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Newswise: Iran Will Continue to Retaliate in Many Forms and in Many Places
Released: 10-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST
Iran Will Continue to Retaliate in Many Forms and in Many Places
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Ambassador Susan Rice joined Wellesley College professor Michael Jeffries for a discussion about her new book, work in the Obama Administration, and current events like the Iran crisis at an event on campus.

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Released: 24-Sep-2019 4:45 PM EDT
Wellesley Professor Examines the Ocean’s Response to Climate Change
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As carbon emissions increase, how will the ocean respond to climate change? How does carbon dioxide cross from the atmosphere to the ocean? What happens to the carbon dioxide when it is in the ocean? Learn more from Wellesley College professor Rachel Stanley.

Newswise: Clinton, Albright Call for Leadership that Unites at Wellesley College Reunion
Released: 12-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Clinton, Albright Call for Leadership that Unites at Wellesley College Reunion
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As part of Wellesley College’s annual reunion weekend, former U.S. Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine Korbel Albright joined Wellesley President Paula A. Johnson for a conversation about their time at Wellesley, their service as secretary of state, their experiences in politics, and human rights and women's rights.

Newswise: Anita Hill Will Be Wellesley College’s 2019 Commencement Speaker
Released: 11-Apr-2019 9:00 PM EDT
Anita Hill Will Be Wellesley College’s 2019 Commencement Speaker
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Anita Hill, university professor of social policy, law, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of its Heller School for Social Policy and Management, will address the members of the class of 2019, and their families and friends, at Wellesley College’s 141st commencement exercises on Friday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m.

Newswise: In New Book, Wellesley College Professor Sheds Light on the Use of Political Violence by Black Abolitionists
Released: 27-Mar-2019 5:10 PM EDT
In New Book, Wellesley College Professor Sheds Light on the Use of Political Violence by Black Abolitionists
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In Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, Kellie Carter Jackson, assistant professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the tactical use of violence among antebellum black activists.

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Released: 8-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EST
In Celebration of International Women’s Day, Wellesley College Launches WellesleyAsks
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On International Women’s Day, Wellesley College honors the advancements that so many trailblazing women fought to achieve. To celebrate extraordinary women across disciplines and from around the world, Wellesley is launching WellesleyAsks, a new video series hosted by President Paula A. Johnson that explores the journeys of women leading change in the world.

Newswise: Albright Institute at Wellesley College Brings Together Experts to Discuss New Challenges to Democracy: Authoritarianism and New Technologies
Released: 9-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
Albright Institute at Wellesley College Brings Together Experts to Discuss New Challenges to Democracy: Authoritarianism and New Technologies
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Wellesley College’s Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs is hosting some of the world’s most influential thinkers—including Samantha Power, Cass Sunstein, Judy Woodruff, John Podesta, Bill Reilly, and Madeleine Albright herself—at its 10th annual three-week Wintersession program, part of the Institute’s broader efforts to educate the next generation of women leaders.

Released: 9-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Redefining Family: In New Book, Wellesley Sociologist Examines Kinship Ties in the Age of Advanced Reproductive Technology
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A new book, Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin, offers timely insights into an unprecedented phenomenon: how the discovery of half-siblings sharing donor DNA who are born into different families has created enormous networks of genetic kin.

Newswise: Irritability in Young Children as a Sign of Deeper Mental Health Issues?
Released: 25-Oct-2018 9:15 AM EDT
Irritability in Young Children as a Sign of Deeper Mental Health Issues?
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Christen Deveney, assistant professor of psychology at Wellesley College, seeks clues to the factors that contribute to childhood irritability, a common but often misunderstood possible symptom of mental health issues.

Newswise: Wellesley Professor Discusses Boston Globe’s #FreePress Effort to Combat Anti-Media Rhetoric
Released: 16-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Wellesley Professor Discusses Boston Globe’s #FreePress Effort to Combat Anti-Media Rhetoric
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The current administration has a documented adversarial relationship with the media—frequently referring to the reporting of many outlets as “fake news” and calling the press the “enemy of the people.

