Tag Archives: Q&A

Film Series: Hamilton’s America

2016. USA. Dir: Alex Horwitz. Documentary. 84 min.

You’ve watched Lin-Manuel Miranda on SNL, sung along to the cast album a little too loudly at parties, and (if you’re lucky) seen the Broadway smash hit Hamilton itself. The alumnus-directed PBS Great Performances doc provides an unprecedented look into the behind-the-scenes creation of a pop culture phenomenon.

Q&A with Horwitz ’02 to follow.

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

WesBAM! Instructor Information Session


From the unstoppable Renee Dunn ’14:

Interested in instructing or simply want to learn more about what it is we do?

Come to a brief, informal information session in which we will explain our mission, operations, and how you can apply to teach or get involved otherwise, followed by a Q&A session. Bring your lunch, bring a friend, and come on by!

If you have any questions, feel free to email rdunn(at)wesleyan(dot)edu!

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: WesWell PHA Office in the Davison Health Center

Volunteering Abroad: International Health and Medicine


Fire-fightin’ outdoorsy health guru Ty Kelly ’14 invites you:

Join us for an exciting discussion on volunteering abroad in the field of medicine.

Recently returned from a year in Rwanda, Dr. Cliff O’Callahan, MD, PhD is a pediatrician and faculty member with Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Residency Program and former Chair of American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health. He will talk about the kinds of questions you should ask yourself before choosing when, where, how and with what kind of organization to volunteer or work abroad.

Before joining the faculty of the Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Program, Dr. O’Callahan spent three years working in a rural region of Guatemala. He continues to work in community-based medicine in Sayaxche, Guatemala, training local health workers and midwives, and has been instrumental in setting up a partnership between the provincial hospital in Sayaxche and Middlesex Hospital. He will be joined by Steffani Campbell ’13, who recently spent several months volunteering in Sayaxche.

Anyone considering the field of public health and/or work in international health/medicine should find this an inspiring and thought-provoking evening.  There will also be time for Q&A. Please join us for cookies and fruit and good conversation.

This event is co-sponsored by Students for Sayaxche and the Career Center.

Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115

Mothers of Bedford Documentary Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Jenifer McShane


Courtesy of Molly Rappaport ’15:

An exciting event hosted by the Wesleyan Center for Prison education:

Is it possible to become a better mother while serving time in a
maximum security prison?

Mothers of Bedford, a feature length documentary, follows five women
incarcerated in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and looks at
their lives through the lens of motherhood. The film explores the
effects of a long-term prison sentence on the mother-child
relationship. Mothers of Bedford examines the struggles and joys these
five women face as prisoners and mothers. It shows the normal
frustrations of parenting as well as the surreal experiences of a
child’s first birthday party inside prison, the cell that child lives
in with her mother, and the biggest celebration of the year, Mother’s
Day in prison!

A Slice with Julia Wertz

243623062_c41a0ecce6Graphic novelist Julia Werts will be hosting a Q&A at the Shapiro Center tomorrow! More from Izzy Rode ’14:

A comic book writer and artist, Julia Wertz is perhaps best known for
her Fart Party comic strips. She has published two graphic novels: The
Infinite Wait and Other Stories and Drinking at the Movies. Wertz has
been nominated for the Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent at the Lulu
Awards and the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication. Wertz will be
joining us at the Shapiro Center for an informal Q+A. Soda and pizza
will be served!

Sponsored by the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Amy Bloom,
Kim-Frank Writer in Residence.

Date: April 25
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High
Cost: 0000

MINDS Faculty Panel on Stigma of Mental Illness


Great MINDS think alike… on mental illness? Ha? Take it away, Alicia Gansley ’15:

Join MINDS for a panel on the stigma of mental illness featuring Wesleyan faculty and local health professionals. The event will begin with a short introduction by each of our speakers followed by an informal Q&A moderated by MINDS founder, Raghu Appasani ’12.


  • Dr. Matthew Kurtz, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Wesleyan Univeristy (CAPS)

FREE SNACKS FROM HAVELI in Middletown will be served! Bring your prefrosh!!
Funded by SALD.

Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Time: 7 PM
Place: Fisk Hall 302
Cost: Free! And with free food!

Zeitlin ’04 and Janvey ’06 Discuss Critically Acclaimed “Beasts” in Goldsmith

“This is sort of old man talk right now. I mean, I just turned 30…”

While the rest of my friends live-texted me as they sat in on “Diversity University: In Theory and In Practice” this past Monday night, I had the pleasure of strolling over to the CFS to listen to Benh Zeitlin ’04 and Dan Janvey ’06 discuss their critically acclaimed film Beasts of the Southern Wild.

For those of you who have been living in a cultural bubble for the past year, Wesleyan alum Zeitlin co-wrote and then directed Beasts of the Southern Wild, a film about a young girl named Hushpuppy who tries to cope with the environmental struggles of living in the Louisiana bayou and her own emotional turmoil as she deals with her terminally ill father. The film has captured the imagination of film critics and audiences everywhere, and it even caught the eye of Oprah Winfrey and our newly re-elected president Barack Obama. In addition to widespread acclaim from critics, Beasts took home the Caméra d’Or at Cannes, the Grand Jury Prize for Drama at Sundance, and the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival, to name a few of the many accolades. Even more impressive, over 28 other Wesleyan graduates worked on the film, including Janvey, who served as one of Beasts‘ producers.

At the event on Monday, after some slightly awkward (and slightly awesome) banter between Film Studies’ Jeanine Basinger and the two filmmakers about which famous Wesleyan alum had sex in the Davison Art Center, Zeitlin and Janvey held the “world premiere” of the official behind-the-scenes footage from Beasts, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Read after the jump to hear about some of the crazy sick nasty stuff that happened on the set of Beasts, as well as what Zeitlin and Janvey had to say about their Wesleyan experiences and beyond. 

Coffee/Q&A with Amy Bloom, Feb. 17

Alicia Fuhrman ’12 wants to enable your caffeine-pencil lead addiction:

An offering from Writing House’s faculty-led, writing-related, workshop-like series:
join resident author Amy Bloom (click here for her interview with the New Yorker) for coffee and a Q&A of sorts this THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 4:15 PM in ESPWESSO. Q’s can be anything from your own writing troubles/victories (feel free to bring original material to share), thoughts on her recent works, on writing in general, on creating in general, etc. etc. Can’t speak for the A’s, but it promises to be a good time.

As usual, space is limited to the first 30 people to express interest via email to afuhrman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date:   Feb. 17
Time:   4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place:  Espwesso


It’s for real! They’re coming here this Friday because of the beautiful Cheryl Tan ’11 and the Adelphic Education Fund. Tickets are free, but they’ll go fast. Be at the Star and Crescent, 185 High Street, to accio one into your own wizard rock-loving hands.

Hello, Potters enthusiasts!

The schedule for the Friday:

5.30 pm, ADP Greene Room, Film Screening of We Are Wizards
7.30 pm, ADP Greene Room, Q&A with the band
9.30 pm, ADP Living Room/Foyer/Front Porch, Concert

I (Cheryl) will be giving out the tickets in chunks at S and C Hours this Wednesday Dinner, Thursday Lunch and Thursday Dinner. This means one third of them at each giving.

You don’t need a ticket to watch the film and attend the Q&A, but there are fire safety capacity things which mean that we will not be able to accommodate everyone who wants to come.

The same applies to the concert, but we have enough room for about 200 people. The windows will be open and we are working on overspill strategies, but there’s not much we can do there.

This is going to be awesome!

Date: Friday, December 3rd
Time: 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30
Place: 185 High Street
Cost: Free, but ticketed