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WesleyanWorldWednesdays, Academic Affairs, and the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life present a panel discussion with Wesleyan alum Dr Matthew Cartter, CT State Epidemiologist, Profs Anna Geltzer and David Constantine, on the public health response to Ebola, this Thursday, Oct 23rd.

The National Academies is accepting applications for the 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at: http://nationalacademies.org/ford

Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals granted deferred action status under the DACA program
Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities
Stipends and Allowances:

Predoctoral — $24,000 per year for three years
Dissertation — $25,000 for one year
Postdoctoral — $45,000 for one year
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 30 dissertation, and 18 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

Application Deadline Dates:

Predoctoral: November 19, 2014
Dissertation: November 14, 2014
Postdoctoral: November 14, 2014
For Further information please contact:

Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.334.2872
Fax: 202.334.3419

Dear students,
You are invited to an information session about opportunities for college undergraduates and graduates at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

The University of Connecticut Health Center offers a range of summer programs and fellowships for college students interested in the health careers, including:
■ Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Program
■ Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research Fellowship Program
■ College Enrichment Program
■ Medical/Dental Preparatory Program
■ Summer Research Fellowship Program
■ Post Baccalaureate Program

Come to a meeting with the Assistant Dean and Associate Director
Office of Health Career Opportunity Programs, Granville Wrensford, PhD to learn more.

Or, for more information about the University of Connecticut Health Center’s
Pipeline Programs, visit: http://medicine.uchc.edu/prospective/hcop/index.html

Journalism Traineeship

The German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle is offering a high-level eighteen-month journalism traineeship for English native speakers.
We are looking for talented young people with an interest in politics, society and culture. Apart from English as a native language,
we are looking for applicants with some knowledge of German and possibly one of our thirty other Deutsche Welle broadcast languages.

The traineeship is paid (around 1,600 Euros per month) and can lead to employment in one of our departments in Bonn or Berlin.

The traineeship consists of six months of theory and practice-oriented seminar blocks with a focus on the latest developments in journalism, for example multimedia storytelling and data-driven journalism, as well as live reporting, television and presenting. Alongside the seminar blocks, trainees spend nine months doing placements in various DW editorial departments in Bonn, Berlin and one of our foreign bureaus in Brussels, Washington or Moscow.

As we are expanding our English program, we are keen to offer the opportunity to graduates of top British and American universities and journalism schools.

Here is a link with all the information about the traineeship.


Online applications are currently being accepted. The deadline is October 31, 2014.

If students have further questions they should contact Michael Karhausen, (DW Akademie Journalistische Ausbildung / Journalistic Training Department)

Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3
53110 Bonn
Deutschland / Germany

T +49.228.429-2245
F +49.228.429-2198
E-Mail: michael.karhausen@dw.de

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Studies Department has received a grant from the German Embassy in Washington DC and is looking for creative submissions pertaining to the historic event. Submissions can include a poem, a 1000-word essay, a one-page cartoon, a digital story, or even a collage. The best three submissions will receive gift card prizes of $200, $100, and $50 respectively. Please submit all entries to Debbie Pozzetti in Fisk 401 by November 9 at 4:00PM.

If you have any questions, or would like to submit your work electronically, please contact Prof. Iris Bork-Goldfield

For more events about the Fall of the Wall, please visit the many talks on campus throughout the month.


Wesleyan First Conversational Hour
Wednesday, October 8
Usdan 110

Invited all students, staff, and faculty
Hear stories of upperclass students who are first-generation and low-income on how to successfully navigate through Wesleyan and college life. Meet some of those involved with the resources on campus.
Share your stories of resiliency and what you want from Wesleyan.
The format is designed for all students to actively participate in the conversation and learn from each other how to be supportive to thrive academically and socially.

Lecture: Queer/Crip Displacements: Disability, Austerity, and Resistance
Robert McRuer, Professor of English, George Washington University

Thursday, October 2 at 4:30pm
Allbritton 311

Robert McRuer works at the intersection of queer and crip cultural studies. His books include Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability, The Queer Renaissance: Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities, and the co-edited volume Sex and Disability.

Check this out:

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I hope everyone who came out to the BBQ had a good time and some good food! I took a few photos, so please check those out below.
I’m hoping to have some events in October with alumni coming back, so please look for those   announcements.


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Sponsored by the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Meets: Tuesdays at  7:00pm Location: Solarium (Room 201, on the 2nd floor of the Davison Health Center)

Intended to create a network of support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Please feel free to come and leave when it is convenient for you. For more information please contact: jmasand@wesleyan.edu or scorner@wesleyan.edu.

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