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On Feb. 23, students of color presented their visual work at the Be the Art showcase in Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University. The annual exhibit highlights the work of artists who are often underrepresented at Wesleyan and in the world at large.

After a six-week Winter Recess, university housing re-opened for all undergraduates on Jan. 24 and the spring semester commenced on Jan. 26. Read more: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2017/01/26/undergraduates-begin-spring-semester/

More than 100 Wesleyan University students are completing a full-semester course in two weeks as part of Winter Session 2017. Now in it’s fourth year, this is the highest enrollment to date.

Winter Session is held Jan. 9-24 and classes typically meet for four hours a day for 10 days.

Courses this year include Introduction to Digital Arts, taught by Christopher Chenier; The Dark Side of the Universe, taught by Edward Moran; Homer and the Epic, taught by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak; Introduction to Programming, taught by James Lipton; U.S. Foreign Policy, taught by Douglas Foyle; Masculinity, taught by Jill Morawski; and Applied Data Analysis taught by Lisa Dierker. View more Winter Session photos here

Moon over Middletown, Jan. 11, 2017 at #Wesleyan University. 

While students are away on Winter Recess, Wesleyan University received a few inches of snow Jan. 6, 2017.

Local artist Pierre Sylvain recently painted a portrait of Abraham Adzenyah MA ’79, master drummer and adjunct professor of music, emeritus. The painting is hung inside the Abraham Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall at Wesleyan University. Adzenyah taught West African drumming and dance at Wesleyan for 46 years.

Sylvain first met Adzenyah 20 years ago, and painting his portrait gave them a chance to reconnect.

“The painting was truly inspired by him and the generous person he is. I felt his spirit coming out of my brush strokes,” Sylvain said.

Public Safety Officer Simon Bostick raises the American flag at half staff Dec. 7 in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On Dec. 7, 1941, more than 2,400 U.S. citizens were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. “A lot of innocent people lost their lives that day,” Bostick said. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Christina Othon, assistant professor of physics, assistant professor of integrative sciences at Wesleyan University met with students enrolled in the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center‘s Discovery AfterSchool Program on Dec. 1. Othon and Wesleyan students taught the AfterSchool attendees about physics through hands-on activities.

GSTLC s a community-based studio that develops, applies, and disseminates best practices in experiential teaching and learning which enhance Wesleyan and the greater community. The Discovery AfterSchool Programs offers a range of classes in the arts, sciences and math for children in Grades 1- 5.

The Worlds of Dance Concert, held Dec. 4 at Crowell Concert Hall, featured the works of five different dance courses in their semester-end culminating performance. Beginning and intermediate dance students performed works in various styles inc…

The Center for the Arts hosted a West African Drumming and Dance Concert Dec. 2 at Crowell Concert Hall. The performance featured master drummer Emmanuel Attah Poku; choreographer and artist-in-residence Iddi Saaka; and more than 90 Wesleyan students. In addition, the Kiniwe African Dance Ensemble from Tufts University also performed at the concert. The event showcased the vibrancy of West African cultures through their music and dance forms. 

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