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OSM Contributors at Kathmandu Living Labs operational one day after the earthquake

Want to help with relief efforts in Nepal after Saturday’s Magnitude 7.8 earthquake?

In this special WesGIS/Mapping workshop, we’ll introduce tools that you can use to contribute toward relief efforts in Nepal through mapping. We’ll get you registered, provide a hands-on introduction to mapping using OpenStreetMap.org’s browser-based iD editor, and show you how to find lists of mapping tasks that need completion (following the basic outline presented at  http://mapgive.state.gov). New satellite images and tasks are being posted daily and there is still much work to be done.

The room has 30 computers. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

When: Friday, May 1, 2:00-3:00 pm
Where: Allbritton 204
Who: Anyone in the Wesleyan community who is interested in helping out by tracing (digitizing) objects from aerial photos. No GIS experience required.

Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/PZwWGMAHIu and spread the word.

Questions? Contact Kim Diver or Phil Resor.

From Kerry Nix ’16 and Margaux Sica ’16:

What’s the deal with Teaching Evaluations? Do you have questions or concerns about how teachers or classes are evaluated at Wesleyan? Have you ever wondered how your evaluations at the end of the semester impact the professors and the structure of the classes that you take? Do you have strong opinions about professor tenure? Would you like to see your classes taught in a more interactive and less formulaic way? If you want to voice these and more questions, please attend the Teaching Evaluations Panel!
The discussion will surround the current problems with Teaching Evaluations, faculty and administration’s continuing efforts to improve upon them, and on the role of course evaluations in those teaching evaluations. We want to raise student awareness about the problems with current evaluations and their effects on all of our academic experiences. Plus, we want to spur greater student involvement in Teaching Evaluation reform. Each panelist will speak for 5-10min, and then we will open the panel up to audience Q/A. We’ll have a list of questions ready just in case folks are shy, plus audience members will be able to write down questions to put in a friendly fish bowl.

Monday, May 4, 20157:00 – 8:30 PMUsdan 110

The panel will include Professor Joyce Jacobsen (Dean of Social Sciences, 2015-2016 Interim Provost), Professor Lisa Dierker (Psychology, Inaugural Chair of QAC), Professor Brian Stewart (Physics), and Professor Ellen Nerenberg (future Dean of Arts and Humanities).

This event is hosted by Female Economists of Wesleyan and co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, Society for Underrepresented Students in STEM, Women of Color in STEM Forum, and Wesleyan Women in Science.

Symposium is a day-long interdisciplinary critique, which:

  • Prompts the exchange of ideas and methods of inquiry between students and faculty across the curriculum,
  • Stimulates creativity and innovation,
  • Serves as a platform for juniors to develop senior research topics.

Why Risk?

Notions of vulnerability, security, and susceptibility are central to the ways we think and avenues of inquiry. “Risk” can apply to issues of statistical probability, genetic citizenship and responsibility, immigration and the precarity of citizenship, or climate change. We are eager to engage in an interdisciplinary conversation that honors these dimensions and complexities from many different vantage points and on a variety of scales.

Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 2. Lunch and dinner will be provided. The event is free, but registration is required. Email Gabriel Frankel (gfrankel@wesleyan.edu) to register.symposium_schedule


Join the Center for Prison Education for a free screening of Brute Force on Thursday, April 30 at 8 PM in the Goldsmith Family Cinema. The film will be followed by a brief discussion and presentation by Caleb Smith, a professor of English and American Studies at Yale who also teaches the course “Readings in American Literature” at Cheshire Correctional Institution through CPE. 


A Path Appears



Click here for an original poem by the radiant Eunice, a 5th grade student at the Kibera School for Girls who is profiled in A Path Appears


The “Cardinal Internship” designation refers to opportunities with companies or organizations where alumni, parents, and friends of Wesleyan are especially interested in hiring Wesleyan students. The variety and caliber of the internship hosts speak to the excellence and adaptability of a Wesleyan education and, as one might expect, many of the positions are with groups working for social and environmental change. While a full list of these opportunities can be found on CareerDrive, we’ve begun to pick out the internships that are with organizations doing work related to social impact or civic engagement. Many of these applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so make sure to apply early! Check back for updates, and remember to apply for grants and academic credit to make unpaid positions more feasible.

