Upcoming events at the Patricelli Center (12/7, 12/8, 12/15-12/17)

Hi from the Patricelli Center,

I want to get the word out about a few things. Please take a minute to read and click the links below, and please share with your friends/collaborators/groups/networks on campus.


On Monday (12/7), a group of colleagues from Yale will be coming to campus to meet with Wesleyan students. Sign up for a slot here.

I highly recommend this for anyone involved with an entrepreneurial project, program, or venture — including innovative on-campus groups. Come prepared to talk about (a.k.a. pitch) your project, answer questions, and get feedback.


On Tuesday (12/8), Shereem Herdon-Brown ’96 will be on campus to give a 6pm workshop on career planning, and he will offer meetings in the afternoon. More details and signup here.

I recommend this not only for entrepreneurs, but also for those interested in career planning, grad school, and general networking practice. Come prepared to talk about (a.k.a. pitch) your project and/or seek advice about your personal or professional aspirations.


On 1/24, applications are due for the $5k PCSE Seed Grants and the $10k Davis Projects for Peace grant. More details here.

Both grants provide a tremendous opportunity for students who are creating, leading, or otherwise involved with a social impact project, program, or venture. If you have an idea that you think might possibly qualify, let’s talk! I’ll have official info sessions on 12/15, 12/16, and 12/17 at noon in Allbritton 022, or you can schedule a meeting here.

I know you are all very busy, but I hope you will consider taking advantage of these opportunities and share them with other students. If you have any questions, let me know.



Makaela (Steinberg) Kingsley ’98

Director, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

SCHEDULE a meeting with a Patricelli Center advisor

ATTEND a Patricelli Center workshop

Right Now! Series titled “Drugs, Harm, and the Campus.”

To the Wesleyan Community:
The Allbritton Center For The Study Of Public Life is presenting three linked panels in its Right Now! Series titled “Drugs, Harm, and the Campus.” Please join us and contribute to these important discussions.

Drug Use @ Wes
Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 p.m., PAC 002
What are we doing about drugs at Wes and why?
A panel discussion on education, support and policies at Wes
Tanya Purdy, Director of Health Education (WesWELL)
Beth DeRicco, Higher Education Outreach, Caron Treatment Centers
Ashley Fine ’15
MODERATOR: Mike Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs

The Physiology of Drugs
Wednesday, April 15, 8 p.m., Memorial Chapel
What is actually happening inside your body?
Mike Robinson, Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience & Behavior
Stefanie Jones, Drug Policy Alliance
Mark Neavyn, M.D., Director, Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital
MODERATOR: Ishita Mukerji, Dean of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Drug Policy, Regional and National
Tuesday, April 28, 8 p.m., Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107)
The policy debate: What is to be done?
Ethan Nadelmann, Founder and Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Susan O’Connor, Program Director, Phoenix House
Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning in the State Office of Policy and Management
MODERATOR: Rob Rosenthal, Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life