Russian Area Studies hosts a panel discussion exploring the complex political, historical and religious context of the native region of the alleged Marathon bombers. The talk will take place tonight, Thursday, April 25, at 8 PM in Knapp Atrium.
Student group Advocates for North Korean Human Rights, or ANKHR, has organized a series of panels designed to open the dialogue and create a deeper understanding of the North Korean human rights crisis.
Wellesley College launches a new suite of nine writing-intensive seminars, thanks to the generosity of the Calderwood Charitable Foundation. Eight of the classes, known as Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing, are brand-new to the curriculum.
The Wellesley novice crew team stands with Boston. As do we all. On April 22, at 2:50 p.m., the Wellesley community is invited to join in a moment of silence for the victims of last week's events.
TEDx, the subsidiary of TED, a hugely popular and successful conference platform, is set to come to Wellesley College in February 2014; speaker nominations open now till May 10.
C.A. Webb ’97, executive director of the New England Venture Capital Association, ran a sold-out women’s leadership event with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Wellesley is prominent in conversations on women's leadership that have surged in the wake of Sandberg's book.
Presentations on topics from Boston cafés to ultraviolet absorption of sulfur dioxide, and performances from Mozart to original comedy unite the College community in celebration of student achievement at the Ruhlman Conference, thanks to the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Study.
Inspired by her studies of waste streams, Elli Blaine '13 worked with contemporary artist Willie Cole on an installation using 1,000 discarded waterbottles. The work, on display at the College through February, is now displayed in a storefront in the town of Wellesley, reports Boston.com.
Professor Julie Norem spoke with WCVB's Chronicle about the public reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings and how the community came together in the wake of the tragedy. Watch the four-part series on the WCVB Web site
Valerie B. Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, will address graduates and an international audience of their family and friends at Commencement on May 31.
A recent mention in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges and the work of a group of students who aim to make Wellesley a pioneer in the effort to reduce waste are just two of the things Wellesley has celebrated this Earth Month.
Professor Dan Sichel spoke with NPR's David Kestenbaum about what is and isn't included in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and how "Lady Gaga Writing A New Song Is Like A Factory Investing In A New Machine"
For almost 100 years, the senior class has gathered for Hooprolling—when they race down Tupelo lane, pushing hoops with a wooden stick, vying to win the honor of being thrown into Lake Waban. Alex Nagourney ’13 won the traditional race on Saturday.
Robert Paarlberg, the Betty Freyhof Johnson ’44 Professor of Political Science, spoke with U.S. News about the debate on genetically-engineered food. Read: "GMOs: A Breakthrough or Breakdown in U.S. Agriculture?"
At 106, Kathryn Davis was Wellesley's oldest known alumna when she died at home on April 23, 2013. Her legacy of outstanding achievements and dedication and generosity to Wellesley College will live on and continue to inspire generations.
Wellesley's Scream Tunnel will be back in force on Monday, April 15, to cheer on runners all day. A newer "tradition," taking requests for customized signs via Twitter and Facebook, sprints into its fourth year.
The reinvigorated tradition occurs April 17, 7-9 p.m. in Tishman Commons, to honor the legacy of Wellesley College’s founders, Henry Fowle and Pauline Durant.
Norma Wilentz Hess Fellow in Computer Science Eni Mustafaraj and Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science Orit Shaer have been individually recognized by Google for innovative projects built on Google's infrastructure.
Michelle Kang ’13 has been awarded a 2013 Davis Project for Peace fellowship to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. She'll use the funds to lead photography and multimedia projects with South African youth.
Chief International Correspondent for CNBC and Wellesley alum Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ’91 kicks off a full slate of Latina Month 2013 activities with a keynote address on April 3 entitled “Leading By Example.”
A recent Washington Post opinion piece cited work by Wellesley researchers Takis Metaxas and Eni Mustafaraj. The paper cited, "Social Media and the Elections," was published by the Journal Science in November 2012.
Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula ’10 was nominated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be a speaker for TEDxChange 2013 on April 3 (webcast live from ted.com). Her topic: Investing in Girls.
Back to the future? Nope, just an April Fool's Day visit to the college homepage of 1998, to celebrate a year on the open-source website platform—just one of the resource-saving technology projects that bring new efficiencies and new looks (and perhaps some nostalgia) to the College's operations.