July 2013

aerial view of DC from Library of Congress

Wellesley-in-Washington Internship Program Going Strong at 70

July 31, 2013

As the U.S. Congress heads to summer recess, Wellesley students wrap up their intensive 10-week program working in Washington, D.C. and join a long-running history of Wellesley women learning “on the job” in the nation’s capitol.

De los Reyes photo from Ethical Society of Boston

Wellesley Alum to Oversee Academics for Boston Public Schools

July 30, 2013

The Boston Public Schools announced that Eileen de los Reyes '84, who has led the effort to transform education for the thousands of English language learners in the Boston Public Schools, will be the district’s new deputy superintendent of academics.

Alfred Barr, Jr in thoughtful pose

Boston Globe Recounts Wellesley’s Leadership in Shaping Modern Art

July 29, 2013

On July 28, The Boston Sunday Globe published an extensive article chronicling a 1920s Wellesley art history course taught by Alfred H. Barr that transformed modern art and, by extension, American culture.

students gather round Hanna Tenerowicz showing images on her camera

Wellesley Sophomore Launches Art-Based Project to Aid Women Students in D.R. Congo

July 26, 2013

Hanna Tenerowicz '16 films "Portrait of a Brave Woman" documentaries to inspire U.S. artists to create works whose sale will help support the dreams of women students in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Christina Rieth

Wellesley Senior Leads Bilingual Tour of Historic Boston Neighborhood in Pioneering Program

July 25, 2013

As part of her Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art-funded internship with Boston Preservation Alliance, Christina Rieth ’14 leads a bilingual tour of Boston’s Egleston Square on July 27, to encourage citizen participation in urban development.

Wellesley's Quantitative Reasoning Director Takes QR/Sustainability Message on the Road

QR Program Director Takes Workshops "on the Road"

July 24, 2013

Corri Taylor, director of Wellesley's Quantitative Reasoning Program, is taking her expertise on the relationship between QR and environmental sustainability "on tour" this summer, leading professional development workshops around the hemisphere.

Katie Berroth '02

Wellesley Alum Wins Prestigious Acumen Global Fellowship

July 23, 2013

Kathleen Berroth ’02 has won a prestigious Acumen Global Fellowship, a year-long leadership training program in microfinance and impact investment. She competed with more than a thousand applicants seeking one of 10 fellowships.

rehearsal at composers conference

Composers Conference & Chamber Music Workshops at Wellesley Begin July 21

July 19, 2013

The annual Composers Conference and Chamber Music Workshops returns to Wellesley. The program brings together emerging composers and professional and amateur musicians for a two-week conference guided by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky.

montage of scenes from video

Languages at Wellesley: An Ongoing Center of Excellence

July 22, 2013

A new video by filmmaker Jennifer Tennican ’88 captures some of the benefits and pleasures of language study at Wellesley.

Wellesley's Katherine Jordan at Japan-America event

Wellesley Junior Represents U.S. at Japan-America Student Conference

July 15, 2013

Katherine Jordan ’15 served on the executive committee of the Japan-America Student Conference this year and will represent the United States at the 2013 Conference in Kyoto this summer.

Kent Farms cattle

Wellesley Alum Featured in Guardian UK Series on Working America

July 16, 2013

Amelia Levin Kent ’05 talks to the Guardian and takes reader Q&A on her work. With her husband she runs Kent Farms, a cattle operation with more than 300 cows in Louisiana.

Wellesley Neuroscientist Bevil Conway

Neuroscientist, Artist, Wellesley Professor Bevil Conway in the New York Times

July 17, 2013

Bevil R. Conway, associate professor of Neuroscience, is a visual neuroscientist and artist who's work examines the neural basis of color. The New York Times sought his expertise for a recent story titled, "Art That Turns Both Heads and Stomachs."

Kathryn Schulz at TED talk

Wellesley Orientation Common Reading Selection: Being Wrong

July 17, 2013

Kathryn Schulz's Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error has been sent to new students, student leaders, and faculty teaching first-year courses; all are encouraged to read and discuss the book over the summer and into the fall.

Hillary Clinton greets emerging women leaders from around the world

2013 Women in Public Service Project Institute Underway

July 12, 2013

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 delivered the keynote address and several members of the Wellesley community are participating in the 2013 WPSP Summer Institute.

three women run by lake

Wellesley Listed Among Best College Campuses for a Good Run

July 11, 2013

Even in the heat and humidity of July, Wellesley is a great place to run—and to learn, research, work, and explore. Prospective students and others, we invite you to visit!

Prediction by Phil Levine Included in Wall Street Journal Article

July 11, 2013

A recent article by Wall Street Journal economics editor David Wessel examined flaws in the U.S. unemployment system which can leave the economy vulnerable and quoted a prediction made by Wellesley College economist Phillip Levine in 1997 about the stability of the system.

Adeline Lee and Brittany Lamon-Paredes in Phi Delta Phi shirts

Wellesley Students Charter First All-Women’s College Chapter of Prestigious Legal Honors Society

July 10, 2013

Brittany Lamon-Paredes '15 and Adeline Lee '16, as part of an nine-member executive board, have founded a Phi Delta Phi Pre-Law Hall at Wellesley.

closeup: badminton serve, photo SF Chronicle

Wellesley Sophomore Competes at World University Games

July 9, 2013

Sharon Ng ’16 competes this week in badminton as a member of Team USA at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. The team’s appearance marks the first time that badminton is included in this wide-ranging international competition.


Two Wellesley German Professors Headline eNotated Classics Site

July 8, 2013

Thomas Hansen leads eNotated Classic's new publication list with the release of his enotated translation of Death in Venice; Jens Kruse is featured prominently in a WZLY interview about his e-notated works by Kafka.