Newswise: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Announced as Wellesley College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker
Released: 30-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Announced as Wellesley College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker
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U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith Announced as Wellesley College’s 2018 Commencement Speaker. Exercises will take place on Friday, June 1, at 10:30 am.

Newswise: Former Vice President Al Gore to Galvanize the Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders at Wellesley College
Released: 23-Apr-2018 10:30 AM EDT
Former Vice President Al Gore to Galvanize the Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders at Wellesley College
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Former Vice President Al Gore to Galvanize the Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders at Wellesley College

Released: 7-Mar-2018 5:30 PM EST
Wellesley College Presents the First-of-Its-Kind Convening of the World’s Most Influential Voices in African Women’s Leadership
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Wellesley College, widely recognized as the world’s premier college for women, will present The African Women’s Leadership Conference, a first-of-its-kind gathering in the United States of some of the most influential voices in African women’s leadership—from education and politics to health and technology, entertainment, and the law.

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Released: 1-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST
Can a Website Close the Gender Pay Gap?
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Wellesley College is launching a website that just might help get women closer to closing the gender wage gap—by leveraging the College’s singular career education model and its network of women, widely acknowledged as the most powerful women’s network in the world.

Released: 3-Jan-2018 12:30 PM EST
Wellesley's Albright Institute Presents Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Ambassador Wendy Sherman, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, and North Korea Expert Katharine H.S. Moon
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Wellesley, Mass. (January 3, 2017) — In January, Wellesley College will host several of the world’s most influential women, including Sally Yates, Wendy Sherman, Andrea Mitchell, Katharine H.S. Moon, and Madeleine Albright herself, as part of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs ninth annual Wintersession, a three-week intensive program at Wellesley that educates the next generation of women leaders.

7-Dec-2017 11:30 AM EST
New Wellesley Study, Published on Fifth Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting, Shows Gun Sales Increased Significantly After Elementary School Massacre
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The Sandy Hook school shooting five years ago prompted political response that led to significantly higher gun sales; and this resulted in greater numbers of accidental deaths by firearms – in both adults and children, according to a new study authored by two Wellesley professors

Newswise: New Book Offers Insight Into Not-So-Funny Side of Comedy
Released: 26-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT
New Book Offers Insight Into Not-So-Funny Side of Comedy
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Wellesley Professor of American Studies Takes Readers “Behind the Laughs” of a Sometimes Brutal Business

Newswise: A Wellesley Researcher Studies Individual Differences in Ability to Recognize Faces
Released: 11-Sep-2017 1:30 PM EDT
A Wellesley Researcher Studies Individual Differences in Ability to Recognize Faces
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If a former classmate walks by you on the street and looks you in the face without saying so much as “hello,” don’t be dismayed. Same for a person you met at a party the night before.

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Released: 18-Jul-2017 1:30 PM EDT
When Sizing Up Potential Friends and Mates, the Eyes of Men and Women Move Differently
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New Research from Wellesley College and the University of Kansas Shows People Observe the Body Differently When Assessing Friends vs. Mates

Newswise: Wellesley College’s Fast, Free Tool to Help Students and Parents Estimate College Costs Goes National
Released: 20-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Wellesley College’s Fast, Free Tool to Help Students and Parents Estimate College Costs Goes National
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MyinTuition has proved so successful that starting this week, a total of 15 schools, including Columbia, Dartmouth, and Rice, are adopting the tool.

Newswise: Albright Institute at Wellesley College Assembles Experts for Public Dialogue on the Global Refugee Crisis
Released: 21-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST
Albright Institute at Wellesley College Assembles Experts for Public Dialogue on the Global Refugee Crisis
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Wellesley College will convene two panels of international leaders and experts for a public forum on the global refugee crisis and its many sociopolitical and geopolitical ramifications, beginning with a keynote from Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright ’59.

Newswise: Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 Will Return to Wellesley College to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address
Released: 1-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 Will Return to Wellesley College to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address
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Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2017 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 139th commencement exercises.

