CEAS Student-Led Symposium

The College of East Asian Studies majors have been working to put together a student-led symposium in conjunction with the Cultural Revolution poster exhibition. It will be held on Friday April 22, 2022, 4.30-7.30pm. We will discuss some of the most pressing problems facing China and the world, such as gender equality, US-China relations, and the global implications of China’s COVID-Zero policy with guest speakers and Wesleyan faculty. 

Careers in Law and History – 4/11 at Noon

On Monday, April 11 (noon-1 pm) in the Fries Center for Global Studies (Fisk Hall), Duke University Law professor Darrell A.H. Miller will speak with students about careers in law and history and provide an update on 2021-22 cases pending before the Supreme Court. A 15-min presentation by Prof. Miller will be followed by opportunities for audience Q&A. Boxed lunches and drinks will be available.

Weekly Roundup – 3/8/22

Some upcoming dates and/or events that may be of interest to you:

  • Spring Break (3/12 – 3/20): Spring Break starts this weekend. Some students use the break to rest, relax, and catch up on hobbies or meet with family/friends. Others study for future exams or get started on upcoming projects/papers due later in the semester. There is no right or wrong way to approach Spring Break, but I do hope you find time to relax and decompress before the final push of the spring semester. If you are on campus during spring break, please make note of office and dining hall operating hours.
  • Spring Break Shuttles (ticket purchases due 3/9): Our Transportation Services office offers shuttles to Bradley Airport, New Haven and Hartford with tickets available through the Box Office. The deadline for purchase for shuttles over Spring Break is Wednesday, 3/9.
  • Human Rights Minor: Wesleyan will now offer a minor in Human Rights Advocacy. For more information, click here or attend one of two information sessions being offered: 
    • Thursday 3/10 at 12:00pm in Allbritton 311
    • Monday 3/21 at 12:00pm in Allbritton 311

I look forward to seeing you over the next couple of weeks – if we haven’t met yet, I encourage you to schedule an appointment to chat. I’m always interested in hearing more about your academic and career goals.

New Minor in Human Rights Advocacy

A new Minor in Human Rights Advocacy will be launched this fall. Please note that the deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 23. Attend one of two information sessions to discuss the minor and answer any questions you may have.

Thursday, 3/10 at 12:00pm in Allbritton 311

Monday, 3/21 at 12:00pm in Allbritton 311

The Minor combines rigorous coursework with concrete, practical training under the guidance of the team of UNHR supervisors. These supervisors developed and oversaw the human rights clinics at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools prior to forming UNHR to expand clinical training in human rights advocacy beyond the law school setting.

Students interested in the program will be required to enroll in a gateway course on human rights standards, seminars on human rights advocacy and on writing for advocacy, as well as other related courses chosen by each student in accordance with their particular area or areas of interest.  Students admitted to the Minor will participate in intensive training and then be expected to travel (with a supervisor) to a location of rights abuse to work with the affected community. All costs of the program will be paid by UNHR and Wesleyan.

More information about the minor, as well as the application form, is available here.

CIS Summer Research – App due 3/11

Supporting student research across sciences and mathematics is one of the core missions of the College of Integrative Sciences. The CIS seeks to help students find research mentors through the ongoing Research Frontiers Seminars (CIS 221/222), as well as special events that highlight research groups from across the sciences. Our flagship summer research program hosts more than 150 undergraduates every summer. If you’re interested, consider applying soon!

Global Engagement Minor

Learn more about the Global Engagement Minor – where language study, study abroad, civic engagement and social justice come together! Info Session Monday 3/7 at 4:30pm in the Fries Center for Global Studies Commons (Fisk 201) or online here.