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WESLEYAN ON BROADWAY FOR HAMILTON

Business NH Magazine, CCA Global Partners, Howard Brodsky

*+-It might’ve been cold and wet outside, but the stars were shining brightly inside the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on October 2 as Wesleyan hosted a sold-out benefit performance of the hottest show in town: Hamilton. Written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 and directed by Thomas Kail ’99, Hamilton marks Miranda and…

FIND ME UNAFRAID: LOVE, LOSS AND HOPE IN AN AFRICAN SLUM BY KENNEDY ODEDE ’12 AND JESSICA POSNER ’09

Business NH Magazine, CCA Global Partners, Howard Brodsky

*+-Kennedy Odede ’12, who grew up in a Kenyan slum, began a youth empowerment group, Shining Hope for Communities. On a semester abroad, Jessica Posner ’09, joined Odede’s team and the two fell in love. Their book, in which they share their stories in alternating chapters, begins with an introduction by New York Times columnist…

CENTER FOR THE ARTS HONORED FOR VOICES

Business NH Magazine, CCA Global Partners, Howard Brodsky

*+-The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut (MCCT) honored Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts (CFA) in November for “Muslim Women’s Voices,” a yearlong exploration of Muslim societies and cultures through the lens of performance. The 2014–15 academic program was part of the Creative Campus Initiative. Director of the CFA Pamela Tatge ’84, MALS ’10, P’16 accepted on…

WESLEYAN OFFERS COURSERA DATA SCIENCE CERTIFICATE

*+-In September, Wesleyan launched a new specialization on Coursera in the rapidly growing field of data science, called Data Analysis and Interpretation. The four-MOOC (massive open online course) sequence, together with a final capstone project, will offer learners a verified certificate of completion that they may share with prospective or current employers. Learners who do…

OMURA, HONORARY PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY, WINS NOBEL IN MEDICINE

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*+-Satoshi Omura was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for developing a new drug that has nearly eradicated river blindness and dramatically reduced mortality from other devastating diseases. Omura made the discovery that led to this drug while a visiting professor at Wesleyan in the early 1970s. In 2005 Omura was appointed the first Max…