sayet shares importance of revitalizing traditional foodways

On February 28, students in the sophomore seminar in environmental studies (ENVS201) greeted guest speaker Rachel Sayet, an anthropologist and educator from the Mohegan Tribe, who spoke to students and other members of the Wesleyan community about revitalizing traditional foodways in New England and beyond. Continue reading “sayet shares importance of revitalizing traditional foodways”

photos & film: shash jaa’: bears ears

On Friday, February 22, the College of the Environment hosted a screening of the 2016 documentary short film Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears, followed by a Q&A session with Navajo and Hopi filmmaker and director Angelo Baca — and a reception featuring a photo exhibit of the Bears Ears region by Fiona McLeod ’19. (All photos here by Laurie Kenney) Continue reading “photos & film: shash jaa’: bears ears”

ucsb’s kuris discusses research

Dr. Armand Kuris, speaking at the College of the Environment at Wesleyan University on December 3, 2018. Photo by Laurie Kenney.

Schistosomiasis (a disease caused by parasitic worms) affects 200 to 300 million people worldwide. On December 3, the COE welcomed evolutionary biologist Dr. Armand Kuris of University of California, Santa Barbara to campus, for a discussion about his research on the disease in Kenya and Senegal. Dr. Kuris’s work has shown that transmission control through predation on snail intermediate hosts may be necessary to achieve elimination of schistosomiasis in Africa. Continue reading “ucsb’s kuris discusses research”