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Wesleyan Hosts Astronomy Celebration

Extra-solar planets was the theme of StarConn, an all-day convention and astronomy celebration held at Wesleyan on June 4. The event was an outreach effort presented by the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford with the help of the university. The event featured lectures and a two-hour observing session with the 20-inch Clark refractor at Wesleyan’s Van Vleck Observatory.

Seth Redfield, assistant professor of astronomy, was one of the speakers at the event. He is featured in a June 4 Meriden Record Journal article about StarConn. The article is online here.

Rutland: BRIC’s Influence May Be Growing

Peter Rutland, Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, professor of government, has an interesting piece in The Moscow Times regarding a strengthening relationship between Brazil, Russia, India and China, or “BRIC.” The four countries represent powerful economies and may be reacting to opportunities presented by the recent decline of U.S. and European economic influence.

Green Street’s AfterSchool Program on Fox News Program

The Green Street Arts Center on Fox 61 News.

The Green Street Arts Center on Fox 61 News.

Fox 61 News featured Green Street’s AfterSchool Program within the segment “Fox Focus” with Susan Christensen. The newscast was broadcast May 18. The piece featured the Green Street students’ and teaching artists’ work. The report is online here.

Posner ’09, Odede ’11 to Build School in Kenya

Kennedy Odede ’11 grew up in Kibera, Kenya’s worst slum, taught himself English and made it to Wesleyan. Now, Odede and Jessica Posner ’09 have received a Projects for Peace Grant and is going back to Kibera to build a school for girls. Odede and Posner were also featured on a show on WNPR’s “Where We Live” that focused on “Responding to Needs in Africa.” Their part starts at roughly the 49 minute mark.

Rutland: Russia-Japan Island Conflict Remains

Writing a piece for The Moscow Times, Peter Rutland, Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, professor of government, points out how Japan and Russia are strengthening economic ties, moving forward on a variety of partnerships, and in general acting like long-standing allies. Yet one thorny territorial issue remains that has precluded the countries from signing a peace treaty with each other dating back to the end of World War II.

Sivan Co-Producer, Writer of HBO Series

Ori Sivan, visiting instructor in religion, is the head writer and co-producer of the HBO series In Treatment. In the series, a psychotherapist questions his abilities and gets help by reuniting with his old therapist, whom he has not seen for 10 years.The show is based off the Israeli series BeTipul.

Sivan hosted two screening of BeTipul with subtitles April 23 and April 30 in the Center for Film Studies. He gave presentations at the screenings. It was featured in The Hartford Courant April 23.