From Rebecca Njeri ’16:
Mukoma wa Ngugi is an Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University. Professor wa Ngugi is a crime novelist and political commentator, and has written Nairobi Heat and Black Star. All are invited to wa Ngugi’s talk at the Center for African-American Studies on the rise of the African Novel!
Date: Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Place: CAAS, Vanguard Lounge
From Brian H Lee ’13
Swing by the first floor of Usdan TODAY and join the Wesleyan Fund Office in thanking the alums, parents, and other donors who have made Wesleyan their cause this year. Sign a card to thank a donor, and enjoy some free candy while you’re at it!
Time: 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
The annual quest for sexual health knowledge and prizes is back THIS THURSDAY in Usdan during lunch!
Different groups will have tables set up with sexy activities and free swag!
Take sexy photos, learn about consent from ASHA, play a matching game with WesKink, learn about the senses of sex with the PHAs, learn intervention strategies from WE Speak WE Stand, and more.
Visit all of the stations to be entered to win a FREE HIGH END SEX TOY!
Come join us, sexy folks!
Date: Thurs, April 24
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Evan Carmi ’13, also known on Wesleying as ehc, wrote an e-book called “How to Get a Google Internship,” which has tips for how to get software engineering internships at companies like Google, the New York Times, and start-ups. He currently works for the start-up Brewster, and has worked on the New York Times London Olympics website, schoolbook.org (collects data about NYC schools), and a bunch of other cool stuff. He also did this impressive thing:
Served as Chief Technology Mastermind for wesleying.org, a popular blog about student life at Wesleyan University. While an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, I moved the WordPress site to a dedicated Linode VPS and optimized the server to handle increased traffic. I also completed a major redesign of the site in January 2013.
From strange hybrid “Lovebirds” to disembodied mouths and monumental bubblegum, the subjects of Assistant Professor of Art Julia Randall’s drawings seduce the viewer. The exhibition “Oral Fixations” is a ten-year retrospective of the meticulous, hyperrealist drawings by Ms. Randall. As the artist explains, she sees the mouth as “the threshold of the id,” and her works are ”simultaneously erotic and humorous, beautiful and repulsive.” The exhibition title nods towards Sigmund Freud’s theory of oral-stage fixation, but Ms. Randall’s often monumental drawings go beyond psychoanalysis, presenting surreal, sensual, even visceral images, while surprising with a sense of humor.
Date: Wednesday, April 23rd
Place: CFA Hall
During 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
From Willa Beckman ’15:
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
Michael Roth ’78 and Anthony Wiener
A few months ago, Wesleying decided to do a post on Doppelgangers at Wesleyan. Doppelgangers are those pairs of folks you get confused due to their incredible likeness. You may have seen a terrifying Doctor Who episode playing with the subject. After the jump are our featured doppelgangers and a full list. I wish I could have pictured all of the submitted pairs but consent is most important. SEE YOU AFTER THE JUMP!
From Library Assistant Jennifer Hadley:
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)