Category Archives: Events

Economics Workshop

Ellen Chang ’17 writes in:

It is back!! The Economics Workshop starts this Sunday 2/14! It will continue throughout the semester Sunday to Thursday 7-9PM. Come by for assistance with economics course material or simply to chat with an Economics Peer Mentor!

Date: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 -9:00 PM
Place: Exley 58

Call for Applications: EcoFeminist Summer Internship Experience Grant

From Brenna Diggins ’17:

FGSS and Wesleyan Animal Studies (WAS) call for applications for the Ecofeminist Summer Internship

Experience Grant. The Grant provides up to $3,000 for students working on intersectional issues addressing gender, sexuality, race, class, and species. Students must have a faculty sponsor and ideally, the Grant will support an experience (travel for research, an internship, or other summer project) that will contribute to their senior essay or thesis.

Application Process:
The deadline for applications is, by noon, Monday, February 29, 2016.
Student applications are to be delivered to FGSS AA Jen Enxuto (jenxuto[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) and should be accompanied by a statement of support from the faculty sponsor and an additional letter of recommendation by another professor. The application should include a title, description of project, proposed timeline and detailed budget. Grants can be combined with other funding, as long as the other funding source allows. Grants will typically not exceed $3,000. Recipients of the EcoFeminist Grant must submit a brief report upon completion of the project detailing how this grant enhanced their project, accomplishments and how the funds were used.

Eligibility:
Undergraduates who will be rising juniors or rising seniors by the start date of the grant (Summer 2016) are eligible to apply. Students should have an FGSS background, but need not be majors. Notification of the grant award will be made on Friday, April 1, 2016.

Applications Due: 12:00 PM on Monday, February 29

Social Justice Teach-In

Social Justice Teach-In FlyerFGSS has organized a teach-in happening tomorrow!

Panels include:

  • Race, Gender and Intersectionality in Social Movements
  • Words that Harm
  • The Complexities of Allyship

There will be refreshments!

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 12-5–come and go as you can!
Place: Russell House

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition Speaker Event

FFACFrom Joey Chipman ’18:

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of carbon emissions and water consumption on the planet! You might already know this, but you definitely need to learn more; learn what you can do about it. 6pm on Friday, come listen to Claudia Lifton-Schwerner of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition provide a holistic overview of the impacts of industrial animal agriculture on everything from climate change to social justice. The event is sponsored by PHARAL Wes (promoting human animal relations and animal liberation). There will be FREE THAI food!

so yummy so free

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Place: PAC 004

FEB ? Love Actually — No, Like Actually ? [ social experiment with free froyo ]

vdayloveNina Stender ’16 wants YOU!

? 36 Questions to Fall in Love ?
Brought to you by the Social Experiment Group (aka SEGWAY)

Hoping to find love just in time for Valentine’s Day? Sign up to participate in a social experiment activity on Sat, Feb 13th at 430pm.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1totAjFIWcxuXw46XoDfUmBklBsfJmnXaLIZ7qoeVmwo/viewform

**DEADLINE: FRI, FEB 12TH AT 8PM**

Participants will be paired up and given a set of 36 questions, divided into three sets which scientists believe “foster closeness”. This is based on the idea that the best way for you to get close to your partner is for you to share with them and for them to share with you. After answering the questions, participants will sit and look into one another’s eyes for four minutes.

There will be FREE FROYO provided to help break the ice ;) –courtesy of the Adelphic Educational Fund

We are hoping to examine whether intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated by having them ask each other a specific series of personal questions. This experiment is based on a published psychological study by the psychologist Arthur Aron. (http://psp.sagepub.com/content/23/4/363.full.pdf+html )

Participants will be asked to fill in a follow-up survey (anonymous!) so we can find out if you guys developed any kind of friendship/relationship/ hookupship etc. We will write up the results and share them :)

Pls let us know if you have any questions/comments/concerns or if you want to get involved.

Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: Exley 150 Tishler Hall
Cost: FREE LOVE!!!!!!

Eat Your Heart Out: Russian Tea and Cupcake Decorating

Zoe Thrasher ’16 writes in:

It’s v close to V-Day, but no one likes dat sappy puppy love or commodifying/commercializing intimacy, so we’re gonna celebrate by decorating sweets with ironic intentions and AMAZING sprinkles, edible pearls and frosting. This feminine event is for everyone (duh). Indulge your stomach and your bitterness for February.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116378338373233/

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Place: ADP
Cost: Spoiling your dinner appetite

Film Series: Present Continuous

2012. Israel. Dir: Aner Preminger. With Hagit Dasberg, Alma Dishit. 104 min.

 

Enraged by the constant violence of the Second Intifada, an Israeli mother decides to barricade her house from the outside world – much to the surprise and fury of her husband and children, who are locked inside. Presented as part of the Ninth Annual Ring Family Israeli Film Series. Director Preminger, currently Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Center for Jewish Studies, will present and discuss his work.

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

Beyond Wesleyan: Data in my Professional Life: A chat with Mansoor Alam ‘15 & Summer 2016 Apprenticeship Info Session

BeautifulDataLogo2Joli Holmes ’17 writes in:

Hi Wes friends, and DATA fanatics!

If you’re interested in doing research with a professor this SUMMER and want to get FUNDED…

The Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) offers funding to students interested in working with professors in their quantitative research over the summer. The summer apprenticeship is targeted at students who have some experience in statistics, coding, software, and an interest in academic research. The apprenticeship is open to all majors and all years!

Mansoor Salam, Wesleyan alum ’15 will also be giving a talk about how he uses data in his professional life and the experiences he gained from being a part of the QAC at Wesleyan. Mansoor now works as a Data Engineer at Athena Health in Boston.

Please invite your friends!

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 12:00 -1:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110

Democratic Debate Watch Party

From Christina Sickinger ’18:

Interested in politics? Want to watch the latest Democratic debate with others who have been following the campaigns? Join Arcadia Political Magazine, WesDems, and WesRepubs this Thursday night to watch the Democratic debate.

Bring your friends, and feel free to come and go as you please! This event is part of a series of all the primary debates this semester.

Here’s the schedule: http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2016-debate-schedule/

Sponsored by:
Arcadia Political Magazine
Wesleyan Republican Committee
Wesleyan College Democrats

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680949408840878/

Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Tischler Hall (Exley 150)

Film Series: Love & Basketball

2000. USA. Dir: Gina Prince-Bythewood. With Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps. 124 min.

 

“Aw man, he is a girl!” Young basketball virtuoso Monica won’t let social convention get in the way of donning Magic Johnson’s #32 – let alone a clash with the brash neighborhood boys. Subjecting fragile first love to the exuberant fray of basketball, Prince-Bythewood sidesteps potential soppiness with credible attitude and deeply felt female empathy.

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