Faculty News


Professor from South Africa Remembers Mandela
Wesleyan's William Munro, a native of South Africa, reflects on the nearly incomparable moral authority of Nelson Mandela, who died Dec. 5, in The Pantagraph.


National Physics Association Honors Spalding
Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding will receive the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to the American Association of Physics Teachers for his contributions to laboratory education.


Titans Lend a Hand in the Philippines
Wesleyan's Teddy Amoloza and student organizations are working to raise funds to build a new home for survivors of typhoon Haiyan.


Spalding To Receive National Physics Award
Professor of Physics Gabriel C. Spalding will be honored by the American Physical Society (APS) for his efforts to expand laboratory instruction nationwide for undergraduate students.

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Gearhart's Book Fills Gap in Kenyan History
A new book by Wesleyan's Rebecca Gearhart and Linda Giles gives voice to the Mijikenda, whose experiences have received less attention than the better-known Swahili people.


Halloween Candy: A "Rich, Dark" History
In his course, "The Social History of a Candy Bar," Wesleyan's William Munro traces the complexities of chocolate's journey in becoming a worldwide commodity.


Vayo Composes Inventive Piece Inspired by Nature
Wesleyan's David Vayo composed "Winter Into Spring" amid the mountains of Wyoming while an artist in residence during his sabbatical semester.


Vayo to be Featured at Chicago Composers Orchestra
"Wellspring," a composition by Wesleyan's David Vayo, will headline the season's opening concert of the Chicago Composers Orchestra -- a group co-founded by Brian Baxter '07.


Snyder-Young's Book Examines Social Change Through Theatre
Theatre of Good Intentions: Challenges and Hopes for Theatre and Social Change by Wesleyan's Dani Snyder-Young examines what theatre can -- and cannot -- affect.


NSF Funds Study of Cosmic Dust
Assistant Professor of Physics Thushara Perera will study the properties of cosmic dust through a National Science Foundation grant, which will support instruments and student research assistants.