Social Enterprise Internships at GatherWell
- Bay Area or work remotely
– Due January 19 for Spring
– Cynthia Jaggi ’00 is the founder

Summer Intern/Fellow at BlueLabs
- Washington, D.C.
– Due January 23
- Leonid Liu ’14 is a Data Analyst

Machon Kaplan Summer Intern Program at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
- Washington, D.C.
– Due February 1 (requires an official transcript, two short letters, and letters of recommendation)

Common Ground High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Education Center
- New Haven, CT
– From Jesse Delia ’04
– Due February 1

Summer Intern at Creative Artists Agency
- Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville
– Due February 1

Spring and Summer Internships at the Bipartisan Policy Center
- Washington, D.C.
- Due February 2

Summer Internships at the Bronx Defenders Office
- Bronx, NY
– Due February 6

Internships at Groundwork Bridgeport
- Bridgeport, CT with some work done remotely
Due February 10 for Spring and April 14 for Summer

GIS Mapping and Radio Program at Maji Safi Group
- Shirati, Tanzania
– Due February 10
– Organization co-founded by Max Perel-Slater ’11

Forensic Social Work Intern at Lawyers for Children
- New York, NY
– Due February 14
- Karen J. Freedman, Esq. ’75 is the Executive Director

Summer Institute at Shining Hope for Communities
- Nairobi, Kenya
– Due February 15
– Founded by Kennedy Odede ’12 and Jessica Posner ’12

Dance Intern at Dancing Grounds
- New Orleans, LA
– From Laura Stein ’03
– Due February 25

Paid internship in civic leadership through the Hope Reichbach Fund
- Brooklyn, NY
– Due February 27

Legal Intern at Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
- Hartford, CT
– Due March 3
- Has hired Wes students in the past

Policy Intern at the Poverty Action Lab
- Cambridge, MA
– Due March 8
– From Conner Brannen ’10

Research Intern in the Open Technology Institute at New America
- Washington, D.C.
– From Laurenellen McCann ’09
– Due March 10

Spanish-English Ramble Intern at the Connecticut Forest & Parks Association
- Rockfall, CT
– Spring and/or summer
– Due March 10

Legal and HR Intern at Women’s Health USA
- Avon, CT
– Due March 17
– CEO is Bob Patricelli ’61 P’88 P’90

Summer Intern at the Lalela Project
New York, NY and Western Cape, South Africa
- NYC due March 17, South Africa due March 24

Summer Associate at Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
- Brooklyn, NY
– Due March 24
- Kara Gilmour ’92 is the Program Manager and several Wes students have enjoyed working here in the past

Theater Camp Intern at Helen Hayes Youth Theater
- Nyack, NY
- Due March 24
– from Danielle Rudess ’82 is the founder

Policy Intern at the NYS Task Force
- New York, NY
– Due March 24
– from Stuart Sherman ’03

Finance Intern in the Wesleyan Investments Office
- Middletown, CT
– Turns into a part-time job in the fall and spring.
– Due March 31

Publishing Intern at CHOICE
- Middletown, CT
– Due March 31

Program Intern at Recess
- Brooklyn, NY
– Due April 1
– Allison Weisberg ’05 is the founder and executive director

Accounting, Communications, Graphic Design, and E-Learning internships at the Society for Neuroscience
– From Martin Saggese ’80
– Communications due April 7, others due April 10

Summer Intern at Provincetown Art Association and Museum
- Provincetown, MA
– Due April 14

Humanities Curriculum Development and Data Analytics interns at Ascend Learning
- Brooklyn, NY
– Due April 14
– Several Wes students have interned here in the past.
– Betsey Schmidt ’89 is the Chief Curriculum Officer

External Relations Intern at Henry Street Settlement
- New York, NY
– Due April 21
- Jeremy Reiss ’98 is the Deputy Development Officer in Public Policy and External Relati

Internships with the Center for International Private Enterprise
- Washington, D.C.
– Marc Schleifer ’95 is the Regional Director for Eastern Europe, Eurasia and South Asia
– Due April 23

