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Astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala is Wellesley College’s 2022 Commencement Speaker

Astrophysicist and the first female dean of MIT's School of Science, Nergis Mavalvala (Wellesley ’90) will address the Wellesley College class of 2022 at the College’s 144th commencement on May 27.
22-Apr-2022 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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98 Percent of Wellesley’s 2021 Graduates Were in Jobs, Grad School, the Military, or Service within Six Months

Six months after graduation, 98 percent of the members of Wellesley College’s class of 2021 were employed, enrolled in graduate school, engaged in a volunteer experience, or serving in the military.
13-Apr-2022 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Kryptonite of the “Superhero Ideal”

Sally A. Theran, associate professor of psychology at Wellesley College, has studied how young people can fight the depressive symptoms associated with the "superhero ideal" -- the pressure to be the best at everything they do -- by developing...
11-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Young Women 18-30 Feel Financially Insecure

Sixty-one percent of young women say they are not doing well in the economy right now, with nearly one in three (29%) saying they are not doing well at all in findings from a new survey from Wellesley College. They are facing financial anxiety,...
23-Mar-2022 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wellesley College Announces Tenure for Seven Faculty Members

Wellesley College is pleased to announce that seven faculty members have been awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor by the Board of Trustees, effective in the 2022-23 academic year, based upon their leading research and...
3-Mar-2022 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Missing the Bar: How People Misinterpret Data In Bar Graphs

New research from Wellesley College in the Journal of Vision found that bar graphs are frequently misunderstood. The study demonstrates that because of a fundamental error and misunderstanding of data, people who view exactly the same graph often...
3-Feb-2022 9:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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In the Absence of Genetic Variation, Asexual Invasive Species Find New Methods of Adapting to Their Environment

Research from Wellesley College shows that despite being a clonal insect species, weevils use gene regulation to adapt to new food sources and pass down epigenetic changes to future generations.
30-Jul-2021 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Fishing Communities Are Responding to Climate Change

Wellesley professor Becca Selden examines how fishers are adapting to climate-related changes in species distribution and location, and finds they have adapted to those changes in three specific ways.
8-Jul-2021 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Weighing the Future: At the Intersection of Medicine, Racism, and Feminism

Reproductive rights, abortion laws, vaccine trials, and misinformation about whether COVID afffects fertility—these are some of the hot topics in the news that also relate to Natali Valdez’s research.
14-Apr-2022 7:05 AM EDT

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For comment on restrictive abortion laws: Natali Valdez, author of Weighing the Future: Race, Science, and Pregnancy Trials in the Postgenomic Era

28-Oct-2021 5:05 PM EDT

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Wellesley Professor Examines the Ocean’s Response to Climate Change

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...
24-Sep-2019 4:45 PM EDT

North Korea expert on second summit in Vietnam

27-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Effects of Looming International Trade Wars

3-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT

From Anita Hill to Christine Blasey Ford: How far have we really come?

20-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT

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Wellesley Professor Discusses Boston Globe’s #FreePress Effort to Combat Anti-Media Rhetoric

16-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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New Book by Wellesley College Political Scientist Holds Answers to How the Presidential Primary’s Populist Explosion Will Transform the General Election

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...
15-Jul-2016 8:45 AM EDT

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