Tag Archives: African Studies

African Studies Open House

african studies open houseHEY!

Meet the African Studies Faculty and learn about the NEW African Studies Minor! The African Studies department offers courses in History, Music, Dance, Art History, Literature, Economy, and Government.

Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: PAC 422

Ebola in the News: A Historical and Political Perspective

From Valere Demuynck ’16:ebola

Lunch talk sponsored by the History Department and African Studies.

A recent NPR story reported that the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus has “Broken All The Rules” (September 20, 2014). “Worst Case Scenario: CDC Predicts 1.4 Million Cases in Four Months.” (New York Times, September 24, 2014)

Has Ebola broken all the rules? What do we know about past outbreaks? What is the potential political impact for Africa?

Professors Bill Johnston (History), Laura Ann Twagira (History), and Mike Nelson (Government) will discuss the recent health crisis.

Light lunch will be provided.

Date: Monday, October 6th
Time: 12pm
Place: PAC 002

Africa @ Wesleyan Information Session

Do you want to study abroad in Africa? Are you interested in volunteering in Africa, or learning more about African Studies at Wesleyan?

If so, come along to Africa @ Wesleyan, an information session (with free lunch) covering all of these topics. Carolyn Sorkin from the office of international studies will talk about programs for studying in Africa, and Wesleyan students will talk about their experiences studying and volunteering in various locations on the continent. We’ll also talk about current programming in African Studies at Wesleyan.

For more information email scroucher(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or just drop in on Friday.

Date: Friday, October 5
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm
Place: Judd 116

Wesleyan Forum for International Development SATURDAY!

Rachel “Big Mama” Levenson ’12 wants y’all to know:

Come engage in a dialogue about what works and what doesn’t in international development. Hear from researchers, alumni and students about their successes and challenges in fields that include public health, education, and technology.

Check out the finalized schedule here!

Date: Saturday, February 18th
Time: 9:30am-5:00pm (feel free to come and go as you please)
Place: 41 Wyllys Avenue, or Old Squash Courts, or that building with the career center in it

Free, no registration required; Free breakfast, (Iguanas Ranas) lunch, and book for those who arrive by 10am.

Mmm. Iguanas Ranas.

[Notice: Earlier this post’s title mistakenly mentioned that this event is tomorrow. It is not! It is on Saturday. YAY YAY YAY]

Opportunities in Africa Info Session

Yinka Taiwo ’12 writes in to announce that the Opportunities in Africa information session has been moved to tomorrow:

The Opportunities in Africa at Wesleyan info session has been rescheduled to 11/29/11, this Tuesday, from 4 – 5:15 PM in PAC 001. There will information about study abroad, work, travel, and volunteerism in Africa. This event is sponsored by African Studies Cluster, Office of International Studies, African Students Association, and SHOFCO-Wesleyan.

Date: Tuesday, 11/29
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Place: PAC 001