Summer Intern at Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
– Washington, D.C.
– Due April 28

America Forward Policy Intern (D.C.) and Finance Assistant (Boston) at New Profit
- Due April 28
- Sam Hiersteiner ’03 is the Communications Director

Yale Bulldogs on the Lakes Intern at Hmong College Prep Academy
- St. Paul, MN
- Due April 28

Summer 2015 Business Analyst at JooMah
- Paid two-month experience with a start-up dedicated to development and job growth in Africa
- JooMah was a 2014 PCSE Seed Grant Recipient  
- Work remotely
- Due April 30

Climate Intern at NextGen Climate
– San Francisco, CA
– Due April 30
– From Kevin Donohoe ’12

Volunteer Intern at Grassroots Soccer
– Southern Africa
– Several Wes alumni have worked here in the past
– Due May 1

Summer Intern at National Endowment for Democracy
- Washington, D.C.
- Students must sign up to receive credit through CSPL 493
– Due May 1
– Nancy Herzog ’90 is the Senior Director of Grants Administration

Documentary Film Intern at Public Policy Productions
– Nyack, NY
– Due May 4
– Roger Weisberg ’75 is the President

Student Life Assistant at Link Community Charter School
- Newark, NJ
- Due May 5

Tree Nursery Supervisor at Groundwork Bridgeport
- Bridgeport, CT
- Due May 5

Outreach / Food Pantry Intern at Amazing Grace Food Pantry
- Middletown, CT
- Due May 12

Social Enterprise Intern at reSET Social Enterprise Trust
- Hartford, CT
- Due May 19

Interpretation Ambassador at Fredrick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
- Brookline, MA
- Due May 19

Marketing and Communications Intern North End Arts Rising: Buttonwood Tree
– Middletown, CT
– Due May 28

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Wesleyan Career Center present

Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care
A lunch and talk with Jonathan Bush ’93

Wednesday, May 6
12-1 p.m.
Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue

CSS major Jonathan Bush has seen the health care industry from all angles, first as an EMT and Army medic, then as a consultant, and now as one of the most successful social entrepreneurs in the industry. He believes that the health care field is broken, and he is using his Wesleyan education to fix it.

During this lunch, Jonathan will talk about his post-Wes journey and his current work at athenahealth, and he will answer your questions. Staff from athenahealth (including Derek Lukin ’13) will also be on site to talk about job and internship opportunities for Wesleyan students. Pizza will be served.



Jonathan Bush '93Jonathan Bush is CEO and President of athenahealth, Inc. He co-founded the company in 1997 and took it public in 2007 in the most successful initial public offering that year. Today, athenahealth remains one of the health care information technology industry’s fastest growing companies. In his New York Times best-selling book, Where Does it Hurt?:An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care, Bush describes his early experiences on health care’s frontlines and exposes the industry’s sprawling waste, as well as the underbelly of opportunity primed for disruptive innovation. Previously, Bush served as an EMT for the City of New Orleans, was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army, and worked as a management consultant in the health care practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Bush currently serves on the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows.


On Saturday, May 2, the Female Voice in Politics Conference will bring together notable and accomplished female politicians and leaders to discuss issues facing women in the political arena today. This event provides not only an opportunity for learning but also a chance for interested alumni and students to meet one another. 

Speakers include:

Susan BysiewiczFormer Secretary of the State of Connecticut.

Toni BoucherMember of the Connecticut State Senate, Deputy Minority Leader

Dante Bartolomeo, Member of the Connecticut State Senate, Assistant Majority Leader

Sidney Powellattorney and author of Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

Rosa DeLauraU.S. Representative of Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District

Dominique Thornton, Former Mayor of Middletown 

Click here for more information and to register.

Female Voice in Politics Flyer

Unite for Sight has made their past webinars available for free online. The first three offer a variety of perspectives about careers in global health and may be of particular interest to Wesleyan students. Panelists range from the President Emeritus of Save The Children and the Founder of mothers2mothers to professors and advisors at Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, and Yale, among others.

Global Health Career Webinar Recordings:

Additional Global Health Webinar Recordings With Expert Panelists:

For more information, visit www.uniteforsight.org

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