February 2013

Wellesley College 2013 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony, February 28

February 28, 2013

A ceremony honoring the recipients of the 2013 Alumnae Achievement Awards will be held Thursday, February 28, in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall at 5:30 p.m.

Maggie Keane, expert on amnesia

Margaret Keane Delivers the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

February 27, 2013

In this Wellesley Wednesday event, Professor of Psychology Margaret Keane explores findings from research on how memory shapes behavior and enables us to envision the future. Free and open to the public.

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Scott Gunther Sheds Light on Same-Sex Marriage Protests in France

February 26, 2013

Associate Professor of French Scott Gunther writes in the Huffington Post about differences between the way opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States and France articulate opposition.

montage: diverse Wellesley dance troupes

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.

scene from Midsummer

Shakespeare and Company Brings A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Wellesley

February 25, 2013

Shakespeare’s romantic comedy takes the stage in Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium on Monday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Michelle Obama

Wellesley Professor Discusses Race and Gender Stereotypes and the First Lady

February 26, 2013

Michael Jeffries, Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor of American Studies, recently joined WBUR's Radio Boston for a discussion on Michelle Obama and race in America.

Bengali monument

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.

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Barbara Beatty on Universal Preschool Education

February 20, 2013

Barbara Beatty, professor of education, spoke with WBUR's Radio Boston yesterday about calls by President Barack Obama and Governor Deval Patrick for universal preschool education.

Nikki Wright and Haitian woman examine goat

Alum Awarded Funds to Launch Livestock Education Center in Haiti

February 19, 2013

Nikki Wright '08, now a student at the UPenn Veterinary School, and a colleague won $25,000 for a project that proposed the creation and construction of a learning center in Haiti designed to provide education and training in sustainable goat management.

cartoon showing older worker in the out basket on an executive's desk

Wellesley Economist Phillip Levine Featured in New York Times

February 12, 2013

A study by Phillip B. Levine, Courtney Coile, and Robin McKnight examined effects of job loss on older workers. Last week, New York Times featured Levine answering reader questions about job loss and life expectancy among older workers.

John Cage using reel-to-reel recorder

"Prepared Box for John Cage" on View at the Davis

February 15, 2013

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College is home to the multimedia exhibition honoring 20th century avant-garde composer and innovator John Cage until June 9, 2013.

As President Obama Begins a Second Term, Are We Done Talking About Race?

February 1, 2013

Paint the White House Black: Barack Obama and the Meaning of Race in America, a new book by Wellesley's Michael P. Jeffries, presents Obama’s presidency as a way to reach understanding of how race works in America.

Michael Jeffries: Obama's Chicago Speech Can't Address Gun Violence Unless It Takes on Race

February 15, 2013

Michael Jeffries, Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor of American Studies, in the Atlantic.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2013

In keeping with the day, we invited friends on the Wellesley College Facebook and Twitter pages to share what they loved most about Wellesley. Students and alums love "everything" down to "Platform 9¾," but most especially they appreciate one another.

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Wellesley Faculty on the 2013 State of the Union

February 13, 2013

Wellesley College professors from different disciplines (including sociology, political science, and environmental studies) weigh in on various topics discussed in this year's Address.

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Blizzard of 2013

February 11, 2013

A powerful blizzard battered the region (causing closure of the College and most of the Commonwealth), but cleared up in time for students to enjoy two feet of fresh snow. See more photos on Wellesley Wire.

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Harleston Parker Medal Honors Wellesley Alum and Alumnae Valley

February 7, 2013

The award honoring the "single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years went to a team including Andrea Leers '64 for the MIT Media Lab; Wellesley's Alumnae Valley was named runner-up.

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Wellesley College Presents The Petrouchka Project, Mythos/Melos

February 6, 2013

Wellesley College presents “The Petrouchka Project, Mythos/Melos: The Intertwining Threads of Music and Narrative.” Lecture and recital Wednesday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m.; concert Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

molecular model

Jerome A. Schiff Fellows Pursue a Wide Range of Research

February 5, 2013

The Jerome A. Schiff Charitable Trust funds the independent research projects of 10 to 15 Wellesley College students during each academic year. Meet five of this year's Schiff Fellows.

Iyeoka in concert

Black History Month at Wellesley College

February 4, 2013

This month Wellesley celebrates the contributions of African Americans through an extensive program of events, presented by Harambee House and taking the theme “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality.”

students on Sahara dune

Wintersession in Morocco Program Inspires Students

February 1, 2013

Fifteen Wellesley students started Spring semester this week fresh off an illuminating Wintersession program in Morocco.