Newswise: Wellesley College Brings Together International Experts in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, and Design for Major Symposium About “The Modern Campus”
Released: 21-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Wellesley College Brings Together International Experts in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, and Design for Major Symposium About “The Modern Campus”
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Wellesley College hosts a major two-day symposium, “The Jewett Arts Center: The Modern Campus at Mid-Century & Today,” Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22. he symposium will examine the cultural contexts, design strategies, and future uses of historic Modern buildings on American college and university campuses.

Newswise: Influential Food Writer and Cookbook Author, Photography’s Most Esteemed Advocate, and Environmental Innovator and Policymaker Named Recipients of Wellesley College’s Alumnae Achievement Awards 2016
Released: 14-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT
Influential Food Writer and Cookbook Author, Photography’s Most Esteemed Advocate, and Environmental Innovator and Policymaker Named Recipients of Wellesley College’s Alumnae Achievement Awards 2016
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The 2016 Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award recipients are: Marian Burros ’54, a New York Times and Washington Post food writer and editor who transformed how Americans cook; Maria Morris Hambourg ’71, a preeminent art scholar who changed how the art world looked at photography as the founding curator of the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Debra Knopman ’75, a leading researcher and policymaker seeking solutions to our most pressing environmental issues.

Newswise: Wellesley College’s Davis Museum Unveils the Davis. Rediscovered—New Permanent Galleries, More Than Doubling Art on View
Released: 19-Sep-2016 12:00 PM EDT
Wellesley College’s Davis Museum Unveils the Davis. Rediscovered—New Permanent Galleries, More Than Doubling Art on View
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On September 28, 2016, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College will unveil "the Davis. ReDiscovered," a total transformation of the Museum’s permanent collections galleries, reshaped and reconceived to present the breadth and strength of the Museum’s encyclopedic holdings.

Newswise: Hawaii’s Rich Culture Comes to Life at Wellesley College with a Hula Performance and a Week-Long Residency Led by World-Renowned Performing Troupe HāLau O Keikiali`I
Released: 12-Sep-2016 8:15 AM EDT
Hawaii’s Rich Culture Comes to Life at Wellesley College with a Hula Performance and a Week-Long Residency Led by World-Renowned Performing Troupe HāLau O Keikiali`I
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The Hawaiian cultural group Hālau o Keikiali`i, internationally known for live performances that tell the story of the Hawaiian people, will visit Wellesley College Saturday, September 17 for a main-stage performance entitled Ho`okupu: The Offering. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Jewett Art Center Auditorium. It will cap off a weeklong Hula residency.

Newswise: Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College, from Wellesley College and Bowdoin College Faculty, Presents Practical Advice, Surprising Research, and a Revolutionary Case for the Value of Liberal Education
Released: 16-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT
Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College, from Wellesley College and Bowdoin College Faculty, Presents Practical Advice, Surprising Research, and a Revolutionary Case for the Value of Liberal Education
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A new book, Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College, co-written by faculty members at two of the country’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges, is poised to change the way these students and their parents approach this next stage of their life.

Newswise: New Book by Wellesley College Political Scientist Holds Answers to How the Presidential Primary’s Populist Explosion Will Transform the General Election
Released: 15-Jul-2016 8:45 AM EDT
New Book by Wellesley College Political Scientist Holds Answers to How the Presidential Primary’s Populist Explosion Will Transform the General Election
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As the author of the recently published Populism’s Power: Radical Grassroots Democracy in America, Wellesley College's Laura Grattan can articulate how intensified appeals to "rule by the people"—from Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders—have transformed our political landscape and what it means for the future.

Newswise: Second Novel From Susan Lynn Meyer, Wellesley Professor of English, Inspired by Father’s Experiences in America After Escaping Nazi-Occupied France
Released: 31-May-2016 4:15 PM EDT
Second Novel From Susan Lynn Meyer, Wellesley Professor of English, Inspired by Father’s Experiences in America After Escaping Nazi-Occupied France
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Susan Lynn Meyer has published a second young adult novel, Skating with the Statue of Liberty with Penguin Random House (April 2016), a companion volume to the Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner Black Radishes. In her new book, Gustave, a Jewish refugee boy who has fled Nazi-occupied France, faces racism and anti-Semitism in New York City during World War II, but ultimately finds friendship and hope.

