By Cole Hatcher
You’re invited to join Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory in December for a free online discussion of “Stellar Heartbeats” and, depending upon the weather, either free virtual skywatches or planetarium talks.
At 8 PM on December 10, Robert Harmon, Ph.D., an Ohio Wesleyan professor of physics and astronomy, will present “Stellar Heartbeats” as part of the observatory’s New Vistas in Astronomy lecture series.
“In most stars, the inward pull of gravity and the outward push of pressure are always in balance,” Harmon explains, “but pulsating variable stars alternate between gravity being stronger and pressure being stronger, causing the surface to move rhythmically in and out like a slowly beating heart. More…
by Cole Hatcher
You’re invited to join Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory in November for a free online New Vistas in Astronomy lecture and three free virtual skywatches or planetarium talks.
At 8 p.m. Nov. 12, Michael Stamatikos, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at The Ohio State University, will present “A Beautiful Fluctuation: Entropy & The Arrow of Time.”
In addition to his work at OSU, Stamatikos, Ph.D., is affiliated with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. He also is the founding director of the SciDome and The Works’ first chief science officer. More…
by Cole Hatcher, OWU
On Monday, Ohio Wesleyan University President Rock Jones issued the following statement to affirm OWU’s commitment to the Paris Agreement and efforts to address climate change:
‘In June 2017, I signed the We Are Still In declaration on behalf of Ohio Wesleyan University, promising that Ohio Wesleyan would remain committed to the Paris Agreement to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, even if the United States pulled out of the agreement.
As the United States officially withdraws from the Paris Agreement on November 4, we proudly reaffirm our commitment to it. More…
By Cole Hatcher, OWU
Ohio Wesleyan University students have adapted medieval Spanish romances with new translations, fresh music, and shadow puppets to give the classic stories modern-day meaning.
The students will debut their creation, “Medieval Ballads in Miniature: Shadow of Myself,” at 2:30 PM on November 1 followed by a question-and-answer session. Both events will be held online with access at owu.edu/medievalballads. Afterward, the production will be available for on-demand viewing from November 2 through November 30 at owu.edu/stream.
“Medieval Ballads in Miniature” features an original translation, adaptation, and performance by senior Hannah Treadway, a Spanish and Music double-major from Tiffin, Ohio, along with new music by senior Noah Green, a music composition major from Granville. More…
Ohio Wesleyan Student Interns at Stanford University Graduate School of Business By Cole Hatcher Name: Max Beard ’22 Hometown: Palo Alto, California Major: Economics Minor: Psychology (research emphasis) OWU Connection Experience: Research assistant internship at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Beard spent the summer interning at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
The tremendous impact of COVID-19 on higher education continues apace, with colleges and universities not only adjusting to new means of providing class instruction, but also coping with dramatic reductions in revenue and resources.
Such is apparently the case at Ohio Wesleyan University, where some 18 majors are being eliminated, according to a New York Times story profiling OWU and other colleges nationwide. More…
Influenced by life during the pandemic, Ohio Wesleyan University’s student dance company, Orchesis, will be Dancing Around the Issue (and across the OWU campus) in a socially distanced, outdoor, progressive dance performance.
Ohio Wesleyan will debut the two-act “Orchesis 20/21” via Zoom at 8 p.m. Oct. 29. The free event will feature works created by OWU students and faculty and performed by students and university alumni. Visit owu.edu/orchesis to register for access to the online event. More…
Ohio Wesleyan University professor S. Chris Wolverton has earned a three-year, $449,921 NASA grant to help advance the agency’s “understanding of how living systems respond, acclimate, and adapt to the space environment in support of human space exploration,” NASA has announced.
Wolverton’s work will continue NASA-funded research he previously conducted, which included sending plants to the International Space Station in 2017 to explore how they grow under different gravitational conditions. His new research will follow up on the insights gained from the space experiment and extend it in new directions. More…
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Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Music will be posting performances online throughout fall semester, including both live-streamed and pre-recorded concerts.
Videos of all performances will be released on the Stream OWU Performing Arts Archive page at owu.edu/stream.
Planned performances include: More…
You’re invited to explore “Women and Cinema” (“Mujeres y Cine”) during a virtual Hispanic Film Festival featuring five international award-winning films followed by live discussions with guest artists.
This year’s festival, co-organized by Ohio Wesleyan University, will debut with two screenings of “The Silence of Others” (“El Silencio de Otros”). Filmed over six years, the film reveals “the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, as they organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a ‘pact of forgetting’ around the crimes they suffered.”
Following online showings at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25, director Almudena Carracedo will discuss “The Silence of Others” at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 25. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles, and the live discussions will be in both English and Spanish. More…