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Computational Neuroscience Research in India

by Tasmiah Akter For two months this summer, Maryam Badr ‘25 traveled to the Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, India to do computational neuroscience research on hippocampal place cells with Dr. Sachin Deshmukh in the Department of Life Sciences. Maryam chose to take on this endeavor due to her passion for science, medicine, and…

Iracambí: Summer Research in Brazil Information Session

by Anita Deeg-Carlin This past Monday, the Office for Intercultural Learning hosted an info session about Iracambi Research Center in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil.  Returned students Tamira Le ’26, Cecilia Foldessy-Stiegemeier ’26, and Josie Dickman ’26, shared their inspiring and entertaining experiences from last summer.  Volunteer and Research Coordinator Patanjaly Barbosa de Andrade…

A Green Political Economy Conference

Professor Basak Kus organized a conference in cooperation with scholars from Freie University in Berlin on the topic of green political economy. Throughout the three-day conference, panelists from various universities worldwide engaged in discussions on theories of degrowth and post-growth, green new deals, the politics of decarbonization, and the involvement of governments, labor, and business…

Celebrating Faculty Research on International Topics

In the Fries Center for Global Studies, part of our mission is to “expand opportunities for all students and faculty wishing to pursue a global perspective in the field of their choice, both on campus and abroad,” as well as to “support international faculty research and creative practice, both on-going and especially for individuals developing…

“Café y Leche”: The Dilution and Erasure of Blackness in the Dominican Republic

by Ayer Richmond ’24 and Edmund Josef Jurado ’24 The Africana Research Collective (ARC) is a new initiative led by First-Generation, Low Income/Black, Indigenous, Students of Color and Allies (FGLI/BIPOC+) at Wesleyan. ARC is composed of 7 second-year students from across the three academic divisions. Our sense of the African diaspora is global in reach,…

New Webpage Collecting Global, Regional and Intercultural Publication Opportunities

Fries Center for Global Studies has recently added a new webpage that collects and shares global, regional, and intercultural publication opportunities for undergraduates. We invite students who are interested in getting their work published to check out this page. Visit the webpage here: https://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/blogs/publicationoppos.html We look forward to expanding the list of opportunities as we…