Daily Shot Gallery 2013

December 23, 2013

Season's greetings from Wellesley College!
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December 20, 2013

At the end of the year we take a moment to look back at some Daily Shots and stories from 2013, like this moment at a crew practice shortly after the Boston Marathon..
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December 19, 2013

The 2013 titles from Wellesley writers reflect the breadth and scope of investigation and imagination found on campus.
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December 18, 2013

Wellesley was a strong presence at the recent NCAA/NEWMAC symposium on the theme of integration, with remarks by NCAA Director of Division III Louise McCleary ’87, Wellesley Director of Athletics Bridget Belgiovine, and Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly.
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December 17, 2013

As their first semester of college comes to a close, Wellesley’s first MasterCard Foundation Scholars, Martha Aywa ’17 and Refilwe Kotane ’17, reflect on their Wellesley experience so far.
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December 16, 2013

Samuel Richardson's 1740 novel Pamela exemplifies some of the unique cultural qualities of 18th century English literature that Wellesley Professor of English James Noggle studies. He has received a $50,000 NEH grant to further his research.
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December 13, 2013

Ruth Nagel Jones '42 (far right) formed ties in college that lasted a lifetime. She combined her love for Wellesley and for the arts in her generous funding of the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre. A celebration in her honor was held last Sunday.
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December 12, 2013

Ten million new computer programmers is the ambitious goal of the international "Hour of Code" campaign, and Wellesley Computer Science students and faculty are working to help meet it. Devote an hour of time today or tomorrow learning to code.
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December 11, 2013

A Boston.com story looks at Open Circle, a social and emotional learning program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade designed by the Wellesley Centers for Women. Schools throughout the City of Boston adopted Open Circle this year.
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December 10, 2013

The Wellesley community joins in spirit with people around the world in remembering Mandela today, and hosts a memorial celebration on campus on December 12, 2013.
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December 9, 2013

Brigid Cohen ’00 has been recognized by the American Musicological Society with the 2013 Lewis Lockwood Prize for her first book, Stefan Wolpe and the Avant-Garde Diaspora.
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December 6, 2013

In a keynote address at Kennesaw State University (Georgia) last month, titled “On Teaching Conservatism,” Jonathan Imber spoke about the importance of respect for conservative ideals in the academic community.
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December 5, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Jerome A. Schiff Fellows. Seventeen senior honors thesis students have recieved generous merit awards from the Jerome A. Schiff Charitable Trust this year.
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December 4, 2013

Kate Corcoran '15 (left) has won a prestigious Greater Research Opportunities fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which supports education and internships in pursuit of a career in environmental studies
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December 3, 2013

From hands-on service to generous financial donations, Wellesley supports the notion of giving of oneself to serve a meaningful cause, today—Giving Tuesday—or any day!
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December 2, 2013

This poem from Professor Marjorie Agosin's book Dear Anne Frank is just one of the poet's works that deal with trauma, dislocation, and other issues of refugees. Her sensitive writing has earned her the Dr. Fritz Redlich Global Mental Health and Human Rights Award.
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November 27, 2013

Even as November winds pull the last leaves from the trees, a calm falls over campus while students take a break before December’s acceleration to the end of Fall semester, and we take a moment to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.
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November 26, 2013

Earlier this month, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines devastating the central region of Visayas. Members of the Wellesley College community, led by Club Filipina, have been organizing efforts to raise awareness about, and support, those affected.
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November 25, 2013

Alia Gurtov '07 is one of six members of an all-female team excavating a newly discovered cave in South Africa. They have so far unearthed an amazing 1,000 fossils—with the prospect of many more—that promise to illuminate the history of early humankind.
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November 22, 2013

Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, a fascination with the man remains -- along with questions about what happened and what could have been. Wellesley voices add to reflections in the media.
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November 21, 2013

Ji Hyang Padma has published her first full-length book, Living the Season. Her work as Wellesley's Buddhist advisor, from guiding students in Zen practices to leading a procession of Tibetan nuns after creation of a sand mandala, has informed her meditations and exercises.
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November 20, 2013

Would the Soviets join the League of Nations? Most said no, but in the early 1930s Kathryn Davis '28 predicted they would. She was right, and today Professor Craig Murphy gives a talk on the significance of her pioneering work.
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November 19, 2013

Wellesley librarians Megan Brooks and Deborah Lenares and professor Adele Wolfson are leading the way in developing alternative metrics to track the influence of research and ideas in the field of pedagogical innovation.
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November 18, 2013

MyIntuition, Wellesley's Quick College Cost Estimator, is now available in Spanish.
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November 15, 2013

Music you can SEE and dance you can HEAR. Ten artists from the 2013 International Body Music Festival visit Wellesley for a weeklong residency, November 16-20, several public events will be presented.
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November 14, 2013

On Tuesday, the new political science library in Pendleton was dedicated in honor of late Political Science Professor Emeritus Edward Stettner, whose influence, integrity, and kindness at Wellesley inspire fond and happy recollections.
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November 13, 2013

