Artful Lunch Series: Rhea Higgins

WESCFARandi Plake writes in:

One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Rhea Higgins, Adjunct Professor of Art History at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy homemade cookies and conversation following the talk.

Date: Thursday, March 2nd
Time: 12:10pm
Place: Alsop House Dining Room in the Davison Art Center

Film Series: The Conformist

1970. Italy/France/Germany. Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli. 111 min.


A self-loathing fascist flunky opts to use his Parisian honeymoon as a pretext to assassinate his politically dissenting former professor – all in the name of normalcy. Bertolucci’s dense texturing and lusciously baroque style render this trenchant critique of servility in utterly cinematic terms.

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

Zero Days film screening

Zero Days, from director Alex Gibney, investigates the malware Stuxnet, which the US and Israel unleashed on an Iranian nuclear facility, and which spread beyond the intended target. The film is a startling look at the future of digital warfare.

Part of the ongoing AWARENESS 2017 Film Series.

Admission is free!

Date: Tuesday, February 28th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Center for Film Studies

Charlie Suriyakham—Clarinet Passion

cfaFrom the CFA

Clarinetist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Charlie Suriyakham and friends present a diverse and energetic program featuring operatic solos from Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata;” passionate works by Jules Massenet, Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin, and Andre Messager; and crowd favorites in the klezmer style.

Date: Sunday, February 26
Time: 3PM
Place: Russell House

Film Series: 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

A little joy, a little sadness, a little cute- ness, a little melancholy…and a whole lot of dazzling art. Enormous studios and fledgling animators alike push for- ward the boundaries of motion pictures one passion project at a time. We’re pleased to once again o er a chance for this vital work to live on the big screen, in all its lavish detail.

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

Film Series: The Kind Words

2015. Israel/Canada. Dir: Shemi Zarhin. With Rotem Zissman-Cohen. 118 min.


After the death of their mother, three siblings embark on an international road trip to try to uncover family secrets. Their trek from Israel to France becomes as much about the journey itself as the answers they seek; as the siblings reconnect they must confront what they thought they knew about each other and try to figure out who they really are.

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

Apply for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize

"Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library"

“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For all you avid researchers:

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library are happy to announce the launch of an undergraduate research prize. The research project, widely conceived, can be from any undergraduate course taken in Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Winter 2017 from currently enrolled Wesleyan students. Honors theses are not eligible.

Projects will be evaluated based on the use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources as well as on the quality of writing and research. We are particularly interested in receiving applications that show evidence of learning about research techniques and the information-gathering process itself.

There will be two cash awards: a 1st-place prize worth $500 and a 2nd-place prize worth $250.

Instructors and librarians are encouraged to nominate students’ work; students may also self-nominate. Please send nominations to: libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

All materials must be submitted electronically, preferably as PDF files. Applications will include:

1)      Application form: https://tinyurl.com/WesLibFriendsPrize
2)      Statement on the use of the Wesleyan libraries (maximum 600 words)
3)      Paper/Project
4)      Bibliography

The jury will be comprised of members of the Friends of Wesleyan Library board, Wesleyan librarians, and Wesleyan faculty from Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Awards will be announced in April 2017. For inquiries, contact the Friends of Wesleyan Library, at libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 10 at 5 PM

DDS Skillshare Workshop: Glitch Art

glitchbhsbfkaeelgeslCool thing going on at the Digital Design Studio:

Come to the inaugural DDS Skillshare Workshop, a series of open mini-lessons on various digital art and design skills taught by the DDS Monitors.

This first workshop will be on text-based glitch art, taught by the DDS Assistant Manager, Giorgia Peckman ’18.

No previous experience necessary and no specific technological needs. Bring yourself, an image (or pull one from the internet at the lesson), and a laptop if you have one available, but if not you can use a studio desktop computer.

Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 2:30-4PM
Place: Digital Design Studio

WRP Benefit Concert w/ Chef, Girltype Behaviors, the good lonely

chefffCasey Smith ’17 writes in:

This concert is a WRP fundraiser benefiting the International Refugee Assistance Project, an organization that provides legal services to refugees and displaced people worldwide and organizes lawsuits and policy advocacy related to the travel ban. Read about their work at refugeerights.org. $3 (or more!) donation at the door.

GIRLTYPE BEHAVIORS: Girltype Behaviors serves your daily dose of snack punk with a side of root vegetables.

CHEF: Wesleyan’s oldest 10 piece Hip-Hop-Funk-Soul-Rnb-Jazz fusion ensemble!! Cookin’ and servin up the hottest jams in the central Connecticut region since ’13.

THE GOOD LONELY: Three sophomores playing dance tunes. They are very excited about the new LCD Soundsystem album.

Doors at 9
Music at 9:30

Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 9PM-1AM
Place: Music House (200 High Street)