Snapshots

Tech Tea Teaches New Technologies

Dan Schnaidt, academic computing manager for the arts and humanities, teaches Wesleyan employees about iGoogle, a personal, customizable web gadget, during Information Technology Service's Tech Tea program March 26 in Woodhead Lounge. Tech Teas are held three times a semester to teach the Wesleyan community about new technologies. This session focused on Google applications.

Dan Schnaidt, academic computing manager for the arts and humanities, teaches Wesleyan employees about iGoogle, a personal, customizable web gadget, during Information Technology Service's Tech Tea program March 26 in Woodhead Lounge. Tech Tea demonstrations are held three times a semester to teach the Wesleyan community about new technologies. This session focused on Google applications.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Junot Diaz Speaks at Wesleyan

Junot Diaz, the English Department's 2009 Millett Writing Fellow, spoke to the Wesleyan community April 1 in Memorial Chapel. Diaz is the author of Drown, a collection of short stories, and the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Junot Diaz, the English Department's 2009 Millett Writing Fellow, spoke to the Wesleyan community April 1 in Memorial Chapel. Diaz is the author of Drown, a collection of short stories, and the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Schwarcz Reads From New Book of Poems

Vera Schwarcz, the Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, professor of history, professor of government and chair and director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, offered a poetry reading and informal discussion March 31 in Russell House. Her new book of poems, Chisel of Memory (2009) is a personal collection which blends Chinese and Jewish themes in an original way.

Vera Schwarcz, the Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, professor of history, professor of government and chair and director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, offered a poetry reading and informal discussion March 31 in Russell House. Her new book of poems Chisel of Memory (2009) is a personal collection, which blends Chinese and Jewish themes in an original way. Pictured with her in the photo is Robert Rennie McQuilkin.

SchwarczBorn in Romania trained as a sinologist, she brings to poetry an ear attuned to history, memory and the grace of unexpected discovery. (Photos by Andy Zhou '09)

Born in Romania trained as a sinologist, Schwarcz brings a poetic ear attuned to history, memory and the grace of unexpected discovery. (Photos by Andy Zhou '09)

Davenport to Re-Open with Public Life, Writing Centers

At left, Scott Martin, superintendent of PAC Group LLC in North Haven, Conn. discusses floor plans with Alan Rubacha, construction services consultant, inside the former Davenport Campus Center on March 16.The building is undergoing an interior remodeling project and will re-open as The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life for the Fall 2009 semester.

At left, Scott Martin, superintendent of PAC Group LLC in North Haven, Conn. discusses floor plans with Alan Rubacha, construction services consultant, inside the former Davenport Campus Center on March 16.The building is undergoing an interior remodeling project and will re-open as The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life for the Fall 2009 semester.

Daniel Family Commons Dedicated

Ron Daniel '52, Hon '88, P'77, P'82 speaks during the Daniel Family Commons dedication Feb. 27 in the Usdan University Center.

Ron Daniel '52, Hon '88, P'77, P'82 speaks during the Daniel Family Commons dedication Feb. 27 in the Usdan University Center. Several members of the Daniel family attended. Noah Daniel is pictured at right.

Student Leaders Learn from Prominent Alumni

Anand Satchidanandan '08, assistant director of the Wesleyan Fund, and Jeff XX speak with Jody Hill '78 during the third Student Leadership Lunch Feb. 28 in Usdan University Center. The lunches are hosted by the Alumni Association to recognize student leaders and to provide them with an opportunity to meet and learn from prominent alumni leaders.

Anand Satchidanandan '08, assistant director of the Wesleyan Fund, and Jeff Bizinkaukas '10 speak with Jody Hill '78 during the third Student Leadership Lunch Feb. 28 in Usdan University Center. The lunches are hosted by the Alumni Association to recognize student leaders and to provide them with an opportunity to meet and learn from prominent alumni leaders.

 

Sweets and Scents Top Winter Sales at Farmers Market

Brian Stewart, associate professor of physics, shops at Linda's Sweet Memories Bakery.

Brian Stewart, associate professor of physics, shops at Linda's Sweet Memories Bakery of Portland, Conn. during the Wesleyan Farmers Market Feb. 18 in Beckham Hall. The Wesleyan Farmers Market brings together Wesleyan's faculty, staff, students and the Middletown community to support local farmers, bakers and artisans.