ucsb’s kuris discusses research

Dr. Armand Kuris, speaking at the College of the Environment at Wesleyan University on December 3, 2018. Photo by Laurie Kenney.

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. Continue reading “ucsb’s kuris discusses research”

2018 where on earth are we going? symposium

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”). Continue reading “2018 where on earth are we going? symposium”