Don't just reduce your carbon footprint; expand your handprint—your positive impact on the environment. Wellesley's Project Handprint symposium engaged students, faculty, staff, and alumnae of all ages in conversations, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations on the theme.
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November 12, 2013

Seniors Ava Bramson, Rosa Guzman, Nora Mishanec, and Echo Yue have been awarded Pamela Daniels Fellowships, allowing each to envision and carry out a “worthy and vivid dream project.”
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November 11, 2013

Dawn Marie Barnett, Heather Kosakowski, and Anna Young bring lessons they learned through military service to their endeavors at Wellesley. We salute them, other former service members in the Wellesley community, and all veterans
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November 8, 2013

This map shows the planned work and timeframe for renovating campus buildings as part of Wellesley 2025: A Plan for Campus Renewal.
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November 7, 2013

WellesleyX professors Smitha Radhakrishnan, Adam Van Arsdale and Guy Rogers spoke with the Boston Globe about some side effects of being a massive open online course (MOOC) professor.
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November 6, 2013

Chirlane McCray '76 (right) and fellow alum Hillary Clinton '69 share a moment on stage during the New York City mayoral race of McCray's husband, Bill de Blasio. McCray played an integral role in the campaign, and de Blasio was elected yesterday in a landslide.
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November 5, 2013

Last week, acclaimed dancers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener brought new work to Wellesley—with a surprise preview in the Science Center Focus.
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November 4, 2013

On November 4, 1913, the Anne L. Page Memorial Kindergarten, now the Wellesley College Child Study Center, opened its doors for the first time. Today, Wellesley celebrates 100 years of education and study at the Center.
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November 1, 2013

Wellesley's field hockey team is ranked #13 in the nation, and reigns as this year's NEWMAC Champions. Crew, soccer, and others add to the fall athletic accomplishments for the Blue.
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October 31, 2013

Jennifer Desjarlais, dean of admission and financial aid, spoke with the Boston Globe earlier this month to share her thoughts on what makes a great admission essay.
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October 30, 2013

Wellesley's student-led traditional Japanese drumming group, Aiko, received training last weekend from two visiting taiko greats, Mark H. Rooney and Ryo Shimamoto.
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October 29, 2013

Wellesley's Tanner Conference is a day of intellectual variety and scope with student panels and presentations on subjects from "Women on Wall Street" to "Summer in the Tropics: What I Learned from Bats"—and beyond!
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October 28, 2013

Wellesley values leadership and puts that value into action with leadership training programs throughout the academic year for students, faculty, and staff.
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October 25, 2013

Director Ang Lee and screenwriter/producer James Schamus have partnered on acclaimed films including Lust, Caution; Brokeback Mountain; and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Together they visit Wellesley for a public talk and Q&A.
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October 24, 2013

Amy Batchelor '88 cut this ribbon in a ceremony on October 23 officially opening Wellesley's new Human Computer Interaction Lab, whose renovation was generously funded by Batchelor and her husband, Brad Feld.
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October 23, 2013

International Education Week comes alive at Wellesley with language boot camps, study abroad advising sessions, events with international faculty and scholars, and much more.
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October 22, 2013

At a formal presentation at the Casa Presidencial in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Wellesley's Patrick McEwan shared his analysis of an education-based poverty reduction program with the country's president, vice president, and others.
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October 21, 2013

News outlets from NPR to Nepal's Republica recently tapped Assistant Professor of Archaeology Adam Van Arsdale's expertise to explain the importance of a fossil skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, where his research is focused.
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October 18, 2013

Wellesley hosts its first Ethnic Studies Conference on October 19, marking the inauguration of the Asian American Studies minor, and tackling questions around the place of ethnic studies at the college.
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October 17, 2013

On October 17 at 12:30 p.m., visiting scholar Beatrice Achieng Nas presents a talk at Cheever House entitled “Women and Africa: Where Is the Wasted Potential?”
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October 16, 2013

Dr. Eve Straussman-Pflanzer has been named the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
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October 15, 2013

Wellesley volleyball continues a great season earning the Seven Sisters Championship title on Sunday; last month the team garnered Coach Dorothy Webb's 500th career win.
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October 11, 2013

Friday, October 11 marked the second annual International Day of the Girl Child. Rocio Ortega ’16 (left), a national Youth Champion for the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, is working to bring awareness of the campaign to campus this year.
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October 10, 2013

Wellesley neuroscience students publish their research on sleep disorders, which used a unique fruit fly model. (But no, this fly's eyes aren't red from lack of sleep.)
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October 9, 2013

Renowned architect Rafael Moneo, who designed the Davis Museum, comes to campus to help celebrate the building's 20th anniversary.
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October 8, 2013

Carolyn S. Miles, president and chief executive officer for Save the Children, presents Our Best Bet: How Investing in Children Can Change the World on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 8 p.m. in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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October 7, 2013

Science at Wellesley extends beyond the Science Center. New collaborations with large-scale, multi-institution research centers will complement the rigorous work done on campus by faculty and students.
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October 4, 2013

