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The Allbritton Center For The Study Of Public Life is presenting three linked panels in its Right Now! Series titled “Drugs, Harm, and the Campus.” Please join us and contribute to these important discussions. Drug Use @ Wes Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 p.m., PAC 002 What are we doing about drugs at Wes and why? […]

On April 2, Wesleyan will host the 1,443rd meeting of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (the third oldest learned society in the Unites States, chartered in 1799) on campus. To honor the proud occasion, Joseph Siry, professor of art history, the Kenan Professor of the Humanities will give a public lecture presentation about […]

Speaker: Peter Blasser, MA Candidate in Music Title: Algorithms for Pipe Organ Peter Blasser will present the last two years worth of work in programming the Wesleyan pipe organ, using the computer music program Supercollider. He bases this work on prior experience in computer music, years of experience apprenticing to pipe organ builders, and his […]

Abstract: Joe Massino, boss of the Bonanno crime family in New York from 1991 until 2004, famously said, “there are three sides to every story–mine, yours and the truth.” We explore Big Joey’s sentiment by asking competing questions: What is the best way to organize a mafia so that you won’t be caught? What is […]

Come see the amazing founder of the Wesleyan American Studies Department–Richard Slotkin–in action, THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 4:15, POWELL FAMILY CINEMA, fabulous Italian cookies to follow.  Professor Slotkin was a member of the English Department, began the American Studies Department (when he was in his mid-twenties), and helped establish the Film Department, and was one of Wesleyan’s […]

William Donahue, Professor of German and Professor of Literature as well as a member of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for European Studies at Duke University, will discuss new research on the reception of the Holocaust for a work in progress and for Holocaust Lite, the recently published German translation of his book […]