Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Oh, it’s on!

Alums, students and professors square off in croquet

You’ve heard of the French Open. You’ve seen the NBA Playoffs. The World Series? Please. We’ve got the Research Rivalry Cup, baby!

It started here at Wheaton in 2008 when Blair Rossetti ’09, a member of Professor of Biology Robert Morris’s research team (the Urchinites) challenged Kyle Judkins ’11 and the other students of Professor of Biology Ed Tong’s lab (the A-Team) to a game of basketball.

“Though we were the instigators, we lost!” Morris reports.

The following year, the Tong lab won again, in a game of capture the flag. Finally, in 2010, Morris’s team bounced back, with a win in kickball.

The rivalry game, which this year was croquet on Chapel Field on May 5, has become such an event that alums come from all over Massachusetts to play. Participants included: Kyle Glass ’11, April Greene-Colozzi ’09, Emily Green-Colozzi ’10, Timothy Horan ’10, Ali Hussain ’11, Mark Iampietro ’09, Madeline Keyes ’10, Lawrence Mulcahy ’99, Robert Manguso ’10, Amanda Rawson ’09, Blair Rossetti ’09 and Tatsushi Shintaku ’11. [Read more...]

Padric Gleason ’10 wins Fulbright to Mexico

Padric Gleason ’10Padric Gleason, who double majored in Hispanic studies and international relations, has been awarded a Fulbright Binational Business Grant. The grants are awarded to students who are interested in combining coursework in international business or law with an internship at a Mexico-based company conducting international or legal business. The goal is to enhance knowledge, expertise and understanding of post-NAFTA Mexico. “Living and working in Mexico will tie together my lifelong study of Latin American culture with my postgraduate business studies and professional background,” says Gleason, who currently lives in San Francisco after completing his master’s degree in international business practice in Bangkok, Thailand. [Read more...]

Zachary Ginsburg ’10 awarded Fulbright to Poland

Zachary Ginsburg ’10Zachary Ginsburg, who double majored in international relations and political science, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research at the Centre for European Studies (CES), which is located at Jagiellonian University. The university, Poland’s oldest institution of higher education, is located in Krakow. He will be joining an international team of researchers studying how Polish political and social culture may impact the EU’s efforts to integrate its members into a common set of foreign and security policies. The award furthers his scholarly efforts in international relations. He earned a master’s degree in international relations from the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London, graduating from King’s in January 2012 with a Distinction, the highest grade in UK master’s programs. [Read more...]

Transcending time, place through art

Craig Mooney ’92

Craig Mooney ’92

A bustling schedule filled with international gallery exhibitions is coveted by most working artists. For Craig Mooney ’92, that dream is reality.

The Stowe, Vt., representational oil painter will have his work exhibited in several galleries this fall, including at Enid Lawson Gallery in London; Shain Gallery in Charlotte, N.C.; and Jules Place in Boston.

Mooney’s atmospheric works, which feature elements of science found in the natural world, renderings of human silhouettes, and imagined cityscapes, offer a glimpse into his formative years. Growing up in Manhattan, he was heavily inspired by his father, a physician and amateur artist, as well as by a book about Leonardo da Vinci.

“I was fascinated with da Vinci’s explorations of the human form, and scientific renderings,” recalls Mooney. [Read more...]