Award-winning writer-conservationist-activist Terry Tempest Williams cast a quiet spell on members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown communities during a reading and book-signing reception at Memorial Chapel on March 1, at the invitation of Wesleyan’s College of the Environment. (Photos below by Laurie Kenney.)
On Friday, February 22, the College of the Environment hosted a screening of the 2016 documentary short film Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears, followed by a Q&A session with Navajo and Hopi filmmaker and director Angelo Baca — and a reception featuring a photo exhibit of the Bears Ears region by Fiona McLeod ’19. (All photos here by Laurie Kenney) Continue reading “photos & film: shash jaa’: bears ears”
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.