July

Hand holds a postcard that reads "Greetings from Prague"
Hand holds a postcard that reads "Greetings from Prague"

Dear Wellesley: Charlotte Treadwell ’16 Writes from Prague

July 9, 2015

Today, in the second in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Charlotte Treadwell ’16 writes from her summer internship in Prague.


Hand holds a postcard that reads "Greetings from Brunswick, Georgia"
Hand holds a postcard that reads "Greetings from Brunswick, Georgia"

Dear Wellesley: Evan Williams ’17 Writes from the Georgia (U.S.) Coast

July 17, 2015

The third in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Evan Williams ’17 writes from her Environmental Policy and Conservation Internship on the Georgia coast (U.S.) barrier islands.


Hand holds a postcard that reads "Greetings from Puerto Rico"
Hand holds a postcard that reads "Greetings from Puerto Rico"

Dear Wellesley: Rebecca Selch ’17 Writes from Ponce, Puerto Rico

July 30, 2015

The fourth in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Rebecca Selch ’17 writes from her internship working at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico.


Students from Wellesley’s Pre-College Residential Program Dine Together Outside the Lulu
Students from Wellesley’s Pre-College Residential Program Dine Together Outside the Lulu

Wellesley’s Pre-College Residential Program Wraps Up Second Successful Season

July 22, 2015

Wellesley’s Pre-College Residential Program, now in its second year, helps participants gain the experience and confidence to succeed in higher education.


Wellesley Professor Angela Bahns

New Study Suggests Threat Can Be Used To Justify Actions That Result From Prejudice

July 28, 2015

New research by Wellesley's Angela Bahns reveals how easily people can be conditioned to feel prejudice, and also that unrecognized prejudice can be the source of a perceived threat.


Equestrian team members hold a blue and white Wellesley Banner
Equestrian team members hold a blue and white Wellesley Banner

Wellesley Equestrian Team Sends Riders to Nationals

July 21, 2015

The Wellesley Equestrian Team sent two riders, Callan Roberts ’15 and Paulina Sterpe ’15, to the IHSA National Competition in May and placed 5th overall for their season.


A photo of the Boston Brakers power wheelchair soccer team in action

Staff Member's Power Soccer Team Takes First in Conference

July 2, 2015

Jim Wice, director of disability services, is a member of the Boston Brakers Power Soccer Club. The Brakers placed first in their conference and fifth overall at the MK Battery President's and Founder's Conference Championship in Hanover in June.


A photo of Julieta Valls Noyes ’84, who was recently confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia
A photo of Julieta Valls Noyes ’84, who was recently confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia

Julieta Valls Noyes ’84 Confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia

July 28, 2015

Julieta Valls Noyes ’84, who was recently confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia, found a passion for foreign policy during her time at Wellesley.


A photo of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft
A photo of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft

Alumna Part of NASA New Horizons Team

July 15, 2015

Amanda Zangari ‘08 is a member of NASA’s New Horizons flyby team. The New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto this week after a nearly decade-long journey through the solar system.


Rocio Ortega '16 receives a hug from First Lady Michelle Obama
Rocio Ortega '16 receives a hug from First Lady Michelle Obama

Students Lead at Girl Up Foundation Leadership Summit in D.C.

July 16, 2015

Gloria Samen '18 and Rocio Ortega '16 each had a big roles at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in D.C. this week, and both were chosen to meet First Lady Michelle Obama who was speaking at the event.


Old and new Facebook icon, the new icon puts woman in front.
Old and new Facebook icon, the new icon puts woman in front.

Alumna Gives Facebook’s Icons A Gender Makeover

July 13, 2015

Caitlin Winner ‘05, a design manager at Facebook, gave the site’s icons a gender makeover, making the woman's silhouette larger moving it in front of the man's.


An artist's rendition of an introverted "The Thinker"
An artist's rendition of an introverted "The Thinker"

Wellesley Researchers Say There Are 4 Shades of Introversion

July 8, 2015

The gap between the "scientific" and "common-sense" definitions of introversion led Professor Jonathan Cheek and colleagues, including Jennifer Grimes ‘05 and Courtney Brown ‘15, to look beyond a one-size-fits-all definition.


Photo of Kenneth Snelson's Sculpture Mozart III on the Wellesley College campus
Photo of Kenneth Snelson's Sculpture Mozart III on the Wellesley College campus

Summer Photo Captures Kenneth Snelson’s Mozart III

July 10, 2015

Jennifer Lyon-Mackie ‘18, a student assistant in the public affairs office, captured a photo of Kenneth Snelson's Mozart III with sunlight streaming through. The sculpture was first installed on campus in July 2008.


