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Eleana Makri, a PhD candidate in physics, spoke on “Reflective Photonic Limiters: a Novel Scheme for Sensor Protection” during the Graduate Student Speaker Series Feb. 10 in Exley Science Center. Photonic limiters are devices designed to transmit low-level radiation, while blocking electromagnetic pulses of power or total energy exceeding a certain threshold. Read more: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2016/02/12/makriphotoniclimiters/

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Chabad at Wesleyan, an organization dedicated to allowing students to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of their Jewish heritage, hosted a Challah braiding event on Feb. 6 in Usdan University Center at Wesleyan University. Students from all religious and spiritual beliefs were welcome.Rabbi Levi Schectman coordinated the event.

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The Office of Admission is beginning the hiring process for the 2016-2017 Senior Interviewer position.  As many of you are aware, this position would allow you to leave your legacy at Wesleyan and help shape the Class of 2021. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Interviewing prospective students in the summer and/or fall
  • Co-leading information sessions with Admission Deans to prospective students and families
  • Representing the Office of Admission and Wesleyan at various on-campus events
  • Other office tasks as needed such as data entry and answering phone calls/emails

We are also pleased to announce a new opportunity to join us in the summer of 2016 as a Senior Admission Intern. This position will offer the opportunity for rising seniors to engage not only in the regular functions of the senior interviewer position, but also to spend the summer learning about specific admission programs, such as campus events, international admission, athletics, communications, transfer students, tour guides, senior interviewers, and others, and the admission profession and higher education as a whole. You must commit to the summer internship AND the fall position if you are interested in the summer.

We will have two open information sessions on Wednesday, February 17, from 12-1pm and 4pm-5pm, where we will go over details of the position and answer questions. Current Senior Interviewers will speak about their own experiences and be there to answer your questions.  Both meetings will be held at the Office of Admission. These information sessions are not required and you do not have to attend the entire session, but if you are unable to attend and have any questions, please ask any current Senior Interviewer (http://www.wesleyan.edu/admission/ask_a_question/seniors/index.html) or contact Tara Lindros, Associate Dean of Admission, at tlindros@wesleyan.edu. Please RSVP for these sessions if you think you might attend at https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/forms/d/1UPp-LJ-by-tOyP1-8t3IwYLnXWgkSgG5rOgzwWE4dxA/viewform?usp=send_form — these sessions may be subject to change and we need to be able to contact you. The application for the Senior Interviewer position can be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/forms/d/1q1D7w47U7vQJA4BKNGKGgytAm1Qou09PSxqyG4xAnoM/viewform

Please note that the application deadlines for students on campus and for those studying abroad in the spring is Monday, February 29, 2016. Those on-campus candidates we would like to invite to participate in the first round of group interviews, during the lunch hours of the week of March 28 – April 1, will be notified by email by Friday, March 3. Candidates currently studying abroad will be invited for virtual interviews beginning Monday, March 7.

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On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Feb. 9, Wesleyan University undergraduate students and a panel composed of Wesleyan faculty gathered in the Public Affairs Center for a discussion on the history of American political primaries. The event, “Primary Lessons,” was a part of the History Matters Series sponsored by the History Department.

Read more: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2016/02/12/historymatterspolitcalprimaries/

Judith Byfield, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University

World War II was a global conflict with wide reaching political, economic, and social impact. Byfield will speak to the central role that Africans played during World War II and the effect of those experiences on anti-colonial politics. She will focus specifically on agricultural production for the war effort in Nigeria, the role of women in those mobilization efforts, and their political actions emerging from the war.

Judith Byfield is an Associate Professor of History at Cornell University and a former President of the African Studies Association. Recently she co-edited Africa and World War II (Cambridge, 2015) and is also the author of The Bluest Hands: A Social and Economic History of Women Indigo Dyers in Western Nigeria (2002). Byfield currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Women’s History and is on the advisory board for the Journal of African History.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PAC 002

6:00 P.M.

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All students need to confirm the accuracy of their course schedule via EP>Student>Academic Career>Current Classes & Schedule by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12.

Detailed information is available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/registration/schedule_confirmation_notes.html.

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Apply for a Davenport Study Grant!

Limited funds are available to support student research and other student scholarly projects in public affairs to begin this summer.

In past years, Davenport Scholarships have been awarded to sophomores and juniors who have “demonstrated intellectual and moral excellence and a concern for public affairs” and “who by their personal qualities and vocational and scholarly intentions give greatest promise of leadership in the public service.”

See Davenport Study Grants for more information about the application process and evaluation criteria for this summer research funding.  Senior thesis projects will receive priority.

All materials including faculty recommendations must be submitted electronically to davenport@wesleyan.edu by noon on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Source:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/pac/davenport/apply.html

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It’s predicted to be a very cold weekend!

Anyone who needs a warm winter coat or supplement to what they have should stop in on Friday, February 12 to see Michelle Myers-Brown  in the Usdan Administration Hall, across from the Computer Store.

If you miss this date, send her an email at mmyersbrown@wesleyan.edu or stop in on another day.

 

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An exhibition titled “Passion and Power: German Prints in the Age of Dürer” is on display in the Davison Art Center through March 3. The show opened Feb. 4.Curated by 13 Wesleyan students as part of their museum studies seminar, the exhibition includes more than 80 prints and rare books from the permanent collection of the Davison Art Center and Wesleyan’s Special Collections and Archives. Read more: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2016/02/09/studentscuratedacexhibit/

For:  Prospective History Majors

Date:  Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Time:  12:00 Noon

Place:  Allbritton 311

Interested in History?

Considering a history major or minor?

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Come to the History Department Open House

Meet students and faculty

Discuss potential careers and enjoy a Pizza Lunch!!!

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