Snapshots

Modern American Art on Display in Davison

American Graphic Arts, 1900-1950 exhibit in the Davison Art Center. The show features American printmakers who captured the excitement and conflicts of modern life in the first half of the 20th century.

Tess Parker '10 browses the exhibit titled "Modern Times: American Graphic Arts, 1900-1950" at the Davison Art Center. The show, which opened Jan. 29, features American printmakers who captured the excitement and conflicts of modern life in the first half of the 20th century.

Hawk-Eyes on Campus

A red-tailed hawk rests in a tree near the Center for the Americas Jan. 27. Several Wesleyan students, staff and faculty have witnessed the hawk on campus in the past six months. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

A red-tailed hawk rests in a tree near the Center for the Americas Jan. 27. The bird of prey was taunting a squirrel on a High Street powerline. Several Wesleyan students, staff and faculty have witnessed the hawk on campus in the past six months. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

A smaller red-tailed hawk was observed eating prey on the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) property in January by Mike Zebarth, director of PIMMS. (Photo by Mike Zebarth)

A smaller red-tailed hawk was observed eating prey on the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) property in January by Mike Zebarth, director of PIMMS. (Photo by Mike Zebarth)

Hundreds Watch Obama Inauguration in Usdan, Beckham

Hundreds of Wesleyan students, staff and faculty, and community members attended a live screening of President Barack Obama's Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center and Beckham Hall. The audience gathered to watch as Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Hundreds of Wesleyan students, staff and faculty, and community members attended a live screening of President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center and Beckham Hall. The audience gathered to watch as Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Sporting an Omama-Biden sweatshirt, David "Dove" Altabef '08 cheers during Obama's Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

Sporting an Omama-Biden sweatshirt, David “Dove” Altabef ’08 cheers during Obama’s Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

Marjorie Rivera '12 shouts and applauds Obama's speech. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Marjorie Rivera ’12 applauds Obama’s speech. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The event was video recorded by members of Information Technology Services for Wesleyan's UTube site. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The event was video recorded by members of Information Technology Services for Wesleyan’s WesTube site. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Cathy Race, administrative assistant for the Psychology Department, watches Inauguration events in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Cathy Race, administrative assistant for the Psychology Department, watches Inauguration events in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Spectators watch the event at Beckham Hall. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

Spectators watch the event at Beckham Hall. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

The audience fills Usdan University Center. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The audience fills Usdan University Center. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The inaugural festivities began at 10 a.m. on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Obama delivered his inaugural address at noon. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The inaugural festivities began at 10 a.m. on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. President Obama delivered his inaugural address at noon. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Phil Isaacs, new media developer, assisted with video-recording the event in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Phil Isaacs, new media developer, assisted with video-recording the event in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

 

35 Companies Attend Sustainable Vendor Show

John Duch, the eastern commercial regional manager of Pentel, based in Ontario, Canada, shows pens and marker options to Doug Allen, at right, assistant to the facilities manager, and Don Albert, in back, facilities manager for the Chemistry Department during the second annual Sustainable Vendor Show Jan. 14 in Beckham Hall. About 35 vendors attended the event to show off their eco-friendly products and offer samples to the Wesleyan attendees.

John Duch, the eastern commercial regional manager of Pentel, based in Ontario, Canada, shows pens and marker options to Doug Allen, at right, assistant to the facilities manager, and Don Albert, in back, facilities manager for the Chemistry Department during the second annual Sustainable Vendor Show Jan. 14 in Beckham Hall. About 35 vendors attended the event to show off their eco-friendly products and offer samples to the Wesleyan attendees.

Wesleyan Faculty, Staff Celebrate Holiday Season

Wesleyan President Michael Roth plays piano while Gina Driscoll, associate director of development events; Nancy Meislahn, dean of admission and financial aid; Roth's wife Kari Weil, visiting professor of letters and faculty fellow; and Louise Brown, dean for academic advancement/dean for the Class of 2009, sing along. President Roth held a holiday party at his home for faculty and staff on Dec. 11.

Wesleyan President Michael Roth plays piano while Gina Driscoll, associate director of development events; Nancy Meislahn, dean of admission and financial aid; guest Shanda Reynelli; Roth's wife Kari Weil, visiting professor of letters and faculty fellow; and Louise Brown, dean for academic advancement/dean for the Class of 2009, sing along. President Roth held a holiday party at his home for faculty and staff on Dec. 11.

Holiday Print Sale Benefits Davison Art Center

uffin O'Dench, former curator; Claire Rogan, title, and Jean Shaw, title, browse artwork for sale during the Friends of the Davison Art Center Holiday Print Sale Dec. 4.

Ellen D'Oench, curator emerita; Claire Rogan, curator of the Davison Art Center, and Jean Shaw P'79, browse artwork for sale during the Friends of the Davison Art Center Holiday Print Sale Dec. 4. A percentage of each sale helped fund acquisitions for the Davison Art Center collection.

Wesleyan, Community Design Festive Greens

The Center for Community Partnerships hosted a "Green Your Holiday" craft event Dec. 6 for the Wesleyan staff, faculty and students and the local community. Volunteer Shelia Gray Smith, at left, taught participants how to make festive centerpieces using fresh pine greens.

The Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) hosted a "Green Your Holiday" craft event Dec. 6 for the Wesleyan staff, faculty and students and the local community. Volunteer Sheila Graham Smith, at left, taught participants how to make festive centerpieces using fresh pine greens. Elisa Del Valle, assistant director of student activities and leadership development, is pictured at right.

Students Attend Prop. 8 Reading at Wellesley College

Students

Pictured, from left, Cherrie Moraga, poet/writer and Demian Pritchard, visiting assistant professor of Latina/o literature and culture in the English Department, pose for a photograph with Wesleyan students Emily Evnen '10, Alicia Garrison '09, Hope Steinman-Iacullo '09, Elizabeth Busch '10, Dan Heinrich Manuyag '10, Elissa Martel '10, and Christie Kontopidis '10.

A group of Wesleyan students, led by Demian Pritchard, visiting assistant professor of Latina/o literature and culture in the English Department, attended a reading by Cherríe Moraga at Wellesley College Nov. 20.

Moraga is an influential and prolific Chicana lesbian writer of poetry, drama and essays. She is known for mixing genre in her writing as she engages issues of sexuality, race, gender and class – alongside questions of nation and language.

Her reading was titled “Still Loving in the Still War Years,” a play on the title of one of her most widely read books: Loving in the War Years, and inspired by the recent California passage of Proposition 8 barring the right for gays and lesbians to marry in the state – a right won in California recently, and quickly lost.

Moraga read from an in-process essay about her relationships with her mother and her teenage son as a frame for her reading from another in- process essay on President-elect Obama. In her essay she called upon the nation to remember its responsibility to continue to participate in the process of “change” asked for by Obama – to transform the work gone into his election inspired by “the audacity of hope” to a long-term politics of continued participation, which she called “the tenacity of hope.”

(Photo and text contributed by Demian Pritchard)

Author, Researcher Speaks on Government Secrets

State Secrecy and the Limits of the Visible," Dec. 4 at the Eclectic Society. Paglen studies secret government programs from both a political and aesthetic perspective. His talk focused on the secret or "black world" of the military, which is composed of programs, people and places that are officially unacknowledged.

Trevor Paglen from the University of California Berkeley's Department of Geography, spoke on "Blank Spots on a Map: State Secrecy and the Limits of the Visible," Dec. 4 at the Eclectic Society. Paglen studies secret government programs from both a political and aesthetic perspective. His talk focused on the secret or "black world" of the military, which is composed of programs, people and places that are officially unacknowledged.