Snapshots

Servers, Printing Labs Part of ITS Open House

Ganesan "Ravi" Ravishanker, associate vice president for Information Technology Services, introduces himself to Dena Matthews, publication production manager, during the Information Technology Services open house Nov. 12. Matthews was learning about ITS's New Media Lab from Melissa Datre, director of the New Media Lab, pictured at right.

Ganesan "Ravi" Ravishanker, associate vice president for Information Technology Services, welcomes Dena Matthews, publication production manager, to the "Backstage at Information Technology Services" open house Nov. 12. Matthews was learning about ITS's New Media Lab from Melissa Datre, director of the New Media Lab, pictured at right.

Plass Leads Discussion on Franz Kafka

Ulrich Plass, assistant professor of German, presented a talk titled "Franz Kafka and the State of Exception" Nov. 17 in Russell House. In this lecture, Plass examined the topological structure of Kafka's parables against the backdrop of philosophical interpretations that seek to illuminate the hidden political significance of his stories. Many of Kafka's stories address problems of law, justice and violence.

Ulrich Plass, assistant professor of German, presented a talk titled "Franz Kafka and the State of Exception" Nov. 17 in Russell House. In this lecture, Plass examined the topological structure of Kafka's parables against the backdrop of philosophical interpretations that seek to illuminate the hidden political significance of his stories. Many of Kafka's stories address problems of law, justice and violence.

Farmers Market Begins Winter Schedule

The Wesleyan Farmers Market moved inside

Jane Sibley, owner of Auntie Arwen’s Spices/The Crystal Connection of Haddam, Conn., sells homemade spice/herb/seasoning blends and herbal teas during the Wesleyan Farmers Market Nov. 19 in Beckham Hall. The student-run market, which is committed to supporting local agriculture, moved to a winter schedule. The market will continue to be held inside Beckham Hall on Dec. 3; Jan. 28, 2009, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25, 2009.

Doctor Provides Tips on Surviving Cold and Flu Season

Lisa Currie, foreground, listens to

In foreground, Lisa Currie, director of health education, listens to Dr. Brett Lieberman discuss "Keeping Healthy during the Cold and Flu Season" Nov. 19 in the Public Affairs Center. Dr. Lieberman, who visited Wesleyan from the Connecticut Center for Health, offered tips on bolstering the immune system.

Visiting Writer Michael Ondaatje Speaks on Fiction Works

Writer and poet Michael Ondaatje, Wesleyan's Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer, led a question and answer discussion for students Nov. 6 in Downey House. Among his best-known works are the novel <i>The English Patient</i>, which was made into an award-winning feature film, and a novel set in Sri Lanka, <i>Anil's Ghost</i>, which received world-wide acclaim, winning France’s Prix Medicis, Canada's Governor-General's Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize.

Writer and poet Michael Ondaatje, Wesleyan's Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer, led a question and answer discussion for students Nov. 6 in Downey House. Among his best-known works are the novel The English Patient, which was made into an award-winning feature film, and a novel set in Sri Lanka, Anil's Ghost, which received world-wide acclaim, winning France’s Prix Medicis, Canada's Governor-General's Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize.

Neighborhood Preschoolers Trick-or-Treat on Campus

Six-month-old Sam Higgins, dressed as a lobster, celebrates Halloween on the Wesleyan campus with his mother, Sally Ross. Sam is the son of Scott Higgins, associate professor of film studies. More than 50 children children enrolled in the Wesleyan Neighborhood Preschool walked in the annual Halloween Parade Oct. 31 on Wesleyan's campus.

Six-month-old Sam Higgins, dressed as a lobster, celebrates Halloween on the Wesleyan campus with his mother, Sally Ross. Sam's father is Scott Higgins, associate professor of film studies. More than 50 children enrolled in the Wesleyan Neighborhood Preschool walked in the annual Halloween Parade Oct. 31 on Wesleyan's campus.

Wesleyan Sponsors Annual Flu Clinic

The Davison Health Center and Department of Human Resources sponsored the annual Flu Clinic for students, faculty, staff and their dependents Nov. 1-4 in the Usdan University Center.

Joyce Walter, director of the Davison Health Center, assists Shelby Arnold '12 and Doug Allen, assistant to the facilities manager in the Chemistry Department, with their immunization administration and consent form. The forms were required to receive the vaccine.

Joyce Walter, director of the Davison Health Center, assists Shelby Arnold '12 and Doug Allen, assistant to the facilities manager in the Chemistry Department, with their immunization administration and consent form. The forms were required to receive the vaccine.

Registered Nurse Debbie Tyndale applies a bandage to Abraham Verdoes '09 after giving him the quick flu vaccine. Wesleyan students were charged $37 for their shot.

Registered Nurse Debbie Tyndale applies a bandage to Abraham Verdoes '09 after giving him the flu vaccine. Wesleyan students were charged $37 for their shot.

Licensed Practical Nurse Ida Blumberg inoculates Abigail Hornstein, assistant professor of economics. Hornstein didn't mind watching while getting her shot. The vaccine was free to all Wesleyan employees enrolled in the CIGNA health plan.

Licensed Practical Nurse Ida Blumberg inoculates Abigail Hornstein, assistant professor of economics. The vaccine was free to all Wesleyan employees eligible for the CIGNA health plan.

Steven Le '12 receives his shot from Blumberg. The MidState VNA & Hospice provided the clinical services and the Student Health Advisory Committee assisted with clerical duties. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Steven Le '12 receives his shot from Blumberg. Le was one of more than 500 Wesleyan affiliates to receive the flu vaccine this year. The MidState VNA & Hospice provided the clinical services and the Student Health Advisory Committee assisted with clerical duties. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Climate Change Topic of Photography Exhibit

NAME speaks about her photograph titled "NAME" during the opening reception for the exhibit <i>Photographic Window on Causes of Climate Change</i> Nov. 5 in Van Vleck Observatory.

Erin Arai, a graduate student in astronomy, speaks about her photograph of a commuter rail station during the opening reception for the exhibit Photographic Window on Causes of Climate Change Nov. 5 in Van Vleck Observatory. All photographs in the show were taken by students enrolled in Astronomical Pedagogy Seminar, and exhibited waste and carbon use excesses.