Tag Archives: research

Research Interns Needed for CPE Assessment

Lexi Sturdy ’10 invites you to assist with an assessment of the Center for Prison Education:

Want to learn how to administer qualitative research with a reputable research agency? The Center for Court Innovation, based in Manhattan, is doing an assessment of the Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan and needs student interns to help with hands-on research!

They are going to facilitate a training at the beginning of next semester. The research interns would then conduct interviews and focus groups at Cheshire and York Correctional Institution! It is a great opportunity for hands-on research experience. If interested email Alexis Sturdy ’10, CPE Manager at asturdy(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Contact: asturdy(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: next semester

Domesticating the Holocaust: Our Twisted Love Affair with Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader

Professor Iris Bork-Goldfield writes in:

William Donahue, Professor of German and Professor of Literature as well as a member of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for European Studies at Duke University, will discuss new research on the reception of the Holocaust for a work in progress and for Holocaust Lite, the recently published German translation of his book Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink’s “Nazi” Novels and Their FilmsHolocaust in Fiction is “the first scholarly study to probe the ‘Schlink phenomenon’ and to analyze its profound role in coming to terms with the Holocaust. Donahue dissects the seductive, transnational appeal of his work and the ways in which popular culture more generally has contributed to the success of Germany’s normalization campaign” (Todd Samuel Presner).

Sponsored by German Studies and Jewish & Israel Studies.

Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Downey 113

Be an Interviewer for the Opinion Research Project

If you look like you belong in a Clip Art illustration of an interview in progress, you may be a great fit for this paid opinion research opportunity, which comes from Rosa Hayes ’13:

Are you interested in the 2012 election, the role of interest groups, or foreign policy issues Looking for a great resume line? Register to participate as a paid interviewer for an opinion research project

We are looking for students who can be interviewers for an opinion research project sponsored by the Wesleyan Media Project, the
Quantitative Analysis Center, and Professors Fowler, Foyle and Long. We be conducting the interviews October 17 to November 5 from 5:00 pm to midnight (Monday-Friday and Sunday) and from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday. If you are interested in participating please complete this form, so that we can contact you to discuss scheduling. Interviewers will be paid $8.5/hour.

Workshops on Research for Thesis and Essay Writers

A pro-tip for thesis and essay writers from Olin Library:

The library is offering workshops on research sources and interlibrary loan and other services for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Sessions will be offered next week on Monday 9/24, Tuesday 9/25, Wednesday 9/26, and Thursday 9/27 at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Date: Tomorrow, September 24, 25, 26
Time: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Place: Olin Reference Office

Wesleyan National Survey: Call for PAID Interviewers

Aubrey Hamilton ’12 wants to know if you’re interested:

Are you interested in social media, educational inequalities, terrorism, or perceptions of current policy issues including protests domestically and in the Middle East?

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK to participate as a PAID interviewer for an opinion research project sponsored by the Wesleyan Media Project, the Quantitative Analysis Center, and Professors Fowler and Long.

Want to make some EXTRA MONEY for Spring? The number of hours and schedule is up to you. Pays $8.50/hr.

If you are interested in participating please contact ahamilton[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or rchayes[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

The Achievement Gap: A Discussion

If Andy Ribner ’14 were an Academy Award-nominated picture, he would be An Education starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard, all lush colors and mature teenage sensuality:

Come talk with Professors Long, Rayack, Shusterman, and Stemler about their research and how it relates to the achievement gap and education reform!

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: PAC 001
Facebook: “Hey everyone! Please invite your friends!”

Wes Research Team Finds High Mercury Levels in CT River

If you see Johan Varekamp today, give him a high-five and/or fist bump of your choice: the Wesleyan earth science professor and geochemist just led a research team that discovered an estimated more than 500 pounds of mercury in Wethersfield Cove on the Connecticut River. And here you thought earth science professors just sat around classifying rocks all day. (That’s just all night.)

Also included in the research team were Wesleyan grad students Kristen Amore, Luis Rodriguez, and Julia Rowny.

Professor Varekamp presents his findings (working title: “Wethersfield Cove: A 300 Year Urban Pollution Record”) this week at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting on Minneapolis. According to Courant coverage, Varekamp compares his research to CSI investigation:

Varekamp, a tall, bearded, genial man, likens his studies of sediments in Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River to crime scene investigation. It was his sleuthing 10 years ago that traced mercury pollution in the Housatonic River to historic Danbury hat factories. In Wethersfield Cove, the Wesleyan professor believes high mercury levels are also linked to past industry – in this case an experimental electrical generating station that used mercury vapor turbines to produce power.

Survey on Everyday Experiences of Gender-Based Discrimination at Wesleyan

From Ray Edwards ’10:


My name is Ray Edwards and I am currently a graduate student in Psychology at Wesleyan writing my Masters Thesis on Everyday Experiences of Gender-Based Devaluation. I am collecting experiences from female community members at Wesleyan, in hopes of understanding how gender roles and expectations play out in our community here. While there is much research on women’s lives and different types of discrimination they experience, this study focuses on the more subtle, day-to-day aspects of being a woman in different social contexts. This research will be used to further knowledge about women’s unique experiences.

I am inviting you to participate in an online study that should only take about 15 minutes to complete. Please consider taking part in this study. Your unique experiences are important and should be heard. To participate in this study you must be 18 years of age or over, and your biological sex must be female.

Here’s the survey LINK.

Coffee Consumption Survey

Yu Vongkiatkajorn ’13 is looking for unsuspecting lab rats to participate in her research project:

The survey is for my environmental science research project on coffee consumption and coffee habits at Wesleyan. It’s a really quick online survey with ten questions. It takes less than five minutes to do and the more results there are, the more effective the survey will be. So really, every result counts! =D

Go here to take the survey.

Psych Department Seeks Paid Research Subjects

The Psychology Department’s Reasoning and Decision Making Lab is looking for PAID study participants this semester. Studies take about an hour and are generally paid at a rate of $10/hour. There will be multiple opportunity to participate. If you would like to be added to an email list to be notified of these opportunities as they arise, please email Miriam at mrosenau@wes.