December 2013

diorama with Neanderthals

Wellesley Professor Comments on New Findings Suggesting Neanderthals Cared for Elders

December 17, 2013

Adam Van Arsdale, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, spoke with the Agence France-Presse for an article on new findings at a Neanderthal burial ground in France that support the notion that cavemen cared for their elders.

Wellesley's MasterCard Foundation Scholars, Martha Aywa and Refilwe Kotane, talk together in Harambee House.

Meet Wellesley's First MasterCard Foundation Scholars

December 17, 2013

As their first semester of college comes to a close, Wellesley’s first Mastercard Foundation Scholars, Martha Aywa ’17 and Refilwe Kotane ’17, reflect on their Wellesley experience so far.

hands holding stack of books

Twelve New Books Published by Wellesley Faculty and Staff

December 19, 2013

The 2013 titles from Wellesley writers reflect the breadth and scope of investigation and imagination found on campus.

Madeleine Albright Heads to Wellesley to Show 40 Young Women How to Change the World

December 18, 2013

The 2014 Albright Institute Wintersession Program runs January 6-24. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59 and this year's Distinguished Visiting Professor, former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, will give a free, public lecture on Wednesday, January 22 at 4 p.m.

3 photos - Louise McCleary, Bridget Belgiovine, Kim Bottomly

Women from Wellesley Help Lead NCAA/NEWMAC Symposium

December 18, 2013

Wellesley was a strong presence at the recent NCAA/NEWMAC symposium on the theme of integration, with remarks by NCAA Director of Division III Louise McCleary ’87, Wellesley Director of Athletics Bridget Belgiovine, and Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly.

James Noggle in his office

Professor James Noggle Wins $50,000 from NEH

December 16, 2013

A National Endowment for the Humanities grant will support work by Professor of English James Noggle as he researches the subject of nonconsciousness in 18th-century British literature.

screenshot from Wellesley holiday video showing open window with snowy view and the words, "A time to make memories"

Winter Comes to Wellesley

December 23, 2013

We welcome it for its seasonal charms, for bringing a new year full of fresh opportunities, and for the chance to send warm Wellesley greetings to all.

two students work at a computer in Wellesley library

Hour of Code Comes to Wellesley

December 12, 2013

Ten million new computer programmers is the goal of the ambitious Hour of Code campaign, and Wellesley computer science students and faculty are doing their part on campus December 11-13. "Boston Schools Open Doors to Open Circle"

December 11, 2013

A story on looks at Open Circle, a social and emotional learning program designed by the Wellesley Centers for Women. Schools throughout the City of Boston adopted Open Circle this year.

wellesley rowers stand in their shell on the Charles river, boston skyline in the background

A Look Back at 2013 Highlights

December 20, 2013

At the end of the year we take a moment to look back at the Daily Shots and stories from 2013.


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