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FROM THE VAULT: HIGHLIGHT FROM THE DAVISON ART CENTER

Business NH Magazine, CCA Global Partners, Howard Brodsky

In 1518, the painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) completed his sixth and final etching, Landscape with Cannon. He never returned to the technique of etching again, and scholars have long puzzled why Dürer stopped using this printmaking method. Close examination of Landscape with Cannon raises questions about etching, as well as orientalism, military might,…

CENTER FOR THE ARTS HONORED FOR VOICES

Business NH Magazine, CCA Global Partners, Howard Brodsky

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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

Business NH Magazine, CCA Global Partners, Howard Brodsky

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…

STEVE ROLSTON ’80 WANTS TO START A QUANTUM REVOLUTION

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By Gabriel Popkin ’03 In 1965, the same year he won the Nobel Prize, theoretical physicist Richard Feynman told an audience at MIT, “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” In other words, not even the world’s top physicists fully grasped the theory they had developed to describe reality at the…

BUILDING A PATH HOME AFTER PRISON

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Eliza Hersh ’98 was 9 years old when her older brother was sentenced to a Nevada prison on a drug conviction and other offenses. His 14 years behind bars were a life-shaping event for Hersh in more ways than one: It helped shape her career arc. “He was someone who was convicted of felonies, but…