Snapshots

William Manchester’s Life Discussed at Lecture, Exhibit

Portrait of a Writer" honoring and celebrating Manchester, a writer in residence at Wesleyan whose ties to the university date back to 1955. Manchester died at his home in Middletown, Conn. in June 2004.

Leith Johnson, project archivist for the William Manchester Papers, speaks about author William Manchester's career at Wesleyan Feb. 5 in Olin Library. The Friends of the Wesleyan Library sponsored the event titled "William Manchester: Portrait of a Writer" honoring and celebrating Manchester, a writer in residence at Wesleyan whose ties to the university date back to 1955. Manchester died at his home in Middletown, Conn. in June 2004.

Manchester was most known for his book, <i>The Death of a President</i> (1967). In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy selected Manchester to write about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Two years later, she sued him to prevent the publication of <i>The Death of a President</i>, setting off a controversy that played out on the front pages of newspapers around the world.

Manchester was most known for his book, The Death of a President (1967). In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy selected Manchester to write about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Two years later, she sued him to prevent the publication of The Death of a President, setting off a controversy that played out on the front pages of newspapers around the world.

 

Community Arts Discussed at Green Street

An Emerging Field in Liberal Arts Education" during the Green Street Arts Center Sunday Salon series Feb. 8. Mañjon explored how liberal arts institutions are integrating community engagement practices with art applications to produce both curricular and co-curricular content.

Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships, speaks on "Community Arts in the Academy: An Emerging Field in Liberal Arts Education" during the Green Street Arts Center Sunday Salon series Feb. 8. Mañjon explored how liberal arts institutions are integrating community engagement practices with art applications to produce both curricular and co-curricular content.

Tours, Prizes at Usdan Open House

Peter Gilchrist '10 welcomes guests to the Usdan University Center open house Jan. 30. Attendees were given a golden passport to encourage guests to visit seven areas in the university center.

Peter Gilchrist '10 welcomes guests to the Usdan University Center open house Jan. 30. Attendees were given a golden passport to encourage guests to visit seven areas in the university center. The areas included the Cardinal Technologies Store, the University Box Office, the Wesleyan Student Assembly office, the Usdan Administrative Offices, Wesleyan Station, the Game Room and Beckham Hall.

 

Student Art Calls Attention to Race, Class Elitism

Several Wesleyan students of color are hosting an art show Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery South through the end of Feburary. Pictured is a photograpy collage titled "En Kolkata" created by Priya Ghosh '09.

An exhibit titled "Be the Art: You Want to See in the World" is on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, South Gallery through Feb. 15. The show will be transferred to Usdan University Center thereafter. Pictured is a collage of photographs titled "En Kolkata" created by Priya Ghosh '09.

Students Voice Opinions on War in Gaza

Rabbi David Teva Leipziger, director of religious and spiritual life and University Jewish Chaplain, leads an open discussion about the war in Gaza Feb. 4 in Olin Library's Devlin Room. About 40 students attended the event.

Rabbi David Leipziger Teva, director of religious and spiritual life and University Jewish Chaplain, leads an open discussion about the war in Gaza Feb. 4 in Olin Library's Devlin Room. About 40 students attended the event. They were encouraged to speak about the latest chapter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Alaskan Composer Speaks, Samples Music at CFA

Alaskan composer John Luther Adams presented a talk on his complex musical work, <i>The Place Where You Go to Listen</i>, Jan. 28 in the Center for the Arts Cinema. For the past 30 years, the vastness of Alaska has been instrumental in the composer's imagination and his compositions. Adams sampled his musical compositions during the talk.

Alaskan composer John Luther Adams presented a talk on his new book, The Place Where You Go to Listen, Jan. 28 in the Center for the Arts Cinema. For the past 30 years, the vastness of Alaska has been at the forefront of the composer's imagination and his compositions. Adams sampled his musical compositions during the talk.

Modern American Art on Display in Davison

American Graphic Arts, 1900-1950 exhibit in the Davison Art Center. The show features American printmakers who captured the excitement and conflicts of modern life in the first half of the 20th century.

Tess Parker '10 browses the exhibit titled "Modern Times: American Graphic Arts, 1900-1950" at the Davison Art Center. The show, which opened Jan. 29, features American printmakers who captured the excitement and conflicts of modern life in the first half of the 20th century.

Hawk-Eyes on Campus

A red-tailed hawk rests in a tree near the Center for the Americas Jan. 27. Several Wesleyan students, staff and faculty have witnessed the hawk on campus in the past six months. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

A red-tailed hawk rests in a tree near the Center for the Americas Jan. 27. The bird of prey was taunting a squirrel on a High Street powerline. Several Wesleyan students, staff and faculty have witnessed the hawk on campus in the past six months. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

A smaller red-tailed hawk was observed eating prey on the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) property in January by Mike Zebarth, director of PIMMS. (Photo by Mike Zebarth)

A smaller red-tailed hawk was observed eating prey on the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) property in January by Mike Zebarth, director of PIMMS. (Photo by Mike Zebarth)

Hundreds Watch Obama Inauguration in Usdan, Beckham

Hundreds of Wesleyan students, staff and faculty, and community members attended a live screening of President Barack Obama's Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center and Beckham Hall. The audience gathered to watch as Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Hundreds of Wesleyan students, staff and faculty, and community members attended a live screening of President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center and Beckham Hall. The audience gathered to watch as Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Sporting an Omama-Biden sweatshirt, David "Dove" Altabef '08 cheers during Obama's Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

Sporting an Omama-Biden sweatshirt, David “Dove” Altabef ’08 cheers during Obama’s Inauguration Jan. 20 in Usdan University Center. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

Marjorie Rivera '12 shouts and applauds Obama's speech. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Marjorie Rivera ’12 applauds Obama’s speech. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The event was video recorded by members of Information Technology Services for Wesleyan's UTube site. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The event was video recorded by members of Information Technology Services for Wesleyan’s WesTube site. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Cathy Race, administrative assistant for the Psychology Department, watches Inauguration events in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Cathy Race, administrative assistant for the Psychology Department, watches Inauguration events in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Spectators watch the event at Beckham Hall. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

Spectators watch the event at Beckham Hall. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

The audience fills Usdan University Center. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The audience fills Usdan University Center. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The inaugural festivities began at 10 a.m. on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Obama delivered his inaugural address at noon. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

The inaugural festivities began at 10 a.m. on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. President Obama delivered his inaugural address at noon. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Phil Isaacs, new media developer, assisted with video-recording the event in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

Phil Isaacs, new media developer, assisted with video-recording the event in Usdan. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett)

 

35 Companies Attend Sustainable Vendor Show

John Duch, the eastern commercial regional manager of Pentel, based in Ontario, Canada, shows pens and marker options to Doug Allen, at right, assistant to the facilities manager, and Don Albert, in back, facilities manager for the Chemistry Department during the second annual Sustainable Vendor Show Jan. 14 in Beckham Hall. About 35 vendors attended the event to show off their eco-friendly products and offer samples to the Wesleyan attendees.

John Duch, the eastern commercial regional manager of Pentel, based in Ontario, Canada, shows pens and marker options to Doug Allen, at right, assistant to the facilities manager, and Don Albert, in back, facilities manager for the Chemistry Department during the second annual Sustainable Vendor Show Jan. 14 in Beckham Hall. About 35 vendors attended the event to show off their eco-friendly products and offer samples to the Wesleyan attendees.