Wellesley celebrates the influence of the theater. Nora Hussey speaks with the Boston Globe and Actors from the London Stage present Othello.
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October 3, 2013

Wellesley is a leader among small colleges who send graduates to serve in the nation’s high-need districts through Teach for America. This year, 20 members of the class of 2013 are teaching for TFA in classrooms throughout the country.
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October 2, 2013

It's day two of the Government Shutdown. We asked members of the faculty to offer some thoughts on what's happening in Washington.
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October 1, 2013

Last month the House voted to cut $39 billion over 10 years on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and Food Stamps. The bill has moved to the Senate for consideration and has become a controversial funding issue.
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September 30, 2013

On Monday, September 30, the Wellesley community will engage in discussions about diversity on campus, promoting a celebration of and improved understanding of multicultural and multifaith spaces on Wellesley’s campus—by converging on key spaces in a group stroll.
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September 27, 2013

Wellesley is excited to welcome the more than 480 family, friends, and alumnae coming to campus for Homecoming and Family & Friends Weekend.
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September 26, 2013

The second annual Wellesley Night Lights takes place September 26, with most of the Wellesley Square merchants staying open late, offering specials to students, and welcoming them in their shops with snacks. This is the first year that it features student performers “busking” near the participating merchants.
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September 25, 2013

In May, Wellesley College announced the first four massive open online courses (MOOCs) the College will offer. The first of those courses, Introduction to Human Evolution, will be taught by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Adam Van Arsdale.
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September 24, 2013

The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities Fall 2013 Distinguished Writers Series kicks off September 24 with a reading by poets Yusef Komunyakaa and Bill Tremblay.
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September 23, 2013

This week, Wellesley’s Jewish community celebrates the holiday of Sukkot, and invites the entire College community to join in the spirit of thanksgiving, remembrance, and festivities that is the hallmark of this Jewish holiday.
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September 20, 2013

The Schneider Board of Governors (SBOG) hosts Lake Day with a different theme each year, but its date is top secret until the night before. The invitation was a Game of Thrones-style map of the campus inviting all and sundry to gather on Severance Green at high noon.
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September 19, 2013

On September 18, Wellesley released a new college cost estimation tool that promises to revolutionize the college-shopping process for thousands of prospective students. My inTuition: Wellesley’s Quick College Cost Estimator, invented by Phillip B. Levine, Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics, was created in response to a growing need for clarity in college affordability.
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September 18, 2013

Last month, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Alden Griffith and his summer research assistants, Tania Ahmed ’16 and Shivani Kuckreja ’16, spent a week conducting ecological research in the mountains of Montana’s Glacier National Park.
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September 17, 2013

The C-SPAN Bus paid a visit to Wellesley. The Bus is visiting colleges and universities, presidential libraries, and historic locations with connections to first ladies in the lead-up to a new season of its documentary program First Ladies: Influence and Image.
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September 16, 2013

Nancy Harrison Kolodny '64, Nellie Zuckerman Cohen and Anne Cohen Heller Professor of Health Sciences and Professor of Chemistry, retired from Wellesley recently after 44 years of service.
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September 13, 2013

Which events from Wellesley’s outstanding fall lineup interest you most? Browse our new and enhanced events web pages to explore the wide range of programs planned for the semester.
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September 12, 2013

For Moriah Carlson '96 and Alice Wu '96, the world of fashion has unexpectedly become their world as they create quirky, elegant, and sustainable clothing for forward-thinking women.
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September 11, 2012

How do you say "ouch" in Portuguese? It's the sixth most spoken language in the world, maybe more so on the soccer pitch. Wellesley students now have the chance to learn it with the addition of Portuguese as the College's 15th language offering.
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September 10, 2013

This painting, Ex Voto of Josefa Peres Maldonado, is a notable piece in the Davis Museum's permanent collection, and also in the new book by Wellesley's James Oles, "Art and Architecture in Mexico," a new interpretive history of Mexican art, described as the most comprehensive introduction to the subject in 50 years.
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September 9, 2013

Facilities staff made campus beautiful over the summer, including Tower Court, which received a new carpet of grass.
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September 6, 2013

This rare snow leopard was caught on film by a camera trap in Russia's Altai region--and spotted in real life the next day by biologist Mimi Kessler '01!
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September 5, 2013

Congratulations to Hannah Stone ’14, Kathryn Ledbetter ’15, and Sitara Chapman ’16, who were awarded this year's Katharine Malone Prizes for Academic Excellence.
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September 4, 2013

Are you like Narcissus? The Maladaptive Covert Narcissism Scale, developed by Wellesley faculty and alumnae researchers could tell you.
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September 3, 2013

Welcome back! The 2013-2014 academic year begins September 3, with the first day of classes and Convocation.
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August 30, 2013

The Wellesley magazine summer issue is out, with a cover story on alumnae cheese-makers!
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August 29, 2013

