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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Wellesley's Quantitative Reasoning Director Takes QR/Sustainability Message on the Road

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.