Wellesley Biologist Talks with the CBC about Threats to Honey Bees’ SurvivalWednesday, February 20, 2019
Biology professor Heather Mattila (pictured) says pesticides, weather, and parasites are endangering the North American honey bee population.
Wellesley Receives Plaque from Museum Dedicated to World-Renowned Chinese Author Bingxin M.A. ’26Tuesday, February 19, 2019
At the start of Chinese New Year, President Paula Johnson received a plaque from the Bingxin Literature Museum in honor of a legendary Wellesley alumna and writer.
Wellesley Revels in the Return of the Winter CarnivalFriday, February 15, 2019
After more than a 20-year hiatus, Winter Carnival returned to Wellesley. Students gathered at Davis Plaza on February 8 for an evening of ice skating, hot cocoa, a Wellesley-themed ice sculpture, and a cappella song.
Wellesley Alumnae Exchange Valentine’s Day GreetingsThursday, February 14, 2019
Handwritten Valentine’s Day notes connect Wellesley alumnae from across the generations.
Wellesley Professor Discusses Global Economics in Wake of DavosWednesday, February 13, 2019
In the wake of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Wellesley’s Quinn Slobodian weighs in on global economics, globalization, and the impact of climate change on economic growth.
Nine Wellesley Honors Students Received Inaugural Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships in 2018Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Recipients of the Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships, awarded for the first time in spring 2018, represent the breadth of Wellesley’s academic disciplines and a commitment to service.
PERA Hosts Youth Sports Clinic to Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports DayMonday, February 11, 2019
Wellesley welcomed more than 60 local athletes to campus for National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The girls practiced skills with Wellesley student-athletes at a youth sports clinic and cheered on the Blue basketball team.
Ally Svenson ’89, Co-Founder of MOD Pizza, Leads with PurposeFriday, February 8, 2019
Ally Svenson ’89 (center), co-founder and chief purpose officer of the fast-casual pizza chain MOD Pizza, speaks to the Daily Shot about leadership through service.
Wellesley Professor Katharine H.S. Moon to Deliver 2019 Distinguished Faculty LectureThursday, February 7, 2019
Katharine H.S. Moon, professor of political science, will deliver the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Lecture at Wellesley College, on “Friending Your Enemy: Dialogue with North Korea, Engaging the Other.”
Wellesley Celebrates Black History Month with Theme “Black Migration: New Destinations, New Realities”Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Wellesley’s Black History Month activities and programs will focus on the black diaspora.
Acclaimed Journalist Jane Mayer to Deliver 2019 Wilson LectureMonday, February 4, 2019
Wellesley class of 1910 alumna Carolyn Wilson—a groundbreaking journalist and war correspondent—endowed the Wilson Lecture to give students a chance to hear directly from influential public figures. On March 19, the “New Yorker’s” Jane Mayer—a groundbreaking journalist and war correspondent—will deliver this year’s lecture.
Local High School Students Tour Wellesley’s Science Center Construction ProjectSaturday, February 2, 2019
A group of young women from Jeremiah E. Burke High School visited Wellesley’s Science Center project and learned about careers in the construction field.
Wellesley First-Years Learn the Rigors of Research at Biochemistry Boot CampFriday, February 1, 2019
A group of first-year students spent part of Wintersession learning what it means to be a research scientist.
Wellesley Students Make a Difference on Wintersession Alternative Break TripsThursday, January 31, 2019
Thirty-five students spent Wintersession on Alternative Break trips working with nonprofit organizations in the Northeast.
Construction to Begin on Turf Field at Wellesley This SummerWednesday, January 30, 2019
Thanks to a generous gift from Alice Lehmann Butler ’53 and her husband, John Butler (pictured at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Butler Boathouse in 2015), Wellesley will begin construction this summer on a new turf field and lights.
Wellesley Faculty Practice Teamwork at Science Education Retreat for Inclusive ExcellenceTuesday, January 29, 2019
Wellesley faculty members participated in team-building exercises during a five-day retreat to promote inclusive excellence in the classroom.
WBUR, the Atlantic, and NBC Ask Professor Rosanna Hertz about Donor-Sibling NetworksMonday, January 28, 2019
Children of the same donor and their parents are redefining kinship, expanding the concept of family, says Wellesley’s Rosanna Hertz (center).
