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Wesleyan University Awards 2019 Hamilton Prize for Creativity

For Release: May 16, 2019 Press Contact Lauren Rubenstein Wesleyan University lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-3813 Wesleyan University Awards 2019 Hamilton Prize for Creativity Three Students Honored for Their Outstanding Written Work Middletown, Conn.—Wesleyan University has awarded its prestigious Hamilton Prize for Creativity to three students whose creative written works best reflect the originality, artistry, and dynamism…

Ticket Sales Open for 2nd Annual TEDxWesleyanU, Featuring All-Star Speaker Line-Up

Press Contact: Lauren Rubenstein Wesleyan University lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-3813   Ticket Sales Open for 2nd Annual TEDxWesleyanU, Featuring All-Star Speaker Line-Up  Middletown, Conn. – On April 27, a group of Wesleyan students will once again host a TEDx conference on the University’s Middletown campus. The event is open to the public, and tickets go on…

Wesleyan University to Move 90 Full-Time Employees to Main Street

For Release: March 21, 2019 Press Contact: Lauren Rubenstein Wesleyan University lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-3813 Wesleyan University to Move 90 Full-Time Employees to Main Street Move expands on University’s investment in downtown Middletown Middletown, Conn.—Wesleyan University recently purchased 291 Main St., Middletown, from Liberty Bank, to house its finance and alumni relations offices. Approximately 90 full-time…

Wesleyan to Expand Hamilton Prize for Creativity

For Release: February 5, 2019 Press Contact: Lauren Rubenstein Wesleyan University lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-3813   Wesleyan University to Expand ‘Hamilton Prize for Creativity’ to Recognize Different Forms of Outstanding Written Work Actors Bradley Whitford and Beanie Feldstein, Radio Personality Angela Yee Join All-Star, All-Alumni Selection Committee  Middletown, Conn.—Wesleyan University has announced that it will expand…

Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Receives Onassis Foundation Fellowship

For Release: November 9, 2018 Press Contact: Lauren Rubenstein Wesleyan University lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-3813 Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Receives Onassis Foundation Fellowship The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education (CPE) is pleased to announce that Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Jane E. Seney Professor of Greek, has been named the Onassis Foundation Teaching Fellow in Culture and Humanities. The…

Wesleyan-led Astronomy Consortium Joins Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

For Release: May 17, 2018 Press Contact: Lauren Rubenstein Wesleyan University lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-3813   Wesleyan-led Astronomy Consortium Joins Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), which operates the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, the U.S. National Optical Astronomy Observatory and other major…

Wesleyan University Awards 2018 Hamilton Prize for Creativity

For Release: May 17, 2018 Press Contact: Lauren Rubenstein Wesleyan University lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-3813 Wesleyan University Awards 2018 Hamilton Prize for Creativity Sydney Kim of Weston, Mass. has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Wesleyan University, worth as much as $200,000. Her…

Wesleyan University Center for Prison Education Awarded $1 Million Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Press Contact: Lauren Rubenstein Wesleyan University lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-3813 Wesleyan University Center for Prison Education Awarded $1 Million Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Wesleyan University has received a $1 million, four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support operations at the Center for Prison Education (CPE). The grant will allow CPE to…

Anita Hill to Present Commencement Address at Wesleyan University, May 27

Press Contact: Lauren Rubenstein Wesleyan University lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-3813 Anita Hill to Present Commencement Address at Wesleyan University, May 27 Middletown, Conn.—Anita Hill, who for decades has fought against discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, will present the address at Wesleyan University’s 186th Commencement on May 27, 2018. Wesleyan will award an honorary degree…