March

STEM

Study Finds Stereotypes Persist for Women in STEM Fields

March 30, 2016

New research shows that despite significant progress made, women are still thought to lack the qualities needed to be successful scientists. The findings suggest this may contribute to discrimination and prejudice against women in those fields.


Melissa Harris-Perry speaking at Wellesley's 2012 Commencement
Melissa Harris-Perry speaking at Wellesley's 2012 Commencement

Michael Jeffries Pens Op-ed on Melissa Harris-Perry’s Departure from MSNBC

March 3, 2016

Melissa Harris-Perry delivered the keynote at Wellesley's Commencement in 2012. Professor Michael Jeffries penned an op-ed on her recent public departure from MSNBC.


Wellesley students taking a class.
Wellesley students taking a class.

Spotlight on Teaching: Ambassadors' Visits Bring Theory to Life

March 10, 2016

Visits to campus and classrooms from the United States ambassador to Portugal and from the ambassador of France to the United States gave students a better sense of the global context of their courses.


Wu Man
Wu Man

Renowned Musicians Bring China to Life at Wellesley

March 24, 2016

Wellesley College’s popular spring concert series hosts global superstar Wu Man on campus in April to perform with the Shanghai Quartet, widely regarded as one of the foremost chamber music ensembles in the world. 


Children view art at the Singapore National Gallery, one of the museums Professor Peggy Levitt discussed in a recent interview with the BBC.
Children view art at the Singapore National Gallery, one of the museums Professor Peggy Levitt discussed in a recent interview with the BBC.

Professor Peggy Levitt is Featured Guest on BBC Radio

March 8, 2016

Sociology Professor Peggy Levitt discussed her research on museums and nationalism for BBC’s Thinking Allowed radio talk show.


Wellesley students are interviewed for CNN
Wellesley students are interviewed for CNN

CNN Interview: How College Students View the 2016 Election

March 31, 2016

Wellesley students were interviewed for CNN for a story spotlighting how college students view the 2016 Election.


Screen capture of nesting Raven, March 30, Wellesley College Ravencam
Screen capture of nesting Raven, March 30, Wellesley College Ravencam

Ravens and Ravencam Return for 2016

March 31, 2016

The pair of ravens that first took up residence outside of the science center in 2013, and have since returned annually, are back to nest. With their return, Ravencam is again rolling.


Lisa Perez Jackson, Former EPA Administrator and Current VP of Apple
Lisa Perez Jackson, Former EPA Administrator and Current VP of Apple

2016 Wilson Lecture: Lisa P. Jackson

March 30, 2016

Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives for Apple Inc., Lisa P. Jackson, will join President H. Kim Bottomly for the Wilson Lecture this evening.


Lecturer Melinda Lopez left, talked to media about her Cuban roots
Lecturer Melinda Lopez left, talked to media about her Cuban roots

President Obama Mentions Wellesley Faculty Playwright in Historic Cuba Speech

March 29, 2016

Melinda Lopez, lecturer in theater studies, spoke to Radio Boston and the Boston Globe about her Cuban roots.


Students in Angela Carpenter’s ‘Invented Languages’ Course
Students in Angela Carpenter's 'Invented Languages' Course

‘Invented Languages’ Course Noted by The New York Times

March 23, 2016

Students in Professor Angela Carpenter's 'Invented Languages' Course Create New Worlds Through Language.


Shirley Young '55 and Marylin Chou '55
StoryCorps: Shirley Young '55 and Marylin Chou '55

StoryCorps: Shirley Young '55 and Marylin Chou '55

March 28, 2016

StoryCorps: Longtime friends Shirley Young '55 and Marylin Chou '55, talk about how Wellesley taught them to "connect the dots," a skill that helped them to succeed after college.


Infographic on women in gaming
Infographic on women in gaming

Beyond Pink Games

March 25, 2016

"There is an urgent need to support and foster a thriving community of women in gaming," wrote Professor Orit Shaer for the Huffington Post.


The Admission Office team holds signs welcoming newly-admitted students.
The Admission Office team holds signs welcoming newly-admitted students.

Congratulations, Admitted Students!

March 24, 2016

Welcome to the Class of 2020! Newly-admitted students received notifications yesterday evening.


