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The 25th Annual Ruhlman Conference

A Celebration of Student Achievement
Apr 26, 2022, 8:45 AM–4:15 PM
Science Center
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The Ruhlman Conference celebrates intellectual life by sponsoring a communal, public event where students have an opportunity to present their work to a wide audience. By providing an opportunity for public presentation of what is often a private, isolated activity, the conference demonstrates that research can be part of the ongoing conversation in a community of scholars.

This is an in-person event, open only to students, staff, and faculty in the Wellesley College testing protocol. Visitors outside the Wellesley College testing protocol will need to register and provide proof of vaccination.

The program schedule and poster sessions are available on the Ruhlman Conference websiteNote: the Fowler Public Speaking Prize Competition will be livestreamed at

The conference is made possible by the generosity of Barbara Peterson Ruhlman ’54. This year’s conference honors Barbara’s outstanding leadership and her legacy at Wellesley. In 1997, Lee Cuba, Professor of Sociology and former Dean of the College, worked with Barbara Ruhlman to develop the plan for the Ruhlman Conference.


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