Distinguished Speakers Discuss New Challenges to Democracy at Albright InstituteFriday, January 25, 2019
This year’s Albright Institute Wintersession event brought some of the world’s most influential leaders to Wellesley, including Judy Woodruff, John Podesta, Samantha Power, Cass Sunstein, and Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 herself, to address current issues facing our democracy.
During Winter Break, Wellesley Career Education Retreat Helps Sophomores Plan for the FutureThursday, January 24, 2019
For one group of sophomores, their career journey begins with the Luminare Retreat over winter break.
Do Glasses-Wearing Candidates Have an Edge? Wellesley Professor Weighs InWednesday, January 23, 2019
Wellesley professor Olga Shurchkov recently spoke to CNBC about new research from two European universities that looked at whether wearing glasses could help candidates win an election.
At Boston’s 2019 MLK Memorial Breakfast, President Johnson Encouraged Attendees to Carry on King’s VisionTuesday, January 22, 2019
On January 21, President Paula A. Johnson joined leaders from across Massachusetts at the 2019 MLK Memorial Breakfast. In her address to more than 1,000 business, civic, community, and religious leaders, President Johnson spoke about carrying King’s vision forward for future generations.
Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson Joins Massachusetts Leaders to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.Monday, January 21, 2019
In Boston at the nation’s longest-running breakfast honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson will address an audience of roughly 1,000 including business, civic, community, and religious leaders who pledge to carry on King’s work.
On Horseback with the Lakota Sioux, Wellesley Professor Honors Those Killed in the Wounded Knee MassacreFriday, January 18, 2019
Wellesley professor Elena Creef’s (center) interest in the Lakota Sioux has inspired her to develop new courses and take her students to visit North and South Dakota during spring break.
WellesleyX Italian Courses Reach Over 125,000 Students WorldwideThursday, January 17, 2019
Two years after its launch, WellesleyX Italian courses have reached over 125,000 students in nearly 200 countries, offering unprecedented access to high-quality language classes, and positioning Wellesley as an innovator among higher ed institutions in online language instruction.
Wellesley Professors Explore Rise and Decline of Global PowersWednesday, January 16, 2019
In their new books, Wellesley College political science professors Stacie Goddard and Paul MacDonald investigate rising powers and world order, great power transitions globally, and the impact on international relations and current events.
The Davis Museum Gets an Iconic Art Treasure from the College’s French HouseTuesday, January 15, 2019
A midcentury Air France advertising poster depicting the legendary Lourdes apparitions is moving from the French House to the Davis Museum.
Wellesley Celebrates Alumnae Elected to Public Office in Year of Historic FirstsFriday, January 11, 2019
Seven Wellesley alumnae have been sworn into political office this year after the history-making 2018 midterm elections.
Wellesley Professor’s Data Visualization App Helps Users Create Compelling GraphsThursday, January 10, 2019
With ShowMyData.org, a new suite of free data visualization web apps developed by Wellesley associate professor of psychology Jeremy Wilmer, anyone can create and download best-practice graphs.
Wellesley Collaborates with Glasswing Ventures to Engage Students in Artificial IntelligenceWednesday, January 9, 2019
Wellesley and Glasswing Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Rudina Seseri ’00, collaborated on an independent study course that asked students to develop a machine learning model to support startup investing.
BBC Features Wellesley Professor’s Perspective on Popularity of Chinese Science Fiction and Fantasy WritingTuesday, January 8, 2019
Wellesley College professor of Chinese Mingwei Song says writers from China and other cultures are diversifying genres, like science fiction and fantasy, historically dominated by Westerners.
A Wonder of Ice and Snow: Alaska’s Wellesley GlacierMonday, January 7, 2019
Did you know there is a glacier named after Wellesley College in Alaska’s Prince William Sound? Read more about the historic Harriman Expedition, which included naturalist John Muir, co-founder of the Sierra Club, that charted the area for the first time.
Wellesley Professor’s Research Featured in “Wall Street Journal” ArticleFriday, January 4, 2019
Why are Americans working longer in life? Wellesley economics professor Courtney Coile’s recent research, featured in the Wall Street Journal, sheds some light.
Wintersession 2019 Begins at WellesleyThursday, January 3, 2019
Welcome back to campus for Wintersession 2019! To mark the occasion, check out this wintery Wellesley scene from 50 years ago.
A Year in Review: 2018 at WellesleyWednesday, January 2, 2019
As 2019 begins, take another look at a few moments from Wellesley College in 2018.