Two Upcoming Events for International Students

Wesleyan Word of Wisdom Party
March 6, 6-7 pm @ Fries Center for Global Studies

Is there information you wish you had known when you were a first-year international student? Do you have any advice for incoming international students or your peers? The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) is launching Wesleyan Words of Wisdom for current international students to give a 1-2 pieces of advice to new international students. Come share your advice, enjoy free food, and have your profile photo taken. Your photo, country flag(s), and advice will be featured on the digital signage at Fries Center for Global Studies and the OISA Facebook page.

Tax Workshop for International Students
March 27 and 28 from 4-6 pm @ Exley Science Center Room 150

Please bring your laptops, immigration documents (Visa, Passport, I-20, DS-2019) and any tax forms (W-2, W2-c and 1042-s) to the session. The same content will be covered twice on the 27th and the 28th of March. Choose one day that works the best for your schedule.

Conceptual Models of Creativity and Potential Applied Benefits 2/25

Conceptual Models of Creativity and Potential Applied Benefits
Monday, February 25 in Judd 116

One of the worldwide leaders in creativity research is coming to Wesleyan–come hear about his captivating research experiences!

James C. Kaufman is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. He is the author/editor of more than 45 books, including Creativity 101 (2nd Ed, 2016) and the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity (2nd Ed, 2019). He has published 300+ papers, including the study that spawned the “Sylvia Plath Effect” and three well-known theories of creativity, including (with Ron Beghetto) the Four-C Model of Creativity. He is a past president of Division 10 of the American Psychological Association.

Professor Kaufman will discuss a few models of creativity, such as the Four C’s and the Propulsion model, which offer broader conceptions of the construct. He will then talk about positive outcomes from creativity, a generally understudied area, and highlight some promising areas for more empirical investigation.

Are You Interested in Getting Paid to Teach High Schoolers About Sex?

ASHA is seeking applicants for 5 work-study eligible teachers. We believe that providing compensation for the work that we do is essential to creating a more equitable organization. If you feel as though any part of your identity is underrepresented in reproductive health or reproductive rights activism, we encourage you to apply.

If you would like to apply for a position with us, please do so by filling out this application. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH. You MUST be work-study in order to be considered for this position. All accepted teachers will receive a stipend of $150 for the spring semester and must attend our teacher training sessions on March 2nd and March 3rd. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to Rebecca Goldfarb Terry or Jessica Brandon at

Center for the Humanities Open House and Student Fellowship Information Session 3/6

All members of the junior class are invited to an Open House in the Lounge at the Center for the Humanities (95 Pearl Street) on Wednesday, March 6th (11:50-1pm) to learn more about the Center and its Student Fellowship Program.  Come meet our current Student Fellows and learn about their projects and experiences at the Center while enjoying a delicious lunch!

A total of eight Student Fellowships are awarded each year by the Center’s Advisory Board (four Student Fellows for each semester).  Student Fellows share an office at the Center and take part in Center events and activities. Among these events are the Center’s Monday Night Lecture series; colloquia discussions on Tuesdays, 10:30-1:00; and occasional Center conferences. One course credit is awarded for the Student Fellow’s participation in the Center’s activities.

Applicants for a Student Fellowship must be planning to do a senior project (usually an Honors Thesis) on a topic relating to the Center theme for the semester or year.  The 2019-2020 theme is:  “ Revolutions: Material Forms, Mobile Futures.”  The project need not be underway at the time of the application. Student Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with Faculty Fellows, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Visiting Research Fellows in residence at the Center. The Center also provides up to $500 in travel funding to Student Fellows for travel to archives, libraries, museums, conferences, performances and other sites necessary to the completion of their senior projects.

Applications for student fellowships are due by 4pm on Thursday, March 28th, 2019.  Applicants will be informed of the Center Advisory Board’s decision by Friday, April 12th, 2019.

If you have any questions, please email Erinn Savage at

For further information, see:


Other Worlds Are Possible: A Summer Program in Mexico Led by Professor Anu Sharma

Other Worlds Are Possible: Life Against and Beyond Neoliberal Logics
Middletown, CT, United States; Oaxaca, Mexico

A Wesleyan faculty-led program with Professor Anu Sharma ( and Gustavo Esteva, Universidad de la Tierra (

This four-week intensive course examines radical challenges, in theory and on the ground, to mainstream neoliberal capitalism and development strategies promoted by international organizations such as World Bank and the IMF. After the 1980s, considered by many as “the lost decade” of development, some scholars and practitioners declared the development enterprise as fundamentally wrong: It was a misguided and violent neocolonial project that could never provide the answer to inequality and poverty. These radical critics argued for building a “post-development” era. In this course, we look at the conceptual history of the term “post-development” and also examine what post-development life looks like on the ground, among dispossessed communities. We will focus on lived and imagined challenges to neoliberal capitalism. We spend the first week at Wesleyan, brushing up on the critical ideas and movements that have emerged out of Mexico (and Latin America, broadly) over the past four decades in reaction to mainstream development discourse. We will then explore these ideas and lived alternatives in Oaxaca, Mexico. We will spend three weeks learning about and working with marginalized communities that are rejecting capitalist development and building and experimenting with living a “good life” (buen vivir) on their own terms.

Application and deposit due by March 8. Current sophomores and juniors may apply. Limited financial aid is available for this program.

National Fellowships for Juniors

National Fellowships for Juniors
Tuesday, February 12, 12:00 Noon in Fisk Commons

Are you thinking of applying for a national fellowship in the future? Are you interested but unsure what fellowships are and how to get started? Come learn what opportunities are out there and which might be a good fit for you. Remember that we support you throughout the application process, from initial exploration through brainstorming, drafting, and revising your materials. Mondo pizza will be served.