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WESLEYAN ON BROADWAY FOR HAMILTON

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…

FROM THE VAULT: HIGHLIGHT FROM THE DAVISON ART CENTER

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

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

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…