This image by Kathryn Nicole Christman '14 was a finalist in the recent photography contest hosted by Phocus, one of the five newly constituted student orgs this year.
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August 28, 2013

The 2013-2014 College Government President, Joy Das ‘14, is the 100th owner of the College Government gavel. The gavel was presented to the College Government Association in March 1914 following the burning of College Hall and has since been passed down from president to president.
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August 27, 2013

David Yeliang Xia, noted classical liberal economist in China, met with professors Thomas Cushman, Susan Reverby, and others, holding a wide-ranging conversation on topics from his personal bio to his dissident actions to his broadest hopes for China.
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August 26, 2013

It's Move In Day -- Welcome to the Wellesley College Class of 2017!
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August 23, 2013

More than 200 Wellesley students flash a W (for Wellesley, for women, for welcome!) as they finish a week of intensive leadership training in time for Orientation 2013.
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August 22, 2013

As we prepare to welcome all members of Wellesley’s Class of 2017 to campus next week, we check in with some recent graduates of the last “green class” and find out what they are up to now.
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August 21, 2013

With a spate of recent media stories about women’s choices around childrearing and work, Wellesley experts provide commentary backed by in-depth research.
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August 20, 2013

Siberian Gothic? Well, just Wellesley students taking their art smarts and sense of humor along on a joint Environmental Studies/ Russian Area Studies course trip to Professor of Biological Science Marianne Moore's Lake Baikal Biostation.
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August 19, 2013

Shirley Young '55, former Corporate VP of General Motors and leader of The Committee of 100, an influential Chinese-American Organization, is a strong voice for educating women for leadership
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August 16, 2013

Wellesley's Gabriela "Ika" Kovacikova '14 takes on the English Channel, with support from Wellesley swim team members.
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August 14, 2013

The date is over and the check arrives; who pays? A new study co-authored by Wellesley's Class of 1919 50th Reunion Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Sociology Rosanna Hertz examines men's and women's approaches to convention, theory, and practice in dating finances.
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August 13, 2013

Katherine Di Lucido '15 won a Killam Fellowship from Fulbright Canada, and will travel and study--and hone her Nordic skiing--at McGill University.
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August 9, 2013

Becca Kimball '14 was selected for USRowing's month-long national team development camp that culminated August 11 at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharine’s, Ontario.
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August 8, 2013

Wellesley students, faculty, and WCW scholars presented at the American Psychological Association's 121st Annual Convention July 31-August 4, 2013 in Honolulu, and visited with local alumnae and students with their families at a Wellesley Club of Hawaii event.
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August 7, 2013

Chief Information Officer and Associate Dean of WellesleyX Ravi Ravishanker appeared on New England Cable News' CEO Corner, along with the CEO of EdX, to speak of the goals and potential of massively open online courses.
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August 6, 2013

Wellesley is excited to debut the digital version of The Wellesley 100—an online "viewbook" showcasing 100 marvelous things about Wellesley in a responsive multiplatform setting.
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August 5, 2013

Could ballot boxes be instrumental in negotiating Middle East peace? Jane A. Bishop ’51 Associate Professor of Political Science Stacie Goddard argues how they might, in an op-ed in the International Herald Tribune.
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August 2, 2013

An afternoon poster session highlighted the efforts and findings of more than 100 students who participated in the 2013 Wellesley's Science Center Summer Research program.
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August 1, 2013

A New York Times article cited Wellesley among top elite colleges enrolling talented low-income students; much recruitment and applications processing comes through Weaver House, home of Wellesley's Office of Admission.
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July 31, 2013

As Congress heads to summer recess, Wellesley-in-Washington students wrap up intensive 10-week program working in D.C., and join a 70-year history of Wellesley women learning “on the job” in the nation’s capital.
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July 30, 2013

The Boston Public Schools announced that Eileen de los Reyes '84 Boston Public Schools will be the district’s new deputy superintendent of academics.
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July 29, 2013

A Boston Globe article and recent art history book assert the pivotal importance to the art world of a 1920s course at Wellesley--and we show the ongoing influence of Wellesley women to that world.
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July 26, 2013

Hanna Tenerowicz '16 filmed documentaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help raise funds to support women students there.
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July 25, 2013

Christina Rieth '14 led a bilingual walking tour of Boston's Egleston Square, a starting point for a community-wide discussion of historic preservation priorities.
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July 24, 2013

Corri Taylor (front and center), senior lecturer and director of Wellesley's Quantitative Reasoning Program, took her expertise to faculty in Chile (shown) and elsewhere in workshops summer.
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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.
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July 22, 2013

A new short film by Jennifer Tennican '88 captures some of the benefits and pleasures of studying languages at Wellesley.
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July 19, 2013

The Composers Conference and Chamber Music Workshops makes its annual return to Wellesley. Free concerts for the public start July 24.
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July 17, 2013

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz is Wellesley's 2013 Orientation Common Reading selection.
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July 16, 2013

