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Jan 06, 2016, 14:40 ET

Albright Institute At Wellesley College Brings Together World Leaders On Economic Development For Public Dialogue On Global Inequality

 Several of the world's most influential leaders in global economic policy will take part in a public dialogue, entitled "Addressing Global...

Oct 26, 2015, 11:20 ET
Wellesley announces largest donation in college history; record $50 million gift launches Wellesley’s $500 million campaign. On October 23, 2015, a dinner to announce the campaign held on Wellesley’s campus drew 600 people and alumnae leaders from all over the world, including Linda Wertheimer ’65, who emceed the event; Callie Crossley ’73, Ophelia Dahl ’94, Pam Melroy '83, and Robin Sparkman ’91.

Wellesley Announces Largest Donation In College History

Wellesley College, the leading liberal arts college for educating women, today announced a historic $50 million gift, given by two Wellesley...

Sep 22, 2015, 12:57 ET

Williams College And U.Va Adopt Wellesley's Quick College Cost Estimator

 To help prospective students and their families more easily see what colleges will cost them, Williams College and the University of Virginia...

Sep 18, 2015, 17:30 ET

Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh to Headline the Fall 2015 Distinguished Thinkers Program at Wellesley College

Wellesley College welcomes renowned writers Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh to the Boston area this fall for the new program, entitled,...

Aug 04, 2015, 12:00 ET

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

When people feel or act negatively toward a group, they may explain their feelings or behavior by saying, "I felt threatened." However, new...

Jul 02, 2015, 09:00 ET

The MasterCard Foundation Honors Lois Juliber '71 With $1 Million Grant To Wellesley College

At its Board meeting on June 24, The MasterCard Foundation announced a gift to Wellesley College given to honor the outgoing Chair of its Board of...

May 05, 2015, 08:00 ET

3-D Fossil Scans, Virtual Visits To Archeological Sites And Simulated Excavations Are Highlights In Wellesley edX Course

 Wellesley College has announced the second run of the popular WellesleyX course Anthropology 207x: Introduction to Human Evolution. The...

May 04, 2015, 13:22 ET

New Study Suggests that Rapid Innovation in Semiconductors Provides Hope for Better Economic Times Ahead

A new study coauthored by Wellesley economist, Professor Daniel E. Sichel, reveals that innovation in an important technology sector is happening...

Apr 16, 2015, 22:03 ET

Americanah Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie To Deliver 2015 Wellesley College Commencement Speech

 Renowned novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2015 and an international audience of...

Mar 31, 2015, 18:19 ET

How Diverse Is Your Social Network? The Answer May Reveal Something About Your Values

A new study out of Wellesley College sheds light on the role of beliefs about the value of diversity in fostering attitudinally diverse...

Mar 02, 2015, 17:45 ET

Wellesley College Hosts Summit For First Generation College Students, March 7

 The Wellesley College First Generation Network is proud to host the third annual Class Action First Generation College Student Summit on...

Feb 18, 2015, 14:20 ET

Wellesley College Releases 2015 Albright Institute Lectures To The Public

 The Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute at Wellesley College, a program that brings together 40 students from different fields of study each...

Feb 11, 2015, 22:32 ET

Electronic Music Pioneer; Filmmaker; And Legislator Named Recipients Of Wellesley College's Alumnae Achievement Awards For 2015

Wellesley College today announced the recipients of the 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards. The Achievement Awards, which have been presented annually...

Jan 30, 2015, 12:50 ET

The Davis Museum At Wellesley College Announces Seven Exhibitions Opening In February

 The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents seven exhibitions this spring. The first U.S. museum retrospective of Iranian master Parviz...

Dec 22, 2014, 14:23 ET

The Davis Museum At Wellesley College Leads A Wave Of Interest In Contemporary Iranian Art With Groundbreaking Exhibition Of Iranian Master Parviz Tanavoli

WELLESLEY, Mass., Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Parviz Tanavoli, the first...

Oct 15, 2014, 09:49 ET

What Will College Really Cost You? Wellesley's Updated Cost Estimator Tells You In Just Three Minutes

Wellesley College today released an updated version of its groundbreaking college cost estimator. My inTuition: Wellesley's Quick College Cost...

Oct 09, 2014, 16:07 ET

How To Solve The Nation's Math Crisis? Tap Into Everyday Examples Of Calculus In The World Around Us

What's the best seat in the movie theater? What's the fastest way to get home from work? Surprisingly, the answers to these questions depend on...

Oct 01, 2014, 16:37 ET

"Shakespeare: On The Page And In Performance," The Newest Course Offering Through Wellesley's edX Program WellesleyX, Launches October 1

Wellesley College brings one of of the world's most famous playwrights to the digital stage for its newest offering on the College's edX platform,...

Aug 18, 2014, 16:47 ET

New Research by Wellesley Neuroscientist Shows Blood Cells Generate Neurons in Crayfish; Could Have Implications for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders

A new study by Barbara Beltz, the Allene Lummis Russell Professor of Neuroscience at Wellesley College, and Irene Soderhall of Uppsala University,...

May 29, 2014, 12:09 ET

Wellesley College Commencement Speaker Susan Wagner to Bring the Late Maya Angelou's 1982 Commencement Address Full Circle

BlackRock founding director Susan Wagner, whose 1982 Wellesley graduation speaker was the late Maya Angelou, will bring the poet's remarks full...