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Careers in History Event

Careers in History Event


This lunch talk by our alumn, Glenn Lunden ’83, who is now a Senior Director of Subway Schedules, will inaugurate conversations we plan to have about the variety of careers History majors have. Next semester we will have several events, including with some alumni from the last decade with different career paths.

I hope you will come next week to meet Glenn Lunden, and other students and faculty.

History Matters… Careers Lunch talk sponsored by the History Department

Glenn Lunden ’83, NYC Transit Authority
“History Track / Career Track / Railroad Track.”

Glenn Lunden graduated from Wesleyan in 1983 with a B.A. in History, concentrating on American History. A 1981 Truman Scholar, he went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

A railroad enthusiast since childhood, Glenn often focused on transportation issues in many of his history, and economics classes at Wesleyan. He held a series of internships in public transportation, including at the Middletown (Ct.) Transit District, and the London Underground. After a brief stint at New Jersey Transit, he went to work for New York City Transit in 1986 and has been there ever since. At NYCT, Glenn has served in an array of planning and policy positions for the subway system, including service planning, fare policy, business planning, infrastructure and fleet planning, and operations analysis.

Since 2013, he has been the Senior Director of Subways Schedules, responsible for managing the staff, who prepare the train timetables and crew assignments needed for 8,091 train trips a day and who analyze rail operations to develop strategies for improvement. Glenn lives with his life partner, Frank Meola, in Brooklyn, NY, and commutes (of course) by subway.

November 4, 2014, 12-NOON, PAC
Lunch will be served

We Speak We Stand – Wesleyan’s Bystander Intervention Program

We are having our next campus-wide training November 3rd, 7:00-10:00pm in 41 Wyllys room 112.

Become an active bystander by registering for Wesleyan’s bystander intervention training! Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be difficult for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention.

Register here by October 31st: https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/forms/d/1W5qwZTGtalI9_zgOgc9R1rilBJa6GVV9wYKuDVKDCDA/viewform

Dinner included!

Red Cross Blood Drive

The drive will take place on Tuesday, October 28th from 11:45am-5pm in Beckham Hall.

To make an appointment people can email sdiazroa@wesleyan.edu or you can sign up at http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation

Facts about blood donation:
Someone needs blood every two seconds.
One pint of blood (one donation) can save up to three lives.
About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood.
More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada.
If only one more percent of all Americans would give blood, blood shortages would disappear for the foreseeable future.With all the tragedies that are occurring everyday in the US, blood is constantly in need to save lives.


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.

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