Faculty & Staff

Service-Learning Courses Fall 2016

There are so many great service-learning classes coming up this spring! Service-learning courses are unique opportunities to integrate what you’re doing in the classroom to service projects in the community. As you can see, any subject or discipline can be applied to engaged service work. Do you love astronomy? You can spend a semester doing public astronomy…

Iddrisu Saaka Dance Program at Green Street

Green Street Teaching and Learning Center hosted a special half day program on Friday, March 11th. Artist-in-Residence, Iddrisu Saaka, of Wesleyan’s dance department, led the children in our AfterSchool program in a lively afternoon of dance, rhythms and games from his native Ghana. Several Wesleyan students assisted with the activity.  

Eye Movement and Reading Lab

Professor Barbara Juhasz, Akila Raoul ’16, and Micaela Kaye ’16 took a field trip to the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center last December as a part of Professor Juhasz’s Eye Movement and Reading Lab to explore compound words and how they are created with first- fifth grade students in the after-school program at Green…

Allbritton Visiting Professors

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public life is hosting five visiting professors to Wesleyan during the semester. We are welcoming Ric Grefé, Dar Williams, Jacob Werblow, Mary Hannah Henderson, and John Stoehr.  Ric Grefé is teaching a course called Human Centered Design for Social Change. It will include presentations from invited designers who work around…

Spaces Available in Practicing Democracy

Practicing Democracy has a few spots available this spring. It meets on Thursdays from 1:10-4, and is a 1.5 credit class. The course is taught by Mary Hannah Henderson, a visiting professor. Yesterday, she answered a few questions for me about who this course would be a good fit for, and why she is excited to…

Spring ’16 Service Learning Courses

There are many great opportunities to engage in public life and service through your academics at Wesleyan. Here are a few courses that still have openings available for this spring, including the service-learning classes in early childhood education and architecture, and a quarter-credit class taught by Patricelli Center director Makaela Kingsley. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship CSPL 262, Kingsley,Makaela…

Discovery AfterSchool Stories- Art & Science

This is a cross-post from the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center. In this series,  Discovery AfterSchool Instructors share stories from their classes. For more information on our AfterSchool Program, please visit their website. Spring registration is open! Remember that Wesleyan faculty and staff get 50% off the attendance fee!  By: Lindsay Behrens Art & Science…

Astronomy in Action

Professor Meredith Hughes taught a service-learning course this fall called Seminar on Astronomical Pedagogy. Course participants studied methods for effectively teaching astronomy to elementary school students.  Their semester-long project was to design and present their own presentation using Wesleyan’s portable Starlab planetarium at a local elementary school. I interviewed Hannah Fritze ‘18, Jesse Shanahan MA…

Indigenous Middletown: Settler Colonial and Wangunk Tribal History

Wesleyan University hosted a community-wide event, “Indigenous Middletown: Settler Colonial and Wangunk Tribal History,” on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10am-12pm.Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui organized the panel, which included: Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. – Director of Research and Collections at the Institute for American Indian Studies and author of Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples Timothy Ives, Ph.D. – Principal archaeologist…

Wednesday: Talking about Race with Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb, PhD is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut Professor, an author, and a Staff Writer for the New Yorker. His book, the Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, was published in 2010 through Bloomsbury Publishing. His post recent…