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2014-04-04 23:39:54

The Wellesley Science and Technology EXPO is set for Saturday, April 5th with free admission and open to public; featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Jeff Hoffman, former NASA astronaut and Professor of the Practice of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, at 2:00pm. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The Wellesley Education Foundation is proud to host the first Wellesley Science & Technology Expo to be at on Saturday, April 5th from 10am to 3pm at the Wellesley High School. The EXPO is a...

2014-02-28 23:22:26

The Wellesley Centers for Women will kick off its 2014 Spring Lunchtime Seminar Series in March, featuring social science scholars sharing new research findings and leading interactive discussions, with programs available online for audio download. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) will kick off its Spring Lunchtime Seminar Series, featuring social science scholars sharing new research findings and leading interactive discussions, on March 20th,...

2013-12-19 20:21:18

WELLESLEY, Mass., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by Wellesley College neuroscientists is the first to directly compare brain responses to faces and objects with responses to colors. The paper, by Bevil Conway, Wellesley Associate Professor of Neuroscience, and Rosa Lafer-Sousa, a 2009 Wellesley graduate currently studying in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences program at MIT, reveals new information about how the brain's inferior temporal cortex processes...

2013-05-22 12:33:06

MOOCs span STEM, history, sociology, and Shakespeare WELLESLEY, Mass., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wellesley College, the first liberal arts college to join the Harvard-MIT free online learning collaborative edX, announced its initial courses: Introduction to Human Evolution (Fall 2013, taught by Adam Van Arsdale); Was Alexander Great? The Life, Leadership, and Legacies of History's Greatest Warrior (Spring 2014, taught by Guy MacLean Rogers); Introduction to Global...

2013-04-13 23:03:32

60% of admitted students cited their campus visit as a significant factor that influenced their decision to apply and enroll at Wellesley College. For those that can't visit in person, the premiere liberal arts institution has reinvented the virtual college tour, giving prospectives a glimpse of what it's really like to go to Wellesley. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 As high school seniors make their final college decisions, and many families tour campuses this week, one leading...

2013-03-11 16:24:18

WELLESLEY, Mass., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the military alliance between the United States and South Korea began to deteriorate in the 2000's, many commentators blamed anti-Americanism and nationalism. A new book by Katharine H.S. Moon, Professor of Asian Studies and Political Science at Wellesley College, challenges those assumptions. "It's easy to blame nationalism or generation gaps for issues that arise between countries when there's a change in the relationship. It...

2012-11-01 11:24:56

Top Issues That Could Change The Course Of The Elections (and The Country) WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading experts from Wellesley College are available to offer insights on the topics that matter most to the U.S. presidential election and the Massachusetts senatorial race. Contact mediarelations@wellesley.edu or call 781-283-3321 to request an interview or more information. ELECTION INSIGHTS ON RACIAL POLITICS: "One of the most dangerous and disturbing...

2012-09-19 02:29:25

WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study authored by leading Wellesley College economists shows that over time, a recession can have significant, adverse effects on the health of older workers--and in some cases, can cut life expectancy by up to three years. However, the research revealed a silver lining: early entitlement to Social Security benefits and Medicare can buffer a recession's negative effects. The researchers examined four decades of...

2012-05-24 06:24:05

WELLESLEY, Mass., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named all three of the colleges located in Wellesley, MA - Babson College, Massachusetts Bay Community College/Wellesley Campus and Wellesley College - Green Power Partners. This makes Wellesley one of the first communities in the nation with all of its institutions of higher education named Green Power Partners. By participating in the Town of Wellesley's Power to Choose Renewable Energy...

2012-04-23 10:22:56

WELLESLEY, Mass., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Janice Yellin, professor of art history at Babson College, has been named director of the Three-College Collaboration among Babson College, Olin College and Wellesley College. The collaboration was launched in 2009 by the three college presidents--Babson President Len Schlesinger, Olin President Richard K. Miller, and Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly--in an effort to expand educational opportunities for students and promote...