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reminder clipartDROP/ADD Deadline is tomorrow, W: Feb 8th.

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Source Management Workshop Flyer

Working on a thesis, essay, or research paper?
Want to explore software options for organizing your source material?
Accessibility Services will give a demonstration on how to use
EndNote and Evernote to organize your research material.
EndNote helps you organize your reference materials and citation information.

Thursday, February 9th, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Usdan 108
(Feel free to bring your lunch)

Accessibility Services will give a demonstration on how to use EndNote and Evernote to organize your research material.
You can use EndNote to enter citations into Microsoft Word as you write, an automatically format your bibliography.
Evernote helps you to organize your reference material and notes.
You can use Evernote to store your annotated journal articles (rather than folders) and use tags to keep track of related items.
Additional demonstrations of:
OneNote Mendeley Sensus Access and more

Have you heard of grants, fellowships and scholarships like the Fulbright? Or Marshall and Rhodes? Want to move to New Zealand after graduation? Join Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges to learn more about incorporating your experience into internships, graduate school and after graduation by attending one of the following upcoming events:

Fulbright Information Session |Thursday February 2nd @ 12PM


All students are invited to attend an information session to learn about Fulbright grants – the many options, best practices in preparing your application and a timeline.

Exploring International Opportunities? | Thursday February 9th @ 12PM


Interested in going abroad after graduation or for an internship? Join Kate to Explore International Opportunities!

Graduate School Abroad | Monday February 13th @ 12PM


Interested in going to graduate school abroad? Join Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges to learn about funded opportunities for graduate study through scholarships and fellowships, such as: Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Churchill Scholarship, Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Fulbright Grants and more! Learn best practices for graduate school admissions abroad and resources to identify the best programs for your academic interests. Attend the information session to learn tips, best practices and how to prepare your application.

For more on fellowships, to set-up an individual appointment or check fellowship deadlines, please visit: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/fellowship/nomination.html



The College of the Environment announces 2017 summer and fall internships. This year, we are using an online application process that can be accessed from our website – www.wesleyan.edu/coe under the column labeled COE INTERNSHIPS. Please read the memorandum from Director Barry Chernoff for the details. (http://www.wesleyan.edu/coe/internships/index.html). The summer internship will run from May 31, 2017 – August 3, 2017 with a stipend payment of $4,000. The deadline for the application and two letters of recommendations are due on or before Monday, February 27, 2017, 5pm.


Welcome to the second semester of your junior year at Wesleyan University. For most of you time seems to be passing at lightning speed as you are immersed fully in your majors and personal pursuits. Please visit the class of 2018 blog at http://classof2018.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2016/10/13/juniors-preparing-for-graduation-in-senior-year-or-december-completion/ to review the process of preparing for graduation in May 2018 or December Completion, and to learn about important events and opportunities available to you as juniors.

The next few weeks will be a wise time to review your academic history report and major certification forms (available in your e-portfolio) to identify any issues that might pop up next year, such as oversubscription. I am happy to review your reports with you and to help you strategize ways to address early any concerns we discover. Additionally, spring of junior year is an important time to acquaint yourself with the Gordon Career Center staff and update your resume using their on-line tool, Handshake.

Remember to keep deadlines in mind: Drop/Add ends on Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017 and the last day to change the grading mode in courses the offer the option will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

There will be several events for our class this semester:

Monday, February 6th Noon – 1 PM – Meeting of the 2018 Class Council

Wednesday, February 8th 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (location provided upon rsvp)- Welcome Back Dinner: Transfer Students Cultivating Community

Wednesday, March 1st 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (location provided upon rsvp) – Class of 2018 Faculty Dinner featuring Professor Yamil Velez of the Government Department

Tuesday, April 4th 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (PAC 001) – Thesis and Honor Essays Q/A Session.

I am looking forward to checking in with you this semester. Please note my drop-in sessions below or contact me to schedule a meeting at a different time.

I wish you all the best for a healthy and successful Spring semester.

Dean Thornton

Renée N. Johnson Thornton, Ph.D., Dean for the Class of 2018

217 North College – Wesleyan University

860-685-2764 (office) – 860-685-3940 (fax)

Please contact my colleague, Mrs. Maheu at tmaheu@wesleyan.edu or by phone at 860-685-2765 to schedule an individual appointment.

Drop-in hours:

Mon. 2-3 p.m., Tues. 3-4 p.m., Wed. 5-7 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-noon, Fri. 2-4 p.m.


Visit Class of 2018 Blog for updates, opportunities, & important dates: http://classof2018.blogs.wesleyan.edu/

Visit Peer Advisor Blog for helpful study tips

Foundations of Modernity

The Cultures of the Italian Renaissance

FIST 224 – COL 224 – ITAL 224 – MDST 223

Prof. F.M. Aresu – faresu@wesleyan.edu | Monday and Friday, 10:50 AM – 12:10 PM | FISK210

Office Hour: Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:00, and by appointment


In this course we will critically explore the intellectual achievements of the Italian Renaissance through a detailed analysis of some of its literary masterpieces. We will inquire into the rediscovery and emulation of classical literatures and civilizations. We will examine the revalidated notions of beauty, symmetry, proportion, and order. We will analyze the ways in which this rebirth fundamentally changed the languages, literatures, arts, philosophies, and politics of Italy at the dawn of the modern era. We will also approach often-neglected aspects of Renaissance counter-culture, such as the aesthetics of ugliness and obscenity, and practices of marginalization (misogyny, homophobia). In a pioneering quest for the fulfillment of body and soul, self-determination, glory, and pleasure, Italian scholars, philologists, poets, playwrights, and prose writers contributed to the development of new and increasingly secular values. Through a close reading of texts by authors such as Francesco Petrarca, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Michelangelo Buonarroti, we will investigate continuities and ruptures between their quest for human identity and ours.


