Faculty & Staff

Discovery AfterSchool Stories- Art & Science

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Spaces Available in Practicing Democracy

Practicing Democracy is a 1.5 credit CSPL course that has spaces available for the spring. Taught by Mary Hannah Henderson, the course is aimed toward juniors and seniors of any major. It meets on Thursdays from 1:10-4pm. Here is the course description below:  Organizing can make a difference in addressing major public challenges that require…

Anna Shusterman Named Finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

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Each year, Campus Compact selects a senior faculty member from one of its member institutions for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The award honors a professor who has produced high-quality academic work that is grounded in deep community engagement, demonstrated leadership within their university, and created lasting impact for the public good.  This year…

Conferences Round Up!

There is rarely a dull moment at Wesleyan – especially inside the Allbritton Center – and with so much activity happening right here on campus, it’s easy to overlook opportunities to learn outside of the Wes bubble. Throughout the year and around the world, there are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, meetups, and startup weekends focused on social entrepreneurship,…

Fall Course Openings: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship, Decolonizing Indigenous Middletown, Money and Social Change, and Collaborative Cluster

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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 fall, including the Collaborative Cluster, service-learning classes, and a quarter-credit class taught by Patricelli Center director Makaela Kingsley. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (.25-credit, second quarter) CSPL 262, Makaela Kingsley…

Volunteers Needed at Amazing Grace

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The Amazing Grace food pantry is in need of volunteers on Saturday, September 5th. Due to the holiday weekend, they are short on their regular volunteers. We are looking for 3-5 students who can volunteer their time at Amazing Grace from 9am – 1pm. You will be helping to stock the pantry and then assisting…

Conference on Child Rights & Sight

Wesleyan is collaborating with Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI) as a promotional partner for the International Conference on Child Rights & Sight. DCI holds its International Conference on Child Rights & Sight to raise awareness on child rights, including child labor and diseases that affect vision. The event gathers world-class speakers and leaders to…