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The seniors in the Department of Art and Art History’s art studio program are presenting their work in the Senior Thesis Exhibitions through April 13. The art is displayed in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

Students presenting work include Carlos Sanchez, Emily Bernstein, Can “Claire” Zhou, Alex Ginsberg, Will Wiebe, Emily Roff, Allison Greenwald, Evita Rodriguez, Rebecca Schisler, Katie Deane, Oliver Citrin, Hannah Knudsen, Pik-Tone Fung, Jessie Loo, Julia Drachman, Nathaniel Elmer and Isaac Madwed.

Each student selects a single work from his or her Senior Thesis Exhibition for the end of the year showcase, which is curated by Tula Telfair, professor of art.

Photos of the exhibit’s first round are below. (Photos by Hannah Norman ’16)

Alex Ely Ginsberg displays his senior art thesis called "@gutenberg."

Alex Ely Ginsberg displays his senior art thesis called “@gutenberg.”

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During Wesleyan’s Mid-Semester Recess, Joyce Jacobsen, dean of the Social Sciences Division, director of Global Initiatives and the Andrews Professor of Economics, visited Wesleyan’s study-abroad programs in Madrid, Bologna and Paris. Other faculty from both Wesleyan and Vassar (Wesleyan’s consortial partner at all three sites, along with Wellesley in Bologna) also were present, including Professor of Spanish Antonio Gonzalez, interim director of international studies. Each program has local staff (assistant directors, instructors and professors, and host families), many with longstanding relationships with the program. Jacobsen viewed the facilities, reviewed course enrollment procedures, and met with students, administrators and professors in all three locations.

During 2013-14, 38 students are studying in Madrid (31 from Wesleyan), 43 in Bologna (11 from Wesleyan), and 48 in Paris (21 from Wesleyan).

“The students were enthusiastic about their experiences abroad and about these programs,” Jacobsen said. Photos of Jacobsen’s visits are below:

In Paris, Bruno Clément, professor of French literature at Paris 8; Jeff Rider, professor of French at Wesleyan; and Joyce Jacobsen gathered at Reid Hall, the longtime center for the Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris. The faculty met with Wesleyan students, host families and professors, and celebrated the upcoming retirement Christine Reno, current resident director and professor of French and francophone studies at Vassar.

In Paris, Bruno Clément, professor of French literature at Paris 8; Jeff Rider, professor of French at Wesleyan; and Joyce Jacobsen gathered at Reid Hall, the longtime center for the Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris. The faculty met with Wesleyan students, host families and professors, and celebrated the upcoming retirement Christine Reno, current resident director and professor of French and francophone studies at Vassar.

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It’s not an early April Fools Day joke. More snow, March 31.

South College.

South College.

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On March 31, students and staff gathered at the Career Center for the series finale of the hit TV show, How I Met Your Mother. The show was co-created by Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97 and has won several awards throughout its nine seasons.

University Relations and the Wes Watches HIMYM Blog sponsored the event so the Wesleyan community could watch the final episode together.

Photos of the event are below: (Photos by Ryan Heffernan ’16)

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The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health delivered several pallets of medical assets, used for training purposes, to Wesleyan's Bacon Field House as part of a public health emergency drill on March 20. Wesleyan's Campus Community Emergency Response Team participated in the day-long training.

The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health delivered several pallets of medical assets, used for training purposes, to Wesleyan’s Bacon Field House as part of a public health emergency drill on March 20. Wesleyan’s Campus Community Emergency Response Team participated in the day-long training.

On March 20, Wesleyan’s Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) participated in a day-long training program to prepare for a public health emergency. The training, coordinated by the Connecticut Department of Health’s Division of Public Health Preparedness and Response Strategic National Stockpile Program, taught C-CERT members how to organize a Mass Dispensing Area and effectively receive, process, ship and recover stockpile medical assets.

Middletown Police SWAT team and K-9 unit provided security during the drill.

Middletown Police SWAT team and K-9 unit provided security during the drill.

Wesleyan C-CERT members, made up of faculty and staff, joined participants from the Middletown Department of Health, Cromwell Department of Health, Middletown Emergency Management, Middletown Fire Department and Middletown Police Department.

The training took place in the Freeman Athletic Center’s Bacon Field House. In the event of a real disaster, the Bacon Field House would serve as a regional distribution site. Wesleyan Public Safety and Middletown Police SWAT team provided security during the drill.

The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) offers large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to protect the American public if there is a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. Medicines will be delivered to any state in the U.S. in time for them to be effective. Each state has plans to receive and distribute medical assets to local communities as quickly as possible.

Middletown Police escorted the Strategic National Stockpile vehicle to Wesleyan. Participants, divided into teams, unloaded multiple pallets of boxed pill bottles, took inventory and assumed custody of the assets. They learned how to generate pick tickets, label and shrink-wrap assets, distribute pills and load extra or unused assets back onto the delivery truck. For training purposes, candy was used to represent antibiotics such as doxycycline, ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin. Photos of the event are below: (Photos by Olivia Drake)

For more information on the training, see this past Wesleyan Connection story.

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Wesleyan’s spring mid-semester recess began March 7 and several students chose to stay on campus for all, or part of, the 16-day spring break. Classes will resume on March 24.