Amelia Levin Kent ’05, co-owner with her husband of Kent Farms, spoke to the Guardian and answered reader questions about her work--a cattle operation in Louisiana with more than 300 cows.
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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.
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July 12, 2013

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton '69 delivered the keynote address and several members of the Wellesley community are participating in this year's Women in Public Service summer institute.
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July 11, 2013

Wellesley was listed in a running blog as a top college campus to go for a run. The round-the-lake loop IS awesome.
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July 10, 2013

Adeline Lee '16 and Brittany Lamon-Paredes '15, as part of an nine-member executive board, have founded a Phi Delta Phi Pre-Law Hall at Wellesley.
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July 9, 2013

Sharon Ng ’16 competed in badminton as a member of Team USA at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
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July 8, 2013

Wellesley German Professors Headline eNotated Classics Website.
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July 3, 2013

Red Classes Win Love Your Color Competition
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July 2, 2013

New Study Examines How Team Dynamics Influence Leadership, Volunteer Commitment
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July 1, 2013

Pamela Melroy '83, a retired NASA astronaut, was the second woman to command a space shuttle mission. In a piece for the Guardian she reflects on the past 50 years, leadership, and the women who went before her into the "final frontier."
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June 26, 2013

Vivian Pinn '62, former director of Office of Research on Women's Health a the NIH, received an honorary degree at Bates College commencement, one of several alumnae recognized with honorary degrees by schools across the continent.
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June 25, 2013

Citizens in Monterrey, Mexico have turned to social media to keep informed and away from drug cartel activity. Wellesley computer scientists Takis Metaxas and Eni Mustafaraj examined the dynamics of a network of anonymous Twitter users in the city.
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June 24, 2013

Women leaders from many nations and many fields joined to discuss women's leadership at a conference concluding Wellesley's inaugural Women World Partners program.
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June 21, 2013

Wellesley's Summer Session, summer research, museums, and gardens are in full swing as summer officially begins. The College also welcomes participants from other learning programs on campus in the coming months—from middle-school explorers to seasoned composers.
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June 20, 2013

Associate Professor of Classical Studies Bryan Burns, Morgan Condell '09, Haley Bertram '13, and Lindsey Menichella '15 work an archaeological dig at Greece's ancient Eleon. The site's 500 BCE wall and the village of Arma are behind them.
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June 19,2013

Wellesley Summer Theatre's production of Dancing at Lughnasa is a Boston Globe Critics' Pick.
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June 18, 2013

New sustainability initiatives hit campus, including this "social recycling" center called the Green Bean, now in the Lulu.
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June 17, 2013

Betsey Stevenson '93 was recently named to President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors.
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June 14, 2013

Wellesley has long known the truth of this infographic's conclusion: Investing in women can improve the world. On June 15 it hosts an innovative global leadership conference with Peking University with the goal of cultivating the next generation of women leaders.
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June 13, 2013

President Bottomly's letter in the New York Times recommends developing international relations "on the ground" as well as at diplomatic levels.
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June 12, 2013

Katherine Haines Freeman '84 has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors for an American scientist.
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June 11, 2013

Yesterday marked 50 years since the Equal Pay Act's signing by JFK. Layli Maparyan, Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, was an invited guest at the White House as President Obama reaffirmed the goals of the Act.
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June 10, 2013

Madeleine Korbel Albright '59 visited the Wellesley College-Peking University Partnership for Women’s Leadership in Beijing on Saturday, speaking with students, administrators, and press about the importance of pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to women’s global leadership; and of international collaboration, particularly between the United States and China
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June 7, 2013

Reunion 2013 starts today. Welcome, alumnae!
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June 6, 2013

A colorful tradition is going strong at Wellesley: Each class customizes and adopts its assigned color, and plays it up big at Commencement, Reunion, and other events. Love your color!

June 4, 2013

Wellesley Crew finishes the season strong: 5th in the nation at NCAA Division III Championships. (Image: row2k)
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June 3, 2013

Professors Orit Shaer, Lisa Rodensky, and Tracy Gleason received this year's Pinanski Prize recognizing excellence in teaching.
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May 31, 2013

Commencement Day! Congrats to the Class of 2013.
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May 30, 2013

As part of pre-Commencement celebrations, Scholar-Athlete stoles were bestowed upon Wellesley Blue graduating seniors at the annual Scholar-Athlete Breakfast; athletics awards and honors highlight individuals' accomplishments.
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May 29, 2013

Graduating senior Alice Choe (far left) won a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship; she'll use it to travel to four countries and study the complexities of domestic violence.
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June 5, 2013

The Wellesley College-Peking University Partnership for Women’s Leadership in a Global Era academic program begins today in Beijing. This inaugural partnership kicks off a global initiative to educate the next generation of women leaders.
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May 28, 2013

Last weeks to see several Davis exhibitions, including Louise Nevelson's "Black" in the artist's preferred lighting.
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May 24, 2013

Wellesley President Kim Bottomly congratulates the first staff members to complete Wellesley's Leadership Development Program, and announces the new "batch" for next year.
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May 23, 2013

