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Issues in Deaf Education Speaker Series: Dr. Anna Shusterman

Last-minute transmission from Sam Melvin ’13:

Join us on Tuesday to hear Dr. Anna Shusterman, Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan, talk about her research on the Oral Deaf Project, as well as broader issues of language and math development in deaf children with cochlear implants.

Date: Today, February 26
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free

Education Policy Speaker Series: Charles DePascale

When in doubt, the answer is "C"...

Think you’re free of everything related to standardized testing now that you’re in college? Andrew Ribner ’14 says “Think again!!”

In conjunction with WesJustEd and its weekly speaker series on US education policy, Dr. Charles DePascale visits campus to discuss standardized testing and evaluation in education today.

More information on the speaker himself:

DePascale is a Senior Associate with the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. The Center, based in Dover, New Hampshire, provides consulting services to help states and districts foster higher student achievement through improved practices in educational assessment and accountability. Prior to joining the Center in 2002 he served as principal psychometrician for the student assessment unit of the Massachusetts Department of Education.

Date: Thursday, October 18th
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Place: PAC002
Cost: Free

WesFRESH Speaker Series: James McWilliams, environmental historian

Come to the next installment of WesFRESH’s speaker series, co-sponsored by Farm Hoe, CoE, and the History Department! 4:15 in the Woodhead Lounge on Thursday, February 9th.

Facebook event.

James E. McWilliams is Associate Professor of history at Texas State University, San Marcos. He specializes in American history, of the colonial and early national period, and in the environmental history of the United States. He is also author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. He also writes for the Atlantic, The Texas Observer and the History News Service, and has published a number of op-eds on food in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and USA Today. He received a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1991, and his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He is the winner of the 2001 Whitehall Prize in Colonial History. McWilliams is a vegan.

Date: Thursday, February 9
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge

WesFRESH Speaker Series: Josh Viertel, the President of Slow Food USA

Caitlin “Speaker Series Extraordinaire” Aylward ’13 hollers:

The College of the Environment in conjunction with WesFRESH, Farm Hoe and the Italian Department will sponsor the WesFresh Speaker Series: Slow Food Movement, on Tuesday, October 18 at 4pm in Woodhead Lounge.

Josh Viertel, the President of Slow Food USA, will be coming to speak about and answer questions pertaining to the Slow Food Movement.

Please join us!


For Josh’s bio, follow the jump.

WesFRESH Speaker Series

Caitlin C. Aylward ’13 writes in about WesFRESH’s fresh new speaker series:

This panel discussion on our current food system is a part of the WesFRESH speaker series in conjunction with Farm Hoe and sponsored by the COE.

This will be a discussion about the issues in our current food system, and in light of the upcoming farm bill, the barriers and possible solutions for rectifying these issues. I expect this panel to be a spontaneous panel discussion moderated by our faculty advisor, Prof. Fullilove, with plenty of time for student questions.

When: Oct. 11, 4PM

Where: Usdan 108

Check out the facebook event or follow the jump to read about the panelists.

Pre-Russell WITH Music at Writing House

Free food. Kitschy kitsch de la kitsch. Sinatra. A guy who talks about Sinatra having written about Sinatra. People who are somewhat interesting having somewhat similar interests with you. Anyway, Alicia Fuhrman ’12 says

In anticipation of the kickoff speaker of the spring Russell House Series, Writing House is continuing its semi-regular Pre-Russell house lounge/snack gathering. This time, Music House will be lending some of its finest for kitschy swing tunes (visiting author James Kaplan most recently penned a Sinatra bio), while some form of edibles/drinkables will be offered. Come enjoy the ambiance beginning an hour prior to the event itself, which is an easy 200 feet across the street.

Date:   Feb. 9
Time:   7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place:  202 Washington St.