Chemistry graduate student Daniel Czyzyk, pictured setting up a cobalt column for protein purification, is a seventh-year graduate student who hopes to earn his Ph.D. in May. Czyzyk makes occasional weekend trips home to Scranton, Pa. but he's spent "all seven spring breaks — and winter, fall and summer breaks — here at Wesleyan."

Chemistry graduate student Daniel Czyzyk, pictured setting up a cobalt column for protein purification, is a seventh-year graduate student who hopes to earn his Ph.D. in May. Czyzyk makes occasional weekend trips home to Scranton, Pa. but he’s spent “all seven spring breaks — and winter, fall and summer breaks — here at Wesleyan.”

History and French double major Kelly Toy '14 returned to campus March 8 to work on her thesis titled "From 'America's Queen' to 'Lady Macbeth': The First Lady, Feminism and the Construction of Public Womanhood." Toy's advisor is Leah Wright, assistant professor of history, assistant professor of African American studies. "Since I've been back, I've been working about eight hours a day on my thesis. I have 85 pages done and I still need to write a conclusion." Student theses are due April 11.

History and French double major Kelly Toy ’14 returned to campus March 8 to work on her thesis titled “From ‘America’s Queen’ to ‘Lady Macbeth’: The First Lady, Feminism and the Construction of Public Womanhood.” Toy’s advisor is Leah Wright, assistant professor of history, assistant professor of African American studies. “Since I’ve been back, I’ve been working about eight hours a day on my thesis. I have 85 pages done and I still need to write a conclusion.” Student theses are due April 11.

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Wesleyan students and faculty participated in a Minds in Motion event at Snow Elementary School on March 8. Ishita Mukerji, dean of the Natural Sciences and mathematics Division, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, hosted a DNA workshop with nine middle school students.

Wesleyan students and faculty participated in a Minds in Motion event at Snow Elementary School on March 8. Ishita Mukerji (not pictured), dean of the Natural Sciences and mathematics Division, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, hosted a DNA workshop with nine middle school students.

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Bradley Whitford ’81, Emmy award-winning actor, delivered the closing remarks during Connect@Wes March 1 in the Wesleyan Career Center. Connect@Wes was a two-day networking and relationship building opportunity offered to Wesleyan students, alumni and parents.

Bradley Whitford ’81, Emmy award winning-actor, delivered the closing remarks during Connect@Wes March 1 in the Wesleyan Career Center. Connect@Wes was a two-day networking and relationship building opportunity offered to Wesleyan students, alumni and parents.

Whitford spoke about his career, acting, and advocating for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation.

Whitford spoke about his career, acting, and advocating for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation.

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The 8th annual BE THE ART exhibition opened Feb. 20 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

The 8th annual “Be the Art” exhibition opened Feb. 20 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

The student-curated art exhibit, which runs through March 2, celebrates and raises awareness of underrepresented artists of color at Wesleyan.

The student-curated art exhibit, which ran through March 2, celebrates and raises awareness of underrepresented artists of color at Wesleyan.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts, Center for African American Studies, Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Center for the Americas, American Studies, Department of Art and Art History, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. (Photos by Hannah Norman '16)

The annual exhibit was co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts, Center for African American Studies, Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Center for the Americas, American Studies, Department of Art and Art History, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. (Photos by Hannah Norman ’16)

University Relations and the Career Center hosted ”Creating Connections” on Feb. 28.  Students of all class years and interests were matched with Expert Advisors (recruiters and hiring managers as well as alumni and parent volunteers) for brief, one-on-one sessions.  Students introduced themselves and their backgrounds, and practiced their networking and presentation skills.

Expert Advisors used their experience and expertise to critique what they heard and offered valuable insights on how the presentation might have been more effective.  This structured speed-networking event  allowed advisors to meet several students in a short period of time, and allowed Wesleyan students to build professional relationships and connections while preparing to join the professional workforce in the future. Photos of “Creating Connections” are below. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

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The Usdan Center Activities Board (UCAB) hosted a animal building workshop Feb. 20 in Usdan University Center. Students created their own stuffable, huggable and lovable furry friends and mythical creatures.

The Usdan Center Activities Board (UCAB) hosted a animal building workshop Feb. 20 in Usdan University Center. Students created their own stuffable, huggable and lovable furry friends and mythical creatures.

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Asian Cinevision and the 36th Annual Asian American Film Festival co-organized the 2014 Asian and Asian American Film Series. The film screenings take place on Monday nights at the Powell Family Cinema at the Center for Film Studies. The most recent film, "An Unbounded Romance," screened on Feb. 24 and was followed with a discussion moderated by, from left, Marguerite Nguyen, assistant professor of English; Stéphanie Ponsavady, assistant professor of French; Miri Nakamura, chair and assistant professor of Asian languages and literatures, assistant professor of East Asian studies; and Amy Tang, assistant professor of American studies and English.

Asian Cinevision and the 36th Annual Asian American Film Festival co-organized the 2014 Asian and Asian American Film Series. The film screenings take place on Monday nights at the Powell Family Cinema at the Center for Film Studies. The most recent film, “An Unbounded Romance,” screened on Feb. 24 and was followed with a discussion moderated by, from left, Marguerite Nguyen, assistant professor of English; Stéphanie Ponsavady, assistant professor of French; Miri Nakamura, chair and assistant professor of Asian languages and literatures, assistant professor of East Asian studies; and Amy Tang, assistant professor of American studies and English.

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