SiteSeeing, a design by Wellesley architecture students Anna Lake-Smith ’13 and Marguerite Sulmont ’13, was a winning entry in a recent contest sponsored by the City of Boston Transportation Department and the National Parks Service.
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May 21-22, 2013

Assistant Professor Adam Van Arsdale will teach Wellesley's first edX course, Introduction to Human Evolution. Three additional courses have been announced for 2014.
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May 17, 2013

Dana Im '10, second to left here with her Wellesley sisters and Harvard Medical School classmates Christina Sun '11 and Rosalind Lai '11 and Associate Professor of Neuroscience Marc Tetel, has recently won a prestigious Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
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May 14, 2013

For her honor's thesis, Daniels Fellow Andrea Kine '13 studied and filmed a documentary about Swaziland’s progress in meeting U.N.-established Millenium Development Goals, and her work led to a meeting with Swaziland's King Mswati III.
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May 20, 2013

The Boston Globe profiles Wellesley running coach John Babington as he announces his retirement after 26 years. His teams have achieved much, including recent record-breaking performance by the 4 x 800m relay team of Sharon Ng '16, Cristina Lucas '13, Alexandra Dunn '15, and Victoria Lee '16.
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May 16, 2013

Claire Ames Fogarty ‘12 is one of six Wellesley Women to win a Fulbright Scholarship this year, her work will take her to Mexico. Meet all of Wellesley's 2013 Fulbright recipients and learn about their projects.
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May 10, 2013

Alice Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art and Professor of Art, and James O'Gorman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of the History of American Art Emeritus, lent their expertise to a new PBS special, "10 Buildings That Changed America," premiering May 12.
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May 15, 2013

Claire Fontijn, associate professor of music, has a new book about Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th Century mystic, visionary, philosopher, and composer whose “Visions of the Angelic Hierarchy” is shown here.
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May 9, 2013

Who is Laura Rigge '14?
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May 8, 2013

And Maier stole the ball! Often. Blue Basketball co-captain Malia Maier '13 finishes her collegiate career as all-time leader in steals and assist at Wellesley.
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May 7, 2013

A new exhibit co-curated by Patricia Berman, Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art, pairs lithographs by Edvard Munch with large-scale screen prints by Andy Warhol. The exhibit has been featured by news outlets all over the world. Here, Professor Berman talks with New York News Channel 4.
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May 6, 2013

A recent issue of Poets & Writers Magazine features an interview with Frank Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English
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May 3, 2013

Emma Slade-Baxter '15 and Obie await the judges' decision after competition at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's national show. Slade-Baxter is the first rider to represent Wellesley at Nationals in eight years.
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May 2, 2013

Computer Science majors Michelle Ferreirae ‘13, Erin Davis ‘14 and Emily Erdman ‘13 are the Wellesley College Programming Team. They recently won a regional competition, the first all-women team to do so in the competition's 13-year history.
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May 1, 2013

Wellesley harp instructor Ina Zdorovetchi performed the European premiere of On Willows and Birches, a harp concerto by legendary film composer John Williams.
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April 30, 2013

As Earth Month draws to a close, Wellesley has a lot to celebrate, including a recent mention in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges and the work of a group of students who aim to make Wellesley a pioneer in the effort to reduce waste.
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April 22, 2013

Wellesley crew stands with Boston. Not alone in this, the entire campus joined the Commonwealth-wide moment of silence with thoughts of the victims of the violent events of the previous week.
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April 23, 2013

Wellesley will long remember and honor the legacy of Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28, who died on April 23 at age 106.
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April 29, 2013

Alex Nagourney '13 won the 118th Hooprolling competition at Wellesley College, and for that she earned the traditional honor of a dunk in Lake Waban!
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April 26, 2013

On April 26, an afternoon symposium brings together a team of experts in the Davis Museum to celebrate Wellesley College's 2011 acquisition of an 18th century portrait of a young woman in Lima, Peru, not previously exhibited.
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April 16, 2013

Two juniors launch initiative to bring TEDx to Wellesley next spring.
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April 12, 2013

Wellesley students ready their voices for the Scream Tunnel, and make customized signs requested for runners in Monday's Boston Marathon.
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April 11, 2013

Valerie B. Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, will deliver the Commencement address on Friday, May 31.
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April 10, 2013

Norma Wilentz Hess Fellow in Computer Science Eni Mustafaraj and Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science Orit Shaer have been individually recognized by Google for innovative projects built on Google's infrastructure.
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April 9, 2013

C.A. Webb ’97, executive director of the New England Venture Capital Association, ran a sold-out women’s leadership event featuring Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
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April 8, 2013

Mische Kang '13 has won a Davis Projects for Peace grant. She'll return to Mamelodi Township in South Africa, where she taught last summer (and photographed these children), to lead youth photo and multimedia workshops.
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April 5, 2013

Wellesley launches a new suite of writing-intensive seminars, thanks to the generousity of the Calderwood Charitable Foundation. Eight of the classes, known as Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing, are brand-new to the curriculum
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April 4, 2013

