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ENVS Class Makes Scientific, Artistic Inquiry of Gulf Oil Spill

Last summer, Wesleyan students journeyed to the Louisiana Gulf Coast as part of their College of the Environment class, ENVS 380, a scientific and artistic inquiry into the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  The class was led by Barry Chernoff, the Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program.

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Wesleyan Co-Sponsors Inaugural New Years Eve Event in Middletown

The City of Middletown hosted its first Middnight On Main New Year’s Celebration on Dec. 31. The event, which was co-sponsored by Wesleyan, drew more than 10,000 midnight revelers of all ages from the Middletown community and surrounding region. Food, fun, live performance art, and fireworks created bright memories for all. The event also included a jazz piano performance by Wesleyan’s Jazz Ensemble coach Noah Baerman and a performance by SteveSongs’ Steve Roslonek ’93. Middnight on Main is featured in the video below:

Video Feature on Theater Major Sarah Wolfe ’12

Sarah Wolfe ’12 is a theater major with a concentration in acting. She aspires to teach middle and high school students about the potential of live theater to make a difference in the lives of others. Learn more about Sarah in the video below:

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Video Feature on Opraha Miles ’14

Opraha Miles ’14 is an intended neuroscience and behavior major from Jamaica who sings, dances in the ISIS women of color dance troupe, is a member of the West Indian Student Association (WISA), student manager at Usdan University Center and is a dedicated YouTube enthusiast. Learn more about Opraha in this video below:

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Video Feature on Intelligent Landscape Design Group WILD Wes

Below is a video featuring WILD Wes (Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan). WILD Wes is a Wesleyan student group working to transform fossil-fuel-intensive lawns into food-producing, ecologically-regenerative landscapes. WILD Wes is currently working on its first project: a 3/4 acre courtyard situated in a cluster of West College.

The video was created by WILD Wes member Erin O’Donnell ’12 and Ofer Levy ’12, who were enrolled in the “Documentary Advocacy” class. Jacob Bricca, adjunct assistant professor of film studies, taught the FILM 150 course last fall.

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Video Feature on Arya Alizadeh ’13

Arya Alizadeh ’13 comes to Wesleyan from Boston. He studies history, economics, and is in the engineering combined plan program with Columbia University. He is an avid rower on the Wesleyan Men’s Crew Team, serves as coordinator for the Wesleyan Student Assembly, shoots photographs for the Argus newspaper, and is a Wesleyan Tour Guide.

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Woodworth ’94, Wilson on Cubs G.M. Hoyer ’96

Wesleyan Head Baseball Coach Mark Woodworth ’94 and Barbara Jan Wilson, Vice President for University Relations, are quoted extensively in an ESPN piece about the new general manager of baseball’s Chicago Cubs, Jed Hoyer ’96. Woodworth and Wilson recount Hoyer’s experiences as an undergraduate and employee at Wesleyan before he went on to an entry level position with the Boston Red Sox.

Patricelli Gift Supports Entrepreneurship, Opportunity

A feature in The Hartford Courant profiles Robert Patricelli ’61, P’88, P’9 and the gift by the Patricelli Family to establish the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, which supports students who want to create programs and organizations serving the public good anywhere in the world. Among his own entrepreneurial ventures, Patricelli founded three different health care organizations.

More on the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship can be found here.