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Three Wellesley Seniors Win Watson Fellowships
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The prestigious Watson Fellowship provides funding to travel the world in pursuit of a dream project to around 40 graduating college students annually. This year, the Fellows include Wellesley seniors Beatrice Denham, Mayrah Udvardi, and Audrey Wozniak.
Wintersession 2014: CWS Launches "Alternative Breaks" Service Trips
Friday, January 31, 2014
In January, two groups of Wellesley students volunteered to work in New York and New Orleans, through programs run by the Center for Work and Service.
Alumna's Social Enterprise Brings Progress through Tea
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Tranquil Tuesdays, a Beijing-based business launched by Charlene Wang '03, has become a premiere provider of Chinese teas and teaware as well as an exemplary social enterprise featured on CBS Sunday Morning, China Radio International, Time Out Beijing, and elsewhere.
Wellesley Sophomore Wins HALO Award
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Rocio Ortega ’16 won the award from TV channel Nickelodeon when it honored four teens Helping And Leading Others (HALO). Ortega was recognized for her work in the UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, encouraging American youth to speak up for girls in developing countries.
Wellesley Professor and Poet Wins Human Rights Award
Monday, December 2, 2013
Marjorie Agosín, Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies and Professor of Spanish, has won the Dr. Fritz Redlich Global Mental Health and Human Rights Award, given by Harvard's Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery Program.
Students, Faculty Respond to Typhoon Haiyan
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
On November 8, one of the largest storms recorded in world history slammed into Visayas, the central region of the Philippines. Wellesley's Club Filipina, along with members of the faculty, has been organizing efforts to raise awareness and support for those affected.
Tanner Conference Fills Campus on October 29
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Tanner 2013 provides a forum for students and alumnae to reflect upon, analyze, and share their off-campus experiences with the College community.
Wellesley Celebrates International Education Week
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
IEW, a joint Department of State and Education initiative to promote readiness for a global environment, comes alive at Wellesley with language boot camps, study abroad advising sessions, events with international faculty and scholars, and much more.
Associate Professor of Economics Patrick McEwan Presents Research to President of Honduras
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
In a formal presentation to Honduran President Porfirio Lobo and Vice President María Antonieta de Bográn at the Casa Presidencial, Wellesley's Patrick McEwan and others shared their analysis of Bono 10,000, a poverty reduction initiative.
Wellesley Students and Faculty Pursue Research in Siberia
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Students from Lake Baikal: The Soul of Siberia, a joint Environmental Studies/Russian Area Studies course, traveled to Bol'shie Koty with Professor of Russian Thomas Hodge to join Professor of Biological Sciences Marianne Moore at her Biostation to collect and analyze data.
Wellesley Faculty and Staff Find Partnership Opportunities in Cape Verde
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Six Wellesley faculty and staff traveled to Cape Verde for a partnership-building trip where they met with high-ranking government officials, NGOs, and Wellesley student interns, and witnessed the signing of a historic document.
Wellesley Junior Wins Killam Fellowship from Fulbright Canada
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Katherine Di Lucido ’15 has won a Killam Fellowship and will travel to Montreal, Canada, to study at McGill University as part of an exchange program run by Fulbright Canada.
Boston Globe Recounts Wellesley’s Leadership in Shaping Modern Art
Monday, July 29, 2013
On July 28, The Boston Sunday Globe published an extensive article chronicling a 1920s Wellesley art history course taught by Alfred H. Barr that transformed modern art and, by extension, American culture.
Wellesley Sophomore Launches Art-Based Project to Aid Women Students in D.R. Congo
Friday, July 26, 2013
Hanna Tenerowicz '16 films "Portrait of a Brave Woman" documentaries to inspire U.S. artists to create works whose sale will help support the dreams of women students in Democratic Republic of Congo.
QR Program Director Takes Workshops "on the Road"
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Corri Taylor, director of Wellesley's Quantitative Reasoning Program, is taking her expertise on the relationship between QR and environmental sustainability "on tour" this summer, leading professional development workshops around the hemisphere.
Wellesley Alum Wins Prestigious Acumen Global Fellowship
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Kathleen Berroth ’02 has won a prestigious Acumen Global Fellowship, a year-long leadership training program in microfinance and impact investment. She competed with more than a thousand applicants seeking one of 10 fellowships.
Wellesley Junior Represents U.S. at Japan-America Student Conference
Monday, July 15, 2013
Katherine Jordan ’15 served on the executive committee of the Japan-America Student Conference this year and will represent the United States at the 2013 Conference in Kyoto this summer.
2013 Women in Public Service Project Institute Underway
Friday, July 12, 2013
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 delivered the keynote address and several members of the Wellesley community are participating in the 2013 WPSP Summer Institute.
Wellesley Sophomore Competes at World University Games
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Sharon Ng ’16 competes this week in badminton as a member of Team USA at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. The team’s appearance marks the first time that badminton is included in this wide-ranging international competition.
First Women World Partners Collaborative Concludes in Beijing
Monday, June 24, 2013
Women World Partners' inaugural program, a partnership between Wellesley and Peking University, culminated in Women’s Leadership: Making a Difference in the World, a day-long summit convening hundreds of women leaders from around the globe.
Wellesley Researchers Return to Archaeological Dig in Greece
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Metrowest Daily News reports on the work of Associate Professor of Classical Studies Bryan Burns, who, with current and former Wellesley students, is researching a site believed to be of one Ancient Greece's earliest inhabited regions.
President Bottomly in the New York Times
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Responding to the New York Times editorial on the summit meeting between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping of China, President Bottomly asserted that relationship-building must happen on the ground too, not just in diplomatic conference rooms.
Six Wellesley Women Win Fulbright Scholarships
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wellesley's Carolyn Bonner Campbell ‘13, Claire Ames Fogarty ‘12 (pictured), Rebecca Danielle McClain ‘13, Rebecca Ruhl ‘13, Christina Moriah Smith ‘13, and Madeline Rose Weeks ‘11 received Fulbrights.
Wellesley Senior's Research Leads to Meeting with King of Swaziland
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
For her honor's thesis, Daniels Fellow Andrea Kine '13 studied Swaziland’s progress toward meeting the Millenium Development Goals set by the United Nations, and her work led to a meeting with Swaziland's King Mswati III.
Wellesley Senior Wins $10,000 Davis Project for Peace Grant
Monday, April 8, 2013
Michelle Kang ’13 has been awarded a 2013 Davis Project for Peace fellowship to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. She'll use the funds to lead photography and multimedia projects with South African youth.