What are the effects on ordinary people of turbulent times in North Korean? A student group has organized a series of panels featuring top experts which are designed to open the dialogue and create a deeper understanding of North Korean human rights issues.
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April 1, 2013

Back to the future? Nope, an April Fool's Day visit to the college homepage of 1998, to celebrate a year's worth of Daily Shots and other tech-based improvements at Wellesley.
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April 2, 2013

Halimatu Hima Moussa Dioula ’10 was nominated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to speak at TEDxChange 2013 on April 3 (webcast live from ted.com). Her topic: Investing in Girls.
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April 3, 2013

Chief International Correspondent for CNBC Michelle Caruso-Cabrera '91 delivers the keynote address for Wellesley's 2013 Latina Month.
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March 29, 2013

Admission letters are out, and Wellesley welcomes students admitted to the green Class of 2017!
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March 28, 2013

Diver Hayley Goydan '14 earned All-America honors at NCAA National Championships, capping a great swimming and diving season for Wellesley.
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March 27, 2013

Whitin Observatory hosts public event on Friday. What might you see if the skies are clear?
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March 26, 2013

Acclaimed author Walter Mosley comes to the Newhouse Center for the Humanities as part of the Distinguished Writers Series.
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March 22, 2013

In a piece for the New England Journal of Higher Education, Provost and Dean of Wellesley College Andrew Shennan looks at how MOOCs can work with a liberal arts curriculum.
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March 25, 2013

Do you see this glass as half-full or half-empty? If you want better outcomes, maybe you should consider it half empty. Julie K. Norem, Margaret Hamm Professor of Psychology, recently spoke with the Boston Globe and Canada's Globe and Mail about the power of negative thinking
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March 21, 2013

Mary Kenefake '13 explores cultural sites in Doha, like the souk, while in Qatar to present research at a Middle Eastern studies conference.
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March 20, 2013

A new whitepaper by Wellesley College researchers investigates what drives the use and acceptance of eBooks, and the factors behind the rate of adoption of eBooks at undergraduate institutions.
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March 19, 2013

Shradha Basnyat '13 is flanked by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, director of the Women in Public Service Project, and Tara D. Sonenshine, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, at a panel discussion on the film "Girl Rising."
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March 18, 2013

Wellesley Professor of Religion Sharon Elkins says new pope offers chance for change.
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March 15, 2013

Audrey Wozniak '14 wins MIT Concerto Competition as solo violinist.
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March 14, 2013

Professor of History Nina Tumarkin has lent her expertise to the analysis of Venezuela's next steps in the wake of its president's death—including what will be done with his body.
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March 12, 2013

Ida Liu '98, a managing director at Citi Private Bank, and other senior women execs at Citi rang the closing bell of the NYSE in commemoration of International Women's Day.
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March 13, 2013

Wellesley economist Brett Danaher, shown here speaking with Bloomberg News, coauthored a study that showed that the closing a major Internet piracy website led to an increase in legal movie sales
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March 11, 2013

Ireland in the 1950s. Women came to the fore with traditional and popular music, influencing decades of musicians to come. Fulbright Scholar Mary McPartlan explains.
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March 7, 2013

On this day 140 years ago, Wellesley dropped Female Seminary from its name and became Wellesley College.
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March 8, 2013

Wellesley alum Molly Bang '65 wins AAAS award: Best Children's Science Picture Book.
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March 6, 2013

The Global Science Fiction Conference comes to Wellesley on March 8-9 with a focus on international and cultural traditions within the genre.
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March 5, 2013

The calm passageway of the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities is roiled by Explosions in the Sky, a mural just completed by Wellesley's David Teng Olsen.
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March 4, 2013

A new minor in Asian American Studies will allow all Wellesley College students the opportunity to study an area of increasing international importance.
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February 28, 2013

(From L-R) Marilyn Koenick Yalom ’54, Callie Crossley ’73, Diana Farmer ’77, Barbara Lubin Goldsmith ’53, winners of the 2013 Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award.
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February 27, 2013

Wellesley Wednesdays presents the annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture.
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February 26, 2013

French protests to same-sex marriage differ from those in the United States; Wellesley's Scott Gunther explains how.
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February 25, 2013

The renowned Shakespeare and Company bring A Midsummer Night's Dream to Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Auditorium.
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February 22, 2013

Festival of Dance showcases the diverse, multicultural, and multitalented dance ensembles at Wellesley.
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February 21, 2013

This monument in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was recreated in miniature in the Lulu as part of International Mother Language Day at Wellesley.
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February 20, 2013

What's the right path for universal preschool education? Wellesley Professor of Education Barbara Beatty shared her expertise with WBUR's Radio Boston show on the topic.
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February 19, 2013

Nikki Wright '08 (right) and a fellow UPenn Vet School student won $25,000 for a project to create a training center in Haiti that will provide education in sustainable goat management.
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February 15, 2013

20th century music and artistic innovator John Cage is honored in the Davis Museum exhibition Prepared Box for John Cage, running through June 9, 2013.