Newswise: Leader in Investments and Transformative Philanthropist Lulu Chow Wang ’66 to Be Wellesley College’s 2016 Commencement Speaker
Released: 8-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Leader in Investments and Transformative Philanthropist Lulu Chow Wang ’66 to Be Wellesley College’s 2016 Commencement Speaker
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Leader in Investments and Transformative Philanthropist Lulu Chow Wang ’66 to be Wellesley College’s 2016 Commencement Speaker

Released: 28-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EDT
New Study Finds that Despite More Women in Science, We Still Perceive Women to be Incompatible with STEM Fields
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Linda Carli's "Stereotypes About Gender and Science: Women ≠ Science” shows that despite significant progress made, women are still thought to lack the qualities needed to be successful scientists, and the findings suggest this may contribute to discrimination and prejudice against women in those fields.

Newswise: World-Class Musicians Perform at Wellesley College, Bring Ancient China to Life
Released: 24-Mar-2016 12:05 PM EDT
World-Class Musicians Perform at Wellesley College, Bring Ancient China to Life
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The Wellesley College Concert Series hosts global superstar Wu Man on campus in April to perform with the Shanghai Quartet, one of the foremost chamber music ensembles in the world. The concert features the ancient Chinese pipa instrument and blends East and West.

Released: 23-Feb-2016 9:00 AM EST
New Study Finds Our Desire for ‘Like-Minded Others’ Is Hard-Wired, Controls Friend and Partner Choices
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A path-breaking new study on how we seek similarity in relationships, co-authored by researchers at Wellesley College and the University of Kansas, upends the idea that “opposites attract,” instead suggesting we’re drawn to people who are like-minded. The results sound a warning for the idea that couples can change each other over time.

Newswise: Wellesley College Names Harvard’s Paula A. Johnson Its 14th President
11-Feb-2016 9:30 AM EST
Wellesley College Names Harvard’s Paula A. Johnson Its 14th President
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Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, a professor and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been selected to be the 14th president of Wellesley College, the preeminent liberal arts college for women.

Newswise: Wellesley College Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’
Released: 10-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST
Wellesley College Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’
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Wellesley College is taking a creative approach to celebrating the 200th anniversary Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein' by screening films uniquely inspired by Shelley and her work.

Newswise: Albright Institute at Wellesley College Brings Together World Leaders on Economic Development for Public Dialogue on Global Inequality
Released: 6-Jan-2016 11:30 AM EST
Albright Institute at Wellesley College Brings Together World Leaders on Economic Development for Public Dialogue on Global Inequality
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Several of the world’s most influential leaders in global economic policy will take part in a public dialogue, entitled “Addressing Global Inequality,” on January 31, 2016, at Wellesley College’s Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. The event will feature Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; Sri Mulyani Indrawati, managing director and chief operating officer of the World Bank; and Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy secretary general and chief of staff for the United Nations. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ’59, a Wellesley alumna who founded the Institute, will also take part in the public dialogue. This year’s Institute addresses the complicated issues related to global inequality.

Released: 21-Sep-2015 5:05 PM EDT
Williams College and U.Va Adopt Wellesley’s Quick College Cost Estimator
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To help prospective students and their families more easily see what colleges will cost them, Williams College and the University of Virginia have implemented My inTuition, the groundbreaking tool developed by Wellesley College that is the quickest college cost calculator available to the public.

Newswise: Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh to Headline the Fall 2015 Distinguished Thinkers Program at Wellesley College
Released: 18-Sep-2015 2:30 PM EDT
Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh to Headline the Fall 2015 Distinguished Thinkers Program at Wellesley College
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Wellesley College welcomes renowned writers Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh to the Boston area this fall for the new program, entitled, “Distinguished Thinkers” at the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center. Both authors will read from selected work then engage in an open dialogue with the audience.

