David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: dlow@wesleyan.edu

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*+-Stephen Alter ’77 Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime (Arcade, 2015) Alter and his wife, Ammeta, live in the hill station of Mussoorie, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he was raised by American missionary parents. Their relatively peaceful existence was brutally interrupted when four armed…

CONVERSATIONS: REDEFINING THEATER

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*+-As theater professor Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento shares her knowledge of the art form, she hopes to inspire her students to create the theater of their own generation. Directing In the Heights gave her a chance to connect with many who hadn’t worked in theater before. Last November 12–14 at the Center for the Arts Theater,…

WRITING THE UNTOLD STORIES

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*+-Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, who teaches writing at Wesleyan, talks about how her diverse family, roots in Philadelphia, and musical background have inspired her creative work.

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*+-William Firshein, Daniel Ayres Professor of Biology, Emeritus The Infectious Microbe (Oxford University Press, 2014) An analysis of one ton of soil revealed that the number of microorganisms in it exceeded the number of stars in our galaxy by a factor of 100,000. We live in a dense sea of microorganisms; our bodies exist in…

FROM SOUL BAND TO TELEVISION GOLD

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*+-The immensely talented and inspiring Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, creators, writers and producers for the CBS hit series How I Met Your Mother, made a triumphant return to the Wesleyan campus on September 27, 2014 during Family Weekend.

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*+-The Disappearing Nomadic Culture of Mongolia In Moving with the Seasons: Portrait of a Mongolian Family (Saltwind Press, 2014) Liza F. Carter ’79 offers an illuminating tribute to a nomadic pastoral lifestyle in contemporary times. When I tell people that I wrote a book on Mongolian nomads, the first thing out of their mouths is…

MUSICAL SCORED BY TRASK ’89 BECOMES A BROADWAY HIT

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*+-A revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a rock musical with a score by Stephen Trask ’89 and a book by John Cameron Mitchell, opened at the historic Belasco Theatre on Broadway to rave reviews this past April. In June, the show received four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in…

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*+-Steven G. Blum ’81 Negotiating Your Investments Wiley, 2014 Experienced negotiating strategist Blum reveals how to apply negotiating knowledge to the world of individual investing in this detailed guide. With expert insights into all the stages of a successful negotiation, this book teaches readers how to prepare for and conduct important financial discussions with an…