Academics

Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer

From Emily Goldman of Middlebury College: Middlebury College is piloting a new program called Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer (ACAS) from July 2-August 3, 2018 in New Britain, Connecticut. Jiran will be an intensive colloquial Arabic program in which students will study Levantine dialect while being paired with underserved Arabic-speaking refugee and immigrant families to support them with social services access…

Gilead Community Services Internships

From Elisa Greenberg of the Nonprofit Residency Board course: Gilead Community Services Two 2018 Summer Student Internships (June – August)   JOB DESCRIPTIONS   REPORT TO:  Dan Osborne, Gilead CEO; Laura Patey, Assoc. Dean of Student Academic Resources, Wesleyan University   LOCATION:  Middletown, CT   OVERVIEW: Gilead Community Services is a mental health nonprofit which…

The Proof is in the Pudding: Putin’s Pivot to Asia

The Proof is in the Pudding: Putin’s Pivot to Asia Dr. David Abramson, Senior Analyst in the Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. Department of State. will discuss the drivers of Russia’s outreach in Asia and its prospects for success. Putin initiated his pivot to Asia policy even before the West began imposing sanctions on Russia in response to its…

Civic Engagement Certificate Lunch and Info Session

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

The Chernobyl and Fukushima Meltdowns: Their Causes and Consequences

The Chernobyl and Fukushima Meltdowns: Their Causes and Consequences Nuclear energy is still used in the United States and around the world.  It is constantly promoted as a clean energy source despite the unsolvable problem of long-term waste disposal.  The US Department of Energy is again promoting nuclear energy as an alternative to oil and coal.  Arnold Gunderson,…

Civic Engagement Certificate Alumni Profiles

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

New Course Added – Writing Reality: Journalism in the Age of Trump

WRCT250N, Writing Reality: Journalism in the Age of Trump. 1:20-4 on Fridays in Downey 208. This semester, David Daley, former editor-in-chief of Salon, will be teaching “Writing Reality: Journalism in the Age of Trump.” Daley is the author of Ratf**ked, a national best-seller on the strategy, technology and politics behind Republican redistricting successes during the…

Service-Learning: Climate Change to Neuroplasticity

Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. As one form of experiential education, service learning seeks to broaden students’ understanding of course content through activities which are, at the same time, of service to the campus and/or surrounding community. In Fall 2017, two SL classes really…

Spring 2018 Courses in the Center for the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Have you been engaged in community service or political action but have never studied it in a classroom? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! — Introduction to Financial Accounting (ECON 127) Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:50-4:10 pm. In this…