Faculty Speak on Black Holes, Tolerance, Dante at Wesleyan Thinks Big

Five Wesleyan faculty participated in Wesleyan Thinks Big May 2 in Memorial Chapel. Students nominated their favorite professors earlier in the semester to give nine-minute lectures, without slides, handouts, or Moodle, on a topic of their choice.

Edward Moran, associate professor of astronomy, spoke on “Black Holes and Matter.”

Edward Moran, associate professor of astronomy, spoke on “Black Holes and Matter.”

Brian Harrison, visiting assistant professor of government, spoke on “Tolerating Tolerance.”

Brian Harrison, visiting assistant professor of government, spoke on “Tolerating Tolerance.”

Laurence Hooper, visiting assistant professor of Italian literatures and classics, spoke on “Why Does Dante’s Exile Matter?”

Laurence Hooper, visiting assistant professor of Italian literatures and classics, spoke on “Why Does Dante’s Exile Matter?”

Wesleyan Thinks Big was inspired by TED Talks and encourages professors to talk about things they aren’t able to fit into class but are excited and inspired by. (Photos by Ryan Heffernan '16)

Wesleyan Thinks Big was inspired by TED Talks and encourages professors to talk about things they aren’t able to fit into class but are excited and inspired by. (Photos by Ryan Heffernan ’16)

Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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