Creation of the first acoustic tractor beam by a team including Illinois Wesleyan's Gabriel Spalding and alumnus Patrick Dahl '12 has been included in the top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2014, as judged by Physics World magazine.
Professor of Sociology Teodora O. Amoloza received an alumni award for outstanding performance from the University of the Philippines College of Agriculture.
With grant funding, Wesleyan's Adriana Ponce brought Gamelan instruments to campus to expose students to non-Western musical traditions.
Supported by a three-year grant, physicist Bruno deHarak and 12 student research assistants will experiment with laser-scattered electrons.
Wesleyan's Sonja Fritzsche has published a book examining world science fiction -- from the dinosaur myth that became Godzilla to Brazilian sci-fi comedy.
Wesleyan's Rebecca Roesner has been selected as this year's recipient of Iota Sigma Pi's Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Four Illinois Wesleyan faculty members were invested as new endowed professors at Commencement: David Bollivar, Vickie Folse, Rob Kearney and Gabe Spalding.
Illinois Wesleyan's Teddy O. Amoloza has received a distinguished service award from ASIANetwork, a consortium of liberal arts institutions, for her three-term leadership as executive director.
Wesleyan's Hans-Joerg Tiede, who first proposed the James D. Dougan Award for Contributions to Faculty Governance at Illinois Wesleyan, is this year's recipient of that honor.
Illinois Wesleyan students have voted Associate Professor of Biology William Jaeckle the 2014 Professor of the Year. He will speak at Commencement on Sunday, May 4.