Our three senior colloquia will take place:
Wed, March 6 — 5:30 to 7:30 @ Russell House
Wed, April 10 — 5:30 to 7:30 @ COE
Wed, May 8 — 5:30 to 7:30 @ Russell House — end-of-year poster session and reception
A reminder: Senior colloquia are required for senior majors–and strongly encouraged for all other COE students and faculty. See you there!
Schistosomiasis (a disease caused by parasitic worms) affects 200 to 300 million people worldwide. On December 3, the COE welcomed evolutionary biologist Dr. Armand Kuris of University of California, Santa Barbara to campus, for a discussion about his research on the disease in Kenya and Senegal. Dr. Kuris’s work has shown that transmission control through predation on snail intermediate hosts may be necessary to achieve elimination of schistosomiasis in Africa.
Each year, our Where on Earth Are We Going? symposium focuses on a topic of critical environmental importance, bringing to Wesleyan the people who are at the forefronts of these issues. The theme of our 2018 symposium reflected the focus of the COE’s 2018-19 Think Tank: how humans relate to and value the non-human part of the world. This year’s event took place on September 29, 2018, and featured presentations by College of the Environment faculty Justine Quijada, assistant professor, Department of Religion (“Is Animism Good to Think With?”), and Fred Cohan, professor, Department of Biology (“Motivating Environmentalism through Our Visceral Fears of Infections”).
The annual event is sponsored by The Robert F. Schumann Institute of the College of the Environment. See video from this and previous years’ symposia at Wesleyan University’s COE website.