Wellesley Students in the News, 2011-12
24-Hour Shakespeare Returns to Wellesley
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Wellesley College Shakespeare Society, joined by the community, will read (continuously) the complete works of Shakespeare from Friday, March 1, at noon to Saturday at noon. Come to the Shakespeare Society House and read an entire play or two lines of a sonnet to help out. Free; open to public.
Passions Take Davis UWC Scholar Around the World
March 12, 2012 Karen “Kémi” Kemirembe '12, a double major in biology and Spanish, left her home in Uganda to study at Wellesley College, some 7000 miles away. As a Davis United World College Scholar, opportunities in places from North Dakota to Spain to Ecuador have taken her around the world again.
Festival of Dance Showcases Wellesley’s Dance Prowess
February 22, 2013
Wellesley’s first Festival of Dance takes places February 23, 2013, with workshops and a collaborative night of performance by a dozen Wellesley dance organizations and several Wellesley musical orgs.
International Mother Language Day at Wellesley
February 21, 2013
Wellesley marks International Mother Language Day, thanks to the leadership of the newly formed Bangladeshi Student Association, for whom Language Movement Day is a national holiday.
Wellesley Professor and Students Identify Promising Anti-Cancer Agent
February 17, 2012 In studying a plant compound shown to have anti-cancer properties, Dora Carrico-Moniz, assistant professor of chemistry at Wellesley, and her students have found a new compound that exhibits potent activity against pancreatic cancer cells. (In photo: Maria Jun '14, Carrico-Moniz)
Wellesley Students Spend Wintersession Building in New Orleans January 20, 2012 Seventeen Wellesley students traveled to New Orleans last week with leaders from the College's Center for Work and Service. They were there to build a home with Habitat for Humanity in an area still suffering from Hurricane Katrina devastation.
Wellesley Peace & Justice Studies Major Wins National Teaching Fellowship January 17, 2012 Kamilah Welch '12 is one of 25 Fellows selected for the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. Fellows are nominated and chosen through a competitive selection process.
Wellesley Sophomore Helps Start Sierra Leone Aid Program
January 13, 2012 During a volunteer trip, Charlotte Hulme '14 (l) was inspired by teenager Abdulai Sesay (r) to organize Arms Around Sierra Leone, which works with a local hospital to identify patients in need and raises money to fund prosthetic limbs for amputees, giving them new opportunities and hope.
Experts and Scholars Begin Third Albright Institute Wintersession January 4, 2012 Forty young women will learn how to become effective world leaders this month at Wellesley’s Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, which kicks off its Wintersession Program on January 4, 2012. The institute brings students into a hands-on world of policy-making.
Tiana Ramos '13 Awarded Environmental Protection Agency Fellowship December 1, 2011 Wellesley's Tiana Ramos '13 was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship, an endowment that provides financial support and a paid summer internship at an EPA facility.
Wellesley Computer Science Students Earn Awards November 29, 2011 Wellesley College student teams recently won honors in computer interface design competitions, including American Computing Machinery’s Symposium on UIST 2011 Student Competition and the International Genetically Engineered Machine 2011 Americas Regional Jamboree.
Wellesley Fellowship Funds ‘Worthy and Vivid Dream Projects’ November 10, 2011 Jenny Lu (pictured) and Zsofia Schweger will each receive grants from the Pamela Daniels '59 Fellowship to pursue their dream projects: For Lu, a study on cochlear implants and deaf children's development; for Schweger, a multimedia exploration of the meaning of "home."
Wellesley Astronomers Capture Images of 2005 YU55 Asteroid November 9, 2011 A team of students led by Professor Kim McLeod, chair of the Astronomy Department, used the 24-inch telescope in Wellesley's Whitin Observatory to record the 1,300-meter diameter asteroid that passed within about 201,700 miles of Earth.
2011 Malone Prize Recipients Announced November 4, 2011 Samira Daswani ‘12 (pictured), Lucy Liu ’13, and Sophia Mo ’14 are the recipients of the 2011 Katharine Malone Prizes for Academic Excellence. The annual prizes are given to students who contribute to the Wellesley College community and achieve academic excellence.