Working in the U.S. #2
Internships & UROPS
Test sevent Can F-1 international students work or do internships in the US? What is CPT and OPT? Are you curious about employment opportunities after graduation? Get answers to these questions and more at Slater International Center's Working in the U.S. Info Session! In addition to an overview of work authorization, this session will focus on internships & UROP opportunities.
CSA Mid-Autumn Festival
Staff Professional Development Session
What Did You Say? Cros-cultural Communication
What we hear and how we assign meaning to it play a role in effective cross-cultural communication. In this workshop, you will learn about and practice different ways of communicating (verbally and non-verbally) across cultural boundaries. Lunch will be provided.
Why should I participate?
- Learn how to create a welcoming workplace
- Reconnect with friends and meet other folks from across campus
- Learn how to make the most of our multicultural campus community!
Conversation with Peggy McIntosh
Administrative Council Committee for Diversity
Immigration Attorney Visit
Are you an international student interested in working in the US after you graduate and complete your OPT? Join
us for our Immigration Attorney Visit! We will be reviewing common visa options for students and answering your
visa-related questions. This is an excellent opportunity for all seniors navigating the employment world after graduation, as well as
any international students considering their options to stay and work in the U.S.
Tennis @ Emerson
End of Semester Gathering
Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
The Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses contain seasonal displays as well as permanent collections. Here, you can experience plant life from the deserts of Mexico and Africa to the rain forests of Malaysia and Brazil. Summer hours are 8:00 AM–4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The greenhouses will be closed on weekends through the summer, but will resume regular weekend hours on August 23.
The Alexandra Botanic Garden has specimen trees and shrubs from around the world in a picturesque landscape. The Silver Thread, a small brook, winds through the garden from a waterfall to Paramecium Pond.
The H. H. Hunnewell Arboretum has several different habitats, including a maple swamp, meadow, and fragments of different forest types, with mostly native species.
Other specialized gardens include a green roof planted with native species, a dwarf conifer garden, a butterfly garden, and our Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden.
Exhibition: Read My Pins
The Madeleine Albright Collection
During her career, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ‘59, famously used her jewelry to convey diplomatic messages. From June 9 through July 20, 2014, the Davis Museum will present the New England premiere of the exhibition Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, which reveals an intriguing story of American history and foreign policy as told through Secretary Albright’s jeweled pins.
“I am delighted to bring this collection to my alma mater,” said Madeleine Albright, who studied political science and has since launched the Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley. “Wellesley was one of the first places that gave me the opportunity to engage with global politics, develop my political views, and explore creative ways to express those views--so it’s only fitting to bring pins and politics back to Wellesley.”
On June 16, Secretary Albright will give a talk and book signing at Wellesley. A Conversation with Madeleine Albright: Pin Diplomacy, will be held at the College’s Alumnae Hall. The event is free and open to the general public.
In 1997, Albright was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. While serving under President Bill Clinton, first as U.S ambassador to the United Nations, and then as Secretary of State, Albright became known for wearing brooches that purposefully conveyed her views about the situation at hand. “I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal” Secretary Albright has said. “While President George H.W. Bush had been known for saying ‘Read my lips,’ I began urging colleagues and reporters to ‘Read my pins.’"
Organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, this unique traveling exhibition features more than 200 pins, many of which Secretary Albright wore to communicate a message or a mood during her diplomatic tenure. Sparkling with Albright’s wit and energy, the collection is notable for its historic significance as well as the expressive power of jewelry and its ability to communicate through a style and language of its own.
The collection that Secretary Albright cultivated is distinctive and democratic—sometimes demure and understated, sometimes outlandish and outspoken—spanning more than a century of jewelry design and including fascinating pieces from across the globe. The works on view are chosen for their symbolic value, and while some are fine antiques, many are costume jewelry. Together the pieces in this expressive collection explore the power of jewelry to communicate through a style and language of its own.
Over the years, Secretary Albright’s pins became a part of her public persona, and they chart the course of an extraordinary journey, carving out a visual path through international and cultural diplomacy. A highlight of the exhibition will be the brooch that began Secretary Albright’s unusual use of pins as a tool in her diplomatic arsenal. After Saddam Hussein’s government-controlled press referred to her as a serpent in 1994, then U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Albright wore a golden snake brooch pinned to her suit for her next meeting on Iraq. Read My Pins will feature the famous snake brooch among many other pins with similar stories—some associated with important world events, others gifts from international leaders or valued friends.
The exhibition also showcases a group of Americana, which is at the center of the Madeleine Albright collection. One of her most original pieces is a pin made especially for her. The silver brooch shows the head of Lady Liberty with two watch faces for eyes, one of which is upside down—allowing both her and her visitor to see when it is time for an appointment to end. As demonstrated in this clever work, Read My Pins explores Albright’s ongoing impact on the field of jewelry design and collecting.
About Madeleine Albright
Madeleine K. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. She was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. Dr. Albright received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Obama on May 29, 2012.
In 1997, Dr. Albright was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. As Secretary of State, Dr. Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated for democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade, business, labor, and environmental standards abroad. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. From 1989 to 1992, she served as President of the Center for National Policy. Previously, she was a member of President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Council and White House staff and served as Chief Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Edmund S. Muskie.
Dr. Albright is a Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Pew Global Attitudes Project and serves as president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation. She serves on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Policy Board, a group tasked with providing the Secretary of Defense with independent, informed advice and opinion concerning matters of defense policy. Dr. Albright also serves on the Boards of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute and the Center for American Progress. In 2009, Dr. Albright was asked by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to Chair a Group of Experts focused on developing NATO’s New Strategic Concept.
