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Rachael Peters ’02 wrote in with this great opportunity for recent Wes grads:   Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national nonprofit that gives teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.…

Hello, dear supporters of Loam Magazine!  We are writing to inform you that our online platform is up and at ’em – http://www.loammagazine.com/. Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to launch our website with great success. Loam Magazine has had thousands of views in just a short week.  So much GOOD has been…

On June 22, Christopher Weaver MALS ’75, CAS ’76 presented a seminar titled “Amplius Ludo: Beyond the Horizon” to interested students and faculty at Exley Science Center. Weaver is an author, software developer, scientist and educator. He is the founder and CEO of Bethesda Softworks, where he co-developed wildly popular games, including The Elder Scrolls role-playing series and John Madden Football for Electronic Arts. Success in these ventures has required Weaver to bring together elements of computer science, design, and storytelling. As a result, he is an expert in the special niche where science, entertainment, and education overlap.

Weaver presented a far-ranging lecture that covered everything from the Scottish Highlands, to cutting-edge neuroscience, to data caves, 3D modeling and augmented robotic surgery. His seminar made a compelling case for how the techniques and dynamics of game software are directly applicable to many other areas of social and scientific endeavor. Weaver currently teaches engineering and comparative media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Speaking to an engaged audience, Weaver also discussed how the demanding computational and graphic requirements of the games industry has had the added benefit of making the same types of powerful hardware available for application to numerous other fields at lower cost. Weaving together his knowledge of the tools and techniques that go into making blockbuster games, Weaver demonstrated how these same techniques and tools are influencing the future of education, science, industry and society. At Wesleyan, Weaver’s studies included Japanese, computer science and physics.

Just a quick note of thanks to the following alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who donated their time and expertise to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2014/2015. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! Advisory Board Phoebe Boyer ’89 Carl Byers ’93 Sharon Belden Castonguay…

On May 23, soon-to-be-graduating seniors and their families joined alumni for the traditional Parade of Classes beginning at Usdan University Center and ending at South College. 

A Letter to Wesleyan Social Entrepreneurs and ENGAGE Readers: I recently attended an event on campus where I was able to share my career experiences with a group of graduating and rising seniors. As I listened to the other panelists and reflected on my own past, I realized, among many things, that a career—meaning the […]

Voting opened on Monday for 2015 Alumni-Elected Trustees. The easiest way to vote is to ensure that we have your preferred email on file so that we can send you a customized voting link. The next email is being sent on Thursday, April 30. 1. Click the Vote Now button in the email 2. Confirm that […]

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Wesleyan Career Center present Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health CareA lunch and talk with Jonathan Bush ’93 Wednesday, May 612-1 p.m.Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue CSS major Jonathan Bush has seen the health care industry from all angles, first […]

Are you thinking about your future career or considering going to grad/med/law school? Do you have a lot of questions about life post-Wes? Do you enjoy FREE MONDO PIZZA? Join the woodframe & Fauver CAs at the Alumni Career Panel where you can ask Wesleyan alumni all of your questions! Thursday, APRIL 23rd, 6pm – […]

Community Advisors Jenna Starr, Nikki Dodd, Marjahn Finlayson and Talia Bauerer are bringing five remarkable alumni to campus on Thursday, April 23 for another career panel discussion! Come hear from the following panelists about their career paths, experiences in graduate or professional school, and lessons learned about life after Wes: Melissa McCaw ’01, Budget Director […]

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