February 12, 2013

What's the impact when an older worker finds him or herself "out" of a job? The New York Times featured Professor Phil Levine answering reader questions about job loss and life expectancy among older workers.
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February 11, 2013

Students made the most of the blizzard that dropped two feet of snow on campus over the weekend.

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! Here's what people love about Wellesley.
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February 13, 2013

The 2013 State of the Union Address launches many conversations: Wellesley faculty share some thoughts in their areas of expertise.
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February 8, 2013

A blizzard dropped two feet of snow on February 8 and 9, and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick called for a travel ban starting Friday afternoon.

February 7, 2013

Wellesley's Alumnae Valley was named runner-up for the award honoring the "single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years; winning team included Andrea Leers '64 for the MIT Media Lab;
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February 6, 2013

Wellesley College presents “The Petrouchka Project, Mythos/Melos: The Intertwining Threads of Music and Narrative.” Lecture and recital Wednesday, February 6 at 12:30 p.m.; concert Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
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February 5, 2013

Lucy Liu's senior thesis examines "How Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Drugs and Targets Interact." Liu is one of the recipients of a 2013 Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship; meet her and some of the other Fellows.
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February 4, 2013

Nigerian-American singer and poet Iyeoka comes to Wellesley this month--just one of the events Black History Month throughout February.
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February 1, 2013

Fifteen Wellesley students started Spring semester this week fresh off an illuminating Wintersession program in Morocco.
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January 31, 2013

Wellesley History Department has been busy, with new books by faculty members Guy Rogers, Lidwien Kapteijns, and Quinn Slobodian.
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January 30, 2013

Festina lente opens at the Davis. The unconventional exhibition of Greek and Roman pieces in the museum's permanent holdings runs through July 7.
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January 29, 2013

Lulu Chow Wang '66 and Anthony Wang (here at the 2005 opening of "The Lulu") were recently heralded by the New York Times as being in the vanguard of a new wave of Asian American philanthropy.
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January 28, 2013

Students from Anthropology 299: Home and Away, a 2012 Summer Session course, traveled to Iceland to conduct anthropological fieldwork. Summer Session 2013 registration starts today!
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January 25, 2013

Victoria Rines '15, Katie Donlan '16, CWS Service Director Katie Koski, Elizabeth Olson '16, Chandler Abshire '16, and Amanda Gaynor '13 work on a Habitat for Humanity project in Wellesley's seventh annual service trip to New Orleans.
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January 24, 2013

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59 and Former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson held a conversation on China, moderated by Cokie Roberts '64.
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January 23, 2013

Students from the first Freedom Project Wintersession Institute are flanked by guest scholars Jason Brennan of Georgetown and Jessica Flanigan of University of Richmond.
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January 22, 2013

Students work in teams during the Three College Wintersession Project, in which they ran a consulting project for a sustainability startup.
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January 18, 2013

The cultural significance of Obama's presidency is examined in "Paint the White House Black: Barack Obama and the Meaning of Race in America," a new book by Knafel Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor of American Studies Michael Jeffries.
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January 17, 2013

Wellesley athletes are ready to immerse themselves in a bid for a 16th consecutive Seven Sisters Swimming and Diving Championship. January 19-20 in Wellesley's Chandler Pool.
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January 16, 2013

Alison R. Byerly ’83 has been named the 17th president of Lafayette College, a residential liberal arts college in Easton, Pa., that was founded in 1826. Byerly will take office on July 1, 2013.
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January 15, 2013

The lion outside the South Gate of Peking University in Beijing will welcome Wellesley students and women leaders from around the world for a women's leadership program in June, part of Wellesley's new global initiative.
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January 14, 2013

Theatre Studies faculty members Diego Arciniegas and Melinda Lopez in a Boston Globe photo at the production of one of Lopez's plays. She has been awarded a three-year playwriting residency at the Huntinton Theater, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.
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January 11, 2013

The flag flies over Cape Verde, where former President Pedro Pires, who visits Wellesley today, oversaw a peaceful transition to democracy.
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January 10, 2013

Wellesley Summer Theatre presents "Hoiday," opening January 10 and running through February 3.
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January 8, 2013

Amy Banzaert, Wellesley's first engineering faculty member, works with Albright Fellows during a building challenge.
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January 4, 2013

Take a break from the winter chill with a breath of tropical (or desert) air inside of Wellesley's Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, open every day.
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January 7, 2013

The fourth annual Albright Institute Wintersession program kicked off today.
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January 9, 2013

This photo, by Boston Globe photographer David Ryan, of Radcliffe Bailey's "Windward Coast," was named one of the 10 Best Boston Globe photos of 2012. Several Wellesley community members, events, and activities recieved recognition on 2012 year-end Best Of lists.
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January 3, 2013

Wellesley Professor of English Yu Jin Ko recently co-edited "Shakespeare’s Sense of Character: On the Page and from the Stage," bringing together scholars and theatre professionals.
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