Two Students Awarded 2019 Stanford Calderwood Prizes in Public WritingThursday, May 2, 2019
This year’s Stanford Calderwood Prizes in Public Writing were awarded to Sydney Hopper ’19 (humanities) for her paper on transcendentalist literature and tourism in Massachusetts and Ali Saueressig ’19 (social sciences) for her paper on education in rural Minnesota.
Wellesley Presents 23rd Annual Ruhlman Conference Celebrating Student Research and ScholarshipWednesday, May 1, 2019
A celebration of student achievement during the past semester, the Ruhlman Conference will feature over 300 student presentations on their projects and research with Wellesley faculty.
Nutrition Shock: How an Abundance of Food Can Lead to an Increase in Chronic DiseaseThursday, April 18, 2019
Wellesley professor Gauri Kartini Shastry studies India’s Green Revolution to find a connection between a dramatic increase in the production of food grains and growth in chronic diseases—an unintended impact.
Wellesley Professor and First-Time Marathoner Produces Running-Themed Science PodcastMonday, April 15, 2019
Adam Van Arsdale’s podcast, “Running for Science: Science for Running,” explores running through the lens of evolutionary science. This is Van Arsdale’s (center) first Boston Marathon.
Two Wellesley Seniors Receive Prestigious Watson FellowshipsMonday, April 8, 2019
As Watson Fellows, Lucy Wanzer ’19 and Sophia Zupanc ’19 will spend a year traveling and studying abroad.
Washington Post Asks Wellesley Economics Professor about Gender Quotas in GovernmentFriday, April 5, 2019
Olga Shurchkov, Wellesley associate professor of economics, weighs in on a method for achieving gender equality in the workplace.
Journalist Sonia Nazario Kicks Off Latinx Month at Wellesley with Keynote SpeechThursday, April 4, 2019
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario, a champion of telling immigrant stories, addressed the Wellesley community in her keynote address for Latinx Month.
Wellesley Psychology Professor Finds that Culture and Status Relate To How Parents Express Emotions to ChildrenThursday, March 28, 2019
Stephen Chen, Wellesley assistant professor of psychology, studies emotional expressiveness among Chinese-American families.
Wellesley Professor Analyzes Second North Korea Summit in Media AppearancesMonday, March 4, 2019
Leaders from the United States and North Korea met in Hanoi, Vietnam, for their second summit last week. Wellesley professor of political science Katharine Moon commented on its potential outcomes in several media outlets.
Wellesley Professor Writes about the Tactical Use of Violence by Black AbolitionistsThursday, February 28, 2019
In her new book, Kellie Carter Jackson, assistant professor of Africana studies at Wellesley, provides the first historical analysis of the use of political violence among antebellum black activists.
Wellesley Professor Discusses the Oscars and Diversity in the Film Industry on WGBHFriday, February 22, 2019
Ahead of the 91st Academy Awards on February 24, Wellesley professor Michael Jeffries looks back at the #OscarsSoWhite campaign and efforts to increase the diversity of Oscar nominees and the film industry itself.
Nine Wellesley Honors Students Received Inaugural Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships in 2018Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Recipients of the Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships, awarded for the first time in spring 2018, represent the breadth of Wellesley’s academic disciplines and a commitment to service.
Wellesley Professor Katharine H.S. Moon to Deliver 2019 Distinguished Faculty LectureThursday, February 7, 2019
Katharine H.S. Moon, professor of political science, will deliver the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Lecture at Wellesley College, on “Friending Your Enemy: Dialogue with North Korea, Engaging the Other.”
WBUR, the Atlantic, and NBC Ask Professor Rosanna Hertz about Donor-Sibling NetworksMonday, January 28, 2019
Children of the same donor and their parents are redefining kinship, expanding the concept of family, says Wellesley’s Rosanna Hertz (center).
Distinguished Speakers Discuss New Challenges to Democracy at Albright InstituteFriday, January 25, 2019
This year’s Albright Institute Wintersession event brought some of the world’s most influential leaders to Wellesley, including Judy Woodruff, John Podesta, Samantha Power, Cass Sunstein, and Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 herself, to address current issues facing our democracy.