Wesleyan Thinks Big Launches March 29

Wesleyan Thinks Big will feature fun and exciting faculty presentations.

What would you get if you took the feel of the famous “TED” talks but gave them a distinctly Wesleyan flavor?

Wesleyan Thinks Big.

Wesleyan Thinks Big is a new type of lecture series designed to give audiences presentations by popular faculty in a never-before seen format. According to the event’s website, Wesleyan Thinks Big will feature fun and exciting faculty presentations with no slides, no handouts, and no Moodle. It will be an evening of “six faculty members, nominated by students, delivering nine-minute lectures on topics that excites and inspires the professors, even if it’s not something they talk about in class.”

The event takes place on Thursday, March 29 in Memorial Chapel. It is a free but ticketed event. The inaugural program includes:

“Asceticosmologies: Modern Science as Religious Practice” by Mary-Jane Rubenstein

“Nature vs. Nurture: the Example of Psychosis” by Matthew Kurtz

“States Without Romance” by Richard Adelstein

“The Death of Affirmative Action: Rethinking the Debate” by Leah Wright

“Poor Joshua: Private Space & the Constitution” by John Finn

“An As-of-Yet Untitled Film Talk” by Jeanine Basinger

The event will be moderated by Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth. Tickets are available at the Usdan Box Office beginning March 26.