Reading by Prof. Amy Bloom: Excerpts from White Houses, April 19 at 7 p.m.

Reading by bestselling author Amy Bloom 

from her new novel, White Houses

Followed by the presentation of the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prizes

Thursday, April 19, 2018 • 7:00-8:30 pm

Smith Reading Room, Olin Memorial Library

The event is free and open to the public.  Books will be available for purchase. 

Amy Bloom, Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing, will read from her new novel White Houses, followed by the awarding of the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prizes.  The Prizes celebrate excellence in writing and research using Wesleyan Library resources.

WHITE HOUSES is Amy Bloom’s first historical fiction. Guided by the three thousand letters (hundreds more had been burned) between prominent journalist Lorena Hickok and one of the world’s most admired women, Eleanor Roosevelt, all photocopied and tucked into a pile of worn boxes at the Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park, Bloom has recreated and re-imagined one of the great love stories of the 20th century.

“Bloom uncloaks the insidious treacheries girls and women face, poor and privileged alike. Through Hick’s loving eyes, we witness Eleanor’s complex struggles, unwavering discipline, and fierce passion, while Hick’s take on FDR and the rest of the Roosevelts is deftly lacerating. Hick’s outrage over the trauma inflicted on gays and lesbians, the class divide, the beauty quotient, and the gender double standard fuels this socially incisive, psychologically saturated, funny, and erotic fictionalization of legendary figures; this novel of extraordinary magnetism and insight; this keen celebration of love, loyalty, and sacrifice.”  –Booklist (starred review)

Amy Bloom is the author of Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love Invents Us; Normal; Away, New York Times bestseller; Where the God of Love Hangs Out; and Lucky Us, New York Times bestseller. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Short Stories, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, and many other anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, O: The Oprah Magazine, Slate, Tin House, and Salon, among other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. She is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University.

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Prospective PSYC Majors Meeting — April 2 at 12:20 p.m.

Overview of the Psychology Major for Prospective First-Year Majors  —   April 2nd, (Mon.), 12:20-1:10pm, Judd 116

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the major.  Note, there are several requirements to  complete in order to be considered a psychology major. Come and talk about the major with the department chair—bring all your questions—and better assess whether this major might be right for you.  The chair will be available before and after the meeting to sign any forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).  This is the last meeting of the year.

Pizza will be provided.

Psychology Majors Manuals: http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf

 

Patricelli Center Fellowship and Jewett Center Board Residency Program — Applications due April 13

Applications are now open for two exciting courses that provide a deep dive into the realm of social impact and social entrepreneurship work. Applications are open until 11:59 pm on April 13. Applicants will be notified by 9:00 am on April 18th.

The Patricelli Center Fellowship (CSPL264 and CSPL265) is a year-long, project-based learning opportunity for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers. They are seeking highly-dedicated students who wish to take a deep dive into social impact work. Some students enroll with a specific venture in mind, while others designed a project or join a team after the course begins.
The Jewett Center Board Residency Program (CSPL280 and CSPL281) provides an opportunity for Wes students to learn about the nonprofit sector while serving as non-voting members of a local board of directors. In addition to a weekly lecture on campus, we got to attend board meetings, actively participate in board committees, and complete board-level projects.

Drop-In Hours
Monday, April 2 – 10:00-4:00
Tuesday, April 3 – 10:00-11:30, 3:00-5:00
Wednesday, April 4 – 10:00-4:00
Thursday, April 5 – 10:00-11:30, 3:00-5:00
Friday, April 6 – 10:00-4:00

Rhea Drozdenko ’18, Civic Engagement Fellow, Allbritton 318