Newswise: Study Reveals Latest Evidence that Prejudice Causes the Perception of Threat--and Suggests that Threat Can Be Used to Justify Actions that Result from Prejudice
Released: 4-Aug-2015 6:00 AM EDT
Study Reveals Latest Evidence that Prejudice Causes the Perception of Threat--and Suggests that Threat Can Be Used to Justify Actions that Result from Prejudice
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When people feel or act negatively toward a group, they may explain their feelings or behavior by saying, “I felt threatened.” However, new research reveals how easily people can be conditioned to feel prejudice -- and that unrecognized prejudice can be the source of a perceived threat. The study by Angela Bahns, a social psychologist and professor at Wellesley College, is published this month in the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

Newswise: The MasterCard Foundation Honors Lois Juliber ’71 with $1 Million Grant to Wellesley College
Released: 2-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT
The MasterCard Foundation Honors Lois Juliber ’71 with $1 Million Grant to Wellesley College
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The MasterCard Foundation announced a gift to Wellesley College given to honor the outgoing Chair of its Board of Directors, Lois Juliber ’71, an American businesswoman and one of the first to shatter the glass ceiling for women. The MasterCard Foundation, which advances youth learning and promotes financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries, gave $1 million to the College to endow the Lois Juliber International Internship Program at Wellesley, supporting seven internships each year that will place students with organizations in developing countries that are focused on financial inclusion, youth learning, and poverty alleviation.

Newswise: Leading Liberal Arts Institutions Announce New Consortium for Online Teaching and Learning
Released: 13-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Leading Liberal Arts Institutions Announce New Consortium for Online Teaching and Learning
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Wellesley, Colgate University, Davidson College, and Hamilton College gathered Monday to announce the formation of a new consortium promoting joint educational and technological collaboration with a focus on online teaching and learning in the liberal arts.

Newswise: 3-D Fossil Scans, Virtual Visits to Archeological Sites and Simulated Excavations are Highlights in Wellesley edX Course
Released: 4-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT
3-D Fossil Scans, Virtual Visits to Archeological Sites and Simulated Excavations are Highlights in Wellesley edX Course
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Wellesley College has announced the second run of the popular WellesleyX course Anthropology 207x: Introduction to Human Evolution. The course, which is open and free of cost to anyone with an Internet connection anywhere in the world, will begin on May 6.

Newswise: New Study Suggests that Rapid Innovation in Semiconductors Provides Hope for Better Economic Times Ahead
Released: 4-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT
New Study Suggests that Rapid Innovation in Semiconductors Provides Hope for Better Economic Times Ahead
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A new study coauthored by Wellesley economist, Professor Daniel E. Sichel, reveals that innovation in an important technology sector is happening faster than experts had previously thought, creating a backdrop for better economic times ahead.

Newswise: The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Honey Bee: New Research Provides Clues About Decline
Released: 30-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT
The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Honey Bee: New Research Provides Clues About Decline
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New study shows poor nutrition for honey bee larvae leads to compromised pollination capabilities as adult bees; possible link to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Newswise: Americanah Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Deliver 2015 Wellesley College Commencement Speech
Released: 10-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT
Americanah Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Deliver 2015 Wellesley College Commencement Speech
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Renowned novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2015, and an international audience of their family and friends, at Wellesley’s 137th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m.

Newswise: How Diverse Is Your Social Network? The Answer May Reveal Something About Your Values
Released: 31-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT
How Diverse Is Your Social Network? The Answer May Reveal Something About Your Values
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A new study out of Wellesley College sheds light on the role of beliefs about the value of diversity in fostering attitudinally diverse friendships. Led by professor and social psychologist Angela Bahns, the study demonstrates that people who place a higher value on diversity are more likely to have friends of different races, religions, and/or classes, as well as friends with different sociopolitical views.

Released: 24-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Wellesley College Joins White House-Announced “Let Everyone Dream” Coalition, Highlighting a Collective $90M in Commitments to STEM Education
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Wellesley College has announced participation in the “Let Everyone Dream” Coalition, a national initiative announced Monday during the White House Science Fair that introduces new multi-sector partnerships in support of STEM education for underserved students.


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