Wellesley Physicist Researches the Moon Using Instrument Left by Apollo 11Friday, July 19, 2019
Reflectors left on the moon 50 years ago by the Apollo 11 astronauts still yield significant data for scientists like Wellesley professor James Battat and his team of student researchers.
Wellesley Students Learn to Make Paper the Hard Way—from PlantsMonday, July 15, 2019
The invasive plant species called phragmites are a nuisance, but students, with help from the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative and the Wellesley Book Arts Lab, use it to make handmade paper.
Alumna Discovers New Microbes and Puts them to Work for HumansTuesday, June 25, 2019
Research scientist Anne Madden ’06 hopes to discover a new species, a novel antibiotic, or even a way to brew a better beer—all by studying bacteria, fungi and other microbes.
Wellesley Earns Gold Rating for Sustainability EffortsTuesday, June 18, 2019
The College earned a gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Wellesley Ecologist Discusses UN Report on Animal and Plant ExtinctionThursday, June 13, 2019
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services finds that individual and collective actions are necessary to preserve the planet’s biodiversity.
Wellesley Honors Three Professors for Excellence in TeachingMonday, June 3, 2019
During commencement exercises on May 31, Wellesley professors Kimberly Cassibry, Soo Hong, and Jaclyn Hatala Matthes were awarded the Pinanski Teaching Prize.
Wellesley’s Antique Microscopes Move to New Home in President’s OfficeFriday, May 17, 2019
Wellesley’s collection of antique brass microscopes, which is now moving to President Johnson’s office, offers a window into the College’s pioneering science curriculum.
Wellesley Student and Alumnae Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowships for Doctoral StudyWednesday, May 15, 2019
Wellesley alumnae are awarded more science and engineering doctorates than female graduates of any other liberal arts college in the nation, according to the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, and receive among the highest number of National Science Foundation grants.
Podcast Discusses Approaches to Workforce Diversity in Wellesley’s Construction ProjectsTuesday, May 14, 2019
Tim Singleton, Wellesley’s assistant director of construction, talks with Rinako Sonobe ’20, an architecture major with a minor in math, about the steps Wellesley is taking to increase workforce diversity in construction and design in Massachusetts’ higher education community.
Yellow Class of 2019 Makes Its Final Mark with Traditional Senior PrankFriday, May 10, 2019
Happy last day of classes! Following one of Wellesley’s more recent traditions, the yellow class of 2019 took to the Science Center, academic departments, and other popular locations to leave one last splash of spirit.
Wellesley Student Awarded 2019 Goldwater Scholarship for Biochemistry and Astrobiology ResearchMonday, May 6, 2019
As a 2019 Goldwater scholar, Ella Mullikin ’20 will continue to work toward her career goal of a dual-title PhD in biochemistry and astrobiology, with tuition support from the Goldwater Foundation.
Wellesley Presents 23rd Annual Ruhlman Conference Celebrating Student Research and ScholarshipWednesday, May 1, 2019
A celebration of student achievement during the past semester, the Ruhlman Conference will feature over 300 student presentations on their projects and research with Wellesley faculty.
Look Up and Admire Wellesley’s Airborne Denizens—BirdsMonday, April 22, 2019
Student Han Qiao ’19 creates a catalogue of campus bird population as a part of the Paulson Initiative.
Two Years After Its Launch, The Wellesley Hive Continues to ThriveFriday, April 19, 2019
Biochemistry major Hannah Jacobs ’19 recently traveled to Oxford University to connect in person with a mentor she met on The Wellesley Hive, the College’s digital networking platform.
Old Trees Have New Home in Wellesley’s Global Flora GreenhouseWednesday, April 10, 2019
The storied Durant Camellia and three other trees now make their home in the new greenhouse.