workshop and students get a 10% discount so bring some cash or a credit card!

Date: Wed, April 23
Time: 6:30- 8 p.m.
Place: Shanklin 107
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Write Better Together: A Talk by Molly Barton ’00

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Write Better Together: an inside look at a new generation of social networks and websites that empower writers

A talk by Molly Barton ’00

Ms. Barton is teaching the senior seminar for Wesleyan’s Writing Certificate this spring.  Formerly the Global Digital Director at Penguin Random House, she founded a start-up inside Penguin called Book Country, “the most supportive writing and publishing community on the web” – where writers can get feedback on their manuscripts, and if they desire, publish them as e-books. Barton left Penguin in February to work more closely with the NYC tech and start-up community. She is working on a number of undisclosed digital initiatives with major media companies, and serving as strategic advisor to publishing related start-ups in New York City and Silicon Valley.

For more information and to rsvp if you would like to attend, contact libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Pizza and light supper refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Develin Room (2nd floor Olin Library, Rm 204)

Engl. Dept. Millet Fellow MARY GAITSKILL speaks at Russell House

Stop the presses: MARY GAITSKILL is returning to campus. If, like me, you missed her at the Narrative Conference back in November, this is our chance to right our grievous wrong. Kim-Frank Fellow Sarah Chrystler ’13/GRAD writes in with the specifics:

Celebrated author Mary Gaitskill will read from her upcoming work on Wednesday, April 23rd2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s, Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT. Earlier that day, at 4:15 p.m., Mary Gaitskill will hold a Q&A session in Allbritton 311.

Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novel Veronica, a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her other books include Two Girls, Fat and Thin and the story collections Bad BehaviorBecause They Wanted To, and Don’t Cry. Her writing has appeared in The New YorkerHarper’s, and The Best American Short Stories, and she has received a Guggenheim Fellowship from the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library.

For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or click here. For program information contact Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Wednesday, April 23
Time of Q&A: 4:15 p.m.
Location of Q&A: Allbritton 311
Time of reading:
 8:00 p.m.
Location of reading: Russell House, 350 High St.
Cost: $0

Lecture: Food as a Social Issue

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Noelle Hiam ’15 writes in:

Visiting professor and journalist Tracie McMillan is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. Mixing immersive reporting, undercover investigative techniques and “moving first-person narrative” (Wall Street Journal), McMillan’s book argues for thinking of fresh, healthy food as a public and social good—a stance that inspired The New York Times to call her “a voice the food world needs” and Rush Limbaugh to single her out as an “overeducated” “authorette” and “threat to liberty.” She’ll be speaking on her work, her book, and food as a social justice issue.

Date: Tuesday, April 22

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Place: Downey House

BLACK AND PINK: Lecture and Letter Writing Session with Jason Lyndon

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Center for Prison Education Fellow Zach Fischman ’13, folks:

Reverend Jason Lyndon from the Boston-based prison reform Black and Pink is coming to Wesleyan! Reverend Jason will be leading a discussion about the current state of the prison system in America at 5′oclock, where he’ll give an overview of America’s problem with mass incarceration. At 6 o’clock, he’ll run a “letter writing session,” where we’ll write notes to incarcerated folks who identify as LGBTQ.

Date: TODAY, Monday April 21st
Time: 5-7pm
Place: Allbritton 318 (CCP Student Lounge)
Cost: Free Hundred
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Sign Up For Campus Movie Festival!

Wesleyan Women in Film writes in:

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival, is coming to Wesleyan University for the FIRST TIME EVER!! On Monday, April 21st we will be hosting an Information Session At Beckham Hall @ 7pm.

CMF will give you everything you need to make your own 5-minute short film in 7 days, including:
- Apple Macbook Pro
- Panasonic HD Camera
- Adobe Creative Cloud and Final Cut Studio
- Microphone & Tripod
- 1000+ License-Free Songs
- Technical Support & Training

All. For. FREE!

A Talk by Paula Vogel

From Nola Werlinich ’17:

Paula Vogel is the Eugene O’Neill Adjunct Professor of Playwriting at Yal School of Drama and Playwright in Residence at the Yale Repertory Theatre. Her play “How I Learned to Drive” received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Her other award winning plays include “The Baltimore Waltz” and “The Long Christmas Ride Home.” Her play “A Civil War Christmas” was produced at Long Wharf Theatre in November 2008. A reception and book signing will follow the talk.

Date: Monday, April 21st
Time: 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: FREE

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring: Film Screening

An event sent to us by the most incredible, the amazing, Mr. Jamie Hall ’15!

Searching for enlightenment but unsure of how to transcend your egoand rediscover yourself as the eternal All? For a step in the right direction, join the folks of BuHo and Professor Kaloyanides for ascreening of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring. The film,described as “elementally simple and complexly beautiful” and “greatchillout cinema,” will be shown on Monday 4/21 from 4:30 6:30pm in PAC136. As the Buddhist hermit Hanshan would often say, “shit is gonna be poppin”. Check it out by clicking here.

When: Monday, April 3rd. 4:30-6pm
Where: PAC 136
Cost: 30 karma points (but actually 100% free!)

Sexual Assault Forum

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I highly recommend everyone attend this event. I certainly will be there. Courtesy of Jack Spira ’16:

I would like to invite all students on campus to attend a Forum on Sexual Assault on Monday, April 21st, at 8 PM. The Forum will cover:

  • Social Spaces and Greek Life
  • Survivor Support
  • Reporting/Judicial Policies

Along with those three topics, all attendees will be given basic information in Bystander Intervention Training, one of the few tools that we can all use to help stop sexual violence on our campus. The goal of the Forum is to come up with solutions and idea on how we, as a community, can help support survivors and prevent further sexual violence from happening anywhere in our community. To that end, members of the administration will be present, but this event is truly for students to get together and talk about how we can all help each other in a non-confrontational way.

Date: Monday, April 21st, 2014
Time: 8 PM
Place: Exley 150