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Women in Science: Why So Few?


Alex Irace ’15 is asking the important questions:

The Astronomy Department has invited Professor C. Megan Urry, the President of the American Astronomical Society and the Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, to speak at the annual Sturm Memorial Lecture this year. She will address sexism and gender equity in astronomy, science, and academia more generally. Urry is not only an expert in this field, but she is also notably the first tenured female faculty member in the history of Yale’s Physics Department.

Poster says it all!

SISP: Professor Joseph Dumit Talk


Administrative Assistant extraordinaire for FGSS, Jennifer Enxuto:

“Maximum Prescriptions and Drugs for Life: Growing Health through Facts and Pharmaceuticals”

How can health be considered a market to be grown, and are there limits to it? This presentation examines some of the forces driving research in health, especially the turn toward risk reduction, mass prevention, and life-long chronic treatments. By looking at how the pharmaceutical industry struggles with defining health, it shows how market size comes to play a critical role in our changing understanding of public health and the continual growth of pharmaceutical consumption.

Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 4:15-5:45pm
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: Free

Late Night Study Spaces during Reading Period and Finals


Courtesy of Aobo “Austin” Dong ’15

Hate library hours during Reading Period and Finals? Maybe the 24-Hour Study Lounge is not enough for surviving the “Hunger” Games at Wes?

Come to Exley at night to enjoy quiet study sessions at the following classrooms located on the first floor:

ESC 109, ESC 113, ESC 121, ESC 137, ESC 139, ESC 141

They will be open from 11:00pm to 7:00am every night starting Saturday, December 7th all the way to the end of finals week. Hint: Seats ran out fast last semester! Come early to claim your rightful spot with enough snacks and drinks to survive the night. May the odds be ever in your favor!

(This event is a student initiative confirmed by University Events & Scheduling)

Dates: All this week
Time: 11 PM – 7 AM
Place: Exley
Cost: $0.00

Minorities In Science Interest Meeting

goalsFrom Ama Essuman ’15:

Did you feel unprepared?
Did you wish you had more guidance?
Were you considering changing your major?
Come out and discuss the next steps in establishing a network/support
group for Minorities pursuing the sciences. ALL ALLIES ARE WELCOME!!

Date: Wednesday, December 4th
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114

Symposium: Archaeology and Politics

From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

Come to the Archaeology and Politics Symposium featuring:

  • Epistemology and Ethics of an Activist Science at the African Burial Ground (Michael Blakey, College of William and Mary)
  • The Role of Archaeology and Community: The Shared Past of Israelis and Palestinians in the Present (Ann E. Killebrew, Pennsylvania State University)
  • The Politics of Naming and Knowing: Repatriation and Indigenous Identity (Dorothy Lippert, Smithsonian Museum)
  • The Politics of Protection (and Destruction) of Archaeological Sites in Contemporary India (Carla M. Sinopoli, University of Michigan)

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Archaeology Program, the Government Department, and Jewish and Israel Studies.

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Allbritton, Room 311

WESEMINAR Art Informing Science/Science Informing Art

AH_PhoenixRisingFrom Stratton Coffman ’14:

Ian Boyden ’95, Stephanie Calvert ’08 and John Hatleberg ’79 from the Alumni Show II at the Zilkha Gallery, will discuss the ways in which scientific research has informed their work. Wesleyan science faculty members James Greenwood, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and David Beveridge, Professor of Chemistry, will respond to the works in the exhibition and comment on the role of art in their own research practice.

Moderator: Pamela Tatge ’84 P ’16, Director, Center for the Arts
[Image: Stephanie Calvert]

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 11:30 AM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Cost: FREE

Celebration of Science Theses


If you are majoring in science, thinking about majoring in science, or just plain interested in science, the Celebration of Science Theses is the perfect place for you to learn some more, you guessed it, science! Come listen to Wesleyan students explain their thesis research. Chances are, you’ll learn something new, and then you’ll get to tell your friends about it.

On Friday, April 19, the Eighth Annual Celebration of Science Theses
will feature seniors, BM/MA, and MA students from the Natural Science
and Mathematics division, presenting posters on their thesis research
to the Wesleyan community.

Refreshments will be provided!

Please join Wesleyan students and faculty members in celebrating the
achievements of our NSM thesis students.

Photographs from last year’s NSM Poster Session can be found here.

Place: Exley Science Center Lobby
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 12:45 – 2 p.m.
Cost: None