Snapshots

Buddhist Prints on Display in Mansfield Gallery

Buddhist Prints from the Derge Parkhang" is on display at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery through Dec. 7.  The Derge Parkhang is one of the foremost cultural, social, religious, and historical institutions in Tibet.

An exhibit titled "The Pearl of the Snowlands: Buddhist Prints from the Derge Parkhang" is on display at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery through Dec. 7. Founded in 1729 by Denba Tserenone, the Derge Parkhang is of the foremost cultural, social, religious, and historical institutions in Tibet.

Campus Blood Drive Benefits American Red Cross

WHO gets his blood drawn during the Campus Blood Drive Oct. 6-7 in Beckham Hall.

Phlebotomist Danielle Peslerin checks on donor Michael Yu '11 during Wesleyan's annual blood drive Oct. 6 in Beckham Hall. The event benefited the American Red Cross.

Emily Hoffman '10 of Wesleyan's Jewish Program House Bayit, directs incoming donors to the blood drive. The Bayit house has incorporated the planning of the annual blood drive into their house mission statement. The original planner and Bayit resident Zeeba Khalil '09 has been organizing the event during her time at Wesleyan and the Bayit will continue that work.

Emily Hoffman '10, of Wesleyan's Jewish Program House Bayit, directs incoming donors to the blood drive. The Bayit house has incorporated the planning of the annual blood drive into their house mission statement. The original planner and Bayit resident Zeeba Khalil '09 has been organizing the event during her time at Wesleyan and the Bayit will continue that work.

Diversity in Muslim Communities Topic of FGSS Symposium

Guest panelist Yvonne Haddad, professor Islam history and Christian-Muslim relations at Georgetown University, speaks at the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program's annual symposium held Oct. 10 at Wesleyan.

Guest panelist Yvonne Haddad, professor Islam history and Christian-Muslim relations at Georgetown University, speaks at the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program's annual symposium held Oct. 10 at Wesleyan.

The event  brought together panelists such as Arzoo Osanloo, professor of anthropology at the University of Washington, who are working on gender issues in Muslim communities, spanning Southeast Asia, North Africa, Britain, the Middle East and North America.

The event brought together panelists such as Arzoo Osanloo, professor of anthropology at the University of Washington, who are working on gender issues in Muslim communities, spanning Southeast Asia, North Africa, Britain, the Middle East and North America.

Senior Citizens Tour, Learn About Wesleyan

More than 80 senior citizens from the Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) visited campus Oct. 10 for a day-long program about the history of Wesleyan University.  The event included lectures, gallery visits, an organ concert and a self-guided campus tour.

More than 80 senior citizens from the Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) visited campus Oct. 10 for a day-long program about the history of Wesleyan University. The event included lectures, gallery visits, an organ concert and a self-guided campus tour.

Valerie Gillispie, assistant university archivist, speaks to the MILE guests about the architectural history of Wesleyan in the Center for Film Studies. Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of special collections, spoke about the history of Wesleyan and Middletown. Both talks concluded with a question and answer session.

Valerie Gillispie, assistant university archivist, speaks to the MILE guests about the architectural history of Wesleyan in the Center for Film Studies. Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of special collections, spoke about the history of Wesleyan and Middletown. Both talks concluded with a question and answer session.

Guests had ample time to explore the Wesleyan campus. The event was coordinated by the Office of Community Relations. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Guests had ample time to explore the Wesleyan campus. The event was coordinated by the Office of Community Relations. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Navaratri Festival Celebrates Indian Culture

B. Balasubrahmaniyan, adjunct instructor of music, sings music of South India during Wesleyan's 32nd annual Navaratri Festival Oct. 2 in Crowell Concert Hall. Navaratri, which is one of India's major festival celebrations, honors traditional music and dance while giving audiences a glimpse at the contemporary arts scene.

The Wesleyan Connection: Campus Snapshot

ACADEMIC ADVICE: Students in the Class of 2012 had the opportunity to meet professors and acquire information on majors from all departments and programs during an Academic Forum Aug. 27 in Beckham Hall. Faculty and department representatives answered questions about course offerings and signed “permission of instructor” and “prerequisite override” forms at the two-hour event.

In center, Alex Dupuy, the Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor of Sociology, chair of sociology, talks to a student about the Sociology Department’s courses. Left of Dupuy, seated,  is Joseph Rouse, Chair and professor, Science in Society Program, Hedding Professor of Moral Science in the philosophy department.
At left, Lynn Westling, visiting associate professor of physics, speaks to a student about course offerings in the physics major. The faculty pictured behind Westling are Francis Starr, assistant professor of physics and Greg Voth, assistant professor of physics.
Stephen Angle, left, associate professor of philosophy, associate professor of East Asian studies, speaks to a student about a major in philosophy.
Ruth Striegel-Moore, the Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences, professor and chair of psychology, advises a student on his course selections. (Photos by Bill Burkhart, university photographer, and Lauren Valentino ’10)