Dr. Albright is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: her autobiography, Madam Secretary: A Memoir (2003); The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (2006); Memo to the President: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership (2008); Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box (2009); and Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 (2012).
Dr. Albright received a B.A. with Honors from Wellesley College, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Columbia University’s Department of Public Law and Government, as well as a Certificate from its Russian Institute.
On view in the Bronfman & Chandler Galleries, timed tickets are required for this special exhibition. Available now, tickets are $18 for adults, and $9 for seniors (65+). Children (18 and under), and all students with a valid ID are free. To purchase tickets, please click here.
Residents of the town of Wellesley are invited to attend Read My Pins: Wellesley Neighborhood Day, a complimentary preview event on Wednesday, June 4. A valid Wellesley ID must be presented at the time of your visit, and tickets are required, but free. Tickets may be reserved at the Read My Pins: Wellesley Neighborhood Day site, or by calling 888.71TICKETS (888.718.4253).
A beautifully illustrated book Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box by Harper Collins publishers accompanies the exhibition and will be available for sale at the Davis. The publication, authored by Secretary Albright, reveals the full story behind the collection, and illustrates its best examples.
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection has been organized by the Museum of Arts and Design. Generous support for this exhibition was provided by Bren Simon and for the exhibition catalogue by St. John Knits.
The Davis gratefully acknowledges the major support of the Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28 Fund for World Cultures and Leadership, with additional funding from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis, and individual contributors Qi Gao & Ligang Jin P'16, Judith Gaillard Jones '60, and Mary Tebbetts Wolfe '54.
Photo credit: Serpent pin, circa 1860. Designer unknown. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor.
Exhibition: Tony Matelli: New Gravity
On View: February 6 - July 20, 2014
New Gravity, on view at the Davis through July 20, is Tony Matelli's first solo exhibition at a U.S. museum. Comprised of recent works from the past five years as well as new works created specifically for the Davis, the exhibition focuses on the artist’s discursive use of time, ambivalence, banality and wonder. In Matelli’s work the physical laws of objects are often reversed, upended or atomized, and with these deft manipulations of matter and gravity come profound reorientations in perspective and ways of seeing. Matelli creates a distortion field of sorts, a lens through which to question one reality and create another.
Installed in two parts at the Davis, the exhibition also sites two sculptures (Sleep Walker and Stray Dog) outdoors on campus. Tony Matelli: New Gravity will be on view February 5 - May 11, in the Bronfman & Chandler Galleries; and February 5 - July 20 in the Jobson & Tanner Galleries. The exhibition is free and open to the general public.
“Tony Matelli is a trader in combinatory illusions, a skilled manipulator of the restless mediation between metaphor, meaning and truth,“ said Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director of the Davis and curator of the exhibition. “His works are persistently surprising, inventive, powerful and playful – evoking complex sensations and inviting multiple viewings. We are delighted to present his first U.S. museum exhibition at the Davis and to introduce New England audiences to his work.”
Often employing a hyper-realistic idiom, Matelli’s work challenges our perceptions of reality. His sculptures create a disconcerting tension between uneasiness and humor, frequently suspending time and belief. Matelli imbues his art with layers of familiarity and discomfort, employing remarkable skill and technique to create works that ask us to take a critical look at ourselves and at the culture around us.
“There is a romantic impulse in my work, that strives to give form to my emotions and thoughts and the way I see the world,” commented Matelli. “I’m fascinated with that moment when you become aware of a perceptual shift in your environment, so what was a seemingly real-life experience becomes a complicated art experience. That approach to art is really powerful. It makes everything else seem like a prop that only pointed to an idea. The precision of praxis has a great impact on me, and my work operates in that spirit.”
Tony Matelli’s work is in numerous private and public collections including the Cranbrook Art Museum; FLAG Art Foundation; ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum; the National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Fundacion La Caixa, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; and the Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. A mid-career survey, Tony Matelli: A Human Echo, premiered at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark in 2012 and traveled to the Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway in 2013. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, and is represented by Marlborough Chelsea, New York and Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm.
Curated by Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director of the Davis, Tony Matelli: New Gravity and the accompanying catalogue, designed by the artist with Conny Purtill, are generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art and the Anonymous ’70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund.
Please also join us for Tony Matelli: Artist’s Picks filming screenings, a series of four films selected by the artist to coincide with his exhibition. Following each, Cinema and Media Studies faculty will discuss the artist’s selections—and the intriguing notes he has provided on his choices (below)!
2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968, Dir. Stanley Kubrick) | February 12 | 6:00 p.m. | Collins Cinema
“The promise and potential of us evolving beyond our own biology gives me great pleasure. From the dawn of man, base and physical, toward the abstract and pure essence of ourselves. Terrifying. Inspiring.”
Matelli joins the post-film discussion for this event.
(1975, Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni) | March 12 | 6:00 p.m. | Collins Cinema
“The weight of my obligations is overwhelming. The inertia of my character has become unbearable. Everything feels like a dead end. I want out. New friends, new family, new morals. I want to become someone else.”
(2010, Dir. Christopher Nolan) | April 2 | 6:00 p.m. | Collins Cinema
“Ontological magical realism, I think about this a lot.”
(1969, Dir. Marco Ferreri) | April 30 | 6:00 p.m. | Collins Cinema
“The girlfriend is a bore. Every day is like the last. My general privilege has me sleepwalking toward a shallower and shallower horizon. I could really use a clean break.”
Matelli joins the post-film discussion for this event.
Co-sponsored by the Davis and the Wellesley College Cinema and Media Studies Program, this series is generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift.