President Paula A. Johnson sits down with influential women leaders in a series of interviews, exploring their early career influences, groundbreaking achievements, and their thoughts on the future of leadershipFriday, March 8, 2019
On International Women’s Day, Wellesley launches a new interview series, WellesleyAsks, to recognize—and learn from—women who are changing the world.
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.
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.
Do Glasses-Wearing Candidates Have an Edge? Wellesley Professor Weighs InWednesday, January 23, 2019
Wellesley professor Olga Shurchkov recently spoke to CNBC about new research from two European universities that looked at whether wearing glasses could help candidates win an election.
On Horseback with the Lakota Sioux, Wellesley Professor Honors Those Killed in the Wounded Knee MassacreFriday, January 18, 2019
Wellesley professor Elena Creef’s (center) interest in the Lakota Sioux has inspired her to develop new courses and take her students to visit North and South Dakota during spring break.
Wellesley Professors Explore Rise and Decline of Global PowersWednesday, January 16, 2019
In their new books, Wellesley College political science professors Stacie Goddard and Paul MacDonald investigate rising powers and world order, great power transitions globally, and the impact on international relations and current events.
Wellesley Professor’s Data Visualization App Helps Users Create Compelling GraphsThursday, January 10, 2019
With ShowMyData.org, a new suite of free data visualization web apps developed by Wellesley associate professor of psychology Jeremy Wilmer, anyone can create and download best-practice graphs.
Wellesley Professor Weighs in on Russian Project to Rename AirportsTuesday, December 18, 2018
The Kremlin is leading a national contest to rename 47 of Russia’s airports. Nina Tumarkin, professor of history and Slavic studies at Wellesley, spoke with The Atlantic about the project’s potential effects.
In WBUR Article, Wellesley Professor Discusses ADHD Diagnoses in Kids Born Close to Enrollment CutoffsThursday, December 13, 2018
Beth Hennessey, Wellesley professor of psychology, says children born closer to school enrollment cutoff dates who are diagnosed with ADHD may in some cases simply be less mature than their classmates.
On Human Rights Day, Wellesley Professor Asks Us to Help Humanity ThriveMonday, December 10, 2018
December 10 is Human Rights Day, an opportunity to reflect on the wisdom of restoring full humanity into our relationships to others. (Pictured: Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, who chaired the Human Rights Commission, speaking at a press conference after the completion of the Declaration of Human Rights, 1948.)
NBC Boston Features Wellesley Class Discussion about Michelle Obama’s IVF DisclosureMonday, November 19, 2018
Information from Michelle Obama’s new book “Becoming” was a launching point for discussion in a Wellesley class on contemporary reproduction.