March

The Milky Way galaxy
the Milky Way galaxy

Spotlight on Teaching: Einstein and the Dark Universe

March 26, 2015

In Physics 100 Einstein and the Dark Universe, first-year students explore the astrophysical evidence that reveals the presence of dark matter and dark energy.


Jazz legend Benny Golson
Jazz legend Benny Golson

Jazz Legend Benny Golson Joins the Celebration of 30 Years of Jazz Music at Wellesley

March 16, 2015

Wellesley welcomed legendary composer, arranger, lyricist, producer and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson to campus for a master class and packed performance. Golson’s appearance is part of a celebration of 30 years of jazz in Wellesley’s music program.


students in the HCI lab
students in the HCI lab

The Power of Computing, Then and Now

March 27, 2015

For 32 years, Wellesley’s Computer Science Department has provided the support and training students need to excel in computing careers and to help shape the future of computer science. 


Gretchen Campbell
Gretchen Campbell

How Wellesley Prepared a Rising Physics Star

April 1, 2015

When Gretchen Campbell ’01 won the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award, she praised Wellesley for preparing her for a career in physics, a field she hadn’t planned to enter. 


President Obama with girls at the 2015 White House Science Fair
President Obama with girls at the 2015 White House Science Fair

Wellesley Joins White House-Announced “Let Everyone Dream” STEM Coalition

March 24, 2015

President Obama, shown here with White House Science Fair participants “the elementary-school Supergirls,” announced $240M in new commitments to STEM education, which include commitments by Wellesley College.


Katy Ma and the Field Trip app
Katy Ma and the Field Trip app

SPARK Project Puts Wellesley Alumna on the Map

March 20, 2015

Katy Ma '18, a student activist with the organization SPARK, explains how she chose to highlight Xie Bingxin (M.A. '26), a prominent twentieth-century Chinese writer, for a Google initiative showcasing the work and contributions of influential women in history.


Erich Hatala Matthes, Ali Lanier, and Angela Sun,
The Crevasse by Edgar Müller

Wellesley Students Present Artful Ideas

March 11, 2015

Angela Sun ’17 and Ali Lanier ’15 were the only undergraduates to present a paper at the first philosophy conference on the subject of street art.


Students perform "Lion in Winter"
Upstage students perform Lion in Winter

Upstage Theatre Group Concludes Successful Season

March 18, 2015

Student-run theatre group Upstage concludes a successful season performing classic as well as contemporary plays.


A portion of a colonial era New England map
A portion of a colonial era New England map

Wellesley Professor Featured in Boston Globe’s Ideas Section

March 19, 2015

Wellesley history professor Katherine Grandjean was interviewed by the Boston Globe about her new book, American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England.


Professor Marjorie Agosín
Professor Marjorie Agosín

Wellesley Professor Receives the Pura Belpré Author Award

March 25, 2015

Professor Marjorie Agosín’s first novel for young readers received the 2015 Pura Belpré Author Award for outstanding children’s literature by a Latino/Latina author. 


Lisa Wong, Meera Mohan-Graham '05, Ling-Chi Wang
Lisa Wong, Meera Mohan-Graham '05, Ling-Chi Wang

Wellesley Celebrates Asian Awareness Month

March 2, 2015

Wellesley celebrates Asian Awareness Month 2015 with guest speakers, performances, and lectures around important issues of Asian and Asian-American experience. Speakers include Mayor Lisa Wong of Fitchburg, performer Meera Mohan-Graham '05, and distinguished scholar-activist Ling-Chi Wang.


Clare Egan
Clare Egan

Wellesley Alumna named to US Biathlon’s World Championship Team

March 10, 2015

Wellesley alumna Clare Egan '10 is a member of the United States Biathlon World Championship team roster. She is currently competing with Team USA in the 2015 IBU World Championships in Finland.


Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman
Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman

Wellesley Welcomes Rabbi Berkman

March 30, 2015

President H. Kim Bottomly announced the appointment of Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman as the new Rabbi and Director of Wellesley College Hillel, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.


collage of students
collage of students

Reaffirmation of Mission and Announcing Gender Policy

March 5, 2015

As the world confronts unprecedented change, Wellesley College, and our role in educating women, has never been more important. Late yesterday afternoon, the Wellesley College Board of Trustees voted to reaffirm Wellesley’s mission and clarify our admission policy.


The Wellesley College Choir performs in Seoul
The Wellesley College Choir performs in Seoul

Wellesley Choir Sings Through Seoul

March 31, 2015

The Wellesley College Choir recently returned from an inaugural Spring Tour to Seoul.


How Diverse Is Your Social Network? The Answer May Reveal Something About Your Values

March 31, 2015

A new study by Wellesley's Angela Bahns demonstrates that people who place a higher value on diversity are more likely to have friends of different races, religions, and/or classes, as well as friends with different sociopolitical views.


Press Release: Wellesley Welcomes New Rabbi and Director of Hillel

March 30, 2015

President H. Kim Bottomly announced the appointment of Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman as the new Rabbi and Director of Wellesley College Hillel, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.


Wellesley College Joins White House-Announced “Let Everyone Dream” Coalition, Highlighting a Collective $90M in Commitments to STEM Education

March 25, 2015

Wellesley College has announced participation in the “Let Everyone Dream” Coalition, a national initiative announced on Monday, March 23 during the White House Science Fair that introduces new multi-sector partnerships in support of STEM education for underserved students.


Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18
Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18

Wellesley Student Diver Wins NCAA National Championship

March 23, 2015

When Maura Sticco-Ivins ’18 won the Women’s 3-meter Diving Finals at the 2015 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, she became just the third Wellesley athlete to win an individual title at an NCAA National Championship. 


Professor Marc Tetel
Professor Marc Tetel and students in his lab

Wellesley Professor in Scientific Journal: Life at Liberal Arts College

March 17, 2015

Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Neuroscience Marc Tetel has published an article in the flagship journal of the Endocrine Society, Endocrinology, about working at a liberal arts college as a career option for research scientists. 


Wellesley's math department celebrates Pi Day
Wellesley's math department celebrates Pi Day

Wellesley Celebrates Pi Day on 3/14/15

March 13, 2015

On 3/14/15, the Wellesley math department celebrates the Ultimate Pi Day by hosting activities and offering pie in honor of a very special number.


organizers of Wellesley's First Generation Network
organizers of Wellesley's First Generation Network

Wellesley College Hosts Summit for First-Generation College Students

March 12, 2015

On March 7, Wellesley hosted Class Action’s third annual summit, which convened 175 attendees from 32 colleges and four organizations from throughout the Northeast with the aim of providing a forum for first-generation college students to share experiences and discuss challenges facing their communities.

 


Robogals workshop
Robogals workshop

STEM Education By and For Students

March 4, 2015

The Wellesley chapter of Robogals empowers local elementary-school girls to explore technology and robotics.


women peeling fruit in Tanzania
women peeling fruit in Tanzania

Wellesley Travels to East Africa

March 9, 2015

Over Wintersession 2015, 18 members of Wellesley's community participated in an inaugural program in East Africa, organized by the Africana Studies department.


Society of Grownups
Society of Grownups

Financial Education for Today’s Young Adults

March 3, 2015

Nondini Naqui ’02 and the Society of Grownups offer an innovative, enjoyable way for young adults to learn about personal finance.