Social Entreneurship Seed Grants — Apps due 1/28; help with apps 12/11-13

Do you want to make a difference but just need the funding to do it?

The Patricelli Center is offering three $5,000 Seed Grants, a $10,000 Projects for Peace Grant and several $4,000 Summer Experience Grants. These grants are open to anyone with an idea for a social venture or social impact project that they want to launch or grow. Applications due 1/28!

If you would like to learn more or get help on your application, stop by Drop-In hours 12/11-12/13 from 12:00-1:00 pm in Allbritton 022.

For more info visit the Patricelli Center or email engage@wesleyan.edu.

CFH Lecture: “Waiting in Necropolitical Times” — Prof. Victoria Pitts-Taylor Today! Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.

MONDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES | RETHINKING NECROPOLITICS

Waiting in Necropolitical Times

Victoria Pitts-Taylor • Wesleyan University

December 4 @ 6 P.M. | Daniel Family Commons

Waiting is a key mode of experiencing the effects of power; in some instances, it may express what Lauren Berlant calls ‘slow death’. Waiting is a common aspect of medicalized gender transition – trans people seeking hormones or surgery are often made to wait for years. This talk explores temporal dimensions of medicalized gender transition – in particular, the waiting lists, waiting periods, setbacks, refusals, and structural delays imposed on trans patients. Can the attachment constituted in long-term waiting be sustaining, or is it a threat to one’s well being? How is waiting managed, accepted, and contested by people who are subjected to it? These questions take on a necropolitical cast in the context of high rates of suicide and violence against trans people. This discussion is part of a broader study that uses critical social theories and an eclectic archive to address waiting as relation between time, power, and social being. It argues that through regimens of waiting, biopower can enfold people into life-making practices while also rendering them neglected and disposable.

Center for the Humanities · 95 Pearl Street , Middletown, CT 06459
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C. Riley Snorton–“Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity” — Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m.

C. Riley Snorton

“Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity”

Tuesday,December 5, 2017 4:30 PM in Russell House

In Black on Both Sides, C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Snorton is associate professor of Africana studies and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Cornell University, and the author of Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (Minnesota, 2014).

REES Lecture: “Derelict Futures: Soviet Industrial Space in Contemporary Russian Culture” by Daria Exerova — 12/5, 11:50 a.m.

Please join us for a lecture by Daria Ezerova,

“Derelict Futures: Soviet Industrial Space in Contemporary Russian Culture.”

Tuesday Dec. 5, 11:50-1:00, 112 Boger Hall

Daria Ezerova is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. Her dissertation is titled “Derelict Futures: The Spaces of Socialism in Contemporary Russian Literature and Film.” Her research focuses on contemporary Russian culture and the extent to which it demonstrates the continuity of Soviet models of representation. She considers examples from literature, drama, and film from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s and compares them with the landmarks of Soviet culture. The primary focus of her dissertation is the representation of space. Through exploring the interrelationship between space and time in the periods of radical political transition, she argues that after the fall of the USSR capitalism substituted itself for Soviet Marxism as the tutelary spirit that invested space with a sense of the future, and Russian culture briefly renewed its belief in progress. But this optimism proved to be short-lived: in the Putin era, a new sense of space emerged in the literary and cinematic counter-culture that that was marked by the acute absence of any scenario suggesting temporal progress.

 

 

More Flu Shots Available

Dear Wes Students,

If you missed the campus-wide flu clinics last month and still interested in receiving a flu shot, please contact the Health Center for an appointment.  We have a limited amount of doses available for students only.  To make an appointment or for more information, please call 860.685.2470.

CSS Info Session — 12/7 at noon

An Invitation from the Tutors and Students in the College of Social Studies

 

The current CSS Tutors and Students invite you to a CSS Info Session on Thursday, December 7th, from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., in the CSS Lounge, PAC 406.  Several of the CSS Tutors and the CSS Students will speak.  This Info Session will offer you an opportunity to ask questions about the CSS.

Refreshments will be served.

Please note:

  • Applications for the CSS will be available online in the Spring Semester.
  • Interviews with CSS Tutors and Students will be held before Spring Break.
  • Check here for more information about the CSS: http://wesleyan.edu/css.

 

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Africa Week Events — Nov. 28-Dec. 2

African Students Association’s Africa Week!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 will kick off our first event with a film screening of Stories of Our Lives, which is a Kenyan film that was released in 2014 and created by The Nest Collective, a Nairobi-based arts collective. The film is an anthology of five short films dramatizing true stories of LGBT lives in Kenya. The screening will take place tomorrow in the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall at 7 pm We look forward to seeing you!

Withdrawal Deadline: Fri., Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.

Just a reminder that the last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes for the Fall 2017 semester is Friday, December 1.  Completed forms are due in the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. and must include the following signatures: instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • Do be very clear about your standing in each of your courses.
  • Do use this time to talk to your professors, your advisor, and your class dean about your concerns.
  • Do make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • Do get the signatures of your instructor and advisor on your drop/add form.
  • Do keep in mind that a “W” is a neutral mark.

If you’d like to talk with the your class dean about whether to withdraw from a course, go to drop-in hours or give the office a call to set up a time to meet.