During Wesleyan Thinks Big, six faculty delivered 10-minute inspirational lectures on topics they are personally passionate about. The student-run event took place Dec. 10 in Memorial Chapel.
Victoria Pitts-Taylor, professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, professor of science in society, professor of sociology, spoke on “Waiting: Hospital, Hospice, Asylum.”
Yamil Velez, assistant professor of government, spoke on “How to Build a Wall: Immigration and Nativism in the 21st Century.”
Long Bui, visiting assistant professor of American studies, spoke on “Ethnic Studies and the Next American Revolution.”
At left, Tula Telfair, professor of art, spoke on “Art Reveals Ourselves.”
Mike Robinson, assistant professor of psychology, assistant professor of neuroscience and behavior, spoke on “Unconscious Desires.”
At right, Priscilla Meyer, professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies, spoke on “The Ripple Effect.”
The Fall 2015 Wesleyan Thinks Big was funded by the Student Budget Committee and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development, and was organized by Emma Koramshahi, Wayne Ng ’16, Catherine Wulff ’18 and Erica Yim ’19. “As students at Wesleyan, we have the opportunity to engage with brilliant and passionate professors. It is really important that we are be able to bring Wesleyan Thinks Big back to campus,” Koramshahi said.