Faculty/Sophomore Supper Series: Profs. E. Willis & M.Garrett –Deadline for reservations 2/15

Last Call for the spring semester’s first Faculty/Sophomore Supper Series!

Join Dean Brown for an informal dinner with Professors Elizabeth Willis and Matthew Garrett

 6 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 17

for a three-course meal in an informal setting

to talk about how they got to where they are and what they love about their work–

their teaching, their writing, their research.

R.S.V.P. to Susan Kulesza at skulesza@wesleyan.edu or x2758 by 5 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 15.

Urban Education Semester Info Session — 2/14

Urban Education Semester, sponsored by Wesleyan’s CRC and the OIS
The Urban Education Semester (UES) is an interdisciplinary, academic immersion program in New York City which introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues facing urban public education.  Ideal program for students interested in teaching, public policy, community development or systemic reform.  Info session, Monday, Feb. 14. Time and place to be announced and on MyCRC calendar.

Interested?  Please contact Vicky Zwelling, Career Resources,  Gail Winter in Office of International Studies, or your class deans.

Talk on Elephants by Dr. Laurence Kruger — 11/4

Elephants: A Talk by Laurence Mohr Kruger, PhD.
Thursday November 4, 4:30-5:30 pm at Earth House (159 High St)


Do you like Elephants? Do you like South Africa? Do you like Plants and Ethnobotany? Do you like Conservation?If the answer to any of the above is YES! (which, let’s admit, it obviously was), then come to a cool talk at Earth House this Thursday, Nov. 4th!Laurence Möhr Kruger, Ph.D., a professor and director at the Organization for Tropical Studies in South Africa, will give a presentation about elephants in South Africa and their interaction with the plants and environment around them. His extensive field work in the national parks in South Africa and research in the field has given him a unique ability to shed light on their interactions, which can have consequences about plant and animal relationships everywhere.

This is a great opportunity to talk with a professional in the field about any of the above listed topics.

FGSS Symposium: “Feminist Disability Studies: Embattled Bodies” — 11/5

Mark your calendars for this year’s FGSS Annual Symposium on the topic of “Feminist Disability Studies: Embattled Bodies,” co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Public Life, to be held on Friday, November 5, from 3-5 p.m. in Russell House.  Our two speakers will be Eli Clare, author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation, a foundational text in the field, and Nirmala Erevelles, Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Education and Instructional Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership, Technology and Policy Studies at the University of Alabama.

 We hope to see you at this exciting event!

Natasha Korda, Chair, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

Urban Education Semester Deadline — 11/3

Through the Urban Education Semester (UES), students spend a semester in New York City, engaged in a combination of supervised fieldwork (primarily teaching but there may be some urban policy placements) and coursework offered by Bank Street College of Education. This interdisciplinary, academic immersion program earns Wesleyan academic credit and introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues facing urban public education.
Ideal program for students interested in urban education and issues, and child and adolescent development. There are 23 psych courses for which you can receive credit.

For more information, visit www.urbanedsemester.org.

Applications for the Spring 2011 program are due to Vicky Zwelling in the CRC on Wed. Nov. 3.

Vicky Zwelling, Career Resource Center, x2180, crc@wesleyan.edu

Sophomores: Check out seniors’ panel on “From Study Abroad to Thesis” — Tonight!

Usdan Common Connections, in connection with the Deans’ Office, will present “Celebrating Seniors – From Study Abroad to Thesis” this evening at 7:00 p.m. in Daniel Family Commons.

The following panel will present on their experiences abroad, and how this shaped their senior research:

  • Margot Boyer-Dry (Morocco)
  • Max Perel-Slater (Tanzania)
  • Yannick LeJacq (Jordan)

Faculty members will be present to give their viewpoints on the research and provide feedback for students.

English Majors Comm. sponsors “Lessons American Lit Teaches…” — Thurs., 10/21

This Thursday–October 21–at 4:15 in DOWNEY 113, we will have our first English Panel, sponsored by the English Majors Committee: LESSONS AMERICAN LITERATURE TEACHES ABOUT HISTORY AND SOCIAL CHANGE.  It features Professor Sally Bachner, Professor Matthew Garrett, and Professor Amy Tang.  Professor Joel Pfister will introduce and moderate the panel, facilitate discussion with panelists and representatives from the English Majors Committee, and then open the Q&A session to all.  The aim is to have a provocative, useful, and fun English brainstorming session!  Sophomores are welcome!
A reception will follow:  You can mingle with the panelists and enjoy some great Italian cookies.  Hope to see you there!