From Catherine Chase ’15:
Get down and dirty with…Archaeology! Join prospective and current majors for FREE LUNCH and finding out about courses, digs, internships, and fulfilling your dreams of becoming Indiana Jones!
Place: 200 Downey House Lounge
From Nikita Rajgopal ’17:
Concerned about issues of sexual violence? Heard of Title IX, but have no idea what is really is? Want to learn more about what’s being done about sexual violence at Wes? Come meet the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) as well as the Title IX Coordinator, Antonio Farias. Come eat food, ask questions, and get to know the people dedicating their time to addressing the issue of sexual violence on our campus. Lunch on us as we kick off the WEconSent luncheon series! Questions? Contact the SART intern, Nikita Rajgopal, at nrajgopal(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Date: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Place: Usdan 108
From the Office of International Studies:
At this informative meeting, Nadja Aksamija (Associate Professor of Art History) and Carolyn Sorkin (Director of International Studies) will present the Eastern College Consortium, Wesleyan’s study-abroad program in Bologna, Italy. A pizza lunch will be provided. Come with questions!
Date: Thursday, January 30th
Time: 12:00 – 1:00
Place: RLL Lounge: 300 High Street, Rm. 106
It’s that’s beautiful time of fall in which sophomores, running low on points, are offered free lunch at department open houses. The Mathematics and Computer Science department has one such opportunity:
Interested in becoming a math or computer science major? Then join us
for our open house! Meet professors, grad students and other math
majors! Lunch provided!
Date: October 17th
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Join Gretchen Streiff, Assistant Director of SALD, to learn how mentoring and transitioning are important parts of the process in leaving a lasting legacy in your student groups.
Lunch will be provided.
Date: Thursday, Feb 28
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110
Jim Stankewicz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Math, will give a talk entitled: “Art and Mathematics: Esther, Lenstra and “The Print Gallery”
Although many take for granted that the art of M.C. Escher has a mathematical character, Escher himself denied any mathematical ability.
To investigate this seeming incongruity, we will compare and contrast Escher’s artistic practice with the practice of a mathematician. As a case study, we will especially consider his 1956 lithograph “The Print Gallery” and contrast it with the way H. W. Lenstra revisited it in the early 2000s. While this talk won’t have any prerequisites besides a willingness to learn, some familiarity with the complex numbers will be helpful.
Free Lunch will be served.
Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Interested in becoming a Mathematics or Computer Science major? Then join us for our Open House!
It’ll be on Tuesday, October 18th at noonin the Math Lounge (room 601 Exley).
Lunch will be provided.
Date: Oct. 18
Time: Noon – 1:00 PMPlace: ESC 601
Cost: Just bring your intelligence!
||Feminist Lunch Lecture Series
Presents…Gina Athena Ulysse
“Coming to Feminist Consciousness”
Gina Ulysse is a Haitian activist, scholar, performer and Wesleyan professor. Years ago, she had a fight with her father about the dirty dishes he kept leaving in the sink. Sound familiar? In this personal dialogue she will explore why we cannot divorce gender from class, race/color and other indices.
Date: Tuesday, March 29th (Tomorrow!)
Time: Noon to 1:00pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
Organized by FemNet; Sponsered by the FGSS Department, WesWell and SALD. FemNet meets every Wednesday at 8pm in the University Organizing Center (190 High Street).
. . . except when there’s a professor involved, apparently. In what is surely one of the best all-campus emails I’ve received all semester, Dean Mike Whaley announces a new program:
In order to promote informal faculty-student interaction outside the classroom, I am pleased to announce the Daniel Family Commons Free Lunch Program. We have provided each faculty member with vouchers that enable them to take small groups of students to lunch at the Daniel Family Commons in the Usdan Center. My office is making these same vouchers available directly to you! Each voucher covers the cost of lunch for a faculty member and up to three students, and vouchers will be good for the remainder of the current academic year.
Please consider inviting your favorite faculty member to lunch, and stop by my office (220 North College) to pick up a voucher.
As a wide-eyed prefrosh reading about schools like Wesleyan (and in guidebooks like Jordan Goldman ’04‘s awesome Students’ Guide to Colleges), I was always charmed by stories of professors having small groups of students over for dinner, and other interactions well outside the sharp high school student/teacher divide. At Wes, while professors frequently are approachable and sociable and more than willing to continue academic discussions after class, that scenario has never quite come true for me.
Suffice to say, the program outlined above seems like a fantastic push in that direction. And you’ll even get to subvert the meal plan in the process.
But will professors actively make use of the vouchers? Or will Wes students take the initiative and finally invite that insane Philosophy prof out to lunch at Usdan? (It’s the third floor, remember—mad classy.) I hope so. Provide some thoughts in the comments.
So it’s nearing the end of the semester, and you know you’re running out of points, and you also like The Office, and intelligent discussions… then the perfect event for you is: