September

Geosciences students conduct fieldwork on campus
Geosciences students conduct fieldwork on campus

Spotlight on Teaching: GEOS 101 Earth Processes and the Environment

September 22, 2015

Students in GEOS 101 are exploring sedimentation rates in Paramecium Pond and the Silver Thread as part of a semester-long project using these sites as living laboratories.


Poster image with photos representing five different Wellesley Fall 2015 Classes
Poster image with photos representing five different Wellesley Fall 2015 Classes

Explore. 5 Humanities Courses to Consider this Fall.

September 3, 2015

Wellesley offers more than a thousand courses and 52 majors. Here's a snapshot of five Humanities courses offered this fall that students are invited to Explore.


Spotted Hyenas, the subject of Ford Foundation Fellow Connie Roja '14's research
Spotted Hyenas

Connie Rojas '14 Named Ford Fellow

September 18, 2015

Ford Fellow Connie Rojas '14, now a doctoral student in integrative biology, spent four weeks observing spotted hyenas in Kenya this summer.


Pencil lays on a scantron style test, some bubbles are filled in.
Pencil lays on a scantron style test, some bubbles are filled in.

Joy St. John Speaks With the Boston Globe About The Revised SAT

September 4, 2015

The Boston Globe recently called on Joy St. John, dean of admission, for perspective on the revised SAT, which will be administered beginning in March 2016.


Quote in white text on blue and red field by Wellesley's Adele Wolfson says "we must stop treating the arts and sciences as mutually exclusive"
Quote in white text on blue and red field by Wellesley's Adele Wolfson says "we must stop treating the arts and sciences as mutually exclusive"

Science Matters: Adele Wolfson Essay Published By Inside Higher Ed

September 17, 2015

Adele Wolfson penned an essay for Inside Higher Education warning against shifting too far away from science training for future doctors.


Gurtov hands colleague a bag of fossils collected from the caves, November 2013. Photo by John Hawks, UW-Madison
The six women known as the Rising Star Expedition's "Underground Astronauts"

Alumna Part of Team That Discovered New Human Ancestor, Homo Naledi

September 11, 2015

A discovery in a South African cave adds a new branch to the human family tree. Alia Gurtov ’07 is one of six women known as the Rising Star Expedition’s "Underground Astronauts."


Ultrarunner Sarah Bard '06
Ultrarunner Sarah Bard '06

Alumna Helps U.S. Team To Gold At Ultrarunning World Championships

September 28, 2015

With the fourth fastest time among women, and second fastest on her team, Sarah Bard '06 helped the U.S. team to gold at the International Association of Ultrarunners 100-Kilometer World Championships earlier this month.


Image from New York Times Magazine Story on New Artificially Intelligent Barbie
Image from New York Times Magazine Story on New Artificially Intelligent Barbie

Tracy Gleason Speaks With New York Times Magazine About Mattel's A.I. Barbie Doll

September 29, 2015

Mattel’s new talking Barbie doll uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) and speech recognition technology to interact with children. Professor Tracy Gleason, who studies the imaginative play of children, spoke with the New York Times Magazine about the toy.


Annie Swafford '06 works with her students at SUNY New Paltz
Annie Swafford '06 works with her students at SUNY New Paltz

Humanities Double Majors Are A Path To Success for Three Alumnae

September 23, 2015

Nearly a quarter of Wellesley students choose a dual major. Three alums explained why pursuing their passions, in the humanities is a satisfying and smart choice.


Faculty members conversing
Three faculty members converse at scholarship celebration

Wellesley Celebrates Faculty Research

September 30, 2015

The College community admired a year’s worth of scholarship and creative work by 131 faculty members on September 21 in the Clapp Library Reading Room.


A fall campus scene welcomes friends, family and homecoming guests
A fall campus scene welcomes friends, family and homecoming guests

Family & Friends Weekend and Homecoming 2015

September 25, 2015

Wellesley welcomes hundreds of family members, friends, and alumnae who will join us from September 25 to 27 for activities that celebrate all things Wellesley.


Wellesley's newly renovated Butler Boathouse
Wellesley's newly renovated Butler Boathouse

Butler Boathouse Dedication

September 24, 2015

Over the past year, the boathouse on Lake Waban has undergone a comprehensive renovation thanks to the generosity of Alice Lehmann Butler ’53 and her husband, John. A dedication ceremony will be held during Family and Friends and Homecoming weekend.


Photo of students in a classroom with My inTuition graphic overlay
Photo of students in a classroom with My inTuition graphic overlay

Williams, U.Va Adopt My Intuition

September 21, 2015

Williams College and the University of Virginia have implemented My inTuition, the groundbreaking college cost estimator developed by Wellesley economist Phil Levine.


A painting by Wellesley's Bunny Harvey entitled Releasing Forces
A painting by Wellesley's Bunny Harvey entitled Releasing Forces

Davis Museum Celebrates Fall 2015 Opening

September 15, 2015

This fall, the Davis presents a feature exhibition that showcases the prolific works of acclaimed Wellesley art professor Bunny Harvey. The Davis reopens tonight for the fall 2015 season.


Kalpana D. Acharya, working in the Tetel lab in the Science Center
Postdoctoral fellow Kalpana D. Acharya, working in the Tetel lab in the Science Center

Wellesley Researchers Publish New Findings in Online Journal eNeuro

September 15, 2015

Researchers working in the lab of neuroscience professor Marc J. Tetel have published a paper that presents novel findings on how progesterone affects the brain.


Flowers in the foreground, Houghton Chapel filled for Flower Sunday
Flowers in the foreground, Houghton Chapel is filled for Flower Sunday

Wellesley Celebrates Flower Sunday 2015

September 14, 2015

The community gathered yesterday to celebrate Flower Sunday, Wellesley’s oldest tradition.


A screen capture from the Pendleton West webcam
A screen capture from the Pendleton West webcam

Pendleton West Project Webcam Installed

September 10, 2015

A new webcam offers a bird’s eye view of the Pendleton West construction site. The live feed from the camera will allow the community to watch the project develop from the ground up.


Lake Day 2015 poster
Lake Day 2015 poster

Lake Day 2015!

September 9, 2015

The Schneider Board of Governors hosts Lake Day as a celebration of fall, friends, and fun each year, but keeps the date top secret until the night before. Announced last night, it’s official—it's Lake Day!


Basil leaves, pasta and tomatoes arranged to represent the Italian flag.
Basil leaves, pasta and tomatoes arranged to represent the Italian flag.

Second Successful Summer for Online Italian Course

September 8, 2015

Now in its second year, Online Italian course appeals to a variety of different learning styles and a wide audience.


Drawing of a hand opening a laptop. A pool of red, suggesting blood, seeps out of the screen
Drawing of a hand opening a laptop. A pool of red, suggesting blood, seeps out of the screen

Professor Roxanne Euben Pens Opinion Piece for Quartz

September 2, 2015

August 19 marked one year since the posting by ISIL of the video of the execution of the American journalist James Foley. Quartz published an opinion piece by Professor Roxanne Euben exploring the performance of violence at the core of ISIL videos.