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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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Why Britney Feels Like Your BFF: Understanding Social Media and Parasocial Relationships

Parasocial relationships are generally defined as imagined, one-sided connections with celebrities or media figures. Tracy Gleason, professor of psychology at Wellesley, has researched the nature of parasocial relationships in adolescence.
7-Jul-2021 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wellesley Students Recover the Women of the Divine Comedy in a Wikipedia Project

The women in the Divine Comedy, the epic poem by the Italian writer Dante Alighieri, served as symbols and metaphors of political affiliation, intrigue, virtue, scandal, and violence. Centuries later, though, little is known about many of the women...
29-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Massachusetts State Rep. Liz Miranda is Wellesley’s 2021 Commencement Speaker

Massachusetts State Representative and Wellesley College alumna Elizabeth Miranda will be the commencement speaker for the class of 2021 at Wellesley's 143rd Commencement on June 4.
20-Apr-2021 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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In a Contentious Era, How Do Friends with Different Values Stick Together? Faculty and Student Research Sheds Light

Americans are perhaps more polarized today than at any time since the Civil War. This idea has become ingrained in contemporary American discourse, popping up with increasing frequency in media coverage, in public opinion studies, and in research...
26-Feb-2021 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Three Wellesley Professors Teach Students to View the Pandemic Through a Historical Lens

A year into the COVID-19 crisis, it seems like almost everyone can recall the moment they first sensed just how extensively the pandemic making its way around the world would upend their lives.
26-Feb-2021 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Honey Bees Use Animal Feces as a Defense Against Giant Hornet Attacks

For the first time, honey bees (Apis cerana) have been documented using tools, specifically animal dung, to defend their colonies in Asia. To defend themselves against giant hornet (Vespa soror) attacks, which can wipe out whole colonies, honey bees...
3-Dec-2020 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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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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How to Solve the Nation’s Math Crisis? Tap into Everyday Examples of Calculus in the World Around Us

A Wellesley College mathematics professor says that the key to reversing the country’s Math Crisis lies in tapping into the everyday examples of math hidden in the world around us and changing the way we instruct math in America's classrooms.
10-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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