Sharon Ng '16 competes at the NCAA Indoor national championship
Sharon Ng '16 competes at the NCAA Indoor national championship

Winter Sports Round Up

March 22, 2016

The winter sports season saw a pair of Seven Sisters Championships and multiple record-breaking performances for Wellesley Blue athletes, including by Sharon Ng '16.


Professor Bryan Burns and Kaylie Cox ’18 record a StoryCorps Interview
Professor Bryan Burns and Kaylie Cox '18 record a StoryCorps Interview

StoryCorps: Professor Bryan Burns and Kaylie Cox '18

March 21, 2016

Kaylie Cox '18 talks with Professor Bryan Burns about an opportunity she says she would not have had if she hadn’t come to Wellesley.


Athlete Students and Alumnae at a recent networking dinner
Athlete Students and Alumnae at a recent networking dinner

Student Led Networking Dinner Connects Student-Athletes and Alumnae

March 18, 2016

The Wellesley College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) welcomed alumnae student-athletes to campus for a networking dinner.


Pillars from Wellesley’s old College Hall stand in Tower Court
Pillars from Wellesley's old College Hall stand in Tower Court

On Founder’s Day, Celebrating a Standing Piece of Wellesley’s Early History

March 17, 2016

Thanks to the efforts of dedicated alumnae, five pillars that survived the great fire of 1914 were saved from a pile of rubble and restored to a place of honor on campus many decades later.


Photo from the 2016 Greenhouse Light Show
Photo from the 2016 Greenhouse Light Show

2016 Greenhouse Light Show

March 16, 2016

The Light Show, an annual event in the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, is held in the evening. Spotlights and theatrical lighting are used to highlight plants' features.


Elizabeth Hau ‘16, left, and a student at John D. Hardy Elementary School
Elizabeth Hau '16, left, and a student at John D. Hardy Elementary School

Wellesley Students Inspire Elementary School Kids With Hands-On Math

March 15, 2016

Mathematics Professor Ann Trenk and her students hosted a "math discovery room" at an elementary school science night, using hands-on interactive activities to teach math concepts.


Students talk with Betty Pforzheimer '59
Students talk with Betty Pforzheimer '59

Pforzheimer Fund Internships Provide Students with Valuable Humanities Work Experiences

March 2, 2016

When Betty Pforzheimer '59 retired from Wellesley's board of trustees, her husband marked the occasion with a gift that would allow her to do what she loves most—help Wellesley students succeed.


Two students read Shakespeares works during 24 Hour Shakes 2016
Two students read Shakespeares works during 24 Hour Shakes 2016

A 24 Hour Shakespeare Celebration

March 7, 2016

A beloved tradition, 24 Hour Shakes brings lovers of the Bard’s work together to read every one of Shakespeare's 14,000 lines, 154 sonnets and 39 plays, out loud, in 24 hours.


Martha Teichner ’69 and Milly Cooper Glimcher ’61
Martha Teichner ’69 and Milly Cooper Glimcher ’61

StoryCorps: Martha Teichner ’69 and Milly Cooper Glimcher ’61

March 14, 2016

An excerpt of a conversation between Martha Teichner ’69 and Milly Cooper Glimcher ’61 kicks off a weekly series featuring interviews between alumnae, faculty, and students recorded by StoryCorps.


A bandaid holds together a broken piggybank, coins lay around it
A bandaid holds together a broken piggybank, coins lay around it

Professors Weigh in on Federal Economics Policies

March 11, 2016

Amid concerns over a fluctuating stock market, major media outlets sought commentary from Wellesley economics professors.


Amy-Willard Cross '82, founder of the BUY UP index
Alumna's App Helps Consumers Shop for Equality

App Helps Consumers Shop for Equality

March 9, 2016

The BUY UP Index, an app and rating system developed by Amy-Willard Cross '82, helps consumers support businesses that support women.


An image from the HarvardX XSeries World Religions Through Their Scriptures
An image from the HarvardX XSeries World Religions Through Their Scriptures

New Wellesley Classes Offered via edX

March 4, 2016

A course instructed by Wellesley's Neelima Shukla-Bhatt is part of a new series designed to teach about the history and social impact of world religions through their scriptures.


Art patron holds up a cell phone during protest MFA protest in front of Claude Monet painting
Art patron holds up a cell phone during protest MFA protest in front of Claude Monet painting

Racial Stereotypes and "Racist Love"

March 1, 2016

Professor Elena Tajima Creef moderated a February discussion at the MFA after the museum's programming led to outcry over racial stereotypes.