Photo of Bangladeshi School Children by Catherine Baltazar '16
Photo of Bangladeshi School Children by Catherine Baltazar '16

A Rising Senior's Photojournalism Project in Bangladesh

July 14, 2015

Catherine Baltazar ‘16 has a passion for increasing awareness about environmental problems. She is spending her summer in Bangladesh and hopes the photos she takes while there will "inspire someone to take action and be an agent of change.”


Veronica Lin '15 works with Girls in Robotics Camp in South Africa
Veronica Lin '15 works with Girls in Robotics Camp in South Africa

Alumna Leads Robotics Workshops for Girls in Cape Town, South Africa

July 20, 2015

Veronica Lin ‘15 is spending 10 weeks this summer in Cape Town, South Africa, with an NGO that offers educational enrichment to children and teachers in impoverished schools and communities through robotics and reading programs.


Distinguished Faculty of the 2015 Composers Conference Rehearse
Distinguished Faculty of the 2015 Composers Conference Rehearse

2015 Composers Conference and Chamber Music Workshops

July 24, 2015

Emerging composers study with distinguished guest composers in an annual summer conference held at Wellesley. Concerts, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for 8:00 PM in Houghton Chapel on various dates throughout.


Collection of images meant to envoke positive, negative feelings
Collection of images meant to envoke positive, negative feelings

New Study Shows How Easily People Can Be Convinced to Feel Prejudice

July 29, 2015

A new study by Wellesley’s Angela Bahns reveals latest evidence that prejudice causes the perception of threat, and suggests that threat can be used to justify actions that result from prejudice.


Students, faculty, and visitors gather around posters presenting student summer research.
Students, faculty, and visitors gather around posters presenting student summer research.

Poster Presentation Concludes Summer Research Program

August 3, 2015

The Science Center recently hosted a poster presentation, which displayed student work conducted during the College's Summer Research Program.


“Persevere,” an illustration by Michelle Thompson, appears in the summer issue of Wellesley magazine.
“Persevere,” an illustration by Michelle Thompson, appears in the summer issue of Wellesley magazine.

Eight Alumnae Share Life Lessons in Wellesley Magazine

July 27, 2015

The summer issue of Wellesley magazine features life lessons shared by eight alumnae, in letters written to their younger selves.


Wellesleys Human Computer Interaction Lab
Wellesleys Human Computer Interaction Lab

HCI Researchers Enter 2015 iGEM Competition

July 31, 2015

Summer researchers in Wellesley’s HCI lab have completed a prototype program for a collaborative exhibit in the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, which will be entered into iGEM, an international synthetic biology contest.


A photo of a city in Jordan
A photo of a city in Jordan

Kendall Bianchi '15 Named Boren Scholar

July 6, 2015

Kendall Bianchi '15 received a Boren Scholarship, which provides recipients with up to $20,000 for study in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Bianchi will spend the 2015–16 academic year in Jordan.


A $10 bill with the face of Education Reformer Elizabeth Peabody Superimposed
A $10 with the face of Education Reformer Elizabeth Peabody superimposed

Wellesley Faculty Share Their Suggestions for New Face of $10

July 3, 2015

The US Treasury Department recently announced that the new $10 bill, to be released in 2020, will feature a woman. Wellesley faculty members share their suggestions.


Lois Juliber ’71 (center) with MasterCard Foundation CFO Peggy Woo (left) and Reeta Roy, president and CEO (right).
Lois Juliber ’71 (center) with MasterCard Foundation CFO Peggy Woo (left) and Reeta Roy, president and CEO (right).

The MasterCard Foundation Honors Lois Juliber ’71 with $1 Million Grant to Wellesley

July 2, 2015

Juliber has served as chair of The MasterCard Foundation Board of Directors since the organization’s launch in 2006; as she steps down, the Foundation expresses gratitude for her service with a gift to Wellesley.


Kerry Walk ’83 named president of Marymount Manhattan College
Kerry Walk ’83 named president of Marymount Manhattan College

Kerry Walk ’83 Named President of Marymount Manhattan College

July 1, 2015

Kerry Walk ’83 has been named President of Marymount Manhattan College, a private liberal arts college located in Manhattan, New York City. She starts her appointment today, July 1.