Asian and Asian American Film Series: “Harana”– Mar. 3 , 8 p.m.

The Asian and Asian American Film Series continues this Monday, March 3, at 8pm in Powell Cinema with: Harana (directed by Benito BAUTISTA, 2012, Philippines/USA, 103 mins). 

Harana is a long-abandoned Filipino courtship serenade, which originated in the Spanish colonial period. In this award-winning documentary, guitarist Florante AGUILAR returns to the Philippines from the US for the first time in twelve years to discover three of the last remaining harana masters: a farmer, a fisherman, and a tricycle driver. HARANA emotively weaves their performances to exemplify the past and present, the here and there, and the rural and urban.


Take Back the Night Planning– Fri., Feb. 28, Noon- 1p.m.

Communities Unite


Are you interested in planning this year’s

Take Back the Night* Event to end sexual violence?

 Students For Consent and Communication want you and your organizations

to help make this year’s event the best yet!

 Join us for lunch on

Friday, February 28,    12-1PM    Wyllys 114

 Bring your ideas, questions, comments!   We’ll bring the lunch!

 (Take Back the Night* is a global movement to end sexual violence)


Symposium on Human Rights & the Environment: Standing on Sacred Ground — 3/1 and 3/2



“Standing on Sacred Ground” 

Powell Family Cinema

Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2

Join us for a chance to see and discuss four remarkable new documentaries that tell the story of a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment.

Each film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Christopher (Toby) McLeod, Project Director of Earth Island Institute’s Sacred Land Film Project and Wesleyan parent, and distinguished speakers Donna Augustine, Thunderbird Turtle Woman, Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Mi’kmaq tribe, Angelo Baca, Hopi/Dine Filmmaker and Visiting Instructor in American Studies at Brown University and Nikolai Tsyrempilov, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of the Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, currently a member of the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton,  and faculty members Gillian Goslinga, Sarah Croucher, Ruth Johnson, Honor Keeler and Justine Quijada.


Saturday March 1                                                   

1:00 pm – Pilgrims and Tourists (California Altai, Russia)                                                             

 3 pm – Coffee Break                                                                                                

 3:45 pm – Profit and Loss (Alberta, Canada and Papua New Guinea)      

 Sunday March 2

11:00 am – Fire and Ice (Ethiopia and Peru)

1:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm Islands of Sanctuary (Hawai’i and Australia)

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.  Attend one film or stay for them all.

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Center for Film Studies, College of the Environment, Anthropology Department and Department of Religion.

For more information visit:


Center for Humanites Lecture: Noah Isenberg on filmmaker Edward G. Ulmer — 3/3, 6 p.m.

CFH--filmmakerProfessor Noah Isenberg

New School for the Liberal Arts

The near-forgotten emigre filmmaker Edgar G. Ulmer enjoyed a thirty-five year career as a director. Born in Olmutz (in what is today the Czech Republic) in 1904, and raised in Vienna, he first traveled to America in 1924 with Max Reinhardt’s theater company to help stage The Miracle in New York. His sprawling, eclectic body of work includes: such daring and original horror films as The Black Cat (1934) and Bluebeard (1944); a startling variety of ethnic films, ranging from an all-black musical drama, Moon Over Harlem (1939), to a pair of Ukrainian operettas and four powerful Yiddish features, most notably The Light Ahead (1939); numerous acclaimed B-pictures of diverse genres, including science fiction, melodrama, and the western; and, finally, such film noir classics as Detour (1945), his best-known film. Long overshadowed by the more celebrated careers of his fellow Austrian- and German-born peers, Ulmer’s work is now finally, more than four decades after his death, receiving a new wave of critical appreciation.

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014  |  6 P.M.

Textbook Return

thumbnailCA7Z1T6R Dear Students,

The bookstore will be returning unsold textbooks to the publishers and distributors during the upcoming weeks.  If there are books that you still need for the rest of the semester please purchase them at your earliest convenience.

Quarter class books will be held longer, and we will be happy to reorder any title for you if needed.

Sincerely, Textbook Department, Broad Street Books, (860) 685-7323

Apply to be the SART Intern! Apps due March 6

SART Intern

Are you interested in preventing sexual violence and creating a safe space for survivors on campus?

 Do you want to develop and implement innovative sexual violence prevention programming at Wesleyan?

Do you want to build your leadership skills, work with students and staff and improve Wesleyan culture?

Will you be on campus during the 2014-2015 academic year?

Did you answer “YES” to all these questions?

 Great, we’ve been looking for YOU!


Apply to be the Sexual Assault Response Team Intern for the 2014-2015 academic year!

 Applications Due 12pm on Thursday, March 6th.

 Interviews will be held during the week of March 24th.

 Questions about a day in the life of the SART Intern, contact Rachel Verner.

 Questions about the application process or sexual violence initiatives on campus, contact

Alysha B. Warren, LPC (Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator).

College of Letters Open House — Only March 3

thumbnailCAG0PBU6Dear Class of “17,

The COL will be hosting its Open House for prospective majors  in the COL library on Monday, March 3 at 4:15 p.m. at 41 Wyllys Ave. We had hoped to hold a second open house on Tuesday, March 4, but due to the rescheduling of a faculty meeting for that time, we will not be able to hold this second open house.    For those  who can’t make Monday, please feel free to be in touch with me if you have questions about the major and/or the application process. 

I look forward to seeing you or hearing from you,

Kari Weil, University Professor of Letters and Director, College of Letters

41 Wyllys Ave. #325, 860-685-2306


Center for Humanities Lecture: Prof. Jonathan Best — 2/24, 6 p.m.


Jonathan Best

The Nihon shoki—Japan’s oldest chronicle (compiled in 720)—contains a detailed account of how Jingu, purportedly the first female ruler of Japan, aided by her magical powers, conquered southern Korea at the start of the 3rd century. Also according to the Nihon shoki, Jingu’s conquest enabled the establishment of Japanese political control over the peninsula’s southern coastal region, control that the text alleges persisted until the middle of the 6th century. This legend, which is not totally devoid of historical roots, has repeatedly and in different ways at different times proven useful to the Japanese leadership—perhaps most conspicuously through its manipulation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for justifying the Japanese colonization of Korea. In this presentation not only will the origins of the legend be addressed, but also its subsequent employments in different contexts directed at different audiences and for different ends.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014  |  6 P.M.


Center for the Humanities · 95 Pearl Street , Middletown, CT 06459 



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