The College of the Environment presents
THE TIGER IN THE SMOKE: THE AESTHETICS OF FOG IN POST-WAR BRITAIN c. 1945-55′
Tuesday, April 14th – 4:15pm – Guest Speaker Lynda Nead – 41 Wyllys, Room 112
A commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and Vietnam’s reunification, reflecting on the meanings of the war, the peace process, and its aftermath from the perspective of the Southeast Asian diaspora.
Tuesday, April 7 4:30-6 P.M. Exhibit: The Vietnam War and Student Activism at Wesleyan Davison Rare Book Room, Olin Library, Wesleyan University
Thursday, April 9 4:15 P.M. Panel: “Aftermaths of the Vietnam War: Diasporic Art, Activism, and Research” Panelists: Lam Lê (director of Công Binh), Nancy Nguyen (Boat People SOS), Quan Tran (Yale University), Ma Vang (UC Merced) Moderator: Tri Phuong, Yale University Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
7:30 P.M. Film Screening: Công Binh – The Lost Fighters of Vietnam, dir. Lam Lê (France, 2012) Powell Cinema, Wesleyan University
Friday, April 10 4:15 P.M. Keynote Lecture: “The Vietnam War and the Vietnam Peace” Lien-Hang Nguyen, University of Kentucky Respondent: Catherine Fung, Bentley University Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
Saturday, April 11 2:45 P.M. Film Screening: Last Days in Vietnam, dir. Rory Kennedy (USA, 2014), followed by panelist and audience discussion. Luce Hall Auditorium, Yale University
Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Baldwin Lecture Fund, College of East Asian Studies, Center for the Americas, Division I, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, WesWorldWednesdays, Olin Library and Special Collections, and the French Mission for Culture and Higher Education at the French Embassy.
Please join us for the fifth and last of this year’s lectures on Fundamental Concepts in Theory, sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. Eirene Visvardi (Classical Studies) will bear us to the threshold of UTOPIA at 4:30 on Wednesday, April 8, in Downey 113.
The full schedule of lectures is available here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/theory/html_email/spr15_five_fundamental_concepts.html Videos of the semester’s lectures are available here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/theory/In%20Theory%20Lecture%20Videos.html
A new opportunity available to Wesleyan students next spring!
• Tuesday, 4/7 at 7:30 p.m. in Usdan 110
The Wesleyan “Spring Intensive” will allow students to plunge into a new course every three weeks and to intensively focus on one course at a time rather than balancing several. The goal of the program is to give students an opportunity to build cohesiveness across their courses, collaborate with faculty, engage in project-based learning and sample from some never previously offered courses from prominent visitors. Each three week course will carry a full credit covering the same amount of material as 14 week courses.
Who can participate? Up to 50 students interested in building their spring schedule with intensive courses and other for-credit experiences.
Can I take other courses? Though most admitted students will take their courses exclusively in the intensive format, students may enroll in one or more semester-long credits for a senior thesis, independent or group tutorial, student forum, or internship. Students can also take quarter-credit courses outside the intensive format, schedule permitting.
When will intensive courses meet? Classes will meet Monday through Friday for 2 hours and 50 minutes for three weeks.
How will students be admitted? The Intensive program is POI. Interested students may apply for admission by meeting with Professor Lisa Dierker (ldierker@wes) or any of the faculty teaching through the intensive program, before or during planning period this fall. Admitted students will then seek final course selection approval from their advisors.
A bonus! Students admitted to the Intensive semester will not need to participate in pre-registration for spring 2016.
How do I learn more? Check out the emerging menu of courses that will be offered through the intensive http://wesleyanspringintensive.blogs.wesleyan.edu/, attend the information session on campus (4/7 at 7:30 in Usdan 110) or contact Lisa Dierker (ldierker@wes).
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is joining with the Muslim Student Association and Active Minds to bring Melody Moezzi for a talk today, Tuesday, April 7th. Melody is a 2001 Wesleyan grad, who does a lot of speaking and activism around stigma reduction. She wrote a book called War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims and her new memoir is called Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life. She is excited to come to Wes to speak about living with mental illness, cultural barriers to help-seeking, and living with stigma.
The talk will take place at 7 PM on Tuesday April 7th in the Daniel Family Commons. Copies of her new book will be available, and light refreshments will be served.
Tanya Purdy, Director of Health Education (WesWELL)
Beth DeRicco, Higher Education Outreach, Caron Treatment Centers
Ashley Fine ’15
moderator: Mike Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mike Robinson, Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience & Behavior
Stefanie Jones, Drug Policy Alliance
Mark Neavyn, M.D., Director, Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital
moderator: Ishita Mukerji, Dean of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Ethan Nadelmann, Founder and Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Susan O’Connor, Program Director, Phoenix House
Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning in the State Office of Policy and Management
moderator: Rob Rosenthal, Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life
Reunion and Commencement Weekend 2015 is fast approaching (May 21st-May 24th), and we need student employees! Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, being a Camp Cardinal Counselor, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!
To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 10th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday April 14th.
There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Tuesday, May 19th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 PM. If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-685-2802. Thanks for your interest!
Aarit Ahuja ’16, Melissa Leung ’16, Catherine Marquez ’16, and Nisha Grewal ’17 Reunion and Commencement 2015 Interns Office of Alumni and Parent Relations 330 High Street email@example.com (860) 685-2802