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Audio Book Narrator Ballerini ’92 Wins Audie Award—Again

Audio Book Narrator Ballerini ’92 Wins Audie Award—Again

This year at the 24th annual Audie Awards, held on Feb. 4, Edoardo Ballerini ’92 was named Best Male Narrator for his work on Watchers by Dean Koontz. The awards are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association. In this winning entry, Ballerini was cited for “do[ing] a top-notch job of narrating this story. Listeners join Travis Cornell, who…
Dachs ’98 Receives Sci-Tech Oscar for PIX System

Dachs ’98 Receives Sci-Tech Oscar for PIX System

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) honored Eric Dachs ’98, the founder and CEO of PIX System, with a Technical Achievement Award at its Oscars 2019 Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Feb. 9, 2019. Since its creation in 2003, PIX System has become the entertainment industry gold standard in providing secure communication and…
Student-Led Ventures Win $5,000 Entrepreneurship Seed Grants

Student-Led Ventures Win $5,000 Entrepreneurship Seed Grants

On March 4, not three, but four student-run ventures received $5,000 seed grants from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE). The unrestricted funding is accompanied with training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources from the Patricelli Center. On March 1, six finalists pitched for a panel of judges in Allbritton 311. “As always, the…

Wesleyan in the News

In this recurring feature in The Wesleyan Connection, we highlight some of the latest news stories about Wesleyan and our alumni. Recent Wesleyan News Forbes: “Three Questions to Ask Yourself at the Beginning of Your Career” Sharon Belden Castonguay, director of the Gordon Career Center, offers career advice for young people just starting out. 2. The Times…
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Bulletin Board: Jac Lahav '00

What do Benjamin Franklin, Oprah Winfrey and Albert Einstein have in common? Each is represented in the exhibition The Great Americans: Portraits by Jac Lahav ('00), on view at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, February 9 through May 12, 2019. Organized by the artist and the Museum’s Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing, the 30+, larger-than-life works explore the ideas of who we consider “great” and the cultural underpinnings of our perceptions (whether fact or fiction). Lahav’s nearly seven-foot-tall images of famous figures are layered with references to history, lore and imagery that have shaped our understanding of that person.

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Bulletin Board: Randall MacLowry '86

Randall MacLowry (’86) produced and directed The Swamp for the PBS history series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. The documentary, premiering on January 15, 2019, tells the dramatic story of humanity’s attempts to conquer the Florida Everglades, one of nature’s most mysterious and unique ecosystems. The Swamp explores the repeated efforts to transform what was seen as a vast and useless wasteland into an agricultural and urban paradise, ultimately leading to a passionate campaign to preserve America’s greatest wetland.

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Bulletin Board: Stephanie Mohr '93

Smithsonian magazine's list of Ten Best Science Books of 2018 includes First in Fly: Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery, which was written by Stephanie Mohr ('93). As stated by Smithsonian, the book "chronicles how the fruit fly has been a cornerstone of scientific research for over a century." Read More

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Wesleyan Magazine Issue 3 - 2018
Wesleyan Magazine Issue 3 - 2018
Success through failure. Looking up while looking in. How is one to reconcile these? This issue’s theme: Design & Ideas.