Jennifer Desjarlais, dean of admission and financial aid, shared her thoughts with the Boston Globe on what makes a great personal essay on a college application.
Wellesley College Trustee Amy Batchelor ’88 (left) and HCI Lab Director Orit Shaer celebrate the official opening of the Human Computer Interaction Lab, renovated thanks to the generosity of Batchelor and her husband, Brad Feld.
Tanner 2013 provides a forum for students and alumnae to reflect upon, analyze, and share their off-campus experiences with the College community.
IEW, a joint Department of State and Education initiative to promote readiness for a global environment, comes alive at Wellesley with language boot camps, study abroad advising sessions, events with international faculty and scholars, and much more.
Taiko stars Mark H. Rooney and Ryo Shimamoto visited Wellesley as part of their 2013 East Coast Workshop Tour, and worked with Wellesley's student-led traditional Japanese drumming group, Aiko.
The Boston Globe recently asked local museum directors, including Wellesley's Lisa Fischman, to share their favorite works. Fischman chose Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s video installation for its "beauty, its conceptual sophistication and narrative complexity" among other reasons.
Throughout the academic year, members of Wellesley’s student body, faculty, and staff engage in personal development and leadership training, learning in diverse ways how to more effectively make a difference on campus, and in the world.
The internationally-renowned duo of Ang Lee and James Schamus have given us films such as Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and The Hulk. Together they give a free, public talk at Wellesley on October 26.
Over 200 articles discussing Wellesley and covering the matter of PKU economics Professor Xia Yeliang have been published since September 11, 2013, when on an open letter was sent by Wellesley faculty to Peking University. These media highlights represent key news and editorial coverage.
Many news outlets tapped Assistant Professor of Archaeology Adam Van Arsdale's expertise recently to explain the importance of a fossil skull from the nation of Georgia, where his research is focused.
In a formal presentation to Honduran President Porfirio Lobo and Vice President María Antonieta de Bográn at the Casa Presidencial, Wellesley's Patrick McEwan and others shared their analysis of Bono 10,000, a poverty reduction initiative.
Wellesley hosts its first Ethnic Studies Conference on October 19, marking the inauguration of the Asian American Studies minor, and tackling questions around the place of ethnic studies at the college.
On October 17, visiting scholar Beatrice Achieng Nas presents “Women and Africa: Where Is the Wasted Potential?” as part of the Wellesley Centers for Women’s semester-long program of lunchtime seminars and discussion of the latest research on gender, women, and children.
Internationally renowned film director Ang Lee and his long-time collaborator screenwriter and CEO of Focus Features, James Schamus, will visit Wellesley College on October 26 for a free public talk.
Wellesley's Davis Museum welcomes new staff, including Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, assistant director of curatorial affairs and senior curator of collection.
On October 13, the Wellesley College volleyball team defeated Mount Holyoke College to secure the Seven Sisters Championship title; last month the team garnered Coach Dorothy Webb's 500th career win.
Friday, October 11 marked the second annual International Day of the Girl. Rocio Ortega ’16, a national Youth Champion for the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, is working to bring awareness of the campaign to campus this year.
Four Wellesley neuroscience majors recently published a paper in the undergraduate neuroscience journal Impulse. Mika Asaba ’14, Adrian Bates ’13, Kitaia Dao ’14, and Mika Maeda ’14 used fruit flies in their study of sleep disorder and memory acquisition.
President and CEO of Save the Children Carolyn Miles presents Our Best Bet: How Investing in Children Can Change the World on October 8 at 8 p.m. in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Rafael Moneo, the architect of the extraordinary building that houses Wellesley’s art museum, visits the Davis on October 9 and will deliver a gallery talk in the museum at 12:30 p.m.
Who pays for dates? A study co-authored by Wellesley Professor Rosanna Hertz continues to make headlines. Hertz was interviewed for an article that recently appeared in the Chicago Tribune.
Wellesley women now have even more opportunities to do cutting-edge research, with new partnerships with the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials and the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines.
Wellesley asserts the influence of theater—in action (on stage) and philosophically (in print). Actors from the London Stage present Shakespeare's Othello at Wellesley and Nora Hussey talks to the Boston Globe about theater's role.
Wellesley mourns the passing of a friend, mentor, and colleague in Professor David Hubel of Harvard University, a Nobel laureate and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Wellesley Neuroscience Department.
This school year, 20 members of Wellesley’s Class of 2013 are standing in front of the classroom for the first time as teachers with the Teach for America (TFA) corps.
In a recent vote, the House recently cut funding to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics Kristin Butcher '86 co-wrote an opinion piece for U.S. News & World Report about the cuts.
With the country bracing for a prolonged government shutdown, we asked members of the faculty to comment on what's going on in Washington.
Charles Evans' Goldman Lecture, "A Perspective on Monetary Policy," will be given on October 2 at 8 p.m. at Tishman Commons.