If calculus could help you solve daily problems, rather than seem just an abstract theorem, you'd be likely to embrace it. Wellesley's Oscar Fernandez offers insight on this and an innovative approach to math instruction.


the words "keep calm and do calculus" superimposed on a traffic snarl


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    Seven Wellesley Professors Win National Science Foundation Grants

    Seven Wellesley professors representing six departments or programs received NSF grants this year to pursue research projects ranging from vascular development in plants to the changing structures of American families.

    September 29, 2014
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    Lights On: WellesleyX Shakespeare Course Begins Next Week

    The newest WellesleyX course, Shakespeare: On the Page and in Performance, begins in October. Taught by Yu Jin Jo and Diego Arciniegas, the MOOC explores the work of the Bard from both literary and theatrical perspectives.

    September 26, 2014
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    Spotlight on Teaching: Learning by Giving

    An award-winning new class integrates writing and the complex world of philanthropy. In SOC/WRIT307: Nonprofit Organizations and American Cities in the 21st Century, students partner with nonprofit organizations and learn grant writing skills with a tangible outcome.

    September 25, 2014
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    Wellesley Professor Talks to Media on the 'People's Climate March'

    In light of the recent massive demonstration to demand quicker political action to reduce carbon emissions, WBUR’s Radio Boston called upon Associate Professor of Political Science Hahrie Han to discuss what makes protest movements capable of real political change.

    September 24, 2014

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