* Fear not! Course conducted in English. All primary and secondary sources in English.

For more information, please go to: https://iasext.wesleyan.edu/regprod/!wesmaps_page.html?crse=014560&term=1171

and do not hesitate to contact Professor F. Marco Aresu <faresu@wesleyan.edu>.

The Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan University is excited to announce a new partnership with the Denver-based CLIMB Internship Program.

Colorado Leaders, Interns and Mentors in Business (CLIMB) is an intensive paid summer internship program for students from Wesleyan, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Middlebury, Brown, MIT, Denison, and Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering. The 30-40 students learn the business, professional, civic, and social offerings of the Denver area. CLIMB offers students challenging paid jobs, introductions to the community and its leaders, alumni mentorships, interesting events and group housing for the summer.

The CLIMB program consists of four principal components to educate students and connect them with Denver and Colorado.

Challenging Internships
The cornerstone of the program is to provide high-quality, 7- to 10-week paid summer internships (private, nonprofit, and public). The program offers a wide range of employment opportunities in metro Denver. A few of our past employers include the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Pathfinder Systems, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, Analysis Group, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Emich Volkswagen, Hosting.com and Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO).

The program sponsors a series of programs and events during the summer to educate students about Denver, and introduce them to Colorado. Events have included discussions with the Mayor, the Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, Senator Gary Hart, the President and CEO of the Denver Broncos, business leaders, discussions of climate change and water policy, a lecture and Shakespeare play “under the stars,” rafting on the Colorado and Arkansas rivers, picnics and hikes, community service opportunities, and alumni-hosted dinners.

Group Housing
Interns are housed together, at the Program’s expense, at Campus Village at Aurariawww.campusvillagedenver.com. Students share dinners and discussions of work, and build close and lasting friendships, and understandings of their various schools.

Students are paired with local mentors to help them learn about Denver, and to connect them to Denver. Mentors are friends and models for the students as they demonstrate the balance of work, family, organizational commitments, and civic leadership. Alumni of participating schools are welcome to apply for mentoring opportunities by contacting climbinternships@gmail.com.

Current Opportunities

Internship opportunities across a variety of fields and industries are posted by the CLIMB Internship Program (rather than by each company) on Handshake. To see newly added opportunities log-in to Handshake, click on “Jobs & Internships,” and search by the keyword “CLIMB.”

Water Engineering Intern, Wright Water Engineers — Application Deadline 1/29

Simulator Engineering Intern, Pathfinder Systems, Inc. — Application Deadline 1/29

Investment Analyst Summer Internship, Arrowpoint Partners — Application Deadline 1/30

Biomedical Research and Introduction to Medical Careers Internship, Webb-Waring — Application Deadline 1/29

Marketing/Digital Internship, Novus Biologicals — Application Deadline 1/29

Business Intern, FareHarbor — Application Deadline 2/19

Summer Internship Program, Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology — Application Deadline 2/19

Clean Energy Internships, National Renewable Energy Lab — Application Deadline 2/19

Real Estate Private Equity Summer Associate, Ascentris (Cardinal Internship) — Application Deadline 3/19



FIST229: POLITICAL TURMOIL: “What just happened? What’s going to happen? What do we do now?”

Prof. Meg Furniss Weisberg <mweisberg@wesleyan.edu>

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:20-2:40pm


Political turmoil, while disconcerting to say the least, is nothing new. This course will look at case studies from different times and regions (the creation of the US; the 1960’s in the US, France, Italy, and elsewhere; Brazil’s and Chile’s dictatorships; Italy in the 90s; the Arab Spring; post-Revolution Iran; the Great Leap Famine in China; contemporary Mali and D. R. Congo; and the U.S. just before the Civil War, among others) to see how others have responded to periods of political oppression and upheaval. After an initial period of discussion based on readings, we will hold conversations with members of our campus community who have experienced various forms of political turmoil.

The goal of the course is ultimately project-based: as we gain perspective on the issues, we will turn what we learn into well-informed, measured, concrete action. In particular, we will workshop several writing exercises related to the topic and destined to make an impact (letter to the editor, letter to an elected official, public service announcement for the radio, etc). All students (including those whose first language is not English) are welcome in the course and will receive individualized attention to their writing.

The structure of this course will be somewhat unusual: after the first few meetings, the first session of each week will be devoted to discussing the week’s reading and collectively brainstorming questions; during the second session, we’ll ask those questions of the week’s invited guest (often, but not always, another faculty member). We will write and workshop pieces related to the topic and/or destined to make an impact (letter to the editor, letter to an elected official, public service announcement for the radio, etc). We are also going to make a radio program interviewing our guests, so that the course can reach a wider audience.

This course is going to be an experiment: it will operate more like a working group than a regular academic course, and I will be learning beside you, rather than imparting information. My role will be to teach about effective writing, deepen your critical thinking and analytical abilities, solicit guest speakers who will suggest readings, and facilitate discussions. The class will be graded CR/U, and would likely be fine to take in addition to a normal course load—though it goes without saying that you should check with your advisor.

 More info: contact:


Meg Furniss Weisberg

Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Interim Director of Academic Writing

Wesleyan University  

300 High St, Middletown CT USA

+1 (860) 685-2902


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