Snapshots

Faculty, Students Explore Imagination Through Dance

Dancing the Imagination," was performed at the Patricelli '92 Theater on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. "Dancing the Imagination" was an evening of conceptually, visually, and kinesthetically compelling dance performed and directed by Rachel Boggia, visiting assistant professor of dance.

Iddrisu Saaka, artist in residence, performs a dance titled "Jovian Suite" Oct. 30 in Patricelli '92 Theater. The dance was part of "Dancing the Imagination" - a conceptually, visually and kinesthetically compelling project directed by Rachel Boggia, visiting assistant professor of dance.

Free Radicals Teach Children Chemistry at Eid ul-Fitr

At left, Tresne Hernandez '12 and Ross Firestone '12 demonstrate how to blow up a balloon with baking soda and vinegar by producing carbon dioxide. The students are part of the Chemistry Department's Free Radicals group, which participated in the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut’s Carnival to commemorate the end of Ramadan in October.

At left, Tresne Hernandez '12 and Ross Firestone '12 demonstrate how to blow up a balloon with baking soda and vinegar by producing carbon dioxide. The students are part of the Chemistry Department's Free Radicals group, which participated in the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut’s Eid ul-Fitr Carnival to commemorate the end of Ramadan in October. Eid ul-Fitr is one of two major lunar festivals in the Islamic calendar.

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.