Campus News & Events

Sundial Sculpture Installed on Van Vleck Observatory

Seth Redfield, chair and associate professor of astronomy, associate professor of integrative sciences, and artist Robert Adzema observe a sundial's installation July 16 at the Van Vleck Observatory. Adzema, a maker of site-specific sundials, designed the sculpture to be placed at its exact location on the telescope's wall.

The campus community now has the ability to tell time the way Egyptians did more than 3.500 years ago—by using light and shadows. A modern-day sundial, which mimics those used throughout history, now hangs on the south side of the Van Vleck Observatory’s 24-inch Perkin telescope. The six-foot-square structure is fabricated from 3/16-inch thick Muntz metal…

Wesleyan in the News

In this recurring feature in The Wesleyan Connection, we highlight some of the latest news stories about Wesleyan and our alumni. Recent Wesleyan News NBC’s American Ninja Warrior: Youngest Woman to Hit Buzzer: Casey Rothschild Rothschild ’20 competed in the NBC television show’s Philadelphia qualifiers, becoming the youngest woman to ever finish a course when she hit…

Tucker Speaks at Arsenals of History Symposium

On May 21, Jennifer Tucker, associate professor of history, spoke at the Arsenals of History Symposium held at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyo., May 21–23. The theme of the second annual symposium was “Ethics of Firearms in Museums.” The symposium brought together authorities in the field to discuss practical…

Robinson Lab Awarded Grant from National Institute on Drug Abuse

Mike Robinson

Mike Robinson, assistant professor of psychology, neuroscience and behavior, and integrative sciences, is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The grant will be awarded over two years, starting on July 1, and will support a study titled “Dissecting Cortical Contributions to Risky Decision-Making.” Robinson and his research students will…

Students Receive Research Awards from NASA

Three undergraduates and one graduate student received NASA Connecticut Space Grant Awards from the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium (CTSGC). The CTSGC is a federally mandated grant, internship, and scholarship program that aims to inspire the pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Astronomy and math major Nicole Zalewski ’20 received a $5,000…